The tale of a retired rugby player

The tale of a retired rugby player

I was recommended to Steve Kirby by my daughter (Get fit stay fit Norfolk) after 10 years of serious discomfort, Steve is a very nice guy and very well qualified for the service he provides which is fixing Neuromusculoskeletal Injuries. I contacted Steve as I was having issues after having to endure numerous operations on my hips, I have now had to have eight full hip replacements over this period, due to many complications. These complications are now behind me thankfully, but some quite serious discomfort remained with me.  Including blood flow issues, nerve damage and neuropathy leaving me with a horrible numbness in my feet with tingling, pins and needles type discomfort. It affected my walking, something I used to love to do, my sleeping was affected badly also.

I am pleased to say that after just 5 sessions with Steve, I am feeling much better, my blood flow and blood pressure has gone back to normal, my sleeping is a lot better, and the feeling in my legs, feet and toes is returning to something like normal. Going for a walk has become enjoyable again rather than the burden it had become, I would recommend Steve and the service he provides to anyone with muscular, blood flow, nerve damage, joint and general aches and pains, I am positive he will make you feel better.

Knee replacement surgery pain relief

knee replacement surgery pain relief

I recently underwent knee replacement surgery and at around four weeks post-operation, I experienced constant, debilitating pain in my hamstring extending up to my buttocks. Seeking a solution, I visited Steve, a professional who recommended the Bioneuro Therapy Sigma Q treatment. I am thrilled to share my positive experience and the remarkable relief I received from this innovative method.

Upon undergoing the Sigma Q treatment, the nerves in my hamstring were activated through gentle electrical pulse stimulation. The purpose of such treatment was to encourage the muscle to regain its normal function. I have to admit, I was initially sceptical about this method, not knowing what to expect. However, after a few sessions working on my knee, I experienced a significant reduction in pain, and to my delight, this relief has been long-lasting.

Steve’s expertise and the effectiveness of the Sigma Q treatment have truly transformed my post-surgery recovery journey. The session itself was conducted in a professional and caring manner, ensuring my comfort throughout the process. Steve took the time to explain the treatment and the potential benefits, which helped me feel at ease and confident in moving forward.

knee replacement surgery pain relief 2

Ever since the treatment, my formerly agonizing hamstring pain has been virtually non-existent. The relief I have experienced has greatly improved my overall well-being and daily activities, allowing me to focus on regaining my strength and mobility without discomfort.  A massive gain, without any pain.

I highly recommend the Sigma Q treatment provided by Steve to anyone who is seeking effective pain relief, particularly after knee surgery. The results have been truly remarkable for me, and I am incredibly grateful for Steve’s expertise and dedication to helping patients recover.

In conclusion, the Sigma Q treatment has been a game-changer in managing my post-surgery pain and enhancing my recovery process. With its ability to activate nerves through electrical pulse therapy, this treatment has proven to be highly effective in alleviating my hamstring pain. If you’re looking for a reliable, innovative and pain free treatment, I wholeheartedly recommend giving the Sigma Q treatment a try.

 

A very satisfied customer –  Le Roy

A Two Way Gift

Steve with John Sharkey

I have spoken in the past and more so just recently, in regard  to one of my patients Ivan his injury , how he has been improving and the work we have been doing to enable this .

I will say it has at times been hard work for both of us, but we have had one Goal to get Ivan walking again.

I have used what resources,  I have had at my disposal along with a Neuromuscular Activation system, I have been able to use Neuromuscular Techniques, that I had been taught while on a Neuromuscular Course with The Great John Sharkey, at the  National Training Center in Dublin 

“A course I would recommend all Therapist to take.”

You can  by adapting those Neuromuscular Techniques to use them, to suit how you are  working , all us therapist do this, once you have the right standard in place you can adapt, while keeping that integral technical procedure  in place.

Things have come to fruition, This is a slightly early Christmas Present for the Both of us , but one we are so glad to receive so folks have a look at the video that we have received.

“This is Ivan’s First Time Walking Without Sticks in nearly 20 years”

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Ivan’s email to us

Having had a traumatic injury, I had evolved a technique of getting around, to which I used my Right leg as a crutch. In response to this my muscles became stiffer, and stiffer, I didn’t feel that conventional medicine was resolving my situation, I stated looking for an alternative  being under a lot of stress due to my injury, I visited  Chiropractors and other soft tissue technicians in the  hope of  providing  some relief , but  they couldn’t resolve the problem that my right foot was 2 inches off the ground and very reluctant to follow through in front of my left.

