(A copy of our May Newsletter)
Hello wonderful! 🌞
Walking into Summer. Here comes the better weather, so being able to walk without pain and discomfort is essential for enjoying every day.
A Case Study
Patient C presents with knee pain. It can be intermittent, but the ache can be constant. He is a male in his early 60s, and has always been physically active. He works hard and has to walk a lot, often on uneven ground. Pain is making him feel less confident in what he does, and the nagging ache is stealing the daily joy of life.
On examination, there is some wear and tear (a little arthritis - normal), no noticeable swelling, only a slight detection of heat. However, when examining the alignment of the patella tracking, strength and muscle balance around the knee joint, it shows weakness and an imbalance of the contractor muscles, specifically the VMO (Vastus Medialis Oblique).This little muscle is what helps the correct movement of your patella as your knee is flexed and extended.
After treatment, I gave patient C some important rehab exercises to strengthen the VMO and create balance and strength in the knees, which he followed every day, to the letter! I then received a call to thank me for making his knees better – he told me they were now better than they had been for years!
Why am I quoting this case study? Am I responsible for his being better? NO! I was a catalyst, but he was the person who did the work and changed the situation. He now doesn't have to think, “Oh, not sure I should do this or that, as it may hurt my knees”, because his knees are working well again.
This is why I have been a therapist for 35 years. I absolutely love to see others regain control of their lives and live fully.
Thank you SO MUCH patient C! Awesome work!! 🙏🏻😁
|Patient of the Month has to go to....Breeshea Robinson. Firstly because she made this amazing key ring of the spine, with her very own 3D printer. This inspired me to get Bones, my new assistant. But I am mainly praising Breeshea because she has really made some fantastic changes in her body and ultimately her life! Well done Breeshea, it takes hard work, dedication and sticktoitivness...... You did it and are doing it. 🥳|
| Holidays are now a thing of our Present|
Fancy a trip to Italy? Some friends of mine have a beautiful Villa in Italy and they are now opening for more visitors. What a wonderful area to visit! I am sure I will also get there, but maybe ride there on a big bike one day soon!
|Wishing you a wonderful May and we hope to see you soon❤️|
any questions please call or email me.
Love and Energy
Liz and Boo xxx