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Gerard Hall - Rheumatologist and general physician

A Rheumatologist’s approach to neck pain

by Gerard Hall

Neck pain is one of the commonest complaints that a rheumatologist sees in the clinic, especially in the City where there are so many hard-working deskbound patients. It is often seen in combination with pain in other parts of the back and neck pain should be viewed as one part of a whole organ- the spine. It’s very uncommon Read More

Johannes Uys - General Physician

Neck Pain, a GP’s perspective

by Johannes Uys

As a GP, I deal with a lot of complaints where neck pain or neck stiffness is a symptom. Neck pain can vary from mild discomfort, barely noticeable as a symptom to quite significant with a lot of muscle stiffness and immobility where any movement, however small, hurts. The severity of the pain does not Read More

Jose Marcelino - Physiotherapy

Neck Pain and Physiotherapy

by Jose Marcelino

The general concept behind the use of physiotherapy treatment for neck pain is that the majority of the neck symptoms are mechanical in origin. Therefore, an awkward movement or a sustained prolonged posture in an awkward position, might become the precipitating factor for neck to become painful. It is very difficult to establish the exact Read More

Alan Jordan - Chiropractor

Neck Pain

by Alan Jordan

Neck pain is the most common physical ailment seen in City workers. This is likely due to the fact that the overwhelming majority of City workers carry out their tasks in constrained postures while sitting at a desk for long hours coupled with the hectic work tempo of financial services. A quick look at the Read More

Christopher Pettit - Physiotherapist

Skiing or Running Tailored Classes at Broadgate

by Christopher Pettit

As a Sport, Exercise and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist I can devise running and/or ski fit training programs tailored to your needs, these are now available at Broadgate Spine and Joint Clinic. These can be worked out as a single one off session including analysis and a plan, or if you want regular more structured sessions 1:1 or Read More

Kevin Bruce - Podiatrist

Podiatric Analysis at Broadgate

by Kevin Bruce

There have been several new additions to aid the Podiatric Biomechanical analysis at Broadgate Spine and Joint Clinic. These include a treadmill for slow motion video analysis of walking and running. This is then presented on a wall mounted TV to analyse the patients movement patterns. There is also the F-Scan in-shoe pressure measurement system Read More

At Broadgate Spine Centre, London we often get asked if patients can claim their fees back from their health insurance companies. For most patients the answer is yes. At Broadgate we have chiropractors and physiotherapists who are recognised by both Bupa and Axa PPP as well as all other health insurers. Bupa and Axa PPP Read More

There are so many wonderful things to enjoy at Christmas – festive spirit, visiting family, seeing children opening their presents, to name just a few. The festive season can also be a time when some of the old aches and pains tend to come out! Never mind the feeling of being more stuffed than the Read More

Alan Jordan - Chiropractor

Physiotherapy at Broadgate

by Alan Jordan

The BSJC physiotherapy department contributes to our multi-disciplinary team and forms an important part in the management of patient conditions. The role of the physiotherapist is not only to conservatively treat neuro-musculoskeletal conditions but also to liaise with our GP practice and various consultants. Quite often, the physiotherapist is the first line of treatment as Read More

Barefoot running, or running with ‘minimal’ footwear, has become very popular since the publishing of a book by Christopher McDougall (2009) called “Born to Run” [1].  This details the way in which a tribe of Tarahumara Indians from Mexico have the ability to seemingly run hundreds of miles without rest or injury.   Indeed, these observations Read More

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