Tina Hobin dances again


Monday, February 24, 2014

Tina Hobin was walking in Oxford Street in June 1984 when she was attacked from behind by a stranger. "As a dancer, that attack had a devastating effect on my career and life in general.  

Up until that moment at the age of 44, I could effortlessly do the splits, backbends and high kicks. I was trained in ballet, tap and jazz, and taught numerous other styles of dance.  Dancing was my life. I also learnt belly dancing and was a pioneer of the belly dance in the UK". 

After the incident the pain in her lower back and neck became more and more debilitating. She could no longer do the floor work, splits or kicks and was restricted in movement which limited her career as a performer. 

For 26 years she has sought treatments from Osteopaths, Chiropractics, Acupuncturists, Physiotherapists and even Spiritual healers. She has paid out thousands of pounds on treatments which have only given relief on a short term basis. Eventually she was referred to Doctor Bennett at the pain clinic, Kidderminster hospital. She was prescribed various medications which had no effect as she has an intolerance or allergic reaction to many drugs.  He then started her on a course of injections which gave some but not permanent relief.

"Then Halleluiah! I was introduced to a new treatment, The PENS Treatment.  The first treatment didn’t seem to make much difference, but after the second I did feel a difference. Even some of my students remarked that I was moving much more freely and they were not aware I had received any form of treatment." 

PENS is a minimally invasive diagnostic therapy, which enables the physician to determine whether a patient is likely to benefit from an implanted stimulation device, although for some patients it may also provide ongoing pain management, thereby avoiding the need for more invasive therapies, with their attendant risks. There are also patients for whom an implanted device is not appropriate and in these cases PENS therapy offers an alternative where other less invasive or pharmacological modalities have failed.

"After the third treatment I felt fantastic. What a difference that it had made.  I could not believe how flexible I was and pain free after so many years. The only way I could describe this feeling was, as though a horrible thick black cloud that surrounded me had lifted".

Although she now 70, Tina is still dancing and has no intention of giving up.

"This is definitely the best and most positive pain treatment I have ever had and I sincerely hope many other people will benefit from this wonderful painless treatment".