Testimonies

This page provides a sample of the sorts of positive feedback we receive regarding the effectiveness of our services. They are:

Happy People!

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Aaron Jones – Bald Hills Queensland. ‘I immediately found relief.’
Initially I thought my sore Achilles tendon was simply wear and tear from walking all day at work on hard surfaces. It would recur over a period of 3-4 years and escalated over the last 4-5 months. As time went by the problem didn’t get better, it actually became much worse. My Achilles became very inflamed and tender after a few days at work, then it would settle down on my days off.

I bought a brace, expensive shoes but the problem kept getting worse. I purchased pharmaceutical products recommended by co-workers and anti-inflammatories gave temporary relief but the problem was becoming unbearable.

When I first met Paul I was quite skeptical when he told me my Achilles was probably not the problem but after being on his table where he worked on everything but my sore tendon, I immediately found relief. I was walking feely again.

It has been a couple of months since then and with only one more visit my Achilles tendonitis is not an issue for me. I have experienced my first days off without any soreness and I know if I follow Paul’s advise I will not have a recurring issue with my Achilles tendon.

Don McKenzie – January 2013, Bracken Ridge Queensland. ‘Paul repaired my right ankle, right shoulder, right tennis elbow and my right hand in one visit, just before Christmas just gone.’
My name is Don McKenzie. I only recently injured myself on a boat trailer. The jockey wheel slid through its housing whilst my right hand was sandwiched between the top handle of the jockey wheel and the winch plate, punching a 12 mm (½ inch) hole in between my thumb and index finger. As it squealed I pulled my hand out. I needed stitches, and afterwards my right forearm near my elbow began to ache. I thought, a little time and it’ll be right. But it wasn’t. Reluctantly after my better half pestered me, I went to see Paul.
I had only just got the stitches out of my hand. Paul told me it would hurt a bit, and it did, but I was pretty much “as sweet as”. I “tubed” at Christmas; used a boat. Also helped close friends move house; no worries.
Back at work I was rigging on a tower crane, clipping platforms and monorail onto the climbing frame. I put my elbow guard on and did 11 and ½ hours of flogging spanners. I was more sore in parts of my unfit 45 years-old body than my elbow. Before I saw Paul I helped scaffolders at work with a 6 metre (20 foot) ladder beam. I nearly dropped it from the stabbing pain in my elbow. My chiropractor told me there was nothing he could do for tennis elbow because it was not a bone. But Paul fixed my elbow in the first session in about 5 or 10 minutes. Then he told me I had some appointment time left, and did I have any injuries from days gone by?
I had a right shoulder injury that I did in 1984, again in 1987 and again in 1991. Paul raised my arm up and he said it’s not the bone. I haven’t been able to rotate my shoulder properly since 1991. It hurt a bit, but Paul fixed it.
Next was my ankle. He popped something back in place and yep, I could walk a little free-er.
But it was the freeing up of my right hand that really amazed me. My right hand got squashed in a rigging incident in 2006. It swelled to 83 mm (3 and ¼ inches) thick and I broke a metacarpal (hand bone). The occupational therapist did a great job. But it was my 2012 chance meeting with Paul that changed everything with my hand. Since I had success only minutes before with a few other things I was confident something would happen.
I could never close my fingers into the palm of my hand. But after a couple of minutes of Paul working it, Paul got me to close my hand up to make a fist. That was the first time since 2006 that my fingers and palm had touched one another. I was impressed to say the least!
So Paul repaired my right ankle, right shoulder, right tennis elbow and my right hand in one visit, just before Christmas just gone. The second time I went he just checked it all over. No worries.
I am sort of angry with myself for not going earlier to him. It took my aching tennis elbow to fix up the rest of me, and two and a bit years of my Mrs. to drip on me like water on a stone. It finally sunk (sic) in.

