Archive for the Back Pain Category

Benefits of Walking

The Benefits of Walking – a summary of recent research from NCOR

Assessing the health benefits of outdoor walking groups

New health interventions advise us to become more active and walking groups are an increasingly popular means of activity.  This systematic review and meta-analysis looked at differences in physiological, psychological, and well-being outcomes.   A total of 42 studies involving 1843 participants were examined.

Statistically significant reductions were found in the mean differences for systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, resting heart rate, body fat, BMI, total cholesterol, and depression score.  An increase in VO2max was identified.  Evidence was less clear for changes in waist circumferences, serum lipids, and fasting lipids.

Hanson S, Jones A.  Is there evidence that walking groups have health benefits?   A systematic review and meta-analysis.  British Journal of Sports Medicine published online 19 January, 2015.  doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2014-094157.
http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2014/12/19/bjsports-2014-094157.full.pdf+html

 

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Laura Tilson  BA (Hons) M.Ost DPO

Laura Tilson is a Registered Osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council and an experienced, established practitioner in London.

She graduated with a Masters Degree from The British School of Osteopathy and then completed training in Paediatric Osteopathy with The Foundation of Paediatric Osteopathy; The Osteopathic Centre for Children (OCC).

Laura worked at the OCC’s busy children’s clinic for two years. She has worked in the neonatal intensive care wards in three London hospitals.

She provides appointments for adults, children and babies in clinics, and also offers home visits for babies.

She uses a variety of osteopathic techniques including cranial osteopathy and structural techniques. She is experienced in treating a variety of women’s health and pre- and post-natal conditions. 

As an undergraduate her research for her dissertation was awarded one of the top grades and she presented her findings at the Chiropractic, Osteopathy and Physiotherapy Conference in 2010. Laura Tilson is a Member of the Institute of Osteopathy and an Alumni Member of the Foundation for Paediatric Osteopathy. She has completed courses at the Molinari Institute of Health in Women’s Health,The Sutherland Cranial College, in Safeguarding Children and pre-natal and post-natal courses with Miranda Clayton.

Appointment Times (Fresh Ground) : Monday 5-9pm and Friday 7-11am

Appointment Times (Fybre Fitness) : Tuesday 5-9pm and Friday 7-11am

 

Testimonials:

I came to see Laura with shoulder pain and a swollen wrist which I had had problems with for 7 years. I have been so much better, even after just one treatment.

– C. Mitchell

I could not recommend Laura highly enough. My treatment for low back pain was excellent; she was thorough and professional and I have not had any problems with my back since. I would not hesitate on seeing her again in the future.

– L. Harrison

Appointments:

For an appointment or further questions please call 020 7206 2625 or email info@ltosteo.co.uk

Exercise Benefits for Back Pain

Exercise Benefits for Back Pain

News Article from BBC:

Paracetamol is ineffective at treating back pain and osteoarthritis despite being a recommended treatment, a group of Australian researchers has warned.

Their review of 13 clinical trials, published in the British Medical Journal, said the drug did not reduce disability or improve quality of life.

Instead, the group warned, it increased the odds of liver problems.

The NHS is to review its guidelines. Experts say patients should consult a doctor before changing medicines.

Back pain is a leading cause of disability and in the UK alone it is estimated to affect 26 million people each year.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which establishes best NHS practice, currently recommends paracetamol for both lower back painand for osteoarthritis.

However, questions have been raised about the quality of the evidence which led to the decisions.

A team at the University of Sydney assessed data from 13 drug trials involving more than 5,000 patients.

They concluded that paracetamol was “ineffective” at reducing back pain.

In osteoarthritis in the hip or knee, they found a small improvement with paracetamol. Yet the impact was so small it was “not clinically important”.

Man with backpain

Gustavo Machado, one of the researchers, argued: “Paracetamol is the most widely used over-the counter medicine for musculoskeletal conditions so it is critical that we review treatment recommendations in light of this new evidence.

