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