BxClinic specialises in joint malfunction in the lower body. Occasionally, we will assess a problem and conclude that it should be dealt with by a clinician with a different specialisation. We work with a number of partners utilising each other’s skills for the benefit of our patients. Our partners include physiotherapists, osteopaths, massage therapists, Pilates teachers, sports rehabilitators and local specialist shops.
Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Massage therapists, Pilates teachers, Sports rehabilitators and local specialist shops
Back in Motion – Physiotherapy
Back in Motion is a large physiotherapy and complementary therapy practice with eight clinics close to Norwich.
We work closely with Clare the owner, and Beth is our main contact for physiotherapy. Back in Motion provides clinical Pilates which is great for strengthening a problematic area, and they refer to us when biomechanical intervention is required before continuing physical therapy.
We also work with them to provide after-hours CPD approved education packages for local practitioners including podiatrists, physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors.
What the Staff of Back in Motion Say
Since 2013 BxClinic has provided workshops and courses such as “Understanding The Walking Step” and “Foot Pathologies and Orthotic Myths” to physiotherapists, foot health practitioners, and chiropractors. It’s quite clear that the expertise that Mr. Sadler and the team in Norwich have is an invaluable resource to our clinicians, and whether it’s a clinical consult or a referral, we trust that the lower limb diagnostics and assessments service which BxClinic provides will match our own commitment to providing the highest standards in patient care.”
Blossom Therapies – Massage and Craniosacral
Ania at Blossom Therapies is one of our partners, offering a range of specialist massages. One in particular that works well for our patients is called Chavutti and is akin to a strong sports massage. It particularly helps patients with function-restricting tightness in the lower limbs. It complements our treatment, as well as being an excellent stand-alone therapy.
What Ania from Blossom Therapies Says
Understanding that all clients’ needs are different, and that they are more comfortable with some modalities and treatments than others, we offer a range of different therapies to suit. The majority of patients coming to us as direct referrals from BxClinic come for strong sports-style massage, usually targeted to the lower limb, with the objective being to stretch muscles and release tension in soft tissue. If necessary, more gentle treatments such as craniosacral therapy are also offered. For more details and to book in directly, see www.BlossomTherapies.co.uk.
Blossom Therapies has been leasing space at BxClinic since April 2014, and where appropriate, refers patients across, too. One notable example was of a massage client who displayed an obvious leg length discrepancy along with structural abnormality, for whom long-running discomfort is now being successfully managed through the prescription of bespoke orthotics.
I’m thrilled to be able to bring these complementary therapies to work in such a professional, medical environment, whilst at the same time maintaining the comfort, privacy and therapeutic space which is so beneficial to my clients.”
Disclaimer: Blossom Therapies is run by Ania Chard, the wife of BxClinic’s Practice Manager James.”
Body Control Pilates
We consider Pilates to be a fantastic toolkit of exercises to help with strength and conditioning without adding muscle bulk. We work with Body Control Pilates which is a governing body facilitating education as well as training programmes for Pilates instructors. Ian Sadler, lead clinician at BxClinic lectures at their national conference and runs clinics in London for their staff and instructors. We are looking forward to forging ever-greater relationships with this organisation.
What Lynne from Body Control Pilates Says
Body Flow Osteopathy
Joelle is the principal practitioner at Body Flow Osteopathy, an excellent osteopathic practice that we work very closely with. Our practice and her form of osteopathy complement each other very well.
We frequently cross-refer patients. We tend to send Joelle patients that are suffering from a badly aligned pelvis, or neurological problems and she will typically send us patients suffering back, pelvis or hip problems that stem from poor gait or poor foot function.
James, our practice manager, experienced Body Flow Osteopathy first-hand when he had a low-speed motorcycle accident in 2014. He was very impressed and pleasantly surprised at the power of the treatment and the impact it had on his recovery.
What Joelle from Body Flow Osteopathy Says
When something goes wrong and pain arises, we strive to understand why and how this has happened, and the impact these dysfunctions are having on the whole system.
Once we get a 3D picture of how the body has adapted to these dysfunctions, how it has changed its posture and movement pattern, we then make a decision of how best to treat, where to start, and what type of approaches to use.
