I’m a long distance/endurance runner suffered from my first big injury this year and went to see the team in St Albans and have been in top shape since. My ankle is as good as ever and I’ve run over 250k without a problem. Will be using the services and skills in preparation for some major races next year. Thanks to Aaron Sara and Steve.
I visited Stephen Makinde just over a year ago with an IT band issue and within one session he identified the problem exactly. I then had a follow up visit with Pediatrist Daniel to organise some custom insoles. Since then the problem disappeared and a year on I have ran three marathons with accompanied training with no reoccurrences.
Based on my experience I would say the level of service at Perfect Balance is excellent and what differentiates it from others is the very high level of competence and professionalism.
I cannot recommend Sara Randall enough to new parents who have babies that can’t settle or new mothers’ who are finding breastfeeding challenging! We took our five week old baby to her as I had a difficult labour and, at 5 weeks, he was unsettled, had colic and was also finding it hard to have long feeds.Not only did she really help our baby as a cranial osteopath she also helped me with my breastfeeding technique. I had a different happy baby after the session and I felt so much more confident with my breastfeeding. We only needed one
Not only did she really help our baby as a cranial osteopath she also helped me with my breastfeeding technique. I had a different happy baby after the session and I felt so much more confident with my breastfeeding. We only needed one follow up session before she discharged us.Her advice, support and professionalism was amazing! I highly recommend her to new parents. Thank you so much Sara for all your help and advice!
Her advice, support and professionalism was amazing! I highly recommend her to new parents. Thank you so much Sara for all your help and advice!
I have been working with Phil for over a year now. His sessions are very dynamic and always selects exercises to help develop my golf swing. We are working towards increasing power and consistency through the use of plyometric and strength based training methods.
Together we have been using the Vertimax to increase stability and consistency in the core muscle groups of the swing and improve explosive power through dynamic movement.
We are achieving great gains in strength and stability and through the training. I have seen my curfosis and scoliosis reduce under both physical activity and also in a natural posture.
I’ve been struggling with back pain for seven years, actually it is longer than 7 years but it was seven years ago my local GP escalated my case and referred me to Hemel Hempstead Hospital for an X-ray.
The X-ray on my back didn’t show and damage to my spine and the physiotherapy stated as there was no bone damage, my issue was nerve and muscle related. Good news I thought and this was treatable. I even remember to this day the explanation – my muscles in my lower back were over reacting to what they thought was an issue and protecting the area where there was damage, causing the pain.
I attending many physiotherapists and osteopaths in my local area, received many treatments and was told I need to be patient and persistent with the treatments, which I was. I saw several and each new therapist stated I should complete at least 3 months with them – which I did. I wasnt getting better so then decided a different course of treatment was required and I turned to Acupuncture. It was really interesting and I actually did feel it helped me, but again after 3 months I was still in pain.
I’d been told about Perfect Balance through a colleague at work – “Perfect Balance are great, my wife visited them and they treated her perfectly” – I researched them on line and all the comments were positive. In my mind they were just another Osteopath or Physiotherapist – they all say the same and I’m just going down the same road again. But I’d had enough and needed it sorted – I’m based in Watford and they had clinics in St Albans, Hatfield or Harley Street – I thought to myself is it worth making this journey for the same results?
I had an initial appointment in St Albans with Stephen Makinde – we discussed the history and I advised him what I told all the previous consultants – I remember telling him it was nerve or muscles over reacting to something that isnt an issue. But he didnt take my word for it and started asking questions that didnt relate to my back. “How does it feel when you do this” – “And if you do this, where does it hurt” or “Are you able to access a bath easily”. I asked the questions openly and honestly and following this I was lying on the treatment table with my legs and hips being gently manipulated.
After my first consultation – even providing Stephen with exactly the same information I provided to numerous different experts, I knew that he’d recognised a different issue. I previously had an X ray on what was the effected area and provided this to Stephen – it was an X ray on my lower back. Whilst he didnt dismiss this totally – there and then he stated that the issue was not in that area – this was the area that many GP’s, Osteopaths, Physio’s had stated and only Stephen recognised this error. Within a week I had a scan on my hip and am now going through corrective procedure, for my hip.
I only had 2 consultations with Stephen – that’s all he needed. Every other “expert” or consultant seemed to want me back weekly for 3 months. Stephen identified this issue immediately and has put me on the course to recovery.
In writing this all I would say is speak to an expert who doesnt just know one area. Speak to someone who understands the whole body. If you are in the research phase of reviewing your symptoms or are not sure of what to do – please do not buy into a 3 month plan, see someone who wants to help and knows how to help. Stephen has my contact details and if you would like to speak to me about what I’ve written or more information, please request them from Stephen – I wish Perfect Balance were my first port of call.
I would highly recommend Perfect Balance for their professional service from booking to follow up. I was considering having an aromatherapy massage to relieve the pain in my shoulder but opted to try a sports massage instead.
I am pleased I did as it was extremely effective and the therapist was very professional and offered some great advice on how to improve my condition at home. I was very impressed with the overall service.
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