James Thompson,  College Rd. Cork.

Injury: 

Whiplash from two car accidents: the first was 1998 & the second was 2009 both are back problems.

How bad has the injury/pain affected your life/sport?

I played rugby on the first injury but I ceased to play after a year as the pain was apparent.

How has it affected your mood? 

Sometimes it affected my mood to the degree that I had to just get up, go for a walk or do a stretch.

How has it affected your sport?

I went to the gym for a time, but not knowing the proper exercises, I think I have the made the situation worse.

How has it affected your emotions?

It has made me grumpy sometimes.

Can you describe the treatment? 

The treatment is a unique treatment that works with the energy of the person & the acuteness of the neuromuscular physiotherapy. It is sore but it is meant to hurt.

Was it painful? 

It was at the start but it is kind of comforting now.

Did it ease your pain instantly?

It did, but I feel that I need a few good sessions. One is not enough.

Do you find Special Pain Relief beneficial? 

I did indeed. Due to my specific injury, the treatment is perfect for me, a good cure for it.

What are your positives?

My posture is a lot better & the pain seems to have eased.

How did you find Elaine?

Elaine was/is very friendly, very good at her trade and very knowledgeable about the neuromuscular side of the body.

Do you find the clinic comfortable? 

The clinic is very clean, calming, and comfortable. It is a professional set-up.

Are you enjoying your life more? 

Yes, the pain is not always on the brain as it was.

 


 

 

Lisa O Brian, Cork City

Injury: Lower back pain-chronic at times. Caused by bad maintenance, heavy lifting etc high

How bad has this Injury/pain affected your life/ sport?

At times I am unable to physically carry out tasks. e.g.. Hovering, lifting my daughter(Age 3)

Gym, Walking a distance.

How has it affected your mood:

My mood can be low at times and I can get frustrated.

How has it affected your sport:

After the Gym my back aches a lot.

How has it affected your emotions:

Because of the pain I can be very emotional. this can range from anger and frustration at not being able to do things to teary and short tempered as a result of the pain.

Can you describe the treatment?

The treatment is very pleasant, non-invasive. To me it feels as though Elaine is putting my body back together again, the way its meant to be.

Was it painful?

No it is not, feels a little funny at times when areas are clicking back into place but never painful. It’s quite comfortable.

Did it ease you pain instantly?

Yes it did, I felt huge relief. Felt looser and a lot less tense.

Do you find specialist Pain relief Beneficial?

Absolutely, very much so.

What are your positives?

I am an awful lot less tense, my body feels looser. I can bend and turn around without pain. As a result my mood has lifted, I feel I am not restricted to what I can and cannot do. It’s made a huge difference to my life.

How do you find Elaine?

Fantastic, Elaine is very good at what she does, she really knows what she is talking about and really knows the workings of the body. Elaine has been excellent at getting right at the pain and relieving it. Elaine has also helped me maintain relief not just  with my back but all over. Elaine is also very comfortable to be around and her genuine interest in your well being is obvious.

Do you find her clinic comfortable?

Yes, very. It is cosy and bright with lovely surroundings.

Are you enjoying your life more?

Most Defiantly. I feel like my body has bee put back together in the right way. Because of this new physical ease my mood and well being have lifted greatly. It is a huge relief and has made a massive difference.,

 


 

Colin O Sullivan, Vancouver Canada

Injury: It is a complicated injury because there is at least three different problems.

How bad has this Injury/pain affected sport:

It’s forced me retire from sport altogether. Can’t do what I once never thought twice about for example if the lads organize a game of 5 aside, I would like to play but I cannot.

Not allowed  to snowboard.

How has it affected your Career: 

My job is carpentry and the Physio told me I have picked the wrong career and I’m beginning to see what she was talking about.

How has it affected your emotions:

Not really sure if it’s affected my emotion’s. It is very frustrating. I have had three knee operations and the specialist says I need another one.

Do you find specialist Pain Relief Beneficial: 

Yes, I found Specialist Pain Relief very helpful. The recovery times varied depending on the work done.

What are your positives:

Any treatment that helps the pain is a positive.

How do you find Elaine:

Elaine was excellent and very professional.

Do you find her clinic comfortable?

