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A Pain Clinic with Physiotherapy and Osteopathy services.
FREE 15 minute assessments available!
For a consultation please call:
Physiotherapist - Nancy Venables on 0779 6138 062
Osteopath - Ben Ludlow on 0781 2541 080
Physiotherapy uses physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being, taking account of variations in health status.
Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function to as near normal as possible when someone is affected by injury, illness or by developmental or other disability.
Physiotherapist - Nancy Venables
Nancy has over 11 years experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. She also works as an extended scope practitioner in the NHS at a senior level working closely with a number of Orthopaedic Surgeons. She has devoted the last 7 years to a clinical interest in shoulder injuries, particularly instability problems.
Nancy is a member of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society and has also been the lead physiotherapist of an NHS Upper Limb Team treating complex patients and responsible for developing other physiotherapists and students.
Nancy uses a wide range of treatment techniques including acupuncture, soft tissue release, graded rehabilitation and core stability exercises. She has used her in depth knowledge of biomechanics and muscle imbalance to diagnose and treat a wide range of amateur and professional athletes from local team level to various national squads.
Her caring and motivational qualities provide the perfect combination to encourage her clients to reach their full potential.
Osteopathy is an established system of diagnosis and treatment that recognises the role of the musculo-skeletal system in the healthy functioning of the body.
Osteopathic theory involves the concept that structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) are inter-related. If the structure of a joint is distorted in any way, this will affect the normal mechanics of the joint resulting in dysfunction, which patients often feel as pain and stiffness.
The body has a natural ability to self-regulate and self-repair. Osteopaths rely on this innate healing ability to return their patients to good health. It uses no drugs. Instead, osteopaths work with their hands using a wide range of treatment techniques, such as soft tissue and neuro-muscular massage, joint mobilising techniques and corrective manipulations designed to improve the mobility and range of movement of a joint.
Osteopath - Ben Ludlow
Ben is a qualified and registered osteopath recognised by the governing body of the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). He has studied full-time for four years gaining his Naturopathic and Osteopathic Diplomas.
Ben has studied the extended 5 year programme which involves special study modules such as sports medicine, animal osteopathy and cranial osteopathy. The extended 5 year programme gave Ben a Bachelor of Osteopathic Medicine (B Ost Med) of which there are only a handful in the country.
He has a long history of sporting interests and has worked closely with sports teams and individuals as a sports therapist and an osteopath. He offers comprehensive rehabilitation advice which is conducive to improving a patient’s complaint.
Much of his current practice is in dealing with sports injuries. He currently supports a Thai Boxing Gym, who are regarded as the top UK team and respected world wide, with a number of his patients competing at national and international levels.
His experience includes:
- Working within the NHS
- Working in a specialist spinal clinic
- Studying sports injuries including a specialist research project on core stability and functional exercise
- Working with Olympic and international athletes from many different disciplines within the martial arts arena
- Designing exercise and rehabilitation programmes for patients together with a multidisciplinary team of therapists to achieve superior level of treatment and expertise
- Giving lectures to companies such as Cadbury Schweppes and the Government Driving Agency on topics such as safety at work, manual handling and postural issues.