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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
When I had my second child, I never expected it to be even harder than my firstborn. But Jason didn’t just cry all night – he SCREAMED and thrashed about, arching his back to escape as us we tried to comfort him – as though we were torturing him. It went on for a year and a half. The only time he ever slept more than his maximum of 2 hours (even at 18 months of age), was when we had dosed him with Ponstan or other pain meds.
I was about to register to have a sinus operation when my wife suggested I try Dr Ashburner. I had received treatment from him a couple of years ago for poor posture. I have had 3 appointments with Dr Ashburner over the past few weeks and already after the first treatment I could feel that my sinuses were draining. Osteopathy is medicine free and it really feels like you and your body are fighting the problems you have, as opposed to medicine ‘doing it for you’.
After suffering from chronic sinusitis for 5 years. Trying various remedies including a sinus wash out and Acupuncture neither of which have helped I was feeling incredibly despondent. Dr Guy Ashburner Osteopath was recommended by a friend who also suffered from sinus related issues. I’ve been to him 4 times now and my symptoms are greatly improved. He uses stretching and massage to alter my posture which is allowing my sinuses to drain more effectively.
My Osteopathy experience with Dr Guy Ashburner Osteopath To the weeks building up to the Miss South Africa Final, I was in a constant high stress environment, I was eating very strictly and exercising twice a day and my body was feeling it. I went to Guy Ashburner during these weeks and it literally saved me. I felt energized and physically stronger for the week ahead every session. What I found made Osteopathy the best was that it was like going to a chiropractor, massage and a physio session combined but better.