A Journey of Self-Help & Recovery ;

A Journey of Self-Help & Recovery ;

How I overcame a dibilitating injury and took control of my own recovery path.

On a journey of self discovery, I found a treatment that proved miraculous and gave me back by ability to get out there and use my FiveFingers to their maximum potential.

For me, truly, life changing.

A Journey of Self-Help and Recovery: Overcoming Injury and Rediscovering Freedom

I want to share a very personal story with all of you because I believe that as a community, we can grow in knowledge and awareness together. While it may deviate from the usual Vibram topic, it is nonetheless an important topic when it comes to maximizing the potential of Vibram FiveFingers.

If you are currently experiencing the frustrations of a chronic injury, I encourage you to keep reading. This story might just change your life.

For years, I lived with chronic pain resulting from a sports injury. It affected me daily, limiting my activities and leaving me feeling helpless. However, my injury unexpectedly led me to discover the power of Vibram FiveFingers. These shoes were the only footwear that allowed me to run without being overwhelmed by pain. I believe it was because they provided a stable foundation, allowing me to firmly plant my feet on the ground without the micro-wobble that often accompanies conventional running shoes.

Let's start from the beginning. In my twenties, while playing football, I sustained an injury to my right hip, specifically the sacroiliac area. Unfortunately, due to poor advice from my GP, I left the injury unchecked for two years. They simply advised me to rest and apply ice, which did little to help. After a third visit some two years later, they finally suggested I seek help from a private physiotherapist or osteopath.

Upon visiting an osteopath, I learned that my sacroiliac area had shifted slightly out of alignment. While he could realign it, he informed me that due to the prolonged period of neglect, I would likely always experience weaknesses and flare-ups in that area.

Fast forward several years, and despite the pain, I tried to continue participating in sports as usual. However, the recovery time after each activity grew longer, and the pain in my sacroiliac area worsened. Even simple activities like walking became painful, and my sleep was constantly disrupted.

Frustrated with the lack of progress through the NHS, I realized I had to take matters into my own hands. So, I embarked on a journey of self-discovery. One of the first steps I took was reaching out to a friend of mine, Matthew Wallden, who happened to be the first Vibram FiveFingers UK distributor. I strongly believed that my ligaments had weakened, although most health professionals dismissed this idea. I shared my concerns with Matt, who suggested I seek a private consultation where they could conduct tests to determine if weakened ligaments were indeed the issue. I decided to invest in this consultation, and the results confirmed my suspicion. I exhibited typical symptoms of weakened ligaments. The consultant at the time suggested that Prolotherapy or stem cell treatment could be beneficial. Intrigued, I delved deeper into both options and ultimately focused on Prolotherapy after reading several studies. During my research, I stumbled upon Prolozone Therapy, which boasted even better results and was reportedly less invasive and painful during the administration.

I contacted the only clinic in the UK offering this technique, and after a brief discussion, Oliver agreed that I was a suitable candidate for treatment. My wife accompanied me on my first visit to Milton Keynes, just in case I wasn't fit to drive back afterward (although, as it turned out, I was perfectly fine to drive). The clinic conducted a comprehensive assessment and determined that my body was misaligned. As part of my rehabilitation, I was advised to wear a raised heel in one shoe for a couple of weeks to help my body find its proper alignment.

I received the injections and scheduled a return visit three weeks later (I had a total of five trips in total). Honestly, I felt a mix of positivity, scepticism, and fear.

After the initial treatment, I experienced no immediate improvement in my symptoms for the first six days. I hit a low point and started to doubt whether this would be the magical solution I had hoped for. But then, on the seventh day, something incredible happened. I woke up and realized that the pain was gone. Not only that, but my range of movement had dramatically improved, and I felt truly amazing. I was advised not to push myself too hard during the treatment to give the area the best chance to heal.


Now, four years have passed since that transformative moment, and I can't believe the positive impact the treatment has had on my life. It has been nothing short of life changing. While I may not be able to do everything I could in my younger days (after all, I'm now 50), I am able to exercise regularly with little to no pain afterward. I can run, walk, and participate in sports without any major issues, aside from those related to age.

I want to emphasize that while I haven't completely healed (I would say I'm around 80 to 90% better), my sleep is no longer disrupted as it was before. I have regained a significant portion of my active lifestyle, and that is a remarkable achievement. I am genuinely grateful for the transformation I have experienced, and I make a point to share my story with anyone and everyone who will listen. One of my friends, who had been suffering for years, sought treatment after hearing about my success. He, also at a similar age to myself, had been climbing stairs one at a time for about 10 years due to knee problems and was in constant pain. However, after his first treatment, he said the next day he was able to run up and down the stairs without any knee issues at all. His life changed, just like mine.

