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Perform Spine Care

Perform Spine Care is available at Spire Shawfair Park Hospital and Spire Livingston Clinic. The methods of treatment that our physiotherapists use have been extensively researched and proven to be effective in the treatment of ongoing or recurring back and neck pain.  As well as being proven to reduce long-term and recurrent back and neck pain, our treatment will improve muscle stability, flexibility, endurance and well-being.  Unlike conventional exercises that may have been previously recommended for your back and neck pain, this unique treatment allows us to train your muscles with graduated loading and within a pain-free range.  Other manual techniques such as spinal mobilisations or soft tissue techniques may well be included in your treatment if deemed appropriate by your physiotherapist.

Breaking the vicious cycle

Sufferers of long-term back or neck pain will know only too well the vicious cycle of pain that can lead to inactivity, further spinal deterioration and more pain.  Medical evidence has shown that patients with long-term, persistent or recurrent back and neck pain are significantly deconditioned, with spinal stabilising muscles becoming inhibited by the pain and the cycle of weakness and pain deepening.

Our physiotherapists aim to break this pattern through treatment using specialist equipment complemented with home exercises. A key reason for our success is the support and commitment of the specialist physiotherapy team. They recognise the commitment you have made and they will do all they can to ensure the best possible results are achieved.

1. What does the programme involve?

The first step is to visit Spire Shawfair Park Hospital or Spire Livingston Clinic physiotherapy department for an optional 45-minute assessment conducted by a chartered physiotherapist. This will determine if you would benefit from the treatment and the level of service you require. The physiotherapist will explain what is involved, demonstrate the exercise equipment, and discuss any concerns you may have.

On your initial session, accurate range of movement measurements are taken using goniometry. These tests are completed again on your final session with a detailed report produced documenting the level of improvement made.  The physiotherapist with your input will set achievable timed functional goals to complement the objective findings.

The treatment sessions will be tailored to your individual needs, and you will be advised on the number of sessions required to achieve optimum results. This will depend on the length of time you have had your symptoms and the intensity of your pain.

2. What does it cost?

Prices correct at January 2017:

The cost of the initial appointment for self-funding patients is £62.

The physiotherapist who completes your initial assessment will advise on expected number of sessions to achieve best clinical and functional outcome.

Prices are available on request. 

Many patients fund their treatment using private medical insurance, but can also be sponsored by their employers. You can be referred by consultants, GPs, physiotherapists, occupational health and legal departments. If you are paying for your own treatment, you do not require a GP referral.

3. What are the results?

90% of our patients have less pain on completion of the programme and 92% report less trouble from their symptoms.  93% of our patients would recommend our clinic to others. 

4. What do previous patients say about the programme?