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My Journey to Recovery: Overcoming Back and Knee Issues with a Holistic Approach

As an athlete, I have always embraced challenges head-on. Pushing my limits and conquering tough trails has been defining aspect of my life. However, with great physical feats come the risks of injury. Recently, I faced a setback when I injured my back and knee, halting my running adventures. Determined to reclaim my strength, I embarked on a holistic approach to recovery, incorporating the transformative powers of the VASPER machine, TimeWaver therapy, and Osteopathy. This is the story of my journey back to peak performance.

Challenges Faced: Recovering from an injury is never easy, both physically and mentally. After completing a gruelling 388-kilometre, 5-trail challenge with 19,500 meters of elevation gain, I felt invincible. Little did I know that my exuberance and the strain I put on my body would lead to a setback. I began running again too soon, without giving my body enough time to recover fully. The result was a sharp shooting pain radiating through my leg, leaving me unable to run as I used to. After consulting with experts, it became clear that my knee issue was closely linked to my back, emphasizing the importance of a comprehensive, holistic approach to healing.

Holistic Approach: Recognizing the need for a comprehensive solution, I turned to three pillars of recovery:

1. Osteopathy: focuses on the neurological, musculoskeletal and visceral system

2. VASPER training: Low impact but powerful workout for recovery, speed healing from injuries and improve sports performance (including body structure).

3. TimeWaver Therapy: Treat pain, inflammation and various origins. Back to the fundamental of the body - harmonize the cell membrane and bought it back to an optimal level.

Through the expertise of my Osteopath, I discovered the intricate connections between my back and knee issues. Osteopathy provided hands-on treatment, realigning my body and addressing the root causes of my pain.

Embracing the VASPER machine, I found a game-changer for my rehabilitation. The combination of compression, cooling, and interval training not only improved my physical strength but also accelerated my recovery. With every session, I could feel the deep impact on my muscles and the restoration of balance throughout my body.

Complementing these therapies, TimeWaver therapy took my recovery to a new level. TimeWaver communicates with the cell via the language of frequencies. Each treatment aims to restore the nature cell membrane voltage to a preferable level. By harmonising my cell membrane's voltage and also the energy fields, the tissue, organs and system of the body follow and health can be restored. It is a natural healing process and helped unlock my body's potential. This personalized approach tailored to my needs became integral to my healing journey.

Slow and Steady Progress: Patience became my greatest ally throughout this slow yet transformative recovery process. There were days of frustration and setbacks, but I remained steadfast in my commitment to the program. Each session with the VASPER machine, every TimeWaver therapy session, and each visit to my osteopath brought me closer to my goal.

Looking Ahead: My journey to recovery is far from over, but I have learned valuable lessons along the way. By integrating a holistic approach, I am confident that I will emerge stronger and better than before. My experience has reinforced the importance of respecting my body's limits, taking the time for adequate recovery, and seeking the guidance of experts.

As an athlete, setbacks are inevitable, but they do not define us. By sharing my story, I hope to inspire others facing similar challenges to embrace a holistic approach to healing. Through the combined power of the VASPER machine, TimeWaver therapy, and Osteopathy, I am reclaiming my strength, one step at a time.

Conclusion: Recovering from back and knee issues has been a transformative journey, teaching me resilience and the value of a holistic approach to healing. By integrating the VASPER machine, TimeWaver therapy, and Osteopathy into my recovery program, I am gradually regaining my physical prowess. With unwavering determination and a commitment to self-care, I am confident that I will once again conquer the trails and emerge stronger than ever before.

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Jo Lodder is a trail runner, business leader, and philanthropist. He's the co-founder of JNW Asia, a property marketing company based in Hong Kong focused on Niseko projects, and a master agent of SnowDog, a hospitality brand. He's also became the first person in history to complete the HK5Trails in Hong Kong with the Run for Freedom challenge to raise money for charity. With a passion for helping others and a drive for success, Jo inspires through his love of adventure and entrepreneurship.

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