In November 2015 I developed acute knee pain out of the blue. I hadn’t twisted or knocked it, in fact I had just returned from a very relaxing holiday so I was doubly surprised. I went to my GP who at first told me there was nothing wrong with it until I pointed out that it was quite swollen, one of the bones was sticking out on the side (not sure what that bone is called) and I couldn’t straighten it. He sent me for an xray which revealed a slightly narrowed medial compartment and early osteoarthritis. Full stop. I had no suggestions as to what to do about the pain so I insisted on being sent to a physiotherapist but of course I had to wait months for an appointment – April – and I was given a few exercises to do. Meanwhile my mobility was impaired, I could hardly walk up and down stairs and had to give up some of my favourite activities such as horse riding and dance classes. I continued to go to the gym but my knee was clicking on some of the training machines.
As luck would have it, although he wouldn’t say so, my boyfriend did something to his back and as he had previously had treatment from Vivienne he went straight back to her and I realized that I could try the treatment too for my knee. After three sessions, I noticed a marked improvement, the pain and swelling gone and mobility restored. After six sessions, I have no pain or mobility problems at all. I can’t say I understand how the Cosmodic system works, but it certainly works. I am a television producer, I wouldn’t say I’m particularly cynical but I do question things, that’s part of my job. However, I cannot praise Vivienne’s work highly enough. I am so grateful that I can now do all my favourite activities again!