Simon Hunt – March 2013, Toowoomba Queensland. ‘I stil seek Paul out if I ever injure myself. I cannot recommend him highly enough.’
At the age of 18 (I am now 39) I was diagnosed by my doctor as having spurs growing on my heel. I was on crutches for two weeks and unable to touch my heel with my hand due to the pain. The doctor said my condition was brought on by the constant changing of surfaces when running up to 50 kilometres (31 miles) per week.
It was at this time that my dad shared with Paul Davies about my current plight. Paul told him that the doctor’s opinion about the origin of the problem was incorrect, and that he had seen me running one day as he drove past me in his car. He told my dad that I was over-striding when running, and that he could fix me in one to two visits.
At this point I went to see Paul and after only a few minutes treatment on my hip flexor muscles, my posture was changed. Previously I had always had the appearance of having a pot belly and sway lower back. That changed immediately. And all the pain had disappeared from my heel! Two days later, I returned for a check up and Paul said I was fine to run again. When I did, I no longer over-strode.
Due to my time on crutches, I had not trained now for over two weeks, so I wasn’t expecting a lot. But I went for a 5km time-trial run anyway. Normally by 2.5 to 3kms, my legs would start to blow-up, lungs burn and I would slow dramatically. But this day as I passed the half way point, I noticed I wasn’t slowing and a smile started to form on my face. and with every passing stride my smile grew bigger as I realised I wasn’t slowing and not only was I not slowing but I found I could even increase my speed! By the end of the run I had run 5kms a whole 1 minute and 30 seconds faster than I ever had before! I could not have dreamed of such an improvement.
To this day I still seek Paul out if I ever injure myself and I simply can’t recommend him enough.
Simon Hunt, Toowoomba Queensland.

Mark “Sparky” Paltridge – February 2012, Maleny Queensland. ‘What a difference Paul has made to my life.’
At 43 years of age, I’ve been working fulltime for over 26 years, in both the retail industry for the first 11 years, as well as being self employed for the past 15 years, as a professional musician and a recording engineer. Both of these vocations presented me with various occupational health hazards, ultimately leaving me having to cope with chronic back and neck pain for much of this time period, often due to repetitive strain injuries.

In seeking treatment for these injuries, I’ve been to both Physiotherapists and Chiropractors, with regular visits to the latter for over 16 years. In Chiropractic, I found various levels of success in relief of my chronic pain, but often had to go back for follow up treatments, (sometimes up to twice a week), just to keep me out of pain.

Recently, I was recommended to go and seek the help of Paul Davies, as a few of my colleagues had noticed a marked differences in their own overall health and wellbeing, after only a few visits with him.
Paul explained his techniques to me very thoroughly, (utilizing both Naturopathy and his unique form of remedial massage), and I found that after only 2 treatments that I experienced a huge difference, (for the better), to my own personal wellbeing. Not only that, I rarely have to go back for follow up treatments, as Paul’s therapy keeps me healthy and pain free, for so much longer than conventional medicines and therapies.

Personally, I couldn’t recommend Paul Davies and his techniques highly enough! What a difference he’s made in my life, in both work and down time. I’m a convert!

All the best, Mark Paltridge

Donna Williamson – September 2011, Mitchelton Queensland. ‘Ankle and Shoulder Vastly Improved’

A reasonably serious traffic accident had left me with broken ribs and a fractured Tibia. I had been in a moon boot for 12 weeks and had lost a lot of mobility in my ankle. I had worked with a physio for several months prior to seeing Paul and progress was slow and painful.

I had also had chronic pain in my left shoulder for years. I had finally resorted to having X-Ray guided Cortisone injections into the site. As long as I continued to take quite strong anti-inflammatories as well I could get through the days but not the nights. I also found that being in pain makes you feel old and I certainly don’t have time for that.

One visit to Paul restored the movement in my shoulder and that was pain free. The range of movement in my ankle was vastly improved.

I highly recommend his unique treatment.

Kelly McIntosh – September 2011 – Bracken Ridge, Queensland. ‘Frozen Shoulder Dramatically Improved’

I was first diagnosed with a frozen shoulder in 2008 which eventually progressed to bilateral frozen shoulder by the end of 2009. I have had many different treatments for frozen shoulder such as multiple cortisone injections, shoulder joint injection, ultrasound treatment, hydrotherapy, anti-inflammatory medication, pain relief medications, acupuncture and approximately 1 ½ years of physiotherapy. I have experienced severe limitation of range of movement and chronic pain.
Unfortunately none of these treatments provided me with any sustained relief from my pain or any substantial increase in range of movement.

