I’m sorry I haven’t kept you updated, especially considering your very conscientiousness and generous communication. Since my last email we’ve been traveling. You’re entitled to some much deserved kudos!!
I feel I made tremendous progress, despite the “pep talk” (not!) the ortho gave me when I told him I was going to follow your protocol. I started with virtually no range of motion and tremendous pain in the elbow & shoulder to full range of motion and completely pain free for normal day to day activity in two weeks. I haven’t started working out yet. When we get home I’ll test it out on some light weights. Of course, I’m a bit nervous. I am a little confused to what my new regime will be. I do enjoy cross fit and wish my gym environment and trainer would be more supportive of what I need to do to modify.
Now, that I understand the idea of healing and maintaining tendon health, I’m excited to work on other areas (knees, back). Although, I am confused about how to target the back…
When we get home, there are many people I’m looking forward to recommending your book. I’ve seen a couple of msg boards out their full of people who could use your help. It’s quite sad to realize how many people have really been suffering for a long time. I won’t give away the secret but will definitely send them in your direction.
Thanks so much! Besides the healing, you’ve also provided me w/a tremendous amount of empowerment.
Sincerely, Bobbi Casellas
Hi Alex, I am really pleased to be able to say after two long years of tendon pain I am 98% recovered. After trying every treatment possible from acupuncture, massage, glucose injections, dry needling and so many more expensive treatments I thought I would never find a cure.
I followed your program for 2 months and for the first time in 2 years I actually was able to start running again. My tendon problem was the hamstring attachment at the ischial tuberosity, and it took a while to find the best exercises for it. I started with [list of progression of exercises]. Still doing exercises most days.
Always do a set before I run. Still have a tiny bit of tenderness after I run [which] disappears soon as I stretch my hamstrings. I’m back running 3-4x a week now, slowly building my distances feels great. Thank you so much, the best $24NZ dollars I ever spent.
Regards, Mary-anne from New Zealand
Delighted to say that there has been no need to experiment with [further exercises]. After a few more sessions with [the exercise] described below, the hip bursa pain has gone, both walking on the flat and now even going up and down stairs.
Very many thanks and feel free to use this correspondence to spread the word.
I have tendonitis in both wrists. Shooting pain that was keeping me awake at night. With no health insurance, I was looking for a remedy outside of trips to a doctor and drugs.
I followed your suggestions [for diet and movement adjustments]. The pain is nearly gone in my left wrist and comes and goes in the right. But I think it is subsiding.
Hi, I haven’t heard from you in a while so I thought I would just give you a quick update. My right foot is feeling great, I think that all the exercises have worked well for that foot. My left foot feels better, but is still painful usually at the end of the day if I have been on my feet a lot. I am going to continue the exercises and supplements, but I also made an appointment with my podiatrist to discuss my options for this blasted left foot. I wonder if it is so damaged that it can’t heal properly. I don’t know.
So, I just wanted to thank you for helping me out and taking such an interest in my problem. I will forever recommend your book to anyone I come across with tendonitis. Thanks!!!
I could have written Bobbi Casellas’ testimonial. Everything she said is so true with me. I am also looking forward to trying to apply the exercises to my other trouble spots too. I am having a little trouble though targeting the shoulder and neck muscles. I work as a secretary and always have such pain in those areas as well as knee.
Thanks again for your excellent program.
The exercises definitely helped! I only wish the ortho docs I saw at the initial diagnosis and second opinion would have possessed the knowledge you share in your book.
Hello, Alex. I have intended to write you back for some time.
I found your book through a search when I didn’t like the direction my care was going. An orthopedic doctor had diagnosed me with de Quervain’s tenosynovitis of the right wrist, and had given me a cortisione shot. He also prescribed a gel that made me dizzy, and I went to three sessions of physical therapy. The therapist applied heat for 30 minutes while she chatted with other clients, and then made a wrist brace to immobilize the joint. That was the plan: completely immobilize it. She said she had had the same condition, and had recovered by this method. By the third session, it was no better, my hand was getting alarmingly weak, and I was in tears. This seemed to alarm her, as well, and she recommended I return to the doctor. The doctor had already given me the protocol: try the cortisone shot, gel, and physical therapy, and if none of that works, surgery. There was no way I would consent to surgery, so I began an internet search.
Through continued searching, I found your book and felt improvement almost immediately using your methods. I continue to use the principles for occasional flare-ups of right wrist pain, as well as problems in several other areas, as needed. It has been a great help! The best part is that I am avoiding unnecessary therapies and pain killers, and – worst of all – surgery! Thank you so much for the book. I wish more medical professionals would employ these methods.