Meet Medina O'Driscoll (second from the right wearing a white t-shirt and sunglasses), this month's client of the month. We have chosen Medina because she is an inspiration to us in her determination, patience and positive approach to her chronic symptoms.
Her consistent execution of her rehab exercises and following our advice makes us proud of her in her journey to a better lifestyle.
We must remember that a lot of us suffer from these 'chronic' symptoms - aches and pains - and it is up to us, the individual as to how we are going to deal with this.
Are we going to let it take over our lives, or are we going to tackle it head on, determined to find a better quality of life?
Medina first visited Sophie in February 2016 suffering from chronic Achilles pain. Sophie called upon other health professionals in our SV Sports Therapy network and worked with top podiatrsits, physiotherapists and shockwave experts to aid Medina's pain.
If you have suffered or are suffering from Achilles pain, you know that it isn't a 'quick fix, quick massage and everything will be sorted kind of approach'. And this was all too true in Medina's case.
19 months on, Medina has made significant improvements, is now exercising and strength training with Jess in our partnered gym in Loughton and has made positive lifestyle changes to ensure the future is a healthier one.
On 10 September, Medina participated in the Race for Life Pretty Muddy 5k for Cancer Research and completed it with NO PAIN!
Medina you're fab! Keep going and thank you for letting us help you!