Michael has been the only person able to fix me! I have had over 13 years of widespread joint pain including my whole spine. I had undergone numerous diagnostic investigations and was constantly told that there was nothing wrong. I steadily increased my pain medication to try to ‘deal’ with the pain. Eventually I was taking over 40 pills a day and wearing pain relief patches on my skin. I couldn’t sleep, read, think properly, and I was just about maintaining my role as a teacher. I had no life outside of work as I was too shattered and down to do anything.
Complex Case Consultation Procedure
For new patients, or the application of new therapies, a full case history is taken, all provided images and reports reviewed, and any prior investigations and current goals discussed, so these can be taken into consideration.
Next, if clinically appropriate, you may be asked to dress down to your underwear to allow us to look at the presenting problem. (However, feel free to wear small shorts, if it makes you feel more comfortable).
You will then be asked to perform simple motions, a mixture of postures, motions and training patterns (dynamic assessment), to help us gain information and understand your posture and movement capacity, and then interpret this in regards to your presenting complaint and goals. Identifying key links in your case.
Then, a detailed passive examination, along with some specific investigations will be performed. If required, additional examination, and questioning will take place. A diagnosis will then be discussed, and if appropriate at this point, treatment will begin.
For treatment, we provide a seamlessly layered combination approach, of education and therapeutic application. This includes education of anatomy and pain theories, manual therapy, osteopathy, posture advice and training, lifestyle advice, hydrotherapy guidance, dietary overviews, and dynamic exercise therapy with motor control training rehabilitation. All of these work together to provide a uniquely structured approach, towards the aim of restoring your brain’s interpretation, or ‘mapping’ of your healthy functioning body, giving you back the control!
After treatment intervention, you will be re-assessed to ensure efficacy, and to optimize, the development of therapeutic strategies, for precision care and training.
Guidance for aftercare will also be provided, which assists by aiding to establish and prioritise lifestyle and training components, which can be initiated independently. As an adjunct in achieving your goals.
During this process and any subsequent treatments, you are welcome to have another adult individual present, to act as a supportive chaperone, if required.
The Initial Consultation will last 90 minutes (1.5 hours), and all follow up appointments for treatment will last 30 minutes, unless a 60 minutes treatment is required.
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