26 year old female office worker
Reason for coming to Barefoot Physiotherapy:
6 months of neck & shoulder pain. Has seen other Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Acupuncture Therapists, Massage Therapists and a Musculoskeletal GP for the same problem with no resolution.
Goal = Sit comfortably at work for a whole day/week and sleep painfree.
Uneven posture (one shoulder sitting higher than the other)
40% Neural irritation
60% active movement at the shoulder, neck and trunk
Pain with waking in the morning and after a day at work
Neural interface treatment
Joint glides to the neck lying on bed and with neck rotation
Rib joint glides lying down and with trunk rotation
Jaw muscle releases
Home exercise program (daily) of joint mobility, muscle releases and postural strength exercises
Outcome (7 sessions in 3 weeks):
Even shoulder posture and head position
No neural irritation
Full Active movement of the neck, shoulder and trunk
Sitting at work & sleeping painfree
Influences on the Result:
The client saw 3 different physios at the clinic due to needing ‘after-work’ times for appointments.
The client has a supportive partner and network of friends encouraging Physiotherapy and asking about progress.