PATIENTS APPROPRIATE FOR TREATMENT
A truly progressive approach requires one to not only look at the tissue(s) causing the symptoms, but also the musculo skeletal function, aetiology, maintaining and predisposing factors of the structures involved.
To truly assess and treat our patients efficiently and in a cost effective manner one should not only be helping the patients present problem, but also helping to reduce/prevent future recurrences through treatment, education and exercises.
Chronic inflammation can often lead to increasing pain, loss of motivation, depression, poor sleep, long term analgesic use and high costs to the NHS and work place. At The Welwyn and Hatfield Practice our approach and perhaps the general speed and efficiency of our private practice, enables us to help patients very quickly, we tend to get “difficult” patients who are often considered untreatable by other manual therapists and the NHS.
We specialise in “triage “ based care offering (at a basic level): Osteopathy for acute/chronic spinal pain. Physiotherapyfor rehabilitation, occupational or quality exercised based programs. Acupuncture, which is more recently well researched has enormous far reaching scope for many conditions such as osteoarthritis relief, chronic degenerative spinal and joint conditions, irritable bowel, infertility, shingles, bells palsy, chronic fatigue, blood pressure, many tendinitis based conditions such as Achilles tendinitis and ” frozen shoulder “.
Our Welwyn and Hatfield Practice practitioners will provide a detailed examination or reports for GP’s, Occupational health or businesses if needed. This is often helpful to assess if a further referral (particularly to a surgeon) might be more appropriate e.g. an ” O/A” hip or knee or perhaps a painful ”meniscus tear” or perhaps a pathology that has presented as a musculo skeletal condition perhaps often requiring surgery.
Specialist referral is given if there is evidence of :
a) Absence of cartilage
b) Constant pain (even off weight bearing)
c) Hyper-mobility in one or two directions (due to lost joint space and consequently lax ligaments)
d) Suspicion of rheumatological / pathological condition
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