They had however,  identified deep lateral hip rotator muscles as the problem, as they had totally atrophied

Finally a friend suggested I contact  Steve Kirby of Getfitstayfit Norfolk,  when Steve first examined me I felt he had an enormous understanding in this field, after my first visit I felt a release from what had  seemed to be pulling me downward.

Subsequent  visits enabled me  to put my right foot on the ground, using the Bioneuro a powerful implement when used by an operator, that has studied  neuromuscular injury  conditions and techniques , human movement and  physiology.

Due to family situations and distant, having regular treatment was difficult so a great deal of time  was wasted,

I  was determined to  keep working with  Steve  however  and not go backwards.

Recently  I have been able to have more regular treatment,  and  with Steve’s  training and  understanding of human  anatomy, mobility, neuromuscular techniques, combined with the added use of the  Bioneuro, it has made a great deal of  difference to me in  my life,  I can see vast improvement,  it has given me my life back, more independence, less pain, more mobility and  freedom.

At last I am beginning to walk in the conventional way again, it will take time but steps in the right direction.

Adrian had also suffered a major trauma, in which he had been being kicked in the hip by a race horse

Adrian had also suffered a major trauma

Being kicked by a horse is like being hit by a ton weight moving at about 20 miles an hour

Here at our Neuromuscular and Skeletal  Injury Clinic we treat patients  with both chronic and acute injuries, caused by either  sudden mild muscular trauma, repetitive muscular injury or in quite a few cases a long term muscular injury due to a very traumatic related incident.

I have always believed that when you treat a patient you are treating the whole  of the patient, to do that you have to ask questions and listen to the answers give them time to think about and discuss with you how they are feeling, what had happened, how they are adapting what has being going on since the incident.

You need all the information and it is amazing how much people do not tell you at first, but as time passes more is revealed to help you put things into perspective.

This is what has been happening with one of our Long term patients .

Adrian presented at our clinic in the summer of 2019.

Blinded with fear of the future due to the view and consensus, it was possible, that he was suffering from  Cerebellar ataxia (Cerebellar ataxia can occur as a result of many diseases and may present with symptoms of an inability to coordinate balance, gait, extremity and eye movement). This man used to swim for his county ,be very fit and had quality of life .

Knowing  that specialised treatment with  ( Transcranial direct current stimulation TDCS) was being trialled I felt strongly we could help with Bioneuro Sigma Q treatment .

Further investigations found Adrian had also suffered a major trauma, in which he had been being kicked in the hip by a race horse, being kicked by a horse is like being hit by a ton weight moving at about 20 miles an hour, this in anyone’s book is major impact injury, then stamping on his foot,  let’s not kid ourselves here, we are not just talking shattered bones, but nerve and muscle damage all of a serious degree in truth it could kill you.

For Adrian  it had caused dramatic physical deterioration, The impact for him  being kicked by the race horse had caused Femoral Acetabular Impingement  (FAI ).

Then to add to that, he then had to have  abdominal prostate surgical intervention, this also caused numerous issues, his core stability was by no means in anyway in a good condition, leaving him  with, very poor  coordinated motions of his hip ,lower spinal column and femur  life for this man was not great.

Bioneuro sigma Q intervention has aided the return of good Pelvifemoral rhythmic motion to aid this physical abilities in every fashion.

So what clinical outcomes have we seen with Bioneuro, Sigma Q  .

Here are a few ,

Walking ability/posture,  Has improved greatly now 95 % unaided .

Hip and knee function that had degenerated greatly, Muscle tone improved  and natural proprioception ,all three types  (  perception or awareness of the position and movement of the body)  dramatically improved .

All Physiological natural everyday bodily functions are working well with ,Medication no longer required to aid in these functions.

Adrian’s Neurologist had seen him when we first commenced  treatment, seeing him since treatment started, he  is deeply impressed , due to the fact that the physical degeneration had ceased and he was now seeing  marked improvement

We are  pleased that on each appointment, Adrian has shown a positive response and that at his next appointment,  he will be showing much further improvement and he is moving forward.

There is much more to write as we take this journey with Adrian , this is such a good news story of a life being restored and a person having quality of life in every sense again.

The bigger and more powerful overriding goal for Adrian and his partner Haley, is a (WWW. one), no not the World Wide Web .

This is closer to home for them both, a home they are  wanting to build together starting with.

A Walk (Totally unaided  down an Aisle)  , Adrian said to me when we first met this was one of his main hopes he wanted walk his future wife Haley, down the aisle at their Wedding, to a future together building their lives again, then back to  Work ,to return to his job, this can now be looked at and seriously considered.

All Physiological natural everyday bodily functions are working well with ,Medication no longer required to aid in these functions. Adrian’s Neurologist had seen him when we first commenced treatment, seeing him since treatment started, he is deeply impressed , due to the fact that the physical degeneration had ceased and he was now seeing marked improvement We are pleased that on each appointment, Adrian has shown a positive response and that at his next appointment, he will be showing much further improvement .

