My name is Victoria Davies and I am an Australian FEI Grade II Para Dressage rider, campaigner of the PRE Pure Spanish/Lusitano horse breeds, and proud user of the joint supplement MOBICOSA for 17 years.
Throughout my career I have achieved what only dreams are made of and I do this whilst fighting a crippling disease - Rheumatoid Arthritis which I was first diagnosed with 24 years ago at age 9.
41 operations to date, Scoliosis, two hip replacements, triple Arthrodesis and all joints showing different degrees of deterioration. One would imagine my condition with Rheumatoid couldn’t get much worse however, in January 2016 my health declined due to aggressive deterioration of my spine and neck; April 2016 I was diagnosed with Basilar Invagination a condition where the C1 and C2 vertebrates are bone on bone and the Odontoid peg (part of my spine) has migrated into my skull placing my spinal cord at high risk.
Over a year later, I am still in the saddle conquering goals and have my eyes set on the next Paralympic games.
While my condition with Rheumatoid Arthritis is controlled by many pharmaceutical medications, I do believe my strong use of MOBICOSA has helped maintain my general well-being and mobility. I have been using MOBICOSA daily for 17 years, a product I cannot go without!
The late Ron Gellatley, a great Naturopath admired by many, first introduced MOBICOSA to my list of alternative medicines when I was 16 years old. Originally, I took a dose of 6 tablets daily over a course of 2 weeks and remember finding a substantial improvement to my swollen, burning joints and stiffened movement. After 3 weeks on MOBICOSA, I was able to begin light swimming activities, regained my strength, and at the time was able to feel somewhat feel like a normal teenager. Since that day, 17 years ago, I take 3 capsules of MOBICOSA daily without fail and if I have increased my training or my Rheumatoid symptoms flare, then I will increase to 6 capsules of MOBICOSA until I feel relief.
As a rider and someone living with a chronic illness, I believe it is very important that I stay fit, and healthy, and that I control my condition to the best of my ability. It has never been my motto to sit back and let the Rheumatoid Arthritis stop me from achieving my goals. Looking back, I have won countless titles over the years such as being short -isted for the Rio Paralympics 2016, being a member of the Australian High Performance squad for 4 years, National Champion for my grade twice, and New South Wales State Champion for 5 consecutive years.
Where there’s passion and determination, anything is achievable.
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