That ankle sprain that John endured was at the end of the third quarter during a playoff game and to see the injury to the ankle you would declare that it’d fractured his ankle but at least tore the ligaments in it. What is interesting about that injury was that most athletes who’ve several sprains the muscle systems become overloaded and become hyper-eased to attempt to make stability and therefore the resiliency of the tissue is drastically reduced and so had Stockton not been under my care for all those years he would have definitely ruptured the ligaments or fractured that lateral malleolus. He did some damage but he didn’t do the sort of damage that he could have because he had the flexibility and the resiliency of the tissues, because Stockton was balanced as it turns out. We went into the locker room, the orthopedic surgeon assessed it, really didn’t think there was a break and then I went to work and I corrected the articulations of the ankle joint back into alignment so that the joint track properly, that change of dynamics of the receptors within the joint capsule, I reactivated the lateral stabilizer muscles, peroneus longus muscles both cuneiform and metatarsal sections and John got off the table and started to walk, each measure was a little less painful, though he was running in the jogging in the locker room pretty much pain free they taped his ankle and he went out and played the fourth quarter and we won that game.
You tell people who it took ten minutes to turn that around and you won’t be believed by them and yet we did that countless times on the Jazz team through his profession and the remaining sportsmen. They learned that which we would ordinarily take four to six weeks of normal medical care, Stockton was back within ten-fifteen minutes, usually within a day or two no pain whatsoever and that if they sprain an ankle within a day they will be back playing.
That actually speaks to how powerful this therapy is in readjusting, reassessing and confirming the joint and the muscle’s normal mechanoreceptive function as much as getting the function back.