One Saturday and one wrong movement and I had a wry neck. Being a physiotherapist myself, I thought that I would be able to get it under control myself with pain killers and anti-spasm medication. However, instead of decreasing pain and mobility, my neck stiffened up within one day entirely. I was unable to move and was unable to get my head into a neutral position anymore. It was a bank holiday weekend and I was really helpless.
Based on a recommendation, I contacted Chews Health and got an appointment directly on the bank holiday Monday. My husband drove me from Liverpool to Manchester and on my way I was in agony with every little movement of the car and I started thinking that physiotherapy might just cause me more pain. However, Mark immediately understood my problems and applied gentle but massively effective techniques. Within 45 minutes treatment I regained almost my entire range of rotation, which really impressed me.
I left Chews health and thought that it would probably stiffen up again (at least a little bit). But the opposite happened and this treatment did the trick. Already on the way back in the car the pain was much less and I felt as if a neck collar had been taken off me.
After that treatment I was able to maintain the range in an almost a pain-free way. With the exercises I had discussed with Mark, I regained my entire range of movement back within one week. I cannot thank Mark and Chews Health enough for their help and their amazing treatment!Go back
Session 75 – Flippin Pain and Public Health Messaging with Felicity Thow, Richard Pell, Cormac Ryan and Lorimer Moseley
The Flippin’ Pain Initiative is a public health campaign run by Connect Health and is a project that aims to bring contemporary pain understanding to the Lincolnshire community. In
What is hypermobility syndrome (HMS)? Being hypermobile means some or all of your joints have an unusually large range of movement. This means you can move your limbs into