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Hypermobility rehab: Eilidh 6 months later

A girl wearing a dress during her hypermobility rehab programme

We enjoy all of our client’s programmes, especially the hypermobility rehab programmes, so when young Eilidh came to the studio struggling, we were hot the case!

Eilidh:

The first photo was taken this time last year when I was in the darkest place I’ve ever been in. My body had completely given up on me, I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t sleep, and I could barely walk. I burst into tears every day because I just couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel.

My chronic illness had completely taken over my life for the past two years, I was in pain all the time from my joints constantly dislocating and I was so fatigued, most of the time, I could barely talk. Because of this, I developed severe mental issues, most of which I’m still dealing with to this day.

It was one thing after another until I found the fibro guy’s hypermobility rehab programme online, suggested to me by a relative. The NHS couldn’t do anything for me so by this point I was desperate and thank god for that. Almost immediately after starting the course, I saw improvements almost right away.

Through lockdown, I and Jonny at the Edinburgh studio worked and worked and worked and thanks to him I graduated from the program in August. Since then, my quality of life has improved massively, I could go back to gymnastics, I started college, I went to concerts and I’ve never been happier.

The second picture was taken on my birthday and for one of the first times since March 2019, my smile is genuine. I didn’t take that picture then have to sit down for 20 minutes because I was so tired, after taking this pic, I went out and enjoyed life. I could never have gotten anywhere near the place I’m at now without the massive support from my family and friends, and I’m eternally grateful for that.

If anyone struggling with a fatigue based illness or chronic pain, I cannot recommend reaching out to Jonny and the team enough!


The Fibro Guy Jonny:
I absolutely loved taking Eilidh through her hypermobility rehab programme, and having Eilidh back in the studio this week for a catch up after her programme ended last August, and I was really interested to see how she was living her new pain free life.
When I first met Eilidh she couldn’t even walk upstairs without it flaring up her hip pain, she had stopped her dancing and gymnastics hobbies, and getting school had become an utter hardship!
Eilidh’s joints were unstable due to Hypermobility and the constant subluxes of her hands, knees, and ribs, had zapped any form of appetite she once had.
But, today I had the sheer pleasure of catching up with her to see how she had been spending her pain-free days after finishing her programme in August, and boy I was not disappointed!
Apart from most likely attending every Sam Fender concert on the planet, Eilidh now has job, whilst also attending college, and she is even back at gymnastics!
I ask Eilidh what her goals were when I first met her, and to be able to attend gymnastics again was right at the top, so you can imagine how pleased I am that she’s back at it again.
My favourite part of Eilidh’s recovery was when her personality really started to came out during the program, watching her fill with energy so much, that by the end of her programme I was the one struggling to keep up.
It was lovely to see you again Eilidh and from myself and the rest of the team, we can’t wait to see where 2022 takes you!

Looking for more?

Did you know we also have a youtube channel with lots more incredible recovery stories?  You can find it here.
Another favourite story of ours is Courtney’s, you can watch it here.
Many more recovery stories can be found here.

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