This is an email received from a lady who Skyped me from Australia and asked me to tell her mother what to do to overcome her stooped posture and to walk properly. I told her what to do on the Skype call and this is what she sent me yesterday:
Hello John - I hope this email finds you well and rested from your latest tour!!
Once again, it was such a pleasure talking to you in our recent SKYPE meeting a few weeks ago.
I thought you would be interested in an update, and we would certainly love to share our experience with others who may be interested
Thanks to you John, Mum has found hope, inspiration and most importantly, the motivation needed to get back in control and back into life!!
The next morning, after our meeting with you, she was up walking the technique that you instructed - and the instant results have blown us away!! She has literally straightened up over night, her confidence is making a huge come-back and she has even started leaving her wheelie walker behind , in some instances, - while at home. These may sound like small steps but in our life - they're huge steps!!
To see our beautiful Mum standing taller and straighter than we've seen in ages, moving more easily and with a smile on her face is priceless. She now has the determination and mindset needed to continue walking and exercising with new found vigour and with the knowledge that more exercise means less medication.
Together as a family, we know there's a long way to go, with some days harder than others , but now we live with the hope that every day Mum gets closer to gaining back the quality of of life she deserves as opposed to falling into the frightening void of the unknown.
Thank you for sharing your knowledge John and giving people a realistic and affordable approach in being able to live a positive and happy life with PD.
Thanks and Warm Regards