Many of us have had a light bulb moment that shapes the rest of your life. I remember when I was a university student, I had a niggly pain in my lower back which only came on when I went for a run. This went on for several months and I decided I needed to do something about it but I didn't know where to go so I visited a local Osteopath who unbeknown to me was a very well known in his field.
He asked me loads of question and examined me, and then explained why I developed back pain when I ran. It was due to my ankle and an area half way up my back! He worked on my ankle in a very precise way and told me that this would calm my sciatic nerve down, then he asked me to get off the plinth and stand up. He was taller and bigger than me and he picked me up with his arms under my armpits and gently swayed my body from left to right, he was in fact manipulating my mid spine . After the treatment he told me I would be fine and that he may need to see me again, it was a remarkable transformation and running became pain free. I never needed to return for another treatment and I spent the next few months trying to understand what it was he did to my body and how it help me recover so efficiently. Five years later I graduated as an Osteopath, way back in 1986.