I began to experience moderate to severe sciatic pain in late October 2017, aged 63; the pain made walking difficult and prevented me from doing simple daily activities, like putting on my shoes and cleaning the house. I even developed a curvature of the spine, which made me lean about 10-12 degrees, all because of my back pain!
I saw physios, chiropractors, and osteopaths, but nothing they did or suggested helped. In late May 2018, an orthopaedic doctor found that I had a pinched lumbar disc and scoliosis; he told me find someone who was certified in McKenzie therapy, a specific treatment for back pain. I found Areej on the web and began seeing her at the end of June 2018.
After assessing my impairment, she immediately started me on a series of exercise steps to strengthen my back and core muscles. After only four (4!) visits, my scoliosis had very noticeably improved, and I was experiencing only low levels of pain when I walked. I’ve now been under her care for just over 2 months and my sciatic pain is resolved—gone completely!—and my scoliosis is almost undetectable (she and I are continuing to work on that). My back and core are much stronger, and it is all because of Areej’s excellence!
She is dedicated, caring, and very, very knowledgeable. She has a holistic approach to physiotherapy; diet, breathing, and relaxation techniques were all a part of my treatment and helped in my healing. Areej is just brilliant—if I hadn’t found her, I am quite sure I would still be bent and in pain.
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