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Chronic pain is tough and frustrating, and unless you’ve experienced it, it’s hard to understand the impact it can have. At age sixteen I developed severe RSI and chronic back pain. Over the years I saw GPs, specialists and tried a number of therapies but nothing gave lasting benefits and no-one seemed to understand what I was going through. I felt like I had to protect my body because it was weak and I couldn’t do the activities I wanted. The lowest point came when my girlfriend at the time had to wash my hair because my hands hurt so much.
In the end I decided I had to fix myself rather than have someone fix me. I read countless books on pain and how the body works. I did daily stretches and exercises, changed my mindset and worked on my posture. Slowly but surely the pain went away.
Years later I started asking myself “what do I really want to do with my life?” and I had an idea – help people live pain free! So I started a Masters Degree in Osteopathy, and after three years of training, I felt that something was missing – a focus on posture and why people developed pain in the first place! Research led me to The Egoscue Method, a form of Posture Correction Therapy, and I decided to train in that. I left Osteopathy and qualified as a Postural Alignment Specialist certified by the Egoscue Institute.
I’ve been helping people with their posture for about six years now. Most people come to see me because they’re in pain, but quite a few come because they’re unhappy with how they look, or they want to stay pain free as they age. It’s interesting and important work. I’m always amazed by how much the body can change if you give it the right things.
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