Yes, the clinic was comfortable.

 


 

Mark McDonnell, Bishopstown. Cork.

Injury: Broken wrist

How bad has this Injury/pain affected your life/ sport?

Pain affects me daily, I no longer play contact sports

How has it affected your mood:

Negatively affects my mood

How bad has this Injury/pain affected sport:

I do not do any sports that directly put too much strain on my wrist. (Used to be a goalkeeper)

Can you describe the treatment?

Treatment was very relaxing, it felt like it was over in 5 minutes but in reality it was closer to an hour

Did it ease you pain instantly?

Yes, movement prior to treatment was approx. 15%. Immediately after treatment closer to 85%.

Years later it is still not 100% and requires surgery.

Do you find specialist Pain Relief Beneficial?

Yes, very beneficial

What are your positives?

Immediate and noticeable pain relief and a much more extended range of movement.

How do you find Elaine?

Elaine is a lovely lady who made me feel instantly comfortable and at ease with a treatment that I had not experienced prior to attending her clinic.

Do you find her clinic comfortable?

Yes 

 


 

 

Karen Lunnon, Photographer, Cork

Injury: Shoulder Injury from car crash

How bad has this Injury/pain affected your life/sport/Work?

This injury has really affected my life. As I work as a photographer it is essential that I have full control and power  of my arms and shoulders. My injury has made it very difficult for me to do a whole days work without pain. I have also struggled sleeping as a result.

How has it affected your mood:

Due to the lack of sleep and constant pain I had found I was very irritable and uncomfortable. I found it was also affecting  my concentration.

How has it affected your work?:

I was unable to give my entire self to my work and as a result my career suffered.

How has it affected your emotions:

My personal life was also affected as I was very tired and emotionally drained from not being able to  achieve the goals I had set myself.

Can you describe the treatment?

The treatment began with a consultation. Elaine is amazing at putting you at ease instantly. She is a very warm and caring person which makes the experience that much more relaxing.

Was it painful?

Depending on the degree of pain I either lie on a massage bed or sit on a chair. Elaine then presses on the points which are related to the pain. She massages and twist/manipulates the muscles.

Did it ease you pain instantly?

It is not painful. There may be a little pressure at times.

Yes my pain was eased instantly every time I have had the treatment.

Do you find specialist Pain relief Beneficial?

The treatment with Elaine has changed my life. I have been able to work as much as I want. I have never slept better. It has affected my life in a great way. I instantly feel taller when I leave after my treatment.

What are your positives?

I feel stronger physically and mentally since I began my treatment with Elaine.

My career is stronger than ever as is my personal life. I have strength and confidence that I never had before.

How do you find Elaine? Do you find her clinic comfortable? 

The clinic is very warm and inviting just like Elaine. It is personable and professional at the same time.

Are you enjoying your life more?

Life is awesome since I met Elaine. I would highly recommend anyone in need of pain relief to meet with Elaine

 


 

Cian Pidgeon,  Castleconnell Co. Limerick

Injury: Wrist

How bad has this Injury/pain affected your life/ sport?

It has affected the enjoyment and had a knock on effect to my technique.

How has it affected your mood:

None

How has it affected your sport:

Reduced training.

How has it affected your emotions:

None

Was it painful?

No

Did it ease you pain instantly?

Yes

Do you find specialist Pain relief Beneficial?

Yes

What are your positives?

Full health

How do you find Elaine?

Competent.

Do you find her clinic comfortable?

Yes

Are you enjoying your life more?

 Yes.

 


 

 

Laurette Bergin,  Co. Tipperary. 

Injury: Shoulder injury

How bad has this Injury/pain affected your life/sport/Work?

My shoulder injury was very uncomfortable and sore to even sit still let alone anything else.

How has it affected your mood

It made me grumpy especially if i had to do anything.

Can you describe the treatment?

The treatment was great.

Was it painful?

Not painful at all.

Did it ease you pain instantly?

It eased the pain immediately.

Do you find specialist Pain relief Beneficial? 

Yes. I can stand up straight now and feel better.

How did you find Elaine?

 Found elaine by recommendation.

Do you find her clinic comfortable?

 Her clinic is very relaxing and she put me at ease.

Are you enjoying your life more?

