Archive for the ‘Featured Testimonial’ Category

Tracey Rooschuz

Posted on: December 1st, 2018 by Luke

Due to a past knee injury and some heavy weight training, I unknowingly caused damage to my skeletal structure of my right leg.
When training, some muscles, ligaments and forms were being overcompensated to protect the knee. After one heavy leg training session I was in constant pain from the right hip down to the toe. I had a variety of issues, pain, pins and needles, my muscles would cease up
even with doing no activity and I had constant cramping in the foot. I didn’t think much of it at the time so I rested for a few days but that didn’t resolve the issue. I went to see a physio and his treatment didn’t help at all. The treatment of deep sports massage would ease the pain for a day or two. I just wasn’t getting anywhere and I was still in absolutely pain. I couldn’t train, I couldn’t walk and I was getting no relief. I felt like there was nothing I could do and just had to live with my issues.

A friend referred me to see Dr Luke Neal and from the first consultation, I was absolutely amazed. I got a complete diagnosis of my issue at hand. I finally had an answer for all my pain and was told how much damage I had done over time, including damage to the sciatic nerve. Luke discussed a treatment plan for me and I realised how serious my injury was. Under Luke’s recommendation, I really had to take things easy and take a step back from all training. I had to unlearn all the forms of exercises I had learnt and build my form from scratch.
I saw Luke twice a week at the start of my treatment and was given rehab exercises as well as exercises to build my form correctly. Even though the exercises were challenging to start, I have gained strength and mobility in my leg. My pins and needles, and pain have completely disappeared and I can now focus my attention to get back into training one step at time.

Luke helped me understand that once you break down and identify the basic building blocks of any movement, you can begin to focus on where the deficits or weaknesses are and slowly build strength in those areas correctly. I am able to move without restriction and activate and coordinate my movements correctly without any pain.
Luke has an exceptional amount of knowledge of the human body and total body correction, it is outstanding. I fully trust Luke with my treatment and I highly recommend him. He is genuine in his assessment and really has a personal interest in healing his patients. Without him, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I am looking forward to continue my treatment with him.

Julie Robinson Bruce

Posted on: May 8th, 2018 by

I’ve been attending North Down Chiropractic clinic for a while now and would recommend it wholeheartedly. It’s about your whole wellbeing and of course any niggly areas that need sorted. Most of my family now attend as well.

Sam Campbell

Posted on: May 8th, 2018 by

First class chiropractic treatment.

I had been struggling for close to a year with shoulder, neck and back issues and tried everything from private physio to being referred by GP for help through NHS. All helped only for a very brief period, but probably because all believed the issues to be muscle related problems.

After my initial assessment with Luke he quickly identified that it was in fact a nerve issue and the extremely tight muscles were a result of this. I’ve now been treated extensively to promote smoother and unimpeded ulnar nerve movement and as a result I am seeing very positive results. I am also being shown and taught how to self manage these problems so I will keep getting better, and hopefully in time the issues will be eradicated. I still have a few sessions to go but I am now back to playing golf and playing quite well.

Nearly a year on from first noticing symptoms I now see light at the end of the tunnel, all from a handful of sessions since the end of February at North Down Chiropractic Clinic.

My only regret is I didn’t get this treatment done sooner which would’ve meant a shorter recovery period.

Many thanks to Luke and the staff at North Down Chiropractic Clinic.

Michael Bruce

Posted on: May 8th, 2018 by

I was a fairly competitive powerlifter who had been struggling to mend, what I thought was either my glute or my hamstring for 14 months prior to consulting Luke.

I had tried everthing I could think of and everything suggested to me by the internet or my doctor. The injury was so specific to the movements I’d perform in powerlifting that I’d given some serious consideration to quitting the sport all together which left me feeling quite bitter because I still felt that I had much more to achieve.

As a last ditch effort I booked into see Luke to see if he could help (I was very sceptical)
He ran through a thorough assessment with me and explained what he believed the problem to be. He was honest about the prognosis in the assessment and explained the next steps he would recommend.

I was interested in his course of treatment as when speaking he showed an in depth knowledge of the field whilst considering the possibility that he could be wrong and if that was the case he would refer me to get a scan to get a better idea of what was going on (This was a great show of understanding and character as there is seldom a quick fix for problems in the body and diagnoses are always best guess scenarios despite what the industry would have us believe).

However what encouraged me the most to go with Luke for treatment was his vision on a total body correction process where he would endeavour to treat the root cause of the problem as well as the problem itself.

I began some weekly treatments with Luke and would leave each session with homework to do throughout the week to help the process.

To cut a long story short I’ve been pain free for 6 months now and my strength is almost back to where it was 2 years ago. I’m enjoying training again and looking forwards to competing again in September. This would not have been possible without Luke. So I guess what I’m trying to say is thank you.

Edward Manson

Posted on: April 16th, 2018 by Andrew

I cannot rate Luke and the North Down team any higher. After months of ankle pain, due to ligament damage, Luke helped me through the process of healing and strengthening to the point where I was able to get fully back to running and playing football again.