“In our research, paracetamol for low back pain and osteoarthritis was also shown to be associated with higher risk of liver toxicity in patients.

“Patients were nearly four times more likely to have abnormal results on liver function tests compared to those taking placebo pills.”

Exercise

Dr Christian Mallen, from Keele University in the UK, said options other than drugs should be the “cornerstone” of managing the conditions.

However, he added: “While the effectiveness of exercise for both osteoarthritis and spinal pain is established, we know that uptake of and adherence to exercise is poor.”

In the UK, the safety of over-the-counter drugs is being reviewed by the medicines safety regulator.

NICE said it was waiting for the results of that review before conducting its own assessment.

A spokesperson said: “Looking at all of the relevant painkillers together, instead of just one, will then provide a comprehensive overview of this aspect of managing osteoarthritis.”

Jane Tadman from Arthritis Research UK said: “We’ve known for some time that paracetamol may not work for everyone with severe pain from their arthritis, but some people find it helps them and allows them to sleep and to exercise without discomfort.

“Physical activity is probably a better and more effective way of keeping the pain of arthritis and joint pain at bay than taking currently available painkillers.”

Prof Roger Knaggs, from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, said: “There are other medicines, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and opioids, which may provide better pain relief but these are associated with a range of other side-effects.

“Anybody with concerns about whether taking paracetamol could cause harm should discuss their concerns with their GP or pharmacist.”

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-32132377

MORE ABOUT OUR CLINIC IN CLAPHAM JUNCTION

We are located in the heart of Battersea’s Northcote Road and we provide a range of treatments to help all manner of muskulo-skeletal symptoms.

Commonly people come to see us with back pain, neck and head aches, joint injuries and pregnancy related pain.

We also offer sports massage, cranial osteopathy for babies and children.

We use the gym facilities to provide you with rehabilitation exercises and offer a running clinic to get you better results from your training.

 

Appointments:

For an appointment or further questions please call 020 7206 2625 or CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE. 

Lower Back Pain – Osteopath Clapham Junction

Lower Back Pain – Osteopath Clapham Junction

Lower back pain linked to chimpanzee spine shape

A chimpanzee walking on its knuckles
Chimpanzees are our closest primate relatives

People with lower back problems are more likely to have a spine similar in shape to the chimpanzee, our closest ape ancestor.

A lesion which forms in the disc between the bones of the spine is the reason for the differing shape.

It would have caused the vertebrae to change as humans evolved from using four legs to two legs.

The researchers say their findings could help doctors predict who may be at risk of back problems.

The study, published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, involved scientists from Scotland, Canada and Iceland.

The research team analysed the vertebrae of chimpanzees, orangutans and ancient human skeletons to investigate the relationship between the shapes of the bones of the spine, upright movement and the health of the human spine.

Prof Mark Collard, from the University of Aberdeen and Simon Fraser University in Canada, said they provided valuable insights into our ancestors’ health and lifestyles.

lower back pain in humans
Back pain is a very common health issue in humans

The skeletons also provided information about how humans evolved to move on two “rear” legs.

“Our findings show that the vertebrae of humans with disc problems are closer in shape to those of our closest ape relatives, the chimpanzee, than are the vertebrae of humans without disc problems.”

The research picked up that these individuals have a lesion called a Schmorl’s node – a small hernia which can occur in the disc between the vertebrae.

Although there is not one cause for the node, it is thought to be linked to stress and strain on the lower back.

Evolution is not perfect, so over many thousands of years humans have not all adapted in the same way.

Prof Collard said: “Our study suggests that the pathological vertebrae of some people may be less well adapted for walking upright.”

They say their findings could have benefits for modern health issues and be used as a predictive tool.

 

Article taken from the BBC News website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-32452250

 

Our osteopaths are trained to assess, diagnose and treat lower back pain. We use osteopathic techniques, acupuncture and cranial osteopathy to treat symptoms of lower back pain. To book an appointment click on the BOOK ONLINE buttons on our website. 

