I felt that the treatment was pivotal in speeding up my recovery and allowing me to compete at my best and would recommend it to anyone who wants to get back to their chosen sport ASAP.
OCCUPATION: Personal Fitness Trainer
1 What condition had you been diagnosed with/or what problems were you having?
After competing in an athletics long jump event I believed that I had strained my adductor (groin). However, after applying all the recommended protocols I had still not managed to get to the bottom of the problem. After a consultation with Julie it was revealed that I had a chronic over-use syndrome called osteitis-pubis.
2 What do you think caused this condition?
Lack of flexibility combined with participating in an explosive sport.
3 How long had you been suffering with this condition before a final diagnosis from your GP or other professional?
I did not go to see a GP, as I believed I had strained my adductor.
4 How did this condition affect your daily life?
Had to rest from athletic training for a week and was unable to compete for a month missing two significant competitions.
5 How did you first hear about Therapeople?
Was recommended by one of my clients who were impressed with the results she had gotten.
6 How did you feel the website advertised the Hivamat therapy?
I thought it really did the therapy justice and was very impressed
7 How did you originally make contact with Therapeople?
I telephoned to see if I could get in quickly
8 How thorough did you find your initial consultation with Therapeople and how was this conducted?
Julie was very professional & conducted a thorough interview, which enabled her to pinpoint exactly what my problem was & prescribe an appropriate treatment.
9 What was your first impression of the treatment room in which your
treatment was carried out?
The treatment room was very relaxing and peaceful. Once inside it was hard to imagine that you were in the heart of a busy city centre.
10 Please describe the sensation of the Hivamat therapy?
Unusual but very pleasant, light and pulsating!
11 Please describe the effect of the treatment immediately after?
I experienced an immediate improvement after my first treatment and was able to train at full intensity that same evening.
12 Please describe the effect of the treatment the next day and
I received a further treatment the day before the British Masters Athletics Championships. Not only was I able to compete, but I also came away with a Silver medal, something I could not have conceived a week prior.
13 Would you/have you recommended this treatment to anyone else?
Yes. I felt that the treatment was pivotal in speeding up my recovery and allowing me to compete at my best and would recommend it to anyone who wants to get back to their chosen sport ASAP.
14 Will you return for treatment?
Well, I hope I don't need to. However at my age injuries do happen. I won't hesitate to phone up for a treatment if necessary.
15 How did the treatment compare with other treatments you've had?
It is pain free unlike a normal sports massage because the electrotherapy goes deeply without the therapist having to roughly manipulate with her hands. This is why it makes it ideal for active sports professionals for have acute injuries they need treating immediately.
16 Do you feel you have received value for money?
Absolutely! I don't think I would have been able to compete at my masters championships had I not had the Hivamat therapy.
17 On a scale of 1 to 10 how would you rate the treatment you have