John Harris is, without doubt, a brilliant osteopath. He's fixed my neck and back several times over the years. He's seen me through my bodybuilding days, through a couple of whiplash injuries, pregnancy, post pregnancy, 'laptop' shoulders (that's the flying/working in tiny space injury) and my recent, pretty bad, whiplash forllowing the shunt I was subjected to in March.
Two sessions saw it off, despite the severity, but this last 10 days has seen a lot of creep in the soft tissue. Convinced (before I went to him) that there was something really sinister going on inside my spine, I called him on Tuesday and made an appointment for Thursday. In the meantime, I did some very mindful and gentle yoga, which relieved a lot of the pressure around the neck (and allowed me to actually get some reasonable sleep, first time in several days).
Yesterday he worked his magic, but not before his assistant (a young graduate osteo) put the TENS on me for 10 minutes and then spent a good 20-30 minutes massaging and working the tissue around my spine and neck thoroughly. That's one of the key differences when you come to see John. You get thoroughly warmed up before he does any manipulation, muscles are encouraged to 'let go' before he does his stuff.
He doesn't need me to blog about him, he doesn't do any advertising, he works purely from word of mouth (that says it all!), but I can't help telling the world (ok, about 3 people) how brilliant he is. He's my hero. Today, I can sit again, no pain. Hurrah for heroes.
p.s. nothing sinister in my spine, just soft tissue issues