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Introducing The Spine & Joint Health Centre

Effective osteopathic treatment and management requires a good working diagnosis, which sometimes involves X-ray, MR or CT scans to image the problem area. We at the Spine Health Centre have direct access for most types of scans.

Our centre

Trusted practitioners.
Unrivaled experience.
Specialty expertise.

 Since its founding in 2000, The Spine & Joint Health Centre has grown into one of the most respected osteopathic, pilates and yoga rehabilitation centres serving the North Hampshire community and surrounding region. Our enduring relationships with patients, team members, and the community are key to our shared success.

46
%
patients present with
low back pain
25
%
patients present
with neck pain
80
%
patients have their problem 
resolved AFTER only 3 VISITS

Our patients

The Spine & Joint Health Centre has built a reputation by being proactive and responsive to our patient’s needs. As added value to the clinic’s wide range of expertise in osteopathy, sports injuries, pilates, yoga and osteoporosis management,  our goal is to maintain ongoing professional relationships with our clients to help them keep active and pain free in their often busy lives.

This level of service is possible through our belief that each patient is served by the whole team, not just one individual. Our Spine & Joint Health Centre culture creates the motivation for each employee to serve our patients with professional integrity, respect, care and kindness. 

Testimonial

Paul Howell

"I honestly feel like a new man after having back and neck problems for over 30 years"
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Pilates

Pilates is a form of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates, which emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness in order to support efficient, graceful and pain free movement.

Pilates is one of the most popular exercise systems in the country. Indeed, one of the best things about the Pilates method is that it works well for a wide range of people; from athletes and dancers to the elderly. As well as women rebounding from pregnancy and people who are at various stages of physical rehabilitation. The top benefits doing of Pilates exercise that people report are that they become stronger, longer, leaner, and more able to do anything with grace and ease.

Pilates

Yoga

Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. The main components of yoga are postures (a series of movements designed to increase strength and flexibility) and breathing. The practice originated in India about 5,000 years ago and is now commonplace in leisure centres, health clubs, schools, hospitals and surgeries.

There are a number of important scientific trials which have been published on yoga. The most notable recently, is the University of York’s yoga and back pain trial which found yoga exercises more effective than other physical interventions for patients with chronic back pain. This is very good news as it is proven to be a safe and effective way to increase physical activity, especially strength, flexibility and balance. Regular yoga practice is also beneficial for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, depression and stress.

Yoga

Our Team

The Spine & Joint Health Centre has built a reputation as a trusted osteopath by being proactive and responsive to our clients needs. As an added value to the firm’s wide range of  expertise within the office, our goal is to create pain free, healthy and personal relationships with our clients to help them with their busy lives.

Osteopath

Darcy Jones
Registered Osteopath

Darcy Jones

ABOUT MR DARCY JONES, REGISTERED OSTEOPATH 

Darcy Jones gained his Diploma in Osteopathy from the British School of Osteopathy in 1984, now the University College of Osteopathy in London and has been in practice as a Registered Osteopath in Basingstoke and North Hampshire up to the present. 

He trained at a post-graduate level in Cranial Osteopathy from 1986 and has been combining conventional (structural) osteopathy with this more subtle cranial approach ever since. He finds it beneficial for adults as well as some conditions such as colic and poor sleep patterns in babies. 

Darcy has good working relationships with a number of spinal and neuro-surgeons, especially at Spine Works in Basingstoke and The London Spine Clinic. He has extensive experience in the conservative management of back pain caused by spinal disc disease. 

He has an interest in metabolic bone disease and in the year 1999, trained in diagnosis and management of osteoporosis from the Osteoporosis Research Centre Southampton University Department of Rheumatology setting up a bone scanning unit to diagnose osteoporosis clinic in Basingstoke. This ran as a charity for 4 years.

Darcy is committed to ongoing, Continuing Professional Development and has attended many post-graduate courses, including Cranial Osteopathy Pilates as well as Reiki Healing, Dream Therapy and Bach Flower Therapy.

Another area of interest for Darcy is yoga, which he practices himself and recommends to many patients - who find it a very effective way of managing more long term back problems. 

By keeping up to date with advances in osteopathy Darcy ensures that patients receive the best possible treatment and advice. Darcy is a member of The General Osteopathic Council www.osteopathy.org.uk and the Institute of Osteopathy. 

