Nothing’s better than a good success story…
And, we’ve got a few.
A young man in his mid-twenties came to see me last July for ankle pain. He used to compete in figure skating until he injured his ankle on a bad landing during a jump. He had torn 2 ligaments in his ankle and had to undergo surgery to reattach the ligament and clean bone fragments in the ankle. Four years earlier, he had fractured the external malleolus of the same ankle and, according to doctors, had recovered 100%.
Recently, a young university-level hockey player sought acupuncture treatment following her doctor’s recommendation for numbness in her left leg and weakness in her left ankle.
The symptoms started five years ago while she was in a Hockey Canada training camp. At first, she felt pain and discomfort in the groin that led her to want to stretch constantly. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed disc herniation at the L4-L5 level.
The Guitarist’s Fingers
A musician, finishing his master’s degree in classical guitar, came to the clinic because of a decrease in his speed of execution and a feeling of fatigue in the right hand. He had an important recital coming up and needed to improve his performance (speed of execution).
Massage helped him and it was recommended that he tries tuina massage, which brought him to our clinic.