Multiple benefits in physiotherapy:
- Continuous therapy which works whilst the patient is at rest or
- The flexibility to tailor use to fit the patient's life
- Simple and convenient
- Reduces swelling and pain, improves range of joint
- Improved rehabilitation
Patient of James Tomkies at Physioelite, Bristol - March
"I have had a long history of tendon trouble in both my achilles
tendons that started in the early 1980's. Since the mid 1990's it
essentially went away after treatment from you and use of orthotic
inserts in my running shoes.
However in early 2012 I broke my right ankle and after over a
year of recovery the tendon trouble began again. Most recently,
earlier this year after a 40 minute run the right Achilles tendon
flared up. It was heavily swollen, I could not walk without a heavy
limp and it looked like a combination of tendinitis and tendonosis.
I also managed to give myself ice burns on the ankle from using ice
to reduce the swelling.
This meant that you were not able to use and vigorous direct
massage. At your suggestion and with minor additional treatment I
used a geko™ four times in quick succession. The impact was
remarkable to me. Within a few days the swelling subsided and I was
able to walk without a limp. I am now able to run again although I
am building back up slowly. I would have no hesitation in
recommending this treatment to anyone. In addition it was so much
less painful than the usual massage and manipulation!"
Patient of Pippa Rollit at Richmond Physiotherapy Clinic
- January 2014
"I recently used the geko™ on a long haul return journey to
Australia. The timing was not ideal as I was recovering from a
nasty fall which left me with a painful knee injury. It was very
tender and was giving me a lot of trouble at night when it would
stiffen up when lying in bed. I would wake in the night and need to
exercise it in order to get some mobility back.
I have done this flight on numerous occasions going back to see
family over the years having moved to the UK from Australia almost
25 years earlier. It is always hard. I normally make a point of
stopping over but on this occasion I was alone and with limited
time, so could not afford that luxury. As you can imagine I was
dreading the flight in economy and in this condition. Pippa
suggested I try using the geko™ during the flight.
For me it felt like a life saver. It made such a difference.
After being so apprehensive the journey turned out to be one of my
best. I did not experience any stiffness in the knee or pain during
the journey and it was so much more comfortable than normally.
I attached the geko™ only to the knee which had been injured. I
did this after boarding the plane. Pippa showed me how and the
instructions were straightforward. The first part of the journey to
Dubai was around 6 hours. We had 1 1/2 hours change over and then
back on another plane for another 14 hours. I took the geko™ off
before boarding again as I was a bit nervous of explaining it to
security people in Dubai. I applied a new one once on board.
I normally experience swelling of the feet on these long
journeys and also get annoying constant pains down the sides of my
legs, almost like sciatica resulting I think from my legs being
cramped and pressure from sitting too long in the same position. I
find that one of the most difficult things to put up with when
flying long haul. They used to have foot rests in years gone by
which helped giving some elevation but they never seem to have them
in economy any more. I have sometimes used foot exercising cushions
which can give some relief if you remember to keep exercising with
it. However I did not experience any of this pain discomfort or
swelling when using the geko™. I was truly amazed.
I can't imagine doing that long journey again without using it.
I was surprised to find that rather than my knee being worse it
seemed the journey had improved it and I walked off the plane
without any discomfort or stiffness. I think it also had long
lasting benefits as the stiffness in the night was also markedly
Emma Davies , Chartered
Physiotherapist and co-owner of Bristol Physio - November
"the geko™ has produced some outstanding results with one of my
clients suffering with a long term ankle injury. She's a keen
runner who sustained a nasty fracture dislocation in 2001. Her
ankle was pinned and plated and has since had an arthroscopy to
clean the joint out. Her main problem was the lack of range of
movement and moderate swelling post exercise. Physiotherapy
interventions such as acupuncture, massages and joint manipulation
all helped, but she still needed to overcome the post exercise
swelling when away from the Physio clinic. Nothing has helped her
as much as the geko™. She applies the device, for 2 hours every
night. She can now exercise/run on consecutive days for the
1st time in 12 years!"
Tom Wainwright , Physiotherapist
Bournemouth - August 2013
"I have used it personally with success on patients for
Pippa Rollit at Richmond Physiotherapy
Clinic - April 2013
"I've had another success with one of the geko's with
someone with a severe dead leg in a rugby game last week - he made
a quick recovery and hopefully will be able to play for England
Students this coming weekend"