Returning to the subject of Vibram FiveFingers, I now truly understand their value. These shoes helped me stay active for years, even with my injury. However, they couldn't undo the damage I had suffered physiologically. Now, thanks to the treatment I received, I can fully appreciate the benefits of Vibram FiveFingers and use them to support my strength and align with the natural movement of my body.

Now, if you're interested in learning more about Prolozone Therapy, below is a brief introduction and a little more about the treatment itself. Of course, I encourage you to conduct your own research as well. While the treatment may come at a cost, I consider it invaluable, as I haven't needed to visit an osteopath or physiotherapist since undergoing the therapy, so by my calculations I am well up on the deal.

As you embark on your own journey, I sincerely wish you the best of luck. I genuinely hope that Prolozone Therapy can provide you with the same level of improvement and healing that it has given me. Remember, this is a path of self-help and recovery, and through sharing our experiences, we can grow together in knowledge and awareness.


Prolozone Therapy: Revitalizing Healing for Acute Injuries

Introduction: When it comes to acute injuries, discovering effective and efficient treatment options is paramount for a speedy recovery. One promising solution that has gained significant attention is prolozone therapy. This innovative medical technique offers numerous benefits for individuals suffering from acute injuries, helping them regain optimal function and alleviate pain. In this article, we will explore the types of injuries that prolozone therapy can address, delve into the process of prolozone therapy, compare it to similar techniques, and highlight why prolozone therapy stands out as a superior option.

Types of Injuries Prolozone Therapy Can Help: Prolozone therapy has shown significant efficacy in treating various acute injuries, including but not limited to:

  1. Ligament sprains and strains
  2. Tendon injuries (such as tendonitis or tendinosis)
  3. Joint instability
  4. Muscle tears or damage
  5. Sports-related injuries (e.g., tennis elbow, runner's knee)
  6. Whiplash-related injuries

Understanding the Prolozone Therapy Process: Prolozone therapy involves the injection of a mixture of medical-grade ozone gas and nutrients directly into the injured area, stimulating the body's natural healing process. Ozone is a highly reactive form of oxygen that improves oxygen utilization and increases circulation, promoting tissue repair and regeneration. The injected nutrients provide the necessary building blocks for healing and support the regenerative process.

Comparing Prolozone Therapy to Similar Techniques: While there are other treatment options available for acute injuries, such as prolotherapy or corticosteroid injections, prolozone therapy offers distinct advantages:

  1. Enhanced Healing Potential: Prolozone therapy harnesses the healing properties of ozone to stimulate cellular regeneration, accelerate tissue repair, and improve overall healing outcomes.
  2. Minimally Invasive: Similar to Prolotherapy, Prolozone therapy is minimally invasive, involving a series of injections. This reduces the risks associated with surgery, such as infections, scarring, and prolonged recovery time.
  3. Holistic Approach: Prolozone therapy addresses not only the injured area but also the underlying systemic factors contributing to the injury. It aims to restore overall health and wellness, promoting a comprehensive healing process.
  4. Reduced Inflammation and Pain: By increasing oxygen utilization and circulation, prolozone therapy helps reduce inflammation and pain, providing relief for individuals suffering from acute injuries.

Reported Benefits of Prolozone Therapy:

Here are some reported benefits from medical test subjects who underwent prolozone therapy:


Percentage of Subjects Reporting Improvement

Reduction in Pain


Improved Joint Stability


Increased Range of Motion


Enhanced Healing and Repair


Decreased Reliance on Medication


Conclusion: Prolozone therapy presents a promising avenue for individuals suffering from acute injuries, offering a range of benefits for pain reduction, healing, and improved function. With its focus on enhanced healing potential, minimally invasive nature, holistic approach, and reduction in inflammation and pain, Prolozone therapy stands out as a superior option. If you have recently experienced an acute injury, consult with a qualified healthcare professional to determine if Prolozone therapy is a suitable treatment choice for you. Embrace the opportunity to revitalize your recovery and regain optimal health and mobility.

Note: The reported benefits mentioned in the table are based on medical studies and test subjects. Individual results may vary, and it is essential to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice and treatment options.

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