Quality online physio for bad backs

Low back pain is one of the most frequent issues that people experience – research suggests that 80% of people will experience back pain at one time or another. The trouble is that once you’ve started to have back problems, they very often become recurrent. Proper back pain treatment starts with learning the real causes.

 

 

Online back assessment and treatment

Why do I get back pain?

Low back pain is one of the most frequent issues that people experience – research suggests that 80% of people will experience back pain at one time or another. The trouble is that once you’ve started to have back problems, they very often become recurrent. Proper back pain treatment starts with learning the real causes.


You see, the lower back isn’t really designed to twist, but it’s positioned between two areas that twist all the time – your pelvis and your ribcage. And if one of those areas stiffens up, then your lower back is often forced to take up the slack. Over time, you’ll start to put pressure through your back in places that aren’t designed for it, and eventually you notice pain, stiffness and muscle spasm – and over time, that can develop into an inflamed facet joint or a prolapsed disc. And lockdown hasn’t helped – most people are moving less, and sitting poorly, missing their ergonomic workstations. Static postures are bad for spines, as they’re really built for movement.

Why Nell can help with back pain

I’m Nell, a physiotherapist and former British Army Major. Over the last 20 years, I have helped thousands of people get better, even when it seemed like no one else could help. My success rate is directly tied to my treatment philosophy: helping you recover involves looking at your whole body, not just the bit that hurts. I can follow the clues and trace many problems back to their source and resolve them. The more information I have, the more precise I can be with treatment. And the more precise and targeted the treatment, the faster you start seeing improvements and relief.

Since the start of lockdown, I’ve been developing ways to assess and treat patients with back pain online. It’s not the same as coming into clinic, but I can still do a lot, and have still helped lots of people to make a full recovery from their Back problems.

How will you help me?

Using encrypted video technology, I can observe how you use your whole body, directing you to make specific movements that can help us uncover the real source of your back pain. If necessary, I can refer you for a scan or to see a consultant; but most of the time we can analyse the cause of your back issue and treat it with bespoke, targeted physiotherapy – a combination of exercises and self-applied manual therapy that I can teach you during online treatment sessions.

While my central London clinic is closed, if specialist hands-on treatment is really necessary, and if we both agree that the benefits of physiotherapy outweigh the risks of coronavirus transmission, then I may be able to visit your home – but most of my back pain patients are making a good recovery with online treatment alone.

Many people assume that stiff and creaky backs are an inevitable part of aging.  I’m here to show you that doesn’t have to be the case!

Just call my team on 0207 175 0150 or use the form at the top of the page and let me help you to sort out your bad back!

Many people assume that stiff and creaky backs are an inevitable part of aging.  I’m here to show you that doesn’t have to be the case!

Just call my team on
0207 175 0150 or use the form below and let me help you to sort out your bad back!

Clinic reopening 5 Oct!

(online treatment still available)

I’ve been keeping a close eye on the COVID-19 situation and I’m delighted to announce that I will be reopening my Liverpool Street physiotherapy clinic on 5 October, with everything wipe-clean and COVID-safe!

"Virtual first" continues...

However, the current government advice is that I have to see patients online before I can see you in clinic, and that I should only see you face to face (or mask to mask!) if we both agree that the benefits of hands-on treatment outweigh the risks of coronavirus transmission.  If this is not the case, then I do plan to continue to offer online treatment for the foreseeable future.

But if you want to be one of the first people to see me in clinic on my return, call my team on 0207 175 0150 and book an online session before 25 Sept.