‘I injured my back and shoulder several months ago and was initially told by the doctor to rest at home. After a week of sitting there not being able to move I went to see Viki, who was recommended to me by a family member. After a consultation session, during which she managed to work out what job I did just from the pattern of my injuries, she found the problem right away. I went to her for treatment twice a week and my back quickly became less painful and my shoulder moved more freely. Viki gave me a series of stretches and exercises to do at home, which made a huge difference to the way I felt and allowed me to return to work much sooner than if I had just rested at home.
When I went back to work, she gave me advice about how I could adjust my work environment to accommodate my injury as well as changing the way I sit in the car to make travelling more comfortable. On a couple of occasions, I have arrived home from work in the evening with a very stiff and painful back and Viki has been able to see me that day to work on it straight away.
I now go to see her once a week and have been really encouraged by the progress I have made with her help. I am also much more confident that I can do normal things again without re-injuring myself. Sometimes I go in with a specific area that is painful and she works on it for the whole time, other times she massages my whole back, but I always leave feeling much better. I would recommend Viki to anyone who is worried about asking for help with an injury or bad back, she is always cheerful and friendly and will work with you towards a positive outcome.’
-Stephen P, Dunstable
‘Party in the Park! Not quite, but we did end up throwing a medicine ball around in public in the park!
After I was signed off by the hospital physiotherapist following treatment for a fracture to my shoulder (top of the humerus) I still had a very long way to go. Viki stepped in to help me out. She worked out a weekly programme of stretches and exercises to help me gain my mobility back. Each week she reviewed my progress and discussed my next target. Once I found the exercises easier I moved on to working with weights to build up the strength in my muscles and ligaments. Every four or five weeks she gives me a massage and works on the painful areas in my arm, as well as my shoulders and back which she has been looking after for the last few years.For the last few weeks we have been outside in the park, throwing and catching different size balls and working on the movements which were still either impossible for me or difficult and painful.
I recently saw a different physiotherapist and she was extremely impressed by my recovery and asked who had been working with me. I was pleased to be able to tell her.
I have already recommended Viki to friends and family and cannot speak too highly of her determination to do everything she can to help. She is friendly, professional, knowledgeable and very competent.
We had a weekly audience of dogs and their owners, but it was worth it!’
-Elisabeth P, Dunstable