Our therapeutic exercise programmes are specifically designed to accelerate healing processes and correct the underlying postural faults and movement abnormalities that have contributed to your injury.

Exercise is the single most essential element of our rehabilitation protocols and is the key to restoring your injured, painful body to normal pain-free activity. Our therapeutic exercise programmes are specifically designed to accelerate healing processes and correct the underlying postural faults and movement abnormalities that have contributed to your injury. Research shows that physical treatment alone i.e. spinal manipulation or ultrasound will provide only temporary symptom relief unless the treatment is backed up with a comprehensive therapeutic exercise programme.

Patients are often fearful of moving injured body parts because it is painful to do so. However, providing there are no broken bones or imminent tendon / ligament rupture it is  safe and indeed desirable to start gently moving as this stimulates the circulation to the injured tissues and promotes healing. Humans are designed to heal by being active and injured tissue needs stress and strain applied to it in a structured and progressive manner in order to ensure a full recovery and return to normal function.

The first goal of our therapeutic exercise programmes is to get you to a level where you are able to self-manage your symptoms by performing your exercises.  Our aim is to get you better as rapidly as possible with the minimum amount of treatment possible. The second goal of your exercise programme is to make sure we do not have to see you again for the same problem in the future by correcting faulty biomechanics and poor posture through exercise.

Without ideal management and rehabilitation injuries may not heal properly leading to chronic pain / stiffness / arthritic changes or a recurrent injury or problems elsewhere in the body. Research indicates that the deep postural (core-stability) muscles in our bodies often do not return to normal function even when an injury appears to have fully healed. This is why certain injuries tend to be recurrent or never fully recover. Research also shows that only specialist rehabilitation with appropriately trained practitioners is required to fully rehabilitate injuries. We pride ourselves on keeping up to date with the latest research on exercise and rehabilitation so you can rest assured that your recovery would proceed as rapidly as your body can heal. Of course, you could leave it to chance and find out the hard way that your injury has not been fully rehabilitated!

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Coronavirus Clinic Update

At this worrying and challenging time, we at The Body Clinic are prioritizing the welfare of our patients and staff. At the moment we are operating as normal. Please rest assured we have an increased focus on our already high hygiene levels, to ensure your safety in line with government guidelines. We are monitoring the situation daily, following Government guidelines to make certain that we have all necessary precautions in place.

As we have no idea of how long the situation will be like this we will continue to work fluidly together and according to PHC guidelines to protect the clinic environment for both the staff and our patients.

As things progress, we might reduce our clinic hours to allow for patients to be seen in their own homes (where possible and applicable). We are also working on offering phone and Skype consultations. We will let you know any necessary changes that we will have to make.

Thank you for your patience and support at this time and if you have any questions please call the clinic on 0161 941 5922 or Emma on 07739 694470