 
Darcy Jones

Darcy Jones

Registered Osteopath

Instructors

Debbie Clark
Yoga Instructor and Wellbeing Coach

Debbie Clark

Having embraced yoga as a teenager, my original training was with the Inner Yoga Trust. Subsequently I have embraced a range of styles and have been lucky enough to be a student of some wonderful pioneering teachers: Diane Long, Angela Farmer, Jenny Beeken and Dharma Mitra.

I love the transformative power of yoga. It's ability to help students be the most flexible, alive and happy they can be.

My classes and 121's have the goals of increasing flexibility and strength; realising individual's physical and mental potential. Breath is the key to a successful practice and moving towards considered reflection and equanimity as opposed to scattered anxiety.

Working with Darcy Jones in 1999 I formulated a yoga programme specifically for those suffering with extreme back pain. This programme has been particularly successful in the corporate field, where sedentary/computer based working practices 'take their toll' on the hydration, flexibility and strength of the spine and its supporting musculature.

 
Debbie Clark

Debbie Clark

Yoga Instructor and Wellbeing Coach
Kelly Rook
Pilates Instructor

Kelly Rook

Darcy Jones gained his Diploma in Osteopathy from the British School of Osteopathy in 1984 and has been in practice as a Registered Osteopath in Basingstoke and North Hampshire up to the present. He trained at a post-graduate level in Cranial Osteopathy from 1986 and has been combining conventional (structural) osteopathy with this more subtle cranial approach. He finds it beneficial for adults as well as some conditions such as colic and poor sleep patterns in babies.  

Darcy has good working relationships with a number of spinal and neuro-surgeons, especially at Spine Works in Basingstoke and The London Spine Clinic. Darcy has extensive experience in the conservative management of back pain caused by spinal disc disease.

Darcy is committed to ongoing, Continuing Professional Development and has attended many post-graduate courses, including Cranial Osteopathy, Neural Therapy (use of local anaesthetic injections) and Body-orientated Psychotherapy. Another area of interest for Darcy is yoga, which he practices himself and recommends to some patients who find it a very effective way of managing more long term back problems. By keeping up to date with advances in osteopathy Darcy ensures that patients receive the best possible treatment and advice.

Darcy is a member of The General Osteopathic Council www.osteopathy.org.uk and the Institute of Osteopathy (formerly The Bristish Osteopathic Association)  www.osteopathy.org

 
Kelly Rook

Kelly Rook

Pilates Instructor
Michael Hutchinson
Yoga Instuctor

Michael Hutchinson

I have been practising Yoga for nearly 40 years and teaching for over 30 years. My first qualification in 1986 was a Teacher's Diploma from the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) www.bwy.org.uk, the largest Yoga organisation in Great Britain. From 1987-90, I underwent further training within Desikachar's then representative in the UK, Paul Harvey, later progressing to Postgraduate level and running a number of 'Stage One' introductory courses. While running Foundation Courses for BWY, I trained and was certified with them as a DCT (Teacher Trainer) in 2007. During this time, I continued to study with Sri Desikachar and other senior KYM teachers on many occasions, including four courses of continued professional development at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram www.kym.org. Between 2007 to 2014, I ran two BWY Teacher's Diploma courses, the second with a provisional DCT, Fiona Wells. In 2011, following recommendation by my mentor, Gillian Lloyd and stringent examination, I was certified by Sri Desikachar as a Teacher-Trainer. I was the BWY representative on the teaching faculty at the European Yoga Union Congress in 2010. I taught at the 2017 World Yoga Festival and have been invited back to teach at the 2018 World Festival. I continue to work within the Society of Yoga Practitioners www.tsyp.org, whose aim is to offer teaching, therapy and training in the lineage of T.Krishnamacharya and his son, T.K.V.Desikachar, throughout the U.K.

 
Michael Hutchinson

Michael Hutchinson

Yoga Instuctor
Ruth Mills
Sports Therapist

Ruth Mills

Ruth Mills is a fully qualified and insured Sports Therapist and member of the Society of Sports Therapists. After studying Sports Therapy at the University of Chichester and graduating in 2006, Ruth started working from several clinics in and around Tadley and built up her experience with local rugby teams and working with the London Irish rugby club.

 
Ruth Mills

Ruth Mills

Sports Therapist
How we Help

Back pain caused by joint irritation
(facet joint syndrome)

Watch this video to understand more about spinal joint (facet joint syndrome) irritation which is one of the most common causes of back pain.

We are members of these professional bodies.

Backcare.org/uk MemberInstitute of Osteopathy MemberOsteopathic Council Member