I initially started seeing Lisa Price because I had a couple of ribs out of alignment that were giving me great pain. I had thought that this was due to an old whiplash injury sustained in an accident. Lisa was able to determine, however, that my pain was due to a complicated interaction between an age-old upslip to my right SI joint and some scoliosis in my upper left back. Lisa’s diagnosis led me to a long but successful journey of physio, exercise and prolotherapy.
The physiotherapy (joint manipulation, visceral mobilization and cranial sacral therapy) was integral to realigning my pelvis/SI joint. The exercises prescribed helped to strengthen the muscles needed to stabilize my joints, and the prolotherapy gave me the ligament stability needed to maintain my alignment. Lisa also referred me to Stephen Barclay who used his acupuncture and intramuscular stimulation skills to help my muscle spasms release.
My lower back pain, which I’ve had for as long as I can remember, is now gone. I am able to sit for extended periods of time. I can jog and ski again. And the most surprising benefit is that I have been virtually cured of many of the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome that I suffered from for over 25 years. I am quite sure that the fact that my lower back is no longer inflamed and sore, and that my upper ribs are not misaligned, has contributed to clearing my IBS. Now, I only need the occasional maintenance treatment for neck and upper back tightness.
Both Lisa and Stephen are quite obviously life-learners who are always improving their skill set. I loved going to physio because I learned a lot about how the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems work together. I always felt well supported, and well educated, and that I had some ownership of my recovery. They are also not threatened by referring out to other types of therapy such as massage and prolotherapy.
Lisa and Stephen have contributed to improving my quality of life immensely. Because I’m not in pain and not suffering from IBS, I am a much more effective, happy person and it has benefited my work and personal life more than I could ever explain!
I am absolutely delighted with the treatment I have received at 8 Rinks Physiotherapy Clinic, and I have referred so many people to the clinic. They are different and exceptional because they are genuinely interested in looking at complicated cases. They look at the underlying cause of the symptoms and “connect the dots.” They are empathetic, and have never dismissed any of my complaints – rather they were very encouraging and complimentary.