That’s the future clinical outcome that  I want to work towards for him, with the aid of Bioneuro Sigma Q, the same as I want for all my patients ,so they can have quality of life to the full.

Ivan, Chronic injuries can still be helped just may take a little longer

Ivan Chronic injuries can still be helped just may take a little longer

Over the past few months the vital need to show good clinical outcomes has become more important than ever to lift people up .

“We first met Ivan at the end of 2014 . He presented with a number of chronic trauma pathologies which had occurred in 2003″

He lives quite a distance away, he had continued to work and sail with his injuries, unable to come for regular treatment having quite a few other commitments, but when he did manage to get a clear week, so he could come  for treatment, we made the most of it and it truly has been paying off, yes it has been a slow and steady journey.

 

He presented initially with chronic hip ,lower back pathologies, his foot was rotated out of line and his right leg artificially shortened  so it was not much more than a crutch,  a number of muscles had atrophied greatly (wasted nearly away ) in his Gluteal and Lateral Rotator’s muscles his Gluteus Maximus had  atrophied so much, to the point that his hip bone was very evident and in truth he had no buttock on his right hand side, Deeper lateral Rotators had practically seized and were atrophied,  Spinal Rotator muscles and their ability to function correctly were very inhibited,   with no functional lateral Rotator,  his ability to walk (gait) was excessively limited .

He presented initially with chronic hip ,lower back pathologies, his foot was rotated out of line and his right leg artificially shortened so it was not much more than a crutch, a number of muscles had atrophied greatly (wasted nearly away ) in his Gluteal and Lateral Rotator’s muscles his Gluteus Maximus had atrophied so much, to the point that his hip bone was very evident and in truth he had no buttock on his right hand side, Deeper lateral Rotators had practically seized and were atrophied, Spinal Rotator muscles and their ability to function correctly were very inhibited, with no functional lateral Rotator, his ability to walk (gait) was excessively limited .

His upper torso had pulled over to the right hand side to about 75 degrees,  quality of life was  very limited .

This man loved and still loves sailing and yacht racing on an international level,  to which he has a great deal of knowledge and also about  boat building his other passion.

Ivan had received numerous other interventions prior to attending our clinic with no positive  constructiveness in their outcomes

Working very hard on these muscle and nerve  pathologies, with the use of a Neuromuscular Activation system, sending frequency deep into  the body to activate nerve messengers, Motor Neurons  and Neuropeptides, has aided greatly to enhance my ability to target strategic nerves to help restore semi morbid fascia, therefore helping  to achieve a very positive clinical outcome,  allowing  activation of  the deep nerve pathways, therefore  allowing much greater muscle function ability, this is not something that could be achieved  with manual therapy  alone.

Ivan had a solid determination  to achieve, so that when we were not able to have treatment sessions, he kept up with the exercise plan, that between us we had decided was the best way for him to go.

 

Along with Ivan’s Physiological factors that have improved greatly and he is able to achieve a great deal more and will continue to do so. Psychologically, Ivan feels more confident and assured in his ability to move forward  with his life.

Please see the video , yes we know  Ivan is still using sticks, but in most circumstances he is down to one stick.

He can stand up  straight without dragging his right leg behind him , his posture has improved greatly, we have activated very deep muscle groups in his body, to achieve this clinical outcome so  far.

“We know there is more work to be done and will continue to work hard to improved the clinical outcome.”

Please see the video , yes we know  Ivan is still using sticks, but in most circumstances he is down to one stick.

 

Ivan Buttock Muscle

 

 

He can stand up  straight without dragging his right leg behind him , his posture has improved greatly, we have activated very deep muscle groups in his body, to achieve this clinical outcome so  far.

 

“We know there is more work to be done and will continue to work hard to improved the clinical outcome.”

When you are given the Diagnosis of Diabetes type 2. it has not just happened on that day, otherwise they would not be diagnosing it.

Diagnosis of Diabetes type 2

When you are given the Diagnosis of Diabetes type 2. it has not just happened on that day, otherwise they would not be diagnosing it.

The damage is already taking place, it is not the 1st day of the disease, it is the “wake up call that something is very wrong”  it is not the Starting point, what it needs to be “is the point where intervention will stop or reduce the acceleration”. 

Where you take control of it and your body, so that Diabetes does not take control of you .

You have to take charge, you have to look at your diet, health and your exercise plan, I am not saying that you have suddenly start running, going to the gym and take on the world.

