All assessments and treatments are performed by licensed physiotherapists only. We believe in taking the time necessary in providing personal, one on one, care to achieve the best possible results. Our friendly and relaxed at atmosphere enables our clients to feel comfortable – not intimidated or rushed during their treatments. We believe that education and knowledge related to your particular injury is key in order for you to self treat and optimally manage your condition. We want to facilitate the healing process while avoiding re-injury.
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Compressed Nerve in Neck – Rapidly Resolved - April 9, 2014
I was off work in September 2013 for 3 weeks with a compressed nerve in my neck which affected my entire right arm – I can honestly say I have never been in such pain in my life – even childbirth did not compare. I could not sleep at night, could not read or watch tv, had dropped my coffee mug and burnt my right forearm whilst cooking – the only thing that gave me any relief was walking – and boy did I pace – all day & continually. I had some relief from massage, conventional physiotherapy & IMS however would still be aware of burning, tingling & my right hand going cold after certain activities such as reading, tv & being on computer.
I was frustrated, irritated and aware that my mood was being negatively affected – I was grumpy, short tempered & depressed thinking I would have to live with “my situation” forever. I did a Google search for physiotherapists in the area of Lake Bonavista that we had recently moved into and found the Bonavista Physical Therapy website with Audrey’s name and a technique called McKenzie Method.
I visited Audrey in late January 2014 and only 1 day after doing the McKenzie Method exercises regularly as she had shown me, was I aware of a decrease in my discomfort level & symptoms. It was too good to be true – I was in total disbelief that something so simple could provide relief.
I saw Audrey again after 3 days and she gave me more exercises to do. A week later I saw her again – things had turned around so much for me in such a short space of time – I was one happy lady. I am still somewhat stunned at how a few simple exercises can be so effective in reducing my discomfort & symptoms.
I now do the exercises regularly and on a daily basis.
Thank you so much Audrey for turning things around for me.
Tracey Fetting RN/OHN | Occupational Health Nurse