WE ARE NOW OPEN FOR FACE TO FACE CONSULTATIONS FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES WITH PPE & CLEANING FOR STAFF AND PATIENT SAFETY.
FOR THIS REASON WE HAVE LESS APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE THAN USUAL AND AVAILABILITY IS MORE LIMITED THAN EVER.
WE HAVE TEMPORARILY CHANGED ADDRESS DUE TO PENDING BUILDING WORKS AT THE DOCTORS SURGERY AND THE EXTRA COVID 19 PRECAUTIONS THEY HAVE IN PLACE NOT BEING CONDUCIVE TO OUR PRACTICE.
WE HAVE THEREFORE MOVED INTO THE PADDOCKS, FURNERS LANE, HENFIELD, BN5 9HS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
In 2019 Dean became an accredited Injection Therapist. This follows on from years of needling expertise using Medical Acupuncture. It now allows him to utilise his Independent Prescribing rights to administer Steroid Injection and other substances, such as Ostenil, without assistance from a Doctor or Consultant. Please contact the clinic for further information.
We will shortly be taking delivery of 2 new state of art pieces of equipment into the clinic. WATCH THIS SPACE!
We want to continue to strive towards clinical excellence. This starts with fast accurate diagnosis using the latest diagnostic ultrasound machine to the market. This will allow, not only improved diagnosis, but validity to the treatment options we can then offer you. Over the years the drive towards physical therapist providing evidence based treatment options has increased dramatically. This is why we have also invested heavily in a new and improved shockwave therapy machine. Shockwave has a considerable evidence base for tendon related issues.
Machines are just machines if they are not applied properly. This is why why we have continued to undertake the highest level of training to use the equipment properly.
Dean has received his full Independent Prescribing rights as regulated by the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC)
Dean has received his full Independent Prescribing rights as regulated by the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC) after competion of a PG Cert. in Independent Prescribing from the Medway School of Pharmacy. It allows Dean the option to prescribe Pharmaceutical medications to aid your recovery in the scope of musculoskeletal pain.
Compared with not exercising, prenatal exercise decreased the severity of LBP, PGP or LBPP during and following pregnancy but did not decrease the odds of any of these conditions at any time point.
Thinking about getting fitter and stronger (and dare I say it aligned) before you become pregnant would be the ideal scenario here. IMHO this would probably see the chances of suffering reduce. Heres another experiment I’d like to add to the list!
Evidenced based review of Ankle Sprains proving that exercise led rehabilitation provided by Physio’s and Osteopath’s is the way forward!
In summary, acute ankle sprains respond well to NSAIDS (such as Ibuprofen) and then a rehabilitation programme as provided by Physical Therapists.
This really isn’t rocket science! Movement is the key to a healthy, happy life! https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jan/14/sit-less-and-move-more-to-reduce-risk-of-early-death-study-says?fbclid=IwAR0l1GpF4W_Q5M1WVBKuK9zCLcXBnDCPXm-bHo39zEjfYArbU9lQhal_r50
A great article about local Brighton & Hove Albion star Anthony Knockaert about his recent life struggles leading to demise in his mental health. Top man for speaking out in a candid fashion. #itsokasamantospeakout
We see lots of Musculoskeletal problems in our clinic ranging from back, shoulder, hip and knee pain through to sports injuries and post-operative recovery.
But why are we seeing more osteoarthritic knee pain right now?
In a large study by Cross et al in 2014, they concluded that knee osteoarthritis (OA) was one of the leading causes of global disability affecting women more than men and its burden has been hugely underestimated. OA involves the repeated wear, tear and repair of knee joint. It causes inflammation and leads to structural changes of the joint, causing pain, stiffness and functional disability. Although its prevalence does increase with age (50+) it is not a consequence of it. Causes according to Arthritis Research UK are multi-factorial including age, gender, genetics, obesity and previous/repetitive injury. However, we do see an increase in patients with knee OA flare ups at this time of year. Although research over the years has been contradictory, more recent research with better methodology has seen causal trends and associations related to joint pain and weather variables. The cold was seen to increase pain and stiffness by Timmermans et al in 2015. The cold and wet weather means your less likely to go out and reduces your activity. That means your less likely to move it. We know that less activity can increase knee OA pain
and ultimately make the condition worse by reducing your balance control. Balance and muscle strength are hugely significant factors in falls risk which can have significant effects on your morbidity and mortality.
How do we help?
We will work with you at your pace to understand the problem better, help you to manage the symptoms and get you moving! We utilise a mix of behavioural strategies with ‘hands on’ therapy, pharmaceutical intervention (if appropriate) and exercise rehabilitation to reduce the acute flare ups and help you manage it more effectively in the future so you can keep moving and enjoying life, even in the cold!
We are pleased that after 3 years of hard work, Henfield Physiotherapy & Osteopathy, is thriving! Our team is continuing to grow with new team members being added all the time. Our team consists of Dean (Advanced Physiotherapist & Osteopath), Juliet (Physiotherapist), Ben (Osteopath), Alexandra (Physiotherapist & Pilates), Christina (Sports Therapy/Massage), Emma (TCM Acupuncturist). In the new year we will be introducing further services including weekly Pilates, shockwave therapy, diagnostic ultrasound and digital x-ray (within group).