ISM Case Study: the neck driven ankle

Neck driven ankle

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been writing about Diane Lee’s Integrated Systems Model (ISM), which is a big part of how I work. But how does it work in actual, real-life practice? This week it’s time for a case study – a doctor who came in with ankle pain. Dr Jones (not her real […]

ISM 10: The Clinical Puzzle

One of the things I really love about Diane and LJ is how they adapt to change… Over the past few weeks, I’ve been writing about Diane Lee’s Integrated Systems Model (ISM), which is a big part of how I work. I’ve explained how I found Diane, how the ISM works with the published evidence, and the theory […]

ISM 9: Planning treatment

Treating the hip to help the knee

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been writing about Diane Lee’s Integrated Systems Model (ISM), which is a big part of how I work. I’ve explained how I found Diane, how the ISM works with the published evidence, and the theory of regional interdependence from which the ISM derived. As everyone’s body and movement patterns […]

ISM 8: Alignment, Biomechanics or Control?

Your hip bone's connected to your knee bone

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been writing about Diane Lee’s Integrated Systems Model (ISM), which is a big part of how I work. I’ve explained how I found Diane, how the ISM works with the published evidence, and the theory of regional interdependence from which the ISM derived. As everyone’s body and movement patterns […]

Plantar fasciitis treatment: it’s not always about your feet!

Pain in the sole of the foot is often due to plantar fasciitis

In my clinic, we don’t just treat your symptoms – we analyse your whole body to find the cause. I saw a new patient last month, let’s call her Jennifer. Jennifer had pain in the arch of her right foot and under her heel. She told me that her pain was worse in the mornings […]

ISM 7: What is vector analysis?

Analysing the vectors to work out why your body isn't functioning well

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been writing about Diane Lee’s Integrated Systems Model (ISM), which is a big part of how I work. I’ve explained how I found Diane, how the ISM works with the published evidence, and the theory of regional interdependence from which the ISM derived. As everyone’s body and movement patterns […]

ISM 6: How to correct an impairment

At Victory, we check your alignment, biomechanics and control to work out why you're struggling

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been writing about Diane Lee’s Integrated Systems Model (ISM), which is a big part of how I work. I’ve explained how I found Diane, how the ISM works with the published evidence, and the theory of regional interdependence from which the ISM derived. And, as everyone’s body and movement […]

ISM 5: What is Task Analysis?

How a Victory physio analyses a squat task

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been writing about Diane Lee’s Integrated Systems Model (ISM), which is a big part of how I work. I’ve explained how I found Diane, how the ISM works with the published evidence, and the theory of regional interdependence from which the ISM derived. And, as everyone’s body and movement […]

ISM 4: What is optimal movement?

Learn how to move optimally - for you - at Victory Health & Performance

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been writing about Diane Lee’s Integrated Systems Model (ISM), which is a big part of how I work at my physiotherapy practice. I’ve explained how I found Diane, how the ISM works with the published evidence, and the theory of regional interdependence from which the ISM derived. This week […]

Lower back pain treatment – Liz’s success story

42-year-old financier Liz had spent thousands of pounds on trying to fix her “bad” lower back. She had tried physiotherapy, osteopathy, sports massage, a new office chair and steroid injections, and feared she was facing a lengthy lay-off, with back surgery in the offing. She was suffering from long term back pain and no one […]