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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!

https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/53/2/90

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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!

About Us

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).

Due to demand for appointments we have new team members on the way!

We have been blown away by the increasing demand for our services at Henfield Medical Centre. Due to increase wait times for NHS Physiotherapy and Osteopathic demand being so high for ‘hands on’ treatment; we have a new Physio and Osteopath joining us at Henfield Physiotherapy & Osteopathy Clinic in the next two months.

In the meantime; if your a Physio or Osteopath looking for work please email your CV to Debbie at reception@agilityhealthcare.co.uk

Thank you for your continued support