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carolad
1st May 2009, 01:07 PM
I had my 3rd session with my fab physio this week. This time she found there was a trigger point around my left knee (first I knew of it!) so she spent time working on this area. She also did some myofascial release around my ribs and thoracic spine, did some more work on my head and neck and then finished off by putting acupuncture needles in my lower back.

And the result? I feel FANTASTIC :D:D The pain is still there, but at a much more tolerable level and I feel better than I have done for months (years maybe..). I slept better last night that I've done for ages and I just feel so much more positive about everything as a result.

I know I keep going on about it, but I just can't believe how fantastic this woman is - I've had months and months of treatment, from all sorts of different practitioners, all of which had little effect (with the exception of the chinese acupuncture). Yet 3 sessions from this woman and I can feel the benefit already. I'd love to know what her secret is!

Mustang Sal
1st May 2009, 05:11 PM
Ooooh that's so brilliant! It's great to see you on top of things at last :D

I don't blame you for wanting to shout it from the rooftops - I would certainly be doing the same.

My sister went to see a chiropractor yesterday and he actually found problems she didn't even know she had - her neck was twisted, something else was 'subluxed' or something like that. In fact, her neck problem turned out to be worst that the lower back problem she went to him with! She had a fantastic session, and slept better last night than she had in months :) I'm actually a teensy bit jealous - I wish I could be pulled and manipulated back into place!

Having said that, i'm going to ask my surgeon about alternative routes like physio massage and chiro - I can't imagine he would be too mad about chiro, but i'll ask anyway! I don't want to approach any of these people until I know what i'm dealing with. I don't want surgery if I can possible help it, so if I could find myself a wonderful physio like yours who can do something for me i'll be happy.

mark
1st May 2009, 05:57 PM
Really great to read that the phsio is helping. Its great that you feel comfortable with your physio instructor. Keep going

mark

carolad
1st May 2009, 05:57 PM
I'm actually a teensy bit jealous - I wish I could be pulled and manipulated back into place!



Aw, I know, its not fair, is it :( And theres me waffling on about how great I feel - I know I'm very lucky and there are lots of people with much more serious cases than mine.

Thats a good idea to ask your surgeon if there is anything else you could try to help with your pain. I wish so much that I could share my physio with you - I'm sure there aren't too many like her around...

I'll look forward to the day when you come on here telling us that you have got similar relief from some treatment - it just HAS to happen for you! xx

And thanks for your kind words Mark - hope you are managing ok these days too x

GillyG
1st May 2009, 08:06 PM
:D I can't stop smiling at how well this course of physio is going :D You are SO deserving of this break :D

Lucy7
1st May 2009, 08:48 PM
I agree. This is great news. :D A good physio is worth more than a flashy car in my opinion. If I had Paris Hilton money, I would fly my lovely physio from the UK to the US each week!!!

I hope this treatment keeps on getting better for you!!! Oh and Sal, you are in my thoughts also - hope you too get some relief soon.

Mustang Sal
1st May 2009, 09:13 PM
Aw, I know, its not fair, is it :( And theres me waffling on about how great I feel - I know I'm very lucky and there are lots of people with much more serious cases than mine.

Thats a good idea to ask your surgeon if there is anything else you could try to help with your pain. I wish so much that I could share my physio with you - I'm sure there aren't too many like her around...

I'll look forward to the day when you come on here telling us that you have got similar relief from some treatment - it just HAS to happen for you! xx

And thanks for your kind words Mark - hope you are managing ok these days too x

Oh please don't feel bad about being jubilant - you totally deserve to feel better! I'm just having a bad day :(

I'm hope I do get to the bottom of this and find something that works for me - I guess that's all any of us want really. I think i'm just at that point where I think i'll be like this forever - i'll get over it i'm sure, but we all have days like that don't we.

Sorry for turning your positive thread into a whinge!

Little Ali
2nd May 2009, 11:19 PM
That's fab! I'm chuffed for you! Myofascial Release is fantastic isn't it? :)

bluestone
3rd May 2009, 05:27 PM
:niceone:Im so pleased for you.You deserve to find some relief from your pain.
Im seriously considering trying something down the private route as NHS physios just dont seem to have any answers.