 

Lower Back Pain – Osteopath Clapham Junction

Laura Tilson  BA (Hons) M.Ost DPO

Laura Tilson is a Registered Osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council and an experienced, established practitioner in London.

She graduated with a Masters Degree from The British School of Osteopathy and then completed training in Paediatric Osteopathy with The Foundation of Paediatric Osteopathy; The Osteopathic Centre for Children (OCC).

Laura worked at the OCC’s busy children’s clinic for two years. She has worked in the neonatal intensive care wards in three London hospitals.

She provides appointments for adults, children and babies in clinics, and also offers home visits for babies.

She uses a variety of osteopathic techniques including cranial osteopathy and structural techniques. She is experienced in treating a variety of women’s health and pre- and post-natal conditions. 

As an undergraduate her research for her dissertation was awarded one of the top grades and she presented her findings at the Chiropractic, Osteopathy and Physiotherapy Conference in 2010. Laura Tilson is a Member of the Institute of Osteopathy and an Alumni Member of the Foundation for Paediatric Osteopathy. She has completed courses at the Molinari Institute of Health in Women’s Health,The Sutherland Cranial College, in Safeguarding Children and pre-natal and post-natal courses with Miranda Clayton.

Appointment Times (Fresh Ground) : Monday 5-9pm and Friday 7-11am

Appointment Times (Fybre Fitness) : Tuesday 5-9pm and Friday 7-11am

 

Testimonials:

I came to see Laura with shoulder pain and a swollen wrist which I had had problems with for 7 years. I have been so much better, even after just one treatment.

– C. Mitchell

I could not recommend Laura highly enough. My treatment for low back pain was excellent; she was thorough and professional and I have not had any problems with my back since. I would not hesitate on seeing her again in the future.

– L. Harrison

Appointments:

For an appointment or further questions please call 020 7206 2625 or email info@ltosteo.co.uk

Pregnancy Pains – How your Osteopath can Help

Pregnancy Pains – How your Osteopath can Help

photo pregnancy

Aches and Pains during Pregnancy

Pre/Postnatal Care

While pregnancy can be a joy for many women, it is not without its challenges. There are a number of postural and hormonal changes which put a huge demand on your body. Your joints, muscles and ligaments all adapt as your body changes and your baby grows. For some this can be a difficult and painful time.

 

When faced with these challenges some areas of your body may be able to cope better than others. Studies have shown that as many as 50-82% of pregnant women suffer from

low back pain for example.

 

Osteopathy has been shown to be an effective treatment for low back pain during pregnancy. Some women also find that osteopathic treatment can help relieve other common symptoms of pregnancy such as indigestion, constipation, reflux and carpal tunnel syndrome.

 

pregnancy 2

After the birth osteopathic treatment can be helpful to resolve joint injuries and resolve postural tension from the pregnancy.

 

Commonly we see women who feel pain in their hips, low back, pelvis and ribs after labour.

 

Louisa Henderson BA (Hons) MOst MSCCO

Louisa Henderson is our Women’s Health Osteopath. Women commonly see Louisa with pelvic pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, hip problems, rectus diastasis and low back pain.

She uses a range of techniques including structural, visceral and cranial osteopathy to improve function and reduce pain levels as well as providing appropriate exercises specifically tailored to your needs and to aid rehabilitation.

After graduating from the British School of Osteopathy with a Masters degree, she completed a two year diploma in Women’s Health in Osteopathy with the Molinari Institute of Health. She treats adults of all ages, however specialises in treating women during the pre- and post- natal period. Louisa Henderson is a Registered Osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council and a member of the Institute of Osteopathy.

