Podiatry - Sports Medicine

Our focus is on understanding your individual foot, ankle and knee health / injury and how it affects your day to day and sporting activities is key. Providing you the best treatment, rehabilitation and education. An example of some of the conditions our specialist HCPC registered podiatrist can treat are: • Achilles Tendinopathy – Achilles Tendonitis • Calcaneal Apophysitis (Severs Disease... Read More

Our focus is on understanding your individual foot, ankle and knee health / injury and how it affects your day to day and sporting activities is key. Providing you the best treatment, rehabilitation and education.
An example of some of the conditions our specialist HCPC registered podiatrist can treat are:
• Achilles Tendinopathy – Achilles Tendonitis
• Calcaneal Apophysitis (Severs Disease)
• Hallux Abducto Valgus (Bunions)
• Hammer Toe
• Illiotibial Band Syndrome (ITB)
• Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)
• Metatarsalgia (Ball of foot/forefoot pain)
• Morton’s Neuroma
• Osteoarthritis
• Peroneal Tendinopathy (Peroneal Tendonitis)
• Pes Cavus (High arched feet)
• Pes Planus (Flat feet)
• Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain/Arch Pain)
• Posterior Tibial Dysfunction (PTTD)
• Onychocryptosis (Ingrown Toenail)

These can be treated through:
• Advanced foot diagnostics
• Musculoskeletal Podiatry,
• 3D Biomechanical gait assessments
• Custom orthoses,
• Ultrasound imaging,
• Injection therapies,
• Minor surgical operations
• Shock wave therapy


Osteopathy

For your body to move and work freely as intended, its structure must also move and work freely. Which is why Osteopathy is so beneficial in the treatment of injuries. Its holistic system of diagnosis and treatment that concentrates on the relationship between the bones, muscles, ligaments and their connective tissues, ensuring they are all working together as one system. Which is why our ... Read More

For your body to move and work freely as intended, its structure must also move and work freely.

Which is why Osteopathy is so beneficial in the treatment of injuries. Its holistic system of diagnosis and treatment that concentrates on the relationship between the bones, muscles, ligaments and their connective tissues, ensuring they are all working together as one system.
Which is why our expert Osteopath works to restore your body to a state of balance, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery.

Typical conditions our Osteopath can help treat are:
• .Arthritic pain
• Circulatory problems
• Cramp
• Digestion problems
• Fibromyalgia
• Frozen shoulder/ shoulder and elbow pain/ tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck, but not isolated occurrences
• Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic)
• Joint pains
• Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise
• General, acute & chronic backache, back pain (not arising from injury or accident)
• Generalised aches and pains
• Lumbago
• Migraine prevention
• Minor sports injuries
• Muscle spasms
• Neuralgia
• Tension and inability to relax
• Rheumatic pain
• Sciatica
• Uncomplicated mechanical neck pain (as opposed to neck pain following injury i.e. whiplash)

Our amazing osteopath uses touch, physical manipulation, stretching, dry needling, KT taping and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. While always providing advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.


Sports Injury Assessments

Exceptional injury analysis allowing reduced injury and enhanced performance. As Injuries are complex and multifaceted, our Initial assessment, will focus on understanding the history and the mechanism of injury and how the bio-mechanical impact your sport / lifestyle places on your body. This is followed by completing a full musculoskeletal assessment, which helps identify the source of the ... Read More

Exceptional injury analysis allowing reduced injury and enhanced performance.
As Injuries are complex and multifaceted, our Initial assessment, will focus on understanding the history and the mechanism of injury and how the bio-mechanical impact your sport / lifestyle places on your body. This is followed by completing a full musculoskeletal assessment, which helps identify the source of the exact issues.
Our assessments, diagnosis and treatments are completed through a combination of methods that may include: manual therapy, manipulation and dry needling; modalities such as IASMT, taping, Cupping, Ultrasound, TENS and exercise prescription. Education plays an important role, and our teams goals are to return you to your optimal function and strength, while educating you about your injury. This allows you to independently maintain a healthy body without the constant supervision of a therapist, which is key in reducing recovery times and optimising performance and movement.

An example of the typical Injuries we treat are:
• Ligament and joint Sprains and Strains
• Muscle Strains and tears
• Tennis / Golfers Elbow
• Running Injuries – Plantar Fasciitis, Shin Splints, Achilies tendinopathies, stress fractures etc.
• Bio-mechanical irregularities
• Illiotibial Band Syndrome (ITB)
• Sciatica
• Pre and Post Operative rehabilitation.
• Rotator Cuff Injuries
• Spinal Disk related Injuries.


Chronic Pain Management

‘getting your life back on track’ with exceptional chronic pain management for ongoing, long term pain, with structured and measured outcomes for your pain reduction. The 8th Element Program delivers evidence based methods for chronic pain treatments and self-care, to help anyone experiencing pain of any form, from recent and minor injuries, but more specifically to chronic conditions that h... Read More

‘getting your life back on track’ with exceptional chronic pain management for ongoing, long term pain, with structured and measured outcomes for your pain reduction.

