Helen, you are a genius, over the last few days my left side of the spine has finally woken back up again, I’m taking it very slowly, but backward bending now makes sense/is pain free again! The lying on the front exercise is helping my glute fire properly too, when it should. Swimming is fine again too! I really can’t tell you how grateful I am to you and Christien, a year and a half of inexplicable chronic pain is all unravelling, and, just as important, you’ve taken the time to help me understand it too. The compassion and confidence that you both treat your patients with was such a huge relief too. You both always seem irrepressibly chirpy and Dynamo like, but, should you ever have days when you’re feeling tired or dreary, please know that your work is making a huge difference in people’s lives! I’ll still be back in 3 weeks time, but I anticipate reporting relatively little pain and just fine tuning some things.
When I arrived at the White Hart Clinic I was in a lot of pain. I had been suffering from undiagnosed pelvic pain for about 4 months which came on suddenly overnight. I had been off work and had various tests and seen a number of consultants, all specialists in their field but none of whom were able to pinpoint why I was experiencing such a lot of pain. I was taking two different sorts of medication for the pain and in the early stages I had taken several courses of antibiotics too but no infection was ever diagnosed.
I found the treatment and the advice very useful from Helen Keeble. I was made aware that now that I had chronic pain this was not something that would disappear overnight but that I was however on the right track in terms of the medication I was taking. I was also reassured that I did not need further tests.
It was very useful to be able to ask questions about the medication I was taking and to hear that it was a sensible and effective treatment. The physiotherapy that I received helped to ease the pain, not immediately, but slowly but surely, and I became very aware of my pelvic floor muscles and how to control them and how they can tighten up and cause pain. Over a few months my back and pelvic pain improved significantly in addition to my ability to stand for long periods of time, which I had previously found very difficult.
Overall it was multi-modal approach which assisted my recovery: physiotherapy, medication, counselling and meditation (this taught me patience), but what was particularly reassuring about the treatment from Helen was that I was inspired with the confidence that I would get better, I felt reassured that Helen had seen a number of cases similar to mine, her advice was very useful and the physiotherapy helped to ease the pain enabling my body to start to recover and also helping with my perception of pain.
I appreciated Helen’s personable approach and the fact she told me I didn’t need to see her again unless the problem got worse i.e. an honest appraisal with no hard-sell
Helen is excellent – extremely professional and knowledgeable and very good at putting you at ease
Having become virtually housebound during the latter stages of my pregnancy due to chronic hip and pelvic pain caused by the position of the baby, Helen was a complete godsend. She was able to alleviate the symptoms to an extent that made the day to day before the birth bearable, and then with follow up care was able to re-align and bring me back to normal working order! I would highly recommend her to anyone. She made all the difference where others had failed to help.