Many patients present with shoulder and wrist pain, hip, knee and ankle pain. Manual therapy has been shown to be very effective as a primary/conservative treatment option with very little side effects.
If the thought of a 'popping' sound is too much for you, or if we decide that a lower force option would result in a better outcome, then we'll choose an appropriate treatment method that will give you the best possible result.
Sometimes your complaint only requires massage, stretching and advice. We start everyone with low force treatment, but usually patients present to us because their pain is not going away and they've already tried everything they can do at home by themselves. In those stubborn cases where self massage, stretching, anti inflammatories, pain killers and rest is not helping, we will discuss how best to get you moving better with less pain as soon as possible.
If we feel that we can help you, then we won't waste any more time - we'll start treatment straight away on the same day. If your complaint requires any imaging, then we can refer you for xrays, or back to your GP for other studies such as CT, ultrasound or MRI.