After nearly 20 years in clinic (see About Lake) I have gained a broad ranging experience. I use joint articulation and various soft tissue techniques to restore the musculoskeletal system of the body to a state of balance and harmony. I recognise that much of the pain/disability we suffer stems from changes to the way our body functions, through incidents in daily living. I assess each patient from a mechanical, functional and postural standpoint, and suggest and apply treatment techniques to suit the needs of each patient.
I help with:
- Aches & Pains
- Acute/Chronic neck pain
- Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)*
- Arthritic pain
- Backache /pain/ sciatica
- Circulatory problems (minor)
- Fibromyalgia / fibrositis
- Frozen shoulder /shoulder girdle pain
- Joint pain
- Muscle spasms
- Muscle tension
- Headaches arising from the neck (Cervicogenic) / Migraine prevention
- Osteoarthritis of Hip / Knee
- Relax – inability to relax
- Rheumatic pain / Rheumatism
- Sports injury (minor)
- Tennis elbow (epicondilytis)*
Back & neck trouble
Most back and neck pain results from mechanical disturbances of the spine, e.g. from postural strains, joint dysfunction and disc injury.
Problems related to work
Poor working posture can contribute to, and exacerbate, daily aches and pains, whether you lift heavy loads, carry school bags, sit at a computer all day or drive for long periods. Treatment and advice on posture, movement and back care can help prevent on-going problems.
Chest binder pain
Most pain caused by chest binders, results from mechanical disturbances of the spine and ribs. By limiting movement the binder can cause muscle strains, joint dysfunction and joint restrictions. Treatment on such musculoskeletal areas can help improve movement and reduce strain.
Frozen shoulder*/Tennis elbow*
These problems often arise from musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck, where you may not even be feeling pain, restricted movements can lead to muscle imbalances which may then compress the upper extremity joints.
Sports related complaints
Lake is Sports injury & Remedial soft tissue trained – addressing the current injury and also the way in which the whole body functions, to help prevent the same injury becoming recurrent.
Treatment through pregnancy is a wonderfully gentle way of helping the body adapt to the changes taking place. The safety of the mother and baby is Lake’s first concern. Treatment can help ease the side-effects of pregnancy, such as pain in the back, buttock, groin or leg (‘sciatica’).
Please see the Contact page above, for booking information, location and costs.
“A big thank you to Lake for making me painfree and able to sleep without being woken up with back pain. I visited 3 times, and was treated in a very friendly, relaxed, yet professional practice. ” Julie
“I feel like a 2 year old!” Margaret (after treatment to help her knee pain caused by osteoarthritis).
After just one visit to this clinic, my hairdresser told me the next day: ‘This is the first time in 25 years of doing your hair that I haven’t needed to straighten you up. Your shoulders are level! How did that happen?’ I was only too pleased to tell her!” Sue.
“I first saw Lake in 2009 following a car accident at work which left me with neck and back pain. Lake resolved my injuries so quickly that when I decided to change careers the following year, I chose to study Osteopathy; Lake’s treatment of my problems was so effective that it inspired me to learn how it worked. Thanks Lake – you made a huge and positive difference to my life.” Jim Hurden, M.Ost, Registered Osteopath
“I’ve been in pain for 8 months. I can’t believe that after only one session you’ve given me so much relief already. A god-send!” Paul
“Thank you, I had shooting pains in my back and after a few sessions they we’re. Best money I’ve spent in ages! Brilliant!” Dennis
“The crippling groin pain I came in with, is now a background ache after one appointment. I wish I’d come before!” Sylvia
“Lake is an excellent therapist, who takes time to really listen to the patient and understand them as a whole person, rather than just as a sum of their ailments. Lake is friendly and welcoming, and puts you at ease as soon as you arrive.” Ruth
“I haven’t felt this painfree in ages!” Tina
“You saved my skiing career” Danny
“The best money I’ve spent this month.” Ian
“I can say hand on heart that I hobbled into see Lake, and each step was agony. Some of the treatment was painful but miraculous and in one treatment my pain level dropped from 100(!) out of 10, to 5 out of 10. This morning I was able to walk with very little pain and even wash-up. Lake was incredibily informative about what was happening with my back and how I could help my back going forward in my life. I had hope for the first time in 7 years – I am over the moon. And I can honestly say it’s the best money I’ve ever spent and I look forward to my next session.” Sally