Hey guys. I’ve put this faq together based on the most common questions asked during the free 20 min consult! If you need more detail regarding a question please don’t hesistate to email me or ask me during the session 🙂
Frequently Asked QuestionsHow much does the program cost?
Each session costs $238 AUD (Australian Dollars). Appx 124 British pounds, 146 Euro and 163 USD (please make these conversions online for the most up to date conversions!).
What does the cost of each session include?
– 45 minute skype appointment
– 2 x 10 minute (30 min total) video reviews during the week. This is where you record yourself performing the exercises, and then I annotate/correct your technique through a video review.
– All other instructional videos, workout guides etc.
– This includes an instructional video for every single rehab exercise
– Detailed running technique guides/videos/progressions (and analysis during the sessions).
– Other important information videos on how to maintain your health post OP etc.
I don’t think I can afford the cost of each session, do you offer discounts?
Unfortunately no I do not offer discounts for students, senior citizens or other special populations.
Can I spread sessions out across multiple weeks (fortnightly or monthly rather than weekly)?
This is an extremely interesting question. Whilst I am happy to follow your schedule, from my experience (and statistics!) spreading out appointments usually leads to a significantly less efficient recovery from OP.
Patients who spread appointments on average require 10.25 sessions to recover (statistics up to October 1st). Whilst weekly patients usually recover on average with 6.75 sessions (statistics up to October 1st). I strongly believe this is due to a principle I call ‘neural overload’.
Neural overload is an important ‘ethos’ to the program, and I describe it in greater detail here:
To summarise fixing OP is about fixing your movement patterns/OP mechanics. Fixing movement patterns is similar to learning a new language; you want to visit the country and be completely immersed. If you’re surrounded by too many people who speak your language you use them as a crutch; avoiding exposing and challenging yourself to learn the new language.
The program throws lots of new exercises, activation patterns and movement challenges rapidly. The idea is that you constantly feel overwhelmed and challenged. That you are forced to adopt the new movement patterns and correct your OP, without being able to fall back on your old ‘OP mechanics’! Spreading out appointments means spreading out your exposure to new exercises and challenges to your OP mechanics.
Can I purchase the program on its own without skype sessions?
Whilst the instructional videos are extremely detailed the complex nature of OP does not allow clients to successfully recover from OP without a therapist’s intervention (at least at this stage, I am working as diligently as possible to create an independent program!)
Do you do shorter sessions?
No. I have tried in the past but the results are not anywhere near as effective and usually result in significantly more sessions required.
How many sessions will it take to recover?
This is an extremely common question with a very complex answer. I have outlined my experience based on successfully treating 100s of OP patients here:
To summarise I can wholeheartedly tell you that the degree of physical damage (ie how bad or complex your OP case is) or how physically fit you currently are has little/minor relevance to how quickly you recover.
It really is simply up to how fast you can address your OP mechanics and embrace/learn the mechanics that will deload your adductors and strengthen your body within your center of gravity.
What is the average recovery time?
Factoring in what I spoke about above, most OP patients take 8-12 sessions to recover, with slightly more for pregnancy related OP patients. A small percentage of focused/dedicated clients have finished the program in 4 sessions. Some clients have taken well over 15 sessions; particularly those who do not enter the program with the right focus/determination!!!
OP is an extremely complex condition. If you have had an ankle/knee/hip/lower back etc. problem in the past, it is likely contributing to your OP, and will need to be addressed/accommodated for within your rehab. If you are pain sensitive patient, with Central Nervous System Sensitisation (ie, a client with extreme pain who can fall into an acute pain episode very easily) we are not only dealing with your OP mechanics, we need to help you address your pain physiology as well as your biomechanical issues. Suffice to say that if you’ve had this condition for a while, or if you aren’t great at picking up exercises on your own, or are starting from a very low base of fitness/strength, you may want to factor in more sessions/time for your recovery.
What is your success rate?
Being a rehabilitation program this is an extremely complex question. I’ve seen over 1000 patients, for the clients that ive seen for over 10 sessions there has been only around a dozen who i havent helped.
As discussed in detail in the video below, this doesn’t mean you will feel perfect 100% of the time. The physical damage that occurs in OP can take 12-24 months to heal; but if you fix your movement patterns you can get back to all your physical activities whilst the area heals. Getting your life back; doing even more demanding/difficult activities then you were doing before OP is what i consider a successful recovery. Even if you still feel the occassional twinge from your pubic bone when you make a bad movement for a while.
It’s a rehab program. Its worked for 100s of people who’ve had OP. It will work for anyone who is willing to put the time, effort and energy to fixing their movement patterns. Unfortunately it won’t work for anyone who does not do this.
I’ve had extremely difficult cases, where I’ve had to alter, change and adapt the program in unique and unforeseen ways to help a client. There have been some extremely complex cases, where I’ve had to experiment, read, learn and become a better therapist to make sure that person gets better. I’ve tried to do testimonials for these rarer, more difficult cases (See Carina, Annette, Kirsten, Chris). I guess what I’m trying to say is that if you really bring the effort, even if you have the most difficult case of OP, I will do whatever it takes to help you get better :).
How much time do I need to dedicate to day?
At the beginning of the program (first 2-3 weeks) there are around 2 hours of instructional videos to watch each week. After this point there is usually between 35-60 minutes of new videos to watch between sessions.
On top of this you will need to dedicate at least 45-60 minutes each day to rehab. This does not need to be done in one session/it can be spread out across the day. However more is better. With common sense applied, I will never tell you that your doing ‘too much’ rehab. The more time, energy and effort you put in the faster you will recover.
What equipment will I need?
Please refer to this guide here for more information.
Will I be able to continue running/going to gym/playing sport?
I answer this question in detail in the following video here:
In addition this video here goes into detail about when/what stage you will be able to restart various activities