Category Archives: Clinic News

19Dec/11

Merry Christmas

03Oct/11

Our philosophy

1. To offer the earliest available appointment at a convenient location to you.

2. To provide a thorough assessment, explanation of the findings and outline the proposed treatment programme—if onward referral or investigations are required, we will recommend the relevant specialist and facilitate the appointment.

Our philosophy at Specialist Pain Physio

3. To provide a contemporary and innovative treatment approach that is based upon the latest neurosciences and understanding of pain—incorporating body, brain & mind.

4. To provide a client-centred programme of care that addresses the individual requirements, expectations and goals—you and your needs are at the centre of the treatment programme.

5. To provide a therapeutic journey that maximises your potential for recovery.

6. To communicate with you every step of the way–we do this face to face, by phone, email and text.

7. Ultimately to provide you with the best service and care that eases you through your therapeutic journey.

8. To be up-to-date with the latest research and thinking in pain in order to provide the latest treatments.

9. To provide a network of the very best specialists in the case that you need referral.

10. To enjoy our work with you so that you receive the best from us.

12Sep/11

Physiotherapy Clinic in Chelsea

Situated just off Sloane Square in Chelsea at 2, Lower Sloane Street, the physiotherapy clinic is in a convenient location close to the tube (Sloane Square) and bus stops. The Specialist Pain Physio Clinics are dedicated to treating pain and injury with modern strategies and therapies based upon the latest neuroscience to promote normal movement and healthy participation in an active lifestyle.

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Physiotherapy in Chelsea for pain

Visit the profile on The Chelsea Consulting Room website that provides a brief outline of the clinic. The main Specialist Pain Physio website has details about the modern approach to the treatment of pain and chronic pain, the other clinic locations and links to useful sites.

Knowledge and healthy movement for normal self

Specialist Physiotherapy in Chelsea

Local residents, people from all parts of London, across the country and overseas visitors have come to the clinic for treatment of chronic conditions and pain.

Come and visit our blog for regular articles and information.

We see a range of complaints including back pain, neck pain, RSI, recurring and persisting sports injuries, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), tendinopathies (e.g./ Achilles, patella, shoulder, elbow & wrist), functional pain syndromes (e.g./ IBS, dysmenorrhoea, pelvic pain, fibromyalgia, chronic back pain), conditions that have failed to respond to treatment and medically unexplained symptoms.

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21Jul/11

Treatment Update

Come and see the updated treatment programme page. We are regularly updating the site so do check back. This is when there is new knowledge or research that adds to our understanding of pain and how we can best treat on-going problems.

18Jul/11

New CRPS Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Site

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a common condition that we see at the Specialist Pain Physio Clinics. Our modern neuroscience based approach attracts referrals from specialists and self-referrals from in and around London but also further afield. CRPS is a complicated and often very troubling condition with a range of symptoms including pain, altered perception, changes in sensation and ability to move and control movement.

From patient reports, there is generally a lack of understanding across the board, meaning that treatment and management varies hugely. The first stage of the treatment process at our clinuics is to develop a really good working understanding of the condition, the symptoms and what we can do to move forwards. As a way of increasing awawreness and understanding I have started a new blog that will update on research findings, new treatments and therapies (science based), thoughts and ideas from those who specialise in the field and also provide those with the condition an opportunity to post their stories and exp[eriecnees so that we can work to raise the profile and develop better ways of working. Click here for the site

02May/11

Working with the team

Richmond Stace provides a specialist service for athletes and sportspeople who suffer on-going or recurring pain and injury that involves working with the existing medical and physiotherapy team. Either at one of the clinic locations or at the individual’s training facility, the detailed assessment elucidates the pain mechanism(s), factors that are influencing the pain and maintaining the current status, altered sensorimotor function and behaviours. Subsequently a treatment and rehabilitation programme is recommended. This may include the input of other specialists and health professionals depending upon the needs of the individual.

At the point of recommendation, Richmond can implement the programme or provide the structure for the existing team to follow and progress. Follow-ups in person and via telephone/email are standard to monitor and evaluate the programme.

Aims

  • Ease symptoms
  • Restore function & fitness
  • Optimise the outcomes through identification of influential factors (biopsychosocial)

The key points

  • The service is dedicated to the more persisting and complex problems that are affecting an athlete’s  ability to perform or return to sport
  • We work closely with the existing medical team
  • Detailed assessment to determine the nature of the problem and influencing factors
  • Bespoke treatment & rehabilitation programme
  • Regular follow-ups
05Feb/11

London Marathon Training

At this time of year we see many people who are training for the London Marathon. This is an extraordinary commitment and achievement, often linked to raising money for a chosen charity. Naturally the training level gradually increases, which means a greater demand upon the body physically. Many people have not trained at such a level and they are reaching new realms. Consequently the niggles start causing problems beyond the expected pain of increased exercise.

Common problems other than blisters and exhaustion include knee pain, thigh pain, groin pain, hamstring pain, heel pain, foot and ankle pain. It can be highly frustrating when pain and injury prevent training and of course the concern turns to whether one can actually start the marathon.

A good training programme is of course important alongside some general strengthening work. However, despite this, pain and injuries do occur. If a problem starts, the best course of action is to seek help and advice. If this is done early, the problem can be solved more efficiently, returning you to the programme. Leaving the problem can lead to a worsening and development of further symptoms.

06Jan/11

The Library: a book list for pain, stress and health

A new page on the Specialist Pain Physio website called The Library is a simple resource with relevant reading material. Expanding your knowledge of pain and stress can be an extremely effective part of the treatment programme. If particular books are important you will be guided towards the relevant title.

Click here or pass the cursor over the treatment bar and click on the relevant page of the drop-down bar.

Happy reading!