Back Pain

At Physio for All, we treat many pain conditions such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, shoulder and knee pain.

Physiotherapists play an important role in the management of acute and chronic pain. After a thorough assessment, we will make a treatment plan together with you to help reduce pain and address the roots of your symptoms to prevent reoccurrence.

Physiotherapy treatment to relieve your pain may include soft tissues massage and stretching to relieve tension and spasm, joint mobilisations, acupuncture, electrotherapy, corrective exercise, posture awareness, and advice on how to overcome pain in your daily activities. We will also help you to understand the cause of your pain.

Through our years of experience and evidence-based practice we believe that a combination of manual treatment and muscle re-education is the most effective treatment.

The sooner you see one of our physiotherapists the sooner we can start to help you.

Common pain conditions we treat

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Headaches
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pelvic Girdle Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Chest and rib Pain
  • Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSI)
  • Muscle Pain
  • Joint Pain

Understanding Pain

A physiotherapist can help you understand why you have pain in your joints, muscles and soft tissues. Understanding pain will help you to manage and overcome it.

When in lot of pain, you may just want to stay in bed with a hot bottle, take a paracetamol and not move. Studies have shown that exercise and movement is one of the best options for chronic pain. Your physiotherapist will offer advice and prescribe a safe exercise programme according to your problem so you can keep moving.

  • Acute and chronic pain

The chartered Society of Physiotherapy writes:

Acute pain: short-term pains act as an alarm, telling us that something is wrong. While most minor pains are easily treated and quickly forgotten, others are a sign of something more serious that we shouldn’t ignore. For example, the pain of a broken leg is helpful because it makes us rest the leg until it heals.

Chronic pain is usually defined as pain that persists beyond the normal time that tissues take to heal following an injury. Most soft tissue injuries heal up within weeks, although some can take several months to completely heal. If a pain continues longer than 3-6 months, it is usually described by pain specialists as “chronic” or persistent pain. The causes of chronic pain are not always clear but in some conditions the pain is thought to be due to the pain signals through the nerve fibres becoming confused. The brain is then unable to understand the signals properly

Common Chronic musculoskeletal pain

  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic back and neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Neuropathic pain (Nerve pain)

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Pain physiotherapy treatment

At physio for All, we take a holistic approach to treatment of the body addressing the underlying factors contributing to your aches and pains.

We believe in multidisciplinary approach to pain management. Our physiotherapists, osteopaths, masseurs, counselling psychologist and pain management therapists work together closely.

As first contact practitioners, a doctors referral is not necessary to see a physiotherapist. However we also work very closely with GPs and leading London pain specialists if you need medication or further interventions.

Not sure if we can help you with your aches and pain?  Please, do not hesitate to contact us  for further information or to talk to one of our therapists.

What our patients say

  • Comparing my recovery to unfortunate friends who had a similar ACL and MCL skiing injury, I have had far smoother and faster results , which I believe is fully attributable to the regular, motivational and professional treatment from Physio For Al. Thank you so much!

    George
  • I had some physio sessions both for post-natal perineal rehab after my second child and during my pregnancy when expecting my third child to relief me from back. With each session I felt better. Christine is a lovely practitioner who knows the woman body inside out, truly cares and is the expert. I would 100% recommend her and her practice for any pregnancy post-natal treatment.

    Anon
  • I’ve been using Physio For All for 17 years, prior to that I’d never used physio. It sorted out issues I’d had for 30 years. All the therapists have been outstanding. I recommend you all the time! Thank you for your excellent and caring service.

    Anon
  • My Physio has been excellent working with me through a long rehab post-surgery. I am now able to participate in sports at the same level as before injury. This is far surpassing even my own expectations I wholeheartedly recommend Physio For All to anyone who wishes to be able to return to full, normal activity following injury.

    G.
  • I had incontinence issues after given birth due to a very weak pelvic floor. Things I could not do anymore including running and I thought that would be the case for the rest of my life. After a couple of months of treatment things have now dramatically improved. Thanks a lot Christine for all your help!

    Anon
  • I came to the physio to deal with an incredibly sore Achilles that has severely hampered my ability to exercise. After several sessions with Francois I am back to cycling again – running to be taken up again soon too – and pain free. The clinic staff are also lovely and the opening hours are super convenient.

    Sara
  • I came to Physio For All as I had been here in the past for plantar fasciitis. I would recommend them to a friend as they are very helpful, calm and have your best interest at heart. I felt very happy with my PT session and more relaxed than I was anticipating. The PT was friendly, empathetic and kind, Plus, the price is very good for this service.

    Anon
  • I have had ongoing back, shoulder and neck pain. My treatment at Physio For All has taught me exercises to strengthen my muscles and relieve pain and I have felt a huge improvement. I think the staff are excellent, experienced, sympathetic and extremely helpful. I have recommended Physio for All to many friends. I now come regularly for a massage to help prevent the build-up of tension.

    Charlotte
  • I have always had a tight back and was having regular sessions, but when I had my broken ankle accident through tennis, that’s when Jose at Physio for All became vital to me! I would not have got through the past 3 years without my regular sessions with him! Now I have also had a knee operation, again through tennis, I am in safe hands getting back to the level where I can start tennis again

    Anon

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