The following two brief case studies are examples of how differently patients may present in another culture and setting. The vast majority of people seen in Chaparda attend with musculoskeletal problems, so these cases were interesting variations for the team to treat and reflect upon.
The symptoms, history and understanding needed for these cases offered a positive challenge to the team and widened their experience in a number of ways. In addition, working in a setting where the intensity of treatments (up to 6 or more per person in 10 days), is so different from practice in the UK, offered further insights.
In these cases, and many others seen, this intensity of treatment elicited positive outcomes. However, they also illustrate how valuable more regular visits to the centre would be to ensure more ongoing support.