case study

14
Jan

An Incurable Deformity … ?

Those were the ACTUAL WORDS used by a so-called ‘professional’ to his patient (without the question mark!). Given I knew both the lovely owner of these feet, and the fact he’d been happily wearing Vibram Fivefingers for a while now, I was wondering what kind of ‘incurable deformity’ he’d been secretly hiding. Curled toes.  Enough to have started bothering the

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21
Jan

Case Study 3: Foot Pain or Plantar-Fasciitis

Does this sound familiar? You’re crippled with pain in your feet when you stand on them, either in the heel, arch or ball of foot, or combinations of all three. Rest doesn’t seem to help, as the pain seems worse when you get up after sitting, or having your feet up, and it’s worst of all when you get out

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21
Jan

Case Study 2: Repetitive Calf Tears

Does this sound familiar? You’re a runner with a history of apparent ‘calf tears’.  The repetitive 2-6 week cycle looks something like this: You’re fine for a period of time, and then soon after building your running distances &/or increasing your speed, your calf ‘goes’. Off for treatment which might involve ultra-sound, massage and the prescription of RICE (Rest, Ice,

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21
Jan

Case Study 1: Chronic Lower Back Pain

  Does this sound familiar? You have long-standing lower back issues; mostly it’s there as a niggle, but periodically the pain ‘locks’ you & interferes with daily life and activities.  When that happens you seek treatment relief which might involve manipulations. These can both free you temporarily, and sometimes make you feel temporarily worse.  The symptoms are rarely absent, but

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