ARE YOU STILL IN PAIN?
Do you have a pain or a problem that you just can’t get resolved?
Maybe you feel like you’ve been around the houses, or have seen various therapists and Consultants, but you’re still not better?
Perhaps you’re trapped in a cycle of breaking down, every time you try to return to your sport?
WE UNDERSTAND HOW FRUSTRATING AND DISTRESSING IT CAN BE
For example, you might have on-going back pain that’s preventing you getting back to being active, or hip pain that’s stopping you from running.
When we work with patients like yourself, we often find that their past care has lacked good structure, a multidisciplinary team approach, and a proper diagnosis. We believe in measuring progress – that may be strength, measuring mobility e.g. in the hips and thorax, as well as monitoring heart rate variability, so we plan the training loads.
Often there has been too much focus on the ‘injured’ area, and not enough focus on identifying the underlying factors that lead to the problem. So, if you have back pain, you may have poor hip movement or control that is contributing to the excessive loading through the spine that has gone unaddressed.
ARE YOU STILL IN PAIN?
Whether you have back pain, an ongoing problem with your Achilles tendon, knee arthritis, or tennis elbow that you just can’t shift, we’re here to help.
It’s really important to have a plan when you’re working towards getting better
For every patient, we go through an initial assessment, and we’ll be asking questions such as:
- What do we think is your problem (I.e. what is your provisional diagnosis)?
What are your goals?
What is causing your pain?
- What are you unable to do?
Which muscles are weak?
Which joints need to move better?
We then write a plan that describes the changes we want to bring about (e.g. if you have shoulder pain, we’ll list out what we’re going to do to improve the mobility in your thoracic spine, and which muscles we’ll be strengthening).
We’ll set some timelines (e.g. we’d envisage your pain will settle in this number of weeks), the number of sessions we’ll need to bring that about. Some of the sessions will last half an hour, and some will last a full hour.
You’ll receive your exercises you’ll be working through using an online app called Physiapp (which you can access with your smartphone or desktop).
We’ll set out when we may be bringing input from other clinicians when it’s needed (e.g. a Sports Medicine Consultant or a Podiatrist). Sometimes we’ll need to organise some diagnostic tests.
On day one, you’ll receive a copy of the plan, so your clear on what’s going to be happening, and when it’s going to happen.