The therapists that work at CBR Clinics are highly trained and have years of experience. Therefore, the treatments done at our Waterloo and Canary Wharf clinics can be a combination of techniques. Below are some commonly used techniques:
The Emmett Technique
The Emmett Technique is a ground-breaking manual therapy that works through a sequence of switch and holding moves on critical points, helping reduce pain and discomfort and restore mobility. It is still being developed by Ross Emmett over in Australia, where he’s been perfecting the technique for the last 20 years. It’s come to the UK in the last few years and is rapidly becoming very popular. The most remarkable features of this treatment are:
- Instant change on your pain levels
- As a result, less visits are necessary
- Light pressure used
There are no contra-indications to this treatment, and works very well with pregnancy.
Acupuncture originated in China over 5000 years ago. It’s based on the belief that health is determined by a balanced flow of chi, the vital life energy present in all living organisms. According to acupuncture theory, chi circulates in the body along twelve major pathways, called meridians, each linked to specific internal organs and organ systems. By inserting very fine, sterile single-use needles at specific points along the meridians, your acupuncturist can redirect and reposition the flow of energy (chi) for the purpose of relieving tension, stress, and pain. The uninterrupted and balanced flow of energy along these meridians contributes to one’s overall health. However, blockages and imbalances result in pain and illness.
The most common use for acupuncture is pain relief. Most commonly back pain. However, acupuncture can be used to treat nearly all sources of muscle and joint pain. We find that acupuncture can provide great relief for neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, elbow pain, hand and wrist pain, back pain, hip and leg pain, knee pain, ankle pain and fibromyalgia.
We offer Acupuncture at our Waterloo and Southwark SE1 clinic as an add-on to a standard Physiotherapy or Osteopathy treatment. Please book in for one of the two and request Acupuncture.
Shiatsu Massage is a chinese/japanese type of massage done over clothing which helps bring a deep sense of relaxation to the receipient. It follows the chinese meridian lines and over the centuries it’s been mashed up between the chinese and japanese through different techniques. Today, it is a massage of intense relaxation which can help with the following symptoms:
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Lower Back Pain
Results can be seen in as little as one session, but for problems that have been there for a longer period of time a few sessions might be needed to rectify the problem.
Great results have been seen when treating the following conditions:
- Lower Back Pain (including in pregnancy)
- Sports Injuries & Prevention
- Shoulder Problems (including frozen shoulder)
- Sciatic Pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Neck Pain
- RSI & Carpal Tunnel
Lower back pain is one of the most common symptom experienced at some point during pregnancy. However it can be very manageable. It is normally caused by alignment issues in posture caused by the baby’s weight. It is to the mother-to-be’s benefit to have an Osteopathic assessment.
We also advise that babies and mothers should be checked by a Cranial Osteopath after certain births, such as:
- Long labour
- Very short labour (less than 4 hours)
- Atypical delivery including forceps, ventouse/ vacuum
- Caesarian birth
- Multiple pregnancy
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM9) is an innovative range of tool which enables clinicians to specifically locate and treat soft tissue dysfunction. IASTM is performed with ergonomically designed instruments that detect and treat fascial restrictions, encourage blood supply and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis, chronic inflammation, or degeneration.
Your First Physiotherapy Treatment
Our team of Physiotherapists and Osteopaths at our Canary Wharf and Waterloo Clinics are dedicated to providing world-class treatment. For us, the first step in providing you with the physiotherapy treatments you need and deserve is understanding your problems; you can even book a free 15-minute assessment when you first visit us to better help us understand your issues.
Once our team fully understand what problems you have, then we will discuss this with you and recommend the most suitable course of action.
You can treat all muscle related conditions and many neurological symptoms with physiotherapy. If you suffer from any of the below, visiting our clinics in Canary Wharf or Waterloo could be a great way to relieve pain:
Shoulder problems (e.g.: Frozen shoulder)
Lower back pain
Neck pain (e.g.Whiplash)
Elbow pain (e.g. Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow)
Please bring appropriate clothing! (shorts, leggings)
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