Regain Pain Management has over 30 years combined experience treating clients with debilitating chronic pain, persistent muscular tightness, long term headaches/migraines, sciatica, lower back pain, and other sporting, occupational and general musculoskeletal disorders and injuries.
Increase muscle length and reduce tension
This technique is based on the theory of reciprocal inhibition: the muscles on one side of a joint will relax when the muscles on the other side of the joint contact.
This is done through application of manual pressure by the physical therapist. It can be used to increase range of motion, lengthen muscles in spasm or shortened and strengthen muscles.
Ungluing the restrictions that build up over time
A manual technique performed to break up any adhesions that are causing restrictions in the body.
These adhesions can consist of fibrous tissue (scar tissue), inelastic tissue, tissue fluids or any other tissue that is misaligned.
The goal of this treatment is to realign the tissue and remove restrictions, allowing muscles the freedom to move easier.
Bringing balance to the body
The focus of this treatment is to identify, then correct any postural problems that you may have.
These problems can negatively influence muscle function and structural alignment throughout the entire body, which can cause impairments and movement related problems that ultimately lead to injury, disfunction and pain.
With most people sat at computers during the workday, head forward and rounded shoulder postures are becoming more common, and over time can lead to pain and dysfunction in the upper back, neck and also restrict breathing, which in turn can lead to other symptoms.
We do a full comprehensive postural assessment at your first appointment to identify any areas that might be contributing to your pain.
Getting muscles to fire in the correct sequence – great for sports people
Over time, the body will often “cheat” and recruit muscles to compensate in order to maintain function, if it detects an imbalance that prevents us from breathing or moving properly.
Simple changes to incorrectly functioning muscles allow the body to make immediate shifts towards resilience, strength and speed. The results are incredible.
An Activated body will quickly change from a state of tension and pain, to a strong relaxed state of excellent performance. When we do the right thing, the body responds immediately.
Be Activated is used globally by elite sports teams, celebrities, the fitness industry and health practitioners alike. As well as treating injuries and enhancing sporting performance, it’s a powerful tool for stress management, and can quickly break common patterns of movement dysfunction and chronic pain.
Working with the connective tissue to free restrictions that cause chronic pain
Myofascial release is a hands on technique done on the skin without oils. We are specialists in this therapy, and find it is very effective in reducing pain and dysfunction anywhere in the body.
By looking at the whole body to identify areas of restriction, we can then use gentle sustained compression on specific areas as we work toward getting your fascial system to soften and lengthen.
Fascial restrictions can create bizarre symptoms such as pain, tingling or burning some distance from the originally affected area as the strong fascia binds down on pain sensitive structures like nerves and blood vessels.
Fascia wraps and entwines around every single structure of the body, right down to cellular level, and its health and flexibility is key to our well being and our ability to perform whatever activities we need to or want to.
When it becomes injured through trauma, whether physical or emotional, it tightens down in response. Over time, the many tight areas pull on the rest of the interconnected fabric much like when you pull a thread on a sweater, causing our bodies to move in misalignment.
After releasing these restrictions clients often report a feeling of lightness, like weight has been lifted from the affected area after treatment, particularly after neck and shoulder treatments.
A blend of therapies used to bring balance and harmony back to the body
The ‘hands-on’ approach, sometimes referred to as ‘bodywork’ is what we do best. We take a whole-body approach to our treatments, identifying areas of restriction that are impacting on other areas of the body.
It will be the premier method that we will adopt to help remove restrictions in tissue. Along with removing these restrictions, manual therapy will promote relaxation, decrease pain, improve flexibility, strengthen tissue, and help improve movement patterns.
Manual therapy will consist of soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, Be Activated – muscle activation, stretching, strengthening, massage, muscle energy techniques and increased proprioception.
I came to see Matthew after suffering with a recurring neck and shoulder problem which had been made worse by a road traffic accident last year.
I have suffered with mobility and pain over the past ten years and have seen a doctor who gave me painkillers which did nothing. I was then referred to a Physio who said it was an impingement, then given exercises which didn’t help. Then I had scans and was referred for tests for arthritis, but nothing came of that.
I walked in to see Mathew and was clueless about his treatment but anything was worth trying. After only one session I had much more movement in my shoulder and was amazed on how good I felt. I have so far had three sessions and can honestly say I have never felt better.
Please, please, please! don’t continue to suffer like I have. Come and try it and believe me you will never look back.
Mathew came to my house a couple of months ago when I was in great pain, with what the doctor had diagnosed as sciatic pain in my left leg and lower back.
From the moment he arrived he was a true professional and absolute gentleman. He explained what he was doing to me very clearly, and I was put at ease, despite the excruciating pain that I was experiencing.
After about 20 minutes on the table, and Mathew massaging and manipulating the affected area, he asked me to get off the table, stand and stretch a little and walk around the room. To my utter amazement the pain had gone! I could not believe it. Mathew then left.
The pain returned some time later, I rang him and he came back next day, repeating the treatment, the same thing happened, but this time the pain stayed away, and I have been pain free ever since.
Thanks Mat, I would not hesitate in contacting Mathew for treatment for any kind of muscular pain relief.
Stumbled across Regain Pain Management by chance on Groupon, wasn’t sure what to expect. I have had my disc removed but have always had a numbness in my left leg and my foot … sometimes looking like I had a limp.
I have seen three different Physios, had deep tissue massage but have only ever had results after my sessions with Mathew.
I cannot recommend him enough!! After the session I feel lighter … taller and relaxed. Amazing thank you. Suzanne
My partner was due to take part in Total Warrior, a 12k assault course when – just one week before – he was running and felt like he had torn his calf badly. He could not even walk or bare to touch his calf.
He booked in for an appointment just to see if he could do anything to help at least. To our amazement after just 1 session he was able to walk without pain and a few days later was able to do a light jog.
He felt that great about the treatment that he decided to have one more just before he took part in the 12k challenge. The treatment is that good and works so well that my partner made it round the challenge without any pain what so ever and not only that he was able to push himself to his limits, and even after the challenge has had no repercussions at all.
We would recommend very highly to anyone who is suffering with any muscle pains that won’t go away to try this treatment, as my partner described it as like magic, and you won’t believe it until you try it.
My partner cannot thank Mathew enough for what he achieved with his calf and is now looking forward to taking part in more challenges thanks to this treatment.
On Tuesday and Wednesday I could hardly move due to back pain – in fact it made me scream. I bent over and couldn’t move, so had to go onto my knees until my husband could help me up.
Thursday, I saw Mathew and that’s when things changed!! He instantly knew what the problem was and started to work on me. This guy has amazing hands – he was just “touching” my skin but it felt like a pebble being pushed in – then the warmth – he explained the blood was coming back into the muscle. Unbelievable!!
And, even though it was back pain, I had knots under my left rib cage. After the treatment I literally jumped off the bed and could bend – obviously I was cautious of getting pain, but no, nothing!! 🙂
Don’t get me wrong, I am slightly tender, but it’s a nice tender. Doctors are too quick to throw tablets at you and put back pain down to “spasms” but are not getting to the source of the problem.
Mathew is the man to see – I cannot recommend him highly enough – he is a miracle worker!! He is also working on my shoulder at the moment too – he is wonderful.