A few weeks after a summer cold I went to my GP suffering with swollen glands and feeling quite ill. Within a few days I was dragging both feet and soon found I could barely walk. An emergency referral to a neurologist was the start of extensive medical investigations, including brain scans, numerous blood tests, spinal fluid screening and nerve tests. Everything came back negative, weeks passed and the symptoms were constantly fluctuating and worsening. I was reduced to using a wheelchair much of the time and completely exhausted by the smallest effort.
[Rebecca had a Functional Integration session with Karin.] I came out I felt so different: I was walking – very very slowly and rather wobbly, but definitely walking. Everything seemed to have joined up, my legs were responding. Over the following week the effect receded, but it didn't revert to the worst it had been just before the treatment. I have now had four sessions with Karin and each time there has been a massive improvement, some of which seems to be permanent, so that overall I really do feel it is cumulatively making me better. I don't know much about how it works but it seems pretty powerful stuff.
I had set myself the target of getting back on a horse (any horse!) to give myself something to aim for at a time when I was seriously wondering if I was ever going to walk again, let alone ride. After three treatments I managed to haul myself up the mounting block with Karin's help and fall into the saddle on an Overdale School horse in the Overdale arena. We just walked and trotted round the school while Karin gave some thought-provoking advice on back and seat positions. I was amazed to find myself back in the saddle.