Appointments:

For an appointment or further questions please call 020 7206 2625 or email info@ltosteo.co.uk

Testimonials:

 

I’ve visited Louisa many times and can’t recommend her enough. She first treated me when I was late going into labour … After the birth I saw her again. She eased all my post natal aches and pains. She’s a really lovely, friendly lady and I’ve since recommended her to several other friends who have all had similarly positive experiences.

– Thea

I have been seeing Louisa for nearly 3 years now for ongoing joint issues requiring both osteopathy and sports massage. Whilst my problems cannot be ‘cured’ the treatment and care I receive from Louisa ensures they are managed to a level that does not adversely impact my life … I cannot recommend her highly enough.

– Jennifer

Appointments:

For an appointment or further questions please call 020 7206 2625 or email info@ltosteo.co.uk

Causes of Low Back Pain – Evidence

Causes of Low Back Pain – Evidence

heavy liftingRisk factors for acute low back pain

This study investigated a range of transient risk factors for the onset of acute low back pain among a sample of 999 patients. A range of issues were identified with which osteopaths will be familiar from patients’ reports. Risk factors included being distracted during an activity or task, a manual task with an awkward posture, a manual task with a heavy load, a slip, trip or fall in the 2 hours prior to onset of the pain, and fatigue. The risk of developing back pain was reported to be greatest between 7-00am and 12-00noon.

Further details about the study can be read in: Steffens D, Ferreira ML, Latimer J, et al. What triggers an episode of acute low back pain? A case-crossover study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2015 Feb 9. doi: 10.1002/acr.22533. [Epub ahead of print]. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25665074

 

Laura Tilson  BA (Hons) M.Ost DPO

Laura Tilson is a Registered Osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council and an experienced, established practitioner in London.

She graduated with a Masters Degree from The British School of Osteopathy and then completed training in Paediatric Osteopathy with The Foundation of Paediatric Osteopathy; The Osteopathic Centre for Children (OCC).

Laura worked at the OCC’s busy children’s clinic for two years. She has worked in the neonatal intensive care wards in three London hospitals.

She provides appointments for adults, children and babies in clinics, and also offers home visits for babies.

She uses a variety of osteopathic techniques including cranial osteopathy and structural techniques. She is experienced in treating a variety of women’s health and pre- and post-natal conditions. 

As an undergraduate her research for her dissertation was awarded one of the top grades and she presented her findings at the Chiropractic, Osteopathy and Physiotherapy Conference in 2010. Laura Tilson is a Member of the Institute of Osteopathy and an Alumni Member of the Foundation for Paediatric Osteopathy. She has completed courses at the Molinari Institute of Health in Women’s Health,The Sutherland Cranial College, in Safeguarding Children and pre-natal and post-natal courses with Miranda Clayton.

Appointment Times (Fresh Ground) : Monday 5-9pm and Friday 7-11am

Appointment Times (Fybre Fitness) : Tuesday 5-9pm and Friday 7-11am

 

Testimonials:

I came to see Laura with shoulder pain and a swollen wrist which I had had problems with for 7 years. I have been so much better, even after just one treatment.

– C. Mitchell

I could not recommend Laura highly enough. My treatment for low back pain was excellent; she was thorough and professional and I have not had any problems with my back since. I would not hesitate on seeing her again in the future.

– L. Harrison

Appointments:

For an appointment or further questions please call 020 7206 2625 or email info@ltosteo.co.uk

What Makes Joints Click?

What makes joints click? New research explains the noise when joints click.

spineThe cause of joint cracking has been previously attributed to gas bubble presence and collapse within the joints (http://www.ncor.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Audible_sounds_sm.pdf).   In a new study at the University of Alberta real-time magnetic resonance imaging demonstrates that the mechanism of joint cracking is related to cavity formation rather than bubble collapse.

The University of Alberta’s Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine have published further details on the experiment, including photographs showing the MRI set-up.

Further information about the study can be found at  Kawchuk GN, Fryer J, Jaremko JL, et al.  Real-time visualisation of joint cavitation.  PLoS One. 2015;10(4):e0119470.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25875374 .