Talk to and take the advice of the Diabetic Nurse have a look at   Diabetes Uk for advice in regards to your diet  lots of information, charts and answers yes there is a lot to take in, so take your time, but if you set a Goal to get ahead of this, then you will.

 

“In other words no matter what advice you are given. in the end it is going to be up to you so try to do the right thing for you”

Exercise is good but the right type , you need to look at the cardiovascular, start easy go swimming, walking you need to get the muscles relaxed not tighten them up , there are reasons for this.

The things that you need to be aware of you have to reduce your sugar intake, smoking and excessive alcohol use can contribute to Diabetic Neuropathy, also pure fruit juice in fact forget the sugary drinks and high in sugar fruits, leaf vegetables are your friend, but read up on things. You do need to make sure you are looking at both your nutrition and movement.

Exercise is good but the right type , you need to look at the cardiovascular, start easy go swimming, walking you need to get the muscles relaxed not tighten them up , there are reasons for this.

Tightened or shortened muscles, do not have  good blood flow and nerve supply and Good Blood Flow and Nerve supply is essential if you have Diabetes.

In that exercise plan please consider Massage, for many reasons apart from helping with blood flow and lymphatic system’s it will also help with lifting mood and depression, so it aids both your Psychological and the Physiological systems. It will help keep the muscles supple, the blood flow will increase, more important you will get blood flow to your muscles and your nerve supply will increase  one won’t work with out the other to create movement , the muscles facilitate the movement the nerves orchestrate  it.

You have to look after your extremities, I.E your hands and feet, this is not something to  take with a pinch of salt it is one of the more worrying things about Diabetes, the problem is Many people with diabetes have Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD).

PAD’s will reduce Blood flow to the feet, the other part of the problem is that  many people with diabetes also have nerve disease, this then  reduces sensation.

Some facts that you should consider

Our Blood vessels are vital for the body and play a key role in diabetes helping to transport glucose and insulin, But they can become  damaged by the effects of high blood glucose levels , so there is going to be a knock on effect , it can cause damage to organs, such as the heart and eyes, if significant blood vessel damage is sustained, the reason being Damaged blood vessels can’t do their job, they are meant  too such as  bringing oxygen and nutrients to the nerves,  if they are damaged , eventually it will lead to nerve damage.

Diabetic neuropathy, you will more than likely hear it called ” Diabetic Nerve Pain”, this is diabetes related nerve damage. It will develop over time; unfortunately  the longer you have diabetes, the more at risk you are for diabetic neuropathy to become a reality, so the sooner you start to look after you the better things will be.

I always believe strongly  as a Therapist everyday is a learning opportunity . Especially with  pathologies  such as diabetes.

Every one is made the same, but in some way we are all different . I have been using cutting edge technology in the form of The Bioneuro System Sigma Q, along with massage and manipulations to  aid my  clients, are noticing great results.

it was great to receive this from one of my patients Darren in feed back, it is great to see his improvement at each session.

Dear Steve

In September of 2018 I underwent a second operation to remove a large kidney stone – after the operation I was suffering from a pain in the right hip and the front of the right thigh was painful to the touch – after some visits to the doctors, then a physio I was referred to neurology – a wait of some 16 weeks

At this time I could not walk (even on a smooth flat surface) without a stick – and anything other than a perfectly flat surface would lead to the leg collapsing and I ended up lying on the floor –  leading to several embarrassing moment at potential customers properties and a more serious incident where I fell down a flight of 12 concrete steps

I could not negotiate slopes – uphill was painful to the front of the leg and downhill resulted in loss of feeling 

I couldn’t carry anything heavier than 1 kg as I would lose balance 

I always felt fatigued – dropping off to sleep in the afternoon and retiring to bed as early as 8 pm in the evening

I could not lift the right leg into the air if lying on my back – climbing and depending stairs was extremely difficult – getting in/out of cars was hard and in/out of vans impossible 

After finally seeing a consultant and undertaking a nerve test I was informed that basically I was to live with this condition as its diabetes related

Moving forward and on recommendation I have now had 4 treatments with Steve  on his Bioneuro Sigma Q system and the  improvements are remarkable:

 

I walk unaided on the majority of surfaces – with or without shopping 

I can step-up and down kerbs without fear 

I can raise my leg from the lying down position 

I have reduced the amount of painkillers to just 1 every other day (from 2 per day)

I am less fatigued

I can descend stairs almost normally 

I can with effort, climb stairs normally 

I can rise from the sitting position without help and cross my legs 

I have now started to take the children 10 pin bowling – although not as fluid in delivery as I want to be I can deliver a 12 pound ball down the lane pain free

Darren

Accidents and Trauma Happen !!!

