Category Archives: Stories

Martha rocks her heels

Handbags and heels are bad for backs, but we can’t help loving them. This is my friend Martha Van Zyl – known as @Syll_ble on Twitter – at her birthday tea at Jam and Daisies in Brooklyn today. I was … Continue reading

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“I now have a happy back” – Michelle’s back pain story

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 … Continue reading

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@battica gets her ball!

Today the planets aligned and I was able to get a Voltaren exercise ball to one of the six winners, Bonita Vos (aka @battica). Bonita, a graphic and web designer, told me she broke her coccyx as a child and … Continue reading

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Mel Bala’s pain in the neck

Everyone has their own set of knot with associated causes. For the letters sent out with Voltaren balls to various influencers, I had to do a bit of guesswork. Here’s the diagram we sent to Mel Bala: So I’m not … Continue reading

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Sam Cowen’s pain in the neck

This is the illustration we sent together with a Voltaren-branded ball to Highveld’s┬áSam Cowen:

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Trying out my ball in the bush

Here I am trying out my Voltaren ball instead of a chair. That’s the Timbavati in the background (it’s a well-travelled ball – even went rollabout in the camp and the game guard had to chase it and catch it … Continue reading

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On the road with my ball

This sounds dodgy, but it isn’t quite as bad as it sounds. The opportunity to travel to Timbavati, my favourite place in the world, came up very suddenly, and instead of saying no, I worked out that with some clever … Continue reading

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