As an active sports women, I have accumulated many concussions, however, my most recent incapacitated my mind, body and soul. While playing soccer in the Women’s Premier League in the Cayman Islands, I experienced a high impact hit to the head, leaving me unconscious for several minutes. Months following this traumatic brain injury, I became unrecognizable to myself and others around me. I lost the ability to speak and read, felt disorientated and confused at all times, had severe headaches and migraines, loss of balance and coordination, blurred vision, difficulty with memory, and was living in a constant state of cognitive fog and fatigue. These debilitating symptoms completely eliminated me from all the joys in life. I didn’t even know who I was anymore. I had no choice but to take a leave of absence from teaching, withdrew from driving, quit all physical activities, and removed myself from everything I loved. Even walking upstairs caused exhaustion and fatigue that would last for days and at times resulted in fainting. The simplest everyday task became impossible and my happy, positive, energetic self soon became a faint image of my distant past. After numerous doctors appointments, assessments and medical tests, I was left with no treatment options and only advised to rest. I felt utterly hopeless for months.
Based on a recommendation to meet with Trevor Cragg at Balanced Body Osteopathy for cranial treatments, my husband brought me to Canada. During this time of despair, when all aspiration for recovery from post-concussion syndrome was lost, I was very grateful to meet Trevor. My first treatment provided me with instant relief from migraines, neck pain and tension, dizziness and anxiety. As treatments continued, my symptoms reduced each week and now after 5 months of weekly treatments, I have reclaimed who I once was.
My gratitude goes beyond words; I am forever indebted and grateful to Trevor for giving me my life back. His kindness and compassion exemplifies his true nature for healing. He takes time to listen and shares his knowledge, expertise and passion to aid recovery. I highly recommend anyone who has experienced a traumatic brain injury or post-concussion syndrome to seek treatment from Trevor. He is a true gem!
- Jayme Farrell
As a PGA of Canada golf professional playing for over 35 years, I just assumed all players had to learn to deal with back and neck pain. After my future daughter in law received treatment from Trevor for her concussions, she highly recommended that I make an appointment to see if Trevor could realign my neck and back posture. Four treatments later, not only am I playing golf pain-free for a change with no neck or back soreness, my digestion system has improved dramatically. I am now recommending many of my fellow golfers to book an appointment.
PGA of Canada Master Professional