Lucy7
4th May 2009, 07:00 PM
Bluestone, I had to find a private physio in the UK and I was so very grateful that I did. Do try it. The NHS just didn't help me at all. After one session with my private physio in the UK my posture was a little better and 70% of the pain had gone. Wish she wasn't so far away...

bluestone
5th May 2009, 10:40 AM
Bluestone, I had to find a private physio in the UK and I was so very grateful that I did. Do try it. The NHS just didn't help me at all. After one session with my private physio in the UK my posture was a little better and 70% of the pain had gone. Wish she wasn't so far away...



I did see a private physio about 16 years ago, he gave me 4 sessions but said there was nothing more he could do but Im sure physios have improved since then.

carolad
5th May 2009, 11:14 AM
I did see a private physio about 16 years ago, he gave me 4 sessions but said there was nothing more he could do but Im sure physios have improved since then.

I really think it is a case of finding the right one - I had seen 2 other private physios, and they said the same thing to me. I just so wish I could clone mine and send each of you lovely people a copy :D

Thank you all for your kind words xx

Lucy7
5th May 2009, 05:18 PM
I agree. I saw some really odd physios before I struck gold. One even told me that I didn't have scoliosis (?!) but just wasn't standing straight. So, there you go....all this is in my mind!!!

Mustang Sal
5th May 2009, 07:57 PM
I agree. I saw some really odd physios before I struck gold. One even told me that I didn't have scoliosis (?!) but just wasn't standing straight. So, there you go....all this is in my mind!!!

Blimey, was s/he even qualified?!

I like to think i'd be able to spot a wonky back a mile off, but then I am ever so slightly obsessed with spines :p (every time I see my 7 month old niece, I check her back - I can't help myself!) So if little ol' me (and many others on here I should imagine) can see scoliosis, why can't so-called professionals? Weird.

Lucy7
5th May 2009, 10:29 PM
Yes it was a qualified physio that actually worked with a local rugby team. Poor lads....A total nutcase of a person. Spent the first 10 minutes talking about another client she hated!!! She had overheard me taking in Spanish to my Mum and then came out with racist comments like "Do they have spine specialists in Latin America?" I felt like saying that actually no, we just swing around on trees the whole time! aaarrrgggghh.:ohdear: I should have run at that point. She also got annoyed with me because I was seeing a lovely osteopath and she reckoned that was rubbish. I honestly think that the world is full of nutters that just fall through the cracks at times.

Another physio I met was great for injuries like pulled muscles etc but really only helped for a very specific area. At least she was not crazy....

The nice physio was totally in a league of her own. My sessions with her looked at how my entire body was balanced out. She really was superb and was not afraid to tackle my scoliosis (some panic with the S word and say there is nothing they can do. The point is that all i wanted was pain relief not a cure).

Details for anyone interested in her are

Alison Boorer
Bromley Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic
1a Sundridge Parade
Plaistow Lane Sundridge
Bromley
Kent
BR1 4DT

bluestone
6th May 2009, 03:13 PM
The physio I saw 6 years ago is more of a sports injury physio, he does mainly that now.
Some physios do offer consultations free so Im hoping the next one will be totally honest if they cant help relieve my pain.It will probably help if I tell them I have seen physios who have been of no help to me.

carolad
6th May 2009, 05:20 PM
Some physios do offer consultations free so Im hoping the next one will be totally honest if they cant help relieve my pain.It will probably help if I tell them I have seen physios who have been of no help to me.

Thats very true, you would much rather someone was up front with you from the start, rather than raise your hopes up. With everyone else I've seen, its been a case of 'oh yes, I can help you, but it might take a number of sessions'. Then several sessions later (and with my purse much lighter!) they would say 'oh sorry, I really can't do anything more for you' >:| Maybe they genuinely thought they could help at the start, but it is still very depressing to have your hopes raised up like that for nothing.

The only thing is that just because other physios haven't been able to help you, it doesn't mean that NO physio will be able to help you.

There certainly seems to be a huge variation in what different people have experienced (the one you saw Lucy takes the award as Most Crazy Physio - unbelievable!) I would be more than happy to give out my current physio's details but I don't suppose it would be much use to most people here because she is based in Belfast. But if anyone does want to know, please send me a PM.

Its amazing how feeling physically better has such an impact on the rest of your life. For the first time in ages, I'm feeling in control of my life and feel I have a future to look forward to. I'm aware this feeling may not last, but while it does, I'm going to enjoy it!