The Spine Team was started in 2004 by Gordon Linscott and Annette Williams to develop a patient centred approach to the treatment and management of back pain.
Welcome to The Spine Team Web Site
This website is designed to provide you with information about back pain and other musculo-skeletal conditions including how to treat and manage according to the latest research. We hope you will find this interesting whether you want to become a patient, are a business looking to provide healthcare for your workforce or simply want to find out more about back pain.
At The Spine Team we specialise in diagnosing, explaining, treating, rehabilitating and preventing back and neck pain and other muscle-skeletal disorders.
The Spine Team approach is that the patient must understand their problem, that is what, how and why.
What has gone wrong? How can it hurt so much? Why has it happened?
The Spine Team has a multi-disciplinary approach considering not just what happened when the pain occurred but also why you were vulnerable at that time and what you need to do about it. We put you in control; this is called the patient centred model.
What can you do? How can I help myself? Why is this important for the future?
Together Gordon and Annette bring a wealth of experience, expertise and enthusiasm to the treatment and management of back pain, a problem that causes so much pain and disability.
Chiropractic has been described as the ‘ultimate model for alternative care’ as it combines a clear scientific and philosophical model with the recognition of the patient as an individual whose unique life has a significant effect on their well being, thus it is the patient who is treated not the ‘problem’.
Musculo-skeletal disorders keep more people off work than anything else and Back Pain is the biggest group. Most Back Pain is ‘mechanical’, that is a failure in how the usual mechanisms work, with a very small percentage being serious due to anatomic change. However severe your pain it is still likely that you have mechanical pain rather than something sinister.
Terms such as ‘lumbago’, ‘slipped disc’ and ‘sciatica’ are widely used, often incorrectly, and not necessarily helpful. At The Spine Team we try to clear these muddy waters with the aim of helping the back pain sufferer understand the problem and help themselves.
Biomechanics is understanding how forces are transmitted through the body. There are two main principles, firstly forces should go through joints optimally in the neutral position (posture when standing still), secondly that the structure is stable under force in a range of motion (when being active). Injury occurs when one of these parameters is undermined or exceeded either gradually on repetition or on a single event.