Spinal physiotherapy

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Our private spinal physiotherapy London clinic offers a range of Physiotherapy treatments, designed to help you recover from injuries and prevent future ones, and get back to doing the things you love.


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Quick facts

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Collaborative approach

Our surgeons and physical therapists offer joint consultations for comprehensive and coordinated treatment planning, benefiting patients who may require surgery.

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Holistic care

Patients have access to various services, including podiatric advice, dietary modification, and hydrotherapy, ensuring that their overall health and wellness needs are addressed.

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Specialised treatments

We offer innovative treatments and provide patients with access to cutting-edge technology for reducing inflammation and promoting healing.

Our spinal physiotherapy services:

We provide spinal rehabilitation and physiotherapy treatments to help you achieve optimal spinal health. Our team of spinal consultants and physiotherapists use a variety of techniques, including Spinal Physiotherapy, Osteopathy, Podiatry, Restorative exercises, and Hydrotherapy to address a wide range of spinal conditions such as lower back pain, sciatica, and herniated discs. Find out more about each of our services below.

How can we identify fault movement patterns?

Our expert physiotherapists thoroughly analyse your body's movement, identifying faulty patterns contributing to your back problem. Assessing posture, gait, and movements, we develop a targeted treatment plan. Our focus is on improving movement patterns through manual techniques, stretches, and strengthening exercises. Addressing muscle imbalances, releasing tension, and enhancing joint mobility, we aim to eliminate back pain, enable pain-free movement, and restore your ability to participate in restricted activities. Our approach restores optimal spinal health, improving your overall quality of life.

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What is Prehabilitation?

Prehabilitation at the London Spine Clinic involves getting fit before having a spinal operation, with carefully targeted exercises tailored to each patient's individual needs. This helps the body better handle the trauma of surgery and recover more quickly. Patients who underwent a six-week prehabilitation program by Mr. Ankers at the London Spine Clinic experienced shorter hospital stays, required less post-operative medication, and returned to normal activities quicker than those who did not. The exercise programs are put together in discussion with the patient to ensure the best results in a short amount of time.


How can we help with spinal rehabilitation?

Rehabilitation involves helping patients recover from spinal surgery and return to normal activities while preventing future problems. This process is not easy, as medication is necessary in the early post-operative phase to control pain, muscle spasms, and protect against complications. Our physiotherapy team, along with other professionals like dietitians, oversee the process, while the surgeon periodically checks the patient's progress. Patients leaving the London Spine Clinic are advised by their surgeon and in-house physiotherapists about wound care, back care, and early exercises to do at home. Patients are encouraged to go at their own pace and avoid overdoing it in the early stages of recovery.


What is Podiatry?

Our podiatrists are foot experts who can deal with most problems affecting the feet, even some requiring routine surgical procedures. Many patients with back pain have foot issues that put a strain on the spine, leading to damage and pain. Our podiatrists will resolve these problems, either by dealing with the painful condition causing the gait abnormality, or by using exercises, insoles, or orthotics to correct the difference in leg length and re-balance the pelvis and hence the spine. As many as 15% of patients attending with back pain have a leg length asymmetry and often the back pain can be relieved simply by sorting out this issue with our podiatry treatment.


What is Physical Therapy?

Physiotherapy, offered by our Consultant Physiotherapists, is a crucial aspect of preventing and treating spinal problems. Our physiotherapists develop exercise programs for each patient, taking into account their unique condition and limitations. With a wide range of exercises available, ranging from low-impact options like pool walking to heavy weightlifting, our therapists work to ensure that patients are not only exercising safely but also seeing improvements in their condition. By working closely with the clinical team and having access to clinical findings and MRI results, our physiotherapists can create a comprehensive and individualised approach to treatment, minimising the risk of further harm and maximising the potential for positive outcomes.

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What does Hydrotherapy do for your body?

Hydrotherapy is a form of physiotherapy that takes place in a pool. The buoyancy of the water takes the weight off the joints and spine, making it easier to move and exercise without causing pain or discomfort. Hydrotherapy can help to improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion, as well as reduce inflammation and pain. It can also provide a relaxing and enjoyable environment for patients to exercise in. At London Spine Clinic, our experienced physiotherapists work with patients to create a personalised hydrotherapy program to suit their individual needs and goals.

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Why choose The London Spine Clinic?

Multidisciplinary approach

Our spinal consultants take a multidisciplinary approach to spinal health, considering every aspect of a patient's well-being to improve outcomes and enhance the overall experience.

Fast, effective care

We provide prompt and efficient care, with appointments usually available within 24 hours, knowing that early intervention is key to achieving the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Single pathway

Our single pathway approach ensures personalised, seamless care for spinal conditions from initial consultation to follow-up, reducing wait times, improving outcomes, and enhancing the patient experience.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

See below frequently asked questions relating to our physiotherapy treatments. If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to give us a call or send an email using the button at the top of the page. 

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Physiotherapy treatment is often necessary to manage pain and mobility issues caused by various injuries or medical conditions. For example, people who have suffered from sports injuries, fractures, arthritis or back pain may require physiotherapy to improve their movement range and flexibility. Additionally, individuals who have undergone surgery or suffered from neurological conditions such as stroke or multiple sclerosis may also benefit from physiotherapy to improve their overall function, restore their balance, and reduce pain. Physiotherapy can also be helpful in treating chronic conditions like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and autoimmune disorders. Ultimately, physiotherapy can help an individual in improving their overall physical health and quality of life.

It is fine to wear your usual clothes for your osteo appointment. You might feel more comfortable in tracksuit bottoms and a loose fitting top for your physio appointment.

On the whole, physical therapy should be relatively pain-free! You may find that certain exercises can cause discomfort, but this should be short-lived and aid in your recovery, for example with trigger pointing or focussing on a tight muscle. On occasion, you may feel sore the next day as the muscles/joints/bones have been manipulated; to combat this, increase your water intake, take a warm bath or shower and keep moving.


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