David came to see Dr. Burdenko for his low back problems. His condition prohibited him to play with the team. He was sliding towards depression. After the first couple of sessions in the water his pain level went down substantially. This fact allowed David to start doing exercises on the land and continue exercises in the water. He mimicked different hockey movements in the water and on the land. Practicing on his own lifted his spirits and built up a strong belief that he can return to competitive sport and join his team back. Focusing on sport-specific qualities for hockey like speed, agility and strength gave David a lot of confidence and improved his performance on ice.