“My knees hurt because I’m old.” Christine H. said when she came for her first Ortho-Bionomy session with me. She had been a gardner for many years and now thought she would have to stop gardening because she was in her 70’s and her knees ‘didn’t work properly anymore’. She couldn’t bend or squat comfortably and her knee pain was interfering with her work. She didn’t have much hope for change but she wanted to try some Ortho-Bionomy anyway, in case it might help relieve some of the pain. After her first session Christine returned for her follow-up session in a state of disbelief. She said, “I thought it was my age that made my knees stop functioning properly, but they feel so much better now!” The gentle positioning, joint compression and muscle relaxation techniques I used during her first session had allowed her knees to naturally return to their correct alignment, relieving her knee pain and muscle tension and restoring function and mobility. Christine only needed two sessions to get her back into gardening, and now she often recommends Ortho-Bionomy to her friends.
We often get accustomed to the restrictions and dysfunctional patterns that our bodies develop, associating them with ageing. Many people think “My body is too old to change”. But Ortho-Bionomy helps our bodies to remember how to move and be comfortable again, no matter how old we are. The best thing about Ortho-Bionomy is that it doesn’t hurt. Many other approaches to pain relief just hurt too much for older people. Clients often tell me they can’t continue having other treatments because they are too painful. Fortunately Ortho-Bionomy is pain-free and gentle AND effectively relieves pain.