‘A year ago, when I was at my lowest, suffering from fatigue, I could barely leave the house. I was suffering with a bad back and neck ache, constant fatigue, headaches and many other symptoms.
Since starting the treatment in April 2012 my life has changed.
I have seen many osteopaths and physiotherapists about my hip and groin pain for many years, in Germany as well as in England, and I must say I have never met anyone as competent and knowledgeable as Michael Parr from Osteopathy At Home. He does not just do his job, his heart is in his work. He goes to seminars, talks and workshops around the world and he is really engaged and committed whilst treating me. What I am most impressed by is how thoroughly he does the exercises with me. Nothing escapes his expert eye and he pays attention to the smallest movement and muscle, checking and ensuring that I do my exercises correctly; just like the best therapist I could imagine. With his great sense of humour, his friendliness, his sensitivity and good manners he makes sure that I never feel self-conscious when doing the exercises in front of him, and his correcting/adjusting/demonstrating feels very skilful and professional. Michael is also a really good listener, and in combination with his holistic approach he looks at the whole person. No one else before listened (and remembered!) so carefully to the details of my everyday life-style, how much a day I walk, how I carry my bag, which shoes I wear and all the other little things which contribute to orthopaedic issues and are far too often ignored by other therapists.
Michael has been the only person able to fix me! I have had over 13 years of widespread joint pain including my whole spine. I had undergone numerous diagnostic investigations and was constantly told that there was nothing wrong. I steadily increased my pain medication to try to ‘deal’ with the pain. Eventually I was taking over 40 pills a day and wearing pain relief patches on my skin. I couldn’t sleep, read, think properly, and I was just about maintaining my role as a teacher. I had no life outside of work as I was too shattered and down to do anything.
Michael changed all of this and steadily increased my movement, reduced the pain – I can now read, socialise and take no medication at all! I can honestly say that I am pain free – and HAPPY! I owe this all to Michael! Thank you so much.