What we are feeling can have quite an impact on our bodies. When we are going through turmoil or suppressing our feelings, it’s our body that takes the impact. Such is the case with one of my clients, Richard, who has agreed to let me share his story.

When pain refuses to go away

Suffering from long term hip pain

Richard is a fit, 55 year male who enjoyed being active and would regularly row with his rowing club. Richard developed acute hip pain about 10 months earlier which had left him in quite a lot of sciatic pain. This injury not only affected Richard’s back, but also his hips and hamstrings as well, especially on the right hand side. Unable to stand up straight it caused secondary issues and he felt like his whole body was out of synch.

Richard had been to numerous specialists and they couldn’t find the cause of the problem nor able to provide treatment that improved the situation. At a visit to a specialist hip surgeon, the surgeon recommended that he should try Pilates and/or even alternative medicine prior to considering surgery as the cause was as yet not understood. Richard was recommended to come see me by a friend, as they felt that stress might be in some way related to the physical pain.

I asked Richard if there was anything significant occurring in his life at the time of the injury. Richard mentioned that he was in the middle of stressful divorce proceedings. Both parties were living in the family home but communication between them was non-existent.

First session

During the first session, Richard’s body indicated that I needed to work on the right Gluteus Medius muscle. I checked if there were any stuck emotions, feelings and/or attitudes trapped in the muscle and there was. Here is just a few:


  • Self is the lowest priority

  • Sense of hopelessness and being exposed

  • There is no hope left for me – Yes

After doing sound, essence and affirmation corrections, I advised Richard that we would need another 3 sessions on his hip.

Male suffering from depression

Why the Gluteus Medius? Because, in Kinesiology, the Gluteus Medius relates to the Pericardium Meridian. The Pericardium is the muscle that surrounds and protects the heart. So the Pericardium Meridian is all about Heart protection. And the right side is Yang, which relates to our external environment. So considering what was occurring in Richard’s personal life, it makes sense that we had to work on the Gluteus Medius.

Gluteus Medius

Second session

Richard mentioned that his hip had had a massive recovery. However the divorce proceedings had become even more stressful. We continued to focus on the right Gluteus Medius muscle, finding more negative attitudes trapped in the muscle. Here are a few examples

  • People want to see me fail – Yes

  • I wear many masks to appease many people – Yes

  • Everything is my fault – Yes

We corrected all of the trapped attitudes, using sound, acupuncture points and affirmation corrections.

The effects of Divorce

Third session

The pain of divorce

Richard was in shock after the recent ruling by the divorce court. And the fact that the divorce was going to be drawn out for another three years due to the shortage of Family Court Judges. In this session, we worked on the shock from the ruling and the frustration at the time it’s going to take until the divorce is finally over.

We used a series of acupuncture and essence corrections.

The Results 

Richard advised that after the first session, he experienced about an 80% drop in his pain levels. And as we continued to work on the areas that was causing Richard emotional stress, his physical pain vanished. Through the period of the three sessions, not only did the pain subside, bit Richard was able to stand up straight and his body came back into alignment.

Richard’s observation of the healing process

recovering from hip pain

After about 10 months of being in pain and being unable to stand up, I was very frustrated with the lack of progress with traditional medicine including extended treatment from Physio’s, Chiro’s, Osteo’s and General medical practitioners. For most of this period, I was seeing practitioners on a weekly basis.

After 3 sets of X-Rays, and an MRI, it was only when I went to the specialist hip surgeon, he told me that sometimes we have things wrong with us that are not able to be treated with traditional medicine and that I should try some alternative approaches including Pilates and even alternative medicine such as Kinesiology. I had never heard of Kinesiology before and only when I spoke to a friend and she mentioned that she had success with the treatment and recommended Liesl, did I pick up the phone and make an appointment.

At the time I had no understanding of Kinesiology, no prejudice nor conviction, just no idea. I attended my first session with Liesl and it was brilliant. It was a feeling of emotional relief, relaxation, comfort in myself, that I am the person I believe myself to be. After the session, I was feeling a sense of euphoria – I could feel that my pain had subsided but could not explain why. Over the next few days, I could feel improvement in my muscle alignment, not only myself, but people were clearly seeing a dramatic change.

relief from depression

Over the following weeks I continued a fortnightly visit to the Osteo and attended additional sessions with Liesl and continued to work on myself. The pain went, the muscles aligned and I was able to recover completely. The Osteo was amazed by the dramatic change in healing.

In subsequent sessions with Liesl, we explored other aspects of my life (the divorce) and relationships with family and friends. Whilst I see a less dramatic change in these areas, what I have found was a more subtle re-balancing or alignment of my conscious thoughts with my subconscious and even my deeper inner self. A conviction in the belief and confidence of myself.

Now that I am standing straight and experiencing no pain, I am able to sum up my experience with Kinesiology and especially Liesl as:

  • Can it replace traditional medicine? No

  • Can it help solve pain and muscle problems? Yes

  • Can it help me with my journey through life? Yes

What it feels like to recover from depression

Prior to my first Kinesiology session I had no expectation of the outcome. I was probably open to trying anything, but had no understanding of the solution. Now that I have experienced Kinesiology I am an advocate of it and openly recommend it to friends as something definitely worth trying. Whilst I may not understand it, how I describe the experience is; Kinesiology helps to align the human mind with the body and muscles, explore the mind and the muscles relax and are able to function as they should, unlocking the trigger for improvement and wellbeing.

Some final thoughts 

When you have had pain for a long time and it’s not going away, then Kinesiology is worth considering. You might not know that Kinesiology actually came from Chiropractors. Dr George Goodheart, started experimenting with muscle testing in the 1970’s. He discovered that emotional stress could play a big part as to why an injury wouldn’t heal. And hence Kinesiology of born.

I love Kinesiology and I love how it can change people’s lives. My talent enables me to identify the causes of stress and discomfort in people’s lives. If you would like to know how Kinesiology works, visit the what is Kinesiology page.  If you would know how I can help you, visit the what I specialise in page.

Liesl Frank Holistic Kinesiologist