Meet The Spine Team
The Spine Team was started in 2004 by Gordon Linscott and Annette Williams to develop a new approach to the treatment and management of back pain.
The Spine Team is a multi disciplinary team providing integrated care for the individual
Together Gordon and Annette bring a wealth of experience, expertise and enthusiasm to the treatment and management of back pain and other musculo-skeletal pains, that cause so much pain and disability. At The Spine Team we will consider your particular problem in the context your unique situation, using the ‘Patient Centred Model’. This means not just treatment but listening to you, understanding your life, explaining your problem to you and helping you change things not just to get you better but to keep you better. Maintaining spine health is also important when a problem has been consistently present or has a tendency to recur and Gail and Chelsey have key roles in that as well as providing holistic and sports therapy respectively.
Some problems respond well but some problems fail to recover
Chronic pain is considered to be pain lasting more than six to eight weeks. However according to the lieterature this is not relevant, useful or true. It is much more relevant to consider Chronic Pain as pain lasting beyond the time it would take for an injury to heal. This is a problem because your brain is beginning to process the pain in a different way. Effectively your body is regarding the pain as the problem rather than the damage that caused it and it is therefore self-perpetuating.
If you are in a situation where your pain is lasting beyond your expectation then the Spine Team can help you. The ‘Patient Centred Model’ is designed to have ‘You’ as the central concern and while we recognise ‘the problem’ it is important to teach the body to respond appropriately to normal load at The Spine Team.
Management and Maintenance
We offer integrated care in a number of ways, with our Sports Therapist Chelsey and Massage Therapist Gail we can cover a diverse range of patient type as New Patients and manage our Maintenance Patients with the right blend of treatment, massage therapy, exercises and advice.