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Evidence informs us that prolonged, expensive, musculoskeletal treatment or 'over-servicing' are not associated with enhanced outcomes; more is not necessarily better!

Modern healthcare practice favours an evidence-based, multi-disciplinary approach, moving 'usual' practice toward 'best practice'. The overarching aim is to assure you of expertise, experience, empathy and professionalism in a relaxed office practice environment. Plenty of time is allowed in order to thoroughly investigate and explain your clinical presentation.

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Some practice notes:

Best practice not usual practice - there is no 'one-size fits all' approach, technique, exercise or device. Your care is specific, tailored and managed in a manner as consistent with evidence-based practice as possible.

Recovery before rehabilitation - if you have not recovered sufficiently, premature rehabilitation may simply aggravate and perpetuate your pain and problem, turning what should have been a readily resolvable situation into a chronic presentation

'Hands on' practice may add considerable therapeutic value to traditional 'physio' and more remote approaches like ultra-sound, interferential, shock-wave therapy, EMG, acupuncture needling, exercise or massage. Osteopathic palpatory diagnosis (OPD) and manual osteopathic treatment (OMT) are key features of the osteopathic 'hands-on' manual approach

Specialised and expert interest of a number of conditions informs your care, for example: non-specific low back pain and neck pain, pregnancy related pelvic pain, 'sacroiliac joint pain', discogenic back pain, period pain (dysmenorrhoea), 'trochanteric' lateral hip pain, headache and age related joint and muscle pain, shoulder-neck-arm pain, occupational related musculoskeletal disorders.

Pain relief and effective self-management - these are key goals.

A second opinion. From a consultant perspective, Dr McGrath is pleased to offer review or a second opinion regarding physical treatment that you may be undertaking, or considering undertaking

Evidence-informed care for musculoskeletal pain presentations remain a cornerstone of best practice. Dr McGrath does not treat neonates, babies or young children though he may provide information and referral as requested. 'Cranial', 'visceral' & acupuncture treatment are not practiced.