The modern world is changing at an exponential rate and so is our working and leisure time habits. Sedentary lifestyles are becoming the norm and with the growth of technology we find ourselves sat behind a computer screen or with a mobile device in our hand more than ever. As a result, neck pain in on the rise.
Episodes of neck pain can vary dramatically from person to person as there are several different structures that can contribute to your experience of pain. As expected, neck pain is most commonly noted around the sides or back of your neck but can also project pain to your mid-back, shoulder blade or arm/hand.
Identifying the true cause of your neck pain is fundamental to our treatment and onward management plan. This will always involve taking a detailed history to gain a full understanding of your lifestyle/working habits, as well as building an awareness of the stresses your body has been experiencing.
Here at Activate Physio, we not only aim to help alleviate your neck pain, we also strive to take a proactive approach to try and minimise future occurrences involving detailed advice on lifestyle changes and ergonomic work station set ups.
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SJ's wealth of experience and genuine passion for his job is his biggest asset, coupled with his ability to forge a relationship with a client on a professional and a personal level. He found a solution to my long-term lower back problems, not only by treating the symptoms but finding the root cause of the issue. It allowed me to continue my career as a professional rugby player with the Newcastle Falcons and I will always be grateful that our paths crossed.
Carlo Del Fava
BBC Sport, Former Italian International
After becoming injured earlier in the year I came to Activate Physio for help. SJ quickly isolated the issues and provided a programme of exercises to correct imbalances that had caused the problems. This enabled me to resume training quicker than expected with stronger and more efficient form. I would highly recommend Activate Physiotherapy to anyone in need of professional sports treatment.
Having both coached Andy as an athlete & then worked alongside him as a colleague, I can't recommend his services and knowledge enough! He is a true professional and gentlemen to work with and always makes sure his service is of the highest standard. Having a team of international and Olympic athletes to cater for, I only use the best in the business and that is what you get with Andy!
USA Olympic Gold Medalist Coach
As an international and Olympic athlete I set my expectations very high when working with coaching and medical staff. I thoroughly recommend Andy Thirlwell to anyone looking to gain and edge in their sporting performance!
2012 Olympian, European Silver Medalist
I highly recommend Andy Thirlwell. His knowledge & expertise are world class. Working with Andy will take your sporting performance to the next level along with improving your over all health!
2004 Olympic Gold Medalist & World Record Holder
SJ is a great Physio. I've known him for years, and can highly recommend him. Obviously passionate about his profession, he is hard working, conscientious, encouraging, and positive. If you want first-class treatment with a smile, SJ is your man.
Former Scotland International