• Osteopathy

  • Injury rehabilitation

  • Gait analysis and functional movement screening

  • Cognitive Functional Therapy

Osteopathy and Manual therapy

Manual therapy techniques such as soft tissue massage or joint mobilisation can be an effective approach for many musculoskeletal conditions. Techniques have varying affects and are selected and applied depending on the individual condition. In order to become a registered Osteopath a minimum of 4 years of training is required. Due to the high standard of training, Osteopaths are often deemed as specialists in the application of manual therapy with proficiency in advanced techniques such as spinal manipulation. 

Injury rehabilitation

For many conditions, rehabilitative exercise aids recovery and potentially reduces the risk of re-injury.  Exercise prescription depends on the condition, stage of recovery and required capacity of the tissue.  Exercise rehabilitation takes many forms; ranging from basic isolated strengthening to full body functional exercises which require whole body strength as well as balance and control.  Peter has a wealth of experience in prescribing rehabilitation exercises with a particular speciality in spinal and lower limb injuries. Pure Sports Medicine offers a well equipped gym for patients to perform their individual exercises.

Gait analysis and functional movement screening

Stemming from his Master's degree research project and following a qualification as a UKA running coach, Peter has developed a movement screen aimed at identifying faulty movement patterns that are related to individual conditions. This is often performed in the clinic's studio where a variety of tests may be performed such as a single leg squat and jumping tasks. 

For running related injuries, treadmill gait analysis is often beneficial as common conditions such as IT band and runners knee injuries may derive from poor biomechanics. With use of video analysis it is then possible to address these faults using individually prescribed exercises or through specific running coaching.

Cognitive Functional Therapy

Science's understanding of pain is greatly developing. It is now understood that chronic spinal pain is a complex condition which is greatly influenced by the individuals behaviours and habits as well as other lifestyle and psychological factors.

In order to best help individuals suffering with persistent pain, it is helpful to look beyond the standard biomedical model of health which fails to consider psychological, environmental and social influences. 

Peter has helped a great number of chronic back pain sufferers with this approach who have often failed more traditional management elsewhere.