 

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Osteopaths may use a very specific form of joint manipulation called an HVT (high velocity thrust) where you may hear a click or a pop. They are trained for 4 or 5 years in the art of using this technique and create the movement by building up a series of levers to make the impact at the joint as minimal as possible. An osteopath should always ask for your consent when using this technique and explain the benefits and risks involved. It is one of many techqniques that osteopaths use to improve joint movement and release muscle tension.

 

To an osteopath, for your body to work well, its structure must also work well. So osteopaths work to restore your body to a state of balance, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery. Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. They may also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.

 

Laura Tilson Osteopathy offer osteopathy, sports massage, acupuncture and cranial osteopathy from their clinic on Northcote Road. To book an appointment visit www.ltosteo.co.uk or call 020 7206 2625.

 

 

All osteopaths in the UK are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). It is against the law for anyone to call themselves an osteopath unless they are registered with the GOsC, which sets and promotes high standards of competency, conduct and safety. Use the register at www.osteopathy.org.uk for more details.

Diet versus exercise in Weight Loss

weighing scales - diet versus exercise in weight managementDiet versus exercise in Weight Loss – Fighting Obesity with Exercise 

A recent editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine by Malhotra et al has emphasised the need to focus on moderating diet to help with weight management.  The article attempts to counter the idea that it is possible to maintain a healthy weight using exercise to compensate for a poor diet. More details concerning this article can be found at:  Malhotra A, Noakes T, Phinney S.  It is time to bust the myth of physical inactivity and obesity: you cannot outrun a bad diet.  Br J Sports Med.  2015;Apr 22. pii: bjsports-2015-094911. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2015-094911. [Epub ahead of print]    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25904145

This article was taken from the National Council for Osteopathic Research. Osteopaths aim to examine all areas of your health including your diet and exercise levels and see maintaining a healthy wait as essential for improving back pain symptoms. To book an appointment with your osteopath on Northcote Road www.ltosteo.co.uk and click ‘Book Online’.

 

Laura Tilson Osteopathy is also proud to work with a wonderful Dietician – Claire Pettitt who specialises in Obesitclaire_pettity. As a Registered Dietitian Claire’s goal is to provide evidenced based nutrition advice to all those in search of sound nutrition information. She offers private consultations in West London and Skype consultations so if you are interested in seeing a caring, patient, friendly and professional Dietitian and you wish to make an appointment with Claire or enquire about her services please contact her on info@clairepettitt.com

 

To make an appointment with our osteopaths please call 0207 2062625 or CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE. 

What does an Osteopath Treat?

What does an Osteopath Treat?

photo pregnancy

Osteopathy is a system of assessing, diagnosing, treating and preventing a wide range of health problems.

Osteopaths are commonly known for treating back pain and postural problems including changes due to pregnancy, caused by driving or work strain, the pain of arthritis and minor sports injuries.

Listed below you can find the common joint and muscle conditions that osteopaths treat.

Patients have also found osteopathy helpful for conditions such as digestive issues, circulatory problems, neuralgia and problems sleeping and for the symptoms of many others.

Osteopathic patients include the young, older people, manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women, children and sports people.

If you want to find out more, any registered osteopath will be happy to talk to you about your health and how you may benefit from osteopathic treatment.

Find out more about osteopathy and what to expect from an osteopathic consultation.

Osteopaths are trained to check for signs of serious conditions they cannot treat.  In these circumstances, they should inform you of what they believe is the problem and refer you to see your GP or hospital for further investigations.

 

To book online visit www.ltosteo.co.uk or email info@ltosteo.co.uk.

Early morning and evening appointments are available:

Tuesday evenings 5-9pm

Wednesday evenings 5-9pm

Friday mornings 7-11am.