Accidents and Trauma Happen

Accidents and trauma happen, but with a deep  soft tissue injury,  it can take in some cases, as long as a broken bone to heal.

When a client comes to our clinic, getting into the deep tissue to help with restoration and recovery is the most important thing, to help reduce the healing time and need for medication, so they can get back to their lives.

Jess had taken a rather bad fall down a flight of steps, thankfully nothing was broken, but the soft tissue damage was so great both A&E and her own GP said she would be looking at a good 3 months before getting back to normal. as a nursing assistant Jess was so upset because of the impact this would have on her job.

Steve had already been treating her brother for a back injury, he advised her to come to see Steve  in the hope that Steve could help.

He did and while having treatment with Steve Jess reduced the need for pain medication and she is off the crutches, 3 weeks into the treatment sessions and Jess was looking to start back at work.

We use the Bioneuro along with Neuromuscular Techniques to achieve a good clinical outcome.

When a client comes to our clinic, getting into the deep tissue to help with restoration and recovery is the most important thing, to help reduce the healing time and need for medication, so they can get back to their lives. Jess had taken a rather bad fall down a flight of steps, thankfully nothing was broken, but the soft tissue damage was so great both A&E and her own GP said she would be looking at a good 3 months before getting back to normal. as a nursing assistant Jess was so upset because of the impact this would have on her job.

Jess sent us some before and  after photos after her last treatment, along with this message

“Steve is incredible, I fell over a few weeks ago causing trauma to my foot and ankle and I was left on crutches, after a couple sessions Steve got the swelling down and more movement in my toes, where I could weight bare and only use one crutch. A couple more sessions and I just know I’ll finally be able to go back to work as a nursing assistant. Not only does he help people get better, he’s just a really lovely and friendly guy which makes the experience all that much better and relaxing.

I would recommend Steve to anyone!!!”

Jess sent us some before and after photos after her last treatment, along with this message “Steve is incredible, I fell over a few weeks ago causing trauma to my foot and ankle and I was left on crutches, after a couple sessions Steve got the swelling down and more movement in my toes, where I could weight bare and only use one crutch. A couple more sessions and I just know I’ll finally be able to go back to work as a nursing assistant. Not only does he help people get better, he’s just a really lovely and friendly guy which makes the experience all that much better and relaxing. I would recommend Steve to anyone!!!”
Jess had taken a rather bad fall down a flight of steps, thankfully nothing was broken, but the soft tissue damage was so great both A&E and her own GP said she would be looking at a good 3 months before getting back to normal. as a nursing assistant Jess was so upset because of the impact this would have on her job. Steve had already been treating her brother for a back injury, he advised her to come to see Steve in the hope that Steve could help. He did and while having treatment with Steve Jess reduced the need for pain medication and she is off the crutches, 3 weeks into the treatment sessions and Jess was looking to start back at work.

Is There Help For Fibromyalgia a disorder characterised by widespread Musculoskeletal pain

Problems with the neck that transferred to the trapezium down through the shoulder to the arms. As I always say all muscles pull and if you have a tight muscle in the upper part of the body it will affect other areas, this was the case for Peter, the same affect as leaning over the computer at work all day, here is his testimony after being treated by Steve.

Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterised by widespread Musculoskeletal pain.

It’s not clear why some people develop Fibromyalgia. The exact cause is unknown, but it’s likely that a number of factors are involved, it is often accompanied by fatigue, sleep issues,( as sleep is often disrupted by pain,) many patients with Fibromyalgia also have other sleep disorders, such as restless legs syndrome and sleep apnoea.

 

Many people who have Fibromyalgia, also suffer from tension headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety and depression. Also they may have memory and cognitive difficulties a symptom that impairs the ability to focus, to pay attention and concentrate on mental tasks this  symptom is commonly referred to as “fibro fog”  the list goes on, also affecting a persons mood, (No wonder with all that is going on )

 

All in all people with Fibromyalgia have a really rough time of it, the exact cause of Fibromyalgia is still  unknown, but it’s thought to be related to abnormal levels of certain chemicals in the brain and changes in the way the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord and nerves) processes pain messages to the neurotransmitters that are carried around the body.

Fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes the pain signals. and in many ways Fibromyalgia appears as a symptom of something else .

Fibromyalgia  as I have already said is difficult to diagnose as symptoms sometimes begin, after a physical trauma, surgery, infection  or significant psychological stress so getting to the Root Cause is not always going to be possible, women are also  more likely to develop Fibromyalgia than men

 

While we know that  there is as yet no cure that has been found, for Fibromyalgia, there are a variety of medications, that can help control symptoms, along with  Exercise, Relaxation and Stress-Reduction measures.