The Role BxClinic plays: In my experience, the foot & ankle complex is an area of the body which is often neglected by practitioners, but its impact on the rest of the body’s functioning should not be under-estimated.
Foot & ankle biomechanical dysfunction are often found in association with many of the common clinical presentations we see in our clinics, including: lower extremity pain, lower back pain, pelvic pain, upper back pain, shoulder & neck pain and head aches, only to name a few.
Resolving any fixed problem arising from the foot or ankle function can make a big difference in our patients’ outcomes by reducing the compounded effect of mechanical stress on the body, which in turn helps to make our treatment more effective and longer lasting.
For those cases, the specialist input offered by BxClinic is invaluable in ensuring the long term improvement for our patients, especially when chronic & persistent pain is present.
Ultimately, we want the best possible outcome for our patients and teamwork is sometimes required in supporting them to achieve full recovery. Knowing that we can rely on BxClinic for this purpose is very reassuring to us.
I always feel very confident in referring my patients to BxClinic because I know they will be in very knowledgeable hands and most importantly, that they will get honest and professional advise every time.”
Mattishall Sports Injury Clinic
Heidi Dawson is a highly skilled exercise rehabilitation therapist. We work together to help both sports people and regular patients recover from injuries. We will work to relieve the underlying mechanical malfunctioning bones, joints and movements, while Heidi will work to rehabilitate the tissue as well as the muscular function.
What Heidi from Mattishall Sports Says
It’s great to be able to work with Norfolk’s BxClinic. The type of patients I refer include runners and walkers with foot, ankle and calf problems which I believe may be, at least in part, due to problems with the movement at the foot. As this is not an area I have trained in, and it’s really helpful to be able to refer people to an expert to assess their feet and address any issues. Working in partnership with BxClinic helps get my clients back to full, pain free movement as soon as possible!”
Nina is a very talented local podiatrist who works with us with numerous patients. She is able to deal with many areas of chiropody or podiatry that are giving patients continual daily pain.
Our collaborative work means that we can address the underlying biomechanical dysfunction and Nina can help with patients’ verrucas, corns, nails and calluses, keeping them on their feet and as pain-free as possible.
What Nina from Norfolk Footcare Says
Whilst having their biomechanical issues addressed by Ian at Norfolk’s BxClinic I am able to address the superficial problems that often develop secondary to these. These include the often painful calluses and corns which form underneath and on the sides of problem joints in the feet. Also, some nail problems can arise from biomechanical issues where the foot is not functioning correctly, such as involuted nails, ingrowing toenails, and thickened nails.
Many patients who come to see me are unaware of the biomechanical issues present which are contributing to the superficial problems they can see and feel on their feet and by referring these patients to Ian who addresses the primary cause of such problems, we can work together to get lasting results for our patients.”
Kathryn Shapcott is a well-respected physiotherapist who we work closely with. Her practice is based in Holt in North Norfolk. Given that our practice is quite niche, people sometimes have to travel a long way to see us. It is useful therefore to have a network of excellent partners who we can refer to throughout Norfolk. We tend to refer patients to Kathryn, who come to us with long-term or chronic pain.
What Kathryn from Norfolk Physio Says
Poor feet biomechanics has a huge impact on the joints above and in the long term addressing these issues can help to reduce long term impact such as arthritis in the future. With Ian’s expertise of biomechanics I can then work on the rest of the body knowing that all that can be done to help is being done. Often I will refer my clients to Ian as I may feel that their foot structure or mechanics is limiting or slowing the recovery of their back, hip or knee problems.
This is often the difference of the client having endless treatments and resolution occurring. Clients I see for Ian may have been given an orthotic and treatment from me can help to stretch and strengthen their bodies to allow the orthotic to do its job most efficiently.”
North Norfolk Physiotherapy
Ian Sadler, lead clinician at BxClinic, has worked very closely with North Norfolk Physiotherapy running a gait analysis clinic from their practice in North Walsham for several years. We inter-refer many patients with sports injuries and day-to-day wear and tear problems. Georgie and Fiona run the practice and are our physiotherapists of choice in the North Walsham area.