Susan, Swords, Co.Dublin
I started attending Colette for physical therapy for pain in my back and hip and for sciatica pain. I had limited mobility in my hip and my GP had suggested physical therapy. After my first session of physical therapy I felt a little better but after two or three sessions Colette suggested that the mobility was not returning as quickly as she would have hoped, I was still in a lot of pain and having difficulty walking. She asked me to attend my GP again and suggested an MRI. I was diagnosed with arthritis shortly after that. I am a 40 year old mum of a young family and while I was surprised at the diagnosis at my age, I believe Colette had suspected it all along.
After the diagnosis, Colette suggested PST (Pulsed Signal Therapy). I had never heard of it before so I was a little sceptical but did a little research and I decided I would give it a try. I was surprised to learn there is no pain while undergoing PST, in fact it is a very relaxing therapy. I commenced PST in November 2014, I had 9 one hour long sessions which only involved lying on my back on the PST table. It is an unusual sensation, tingly and a little uncomfortable but rarely painful. The next ten weeks were up and down to be honest, I had good and bad days – I was in no pain whatsoever some days and other days I struggled to walk.
However! week 10 post PST I turned a corner and since, I haven’t looked back! It is now 8 months since I commenced the treatment, I rarely have any pain and walk without any difficulty.
I will shortly be having 3 top up sessions, as a preventative measure!