The Spine Team was started in 2004 by Gordon and Annette Linscott to develop a patient centred approach to the treatment and management of back pain
Welcome to The Spine Team
This website will provide you with information about us, our clinic and our approach.
If you have any questions or to make an appointment please contact us by phone on 01256 466666 to speak to Caroline or Deborah on reception, you can ask to speak to one of us, or you can email or text on 07860 930745.
Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions account for 30% of GP consultations in England. Low back and neck pain are the greatest cause of disability and chronic joint pain or osteoarthritis affect more than 8.75 million people in the UK (NHS England).
At The Spine Team we specialise in diagnosing, treating, rehabilitating and preventing low back and neck pain and other MSK disorders, such as shoulder, hip and knee pain, using the Patient Centred Model.
The Patient Centred Model recognises the patient, rather than the problem, as the most important factor, although there are common themes each individual has an experience unique to them.
Sometimes a painful episode stands alone, it is a first episode and the reason is obvious. However some MSK conditions, and most episodes of back pain, appear for no good reason, either suddenly or gradually, or have a tendency to re-occur without provocation.
Understanding why and how the problem has occurred, rather than just what happened at the moment of pain, is essential to solving these problems. To get the best response the patient also needs understand as they may need to alter their lifestyle in some way to help themselves. This is our speciality and both helps recovery and reduces future problems.
Many patients come to us having been given ‘labels’ for their problem, such as ‘slipped disc’, ‘crumbling vertebra’, ‘arthritis’ or ‘sciatica’, without explanation or evidence. It is our aim to correctly inform these people so they can understand their problem and be part of their solution.
Together Gordon, Annette, both chiropractors trained at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic, now AECC University College, and their team bring a wealth of experience, expertise and enthusiasm to the treatment and management of back pain and other MSK pain.
Experience is very important and there is only one way to get it! However rather than just relying on experience we both follow the latest research and fully understand up to date changes in MSK medicine.
Gordon graduated in 1983 returning to do a post graduate Masters Degree in 2002, he is a Fellow of the Royal Chiropractic College, the highest level of membership.
Annette graduated in 1996 and has undertaken a number of post graduate courses including a Post Graduate Certificate, she is a Licentiate of the Royal College of Chiropractic, a level of membership recognising her specialist qualifications.
Therefore as of 2019 Gordon and Annette between them have 59 years of experience, they have seen in excess of 25,000 different patients, done more than 250,000 treatments and are absolutely up to date with research in MSK.
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