With up to 80% of the UK population experiencing back pain at some point in their lifetime, back pain is the most common cause of sickness in the workplace in the UK. It affects approximately one third of the adult population each year with 20% of these people consulting their GP about it. Tom has a wealth of experience working with patients suffering from severe back pain through working in elite sport, A&E and in a number of different private musculoskeletal settings.
PHYSIO FOR BACK PAIN? GET IT SORTED!
Tom has been instrumental in my recovery from a repetitive calf injury. As as keen endurance athlete himself, he applied his passion for sport and understanding of anatomy to create a program that would suit my training. His follow up and after care is second to now. Would highly recommend to others.
Tom has always been a great physio for me, I recently had a long term back pain that I did not know the source. He checked me over and advised me what to do and within a couple months it has completely gone.
I’ve had multiple calf injuries due to level of exercise required to compete as a semi professional Ironman athlete. Specifically an injury picked up during a middle distance triathlon. Through using his specialist knowledge around triathlon, Tom used massage and showed me some great exercises to assist me back to competition.
I suffered a double break to my collarbone after a cycling accident. An 8 week recovery process proved to be only partially successful and I required surgery. Post surgery I spoke to Tom who recognised the importance of getting my mobility and strength back so I could get back on my bike. Tom provided me exercises to do, which helped to restore my range of mobility and importantly provided me with some strength that resolved the numbness I would feel on rides longer than 30 minutes.
Tom is a great professional who understands the passion we all have for sport and will have you up and running again in no time.
SHOULD I SEE MY GP, GO TO HOSPITAL OR COME FOR A PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSESSMENT?
If you are experiencing high levels of back pain that is affecting your function, it can be very useful seeing a doctor for advice on medication. However the majority of the time it will be more beneficial seeing a physiotherapist as they have more time available to spend with you on treating the specific issue.
On the very rare occasion, severe back pain can need urgent medical attention from a doctor in the hospital setting. It is important that you go to A&E if you are suffering with the following symptoms:
- Any changes in your bladder or bowel symptoms (Bowel incontinence and/or increasing difficulty when passing urine).
- Radiating pins and needles or numbness down both legs to the toes.
- Numbness around the groin, back passage and genital region.
- Erectile dysfunction.
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