I gave a very brief (10 minutes) talk about my abdominal adhesion videos to a group of wellness practitioners a couple of weeks ago. My only goal was to let them know that the videos existed as a resource for their clients should they ever feel compelled to take a look at them.
After the event, two of the practitioners pulled me aside to tell me about their own symptoms (one of whom had been through fairly rigorous medical testing with no final diagnosis given – very common for abdominal adhesions). They both asked if I thought the manual work could help, and two days later a different practitioner’s wife scheduled an appointment for her own post-partum adhesions.
The lesson I learned is that abdominal adhesions are not talked about enough! And they are so much a part of life overall that in any given room of twenty people, someone (or more) has them going on and are wondering what to do about them.
This was a good reminder for me to not get discouraged. Sometimes I feel like I’m talking into a void and that the message is never really going to make it to the people who need it. But clearly, that is not the case. So, I’ll just keep talking about it and see what happens . . .!
- Isabel Spradlin is a Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), and abdominal adhesion specialist in Portland, OR. She specializes in educating people about manual treatment (massage) for abdominal pain and dysfunction, especially when it is adhesion related. Please see the "Programs" page to see her offerings.