In summer 2015, a passionate athlete, Stephanie participated in a half Ironman and other triathlons and even competed in various running and obstacle races. Stephanie recalls she did way too many competitions and started getting knee pain. “The pain travelled from the back of my knee and then it moved to the front, so I took it easy for a while.” Stephanie was treated by physiotherapists, other two chiropractors and a sports medicine doctor who has done some imaging tests, but nothing seemed to help.
It wasn’t until last year that she saw another chiropractor who helped her with the knee pain. “She was the only person to adjust my knees and ankles. No other chiro or physio had done that.” Stephanie recalls her first chiropractor had done some kinesio taping and back adjustments and diagnosed her with tendonitis. The second chiropractor she visited had done adjustments on her back and hips, but neither treated her ankles and knees specifically.
Her current chiropractor, who was recommended by another health care practitioner, said that problems with the knee are rarely caused by the knee. “She diagnosed me with a misalignment between the ankle, knee and hip, and did a few adjustments to correct it.”
Stephanie was very open-minded about alternative health care, even before she met her current chiropractor. “I think chiropractic is great, I just needed to find the right person,” said Stephanie when asked about her overall outlook. As an active person, Stephanie enjoys running, biking, going to the gym and lifting weights.
“Due to my injury, I had to stop doing everything. Now, I’m pretty much pain-free, so it’s nice to be able to do all that kind of stuff again.”