Physiotherapy advice and special offer for LFGSS members

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  • Greetings Everyone,

    I am a longstanding forum member and often read posts requesting injury advice and contacts for Physiotherapists with an interest in cycling. Well I am one such Physiotherapist. As well as commuting I ride regular Sportives around the country and am a member of Rollapaluza CC. It can be frustrating seeking treatment for sports-specific complaints and I would like to offer my services to LFGSS members. I would like to use this thread to offer injury prevention and management advice to members and would also like to offer reduced cost Physiotherapy Assessments.

    I work privately with the Complete Physio Group (www.complete-physio.co.uk) who have sites across North and Central London. We are a team of experienced Musculoskeletal clinicians who have all worked in a range of high level sports.

    I would like to offer LFGSS members 30min assessments for just £30 (perfect for the assessment of acute complaints) or conventional 45min assessments for just £40.

    If you have any special requirements or wish to book an appointment please contact me via PM. Alternatively you can call Complete Physio on 0207 482 3875 quoting 'CYCLIST' to book your reduced rate appointment with me.

    I look forward to your queries and posts.

    See attached links for further information:

    Clinic Flyer:
    complete-physio.co.uk/assets/­docs/complete-physio-cycle-clinic.pdf

    Website Link:
    complete-physio.co.uk/clinics­/kentish-town-la/services/cycleclinic

    Regards,

    Michael (aka Bluerip00)
    Chartered Physiotherapist

  • perfect timing, my knee has just blown up.

  • perfect timing, my knee has just blown up.

    that gear & the ditchling!

  • Great! I can't wait to ditch the codeine and try some physio

  • Good stuff, Michael. There are quite a few on here who will be able to benefit from your services--some who have already realised that they should do something and some who haven't. (I'm not being smug--I've been through seven years of knee pain which is currently under control but I still have to be careful.)

  • Just to let people know who will scream "spam! spam!", Michael did ask before making this and as he has made other posts, is an early member and is active within part of the community I'm perfectly fine with him promoting his work to others. I just wish it didn't read like an advert ;) But no... it's cool. Now if I could just find a physio right near the British Museum or Covent Garden who understands cycling I'll be sorted for my lunchtime massages when my back is playing up.

  • Michael: For a n00b like me, can you just outline Physiotherapy vs Osteopathy vs Chiropractic,when it comes to issues like neck and back pain? Is there a specific reason to choose one over the other? Still not sure where the difference is?

  • Michael, have you any experience of working with people who have spinal fusions? I have a fusion from T1-L4 so only have one vertebra left to move with, and I really need to take good care of the remaining discs I have left.

  • Now if I could just find a physio right near the British Museum or Covent Garden who understands cycling I'll be sorted for my lunchtime massages when my back is playing up.

    I'll PM you!

  • Michael: For a n00b like me, can you just outline Physiotherapy vs Osteopathy vs Chiropractic,when it comes to issues like neck and back pain? Is there a specific reason to choose one over the other? Still not sure where the difference is?

    I'll probably get slated by any Osteo's or Chiro's who may read this...

    Professional boundaries are becoming increasingly blurred amongst these three professions. All clinicians should provide a comprehensive physical assessment but often differing treatments will be provided depending on training and skills base. For example, I have undergone postgraduate training in Spinal Manipulation and Acupuncture amongst other things.

    Osteopaths and Chiropractors pay particular attention to the musculoskeletal system and often treat with manual therapy and manipulation. Physiotherpists also do this but in my opinion our treatments are often more holistic and address not only physical issues but also psychological factors which may impede rehabiliation. I find we are often more pro-active in providing self-help tools to patients to optimise outcomes whereas other professions may provide longer interventions of more passive treatments.

    Ultimately its down to personal preference. All are equally competent at assessing and treating spinal presentations.

  • Michael, have you any experience of working with people who have spinal fusions? I have a fusion from T1-L4 so only have one vertebra left to move with, and I really need to take good care of the remaining discs I have left.

    I thought I miss-read your levels for a moment. Spinal fusions are fairly rare due to the longer-term changes which occur at surrounding levels. If you are still cycling then you are doing well. You are correct in wishing to protect your L45, L5S1 levels and Physiotherapy would be useful to mobilise these levels if stiff but also to imrove your core stability to obtimise dynamic support of the non-fused levels. Hydrotherapy is another useful intervention if pain levels are high.

    Feel free to PM if you have personal or specific queries.

  • Not to undermine the good possibilities above, but I need a similar post title deleting physio and adding psycho.

  • i just had my collar bone fixed thought a surgery i still with stiches i will be in touch soon

  • i just had my collar bone fixed thought a surgery i still with stiches i will be in touch soon

    Get in touch as soon as they are out and your consultant is happy for you to mobilise. There are two main joints in your shoulder that will be stiff and the sooner they can be moved the better. Good luck.

  • If any of you hard-working folks just want some R&R I'm also trained in acupuncture and sports massage

  • happy endings is all the majority will be after.

  • I visited Michael today and I want to encourage others to with back/joints/muscle problem to do the same. I didn't expect any miracles, but at least he's more thorough than your GP. We had a chat and after an assessment Michael gave some homework to do which already improved my mobility.

  • Keep your queries coming folks, getting plenty of PMs and hope my advice is useful.

  • I'll be contacting you this week re: a visit

  • Hmm, do you think physio could benefit me at the moment? I had L3-L4 fused in May so that's probably not solid yet (the rest of the metalwork here is years old). I went over a pothole on my Moulton earlier (tiny wheels) and jarred the fck out of it and it's a bit stingy now.

  • Hmm, do you think physio could benefit me at the moment? I had L3-L4 fused in May so that's probably not solid yet (the rest of the metalwork here is years old). I went over a pothole on my Moulton earlier (tiny wheels) and jarred the fck out of it and it's a bit stingy now.

    The marvels of modern spinal surgery. Thank you for decorating the thread. Looks like the fixation of a congenital scoliosis.

    PM me with personal specifics. At 4 months post fusion bone consolidation should be fairly stable unless you have other co-morbidities. Your consultant should have given you clear post-op advice and you should be having a 6 month review.

    It would be essential to optimise your core stability and maintain movement ranges at non-fused segments and Physio would certainly help with this. Get in touch if you need more advice.

  • And ride a bike with proper wheels like everyone else!

  • [QUOTE=BobbinBird;971558]Hmm, do you think physio could benefit me at the moment? I had L3-L4 fused in May so that's probably not solid yet (the rest of the metalwork here is years old). I went over a pothole on my Moulton earlier (tiny wheels) and jarred the fck out of it and it's a bit stingy now.

    Some deep tissue work or maybe some acupuncture would settle your recent Moulton incident.

  • Guys who are keen to be seen asap - I still have some slots available this Thursday.

  • hi there,

    I have been seeing a rheumatologist and physio for the last few years. Having moved I am currently between Physios. I want to improve my back condition AND start training for longer rides. Do you BUPA?

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