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Reflexology for Severs Disease

Discussion in 'Pediatrics' started by admin, May 1, 2011.

  1. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member


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    This turned up in one of my alerts today:

    Reflexology for Children with Heel Pain / Severs Disease
    source

    What say you?
     
  2. Admin2

    Admin2 Administrator Staff Member

  3. The Rev

    The Rev Member

    I don't get how gently touching the skin can be a treatment for apohysitis. Maybe as good as tickling their underarms, at least you'd get a laugh....
     
  4. Lab Guy

    Lab Guy Well-Known Member

    I went to the source...Suericks.com. Its not a published article, simply an article/ad she has on her website. She does Reiki and I would be certain that her Gentle Touch Reflexology is really Reiki. Reiki will not help Severs either.

    Steven
     
  5. DaVinci

    DaVinci Well-Known Member

    It just defies logic, intuition, commonsense, etc. Severs disease is due to a load on the growth plate. I would really like to know how they think "touching" it can actually reduce that load?
     
  6. I've long since ceased to question the power of a good placebo. I'm sure It DOES
    Interesting wording. It doesn't claim to reduce the traction force or even accelerate healing. Its claims to make people FEEL better about whats wrong with them. Clever.
     
  7. W J Liggins

    W J Liggins Well-Known Member


    Now Robert, you're being provocative again!

    Gentle Touch Reflexology (GTR) that uses a specific lightness of touch may be one technique that may be helpful in the treatment of children who are experiencing this condition.

    Reflexology treatments may help the children to feel more able to cope with their condition, have greater confidence in themselves and their ability to find creative ways of still enjoying life and physically supporting the health and regeneration of their affected heel area(s).


    They claim to be 'treating the condition'; they also claim to be 'supporting the health and regeneration of their (the patients) affected heel area(s). That is going way beyond making them 'feel' better' and is probably an issue for the Advertising Standards Council.
     
  8. healthyfeet

    healthyfeet Active Member

    I treat this condition regularly, so i can tell you that using the reflexology will help, as long as its done for several hours at a time, and is inplace of the child running around, thereby reducing activity!
    Used in conjuction with a temporary heel raise tho would be even better!
    ;-)
     
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