Wayne Stafford provides a specialist treatment that provides fast and permanent cure for all types of acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain. A "fusion" of techniques drawn from the following modalities.
Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy Working with the skeletal, muscular and fascial systems of the body to release restrictions, restore mobility and ensure blood and lymphatic fluid flows freely and nourishes the tissues. Our treatment works on the principle that great movement is critical to pain free, unrestricted living. If the body is not optimally moving through both the gait cycle and day to day functional actions then joints and soft tissue will be compromised by an underworking and scrambled neurological system. Treatments such as Gait Analysis and Correction (with special attention to the joints of the feet), Osteopathic Techniques such as Muscle Energy Techniques, Strain-Counterstrain, Joint Manipulations\Mobilisations and Structual Integration Techniques are all utilised to follow our underlying principle of Mobility, Stability and Motor Control then Strength
Anatomy In Motion (AiM)Anatomy in Motion (AiM) Gait Therapy is a cutting-edge method of correcting postural problems, relieving pain, helping with injury-repair/rehabilitation, reducing the likelihood of future injury and improving physical performance. It requires very little equipment and is based around very different principles to most exercise therapies. For starters, the importance of the feet and the hips are not overlooked. It can be incredibly effective, incredibly quickly. See our mentor Mr. Gary Ward in an appearance on BBC-One's "Doctor in the House" and an introductory video to get you ready for treatment here "Anatomy in Motion Movement Exploration"
Proprioceptive - Deep Tendon Reflex (P-DTR) P-DTR addresses musculoskeletal problems by focusing on an important, but largely overlooked apparatus of the human body: the mechanoreceptor system. Think of the receptor system as “software” and bone, muscle, ligament and tendon as “hardware.” As with computers, hardware problems are best addressed at the level of the hardware, but when the problem is at the level of the software, no amount of work on the hardware can fix the problem. Most everyone knows that muscles move the body and the brain moves the muscles. Fewer are familiar with the simple fact that it’s the mechanoreceptor system (software) that provides the brain with the information it needs to tense and release muscles as needed for good functioning and pain-free living. Without accurate “uncorrupted” information from the mechanoreceptor system, the brain-muscle connection cannot function optimally. Breakdowns in this communication can result in chronically weak or chronically tensed muscles showing up as pain and/or difficulty with movement.
Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT)NeuroKinetic Therapy is a sophisticated assessment and treatment modality that addresses the causes of dysfunctional movement/coordination problems at their root in the motor control center in the cerebellum. The motor control center stores these patterns and directs their completion through the spinal cord and the muscles.
Functional Movement Screen (FMS) & Selective Funtional Movement Assessment (SFMA)Put simply, the FMS is a ranking and grading system that documents movement patterns that are key to normal function. By screening these patterns, the FMS readily identifies functional limitations and asymmetries. These are issues that can reduce the effects of functional training and physical conditioning and distort body awareness.
The FMS generates the Funtional Movement Screen Score, which is used to target problems and track progress. This scoring system is directly linked to the most beneficial corrective exercises to restore mechanically sound movement patterns. Exercise professionals monitor the FMS score to track progress and to identify those exercises that will be most effective to restore proper movement and buils strength in each individual.
The SFMA is a movement based diagnostic system, designed to clinically assess 7 fundamental movement patterns in those with known musculoskeletal pain. The assessment provides an efficient method to systematically find the cause of symptoms, not just the source, by logically breaking down dysfunctional patterns and diagnosing their root cause as either a mobility problem or a stability\motor control problem.
This systematic process allows clinicians to clearly match their intervention to the main problem of the patient. This model efficiently integrates the conceopts of altered motor control, the neurodevelopmental perspective and regional interdepenance into musculoskeletal practice
Fascial ManipulationFascial Manipulation© is a manual therapy that has been developed by Luigi Stecco, an Italian physiotherapist from the north of Italy. This method has evolved over the last 35 years through study and practice in the treatment of a vast caseload of musculoskeletal problems. It focuses on the fascia, in particular the deep muscular fascia, including the epimysium and the retinacula and considers that the myofascial system is a three-dimensional continuum. This technique is highly effective in the managment of pain and dysfunction and presents a complete biomechanical model that assists in deciphering the role of fascia in musculoskeletal disorders.
