Muscles, joints and organs of the human body are controlled by the brain via the nervous system, all of which is encased and protected by the spine and cranium (skull bones). Interference to the nervous system leads to dysfunction of muscles, joints and organs.
Our care aims to restore and maintain health through natural, hands on treatment combined with evidence–based nutrition and lifestyle advice.
Whilst many patients discover chiropractic seeking relief from pain or injury, the benefits may well extend far beyond the initial phase of treatment.
Particularly helpful for improving sports performance as they are a core re-training exercise. They can also be used in conjunction with a rehabilitation programme in the long-term treatment of lower back injuries. The postures involved with the exercise programme are particularly appropriate to help those wanting to improve their posture.
Members of the Pelvic Girdle Partnership
At The South Coast Clinic, we are proud to be on the recommended practitioners list in the treatment and management of Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP). The Pelvic Girdle Partnership is a charitable organisation set up to help pre and post–natal Mums suffering from often debilitating symptoms of PGP.
The Institute of Functional Medicine
Martin has studied continuously over the last twenty years with the IFM, culminating in achieving AFMCP level competence in 2011 (Applied Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice).
Broadly this is an individualised, patient-centred, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. By addressing root causes, rather than symptoms, practitioners are focused on identifying the complexity of disease processes.
Whilst it would be true to say that Martin would not describe himself as a Functional Medicine Practitioner the principles of this approach and his background underpin his understanding of complex patient problems. Resolution often involves cooperation between a chiropractor and other healthcare professionals.
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