I’m going to tell you a story. It’s going to open up how you perceive the world, it is going to make you question everything and maybe, just maybe, let you find your road to recovery…. Alternately, I’m about to really piss you off but I’m willing to take that risk! Read more
Category: Individual Treatment
Last year I met Gayleen and despite all the pain she was in, I promised her within 6 weeks she would be flipping tyres across the studio floor, back pain free….
I like to set everyone new little milestones for their journey with me, yet there has always been one that has been set in stone for years…Tyre flipping! To this day I still love the reaction I get during a consultation, when I tell someone they will be flipping a huge tyre in 6 weeks. Some people don’t say anything, some think you’re mad, others see it as a challenge. Nonetheless, its brilliant to see someone once crippled with pain, do something they never thought they would do.
I met Gayleen last October and I thought rather than tell you about our journey, I’d ask Gayleen do it herself:
“I’m a 46 year old woman. Before I started working with Adam I had suffered from severe lower back pain for about 15 years. I was living on prescription painkillers. I was also diagnosed with fibromyalgia when I was 36. My body would ache from head to foot, particularly my hips, knees and elbows. I struggled to walk far, limped most of the time and was in constant pain. The other thing you should know about me is that I’m a massive Disney fan, especially Mickey Mouse. For years I had been pestering my husband about going to Florida on holiday, but as he rightly pointed out, I couldn’t walk very far so it wouldn’t really work, and with my back I couldn’t go on any of the rides. I’m also overweight and was secretly worried that I may not have fitted in the ride seats. So in October 2016 I started working with Adam. I was very sceptical at first, especially about the tyre flipping within 6 weeks. However within a few weeks, true to his word, he had me flipping tyres. I was so proud, I’ve showed everyone I know the video of me flipping that tyre! As well as not being in pain, I’ve also lost weight and body inches since starting to work out. I had made such impressive and rapid progress with Adam that in December 2016 my husband agreed to book Florida. I’ve just got back from a week in Florida and I had the time of my life. Not only did I walk for 53 miles during the week, but I kept up with my 2 teenagers, I fitted on every ride, I wasn’t in pain and of course I met Mickey Mouse. Not only did I feel fantastic, I also felt like a normal person, and it’s been a long time since I could keep up with a normal person. I honestly didn’t think I’d ever be out of pain. It may sound dramatic, but working with Adam has completely changed my life.”
Gayleen has been a brilliant client to work with and, as promised, has achieved what she set out to do. It’s like the old saying goes ” If you want something you’ve never had, do something you’ve never done”
If you’re currently just going through the motions and nothing is changing, stop! It’s obviously not working. Try new things; no one should have to live in pain.
As always, gentle hugs
Its only been a few weeks into 2017 and I feel I am definitely on the path to beating last years record of people returning back to work! Rachael has spent in total 6 hours at the studio, over around 3 weeks and has gotten rid of all pain, fatigue and POTS! This is after being diagnosed with Chronic fatigue syndrome and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and suffering for 4 years. Read more
So… you may remember about 10 weeks ago I put out a post asking for volunteers. I had been busy designing an 8 week online programme designed for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and associated connective tissue disorders. The whole programme was to be done via secure private video link wherein the volunteers needed to follow along with the videos exactly as they where presented. I received a huge response and I eventually ended up with around 30 volunteers, who where divided into Group A (who have now finished) and Group B (who started 4 weeks later)
Details on Group A can be found below. Group B are almost finished and have experienced even better results than group A, as I have been able to tweak things gauging off group A feedback, essentially running a version 1.1 at the same time. I will, when group B finish, post their results.
My aim for this programme is to see if “some” of the results I have working with individuals 1:1, could be attained without me every meeting an individual. Using the past experience of the countless people with EDS I have seen over the years, I put together an online video instruction programme. Obviously I wasn’t expecting miracles, but despite everything I ended up with a MASSIVE 90% success rate (success in this context means reduced fatigue, pain reduced down to nearly nil, stabilised pevlis’ and subluxations and dislocations reduced). However, all participants reported feeling better than when they started.
Out of the 30 people;-
*4 people failed to start the foundation exercises on time and were, as previously told they would be, removed from the trial.
*3 went silent, not responding to messages and I removed them from the trial
*2 missed the first session and were removed from the course.
The volunteers in general were very varied in symptoms and complaints, 3 member’s of group B started the course on crutches and whilst they have not yet reached the end of the programme, are already off them. Several of the participants suffered from POTS and I was even lucky enough to have a Regional Coordinator for the Ehlers-Danlos UK charity take part in the programme. For both groups I created 2 private Facebook groups so participants could get to know one another and also allow me to post the video sessions as required. I have attached some screen shots of our 8 week journey together.
Group A – The results were far better than I could have imagined! In group A, 9/10 people reached the personal targets I had hoped for them and saw a huge reduction in pain and increased energy. Although 1 participant did not see the reduction in pain and increase in energy like we hoped, she did report feeling better than before she started and had the following to say during the post trial feedback.
As someone who is a huge advocate of exercise, the title of this may seem confusing. I have seen countless people over the years with all kinds of chronic conditions. I’ve had EDS clients bound to wheelchairs walking in a matter of weeks, Fibromyalgia clients return back to work after a 15 year break and CFS/ME clients fully recover and return back to their old lives. How I work with the CFS/ME population is vastly different to the other groups and this current method we have of prescribing everyone with graded exercise is by far the most damaging thing a “professional” can do, and it must stop. Read more
So this year has been a pretty good year so far. The exercise DVD is finished, the documentary is nearly done, I’ve had 6 clients return back to work full time, and I have some sneaky little projects up my sleeves regarding a wellness centre and training people up in my techniques (but shhhh).
People seem to like reading about my clients progresses as I always get emails when I haven’t put up a blog in a while so….Meet Lauren! Read more
Something that 99% of people I see every day suffer from is poor balance and proprioception and it can have a big effect on your life.
Hey guys, As you know I am Constantly learning and tweaking my pain management programs to ensure that I offer my clients the best i can possibly give. Everyone I see is completely different and as such, I have many different programmes and protocols I used to achieve the results I do. I often find ways to shorten certain programmes like the pain management programme Lizzie and Sharon recently helped me modify the last time I asked for volunteers. I am asking for One volunteer to take part in testing some modification to my current Mobility protocols which currently take 6 weeks. I feel like with the changes I wish to make I may be able to get it down to around 4 weeks.
To help me finalize the tweaks to the programme and figure out which protocol changes work. This of course will be free and I will need to see you at least 2 times per week at the Newcastle (UK) Studio for 4 weeks.
There is a few requirements that I would like those who apply to meet please;
- I must never have met you.
- Must have multiple mobility issues e.g hips, back, shoulders
- Must live local or be able to get to the Newcastle(UK) studio 2x per week.
- Must have difficulty walking
- Must have chronic pain.
If you or anyone you know would be interested in taking part, please send me an email at: Adam.email@example.com with a little about yourself.
To see how the last Volunteers go on read about it below.
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