At Spinal & Natural Healthcare we offer chiropractic treatment through Osteomyology and physiotherapy.

Osteomyology

 

What is Osteomyology

Osteomyology has its roots in chiropractic, osteopathy, physiotherapy and acupuncture and has been shown to help many different conditions. It is not an alternative to painkillers, or a quick fix – it is a completely natural method of stimulating the healing response within your body. I originally trained as a chiropractor, qualifying in 1999 and my passion and clinical focus, primarily revolves around my original training in the phenomenal benefits of a chiropractic adjustment.

Chiropractic adjustments are safe and are individually tailored for patients of all ages.

If you have any questions about treatment please check our frequently asked questions or contact us.

 

The importance of the spine

The spine is important because it houses the nervous system, which is the master controller of the body. When the spinal joints aren’t moving properly (also known as a chiropractic subluxation), the nervous system is affected. This is important because the nervous system controls and regulates every single cell in your body, and therefore reduced function of the nervous system results in reduced function of the body and negative health implications.

As such I will look to find these spinal subluxations and by specifically adjusting them, it will allow them to move freely again, therefore “switching on” the nervous system, allowing your body to heal.

Symptoms it can help with:

  • Sciatica/Radiating Leg pain
  • Lower Back pain
  • Migraine and Cervicogenic headaches
  • Cervicogenic dizziness
  • Benign Paroxismal Positional Vertigo
  • Neck Pain
  • Extremity joint conditions
  • Shoulder Girdle Pain
  • Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)
  • Tennis and Golfers Elbow
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Somato-visceral disorders

What to expect during a treatment

Initial consultation
(approx 40 minutes)

The main objective of your first visit is for us to determine what is causing your symptoms and establish if Chiropractic adjustments can help you. We will discuss your symptoms and perform a full examination, including orthopaedic, neurologic and special tests. If we feel further investigations are required, these will be discussed with you. We will then provide you with a series of questionnaires to complete our diagnostic examination and let you take these home and complete them at your leisure.

Report of Findings
(approx 40 minutes)

This is usually a day or so after your initial consultation. We will have had time to assess our findings and be able to explain to you in full about your condition, what we can do to help you and how long you can expect before noticing benefits to your health. Your first adjustment will also be given on this visit if appropriate.

If we find that a chiropractic adjustment cannot help you then we will inform you immediately.

 

Regular adjustment appointment (approx 10 minutes)

Regular adjustment appointment (approx 10 minutes)
A regular adjustment appointment requires just 10 minutes. We appreciate how important your time is, and so we do everything possible to run to time to cause as little disruption to your daily life. Each chiropractic adjustment will build on the previous one and as you move forward you may also be given exercises to complement your adjustments, allowing you to help with your own improvement!

Physiotherapy

Claire Parker is an experienced adult and paediatric musculoskeletal physiotherapist with over 10 years of experience working extensively within private and NHS settings.

Working with Children

Thankfully a lot of paediatric musculoskeletal conditions can be managed through the correct advice and specific exercise programme… and of course a gentle nudge of encouragement to do the right thing.

I aim to make each child feel valued and engaged within their physiotherapy programme. It is important to understand the symptoms from your child’s perspective and tailor treatment specifically, whether this be related to certain sports, school environment or just routine family life. 

I especially enjoy introducing Pilates to children where the concept of doing fun exercises and games can be utilised to help strengthen, stretch and promote better movement and improved posture. There is also evidence to show an increase in concentration and management of stress for children who use the Pilates concepts. I particularly find this beneficial in children with back pain, postural complaints, sports related injuries and hypermobility. 

What can I help with?

Examples of some of the common paediatric conditions I can treat and manage: 

  • Scoliosis
  • Hypermobility 
  • Back pain 
  • Osgood schlatters
  • Severs disease
  • Knee pain 
  • Ankle sprains 
  • Erbs palsy 
  • Post Orthopaedic surgeries
  • Perthes
  • Sports injuries 
  • Sinding Larsen Johanssen syndrome 
  • Childhood walking problems 
  • Flat feet 

If you child is under 5 and you are concerned about flat feet, walking with an intoeing (feet turns inwards) or outoeing (feet turn outwards) gait, or if they have bow legs or knock knees, come and see me for a one off, comprehensive assessment and advice session. 

Adult treatment

As an experienced therapist I am fully qualified in a wide range of techniques including manual therapy, Pilates, acupuncture and myofascial release techniques. I am passionate about helping people with chronic conditions, such as arthritis, feel better and manage their symptoms in the most optimal way. Pain and discomfort can affect us not only physically but emotionally and mentally too. There is a lot of evidence to support early treatment in helping to reduce recovery times and prognosis.

A thorough assessment of your condition can help identify specific areas which can be treated and potential exercises and stretches which you can do to help aid your recovery at home. 

I have led several group and one to one tailored Pilates programme for patients with a variety of conditions including acute and chronic back pain and have had a lot of encouraging feedback from patients on its success. 

What can I help with?

Here are just some of the things I can help you with: 

  • Shoulder pain
  • Neck pain 
  • Knee pain 
  • Back pain including sciatica
  • Tennis Elbow 
  • Whiplash 
  • Arthritis 
  • Ankle and foot pain 
  • Achilles Tendonopathy/tendinitis
  • Cervicogenic headaches 
  • Pre and Post natal pelvic girdle pain 
  • Personalised Pilates programmes 

Happy Customers

I do sometimes wonder what sort of condition I would be in now if I had never made that first appointment. To me Stuart Lawrence is an absolute professional. He has helped me so much, to lead a normal life again.

– Mrs Tracey Blyth

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