Knee

Hi Adam I have been to see Adam now for a few years for various injuries mostly back, neck, Achilles heel and knees. I have always found Adam most professional and excellent with his treatment and diagnosis. I recently had a lot of trouble with my lower back and knees and was in agony (due I think to gardening of all things!!!) Adam was again as always brilliant and even after my first treatment I felt a lot better. The Kinesio tape that he applied to my left knee has helped so much. I have used knee bandages in the past but have always found my knee ended up swelling even more and would have to take the bandage off in the end. I find with the tape it supports but your knee doesn’t feel like it is bound up. My knee has improved so much and am in less pain which is such a relief. The most wonderful invention ever and am so glad Adam uses it. Plus was also very impressed to see a lot of athletes used it too at the Olympics!!! I would highly recommend Adam to anyone who wants a caring therapist who deals with your problems very quickly and not at an exorbitant cost either. Many Thanks
Carrie Ellis
To Whom It May Concern, During January this year, I injured my right knee at a gym. I have always been fairly fit, but, now in my 50s, I had determined, like many others, to improve my fitness levels, reduce my blood pressure etc., all very good intentions, by going regularly to a ladies’ gym which I enjoyed. However, on this particular occasion, I jogged rather too enthusiastically from side to side on the jogging platforms and suffered the consequences. My knee became very painful and swollen, shocking to me, because this was a first experience of this kind and made me realise how very precious knees are and how very much we take them for granted when working well and normally. All in all, I visited the doctor’s three times, attended some physiotherapy sessions, had an MRI scan which showed a torn cartilage and some wear and tear, hired a ‘Knee-hab’ machine to help exercise the quad muscles back into some useful strength and generally applied the RICE technique when necessary (rest, ice, compression, elevation). This went on until August, but I was determined to do what I could to get my knee back in good working order without having to have an arthroscopy – which might have been the next step if the knee continued to be troublesome. I saw Adam’s advertisement in the Thornton List and decided to give him a try since knees were listed under the parts of the body which could be helped by Chiropractic. Adam read the report from the MRI scan, thoroughly examined my knee, which was still very noticeably swollen, although gradually improving mobility and strength wise. He decided that the swelling needed to be reduced which would in turn reduce discomfort and aid the healing. He used kinesio tape, a wonderful technique, much used by athletes and sports people of all disciplines. Over a period of four weeks with the kinesio tape expertly applied and in place, the swelling came down and the knee was restored to normal proportions and mobility. This meant that I could walk confidently into my appointment with an orthopaedic consultant (the follow up through my doctor to the MRI scan) who was able to discharge me. Adam has also given my whole body a thorough ‘scanning’ to ascertain spinal flexibility and has been giving me ‘maintenance’ treatment with some ‘adjustments’ and massage to maintain optimum movement and pain free neck and back. I would certainly recommend his very skilful, efficient and good humoured approach and wish him every success in his Coastal Chiropractic Clinic at St. Annes. I have certainly benefitted from his treatment.
Carolyn Barnsley

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