P first came to me in 2009 after her Orthopaedic specialist said she was too young for a knee replacement. She was 53, her X-rays showed severe changes in her joints. She walked very slowly and cautiously using two walking sticks and reported she was in pain
She had stopped umpiring & playing lawn bowls, had gained 3 stone, was depressed.
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 committed to a program, lost 2 stone and & got her muscles strong
She made a great recovery after the first operation & signed up to have the second one done.
After her second operation she developed a ridge of scar tissue which prevented her from kneeling., this responded to treatment.
We also worked together and I taught her specific techniques to improve her balance and walking pattern. Now she walks confidently with NO walking aid
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“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 with her support I lost 3 stone in weight, she 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 ‘hands-on’ techniques and teaches rehab exercises and practices mind work.
Thank you Jill”