|I have over 14 years' experience of treating a large range of muscle pain, injuries and complaints including;
generalised aches and pains,
joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct tcore OA treatments and exercise
general, acute & chronic backache.
uncomplicated mechanical neck pain (as opposed tneck pain following injury i.e. whiplash)
headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic) / migraine prevention
frozen shoulder/ shoulder and elbow pain/ tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck, but not isolated occurrences
joint pains, lumbago,
minor sports injuries and tensions.
My aim is to treat the cause of the problem and not just the symptoms. For example a common complaint in our computer age is work related neck pain. Here the muscles of the neck often can be in spasm from the long term fixed computer posture taken up in the day. However with a full postural examination one can often find an additional imbalance in the pelvis. Here our hip flexors get shortened when sitting and especially on the side which has one leg crossed over the other. The resulting pelvic imbalance can then slightly alter the alignment of the joints in the spine, with a corresponding change in muscle lengths. As the spine tries to accommodate the change at the pelvis (the brain always wants our eyes to be level) some of postural back muscles will elongate and some contract / spasm. In fact, the change in the pelvic rotation can on occasions have been the original cause of the problem. Here the imbalance sets off a chain of compensation, typically tightening the muscles on that side of the body, right up to the neck at the end of the muscle chain. The neck would then feel restricted at the end of its range of movement, with the patient presenting with neck pain or even headaches. Thus we need to address and treat the pelvis as the cause the symptoms, along with the resulting neck pain. Without sorting the pelvis it is unlikely that the patient would get better long term.
My patients include the young, older people, manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women, children and sports people.