 

Jacqueline Shergold MHS B.Sc

Jacqueline enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions with a particular passion for treating children and babies. She uses gentle techniques to release tension in the muscles and joints that may have resulted from their position in the womb or from their birth. She is currently completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy and works in the clinic at the Osteopathic Centre for Children in London.

Jacqueline Shergold has worked in clinics in Australia and Ireland where she worked extensively with Australian Footballers and other elite athletes. In Australia she taught anatomy at University level and therefore has a great understanding of the human body in function and dysfunction.

Techniques she uses include Cranial, Obstetric and Paediatric Osteopathy, dry needling and sports taping. She uses cranial and structural osteopathy as well as rehabilitation exercises in combination for the best possible outcomes.

Appointment Times: Fridays 12-4pm and Home Visits for Newborns available on Wednesdays

Testimonials:

I have been treated by Jacqueline on numerous occasions for neck pain, headaches and various other aches and pains. She is professional and thorough, while also being kind and patient. I always leave with a smile on my face, feeling better than when I walked in.

– Brea

I highly recommend Jacqui S. She made me feel really relaxed and comfortable after I was a bit anxious about treatment. Very patient with little ones too and knows how to engage with them to keep them still.

– Angela

Appointments:

For an appointment or further questions please call 020 7206 2625 or email info@ltosteo.co.uk

Osteopathic Treatment for Arthritis – Your Osteopath on Northcote Road

Osteopathic Treatment for Arthritis

Your Osteopath on Northcote Road

Arthritis

A doctor listens to a senior woman patient describe wrist pain. See my portfolio for more in this series.

Arthritis is a common condition which causes pain, swelling and inflammation and often stiffness in the joints of the body.

The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. There are many other types including ankylosing spondylitis, gout, psoriatic arthritis and reactive arthritis. Certain types of arthritis can also affect children.

Osteoarthritis is a result of wear and tear of the joints in the body. It is common in people over 50. It most commonly affects the joints of the knees, hips, neck and back, base of the toes and hands.

How can osteopaths help?

The gentle manipulative and massage techniques from osteopaths can help some arthritis sufferers. Treatment is individual, gently moving and stretching an arthritic joint and massaging surrounding muscles and tissues can help ease some of the discomfort. Sometimes an osteopath may work on general mobility of the other joints and muscles in the body to help the mechanics of the body work better. Osteopaths may also give advice on exercises, diet, posture and changes to lifestyle. X-rays, scans or other tests may be required and your osteopath may refer you to your GP for any additional investigations and treatment

Useful links

Arthritis Research UK

To book an appointment with an osteopath visit www.ltosteo.co.uk or email info@ltosteo.co.uk. 

 

Tali Rayner M.Ost

Tali Rayner graduated from the British School of Osteopathy obtaining a Masters Degree in Osteopathy. Since graduating she has also completed training in Acupuncture and Medical dry needling lead by Dr Anthony Campbell.

She is registered with the General Osteopathic Council as well as the British Osteopathic Association. She has worked in a number of clinical settings including working with a professional rugby and football team.

Tali is structural in her approach to osteopathic assessments and uses a variety of treatment techniques including medical dry needling in conjunction with osteopathic techniques.

As part of your assessment Tali will assess work related ergonomic issuesor sport related training techniques, which may be contributing and maintaining  injuries and pain. Tali will prescribe exercises as part of your rehabilitation and stabilisation of an injury or longer term postural complaint.

 

Appointment Times (at Fybre Fitness): Wednesday 5-9pm and Friday 7-11am

 

Testimonials:

 

Before I saw Tali, I suffered chronic and consistent sciatic pain. Her specialist treatment immediately alleviated the worst symptoms and quickly enabled me to return to the fully active lifestyle I had missed. Friendly and highly skilled, Tali takes the time to put her patients at ease and discuss their needs. She also directs you to everyday exercises and lifestyle changes that strengthen the body against future injury. Thank you Tali.

