Dr Alex treats all issues affecting the muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, or bones – but she doesn’t undertake any direct mechanical manipulation of the spine, back or bony joints.
Her expertise is best suited to:
Musculoskeletal problems involving spasm
Tissues that have been injured but failed to heal
Pain that is unrelenting
Pain that often changes in location or character
Stiffness (localised or generalised) that keeps returning
Musculoskeletal or connective tissue problems that have arisen after a period of illness
Musculoskeletal or connective tissue problems that arose from treatment for other illness
Any muscular or connective tissue issue that is made worse by stress
Any muscular or connective tissue problem that has some link with physical or psychological trauma
All soft tissue, joint and skeletal problems in someone with general inflammation, local inflammation (including of another part of the body), autoimmune disease / autoantibodies on eg GP testing.
Connective Tissue Disease including in:
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
Granulomatosis with poly-angiitis (GPA), formerly called Wegener’s granulomatosis
Systemic lupus erythematosus lupus (SLE)
Debilitation – including debilitation that waxes and wanes
Polymyalgia and Fibromyalgia and all myalgias
All musculoskeletal or connective tissue issue that accompanies other compromise or general unwellness.
Issues involving body composition – especially after a period of ill-health, treatment for ill-health, or in conjunction with ill-health
Musculoskeletal or connective tissue issues that are accompanied by headaches, loss of ability to focus, cognitive compromise and/or feeling low in mood
Any muscular or connective tissue problems that haven’t been treated successfully by Physical Thearpists (because Dr Alex’s expertise is not the same)