Osteopathy is a treatment approach emphasizing the physical manipulation of joints and muscle tissue in order to improve alignment and restore function. Our Osteopathic approach is used to treat neck, lower back and shoulder pain. Treatment may consist of soft tissue massage or myo-fascial release. If appropriate manipulation will be applied to realign the structure at fault to improve blood circulation and reduce nerve impingement. Acupuncture and electro-therapy modalities may also be applied to reduce inflammation and speed up the patient’s recovery time. Appointment time span approx 60 to 90mins.
In keeping with our tradition of introducing new and effective treatments we were the first Clinic in the Country to introduce IDD Therapy® which has been in America for some 10 years and has helped many tens of thousands of patients get relief from the pain and discomfort of a slipped disc and from degenerative disc disease which has not responded to other therapies. Many have been able to avoid spinal surgery and gone on to live normal pain free lives after being a patient on the IDD programme.
IDD Therapy® is a safe and effective way of targeted distraction of the vertebrae on either side of the offending disc. This allows a change in the pressure within the disc and gradually allows the disc material to slowly be reabsorbed back into the disc reducing nerve compression and bringing about much needed relief. IDD therapy can be successfully used in the treatment of both neck (cervical) and lower back (lumbar) conditions. Chronic symptoms with radiating pain to the lower limbs may require between 15 – 20 sessions to achieve optimal results.
After the IDD Therapy® is complete, we recommend a session with one of our physiotherapist or sports therapists to test your range of movement, screen for abnormal movement patterns and try to encourage a normal function in walking, bending etc. This can help in the prevention of future spinal problems.
This treatment is not suitable for all conditions, please contact us to discuss if this treatment would be suitable for you.
IDD Therapy® can be used to treat the following:
Shockwave therapy is a new, non-surgical treatment which delivers impulses targeted to specific damaged tissues, increasing blood flow and removing scar tissue within the affected area, and therefore stimulating cell regeneration and healing.
This new technology can be used to treat a wide range of conditions including tennis elbow, shin splints, shoulder injuries, chronic Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and chronic stages of the myofascial syndrome.
Research is mounting behind this cutting edge treatment, so much so that Shock Wave Therapy is one of the few modalities recommended by NICE. (National Institute of Clinical Excellence).Brochure
Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. It can be used to manage a wide spectrum of orthopaedic and neurological conditions. Physiotherapists use manual therapy and exercise programs as well as physical education and other techniques such as acupuncture / dry needling, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, soft tissue release and taping to provide pain relief, which help patients return to their normal physical activities. Our physiotherapists are fully registered with both the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) professional bodies. Appointment time 30 to 60 mins.
Cold Laser Therapy for healing and pain relief
There is substantial clinical evidence published in peer reviewed medical journals that laser therapy (LLLT) can stimulate repair of tissue,
reduce inflammation and relieve pain in musculoskeletal disorders.
The three main areas with good evidence are:
Back pain is one of the most common ailments in the UK and there are so many different types of back pain, along with neck pain and shoulder pain.
At the Buckingham Clinic our multi-disciplinary approach means that you may be attended to by a number of members of our team, both in diagnosing the back pain, and in treating it.
We are passionate about helping patients who suffer from disc pain - including sciatica, herniated or slipped discs, in addition to thosee suffering from trapped nerves and spinal pain.
Often back pain can cause shoulder pain and neck pain, and we can help treat those symptoms too.
You do not need to be suffering from a sports related injury to benefit from a sports massage. Our professionally trained therapists work with people from all walks of life to relieve the day to day problems everyone experiences.
There are a number of techniques involved in sports massage therapy which include similar techniques to traditional or Swedish massage as well as myofascial release (MFR)*, soft tissue release, trigger point techniques, muscle energy techniques and stretching.
Appointment times 30 or 60mins
*Myofascial release is a firm but relaxing technique that can help release and ease the tension in the connective tissue network of the body known as the Fascia. This fascia consists of connective tissue which forms layers beneath the skin to attach, stabilise, enclose and separate muscles and internal organs. As the main function of the fascia is to allow effective sliding amongst these structures, it is often missed that it is still prone to adhesions caused from poor postures, previous injury or invasive procedures. These adhesions cause myofascial pain, which is a very common non-articular, localized musculoskeletal pain that is caused by myofascial trigger points located in the muscle, fascia and tendons, which in turn affects approximately 95% of people suffering from chronic pain disorders. Myofascial release aims to unlock the fascia tissue and with that alleviate pain, lack of movement and dysfunction.
