K ruptured her achilles tendon while she was schooling her horse. Her Orthopaedic specialist decided to manage her injury conservatively in an Aircast splint.
Everyone thought that within a few months she would be recovered, but that didn’t happen.
Instead she developed full blown Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
Physio treatment at the private hospital only made her feel more pain and distress and her condition worsened.
Things got so bad that she thought she would never be able to ride her horse again or walk for miles in the quiet woods. Her family began to suggest that she should sell her mare. She was facing a bleak future life and was emotionally shattered.
She reached out for my help.
Full story & pictures at the bottom of the page
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, is a rare condition.
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In the past 40 years I’ve helped hundreds of people learn how to manage their pain and CRPS problems. Including those with early warning signs of CRPS, early CRPS, late established Type 1 & Type 2 CRPS & chronic pain problems.
“My name is K. I started to see Jill towards the end of October 2017.
After rupturing my Achilles’ tendon in August 2017 I developed Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in my left lower leg and foot. The CRPS made it too painful for me to complete the physio exercises I had been given at the local private hospital.
I was in a state of shock at the diagnosis and in great need of support, I thought I might have to sell my horse.
Jill picked up the pieces, she taught me a highly tailored, intensive program of techniques.
It included teaching me targeted physical movements which helped me regain the use of my foot and leg without causing any pain, and then she taught me how to start building up the strength in my calf.
Jill understood what was important to me, that I needed to be able to ride my horse for my mental as well as physical well being, and she tailored everything to help me achieve my goal.
She had me back sat in the saddle after three sessions practicing techniques she taught me. She used my horse as part of the rehabilitation process.
The program also included teaching me relaxation techniques, coping strategies for pain, and specific lessons for brain and movement reprogramming. She also included mirror box to help my brain and and electrolysis to improve the circulation.
Jill’s approach was about me as a whole person, and what I could learn to do not just my leg. Just as importantly, my physical recovery activities were all underpinned by constant mental support, attention to my anxiety and robust positivity.
Since attending, I have made great strides.
I dread to think where I would be now without Jill’s help and teaching.
After just two months, I am back on my horse and can walk three miles with Nordic poles, things I thought I might never be able to do again. Most important to me is that my beloved horse doesn’t have to be sold.
From having all the Budapest symptoms, my CRPS is now under control and I feel that I have the tools to keep going and I know who to turn to if I ever need help which is a big emotional support.
I would recommend Jill. If you want to come back fighting from the most serious of situations, then you couldn’t have a better person leading the charge.
Thank you Jill for all your time, commitment and support.
Once again, thank you so so much! “
K riding Bella, five weeks after starting the program