Michelle Kaplan says an osteopath worked for her. Here’s her story:
I’ve suffered with backache for about 6 years now on and off. I first saw a chiropractor 3 times a week (cost me an absolute fortune), who also told me I can’t wear heels – I was devastated. After seeing him 3 times a week for 4 months, I called it a day. I didn’t see an improvement and didn’t see the point of paying money to be tortured by him every session for no results.
I then saw a physiotherapist, who made things so bad that I had to go to the doctor to give me a cortisone injection just to ease things up and get me walking again. I then wrote the physio off as a bad joke.
I learnt to live with the pain and discomfort until I couldn’t even go for a run anymore because my alignment was so badly out of shape and had a ripple effect on everything down to the way I was standing!
A dear friend of mine, who is one of those excellent running-types referred me to her osteopath. I had never heard of an osteopath before that day. Apparently you can’t study to become one here in SA so it’s a very specialised field. What an osteopath basically does is work on the bones like a chiro and the muscles like a physio, but actually fixes things by bringing those very crucial bits into aligned harmony!
I saw her for 3 months and felt relief, I even got back to running and finished the 10km RunJozi (had a few blisters, but made it!) She also shows you how to keep yourself ok, so you don’t need to spend a fortune seeing her every week.
I’m now down to a visit every 6 weeks just to make sure I stay aligned and have a happy back.
Michelle’s osteopath is Dr Nicola Frickle. She’s based in Bryanston and her number is: 011-234-8018.