The Review That Set Us Apart From Other Massage Schools
Wonder what sets Wellington College part from the other massage therapy schools in Manitoba and even Canada? We often get raving reviews from clients like the one below, and this one was just too good not to share.
I am writing this note to you in appreciation for what one of your students, Natalie, has given to me. In December 2016, I had a fall on my deck. I had been under the care of two different chiropractors and one massage therapist which entailed 17 office visits. I was told I had an anterior pelvic tilt, which they attempted to treat me for.
"I had been under the care of two different chiropractors and one massage therapist which entailed 17 office visits."
Because of this pelvic tilt I had one leg which was shorter than the other and due to the uneven gait I have suffered with chronic knee pain in the opposite leg from where the injury occurred for the last two years. At one point I was bedridden because of the pain and following that I was using a cane to ambulate.
Over the course of treatment, symptoms did improve but I was still left with the chronic knee pain and I was told there was no discrepancy in my leg length which I knew was not true as I could feel the misalignment when I walked. After continued treatments and manipulation, symptoms did not improve and I just gave up, feeling that this is what I was going to have to live with. Prior to this accident I was going to aerobics and zumba classes and was an extremely active senior.
"I just gave up, feeling that this is what I was going to have to live with."
Natalie had posted a note on Facebook looking for clients to get her practice hours in and feeling that maybe somewhere, someone may be able to help me, I booked an appointment with her. I was so impressed that she took the time to listen to my issues, as well as doing a complete assessment of my skeletal issues.
It was obvious to her that in fact there was an anterior pelvic tilt. She did several assessments to verify her finding and with the treatment she gave me to realign my pelvis she was able to manipulate the pelvis into alignment.
I am happy to report that I am pain free!
The alignment issue that I had lived with for two years was fixed in one visit to Natalie. I had a followup appointment with her in two weeks and the pelvis has remained in alignment, which I knew it had, as I could feel it when I walked and the pain in my knee was gone. I will be forever grateful to Natalie for what she has given me back. The ability to live a pain free existence for the first time in two years.
While we are so proud to hear that a student from Wellington could have this much affect of a client, we are much more ecstatic that Vickie has gotten her life back. This is exactly why we believe in Massage Therapy and why we take such time to develop a course that is powerful in it's ability to create knowledgable therapists that can literally change the world for their clients. Well done, Natalie!
Special thanks to Vickie for being so vulnerable with her story. We are so grateful!