Rose, a beauty and holistic therapist, suffers with pain in her lower back, neck and shoulders (around her shoulder blade). On her first assessment (#1) we found that she had a leg length difference of 10mm with her right leg being shorter. As well as that we also found dysfunctions within her movement as identified by red crosses.
Now rose is my perfect client. Why? Because she does her homework as asked. And as a consequence she's seeing results.
#2 is our second session. Notice how many of the crosses have disappeared. Also note that there is no longer a leg length difference.
Now one more thing to note is that there is also a difference within the shoulder area. Can you see that in #1 her right side was 4 1/2 and her left was 2 1/2. This is the number which tells us how far forwards her shoulders are rounding (and rounding shoulders, as you can imagine, can have painful consequences). Now ideally we want this number to be 2 or less. In #2 (her second session) it has dropped to 3 1/3 and 2. And in #3 (at the end of session #2) it has dropped to 2 1/2 and 1.
Now I must point out one more thing, we haven't even touched her shoulders. We have simply been addressing her pelvis and spine.
So if you are like rose and have been having pain in your neck and shoulders and it has not been resolved with treatments to those areas then please stop chasing pain and start thinking outside the box. Treat the cause and not the symptom.
And for an update, rose's pain has pretty much gone. Well done lady!
(Oh and just to let you know, names are always changed on my posts to protect the identity of my clients)