As the director of the Myotherapy Bayside I personally suffered from intense headaches and Migraines that prevented me from playing sport when I was 12 years old, Not willing to accept that I had to suffer with the pain, I initially went to my Doctor that was unable to explain why I was suffering from them and prescribed me pain killers.
I knew myself that blocking the pain temporarily wasn’t a solution so I then went to see a Chiropractor as I had been recommended to see if they could help. I had my neck adjusted which instantly felt better although I walked outside after the consultation and turned my head to see where mum had parked the car and my neck made a clunk sound and it felt just as it did prior to seeing the Chiropractor.
As a twelve year old I knew that my muscles were responsible for all my bodies movements and as the Chiro spent no time looking at what condition my muscles were in I came to the realisation that it too was not a solution.
So I then sought out treatment from those that I knew that looked after muscles. Massage therapists and Physiotherapists, which were able to provide me with temporary relief although they too didn’t provide me with any long term relief or answers as to why i had the headaches and migraines.
Not willing to just accept that I had to continue to suffer with the debilitating pain I kept looking for answers. My philosophy is that we only get more by expecting more.
I was 13 when I then found out that Myo means muscle so I went off to a Myotherapist to see what they had to say about my headaches and migraines and it was a real light bulb moment in my life, what they were saying made so much sense as they were able to explain the cause of my pain, and provide an easy solution to help me fix the Headaches and Migraines.
It was at that point that I knew what I wanted to do as an occupation, to also help people find solutions to their pain and injuries.