Clapham Manual Therapy and Functional Movement

Backs Etc Manual TherapyAt Backs Etc, we believe that the aim of treatment and training is the restoration of optimum function. Rather than just alleviating symptoms, we want to find the root cause of your issues.  Typically we start with hands-on treatment as the first step to getting you out of pain, followed by restoration of good movement patterns via movement and fitness training.

You may go to your GP to find solutions for musculoskeletal pain, where you will often be given painkillers or muscle relaxants that merely mask your symptoms. This approach does not address the underlying causes, which are usually not medical but functional (ie a result of lifestyle and posture), and therefore a functional approach is needed to achieve a real resolution.  At Backs Etc, we use both treatment and training to restore your natural balance and so allow you to perform to the full extent of your natural abilities.

Some of the issues we treat include, but are not limited to:

  • Muscle spasms
  • Acute/chronic neck pain and related headaches
  • Acute/chronic low back pain
  • Hip, knee, ankle and foot pain, including osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand problems
  • Sports injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Pregnancy, pelvic and lower back pain
  • Post-surgery rehabilitation
  • Postural issues
  • Nutritional coaching
  • Flexibility and mobility
  • Strength
  • Muscular endurance
  • Fitness MOT
  • Weight loss
  • Athletic performance
  • Injury mitigation