Until now!

I was recommended to Paul through my personal trainer who suggested that he may be able to help me. This was one of the best referrals I could have been given.

Paul treated me and after my first appointment my pain level had decreased substantially and my range of movement in both shoulders increased quite a bit as well. I can honestly say that for the first time in approximately 3 years I feel like my shoulders are moving towards recovery. I got more benefit out of my first half hour consultation with Paul then I ever did out of all my physiotherapy sessions.

I will happily continue to consult with Paul, and highly recommend him to anyone suffering chronic pain or injury.

Rory O’Donnell – August 2011 – Morayfield Queensland. ‘Debilitating headache gone in five minutes’

I’m a professional musician who spends a lot of time working in recording studios playing guitar on other people’s albums. This requires me to have a guitar hanging around my neck for hours on end – and anyone who knows quality guitars knows they can be heavy, especially my #1 – a Gibson Les Paul!

I’ve just come off the back of a particularly busy period of sessions and live shows, and for the last week I’ve had a splitting headache and extremely tight neck and shoulders, and no amount of pain killers, twisting & turning or massage from myself or my wife did anything to help it. I was losing sleep, patience, focus and my ability to be creative – which is the core of my job!

I saw Paul today and asked for him to have a look at my neck, and halfway through the treatment my headache disappeared – I could actually feel it leave, it was quite an interesting feeling to be honest..
By the time his treatment had finished (less than 5 minutes) my head was clear, headache completely gone, I had good turning motion and what I thought was a lingering head-cold was gone.

I knew Paul was good, but I’m always amazed at how effective and fast his therapy really is!
I think I might have to increase my fee so I can afford to take him with us on the next band tour to keep everyone in good shape!

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Donna Schmidt (mother of Scott) – July 2011 – Bald Hills Queensland. ‘Legs Improved in One Visit’

My 15 year-old son Scott plays a lot of sport and has complained for a long time of tight hamstrings. They were so tight he was unable to straighten his legs while lying down, an unable to touch his toes. He also had tight calf muscles which would cramp at times while he was running. After only one treatment from Paul the improvement was immediate. He had greater flexibility and less tightness. He even claimed he could run faster.

Toni McCormack – Kallangur Queensland, ‘Shoulder fixed in minutes’

I consulted Davies Natural Therapies having suffered from a sore shoulder for over 2 years. I had previously been to Acupuncturists, other Remedial Massage Therapists and Osteopaths providing maybe a day’s relief at best and didn’t expect much more this time.

To my surprise, Paul diagnosed and fixed my problem within minutes and I can now even sleep on that shoulder which was far too painful before!

Paul is now also helping my son with his Aspergers/ADHD symptoms with the hope that eventually he won’t need any prescription drugs.

Now any friends I come across with problems that no-one else can fix, I know where to send them!

Kathy Patterson – Queensland, ‘Daughters with Back Pain’

My two daughters have had problems with their backs for one reason or another, and I had been taking them to a chiropractor for quite some time – to no avail! Even coming home in tears because of the pain!
That’s when I decided to take them to Paul, and after only two sessions, they are back doing their gym and sports at full steam!! I would highly recommend Paul, and most definitely, so would my daughters. Much appreciated Paul. Thank you.

Marina Roper – Caboolture, Queensland, ‘Back Problem for Six Years’

One appointment And my back was in shape again!
I’ve had back problems for over 6 years. It’s a case of scoliosis and it has caused me a lot of pain over the years. I’ve paid hundreds of dollars to Chiropractors, Message Therapists and Acupuncture but none ever fixed the problem. I finally got to meet Paul… I’ll simply let the results speak for themselves.

I walked into Paul’s clinic unable to bend and reach anywhere past my knees. Half an hour later Paul worked his magic and I was able to bend over without pain all the way to reach the ground. The result has been incredible and if it wasn’t for Paul’s methods I’d still be wasting money trying to find a solution to my back problems.

I would recommend anyone facing any kind of problems with their backs, muscles and pains to see Paul. It has been a total change in my life to be able to do things that I otherwise wouldn’t be able to do. Thanks Paul.

