Testimonials

pain free functioning

I am 59 years of age. I would like to thank Guy Ashburner for helping my body return to a state of pain free functioning in a short series of 5 sessions. A few months ago I was about to embark on a rigorous physical and mental journey in a rural area for a few months …….. my mind was ready, but my body was not. A very active childhood growing with mostly boys, and having to “keep up” to belong.

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Loud humming and ringing in my head

I had been suffering with a very loud humming and ringing in my head since early childhood. I had tried various doctors and specialists but no one was able to help me. To compound these issues I developed anxiety as a result of the loud humming. My stress levels have reduced by 80% since seeing Dr Ashburner and I no longer feel anxious as a result of the constant hum as it has all but gone.

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Back Pain - Horse riding - Dressage rider- Equestrian Athlete

I have been competing as a professional Dressage rider for over 15 years and have represented WC province on several occasions. I ride an estimate of 5 to 7 horses every day and for years I have been having problems with tightness and stiffness through my back and neck. In the past I had been for regular physio as well as massages but after a few days my body would tighten up again and it affected my entire posture as well as the aids (signals) that I would then pass onto the horse.

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Scoliosis- Physiotherapy student perspective of osteopathy

I was diagnosed with scoliosis at the age of 16 after I was involved in a car accident. It was unclear whether or not the accident had been the overall cause of the scoliosis or not but after the accident, all the muscle in my back began to shorten and tighten and my lower back became increasingly painful. There was an option of an operation in order to surgically strain my spine but my symptoms did not appear severe enough at the time and the doctor recommended against it, as I was still growing.

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Scoliosis - Sacroiliac Joint Pain - Lower Back Pain

I was diagnosed with scoliosis at 18 and was relatively complication free until the age of 29 after a horse-riding accident. This left my lower back in incredible pain and I went for DPPT sessions which worked to a point but didn’t resolve increasing muscle tightness. 3 years later I injured my SI joint during an intense hot yoga class. At first I didn’t know this was the injury I’d suffered.

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Hip - Groin Pain - Repetitive Strain - Athlete

I have suffered from hip discomfort and pain for a few years now. Waterpolo was a big part of my everyday life. April 2013 I sought help from a hip specialist, I went for X rays and MRI scans on both hips. He told me that I had Labral tears in both hips; he said my hip joints were too shallow and it was hereditary. I was told that I would need surgery (age 16), and would never be able to run, swim or cycle, only “calm walks”, and that I would need a hip replacement later.

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Sleep Disorders in Children

“My son Jordan who is 5 years old, has never slept or eaten well since he was born, my husband and I had tried every trick in the book, but nothing worked with him. He was always screaming and just seemed to be a difficult baby and toddler. I eventually was just happy that he would stay in his room and play until he eventually fell asleep at about 10 or 10.

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Chronic pain muscle spasms neck shoulders arms

I have suffered with pain from muscle spasms in my neck, shoulders and arms for many years due to a combination of bad posture, stress, and a bad motor bike accident. I have lived with this almost every day and have literally tried almost everything such as continuous massages to eleviate the pain which unfortunately, only gave temporary relief. Also, I have tried acupuncture, trigger point needling, Physiotherapy, Chinese cupping and massage, Ayurvedic massage and herbal remedies, thai massage, chiropractic treatment but had no permanent lasting relief.

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Severe Headaches

Son struggling with severe headaches: My 15 year old son, Brogan, came home from school in October complaining about a headache. Thinking of his history with sinusitis we just thought it was a bad sinus attack seeing it was that time of the year. We gave him some meds that we kept in the house. The next morning the headache was actually worse. He had a fever and was very listless and he couldn’t keep his head up straight.

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Medical Doctor uses Osteopathy as first choice for musculo-skeletal problems

I have long suffered with upper back and neck pain secondary to poor posture and tension, and with a busy schedule, it’s so much easier convenient to take anti-inflammatories and analgesics then it is to actually deal with the problem. I had tried massage, Acupuncture and Acupressure, with little or short lived success. I stumbled across Osteopathy rather serendipitously while trying to find a chiropractor. After the first treatment by Dr Ashburner I had immediate and lasting relief.

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