I slept in a bean bag for 10 days

Cam Ward, Dip RM,PT

I slept in a bean bag for 10 days until I found relief!

Seeing people in pain or discomfort is not something I like to experience because I remember when I did my knee what it felt like.

Down on the coast if you don't ride a bike, run or walk the tracks you'll probably be one of the 100s that hit the surf for hours on end most days of the week.  A gift we have to head out into the surf clear the head and set up our day.

'Unfortunately that gift, if not maintained can be taken from you even at an elite level.'

"Maintained"....... What we mean is when surfing for hours on end, over time rolls the your chest muscles tighten and begin to round the shoulders and over stretches your back.  What you will then find is your back and neck begin to cause pain.  On top of the chest and shoulder issues because the body is all connected by our fascial system, we are also seeing hip, hamstring and calves issues.

Below is a story of a busy mum and former pro surfer that one morning woke up and could not move her arm or shoulder.

Hi Cam

I am 39 years old and a Mother to two boys ages 12 and 10.  I started surfing around that age and often spent hours and hours in the water at a time.  Through my teen years I went on to surf at an elite level.   After having kids and helping them learn to surf I was back surfing with them often hours on end to keep their pace …but probably not in the same body as I had in my teens!

I started to notice I was getting sore in the shoulders, I was having trouble sleeping and felt like I had no power in my arms.  I let it go for a few months as I thought it would get better! But it didn’t…it got a lot worse until one morning I woke up and could not move my arm even an inch. I was in excruciating pain I couldn’t sleep let alone drive , cook dinner etc.

'The doctor told me I had frozen shoulder.'

By chance I met someone that had fantastic results with Cam and she said go and see him even if he just helps you get some sleep.  At that stage I had been sleeping in a bean bag upright for 10 days even on pain relief.  After the first visit I was sleeping 6 hours straight lying down which I thought was very impressive.

Over the next 6 weeks we worked with his specialised massage technique that slowly let the adhesions in my shoulder break down and allow me to complete a very simple strength and stretching program that I would do at home which took about 10 minutes a day.

I could not be happier with where I am now which is full range through my shoulder and no pain at all (that all went by week 2).  I have purchased an ultimate sandbag and now complete my rehab program at home.  I love the USB AROUND THE WORLD'S and haven’t felt so good through my shoulders in years.

There are lots of different health practitioners out there that do lots of great things... but I think you would be hard pushed trying to find someone like Cam.  Cam has a seamless approach with specific massage that does not hurt. He then brings in the strength phase at the right pace which cements everything in place.

Often you would need to see multiple practitioners to achieve this which can become very expensive and time consuming and you can drop away before you are 100 percent.  Cam is very caring especially if you are in a lot of pain like I was and guarding the pain.  He is also extremely knowledgeable on the human body and will quickly refer you on to someone else if it is something he can’t help you with.

I was amazed on the result in just one visit You won’t find many... if any practitioners that could achieve this result in the first visit considering it has been building for years.

If you want lasting results to see you you to the finish line go and see Cam…he has an infectious motivation that is hard not to catch

Anna Zanoni

It took us several weeks to undo and release all the tightness and tension before we could move into our strength program.  Our biggest gains came when we combined two functional training tools together the Ultimate Sandbag and the TRX Suspension Trainer.  

Anna's success has allowed her to continue onto our Better Backs, Necks and Shoulders program starting Wednesday 13th July.