Leanne Schmidt – Bridgeman Downs Queensland, ‘Prolonged Hip Pain’

I was first referred to Paul Davies by my partner and his friends after they had seen remarkable results from his treatments. I had had on going problems and pro-longed pain in my hips for a substantial amount of time, to the point where I found it hard to sit for any length of time, and even running meant that I would be hobbling around in agony for days. I tried a session of remedial massage and it did not help my painful problem.

After my first session with Paul, I saw a noticeable change in how my hips felt and reacted to my movements. After the second treatment, I was totally relieved of any pain that I had previously felt in my hips. The work that Paul did on my hips has helped me to no end. I now have to no pain in my hips whatsoever.

Felicity Capelli – Petrie Queensland, ‘Plantar Fasciitis Fixed In One Visit’

I have suffered with Plantar Fasciitis for 19 years. Orthotics have helped but other treatments with massage and antiinflammatories have mostly failed. Since visiting Paul (one treatment) I have experienced a great improvement and would say that the condition no longer affects me. Felicity Capelli 16/2/11

Ian Bruce – Petrie Queensland, ‘Shoulder, Back and Calf Problems’

I had trouble with my shoulders for about 15 months due to moving house. Also had general back pain/stiffness for more than five years and very stiff and sore calf muscles for more than 20 years. The initial treatment for these problems and the follow up one have fixed these problems. The stiff sore back was treated by other people using massage but the problem kept recurring. Paul’s treatment has made the difference and the back is pain free. – Ian Bruce, 11/3/2011

Truin Chapman – Virginia Queensland, ‘Knee Problem’

I came to Paul with a problem with my knee, after skiing in North Finland. The soreness in my right knee got to a point that it was unbearable. I had seen a multiple specialists without any relief or result. I came to the final conclusion that there was nothing that could be done.

Two visits with Paul Davies, and the problem has gone and no pain persists. It’s been 1 year since treatment and I still have not had a problem.
Thank you, Sincerely Truin Chapman

Dawn Gietzelt 81 – Caringbah (Sydney), New South Wales, ‘Shingles’

Last year I developed shingles on my scalp, and after 14 months of traditional medicines, my head pain was still persisting. As a last resort I tried herbal medicines prescribed by Paul Davies. Six weeks later – voila, no shingles, no pain. Thank you Paul!

Rory O’Donnell, Morayfield, Queensland, ‘Natural Medicine and Back Trouble’

My first contact with Paul’s natural medicine was several years ago when I was still in high school. I caught what I thought was a flu or cold, which suddenly took a turn for the worse, and I thought of calling an ambulance because I couldn’t get out of bed, and my breathing became “bubbly”. I was put onto Paul by someone, and he dropped around some herbs, and he told me it was more likely the onset of pleurisy or pneumonia than the flu. Anyway, within a couple of days it totally cleared up.
I’ve also used Paul’s massage treatments (Goltech®). My job as a wall and floor tiler requires me to be on my knees a lot, and bending down for most of the day. Over the last couple of years I have had pain in my lower back which just hasn’t seemed to go away, despite numerous visits to the chiropractor. Finally in March this year (2007), my back gave out and I had to quit work as I was even having trouble getting out of bed. (Keep in mind I’m only 22)
Within TWO treatments, Paul had freed up my back with different stretches and with his massage technique, and for the first time in all that time the pain in my lower back was completely gone! Since then I have been able to return to work, and will now be able to complete my assessment to get my full tiling qualification this year.
There have been other numerous occasions when I have gone to Paul for help with sickness and muscle issues, and I have to say, EVERY time I have been blown away by how fast and effective his treatment really is.

Chris Kondratowicz, Bribie Island, Queensland, ‘Digestive Trouble’

I consulted Paul early 2007 with recurring digestive trouble for which I’d had every medical test available and which was unresponsive to any medical treatment. Under Paul’s care, in only one month the problem resolved, and in addition during that month and the month that followed my lichen planus (which is an auto-immune skin disease) began to improve. Now, only the scars from the lichen planus remain, and I’ve had no recurrence.

