Regaining optimal movement after surgery requires a professional, dedicated fitness, health and rehabilitation partner. I offer extensive experience, enhancing the healing process and addressing difficult issues. Blocked brain pathways and singling between joints and our nervous system can lead to compensation, tension and pain.
I have experience helping people with the following conditions:
. post surgical/post injury, chronic and acute back, hip,knee,ankle, foot, neck, shoulder, jaw, elbow, and wrist pain.
. plantar fasciitis
. carpel tunnel syndrome
. lisfranc surgery recovery
. bulging/herniated disks
. bells palsy
. symtpoms assosiated with Parkinson's
. cancer radiation recovery
. breathing/deviated septums/respirtory dysfunctions
For a small percentage of clients, the return of old symptoms (joint aches and pains), as well as full body soreness, is part of the motor control restoration process. As you progress through the restoration process, we are working in reverse chronological order through your faulty movement history. Though uncomfortable, the full body soreness is further confirmation that we are making positive changes in the way you move. I apologize in advance for any discomfort along the way.
My life long dedication to dance & martial arts led me to helping others improve their health, reduce their pain, & empower their lives. I have worked and studied along with many industry leaders since my early career beginning at the tender age of seventeen. Notable names include, Shawn Sherman the developer of SQUARE 1 SYSTEM, based out of western springs,Illinois. Additionally, Dr. Matthew Peatry of post rehab solutions in Plainfield, Illinois. These individuals carved my core knowledge for rehabilitation and movement enhancement. My background in dance, martial arts, and sports gave me an additional unique dicipline that widened my perspective and understanidng of the human body and movement. These skills have given me the opportunity to help everyone of my clients.
Certifications & Achievements:
. SQUARE 1 SYSTEM certified Motor Control Restoration Specialist
. SIGNAL 6 Director of Education
. ViPR PRO MASTER TRAINER
. Dr. Sears Health & Wellness Coach
. PTA GLOBAL CPT
. National Academy of Sports Medicine CPT
“For ten years I have been struggling with extreme and chronic body pain. From shoulders to sciatica. Being 100% immobile for days was no longer an option. I had seen physical therapists, three MRI’s, three x-rays, multiple personal trainers, handful of chiropractors, muscle therapists, massage, meditation, yoga, acupuncture, the works. My wife was due with our first son this March. My new biggest fear in life was not being able to hold my own child or help my wife carrying a car seat or even diaper bags. Then I met Nile.
After going through the Square 1 system, which ended up being 8 sessions, I was feeling the best I had felt in years. Even after ONE session I had more upper substantially more spine mobility. Then two levels of the REFORM method movement progressions and I am feeling the strongest and most stable I have felt since college. And, even after 5 days of no sleep and being on crappy hospital beds and chairs, I proudly walked out of the hospital strongly holding our boy. Call Nile, he will change your life. And, will help you have it all finally make sense.”
Joel Holland, Coldwell Banker
“Last summer, I began working with Nile doing “Square 1″. I was training for a Half Iron-man Triathlon. I couldn’t believe how he relieved my back pain with a few sessions. Soon after, Nile was able to help not only relieve back pain, but also foot/ bunion issues and get me through training of the New York Marathon. Although I really appreciate him seeing me through these events, the part I am most excited about is learning to use my left knee again. I have had terrible knee problems since surgery post college, and now I am learning how to strengthen and trust my knees so that they are not a hindrance or a liability but instead, a strength. The workouts are like none that I have ever experienced. I appreciate the creativity and thought that goes into each customized session. Nile’s encouragement has helped build confidence I did not possess before. I appreciate so much all that he has taught me and restored so much of my lost functional movement!”
“Eight years ago I fell and fractured my hip. At first, an x-ray didn’t show any problem so my doctor sent me to Athletico for therapy. Unfortunately, that made the referred pain in my shin worse. I walked around for three weeks in excruciating pain. My doctor then suggested that I have a MRI, which indicated that I had broken my hip. My next step was to make an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon. By the time I went to him, it appeared that my hip was back in place. So, the surgeon suggested six weeks of bed rest. At that point, I still had the pain in my shin. It would wake me in the middle of the night and, unless I took three Advil every four hours, I was in constant pain. Since then, during the past six years, I have seen two other orthopedic doctors, both of whom recommended hip replacement. Then I found Nile and RESET. That was eight months ago. I am now pain free, and have no limp. My legs are even; when I first met Nile one leg was about three inches shorter than the other. Nile is now my trainer two to three times a week. I am pain free and getting stronger every day.”
