Opening times : Monday - Friday, 7.30 - 6.30
How we'll help put you "Back in Business!"
We aim to reduce pain and recurrences by improving your understanding of your condition. A thorough assessment is used to assess movement dysfunction. This includes examination of movement patterns, muscle length & strength, as well as quality of muscle activation. Palpation of soft tissue is used to reveal the precise nature of any tightness. Further, diagnostic procedures include assessment of joint function.
Through my formative years as a physiotherapist to elite athletes in Switzerland, I learned the importance of taking a broader perspective. Therefore, if for example we were treating low back pain, I would assess the pelvic girdle, lower limbs, ribcage and shoulders. Similarly, if we were treating the shoulder, I would examine the neck, rib cage and low back-pelvic girdle. Hereby an holistic approach is taken.
Exercise regimes are designed to treat the specific pathology, but are also used as a self assessment tool for you to manage your pain as well as attain your performance goals.
Standard consultations are 40 minute sessions and we strive to have you back in business within 3 - 6 treatments.
On the initial consultation you can expect
- a thorough evaluation , including history taking and movement assessment
- a work or sport specific evaluation where possible
- a diagnosis
- some treatment
- a management plan of exercises and an expectation of duration and cost of treatment
- an immediate result
- reassurance with our 'money-back guarantee'.
Our 6 ethical principles are to
- act in the best interest of our patients
- practice in accordance with acceptable professional standards
- apply principles of best practice of physiotherapy to our professional activities
- respect the rights and dignity of all individuals
- comply with all legislation that governs and impacts upon the practice of, and research in the field of physiotherapy
- accept the responsibility to uphold the integrity of the profession
History of this website
First of all I would like to thank all my teachers, future, past and present, as this website represents a homage to them, my mentors and my source of inspiration. This website was initially started in 1998, to provide information to physiotherapist whom I had the pleasure of teaching, in various locations, around the world. At that time it was primarily directed at countries who had limited access (eg Zimbabwe and Chile) to continuing education or whose traditional emphasis in physiotherapy wasn't musculoskeletal (eg Japan and Brazil). Through vigorous interest in the early versions of the website, it expanded to include information directed not only at physiotherapists, but also other health professionals such as personal trainers, etc. When, I stopped teaching in the late 1990's, I decided to place all the teaching content that I owned onto this website for free public dissemination. The site now contains over 130 pages, packed full of information. There have been 3 reincarnations of this site, which unfortunately have lead to losses of 'important google back links'. Hence, if you like this site or at least appreciate the work and effort put in, then tell your friends. If you don't like what you read or see then please tell me.
Since the establishment of this website in 1998, it has grown to contain over 130 pages of inter-related material. Some of the material was written during research carried out as far back as 1986. In fact, the section on the shoulder was written in 1986, the section on hormones was originally conceived in 1992, the area on the neurophysiological aspects of pain was written in 1995, along with the section on Mechanical Traction. Knee rehabilitation using a 'motor control' and biomechanical approach of hip, back and foot synergies was devised during my time at the Rennbahn Klinik (Basel, Switzerland) from 1992-1993, as was the area on Achilles Tendonosis. More recently, the information on the immune system, muscle mass, sarcopenia was researched (2003-4), written and finally presented in Rome in 2005. In 2010, I was the principal author of the first ever book written in Whole Body Vibration Therapy.
Naturally enough, another purpose of this website is to provide details on Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy to prospective clients, current and previous clients. Importantly, this site is not meant to be an exercise in narcism, but instead it should illustrate how I have tried to stay ahead of the pack and continue to stay abreast of the latest knowledge. This has been achieved by maintaining a process of clinical reasoning whereby great clinical results are a used as a stimulus to question why they work. Either through clinical research or literature reviews and dissertations I have tried to make sense of the phenomoenology. This in turn led me to use the content of that new knowledge for the purposes of teaching internationally. Hence, this site promotes community health across several languages and cultures. By describing in detail the broad scope of the clinical reasoning process, this site wishes to enhance the knowledge base of all physiotherapists and clients alike.
By understanding the timeline of this website, it is possible to ascertain that the knowledge contained within, has been constructed over a period of time and represents 'avant-guard' thinking. All the information, which has been presented here, forms the basis of my treatment methodology, as well as reflects the dissemination of this knowledge through my international teaching experiences from 1993 - 2000. Reflection of thought, learning and striving for excellence are an ever evolving experience. Currently, I am adding references from research, which add further relevancy to thoughts and ideas, which at the time of writing, may merely have been an hypothesis based on abstract ideas, limited research and clinical reflection. Interestingly, three sections stand out, as having withstood the test of time. These are those on hormones, motor control and the neurophysiology of pain and inflammation. The section on immunology was written almost a decade before a plethora of research into the influence of this area on musculoskeletal conditions became apparent. The hormonal, immune and motor control sections were borne out of problems I encountered when treating elite and professional athletes. Whereas, the sections on biomechanics and neurophysiology of pain were a result of the inadequate explanations as to some of the stunning effects which our treatments techniques could achieve. The section on sarcopenia was written as a direct result of a question from a patient which I couldn't answer. Whilst the book on Whole Body Vibration was written to help out a friend. The clinical sections are somewhat extensive, and should be read in conjunction with the section on instructional design - clinical reasoning to fully understand why the various conditions are presented. Knowledge is forever evolving, and as such I hope that this website will continue to serve as a catalyst to, my own and my colleagues, clinical excellence.
Martin Krause 2012
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