We utilise a wide variety of osteopathic and other manual therapy techniques to treat a range of conditions which, research has shown, respond well to physical therapy ( see research page).
Osteopathy is included in manual therapy recommendations for back pain by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE Guidelines 2009)
Osteopathy is also recognised as qualified provision for NHS Musculoskeletal services (MSK /neck and back pain) under the “Any Qualified Provider” (AQP) scheme which is being implemented across the UK under the Government’s new ‘Health and Social care Bill’.
Video movement analysis
We use video analysis to look closely at the biomechanics of a patients movement patterns. This might be simply how you walk (your gait), how you move playing a musical instrument or how you carry out specific movements during sports and dance This gives us a greater insight into the causes of and predisposition to injury so we can fine tune treatment plans and rehabilitaion programs.
We regularly run free running and cycling clinics at local gyms looking at running and cycling form and advising on performance and injury.
We use western medical acupuncture to help relieve both acute and chronic pain as part of a patient specific treatment plan. We always use disposable single use sterile acupuncture needles.
Acupuncture is included in manual therapy recommendations for back pain by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE Guidelines 2009)
We utilise the lasting bio feedback and pain relieving effects of kinesio tape to help maintain and support the physical changes made during manual treatment sessions.
We use various electrotherapies including ultrasound and interferential therapy to help reduce levels of pain, and reduce healing times. Although no longer widely used in conventional medicine, electrotherapy is used to reported great effect in treating sporting injuries and a number of studies provide substantive evidence for the pain relief effect of IFT, whilst ultrasound is commonly used to encourage blood flow locally to damaged tissues.
We currently refer our patients to Zoe Elvin Pilates, an outstanding pilates instructor. Trained at Trinity Laban and a member of Pilates Foundation Zoe specialises in rehabilitation care for patients with a history of back pain and other musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.
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