in person and online sessions

Are you suffering with persistent pain?

  • Is pain stopping you do the things you love?
  • Does it feel as though you have limited choices and opportunities?
  • Are you struggling to recover from an injury
  • If you are suffering with chronic or persistent pain that is affecting your life, I am here to help.

How I can help you

A highly individualised and holistic approach to persistent pain: specialist pain physiotherapy & pain coaching

When we meet in the clinic or online, I listen to you tell me about your troubles and the way the pain impacts upon you and your life. It is a relaxed yet detailed conversation that sets the scene.

I will ask various questions that help me build a picture of what you have been experiencing, your lifestyle, your health, sleep, the things you enjoy, what matters to you in life and what you hope to achieve.

We will also talk about your prior aches, pains, injuries and any other medical problems as this has relevance for your current situation.

This is time for you to share your story, concerns, worries, and the challenges you face.

Then we look at the way you move, especially the painful areas, and how you control your body. We identify the sensitivities, restrictions, limitations and other embodied features of persistent pain that we address in your programme. The examination and tests (eg/ strength, balance, sensation) that we do are simple and guide the next steps.

Giving you the knowledge and skills to make a difference in your life

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Following the initial assessment, we create your programme that is designed to help you understand your pain and move on to live a fulfilling life. Each session focuses on the practical tools, exercises and strategies that you can use in your world to work towards your picture of success. We practice together so that you know what you will be doing and how you will do it — the know-how.

In the sessions, we use various treatments to relieve and ease pain and symptoms. These help you do the things you need to in your world to make a sustained difference, which is the aim of the programme.

Following each session, your plan and the key points are emailed to you.

The sessions are approximately an hour to give us the time we need together. We can work in the clinic or online.

Specialist Pain Physiotherapy & Pain Coaching

Persistent pain is a specialist field with specific knowledge and skills that are distilled into a programme of care to help you improve your life and reconnect with what matters.

We start by helping you understand your pain and the influences upon the pain in your life that you can address.

Then we look at the many different skills, tools, practices, exercises and strategies that you can use to be successful.

Here are some examples of what we do together, depending on your needs and goals:

  • Understand your pain
  • Improve and restore normal movement
  • Increase mobility and flexibility
  • Develop the body sense we need to move and be skilful
  • Build strength and fitness
  • Specific movements and skills for sports and work
  • Rest and recovery skills and strategies
  • Sleep habit
  • Managing & building energy
  • Planning, prioritising and periodising your day
  • Habits of peak performers to achieve success
  • Motor imagery & visualisation
  • Breathing practices
  • Mindfulness and focused attention training
  • Hands on treatment to ease pain and stiffness

Beyond these are more nuanced skills and practices that help you to achieve specific goals you may have.

The coaching style has been purposely chosen having pioneered the concept of pain coaching for over 10 years. The reasons are simple and include putting you first, the person who is suffering the impact of persistent pain, your picture of success as the goal that you work towards with my guidance, support and encouragement. You have strengths to draw upon and the potential to improve your life.

My role as a coach is to see this and help you use your strengths to be successful by enabling, educating and empowering you.

Overcoming pain is a proactive process of learning, understanding, creating new habits and living life in the best way that you can. I am here to guide you.

I have been an active and enthusiastic sportsman all of my life but reached a point where a running injury and its aftermath left me in constant discomfort and wondering if I would ever run again.

After over a year and a half of physio, scans and injections and with my options for recovery running out, Richmond was recommended to me. He started out by thoroughly understanding the problem and then proceeded to address it through a holistic mind and body approach of visualisation and flexibility exercises. The transformation through just 4 sessions has been phenomenal; I am starting to run again and have completed challenging hill walks that I couldn’t possibly have before.

I would thoroughly recommend him.

Rob L

After several years of stubborn residual post-surgery hip-pain, Richmond and his infinite calm, patience and interest helped me to within weeks be able to get out of a chair without any pain. From there it went up and onward, with all pains disappearing within months.

I’m now able to do my yoga, long walks, tap-dancing and lots of running around without any pains at all.

And the best of all – I can sleep through the night without waking up due to the pain! Thank you!

Cecilia W

Locations

The Chelsea Consulting Rooms
2 Lower Sloane Street
London
SW1W 8BJ

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132 Harley Street
London
W1G 7JX

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