P first came to me in 2009 after her Orthopaedic specialist said she was too young for a knee replacement. She was 53 and X-rays showed severe changes in her joints. She walked slowly like a 70 year old and had pain
She had stopped umpiring & playing bowls, had gained 3 stone, was depressed, and needed to use two walking sticks
She thought it would be years before she could be better. I advised a second opinion & she had knee replacements
Before her first operation she lost weight & got strong
She made a great recovery & had the second one done.
After her second operation she developed a ridge of scar tissue which responded to treatment.
Now whenever she has a problem she calls and books straight in, last time for her ankle and broken elbow
She now walks confidently with NO walking aid
Full story & pictures at the bottom of the page
Chronic Pain & Arthritis
There are so many myths associated with age and arthritis and chronic pain. People think they should do less because they are getting older. because they have pain. Often this couldn’t be further from the truth
There are a wide variety of effective treatments for Chronic Pain.
The sooner treatment of new pain, pain training & coaching start the better.
Chronic Pain is pain you have had for more than 12 weeks
Long term pain problems can be helped, move on from depression and take your best next step
In the past 40 years I’ve helped tens of thousands of people with acute & chronic pain problems. This testimonial is just a sample, there are more on my testimonials page. Due to the confidentiality of my work and to preserve their privacy, initials are used. There are no links to individual’s facebook profiles, web links, photos. Jill WW
“I am PJ – I am a civil servant but as a hobby I am a Lawn Bowls umpire
I have been consulting Jill on and off for some years. Originally, she helped with the consequences of operations on my knees, and in fact, kept me mobile and amazingly pain free. In the period before both knees joints were replaced she taught me exercises which prepared my legs for the operations. This made the post-operative period much easier for me.
Between operations she both worked on the strength and flexibility of the replaced knee and basically kept the second knee (and me) moving
After the second replacement operation she worked on the scar tissue resulting from the operation and converted it from a ‘mountain range’ to reasonably normal skin. Currently she is both helping me with a painful ankle, and is getting me flexible again after a painful fall.
From observing others who had knee joints replaced Jill’s work both before and after gave me a much easier and more mobile time.
She also helped me to return to walking normally rather than the rolling gait usually present. The mobility she enabled me to have ensured that I was able to continue with my umpiring duties right up to the operations and very soon after.
I would recommend Jill for her experience, diverse skills and especially her judgement.
She looks at movement and takes account how you feel in yourself, I’ll admit to be a bit low when I first saw Jill. But as we talked and made plans and she plotted the best way to make my leg pain-free and ‘normal’ again, I started to have hope and my depression lifted.
She uses both ‘hands-on’ techniques and recommending exercises and mind work.
Thank you Jill”