MRI scans are one of the key tools which allow the diagnosis and monitoring of conditions affecting internal organs, tissue and bone. A safe and painless procedure which enables health professionals to view detailed pictures of organs and other structures inside your body. MRI scans are one of the quickest ways to work out what is going on in your body and at The Buckingham Clinic, we can offer preferred rates and offers on MRI scans. Please contact us for further details.
This therapy may be extremely beneficial in the treatment of conditions associated with Candida, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), Chronic Constipation, Chronic Diarrhoea, Migraine Headaches, Halitosis, Asthma, Fatigue, Depression, Lethargy, M.E., Eczema and Acne and many more conditions too numerous to mention. We have a qualified colon hydrotherapist in the team, who has a nursing background.
Our clinic intrinsically insists proper protocols and standards are put into place to protect the patient and therapist at all times which is why our therapists all have a clinical background.
We recommend taking a courses of three or six appointments as this is normally when patients benefit most from the treatment as waste deposits, which have built up throughout a lifetime, cannot always be shifted in one or two treatments. If you do choose a course, you have six months to take your appointments although it is advised that appointments are taken weekly or fortnightly to achieve the optimum health benefits. You may however feel you have a preference for just one or two treatments to kick start a diet or training regime – which is perfectly acceptable.
Thai Therapy can be suitable for anyone and the benefits can be long lasting and effective, whether you are a sports person trying to achieve maximum mental and physical flexibility whilst also trying to reduce the risk of injury or simply someone with the desire to try and stay fit whilst improving your quality of life and general health.
Our Thai Massage therapist, Ken Anderson, is a popular and successful practitioner who has gained vast experience over the years, also having had the honour of treating many famous celebrities, including professional actors, actresses, footballers and sporting personalities.
Our Lifetime Spinal Health programme has been developed specifically for patients who have experienced recurring episodes of back pain. It was devised by our principal practitioner to prevent continual reoccurrence. Up to now we have as practitioners been using reactive treatment. What we now offer is proactive treatment and recommend monthly spinal check-ups so that any misalignment can be corrected before they cause problems – just as you would with the dentist. appointment times approx 10 to 20mins.
Massage releases chronic tension and pain in muscles, improves circulation, increases flexibility in the joints, reduces physical and mental fatigue, and effectively combats stress. It has also been proven to foster calmness of mind and relaxation thus improving our physical health and wellbeing. The mechanical action of massage works by moving and realigning soft tissues such as muscle, ligaments and tendons while breaking up fibrous tissues and cleansing them of acids and deposits. Massage is a fantastic way of supporting other treatments and can often enhance the recovery process. Appointment times 30 or 60mins.
We are delighted to be the first Clinic in the country to have installed a full MedX Core Spinal Fitness System as an important addition to our wide range of muscular/skeletal treatments available at The Buckingham Clinic.
In less than 20 minutes twice a week these five machines can help reduce or eliminate back pain by focusing on strength, stability, flexibility and endurance of the body’s core providing a solid foundation for whole-body strength. MedX is the most advanced fitness sports and medical equipment available and all sessions are supervised by our experienced staff, who are all fully trained in the use of this equipment.
Who is suitable for MedX?
If you are interested in undergoing some MedX Core Exercise you will be assessed by one of our practitioners as to your suitability and a program developed to best serve your needs. Appointment time 30mins.
Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is an innovative system used to evaluate the quality of movement patterns in athletes, keen sports people and your everyday person on the street. It is a screening tool which we use to evaluate seven fundamental movement patterns in individuals with no current pain complaint or musculoskeletal injury. It is not intended to diagnose orthopaedic problems but rather to demonstrate and provide opportunities for improved movement in individuals from every walk of life. Let’s be clear, FMS is not just for elite or recreational athletes to improve athletic performance, it's also for everyday folk who may not be active within sport but keep picking up the same "niggly" injury or condition and doesn’t know why.
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