– V. George

For the first time in the last 6 years I am beginning to walk without pain and without the anticipation of pain when I come to stairs or other more challenging activities . . . . I would highly recommend Tali to anyone considering osteopathy.

– A. Sharman

Appointments:

For an appointment or further questions please call 020 7206 2625 or email info@ltosteo.co.uk

 

Pain Management

Pain Management

pain reliefA friend recently recommended this website from US written by http://www.retrainpain.org/ a group of physical therapists (Elan Schneider, Rob DiLillo, and Greg Hullstrung), who teamed up to build an organization devoted to free online pain education. Click on the link to start a series of short courses which explain how our bodies register pain and how that system can go wrong. There are many chronic pain management groups in UK available via your GP and other health care providers.

 

Here is some more about this group taken from their website:

Why did we make this free online program?

Chronic pain is a big problem, affecting about 1 out of 5 people.  Over the last 10 years there have been many important discoveries that help explain what causes chronic pain,  as well as new research about which treatment approaches are most effective. Sadly, many of these discoveries sit quietly in science journals, inaccessible to the average patient.  We believe that pain patients throughout the world deserve access to accurate and up to date information about pain rehabilitation, and that is the mission of our organization.

In 2013 we opened an innovative pain therapy program in New York, but we dreamed of being able to share our program with people around the world for free.  We created the Retrain Pain Foundation, and have now converted many of the key lessons of our live program into this online course.  We are very excited to share this program with you, and look forward to getting your feedback on how we can continue to improve it.

Does this course replace the need for a doctor or therapist?

No!  This course is meant to be used in addition to the care you get from your medical team. Before applying anything you learn from this course,  please check with your personal health care team to make sure it is safe and relevant for your individual situation.

How do you use this course?

The course is free, and is viewed entirely online. We recommend you view it slowly, in small sections.  This allows time to review and apply the material.

What else do we offer?

– Online Workshops for Patients

– Corporate Pain Rehabilitation Services

How can you contact us?

Feel free to contact us with comments, questions, or suggestions.

 

Acknowledgements:

We thank the following scientists, clinicians, and educators whose work has been the inspiration for this program:

Dr. Fabrizio BenedettiDr. David ButlerDr. Herta FlorDr. Adriaan LouwDr. Lorimer MoseleyDr. Jo Nijs, Dr. Frank Porreca,  Dr. Irene TraceyDr. Katja Wiech,  Dr. Clifford Woolf  (This program is not specifically endorsed by any of the above)

 

Louisa Henderson BA (Hons) MOst MSCCO

Louisa Henderson is our Women’s Health Osteopath. Women commonly see Louisa with pelvic pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, hip problems, rectus diastasis and low back pain.

She uses a range of techniques including structural, visceral and cranial osteopathy to improve function and reduce pain levels as well as providing appropriate exercises specifically tailored to your needs and to aid rehabilitation.

After graduating from the British School of Osteopathy with a Masters degree, she completed a two year diploma in Women’s Health in Osteopathy with the Molinari Institute of Health. She treats adults of all ages, however specialises in treating women during the pre- and post- natal period. Louisa Henderson is a Registered Osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council and a member of the Institute of Osteopathy.

Appointment Times (at Fresh Ground): Tuesdays 12-4pm and Thursdays 5-9pm

Testimonials:

 

I’ve visited Louisa many times and can’t recommend her enough. She first treated me when I was late going into labour … After the birth I saw her again. She eased all my post natal aches and pains. She’s a really lovely, friendly lady and I’ve since recommended her to several other friends who have all had similarly positive experiences.

– Thea

I have been seeing Louisa for nearly 3 years now for ongoing joint issues requiring both osteopathy and sports massage. Whilst my problems cannot be ‘cured’ the treatment and care I receive from Louisa ensures they are managed to a level that does not adversely impact my life … I cannot recommend her highly enough.

– Jennifer

Appointments:

For an appointment or further questions please call 020 7206 2625 or email info@ltosteo.co.uk

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