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“What’s really going on with my spine?”

By |2019-02-14T12:59:59+00:00November 24th, 2015|Diagnosing Low Back Pain, Posture Power|Comments Off on “What’s really going on with my spine?”

Did you ever want to see what your spine is really up to?  How it moves, and why it sometimes goes wrong?  Whether you suffer low back pain or not, a digital spinal assessment is our equivalent of your annual dental check up.  Read on to see how international Lacrosse player Ailsa Stott rated the experience…

Lacrosse is a dynamic, multi-level, multi-direction sport, and it is
not surprising that it can take its toll on your back. Playing
lacrosse at the highest level for many years has certainly contributed
to my recurrent episodes of low back pain, and I was delighted to
recently have the opportunity for a full assessment at active X backs.
Gavin provided an incredibly professional and thorough assessment,
using his many years of experience working with athletes, as well as
the latest technology to provide a detailed analysis of my spine. It
was amazing to see the results immediately and recognise the stiffness
and hypermobility in the different vertebrae! He provided a really
sensible management plan, understanding the need to not disrupt
training as I work towards top fitness for the European Championships
in the Czech Republic this year. The focus was on a long term
improvement in symptoms as well as immediate management of pain. It’s
great to know that if things flare up again, I can go back for further
treatment, and I would recommend active X backs to any other lacrosse
players in a similar situation. I’m hoping to keep playing at the highest possible level for as long as I want!”

We’re so excited to be the first clinic in Scotland to be providing this service – it really is a game-changer in providing certainty and reassurance.  If – like many of our clients – you’d like to have a digital spinal assessment, give us a ring.


About the Author:

Clinic Director and Osteopath. Gavin graduated as a Gold Medallist in 1991 and is now a Vice Patron of the British School of Osteopathy. Co-author of “The Back Book” with Gavin Hastings OBE in 1996, he has an MSc in The Clinical Management of Pain from the University of Edinburgh, and is currently working on a new book. He's passionate about helping to move people as far from illness and pain as possible, and in January 2015 set himself the target of helping a million people get a better back.