Mark arrived at the practice complaining of "niggly pain in his right groin". He was a keen footballer playing at least once a week in the local leagues. It had started to affect his game and for the last two or three weeks he had been substituted. The problem had been coming and going for about eighteen months.
After the osteopath had examined him it was clear that the problem stemmed from a slight curve in his spine (scoliosis) which loaded one side of his back more than the other - and not, as he had been told, from a muscle strain. Whilst the osteopath treated Mark he was advised not to play football.
After treatment and aided by the fact that he was fit and young he made a good recovery. He was given specific excercises to help prevent further injury.