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Are you in acute pain?
Are you struggling to stand up straight or move much without bracing and grimacing?
Are you unable to work or do sports?
Do you have a low mood and unable to have a social life?
Are you unable to sleep or concentrate?
Do you feel like you’re stuck with the pain forever? Our fully qualified osteopaths are primary healthcare practitioners and will diagnose the problem at your first appointment. From here immediate treatment will begin and any appropriate r`eferrals (MRI scanning for example) can be arranged. You’ll know what’s wrong and have a treatment plan to deal with it.
Now you know what’s wrong, you’re feeling relieved change is happening.
You have reduced pain and improved function.
You’re sleeping better and have a more positive outlook on life and your social life is returning.
There is a light at the end of the tunnel, you’re back to work but not yet ready to return to the gym or sports.
Your body is healing, inflammation levels are dropping.
Your osteopath is working to stabilise the structures from a mechanically neutral perspective.
Your bones are in the right place, and we work together to keep it that way.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.’ - Jim Ryun
Now we have neutralised your pain and stabilised your injury, your body may lull you into a false sense of security and you may feel ready to take on the world! However, our journey is not yet complete!
We now need to create new habits for your movement patterns so that you can integrate them into everyday life and mobilise your body.
This is the time to discuss with your practitioner your ongoing treatment plan to prepare you for setting your goals.
You are now pain free most of the time.
You occasionally remember how it was but otherwise forgotten all about it.
You may have intermittent recognition of your previous problem, but you’re now armed with the information and ability to know what to do about it.
You’re back to doing sports and going to the gym.
You’re waking up after a good night’s sleep and feeling rested.
You’ve learnt to trust in your body and feel no vulnerability. Your osteopath will meet with you again in 3 months to make sure all is well and pick up on any regression or new problems. You both reflect on what happened and why you are feeling fine now.
Let’s keep it that way!
With your new positive outlook, you’re looking to the future.
What do you want to do with this ‘new’ body?
Try new sports or hobbies? Achieve personal bests?
Your osteopath will now check you every six months to give you an MOT and nip any future problems in the bud.
The osteopaths at Bridgeham will look into what went wrong and what is causing the current levels of pain and discomfort you are experiencing. From here they will then spend time working out the reasons WHY it went wrong and what to do to try and prevent it happening again. A continually evaluated treatment plan will ensure both you and your practitioners know where you are on your road to recovery.
The osteopaths at Bridgeham are post grad trained in a patient centred multi-disciplinary approach. They are aware of their skills and their scope of practice. Within the treatment plan they are aware when to refer on to a colleague with other specialised skills, eg a Pilates movement rehabilitation practitioner for further work on leg tracking. Bridgeham is a hub for specialist practitioners and you are at the centre. Unless we need to refer you along for scans or blood tests or surgical interventions, your treatment pathway all takes place under one roof.
What makes osteopathy at Bridgeham Clinic special? As well as being an award-winning practice with the friendliest, most caring osteopaths you’ll meet, our osteopaths are different.
We look beyond the passive treatment that removes obstacles to health and go one step further.
In your session we may use coaches eye, an app where we can film you and your movement.
Kinesio tape is clever stretchy tape that stimulates the body to move in a more efficient and protective way.
Our osteopaths use an approved medical type of acupuncture called dry needling.
Ultrasound may be used to increase blood flow, decrease swelling and massage muscle tendons.
Pilates exercises will be prescriptively tailored to individual patient's needs.
I just wanted to write to say thank you so much for helping me with my back problem today. I am so grateful to you - it certainly feels a lot easier than it did when I came in this morning! I really don’t want to think about the next few months when I will not be at your Pilates classes! What is so great for me, is that you have not only helped me regain my strength, but amazingly I improved my mental health beyond recognition - I will be forever grateful to you, and hope to have a long long time of participating in your classes and your lives! Thank you again for being so super!!!
I came to Bridgeham as I had some health & wellbeing cover through work which included massage and various treatments. All has been great! I had a consultation, osteopathic review and a relaxing body massage. Due to having recently had breast cancer and having lymph nodes removed through operation, this was very helpful with regards to lymphatic drainage and I was reassured throughout. All practitioners listened and all treatments have been beneficial. Thank you.
Well I must say I’m impressed. Got home after seeing you and a situation that would normally have stressed me out seemed to have no effect at all! I keep waiting for the old anxiety to kick back in, thinking it can’t have been that simple, but clearly it was. Think I’ll be contacting you soon for some help with weight loss.
“A visit to Bridgeham Clinic can be a life enhancing experience, made enjoyable by the friendly atmosphere and the genuine desire of everyone to help get you better. The rest is down to you!”
I was in so much pain, Pauline on Reception was absolutely lovely, made me coffee, felt at home and at ease straight away. Treatment was fantastic, felt quite emotional with the help I received. Diagnosed and treated straight away. So happy!
I have spent a lot of money and time with a multitude of different clinics over the years and not one of them has come close to having the level of knowledge that the Bridgeham Clinic has.