"I had been experiencing knee pain, a hot burning sensation in both knees for several months, then I began to have heel pain too for aprox three months. The pain progressed, it was difficult to wear shoes and my feet were very stiff and sore, especially in the mornings when I put my feet to the ground and when walking up and down stairs. I stopped all my usual leisure activities as I thought rest would help my knees and heels. Dog walking, yoga and cycling were greatly missed and I was becoming more and more anxious and stressed about the length of time it was going to take to solve these problems.
I discussed my pains with my yoga teacher who agreed a break from class would probably be best, she recommended heel exercises which helped, we thought it was an Achilles heel prob.
Doctors appointments followed and a course of anti inflamatory tabs were prescribed for inflamed joints showing wear, if tabs didn't work a referal to a physio would be considered but that could take several wks. I did not feel much benefit from first course of tablets. I was disheartened and didn't start the stronger ones prescribed.
A friend, a dedicated basketball player recommended a sports physio in Newry. I hadn't been to a physiotherapist before, to be honest I didn't really know what to expect, I was just keen to find an answer to what exactly was causing this pain and what I needed to do to help myself recover and get back to what I usually do. I wanted further advice, the correct exercises and a recovery plan asap not just painkillers to numb the pain! My husband googled sports physio's in Lisburn and I contacted Gavin.
I was happy with Gavin and the advice he gave me right from our initial telephone conversation. I made an appointment and completed my new patient forms prior to my visit. This was a great benefit as it didn't eat into the consultation or treatment time and I definitely left feeling the fee was for the duration of the full appointment time with Gavin and not half spent on a paper exercise, money well spent.
I was delighted with the whole service. I experienced great pain relief immediately and have an exercise recovery plan to build up and strengthen my weak areas. I am two wks into the exercise plan and I know its working. The treatment and advice relieved more than my pain, it has eased my worry and stress and I am walking my dogs and back on my bike! I have recommended Gavin and his Physiotherapy to family & friends & many since my visit, I am just delighted at the change it has made for me.
Thank you Gavin"