Manchester Holistic Clinic

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Rehabilitation

Injury Rehabilitation

rehabilitation - Rehabilitation

Recurrent injury?

Do you keep getting injured?

To recovery after injury and to protect from re-injury some kind of rehabilitation is needed.
Injuries occur when the body is not moving properly, often as a result of a compensation movement pattern.

Effective rehabilitation from injury and pain should include both active and passive input. Osteopathy provides the ‘passive’ approach: A person in pain receives treatment without their own active participation. Osteopathy is really effective at reducing pain, improving mobility and increasing circulation.
The best active rehabilitation approach I have come across is “Dynamic Movement Skills” (DMS).

Movement

I am the first and only practitioner in the North West and Manchester area to use the unique DMS methodology for rehabilitation. Combining it with Osteopathy significantly speeds up your recovery.

With this unique approach, rehabilitation after injury is easier and happens faster. Together we can work to reprogramme the brain and body together in an enjoyable, active, six-week programme.
DMS makes the brain to work extremely hard by physically moving at the same time as learning new information. This makes the brain release large amounts of dopamine and ‘brain derived neurotrophic factor’ (BDNF). Our brains use BDNF to create new nerve pathways and dopamine to transmit never signals. With a six week course of training, creating new nerve pathways leads to new, corrected muscle movement patterns. By the end of the six weeks, the body has changed it’s metabolism and fixed the ‘new’ movements as ‘normal’ movements.

It is likely that movement repatterining rehabilitation will be really helpful for anyone experiencing recurrent injuries. I have had great success in rehabilitation of knees and hips, and an ankle sprain recovers really well with the approach. Hundreds of stepping touches on the bottom of your feet to stimulate the nervous system helps the training reprogramme your brain, repeatedly reminding it where your feet are. This also reconnects everything in between and increases the whole of the body’s spatial awareness and co-ordination. This awareness is known as proprioception.

Reprogramming

Co-ordination and movement precision improves in only six weeks. Repeating movements over and over creates new, correct muscle firing sequences. When the patterns of movement are right, efficiency improves. Correct movement prevents injury, allowing you to live better, move better and train more, without pain.
Sometimes six weeks is not enough to overcome deep seated injuries or many layers of compensations. I also offer longer courses at greater discounts.

Pricing

£60 – initial analysis (1 hour).
£299 – 6-week course of rehabilitation / running technique coaching (6 x 1 hour sessions).
£65 – One-off coaching / rehabilitation session (1 hour)
£550 – 12-week course
£795 – 18-week course

Under 16s:

£50 – initial analysis (1 hour).
£240 – 6-week course of rehabilitation / running technique coaching (6 x 1 hour sessions).
£55 – One-off coaching / rehabilitation session (1 hour)
£430 – 12-week course