Active Release TechniqueART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based technique developed by Dr. P. Michael Leahy that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Active Release Technique is known throughout the world as "The Gold Standard in Soft Tissue Therapy"
MyotherapyBalancing the muscular system so that all the muscles of the body are the right length & tension when they are at rest & when they are working. Treatments include SLM Myotherapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Scar Tissue Treatment with Laser Acupuncture and Myofascial Dry Needling.
Tendon and Ligament Manipulation Putting tendons and ligaments back in place so they funtion optimally and without restriction. Techniques used are from Goltech Therapy, Lester Cox Tendon Manipulation and Hatchards Way Tendon Manipulation
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Wayne Stafford has had a lifelong passion for boxing, martial arts and strength training. His early teenage years saw him and a mate sneaking off on their bikes after school (as their mothers did not approve) and heading off to a boxing gym several suburbs away. The knocks and bruises were explained away as wrestling injuries and bike falls.
This early experience and the "Bruce Lee Kung fu"phenomonon around the time led him into karate and the early days of kickboxing. From there it has been a continuing journey through the chinese, thai, russian and japanese martial arts (to this day he still trains 4 days a week) plus many years of strength training, bodybuilding, yoga practice and teaching. Wayne was also a long time Rugby Union player.
Along the journey to where he is today he has had careers in engineering, science, IT and teaching, finally finding his way to the health sciences and his love of all things anatomy. He realised that the solid grounding from his earlier careers made him more in tune to the body, it's inner workings and the injuries it sustains through sport and life experience. (As he has experienced most of them along the way)
Wayne provides specialised Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy and Myotherapy treatments drawing on his many years of training with such great and notable therapists such as Gary Ward and Chris Sritharan - Anatomy in Motion (Developed by Gary Ward), Carl Alexander - Proprioceptive - Deep Tendon Reflex P-DTR (Developed by Dr. Jose Palomar, Julie Ann Day, Dr. Carla Stecco and Dr. Luigi Stecco - Fascial Manipulation (Developed by Dr. Luigi Stecco), Dr. Kathy Dooley - Neurokinetic Therapy (Developed by David Weinstock), Dr. Kyle Kiesel - FMS and SFMA (Delevloped by Gray Cook and Lee Burton), Steve Lockhart - SLM Bodywork, Dr. James Murray and Jan Wanklyn - Active Release Technique (Developed by Dr. P. Michael Leahy), Dr. Paul Conneely - Advanced Musculoskeletal Training, Thomas Myers - Anatomy Trains, Lester Cox - Cox Tendon and Ligament Manipulation, Thomas Zudrell - Dorn Therapy, Paul Davies - Goltech and Charles and Vicki Tuchtan - Australian Institute.
Wayne believes that poor gait and movement patterns coupled with poor mobility and motor control will result in nerve entrapment, tight adherent muscles, tendons and fascia and is the cause of most pain and dis-ease states of the body.
Think about this, the effect of damaged or adherent muscles and fascia can be compared to a garden hose with a kink or bend in it. The normal flow of water is blocked and the garden is not watered sufficiently. When a similar disruption in muscle and soft tissue occurs, the normal functions of the circulatory, nervous, endocrine and lymphatic systems are diminished or blocked and the tissues and organs nourished by these systems are not properly fed.
Wayne's specialised treatment essentially "balances" the body by increasing mobility, correcting movement patterns, resetting muscles to the correct length and tension through the nervous system, releasing tight adhered fascia and putting tendons, ligaments and joints back where they should be which in turns reduces pain, improves movement patterns, enhances mobility and restores the natural flow of blood and lymphatic fluid.
Then your body is strengthened and lengthened so that all correct movement patterns are re-programmed and remembered.
If you are in pain and would like a treatment, feel free to contact us. We are waiting to help you and get your body moving again.
Wayne is often descibed as "the person who fixes the problems everyone else has given up on"
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