Sat on the floor unable to get up because of the intense pain , wondering if this was how her life was going to be.
Sara a keen Harpist came to Getfitstayfit Norfolk, after her husband had come home to find her, Sat on the floor in the kitchen unable to get up and in intense pain, she had been through so much and was and her wits end. He told me, Sara had had a couple of rather bad accidents, causing trauma related injuries and nothing was working to get this, use to be very active lady back to how she was.
For him seeing his wife in constant pain and unable to help her himself, his question to me was “Do you think you can help”.
Well that was back in April so it has been a while, a lot of work and determination from both Sara and myself, but folks we have got there this week, we have finished treatment, I will see Sara for the occasional maintenance massage, but this lady has now got her life back and I am so proud, her spirits are soaring and soon so will the Kite.
Here is her testimonial.
Steve, I hardly know how to thank you for literally giving me back my life.
I am 74yrs old (young now!) and for the last fifteen years or so have suffered from increasing pain, stiffness and weakness in my hips, knees, legs and feet. MRI and X-rays showed nothing other than some ‘age-related degeneration’! Appointments with the Rheumatologist (3) and Neurologist resulted in drugs and painkillers. Diagnosis…possibly fibromyalgia (fibrositis) and when the inflammation got worse, polymyalgia, for which I had 18 months of steroids. Over the years I have had three episodes of plantar fasciitis and several Achilles tendon flare-ups. Each time the problems were treated with cortisone injections….very painful, with relief… until the next time!
Over the years I have tried variously, Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Bowen Therapy, Acupuncture, Physiotherapy (at least three different sessions of 6 treatments), therapeutic and sports massage, orthotic shoe inserts herbal treatment, vitamins, more exercise/less exercise, antidepressants, prayer and healing.
With the pain and stiffness, I was becoming increasingly ‘disabled’, unable to walk far, get up after sitting, or in the morning, without my crutches. Car journeys, even short ones, were a nightmare (I’ve stood by the car, shaking because of the pain) Literally , with so much weakness and burning pain in my legs and feet, I was unable to get up off the floor unaided, as my arms were becoming more painful and weaker.
Exercise and hobbies, mine are flying dual string Peter Powell kites and Playing the Harp)both became impossible. I felt very low.
Then I met you, Steve. Immediately, you understood how much tension and inflammation there was in my muscles. Your considerable skill and insight, coupled with the use of The Bioneuro Therapy System Sigma Q(ΣQ®) and massage on the Hydrotherm Massage system, we began slowly to produce results. My mood lifted and I began really to believe that I would get better. Your ability to think laterally, meant that we had got to ‘Plan C’ when the breakthrough occurred. Powerful ultrasound via the Bioneuro helped to loosen up the muscle tissues and my system to restore circulation and blocked neural pathways. Muscles began to ‘fire’ again.
I tell all my friends and they can see the difference, so you should be inundated with requests for help!
Now that I have been signed off and passed as fully fit, may I tell you what an enormous debt of gratitude I owe you? I can now look forward to my remaining years with joy and enthusiasm.