On your first appointment at the Body Align Clinic based in Lewes, a full medical case history will be taken, followed by a physical examination of your symptomatic area (you may be asked to remove some items of clothing). During this assessment you may be asked to perform a few simple spinal or joint movements. If necessary the practitioner will also complete neurological, respiratory or cardiovascular tests.
The practitioner will use their highly developed sense of touch called palpation to assess areas of weakness, tenderness, restriction or strain within your body. The practitioner will discuss with you a provisional diagnosis and if suitable advise a management plan for your condition and discuss the most effective treatment options. Selected treatment techniques will aim at helping to restore normal joint stability, function and provide pain relief from conditions such as Low Back Pain, Sciatica, Neck Pain and stiffness. Long terms goals will also be discussed to ensure full rehabilitation of your condition occurs. Including goals to improve your strength / physical function and minimise any likelihood of the symptoms re-occurring from your shoulder, hip, knee or ankle injury.
The initial assessment and follow-up appointments last up to 45 minutes, normally between 2 and 5 sessions are required during a course of treatment. Many patients from Lewes, Brighton, Hove, Uckfield and Eastbourne decide that they would also like to have periodic preventative treatments to avoid recurring problems.
Please open these links to read injury prevention guides for the following conditions:
Thigh & Knee: Ilio-tibial band (ITB) syndrome
Posterior Thigh: How to avoid hamstrings injuries
Mid-Back Stiffness: Exercises to ease thoracic spine discomfort
Neck Pain: How to prevent neck and shoulder ache
Low Back Pain: Cycling Related Low Back Pain
Patellofemoral Pain: Knee cap mal-tracking
Calf Muscle Strains: Exercises to ease calf muscle shortening
Wrist & Forearm: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Foot / Heel Pain: Plantar Fasciitis
Each session is payable on the day of treatment by cash, cheque or debit/credit card. We can provide a receipt of payment to assist you in reclaiming funds from your healthcare insurance. Unfortunately we are not able to process insurance claims on your behalf to cover treatment fees.
A fee will be charged if less than 24 hours notice is given for a cancellation.
We are situated off the A26 (opposite the YHA South Downs), a 3-minute walk from Southease Railway Station, which runs an hourly service. Please note: there is no vehicle access over Southease railway crossing (pedestrian access only).
Free car parking is available.