Endometriosis & Melatonin | Women and Pain Series

Endometriosis & melatonin | Women and pain series

Chronic pelvic pain is a troubling condition for many women. The reason for pelvic pain varies but certainly includes endometriosis where the lesions impact upon nerve health and function (see here) with consequential sensitisation. The purported mechanisms of pain include inflammatory pain and neuropathic pain with subsequent central sensitisation that underpins the persistance and variance […]

Shoulder injuries: rotator cuff | Our new article in press

Rotator cuff tendinopathy & CNS considerations | our new paper in press here ow.ly/20Tpy3 Authors: Chris Littlewood (@PhysioChris), Peter Malliaras, Marcus Bateman, Richmond Stace, Stephen May, Stephen Walters. Similar to any injury that persists we must ask ‘why?’ and seek the mechanisms that underpin the on-going experience of pain and altered movement that come hand in hand. One mechanism that […]

Suffering surfer


Spending time in the West Country you cannot help but be drawn into the culture of surfing. Whether it be watching the action from the beach, taking a lesson, going shopping in one of the vast array of surf outlets or sitting in a cafe watching footage of surf champs (the most intriguing are those […]

Creating the right conditions to move forward

3 key points 1. Nothing happens in isolation. 2. We are designed to change, grow and develop. 3. Nothing is permanent. Bearing these fundamental points in mind, we seek to create and then cultivate the right conditions so that we may move forward in life. In terms of rehabilitation, we also look to create the […]

Two excellent talks for athletes

Both talks are inspiring and demonstrate courage, perseverance and motivation in the face of the enormous challenges that were presented. In performance and rehabilitation, mindset is a key determinant and in many cases several skills must be developed, including resilience and coping strategies. In the first video, Janine Shepherd talks about her experience of recovery […]

Women and Pain Clinic @ 132 Harley Street

The Women and Pain clinic is dedicated to providing contemporary treatment, training and coaching for females who suffer persisting pain. Common examples of on-going painful problems include: pelvic pain: including pain from endometriosis, bladder problems, muscular spasm & guarding of the pelvis and abdominal area back pain joint pain (often multiple) abdominal pain (irritable bowel […]

July 2013 Specialist Pain Physio Newsletter

Specialist Pain Physio Newsletter

Come and read our July Newsletter here Contents include New Clinic: Women and Pain for those suffering persisting pains such as pelvic pain, back pain, headaches, migraines & irritable bowel syndrome (functional pain syndromes) at 132 Harley Street – call for appointments 07932 689081 The importance of movement at your desk, even if you do […]

Emotion strengthens the potency of the memory that emerges

All of our conscious experiences can be deemed emergent from our self whether it be pain in the physical body or a memory that arrives in our awareness. The underpinning neural correlate in the brain has to some extent been identified in pain but the search for the seat of consciousness continues. It is likely […]

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome | Diagnosis using the Budapest Criteria

CRPS Bugle

The Budapest Criteria should now be used to diagnose Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS): A: The patient has continuing pain which is disproportionate to the inciting event B: The patient has at least one sign in two or more of the categories C: The patient reports at least one symptom in three or more of […]

Come and see our CRPS blog

CRPS Bugle

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a condition that we commonly see – click here for the clinic page In support of the treatment, training and coaching programme we have a blog dedicated to the latest science and thinking in CRPS CRPS UK Visit the blog here See here on our CRPS UK blog the latest diagnostic […]