JEFF
Male
Age:  27

PRIMARY COMPLAINT:  Sharp pain in right heel first thing in the
morning which recedes during the day.

DIAGNOSES/TREATMENTS:  Doctor recommended orthotics and
instructed him to ice his foot.

RESULTS ACTIVATION MECHANICS:  After the first session Jeff’s
foot pain went away.  The follow up session one week later reinforced
the work done the previous week.  Jeff is on a two month maintenance
schedule and works out with a new found respect for preparation and
progression.

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ELLENOR
Female
Age: 68

PRIMARY COMPLAINT: Low back pain.   

PREVIOUS/CURRENT TREATMENT:  X-ray and MRI, Physical therapy.

RESULTS ACTIVATION MECHANICS:  After her first appointment
Eleanor’s pain was 80% improved.  By the time of her second
appointment, one week later, her pain was gone.  By the time of her
third appointment, three weeks after the second one, she had already
resumed her regular activity schedule.  She is currently scheduled
every four months for a routine mechanical check-up.


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JANET
Female
Age: 38

PRIMARY COMPLAINT: Pain under left shoulder blade.

PREVIOUS/CURRENT TREATMENT:  Physical therapy, acupuncture
and chiropractic.  A podiatrist prescribed orthotics for plantar fasciitis.

RESULTS ACTIVATION MECHANICS:  After two sessions Janet’s
fourteen month pain under her shoulder blade was gone.  After eight
sessions she was no longer wearing orthotics.   She continues to be
pain free and keeps her three month regular maintenance
appointments.


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JACK
Male
Age: 37

PRIMARY COMPLAINT: Left knee pain.

PREVIOUS/CURRENT TREATMENT:  ACL repair to the right knee,
left hip replacement, physical therapy, chiropractic, Active Release
Technique, acupuncture, massage.   

RESULTS ACTIVATION MECHANICS: It took one session for Jack’s
knee pain to go away.  After six sessions that included body work as
well as a variety of graded exercises specifically designed to target the
muscles that had poor communication, Jack was feeling better than he
had since before the skiing incident.  Jack’s sessions were spaced
one week apart for seven weeks and two sessions at one month with
three-month maintenance visits to follow.

Throughout the course of the treatment process Jack slowly altered
his exercise habits and no longer trains six days a week to failure.  He
has adjusted his workouts so he is doing less and seeing more gains.  
He has a new found respect for working within his body’s limits and
continues to systematically challenge himself slowly to encourage
incremental increases in his body’s ability to tolerate the forces
associated with movement and exercise.  He is no longer “over
training” and is currently injury free.


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BRENNA
Female
Age: 16

PRIMARY COMPLAINT: Crossing the street, Brenna was struck by a
car resulting in a broken collar bone. Has limited mobility and
discomfort.

PREVIOUS/CURRENT TREATMENT:  Her physician gave her
exercises for her shoulder that were easy to do because they were in a
range that was not affected by her injury, but in other positions with
her arm away from her side and over head she experienced extremely
limited mobility and considerable pain.

RESULTS ACTIVATION MECHANICS: Brenna had three appointments
at one week intervals beginning three weeks after the accident. She
now has full, pain free use of her shoulder and is continuing with
routine mechanical check-ups every three months to maintain optimum
orthopedic health as she ages.


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A family decides to take a
camping vacation to a remote
location over rough terrain. They
load up the car with all their
equipment and throw a couple of
kayaks on the roof and off they go
without ever taking into
consideration the make, model,
year and mechanical condition of
the car, without even checking the
condition of their tires.
Starting an exercise program without
checking the health and potential of the
joints and muscles may contribute to
muscle tightness, loss of mobility,
tendinitis, pain, compensation and
osteoarthritis.
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