The 8th Element Program delivers evidence based methods for chronic pain treatments and self-care, to help anyone experiencing pain of any form, from recent and minor injuries, but more specifically to chronic conditions that have been ongoing for years. Our aim is to provide relief and improved quality of life for patients with progressive and degenerative conditions.
The ultimate focus is on achieving real outcomes. Using evidence-based treatments with measurable results. Educating you to take control and getting you back to embracing what you love through becoming balanced, strong, mobile, confident and in control of your movement.

How It works
Before any treatment, patients undergo a thorough history and bio-psychosocial assessment based on your health, pain and condition. Followed by a physical assessment which may include posture, strength and flexibility.
Once an appropriate assessment has been completed, and any short and/or long-term goals discussed, the practitioner will offer a treatment plan aimed at achieving specific goals. Two phases are then implemented – the physical and psychosocial:

The Physical – Advanced Clinical massage and biomechanical movement analysis / rehabilitation merge together within this application

The Psychosocial - When pain persists, becoming “chronic,” it also becomes more complex. Modern pain research shows that psychological and emotional elements can play a major role. These non-physical components can help the brain “learn” to be in pain, re-wiring the body’s neural circuitry to perpetuate the sensation of pain.
With proper therapeutic attention the brain can "unlearn" pain, paving the way to physical pain relief, which our practitioner helps to implement. Research shows that methods like education, writing, meditation, visualisation, and cognitive behavioural therapy can successfully help the brain to stop this recurring pain cycle.

The result
Minimising pain while maximising quality of life, leaving you confident in your ability to self-manage, control and reduce your pain at home.


Shockwave Therapy (R-ESWT)

A revolutionary therapy clinically proven and highly effective for soft tissue tendon injuries and chronic pain. High-tech, non-invasive treatment for chronic soft tissue, tendon and certain bone conditions. Our Radial Shockwave system exerts a mechanical pressure and tension force (high energy pulses), which are applied through the applicator head-on contact to the injury site, and dependa... Read More

A revolutionary therapy clinically proven and highly effective for soft tissue tendon injuries and chronic pain.
High-tech, non-invasive treatment for chronic soft tissue, tendon and certain bone conditions.

Our Radial Shockwave system exerts a mechanical pressure and tension force (high energy pulses), which are applied through the applicator head-on contact to the injury site, and dependant on the site and condition you are treating, its scientifically proven to yield and speed up approx 82% in the healing process through 3-6 sessions.

This mechanical pressure causes cavitation (formation of empty space) in the tissues. As these bubbles collapse, they create smaller secondary energy waves, further assisting in the breakdown of pathological deposits within the damaged tissues. The several thousand shockwaves that are applied through injured tissue help create stimulation of fibroblasts (cells fundamental in the formation and healing of our muscle/tendon/ligament/skin tissues) and osteoblasts (cells that form new bone) enhancing the healing process and cell generation of soft tissue and bones.

Reducing Pain:
ESWT also targets pain by stimulating anaesthesia where nerves sending pain signals to the brain become over stimulated resulting in decreased activity thus diminishing or eliminating pain. After a few treatments the pain gate control mechanism alters its stimulation, and as a result, we see longer periods of decreased pain. Finally, ESWT is believed to trigger a ‘reset’ button that recalibrates pain perception centrally.

So why not target your tendon, ligament, muscle or joint pain effectively and enhance post surgical recovery, while receiving tailor rehabilitation for your lifestyle or sporting needs?

Issues Commonly Treated:
* Plantar fasciitis
* Shoulder pain, e.g. calcific lesions of the rotator cuff and bony spurs
* Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
* Medial epicondylitis (golfer‘s elbow)
* Patellar tendonitis (jumper‘s knee)
* Tibial stress syndrome (shin pain)
* Achilles tendonitis
* Hip pain (bursitis)
* Heel pain, heel spurs
* Chronic neck dysfunction
* Illiotibial Band (ITB) Friction Syndrome


Virtual Injury Clinic

Our Virtual Injury Clinic allows our expert practitioners to bring their clinical expertise, physical assessments, coaching, pain relief and rehabilitation directly to you.  Helping restore movement, reducing discomfort and enhancing way of life. During the Virtual appointments we'll coach you through postural screens, and injury tests so you'll need a little room to move around. Once com... Read More

Our Virtual Injury Clinic allows our expert practitioners to bring their clinical expertise, physical assessments, coaching, pain relief and rehabilitation directly to you. 
Helping restore movement, reducing discomfort and enhancing way of life.

During the Virtual appointments we'll coach you through postural screens, and injury tests so you'll need a little room to move around.
Once complete, we'll explain your injury, coach you through self treatment and create a bespoke rehabilitation plan for your lifestyle or sporting demands.

Our Virtual Injury Clinical appointments are just as effective, if not more so than a face to face consultation and can all be done from the comfort of your own home.
Our secure clinical Telehealth conferencing software, and payment services, ensure your information is secure and encrypted.

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Located at:
Unit 2, Cliffe Yard, Chaucer Close, Medway City Estate, Strood
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