Costs are £40 per treatment, there is no extra charge for initial consultation.
Appointments are for 45 minutes.
Payment is made at the time of each treatment unless prior arrangement has been made.
Probably the most regular question I’m asked. Some people like to receive treatment every two to four weeks as it improves their quality of life and may prevent injuries reoccurring. Some have one treatment, feel better straight away and only return if/when they need to.
Most people feel a significant improvement or recover within 2 to 4 treatments. If further or regular treatments are required this will be discussed.
I do not sell ‘batches’ of treatments at any point, preferring to monitor progress following each treatment and adjust the next treatment accordingly. Conditions, lifestyles or sports requiring regular treatment will be monitored as to response and the time between adjusted accordingly.
Current hours are as listed.
|Monday||8.40am till 5.10 pm|
|Tuesday||8.40am till 12.00 pm||4.20pm till 8.30 pm|
|Wednesday||8.40am till 5.10 pm|
|Thursday||8.40am till 12.00 pm||4.20pm till 8.30 pm|
|Friday||8.40am till 5.10 pm|
Lots of people of have maintenance treatments at regular intervals, some every two to eight weeks, some twice a year. It can be comparable to having your car serviced rather than waiting for it to break, during the maintenance treatment we may notice a muscle or joint which is beginning to stiffen up, treat it there and then, introduce exercises to help and possibly avoid future problems.
Anybody! As long as someone is breathing they should benefit from the types of treatment I give, I don’t just treat bad backs and necks I treat knees, wrists, feet, hips or any part of the body with muscular or skeletal dysfunction.
Treatment is available for but not limited to –
Back and Neck Problems
Most people suffer at some time with a painful back or neck and this can be one of the main reasons for absence from work. As part of your examination I'll access postural habits, discuss possible lifestyle issues, work through a muscular and skeletal assessment to determine both the manner of treatment and a suitable exercise program for long term management.
Shoulder Pain and Frozen Shoulder
Shoulder conditions can be devastating for quality of life, affecting mobility, sleep patterns and overall health and well being. Treatment will focus on reducing pain and improving range of movement.
Any joint can be treated and should benefit with from improving and maintaining range of movement and treating and exercising the associated muscle groups.
Nerve pain can occur such as sciatic pain, where sensation can be felt from the back into possibly the buttocks and leg and sometimes right down to the foot due to irritation of the sciatic nerve. Tingling or numbness or pain can be sometimes felt in the shoulder, arm or fingers due to nerve irritation from the neck and upper back. My treatments involve treating both the symptoms of pain and attempting to resolve the cause of pain by treating the point of nerve irritation, and then introducing an exercise routine to try and prevent a return of the problem, or at least minimize symptoms.
I mention the Sacroiliac joint because it is so often overlooked as a cause of pain and yet it can have quite an affect on quality of life. Symptoms can include a dull ache or sharp pain at the base of the spine, pain on movement such as bending forward or rolling over in bed, pain on sitting still, whether at a desk or driving, pain when standing still giving you the need to shift your weight from one foot to the other. Pain can sometimes be referred to the groin area or down to the knee and in males it can occasionally cause pain to the testes.
Causes of Sacroiliac Dysfunction can be trauma such as a fall or car crash, a mechanical imbalance such as having flat feet or due to another medical inflammatory condition such as Ankylosing Spondylitis.
Other conditions treated include:
- Headaches: Stress/Anxiety
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Sprained Joints
- Strained Muscles
Treatments for sports people, whether professional, amateur, or simply people exercising regularly involve discussing what exactly you’re training or sporting goals are. We will also discuss any problems you may encounter whilst reaching your targets and adjust treatments to suit, concerning either the prevention or treatment of aforementioned dysfunctions. For example runners will be more likely to have a full foot, ankle and leg massage and mobilisation if not being treated for a specific injury. If required full rehab back to fitness will be given.
Probably the most important part of my treatments, I use a wide variety of Remedial & Sports Massage Techniques and sometimes that is all that’s required or requested for a treatment. I am a great believer that massage used prior to joint mobilization can make treatment far more successful and also less traumatic.
Mobilizations used include:
- Passive Movements
- Active Movements
- Muscle Energy Techniques (MET’s)
- Soft Tissue Release
- Positional Release Techniques
- Static Stretches
- PNF Stretches
- Maitland Techniques
- Graded Oscillatory Movements
- High Velocity Low Amplitude Thrust Joint Manipulations