Steven Ballin – Ingham, Queensland, ‘Glandular Fever Fixed’

In January 2001 I came down with a severe case of Glandular Fever. I was hit so badly I literally could not get out of bed for three weeks and slept nearly that whole time. The doctor (GP) I went to wrote me a medical certificate for 3 months off work. I saw Paul Davies after seeing the doctor and he diagnosed me simply by the symptom picture & gauging how sensitive my liver was. Paul prescribed me a couple of specific liver treatment supplements and a herbal formula to take. In the end I was back on my feet and back at work after only six weeks, thanks to the speedy recovery of my liver.

Julie Anson – Horsham, Victoria, ‘Testimonial on Paul’s Massage’

Paul treated my back and neck and other body problems for many years when he was in Horsham. I wish he was still here. No one else has been able to get the results that he used to get with me. If you’ve got a body problem that you’d go to a chiropractor for, go see Paul. He’s better.

Suzanne Nolan- Bribie Island, Queensland ‘Severe Stress’
I was treated by Paul in early 2007, suffering with severe stress as a result of years of threat, harassment and abuse from bad neighbours when I was living in Sydney. I was on multiple medications from the doctor at the time, which I had tried to get myself off, but couldn’t because I just couldn’t cope without them.. Thanks to Paul’s therapy with natural medicines, by the second appointment only two weeks later, I had improved so much that I had taken myself off the tablets from the doctor with no problems. I didn’t bother with the third appointment, because I felt 100%. Eight months later and I’m still great! I recommend Paul to anyone!

Marie Anson – Horsham, Victoria ‘Testimonial on Paul’s Massage’
Since Paul left Horsham, his name comes up in conversation fairly frequently, because his style of treatment for neck and back problems was the best that I’ve ever had. I keep saying I wish he was still here. He used to treat me for other things too with natural medicines, and they were always great. If people don’t make use of him, they don’t know a good thing when they see it.

Donna Douglas – Bribie Island, Queensland ‘Shoulder Problem’
I have had a lot of shoulder problems since I broke my acromion (that’s a bone in the shoulder) over 3 years ago. Paul’s massage treatment of my back, neck and shoulder was absolutely fantastic. I’ll be going back if I ever need him again.

Rhonda Leslie – Horsham, Victoria ‘General Testimonial’
Paul treated my late husband using his remedial massage therapy for a variety of body problems caused by his hard physical work as a farmer, from the late 1980s until the mid 1990s, and I know my husband was very pleased with the results. As a naturopath, he also treated myself and four of my five children during that same time period for a wide variety of health complaints, and outcomes were always more than satisfactory. I commend him to you.

Wendy Bedggood, Horsham, Victoria ‘General Testimonial’
I used to go all the way to Melbourne to see a naturopath until Paul arrived in town. I used his services once he got here. Paul treated myself and my two children with natural medicines, and my husband for neck and back complaints. We were quite happy with the service he provided for us.

Tom Blair – Horsham, Victoria ‘General Testimonial’
I found Paul a likeable guy who knew what he was doing and helped me no end, especially with treatment on my mid back and neck, and with herbal treatments for other health problems, especially when he helped me with prostate trouble.

Davies Natural Therapies provides the services of skilled professionals: Paul Davies who practises as a naturopath, nutritionist, herbalist, homoeopath, and remedial massage therapist and Helen Davies who practises as a psychologist & counsellor. We service Greater Brisbane – especially the northern side of Brisbane, firstly starting at Petrie (where we are located), but also including but not limited to other northern suburbs listed alphabetically for your convenience:

Albany Creek, Albany Hills, Bray Park, Bridgeman Downs, Brisbane, Bunya, Burpengary, Caboolture, Chermside, Dakabin, Eatons Hill, Everton Hills, Everton Park, Ferny Grove, Ferny Hills, Fortitude Valley, Kallangur, Lawnton, Mango Hill, Morayfield, Murrumba Downs, Narangba, North Lakes, Petrie, Samford, Samsonvale, Spring Hill, Stafford, Strathpine, Warner, and north up to and including the Sunshine Coast. Sorry if we haven’t listed you and you’re on the north side of Brisbane! Give us a call!