New anti-infection measures

I’m really excited and pleased to be able to re-open for in-person appointments from 20 July 2020 (it’s been exactly 4 months!). Below are the details of my commitment to anti-infection measures for Kinesiology clients. I will:

  1. Re-schedule your appointment (potentially at short notice) if I have signs of a fever, cough or any change in taste/smell
  2. Wipe down (with diluted bleach) all surfaces touched by clients (bathroom, door handles, chair, couch …) before and after each appointment
  3. Ask you to remove your shoes (and coat) at the door
  4. Ask you to go straight to the bathroom to wash your hands thoroughly on arrival. I will supply paper towels for drying.
  5. Sit more than 2m away from you during your consultation
  6. Keep the window open (weather permitting)
  7. Wear a face shield or mask when working hands-on with you
  8. Wash my hands thoroughly before starting hands-on work
  9. Wear cotton gloves – if you would like me to (they are not required)
  10. Wear a clean top for each client

And here are the details of what I will ask of you:

  1. Re-schedule your appointment (we could do it remotely) if you have (or anyone in your household has) signs of a fever, a new cough or any change in taste/smell
  2. Bring with you only essential possessions. For example: food/drink/cosmetics etc for tolerance testing, water bottle (I cannot provide water for you), payment (bank transfer is even safer).
  3. Bring a pair of clean socks and put them on after removing your shoes at the door.
  4. Wash your hands thoroughly on arrival
  5. Advise me as soon as possible if you develop symptoms within 7 days of your appointment.

I’m really looking forward to seeing you all!  Jane

Plantar Fasciitis (“policeman’s heel”)

I recently bought a SUP (stand-up paddleboard) and on my first outing I was reminded that I used to have cripplingly painful plantar fasciitis. I had forgotten all about it. Staying upright on a SUP requires constant effort in the muscles, tendons and ligaments in the soles of the feet and so I was reminded of their existence again. I hadn’t thought about them for years but they used to be so sore that I had to hobble to the bathroom first thing in the morning. Sometimes I could only make it by crawling on my hands and knees!

I believe this debilitating condition was caused by (a) being overweight, (b) speed-walking – in an attempt to lose weight, and (c) widespread inflammation in my body. My hands and feet used to be puffy – all my joints were – and I now observe and feel this puffiness in clients. It’s a sign of toxicity and imbalance in the gut … something needs to be detoxed and diet changes are probably also needed. In my case, I was already gluten and (mostly) dairy free at the time so I thought I ate healthily, however, I had candida overgrowth (an imbalance in the gut bacteria or “microbiome”) and I ate too many carbs (carbohydrates – ie, grains). Thanks to a kinesiologist, I undertook a detox diet and learned about paleo style eating. I lost 3 stone in weight, my wedding ring and shoes became loose fitting and painful feet became a thing of the past.

If you have painful soles or any other joints that are sore and puffy, please contact me. I’m sure I can help you reduce the underlying imbalances which cause inflammation … which causes so many chronic conditions. You can turn the tide of your health … even at 50+ … it’s never too late!