 Loving my life again. :) 


 

 

Joyce O Keeffe, Ballincollig, Co. Cork. JoyceO'Keeffe

Injury: Severe Shoulder and upper back pain and my Jaw was out of place.

How bad has this Injury/pain affected your life/ sport?

Constant tightness in the shoulders; effected my moods, my nervous system, my posture as well as my sleep. The on-going tension was very uncomfortable; my jawline was out of place therefore this effected how I looked, how I was eating etc.

How has it affected your sport?

I was less motivated to go to the gym as the tension would be so painful that it was not worth it. I could not relax my muscles and exercise was making them tenser.

How has it affected your emotions?

Constant tension affected me in a lot of ways but mainly I found I was on edge; angry due to lack of sleep.

Can you describe the treatment?

The specialist pain relief treatment that was given to me by Elaine was very thorough; Elaine intuitively knew where was pain was without me going into too much detail. The treatment I had was amazing; looking back I didn’t realise the actual extent of how much pain I was in until I had the treatment with Elaine; afterwards I could feel myself being more relaxed less tense and the best part NO PAIN!

I tried to achieve this results my other treatments before I was introduced to the work accomplished by Elaine but no other method (Deep Massage, Acupuncture, and Shiatsu) worked as well as Elaine’s therapeutic pain relief treatment.

Was it painful?

Overall no but when loosening out some of my more tense areas there was a discomfort but Elaine handled my pain with tenderness and care.

Did it ease you pain instantly?

Yes, there was an instant release both physically and emotionally. After a few days I felt stronger, more positive and motivated in body, in my work place and the gym. I was happier and a more energetic person.

Do you find specialist Pain relief Beneficial?

Yes; the results show for themselves. I feel great.

What are your positives?

My physical and mental wellbeing improved greatly. I was less emotional, sleeping better and motivated to do exercise.

How do you find Elaine?

Elaine was thorough and precise when dealing with my pain. She knew the points where I was very tense and she release this tense pressure with her treatment but also giving me guidance on the emotional effects of the pain. She is very professional, very easy to talk to and a very natural way of healing through her Neuro-muscular therapy.

Do you find her clinic comfortable?

Yes, it was very relaxing.

Are you enjoying your life more?

100%. As mentioned above I did not realise the extent of my pain until I had the treatment with Elaine and felt the release and changes in my body and my mind and my life in general. Previously I was putting up with such intense pain it became a part of my life until I felt the results of Elaines therapy, I felt relaxed. More relaxed than I felt in years. (Thanks Elaine!!)


 

James O Sullivan, Cork City

How bad was the injury: Broken nose; I had sharp pains in my nose and a bruised eye.

How has it affected your mood:

The injury was very irritating when breathing.

Can you describe the treatment and was it painful: 

The treatment was not painful, Elaine explained what was happening step by step and that helped me relax.

Did it ease the pain instantly: 

Elaine was able to straighten my nose which resulted in my bruised eye healing quicker, so it defiantly helped.

Did I find specialist pain relief beneficial:

Yes definitely.

What are your positives: 

My nose was straightened, I felt better and my bruised eye healed a lot quicker.

How did you find Elaine:

Very professional, explains everything as it happens which I found very comforting. Over all very good.

Did you find her clinic comfortable:

Yes.

Are you enjoying your life more:

Yes it was great to get my nose straightened and to be able to shorten the healing of the bruise around my eye.

 


 

Testimonial by Neuromuscular & Physical Therapist Kieran McNally

I had problems with my medial ligament in my left knee. I had the injury on and off for about 12 months and it was very irritating reasons being, I play soccer at a good level, because of this injury my performances dropped mainly because when I started to get fit id have another set back with my knee and the cycle of therapy, rehab and fitness would start again.

I’m a therapist myself which led me to Elaine. She took me through a very unique treatment where somehow she was able to trace where my injury was coming from and that it was not necessarily my knee that was the problem the the problem was stemming from an imbalance in my hips. She explained which muscles needed work to rectify the problem.

Since then I  have had no problem with my injury (touch wood) and it’s been a long time since my fitness levels have been this high.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to wish Elaine the very best of luck on her new venture, I’m sure it will be a success judging by my case.

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