“My father had been walking very slowly (almost shuffling) and it turned out, when we asked him what was wrong, that his feet were hurting. However, he didn’t want to see the person at his local surgery again as he had been unhappy with the treatment there. Because of my good experience with your practice, I recommended he visit you. After treatment from David, he was able to walk properly again and has said on several occasions how good David was and how much better his feet are now. Many thanks again.’”
“Thank you for: listening, understanding and fixing me!”
“Thank you so much for all your TLC – and beautiful stitching. One of your admiring ex-patients reckons everyone in the medical profession should come to you for a course in Excellent Patient Relations.”
“My foot surgery has made a big difference to my life.”
“Brilliant, amazing, I can see the difference in the first few seconds”
“What a choice – David and Louise. How could anything go wrong with them looking after my feet”
I saw Chris Ball through most of 2014, following a period when I found I could hardly run due to very tight hip-flexors. Chris identified the root cause of my problems as being due to weak/inactive glutes, and I embarked on a program of glute strengthening exercises and neural treatment sessions, along with introducing base-level training into my running and discussions of training approaches for performance improvement. I saw a gradual improvement throughout 2014.
In 2015 I left Salisbury, and therefore stopped coming in to Total Foot Health. On moving to Bristol I continued with Chris’s advice, continuing to work on my glutes and joining two running clubs (road and trail) which have given me increased confidence and training options. In 2015 I was talked into registering for the Bristol to Bath Marathon, something which I thought I could never do. In training for the Bristol to Bath Marathon my general running fitness improved, and I achieved a goal that I had discussed repeatedly with Chris, sub 2-hours (1:58:06) in the Severn Bridge Half Marathon. This was followed by completing the Bristol to Bath Marathon in 5:12, slower than I hoped, but there was 450m of climb on the second half of the route, and I was able to enjoy it pain free! Orienteering is my main sport, and we discussed my ‘A’ goal races as being two national level sprint races, in which I have now managed to take a best placing of 6th out of over 100 runners in my age class. All a testimony to the improvement in my performance thanks to intervention by Chris and Elizabeth at Total Foot Health.
I am now introducing more speed work to my schedule to improve my sprint orienteering, you never know, maybe one day a podium! Many thanks for your help!