 

Having worked with a few patients that have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, I will be the fist to say it is not something that can be dealt with quickly, it is all about baby steps.

Working with your patient taking time and tracking back all the time.

By Repairing the injured muscle, working into the superficial and deep Fascia , we can move on to Recovery, by this I mean getting the muscles working for themselves again gently coxing them back in to functional ability, getting the blood flowing back into them and releasing the tension in the muscles .getting all the body systems to work in a cohesive order .

So when I received this testimonial from one of my patients I was so proud of how far we had come together and for her to reach her goal

This is Kim’s Testimonial

I am a single 56 year old female who, until 9 years ago was very fit and active.  I went to see my GP with a lot of pain in my left shoulder, which I thought was a pulled muscle. Within a couple of weeks the pain spread down into the whole left side of my body. My GP, finally diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia and I was given pain killers.

After that, I feel that everything was a constant battle and felt very let down by the health system. I don’t want to bore you with details but I am sure anyone suffering from Fibromyalgia will understand.  I have had to resort paying for private treatments (acupuncture and visits to Osteopath, supplements, etc.), which when you have not been able to work due to chronic pain and fatigue, etc. etc., is an extra stress financially and emotionally.

After a terrible year, last year, physically and emotionally I was so unwell and had no choice but to stop work. My health had deteriorated and I became depressed. I had to do something, but what?! I have tried so many things from reading websites, blogs, etc., nothing was really helping.

Then I read about a place in Norwich (Getfitstayfit Norfolk) ran by Steve and his wife Jacqui and I was not only impressed by his reviews, but by a treatment he offered using The Bioneuro Therapy System Sigma Q (ΣQ®)”

I read about how this works and it seemed too good to be true, but was willing to give it a try, as I had never read about this before, thought it’s new, they’ve finally found the cure for the pain!!

My first visit was a consultation and some time at the end using the BNTS for pain in my foot, ankle and calf. Just from that, the pain had gone and my ankle and calf had lost the stiffness you get with Fibromyalgia.

After two further  visits,  and I can honestly say the pain and stiffness had decreased by 70%. Remember, I had pain on L/H/S right from my head all the way  down to my feet, back and front of body for 9 whole years!

I’ve already cut my Morphine dose by a third (needs to be done gradually supervised by GP!) I have had the odd bit of pain but it subsides quicker and it’s not all over body now. I know that if, say I have  a fall or overdone things, I can call Steve and rectify instead of going back to how I was.

Needless to say, I can’t thank Steve enough, I had become desperate and very let down and felt like giving up, I was exhausted. I owed it to myself and Son to get better. I know I won’t be as fit and active as I was 9 yrs.’ ago (I’m 9 yrs.’ older!) But it’s given me the hope to get a better quality of life and eventually a job to pay my bills.

Fibromyalgia is hard to understand unless you’ve had it, you can feel extremely lonely and misunderstood.

The most important thing for me is that Steve genuinely is interested and cares.

Chronic pain in my back till I went to Getfitstayfit Norfolk

Chronic pain in my back

Our Clients are very important to us, seeing them recovering from injury, watching them improve with Rehabilitation Massage, Neuromuscular Techniques and improving in a shorter period of time with the use of The Bioneuro, reducing the need for pharmacological input, in other words seeing them Get Better.

Its great to achieve this and it is our goal with all our clients, I know it does not work out for a few people, but not many and I know we do have some great results, so when we received this email from Christine, a lovely lady and pleased to be have as one of our clients, she was not in a great way when she first came to us, we asked her if we could share the email.

Previous shoulder issues treated only with rest and medication will not properly rehabilitate and are prone to re-injury until properly conditioned by corrective exercise, therapy treatment, Sports Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy and manipulation . Exercises alone will not gain full pain free restoration and quality of life.

Because this is what we are all about to try to do the best we can for our clients so they can be the best they can, her words say it all

Dear Steve

Just to let you know how everyone is amazed at the difference in me since I began my treatment with you about six weeks ago. 

I have suffered with chronic pain for 39 years following a hysterectomy,  and having opiates of varying kinds for all this time with injections into the spine and nerves being burnt out, all under the Pain Clinic.

Five years ago after having lots of treatment by a Rheumatologist for treatments in my shoulders, hands etc, he finally sent me to a spinal surgeon for the continuing chronic pain in my back and legs and a Trendelburg gait which made we walk like an old woman. An MRI shew  severe spinal stenosis and an operation was performed to remove excess bone down my spine.

This made no difference so a lumbar decompression with instrumentation was performed to stabilise my spine. unfortunately this was unsuccessful in alleviating my pain and life just continued to deteriorate with myself being unable to walk any distance  and feeling life was virtually finished for me – I was desperate, at times wishing I did not have to wake up. 

