Neck Back and Shoulder Injury Problems
Duy Long Nguyen specialises in Neck Back and Shoulder Treatments.
Jimmy Cassidy's back and shoulder injury problems are solved by injury specialist, Duy Long (Longy) Nguyen. Cassidy has been using Longy for his chronic back and shoulder problems. Read on about the Melbourne Cup winning jockeys' back and shoulder injuries.
Neck Back and Shoulder Injury Problems - Jimmy Cassidy- Melbourne Cup winning jockey
Tues 3 Nov 1998 by Ray Thomas
Shoulder treatment: CHAMPION jockey Jim Cassidy is being given a helping hand in his bid to win a third Melbourne Cup on Yippyio.
Sports masseur Longy Nguyen, the muscle manipulator of choice for the rich and famous, has been tending to Cassidy's chronic back and shoulder problems.
Cassidy summoned Nguyen to Melbourne last week to ensure he was in peak condition.
Nguyen spends up to two hours massaging Cassidy's back and shoulder, stretching the muscles and joints.
"The treatment can be discomforting at times but I always say to my clients: `no pain, no gain'," Nguyen said.
"Jim will be 100 per cent now for the Melbourne Cup. He is very strong for a jockey."
Nguyen, a Vietnamese emigre, is an expert in the ancient art of Acupressure, a combination of acupuncture and massage, to cure injuries.
He has been practising for 25 years and is known as "The Master of Pressure Points". Cassidy, a regular client of Nguyen's, has been plagued by persistent back problems since a nasty fall from Sir Zephyr at Morphettville 13 years ago.
He originally hurt his shoulder on Fraternity in the 1993 AJC Australian Derby then damaged it again in a show jumping incident two years ago.
"From time to time, the back and shoulder start to play up again and that's when I call for Longy," Cassidy said.
"I don't know what he does but once he's through with me, I feel like a new man."
Cassidy, who has won Melbourne Cups on Kiwi (1983) and Might And Power (1997), is riding 16/1 shot Yippyio.
"Yippyio was a little disappointing at Caulfield but he is working well and, on his best form, he is a big chance," Cassidy said.
Nguyen is such a wizard at getting rid of aches and pains that film star Keanu Reeves wants him to set up shop in Hollywood.
When Reeves was working on the set of the movie Matrix in Sydney, he sustained a neck injury which was successfully treated by Nguyen.
Nguyen has a colourful past. He was picked up by the Japanese when the boat in which he was coming to Australia started to sink and spent time in Thailand and Japan before arriving here.
Neck, Back and Shoulder Injury Treatments
Longy has opened his Sydney pain clinic to the public in support of his charity. He specialises in neck, back and shoulder injury problems, sport injuries and other common conditions. For further information please go to the Pain Clinic page.
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