Our Centre here in the Highlands is scheduled to open in May 2019. Once our first Treatment Course is underway, we will update Testimonials to this page.
In the meantime, here are some testimonials from patients elsewhere in the UK. Please view via the pause/scroll arrows below.
Over the last couple of years Alison Salter and Clifford Conway have been working together with patients across the UK, melding SAT and Mindfulness for Pain Management and Reduction techniques. Our efforts have helped many people to return to a better state of health on a profoundly life-changing scale. These people were willing to share their stories. Together, we unite to spread the word of our unique Trident Concept© treatment approach and help other people to recover from chronic pain, fatigue and any other ongoing illness, for which all other medical approaches have failed to be effective.
“A recommendation drew me to Clifford Conway, who assessed me as an ideal patient for S.A.T, and my healing journey finally began! I had been conditioned for years by the NHS in their limited one-angled understanding of medicine, and the ‘treating the end resulting problem’ approach that my particular condition could only be treated with orthotics, drugs, or a ‘learn to live with and resign myself to the fact that it was just signs of ageing. Cliff was the first person to ever mention the crucial part the spine and Central Nervous System might be playing in my health, and over the following year, Clifford worked on ‘resetting’ it. I am now moving into my second year following the SAT treatment, making ever fewer visits to Clifford, and taking more control of my own healing with daily Alexander technique/Pilates/Somatics to strengthen and rebalance muscles, paying equal attention to the mind-body connection in the process. I would say that about 80% of my main problems have vanished. I will continue on this journey now for life, with huge trust in this life-changing process, and full appreciation for the skilled practitioners in this particular treatment.” – Taken from Helen’s Story. Read Helen’s Story in full here.
Since April of 2019 my life has transformed. I embarked on a life changing journey which is already proving a better quality of life. To date, this journey has been short but from the way I already feel and look I can confirm that it is well worth it!
Throughout my life I have participated competitively in dance, sporting and musical events, enjoyed keeping fit and being with family and friends. Being an active individual, I experienced many knocks and bumps resulting in stitches, broken bones and sprains. On many occasions I had bumps and blows to the head, some of which weren’t examined medically, and bounced back carrying on as normal.
When turning 16 I started to experience bowel cramps and aches and pains in my joints, this has been with me ever since. Certain food groups increased my bowel discomfort leaving me wondering, “What can I eat?” In addition to this, I have suffered from varying degrees of allergies to dust, pollen and animals. I have tried and tested different forms of medication in an attempt to ease the symptoms.
For many years I have battled on working through aches and pains, extreme bowel discomfort, continuous illnesses, sleepless nights and reducing levels of energy! I have been prescribed all forms of drugs for the label of IBS, pain relief for joint aches, medication for allergies and antibiotics to help with continued throat and sinus infections. Being a mum of two and working full time is always busy and I believed I did not have time to be unwell! On many occasions people have said to me, “Maybe you are too busy, stress might be causing your illnesses!” I always knew I didn’t feel stressed, I was just desperate to be well and anxious about my health.
At the age of 33 I noticed a change in my energy levels, strength, health and well being and bowel! Things did not improve from then on. Over a prolonged period of time I had; MANY blood tests, internal examinations testing for bowel conditions and spent money on alternative therapies having no noticeable life changing differences. Throughout all of this I have continued to watch our two boys, now aged 11 and 10, grow and develop, achieve many goals and been by their side every step of the way. For the past two years my physical well being has stopped me from being able to fully engage in the sports we enjoy doing as a family. This has been emotionally challenging for me and my family. Our boys often question, “When will you be well enough to take part again?” I have worked hard not to let my health stop me from being involved in the busy family routine and developing professionally in my current position as Acting Head. It was only this year that I started to question my business and wondering if it was causing all my health struggles?!
At the start of this year, 2019, my busy life came to a complete standstill. I became very unwell with a gastric flu, tonsillitis and an ear infection. This put my life on hold! I could not work or be the mum I had been up until this point. I took two weeks off work then tried to return. This pattern of returning to work and being off continued for a period of 4 and a half months. During my time off all I did was sleep, rest and visit the doctors. The rest and time away from work did not seem to be enough to get me back on my feet, feeling energised and illness free!
In April of 2019 my mum encouraged me to read about a new centre opening in Inverness. I did the required reading and thought, “That’s not me, I have never had whiplash nor am I in chronic pain!” I did not believe I warranted treatment from the team. Over two days I kept being drawn back to the site, reading things over again. It was only after speaking to Alison, reading her story and symptomology, on the site, that I realised I needed the team’s help.