A friend told me about you and I was reluctant to consider seeing you as I had seen physios, chiropractors and acupuncturists and masseurs ,  all to no avail. 

Well, I am this week walking my dog, going to the city and feeling so much better. I am now on half dose of my Tramadol, decreasing to 25.% next week. I cannot wait to see the difference with more treatments. I am so thankful to God for using you to help me start living again.

I know that I cannot be cured and will always have an element of pain,  but to know that I can begin now to see some light at the end of the long dark tunnel I have been in, fills me with hope for the future. It is indeed wonderful not to be in excruciating pain and muscle spasms. 

Once again Steve, a big thank you for the wonderful care you have shown  to me.

God Bless

Christine

Professional Dancing can take it’s toll

Professional Dancing

A lot of us like musicals and lets face it there are some brilliant ones out there.

 

Here at Getfitstayfit Norfolk we have had the pleasure of looking after a few Professional Dancers, but one young man, that has played the lead, in that of  Grease ,Top Hat and Singing In The  Rain, came to us with an injury that needed quite  a bit of treatment, but had a great positive clinical outcome.

 

All the parts he has been  playing were very physical parts, as a dancer these parts drew on all of Alex’s physical strength,  he could not afford to be in pain or have an injury, to do Top Hat he had to be in Top Condition.

 

Alex came to us back in 2017 after an injury causing Muscle Damage, to his lower back , sustained while playing his other passion, but due to his work commitments,  was going to be  his last game of Rugby.

 

Alex responded very well to treatment with the Bioneuro massage and Neuromuscular therapy techniques,  he was soon back on form and taking on his lead part in Grease.

 

Also he wanted to know how he could help himself and his body more, he needed to be able to sustain Fluid Motion, he was a very good student and has been working hard to keep himself in great condition.

Unfortunately  Alex had a bit of a set back at the beginning of 2018, after a very busy year, but we dealt with it quickly and Alex was back on course again, this time the lead in, Singing In The Rain.

 

In my years of treating Musculoskeletal injuries, I have learnt, that one size does not fit all, I adapt what I do so I can do the best for the patient and the injury.

Trigger points often appear, also known as trigger sites or muscle knots,( just for the record although called muscle knots a muscle can not knot as it has an origin and an insertion ) are described as hyperirritable spots sarcomeres in skeletal muscle that are associated with palpable nodules in taunt bands of muscle fibres Research has improved considerably in the knowledge of what a Trigger Point Formation is, this is when a dysfunctional endplate occurs, commonly associated with a strain or the over building of muscle tissue that can then be damaged, stored calcium is realised at the site that creates a oxygen nutrient deficit. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is needed in order to remove the excessive calcium the problem is that ATP is decreased by the tightening of the tissue this then restricts the blood supply . The persistence’s of high calcium level resumes causing Acetylcholine (ACh), release creating a viscous cycle.

It would be no use giving just standard exercises to someone like Alex, dancers are already very fit and exercise all their muscles, you have to have a different approach to their  injuries, it has to be targeted, by using Neuromuscular techniques along with the Bioneuro, allowed me to get into the deep muscle tissue/ fascia in the area that the injury had occurred, concentrating on the rehabilitation after the recovery and using Alex’s own ability as a dancer, to teach him to target his own muscles groups, allows him to keep on top of things and to avoid further injury.

Please have a look at Alex’s video to find out a lot more.

 Alex 

His first words to me were” Can we do this ? I work off shore and want to get back”

work off shore

I don’t  think I will ever regret what I do for a living, I love my job seeing people, Getting Back to Fitness And Being The Best They Can 

Then you see some people that are just incredible, their determination, drive and need to Get Back to how they were is  overpowering.

Charlie is one such person he came to me Mid March after receiving a phone call from his brother, explaining the situation.

Charlie had a very bad accident the previous December, seeing the X-rays of his injury I thought how much work his surgeon, had done to get this far And the effort,. Charlie had put in to even be able to stand let alone shuffle.

I don’t think I will ever regret what I do for a living, I love my job seeing people, Getting Back to Fitness And Being The Best They Can Then you see some people that are just incredible, their determination, drive and need to Get Back to how they were is overpowering. Charlie is one such person he came to me Mid March after receiving a phone call from his brother, explaining the situation. Charlie had a very bad accident the previous December, seeing the X-rays of his injury I thought how much work his surgeon, had done to get this far And the effort,. Charlie had put in to even be able to stand let alone shuffle.