Sandra Feig, Retired Centre Director at Jenny Craig
“I lived in a state of constant pain in my feet, back and shoulders. Square 1 and Nile’s REFORM training programs changed my life. I can now do the things I love pain free!”
Robert Garvey, Roberts Pizza Company
“I have suffered back pain my entire adult life. The pain was so crippling at times and significantly limited my ability to play with my children, workout and participate in my favorite activities such as basketball and golf. I tried everything to address my back pain (I went to doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists) but nothing seemed to work. At the age of 37, I was resigned to the fact that I would live the rest of my life in pain. I then started working out with Nile once a week and requested that he develop a program for me around my pain and limitations. After a few sessions of Nile’s REFORM program which included Square 1 and basic movement training, all of my pain literally went away. Fast forward 2 years and I now train with Nile 3 times a week. Given my past pain and limitations I would have never dreamed that I would be making the athletic movements and lifting the amount of weight that I do now. Since I began working out with Nile, I have lost at least 20 pounds of fat and have gained at least 10 pounds of muscle. I hired Nile to become my trainer but he has become so much more to me. He is my nutritionist, wellness coach, strength trainer, physical therapist and good friend all rolled up into one guy. I am excited for the future as I continue to work with Nile and realize my body’s full potential.”
Kyle Kamin, Executive Vice President CBRE Global Brokerage Services
“Nile, and the Square 1 program worked wonders for me. I had a pretty severe shoulder injury which ended up being a torn Labrum. I couldn’t lift my arm above shoulder and it was impacting everything; preventing me from working out, making sleeping difficult, and making getting dressed in the mornings an event. rained with Nile in the past and had complete confidence in him. When he suggested Square 1and explained the premise, I was sold. Nile thought it might take 8-10 sessions based on the severity of my injury, and I started seeing results after my 2nd session. In total, 8 sessions was enough for me to get full mobility and a return to normal life. I fully endorse Nile’s REFORM method and the Square 1 system.”
M.McDonald, Executive Sales and Marketing Leader at Prime Advantage
“Nile’s superb knowledge of human mechanics has transformed my life. At 60 years of age, I am pain free, stronger and more flexible than I was 20 years ago”
Becky Schewe, Schewe Photography
“I am a long time marathoner and had many hiccups along the way. I have been dealing with injuries for almost a decade now… I have done everything I could do…nothing has given me relief like seeing Nile has.”
Katie Sharp O'Connor, Coach at Edge Athletic Lounge and Instructor at The Daily Method
“As a professional Basketball Coach and life long athlete, my daily routine is all about movement. At thirty six years of age I started to feel aches and pains that I had not experienced in my younger years. In early 2015 I was forced to take a break due to some nagging injuries. Nile healed my Achilles Tendonitis in one treatment! Months later I threw my back out and could not move. I knew exactly who to turn to to help me. Yet again, after Nile treated me I was back on the court immediately. The best part of my experience with Square 1 and REFORM is the fact that I have been pain free ever since Nile’s treatment and exercise recommendations.”
Andre Battle, Professional Basketball Coach
“REFORM by Nile Bratcher is by far the best custom exercise program I have ever done. Nile designed a strategic set of weekly routines perfectly in line with my mind and body.
Bridget Frizzle; Creative Director Kehoe Designs
“Nile rocks! He brings a fantastic blend of knowledge to his work- incorporating a great perspective about physiology, diet and internal motivation”
Eric Langshur, Partner at Abundant Venture Partners & Author
“I was feeling pain all in my lower back and in the front of my hip. I had gone through many physical therapy sessions, had an MRI and still no solution to the problem. My coach saw me go through all of this pain and recommended Nile to me. I have only met with Nile three times and he has given me more relief than over fifty physical therapy sessions with others. That man is the real deal!”
Mohammed Aluasu, Basketball Player at University of Chicago Laboratory School
“I want to sincerely thank you for not only helping me cure the riddle of a very severe frozen shoulder but for also providing me with a program to improve my heath in so many other ways. You are 100% accurate by naming your practice “Reform” and by declaring that your focus is to reverse the effects of injuries, bad posture, compartmentalized muscles, compromised coordination and balance.
Before I met you, I was starting to believe that the impingement in and around my shoulder area was never going to recover. This not only weighed on me physically, but also mentally. I was told by my doctor and a physical therapist that my server condition would probably require surgery. Through trust, patience, and discipline, the program you put me on was the right way to go – and I really enjoyed the feeling that we succeeded as a team.
Your highly competent and caring support in the treatment of my injury was amazing as my entire shoulder area is now fully recovered. Thank you so much!”
Peter Carufe, Senior Director of Sales SHI International Corp