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The Pain From My Frozen Shoulder Sometimes Made Me Cry - Kathy Hill

I first saw Simeon Niel Asher in March 2000 with a right sided ‘classic frozen shoulder’ - at least, that is what the surgeon told me.

I was in constant pain and couldn’t sleep; it was as if my life was plagued.

As a professional model I was using my arms all the time and had to smile for the camera, even though I often wanted to wince. At times the pain actually made me cry.

My problem had been on going for over a year before I saw Simeon. The pain had gradually worsened and then became unbearable. I had been to my family doctor who had given me two steroid injections; which didn’t help.

I had seen a physiotherapist about 30 times and had seen two other Osteopaths and a manipulative physical therapist; all to no avail.

I was desperate and when the surgeon told me he wanted to manipulate my shoulder under anesthetic. In truth, I was scared.

When I heard about trigger points and their connection to frozen shoulder, it seemed to make sense. I happened to live near Simeon's clinic and booked myself an appointment with the man himself. By that stage I was willing to gamble on anything that might help ease the pain.

So here's the reason why I offered to write this ...

Within three sessions my pain had disappeared. On the fourth session I was totally cured. Sounds crazy, I know. But it also saved my career, which is why I'm happy to be an "unpaid" ambassador for NAT. And why I've been hooked on trigger point therapy ever since!

The writer of this blog Kathy Hill is a British actress and model. Kathy attended treatment with Simeon Niel Asher for a frozen shoulder and subsequently volunteered to write this testimonial and others. She is not a paid representative of Niel Asher Healthcare. But she is a very grateful recipient of trigger point therapy! 



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We are honored to have received the 2017 "Excellence in Education" Award from the National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists.

Since 1999 Niel Asher Education has won numerous awards for education and in particular for education and services provided in the field of trigger point therapy.

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Niel Asher Healthcare course instructors have won a host of prestigious awards including 2 lifetime achievement honorees - Stuart Hinds, Lifetime Achievement Honoree, AAMT, 2015, and Dr. Jonathan Kuttner, MD, Lifetime Achievement Honoree, NAMTPT 2014.

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This trigger point therapy blog is intended to be used for information purposes only and is not intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment or to substitute for a medical diagnosis and/or treatment rendered or prescribed by a physician or competent healthcare professional. This information is designed as educational material, but should not be taken as a recommendation for treatment of any particular person or patient. Always consult your physician if you think you need treatment or if you feel unwell. 





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