One summer evening in 2005, Elizabeth Reilly climbed over a stile which collapsed under her, leaving her doing the splits across a fence. This unusual event resulted in an injury that caused chronic pain in her groin, pelvis and back that treatment after treatment failed to fix. An X-ray and an MRI showed nothing, yet the pain continued. Determined to get back to a full and active life and the walking she loved, Elizabeth left no stone unturned in her quest for a solution; during which she endured being stood on and pushed into impossible seeming postures.
In this engaging and human story, Elizabeth examines the little known treatments of Rolfing, myofascial release, prolotherapy and InterX therapy, which she sampled alongside the more conventional treatments of physiotherapy and chiropractic.
Read on to discover the ups and downs, setbacks and triumphs in this humorously told story of a woman determined to overcome chronic pain.
Elizabeth Reilly was born in Berkshire. After studying at the Royal Academy of Music she worked briefly as a secretary at the BBC before embarking on a career of teaching music and piano in Hertfordshire, London and Surrey. In 2004, nearing retirement, she moved to Gloucestershire with her second husband. She has a grown-up daughter and son from her first marriage. Her interests include walking, gardening, reading and playing and listening to music.