I am happy to share patient Feona's incredible story with you today.
Feona was in a severe auto accident in Easter 2000 that resulted in multiple fatalities. We have included a picture below showing just how horrible this accident was.
Thankfully, Feona survived the crash, but was left in a great deal of pain years later due to multiple bone breaks, bruises, and organ lacerations that she sustained during the accident.
Finally, 15 years after the accident, Feona has found relief with Applied Kinesiology and Chiropractic.
Oftentimes, injuries sustained in the past can cause pain and symptoms for years and years due to resulting imbalances and a sort of “injury memory” that the body can hold. The body can sometimes be unable to stop pain signals long after the injury has occurred. Scar tissue and imbalances in the body as a result of past injuries can cause any health issues. There are certain techniques we can do to address these injuries and restore the body to pre-injury muscle balance.
I have been working with Feona to restore her structural alignment and joint integrity, as well as muscle testing her to address imbalances in the acupuncture meridians and organ systems, mental/emotional stressors, lymphatic drainage and other reflex points, and more. I have done work around all of her previous injuries sustained from the accident. All in all, I treat Feona as a whole person, taking into account all factors of her health- structural, nutritional, and mental/emotional.
Feona has been kind enough to share her experience:
"I am a native New Zealander who in April of 2000 was involved in a head on collision with a drunk driver. The drunk driver smashed into my car while going in excess of 90 mph. Two of the three occupants in the vehicle that hit me died at the scene. Somehow I survived, looking back now, I have no idea how I survived as my car was demolished beyond recognition. I had to be cut out of the car with the Jaws of Life and was then airlifted by helicopter to the hospital, where I remained for the next few weeks. I suffered list breaks compound fractures, lacerated liver, lots of deep cuts and major bruising.
My superficial injuries mended over the next few years, the physical and mental injuries including an ongoing ‘brain fog’ continued. Seven years after the accident I started to experience chronic pain. After steroid injections in my neck to block nerve transmissions, physical therapy, countless chiropractic adjustments, and massages I was still suffering from severe chronic pain. Some days I felt semi OK but most days I felt like my head was a lump of heavy concrete, and the pain in my neck was excruciating. My jaw always felt tight and strained, my and my head throbbed constantly. My entire body was rigidly tight all of the time. I couldn’t think straight. I really didn’t feel compelled or inspired to do much as the pain was too consistent and intense. No matter what I did I could no longer enjoy a decent nights sleep.
This past summer while undergoing physical therapy in Vail, Colorado I was referred to Dr. Amanda Thompson of Rockville, MD to continue treatments upon my return to Washington, D.C.. Dr. Thompson has transformed my life. Through her proactive bi-weekly treatments she has eliminated the chronic pain I was experiencing. The head fog I was experiencing for many years has at last lifted, I am sleeping so much better, and able to lead a more active and productive life."
Also, Feona is a successful consultant with Rodan and Fields Dermatologists. I have personally used one of her recommended skincare regimens for a few months now with fantastic results. I have never seen my skin clearer and more radiant then perhaps when I was a little girl! Thanks to Feona for being a beautiful and kind person, for sharing your experiences, and for helping others as well! Check out her info below, and in the picture attached to this post: