After 5 days, my back is finally returning to some sort of normality, thanks to my Osteopath John Yeboah. My visit 2 days ago sorted most of the problem, but one part of my lower back (right side, the bony bit) still felt `stuck, locked’ and painful.
Today’s visit focused on that area – more focused (and slightly warmer) treatment with the ultrasound tool, followed by deep muscle manipulation and stretching (ouch, that’s the painful part), and finally positioning the legs, arms and twisting -pushing the hip and torso in a manipulative move that could look (and feel) dangerous – but when the bones click – relief floods!
I was looking a the many biology / anatomy diagrams on the treatment room wall – so many muscles, nerves, joints!
Good God- if just one was manipulated incorrectly, no doubt the client would be in a worse situation. So I have the utmost respect for this very essential medical profession (to me at least).
It’s still quite weird, calling the Osteopath by his first name, as we are used to calling people of medical professions as `Doctor..’
He is quite brilliant and well organised – most of his work place automated – from door alarm, cctv monitor inside treatment room looking out the main reception to the integrated computer that shows everything from appointments to a treatment diagram/ plan of the patient, and the automated appointment online system that sends texts/ e-mail as confirmation. As I explore self-employment horizons, I hope I can reach a sort of similar self-contained level of personal and professional management - for I have been known in the past to be a bit dis-organised, lacking focus or a poor time-keeper. I can say all this now, because it’s all changing. or `Surgeon’ or `Specialist’. Well, John in my view deserves a better title surely? And all the other such medical experts (and I asked him if I can blog about him- in the middle of me being flat on my belly on the treatment couch, my face poking down through a small hole, with only a view of the floor, as he treated my back).
Thanks John for the inspiration, as well as the treatment that keeps me walking normally – every day!
For anyone wanting a brilliant nice qualified Osteopath in the Enfield / north London area (based in Bush Hill Park, one stop from Enfield Town), here’s the link http://www.enfieldosteoclinic.com/ John is 18 years in full-time Osteopathic Practice, Registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), and a Member of Back Care (N.B.P.A.).