My debilitating health problems have been closely examined by the Chronic Pain team and the root cause to my health conditions have been traced back to an injury I sustained at 5 years old. [This is ascertained through a comprehensive Medical History stretching back to birth and an assessment examination.] At this age I was hit full force, in the face, by a golf club which resulted in a whiplash effect in my neck causing a cervical lesion!
The Trident Concept is transforming my life; I believe I’ve hit the jackpot! I now think differently and look and feel like a ‘new me!’ Pain I have lived with for a long time has already dissipated [in the space of just 2.5 months.] The pain in my face no longer haunts me throughout the day. Joint aches and pains are improving and my bowel is being cared for in a completely different way…… giving me a new lease of life!!! Since embarking on this journey discomfort is managed in a mindful way and my life is productive in a way I have never experienced before. My family and friends have commented on how much I have changed and how well I look. I am reaping the benefits from being a patient of the Centre and being a member of the weekly meditation group. My new medication is ‘The Trident Concept!’
I am now back at work managing a 3 day week, feeling alive with my family and enjoying every minute of being able to get up and get out my house without the thought, “How am I going to get through today?” As I type this, tears role down my face, tears of extreme joy!!
I am excited about; what’s ahead, my treatments, the group meditation sessions and working with the Chronic Pain team to help heal my body.
“I have no doubt that cranial osteopathy helped with colic and reflux, made my son much more content, and allowed him to sleep soundly through the night from four months of age. This allowed me to get some rest and recover from the birth, and regain some normality back in my life. I am immensely grateful that I discovered cranial osteopathy as it has helped me steer clear of medicating my son and I now have an extremely content, giggly, healthy baby who sleeps and eats like a trooper! The first year of his life has been so easy as a result.” Taken from Michelle’s Story. Read Michelle’s Story in full here.
-Michelle’s Story, Preston 2018
“I first visited Clifford at the beginning of 2015 hoping that he could sort out my bad back, not really hoping for much as I had been to see so many other people over the years. I had hurt my back a number of times: I fell rock climbing, hurt myself sledging, skiing and fell off horses. I couldn’t remember the last time my back hadn’t hurt. I had my first SAT treatment and immediately felt a change. I went home to my husband and cried because I felt I had finally found someone who could make a difference. My tummy stopped blowing up like a balloon; there was a huge improvement with my digestion. I slept better than I had in years, the horrible exhaustion that I had put up with for years had finally gone! Allergies have completely disappeared – food intolerances, skin conditions and allergy to my horses. My back no longer hurts and I honestly feel like a different person. I cannot believe the difference that Clifford and SAT have made to my health. I am training to run the London Marathon in just nine weeks!” – Taken from Sally’s Story. Read Sally’s Story in full here.
“No other interventions I have tried have had any real impact on my autoimmune condition, so my approach prior to SAT had to be about managing the symptoms rather than seeking to address the causes. Trying SAT has enabled me to rethink this – by seeking to adjust the body skeleton, which affects the nervous system, which in turn can impact on the functioning of the immune system. The combination of SAT and Mindfulness have enabled me to improve my options for self-care, due to less pain and higher levels of energy and motivation. I socialise more, cook more and plan ahead more, no longer worried that I’ll cancel at the last minute if I have a dip in energy.” – Taken from Vivienne’s Story. Read Vivienne’s story in full here.
“My baby girl would not lie on her back at all. She had horrible reflux and colic and the fact we couldn’t get her to lie down meant we got very little sleep…and she screamed all evening long too. I took her along to Clifford, hoping for a miracle. That miracle came true, after the first session, she was hugely improved and she was very soon a very different baby! Happy, content and was perfectly happy going to sleep on her back. I obviously took my second baby to see Clifford too, and after problems with wind/colic he is now a happy, smiley content little boy who brings his wind up a lot easier and feeds 100% better than he was doing prior to seeing him. The difference is unbelievable. I can’t stress enough how much cranial osteopathy can help with a huge range of issues with young babies. I think every pregnant woman and baby should definitely go and see him.”
– Taken from Annie’s Story. Read Annie’s Story in full here.
“Following a horse riding accident many years ago as a child, I found the SAT approach was life changing and transformed my health; I am now totally free of pain and can identify with Alison’s transformative healing journey.
I went on to study in the specialist field of SAT and I now work every day with this powerful technique; committed to helping others with chronic neck and back pain.”
-Taken from Sarah Sidoli’s Practitioner Profile. Read her full profile here.
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