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The quality touch of healing Clinical-Sports massage therapist

The quality touch of healing

ABOUT ME

The Physical Theraphy-Cal Sipkovszky Ever since I was a child I have always been fascinated by nature's great miracle - the human body. My parents died when I was young. They both suffered from serious illnesses and having to watch their suffering without being able to help them had a great impact on me. I really wanted to help ease their pain and had many questions about how the human body functions and also about the mind. This started me on my journey to explore the relationship between body and mind. I wondered whether it could be only a coincidence that some of us live healthy and happy lives while so many others live their life in pain and struggle to find peace within themselves. I began to investigate traditional therapies which have been used to great effect since ancient times, although they have been increasingly sidelined over past 150 years as western scientific approaches to medicine have dominated. I started my professional healthcare studies at the National Institute of Medical Vocational Education in Budapest. In 2009 I qualified as a medical and sports massage therapist. In 2012 I qualified as an Integrative Manual Osteotherapist which gave me new skills to treat locomotor disorders and internal organ related diseases. In 2013 I also qualified in Craniotherapy (therapy that releases blocks in the skull bones) which improved my ability to treat nervous and endocrine system related diseases. I have continued to investigate many traditional massage therapies and manual treatments and have also undertaken courses in the use of Kinesio Tape and Vacuum Therapy.

When working with clients, I always take time to pay attention and be aware of what their body and mind are telling me. I talk to them in detail, observe their posture, actions and behaviour and consider this information alongside the findings of physical examination. Over the past 5 years I have treated thousands of people and have come to realise that it is never enough to deal only with physical symptoms. The therapeutic touch has to be done in a way that takes effect at deeper levels and this is what makes the healing process lasting and permanent. I am incredibly lucky to be able to do what I love every day. My motivation to help people live without pain and be healthier and happier in their lives is what keeps me going.

I welcome individuals for their first time experiencing physical therapy/clinical massage and those familiar with treatments.

Kalman Sipkovszky, Clinical - Sports massage & Physical Therapist

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Physical Therapy treatments

Touch is the most ancient and effective form of healing.

The Physical Therapy is a unique method which unites different types of massage strokes (swedish, deep tissue, sports and relaxing massage), the techniques of known manual therapies (osteopathy, physio-and muskuloskeletal therapy) and the focused attention of the therapist. The therapy is unique since it combines understanding of the body's anatomy with a treatment that is done with the therapist's total attention and concentration.

Only few people know that the quality of therapeutic touch is much more important than it's form. Whether you want to ease the pain or become more relaxed and refreshed, The Physycal Therapy is the best solution for you! It enables and maximises regeneration and relaxation for everyone.

What Is A Physical Therapy Session Look Like?

As your therapist I will ask about your health and discomfort and examine your body (posture, muscles, range of movement) and physical discomfort in order to determine the best treatment. Your session will be from 30-90 min. and will involve therapeutic massage, pressure (trigger) point therapy, joint and muscle mobilization and stretching. The treatment is on a table in a private, heated and relaxing environment. Towels are provided and it's recommended that you wear loose fitting clothing or undergarments. Your modesty and personal comfort is respected at all times. I welcome individuals for whom this is the first time experiencing of physical therapy/clinical massage therapy and those familiar with treatments.

The therapy is suitable in the case of:

Massage Sessions

Touch is the most ancient and effective form of healing.

The energy that flows through the hands can refresh, regenerate and revitalise. Massage brings about beneficial physical and psychological changes and restores balance to the body as a whole.

 

Pricing

I provide a free consultation and examination for every new client for the first time!

Incalls

The Physical Therapy treatment: Ł55/60 min, Ł70/90 min

Massage sessions: Ł30/30 min, Ł55/60 min, Ł70/90 min

Outcalls

Outcall sessions are available between zone 1 and 3 with an additional Ł20 extra cost.

Block Bookings

Discount for block bookings! If you book 4 sessions in advance, you only pay the price of 3 sessions!

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TESTIMONIALS

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SYMPTOMS

Headache

What causes headache?

Headache pain may originate almost anywhere within our complex system of nerves, blood vessels, muscles, soft tissue and bone Neurological, vascular and skeletal disorders can cause headache pain in a variety of ways. Some pain originates in the face or head. Other pain may be felt there, but through the physiological phenomenon of referred body, where treatment must be focused

Contraction of the muscles of the head from stress or tension may stimulate entrapped nerves and cause the localized sensation of headache pain to be sent to the brain.

A network of blood vessels surrounds the head and carries blood to the brain. Abnormal function of this vascular system, sometimes caused by compression of blood vessels by muscles or tissue in spasm, can lead to headache pain.

The jaw is the most complex joint in the body, able to open and close, move side to side, and slide forward and back. Muscles, ligaments and a small cartilage disk operate the jaw. Muscle spasms or dislocation of this disk can cause headache pain.

Disorders of the neck muscles or bones of the cervical spine (the vertebrae of the neck) may cause pain in the area where the disorder occurs, or transmit the pain to an area of the head where it is experienced as a headache. Shoulder and back muscles can be affected by tension and stress. As these powerful muscles contract, they may constrict blood vessels or activate nerves, causing referred headache pain.

In most of the cases headache caused by the functional problems of the joints, muscles, ligaments and the fascia of the neck-shoulder area.

These functional disorders can be treated very well by The Physical Therapy!

Neck pain

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain is a very common occurrence, and for some it is an everyday experience. Many of the symptoms felt can be prevented, decreased, or even eliminated through proper stretching, strengthening, and alignment of the cervical spine.