His first words to me were” Can we do this I work off shore and want to get back”

I went on to treat Charlie with the Bioneuro and massage, getting him prepared for his back to work interview with his employers, whom did not expect him back possibly till December 2019, only then the possibility of light duties certainty not back to off shore work .

Well just recently Charlie had an interview with his employers, we still have some work to do but the progress has been amazing and with no need for painkilling medication.

“The Multifidus is a very deep muscle in the human body and an excessively hard muscle to work on manually, but with treating Trevor with The Bioneuro Sigma Q, a piece of equipment that uses electrical frequency and can reach into deep muscles without being invasive, at the same time aiding neurotransmitters and blood supply to the area.”

Charlie sent me an email, with outcome.

Hi Steve

While working on a ship early December 2017 in the North Sea in extremely rough weather, I was thrown across the deck.

I had to be taken into hospital with a bad back injury, turns out  I had crushed vertebrae, I had to have spinal compression surgery (my nerves were trapped between the discs ) I was told there was every possibility, I may not walk again.

After the surgery I had very limited movement in my Legs, feet and toes,  I was put onto a course of physiotherapy, it was working, but very slowly but it got me up onto a frame walking, but it was hard and  really slow, in January I was still in a wheel chair.

February came and I had progressed to a walking frame by mid March I had advanced to two sticks, but with the shuffle and hard to put one foot in front of the other and still wobbly.

While talking to my brother he told me about, him having treatment with Getfitstayfit Norfolk and a thing called Bioneuro therapy, which I had never heard of.

I spoke to my physiotherapist and she had not heard of it,  I then spoke to my consultant,  at the Norfolk and Norwich hospital and he had not heard about it either.

My brother convinced me to make an appointment  to meet Steve and have a consultation with him, to see if this Bioneuro therapy would work.

I first arrived on the 21st March still on two sticks, by mid April I was on one stick

Here we are  two months down the road I am not using the sticks, I am going back to work on light duties towards Mid June .

Then hopefully within a short period  I will be back to work full time and back off shore, this treatment has really made a difference, the possibilities for anyone who’s had spinal compression surgery or suffered with similar problem as myself.

I can’t thank Steve and his Bioneuro and massage treatment, enough for what he’s done for me.

Many Thanks

Charlie.

Diary of a Poorly Knee

Diary of a Poorly Knee
13 Feb

2018

Tonight I had my first session on Steve’s box of tricks. Getting wired up with the pads around my knee and a couple on my back treatment started… Slowly winding up the intensity to the pads my muscles started twinging and the pain relief started. Steve explained what my knee had gone thru and we started to plan a course of treatment. At the of the first session I could take my weight on my knee with only a small amount of pain.

Again doing the manly thing I got back to running my business and my social life… Doing a few long drives the knee soon started playing up again. Steve was on hand again to administer pain relief and advise on how we should move forward.

Steve Says

I attended a pre arranged location this afternoon .Saturday 24/2/2018 to treat Martyn who presented with a chronic knee pathology . Following a full knee examination my hyperthesis (Clinical Opinion ) is Martyn has sustained a Popliteus trauma which has affected the stability of his knee.

15 Feb

2018

Steve was on hand again tonight for my next session on is box of tricks. Having my own pads now meant treatment was underway quickly tonight. Once again Steve cranked up the intensity and my muscles were soon dancing away on their own accord. As there was no pressure being applied pain relief was almost instant.

Steve Says

My patient was unable to weight bear fully I applied the Biosysco Bioneuro Therapy system sending sigma Q electrical frequency deeply into the knee . Aiding Motor Neuron and Neuropeptide transmission to the area plus chemical changes in the patella plexus . Following treatment ,Martyn was able to weight bear . A MRI scan needs to be arranged to fully ascertain the exact cause of the pathology . Bioneuro treatment will be continuing to aid full recovery.

27 Feb

2018

Today was a bad day not having Steve a few now… so off to the doctors I go… and from there straight to A&E.

Knees a Jolly Good Fellow

Norwich A&E

Steve Says

The Bioneuro system sends frequency deeply into the body . Helping , motivation ,stimulation and acceleration of chemical changes in the human body accelerating injury recovery. Effusion/swelling and pain was very apparent when your injury occurred now you can walk unaided and pain free !.

28 Mar

2018

Today’s session has given me the most movement and the least amount of pain in weeks. Pretty much walking with out a limp tonight. Concentrating on the back of my knee this time the feeling of a rolled up sock has completely gone now. Still cant believe the difference an hour can make on the system Steve uses.

It never rains .. .but it snows

Snowed-in

Steve Says

We worked on Martyn’s Popliteus muscle . Known as the key to the knee ,very important in walking . Activated from nerve supply in the lower back ,helps look after the inner workings of the knee such as the meniscus .