― Luke Tharp
After using various physicians for back problems relating to my heavy physical job. I was introduced to Liz and Jess at the Back Fit practice. I had, prior to seeing them been using a chiropractor on a fortnightly basis with varying success.
Liz immediately identified some lifestyle and posture issues that were not helping, and set to work using a “Full unique technique” A surreal experience which relaxed my whole body. After the follow up a month later, I managed to go nearly five months before my next treatment. I actually felt normal after almost forgetting what that felt like.
I would highly recommend the Backfit Clinic.
― Tina Edwards
I found Liz via a friend whose young granddaughter had been helped to recover from a mobility issue. On and off and more on than off these days, since I’ve reached a “certain age” I’ve suffered from lower back problems and now also with sciatica so that I’ve had to crawl up stairs, reduce walking my dogs and get back ache just standing whilst cooking etc. I’ve seen various osteopaths and chiropractors over the years and discovered that the issues stem from my spine and pelvis. Basically, all due to poor posture, driving for long periods and loss of flexibility and muscle strength. As the other practitioners treatments didn’t last long, I decided to see Liz.
A warm cosy wooden treatment cabin welcomed me, my blood pressure taken, and I stripped to my underwear so that Liz could assess my posture. Then on the treatment bed with warm towels to cover me and the treatment began. Special oils to suit my current energy levels and a wonderful full body massage began with both Liz and Jess, her lovely daughter. During this Liz assessed the areas of my frame that needed specialist work. This was done in a totally unique manner with none of the previous clicking and jerking of limbs. Very gentle lifting and putting tension on legs or arms, with detailed instructions of how to breathe and change position to help spine and pelvis back into alignment.
Various advice on gentle exercises to maintain the correction, and to take things easy (no gardening etc! for a few days) and I felt on top of the world.
― Sue Scrivener
I have been visiting Liz for Osteopathy treatment for over a year now having had back and shoulder problems for a long time. Liz and her daughter Jess have helped me considerably with both of my issues. I find their hands on manipulation treatment of great benefit to me in my goal of being pain free. Their environment is relaxed and friendly. I would certainly recommend Back Fit to anyone seeking help with back, shoulder and postural challenges.
― Mike Jongbloet
I’m tall and lanky, so back problems and I are well acquainted. I went to see Liz after screwing up my neck and being overcharged by another back specialist, who wanted me to sign up to a treatment plan costing over £800.
Liz sorted the issue within two sessions, and over the past year has helped me maintain better posture to keep any problems in check.
The best thing about Liz is she doesn’t do it for money, she does it because she genuinely cares. In fact I’m pretty sure if she could help people for free she would!
She’s easy to chat to, takes a real interest and puts you at complete ease.
As a ‘bad back’ sufferer, I find Elizabeth’s Pilates classes invaluable. Not only do they help to keep me pain free, but strengthening my ‘core’ and flattening my tummy helps my clothes fit better too!
― Lynn Scales
My back was in a pretty poor state when I first went to see Elizabeth and Jess. Over the weeks and months the care, attention and specialist help I have received, has not only transformed my back, but also the well being of my whole body which is now energised and back in balance. Thankyou.
― Graham Dennis
I have suffered with upper and lower spine problems for 30+ years following an accident. Over time, I have tried all sorts of treatments, physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractors, sports massage, acupuncture with varying degrees of success, but I’ve needed to support the treatment with a cocktail of paracetamol, ibuprofen and, at times, codeine.
A friend suggested I try Backfit and I’m so pleased I did. Their treatment is different to other therapies I have tried in so far as they do not just treat the symptoms but the body as a whole, almost resetting it. Their treatment is gentle, relaxing and there’s no ‘bone crunching’ but perhaps what makes Backfit different is their focus on ‘aftercare’. I was asked to change my posture, given a variety of exercises and told that the key to improvement was to follow the programme rigorously.
Their treatment has worked well for me, probably best evidenced by the fact that the time between treatments continues to increase and my intake of supplementary pain relief has reduced significantly. The key though is the exercise programme and changing posture, the latter being especially difficult as I was so set in my way. It felt very strange standing differently and it has taken quite some time to get used to it however I now reached the stage where it feels more unnatural standing the old way. All I can say is that it has been worth the persevering as I’m now really feeling the benefits.
I’d have no hesitation in recommending them.
― Martin and Gaye Shuart Farm, St Nicholas-at-wade
Elizabeth Rugg-Easey is dedicated to improving the quality of life. She is skilled in Holistic treatment, Remedial massage and fitness training. Elizabeth is always cheerful and sympathetic, whilst dealing with both of our long term aches and pains and the occasional accidental damage. We don’t know what we would do without her-she’s a gem. Thank you Liz.
― Mr Nick Spyrou
I am a tall, 60 year old accountant with chronically poor posture which has resulted in many years of back pain and severe tension in my neck and shoulders. I have received treatment with various osteopaths and chiropractors but any benefits were short lived.
Liz was recommended to me by a colleague at the time she was setting up Rugg-Easey Fitness and Therapy. I believe I was one of her first clients and I have been receiving regular treatment ever since.
My mobility was decreasing to an alarming level and the movement in my neck was so limited I had to turn my whole body to look sideways making driving very uncomfortable and difficult. Liz has transformed my life with her astounding armoury of techniques, skills and dedication. She relishes the challenge of a new problem and does not rest until she has solved it. Until now she has never let me down and has managed to find a way of curing all manner of problems including two frozen shoulders and trapped nerves. I rarely have back problems now and when I do they normally last one or two days at the most compared with the weeks and months of suffering previously.
More recently, Liz has provided me with an exercise programme and is encouraging me to build up my muscle and exercise regularly. I am, along with my wife, also attending one of her weekly Pilates classes. I didn’t get the choice! I am pleased to say that my mother, in her late eighties, finally agreed to have some treatment with Liz. Like me, her mobility also deteriorated but in her case very rapidly. She reached the stage where she could only walk very short distances. She refused to have treatment for many months and, although in my heart I felt she had left it too long, I finally persuaded her to have a home visit from Liz. A few days after the first treatment my mother, amazingly, managed to walk around a garden centre and a shopping centre on the same day.
As I mentioned previously, when I first met Liz I had very bad posture. I still do and have been working on it from then until now. During all that time Liz has been reminding me to “pull in and pull up”. A lesser person would have given up on me but Liz has a remarkable passion for her job and I am always confident that whatever pain I present her with she will be able to sort it out. I am always wary of recommending people but I would never worry about recommending her because I know what she can achieve.
― Paul Smith Canterbury
“Elizabeth has just provided me with pain relief from Sciatica using a course of ‘Spinal Touch’ therapy sessions and massage. I had used her services previously and found that she was able to use her many years of experience to help where needed and in a way that would help me the most. She has always provided high standards of care and service but more importantly, she gives far more than she receives and is genuine in her desire to help others if she can. I can’t express my gratitude to her enough and would certainly recommend her services to others.”