Rehabilitation and Exercise

Part of treating an injury should always involve improving the strength, stability of the injured tissues and joints. Within many acute injuries there is an underlying contributory factor such as poor posture and tight or weak muscles that can predispose you to problems. Therefore it is important to address these underlying factors when treating the injury otherwise there is an increased chance that it will occur again. As part of your treatment you are likely to be given exercises to help address these factors and improve your treatment outcome.

If the injury is due to trauma, such as with sports injuries, then the need for strength and stability takes on a more injury specific role, but is equally as important to ensure the return to sport is as quick as possible and the risk of re-injury is reduced.

At Spinal Joint, the Clinic Director Richard Lanigan worked with many of Denmark's elite sports people in the 80s and was a pioneer of the type of preparation for optimal performance which is normal for today's top sportsmen. Due to family commitments Richard worked with Kingstonians during their glory years in the late 90s. Unfortunately due to family commitments Richard can no longer give the time demanded by sports clubs, however he is happy to see sports people looking for a second opinion as clients in the clinic..

Brooke Robinson is the Osteopath for Northamton Saints Rugby Club and has and has over 10 years experience working with athletes across a range of disciplines including running, triathlon, dealing with both short term and long term injury rehabilitation.

The Spinal Joint runs a core stability class at Virgin Active, Kingston, on Mondays at 19.15. This class is open to clients who are not members of Virgin Active. Brooke also offers one on one rehabilitation sessions in the clinic as part of your treatment program. Feel free to contact the clinic in regard to any specific injury or rehabilitation enquiry's you have.