Teacher in her 40s had recently hurt her foot playing sport.
A couple of weeks prior to treatment she had hurt the foot
again which she described as feeling like an arrow and was
unable to walk on it at all. She complained of constant awareness
in the instep and foot with pain on the outside of her toes.
Stretching her foot and standing on it or walking made it
much worse. She was more comfortable walking in heels but
better still if she did nothing. She had a very stiff ankle
and foot which was treated with Connective Tissue Manipulation.
After 4 treatments she had full range of movement, no pain
at all and was able to wear flat shoes. She went to a barn
dance and was able to resume all her normal and sports activities.
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with a heavy, manual job, in his 50s, fell off a ladder 13
years ago and broke his kneecap. He had twinges of knee pain,
which came and went and a history of knee problems since that
time. One month before treatment his knee became more painful
and he had constant discomfort. Climbing stairs and ladders
and walking the dogs all made his knee worse. The pain lingered
for a couple of minutes after activity and eased if he was
sitting down. He claimed that his knee told him when it was
going to rain! His knee was quite stiff and he could only
bend it to a right angle. Just moving his knee was painful.
He had treatment with Connective Tissue Manipulation to his
leg and exercises for his muscles once he was pain free. After
5 treatments he had full movement and was able to climb ladders
and stairs without pain. His knee bend was better than his
'good' leg and he no longer had warning of impending rain!!
farmer came for treatment for cold feet. She wore 4 pairs
of socks and wellies that were 2 sizes too big yet she still
came in from milking with freezing cold feet. After 3 treatments
Connective Tissue Manipulation
she was able to wear one pair of socks and her own wellies
and despite standing on the concrete for 2 hours first thing
in the morning, had warm feet when she came in for breakfast.
athletic 14-year-old schoolgirl, who played discuss, shot
and javelin to county level, came with a 2-month history of
constant, severe pain on the front of her knee which disturbed
her sleep. The pain was worse walking uphill, climbing stairs
and going for long walks. Her knee was very stiff and occasionally
gave way causing her to give up athletics. A CHONDROMALACIA
PATELLA was diagnosed. She had 5 treatments with
Tissue Manipulation over 7 days. After the 2nd treatment
the pain was no longer constant and her movement was almost
normal. After the 3rd treatment she competed in county athletics
without pain. After 4th treatment she had full range of movement
and no pain and learnt exercises to do at home to strengthen
the muscles. She had had no recurrence of the problem a year
MOTHER lifted a 2-year-old child up off the floor and felt
a sudden pain in her lower back. She came for treatment the
following day complaining of constant pain which increased
with all movements. She was very stiff and in some distress.
She had treatment with
Tissue Manipulation and a simple exercise to do at home.
Her pain eased during the first visit and after 3 treatments
she had full range of movement and was pain free and discharged.
patient with a painful bunion was referred by an orthopaedic
consultant. This turned out to be a classic case of referred
pain. No movement of the foot affected the pain but moving
his back affected the bunion pain. Treatment with
Tissue Manipulation and the MacKenzie
Exercise Regime reduced the pain in his bunion.