You might be wondering what the heck is happening in this video?! 👣
The young man in the video suffered a terrible accident two years ago that rendered him bedridden with several issues, including neuropathic pain in the lower half of his body - particularly affecting his feet. It was so severe that even a light touch of his feet would cause him to recoil due the sensation of burning, electric pain; he was unable to wear socks let alone perform various therapeutic exercises designed to help him to regain the ability to stand and walk.
Following the initial treatment, he and his nurse (rubbing his foot in the video) - and I - were ecstatic, to say the least, that he could be touched without pain. Receiving this video from him the evening after meeting him for the first time felt like such a surreal gift. Several treatments later he was able to progress in therapy and take a few steps 🎉
... more details about treating pain and neuropathic pain to come