Success Story / Testimonial Linda Yearsley

October 2, 2023

Linda had been away on holiday and done some extended walking, this had initially been limited by her knee, then as she was compensating her foot, developing Plantar Fasciitis and Achillies tendonitis.

 Linda was normally an active person walking and gardening around the house and an improving ballroom and Latin dancer which was her passion and did three times a week.

I met Linda post her seeing the GP, Physio and looking at insoles and shoes to aid in just walking short distances. Her Plantar fasciitis in particular was acutely painful making standing and walking very difficult, initial assessment was only 20 steps before rest needed, a far cry from her normal activity and movement.

Linda’s treatment plan was in 3 phases following my 3, 6, 9 approach. The initial phase was reducing pain so Linda could stand and walk short distances. I use a six minute walk test that Linda was able to do after 3 weeks and stand for extended periods so could do normal household activities.

The second phase was focused on walking extended distances and stairs, as Linda lives in a house with lots of stairs. This also highlighted balance issues and carrying items was difficult so attention was put into stairs practice, using bespoke movements along with balance movements.

With walking and stairs improving week on week the treatment had to enter the 3rd phase of treatment getting Linda back to dancing regularly for lessons and also dances on a Saturday which was the option of dancing extensively what they practiced in the week. This posed a number of issues, firstly I am not a dancer so had to learn some of the movements so I was able to help. The key thing to note was been on toes and lateral sideways movement and spinning. All of these movements and foot positions stressed the fascia differently so we had to build up time and repetitions. After a few weeks significant progress with dance lessons and continued improvement in standing and walking and Linda has finished and is pain free. Linda has her active life back and is able to play basketball with her grandson and has recently enjoyed a holiday in Scotland.

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About the author

Stephen Grinnell MSc Health and Rehabilitation
Pain and Physical Rehabilitation Specialist
Stephen has had his own Pain and Rehabilitation Clinic for over 11 years where he has treated well over 2500 people with lots of different pain and injury issues. Stephen’s personal physical rehabilitation journey started with a serious injury while on active service with the Royal Marines 25 years ago. This injury resulted in a long journey of complementary rehabilitation and two replacement hips. Stephen has developed his own bespoke treatment protocols using a variety of medical devices to help pain and inflammation resulting in accelerated recovery. Expert areas of focus are Plantar Fasciitis Treatment, Back pain issues particularly Lower Back and Sciatica and hip and knee replacement rehabilitation. Stephen previously had a successful academic career lecturing at a variety of Colleges and Universities in the Sports Science, Rehabilitation and Training areas. Stephen has also worked in The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Physiotherapy department during the Covid 19 Pandemic helping the recovery of COVID patients. In 2022 Stephen has been extensively researching and trialling protocols to treat plantar fasciitis. His Expertise has resulted in the successful treatment of 103 people and counting with a current success rate of 93%

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