The cervical spine has a "C" shaped curve which opens in the back.

Some causes or types of neck pain include:

  • Muscular: tightness or spasm in the muscles in, and around your neck - rhomboids, trapezius, scalenes, as well as the erector spinae groups.
  • Facet joints: each pair of vertebrae has 2 facet joints which allow for motion to occur between them. Nerve roots sprout between these facets. Pain can occur when these facets rub or grind together. Osteophytes can also develop within the facet and encroach onto the nerve.
  • Intervertebral disk: between the vertebrae are disks made of fibrocartilage. They absorb the shock form walking, running, jumping, turning, and twisting. Sometimes these disks protrude out of their normal space, and can cause pain by putting pressure on nerves or the spinal cord.
  • Ligaments: another structure which keeps the vertebrae in place are ligaments. Extreme acceleration and then deceleration of the neck can cause a whiplash injury, thus leading to injury to these ligaments and a resulting pain. Another result of a whiplash injury could be a strain or sprain of the muscles surrounding and supporting the cervical spine, also leading to pain.
  • Posture: having your head rest too far forward can cause the "C" shaped curve in your neck to decrease, and keeping your head too far back can accentuate it. These positions can increase the amount of stress placed on the muscles, ligaments, facets, and disks in and around your neck. This undue stress can cause you to feel pain in your neck.

These are the most common functional disorders what can cause neck pain.

The Physical Therapy is the perfect solution to ease the pain and correct the mechanical and functional problems of the neck.

Shoulder pain

What causes shoulder pain?

Shoulder joint is one of the most mobile joints of the body that is most vulnerable to develop moderate or severe trauma and damage. Physiologically, our shoulder joint is known as ball and socket joint (the ball-like humeral head is attached to the socket of scapular bone with the help of ligaments, muscles, tendons and other parts of connective tissue that holds the joint capsule together).

The causes of shoulder pain may be classified according to the site or source of origin of shoulder pain. Shoulder joint is formed when the humerus of the upper limb articulate with the glenoid cavity of scapula (which in turn is also connected to clavicle or collar bone).

The union of three bones is supported by ligaments, fibrous cords, muscles and tendons or tendon sheaths. In order to promote functional and 3-dimensional motion across upper limb or shoulder joint without causing any injury or discomfort, a rich network of nerves and blood vessels bathe the joint cavity.

Muscular causes

Stress, sprain, tearing or stretching of muscle fibers may also produce characteristic pain and discomfort across shoulder joint.

Articular causes

Fracture, dislocation or damage to bone or joint cavities produces severeexcruciating pain, disability and swelling, the cause is mostly traumatic in approximately 70% of the cases.

Extra-articular causes

This include damage, destruction or tearing of tendons, ligaments and associated connective tissue structures that may limit range of motion and produce pain on stretching.

Persistent or chronic pain along shoulder joint (that may be associated with other symptoms like stiffness, limited range of motion, inflammation, fever and other features) is usually a trivial symptom that responds very well to rest, relaxation and lifestyle changes. However, in certain cases, the damage may be chronic and permanent that affects the integrity of joint cavities, capsules and ligaments. Here are the most common risk factors that are associated with shoulder pain:

  • Advancing age: Physiological aging increases the risk of wear and tear changes since the ligaments and other supportive elements are weaker and vulnerable.
  • Highly mobile lifestyle: Individuals who are active in sports are at much higher risk of developing chronic shoulder pain due to stress and pressure. Often times athletes pay more attention to the bulky muscles of the upper limb (or shoulder gurdle) that compromises the integrity or strength of shoulder joint.
  • Occupational responsibilities that involve heavy weight lifting like porters, body builders, wrestlers are also at risk of developing chronic shoulder pain as a result of sub-acute injuries.

The Physical Therapy is advised to individuals with moderate to severe pain that affects range of motion and produce characteristic stiffness of shoulder joint. The Physical therapy helps in improving physical strength in patients with frozen shoulder and other ailments like shoulder impingement syndrome.

Lower back pain

What causes lower back pain?

If you have lower back pain, you are not alone. About 25% of people have lower back pain in our civilized society. In most cases, lower back pain is mild and disappears on its own. For some people, back pain can return or hang on, leading to a decrease in quality of life or even to disability.

Signs and Symptoms

The symptoms of lower back pain vary a great deal. Your pain might be dull, burning, or sharp. You might feel it at a single point or over a broad area. It might be accompanied by muscle spasms or stiffness. Sometimes, it might spread into one or both legs.

There are 3 different types of lower back pain:

  • Acute - pain lasting less than 3 months
  • Recurrent – acute symptoms come back
  • Chronic – pain lasting longer than 3 months

Most people who have an episode of acute pain will have at least one recurrence.

Often, lower back pain occurs due to overuse, strain, or injury. It could be caused by too much bending, twisting, lifting – or even too much sitting. But just as often, the actual cause of lower back pain isn't known, and symptoms usually resolve on their own.

Although lower back pain is rarely serious or life threatening, there are several conditions that may contribute to lower back pain, such as:

  • Degenerative disk disease
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Fractures
  • Herniated disk
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Tumors of the spine

How Is It Diagnosed?

During The Physical Therapy we will perform a thorough evaluation that includes:

  • A review of your health history
  • Questions about your specific symptoms
  • Tests to identify any problems with posture, flexibility, muscle strength, joint mobility, and movement
  • Tests to identify signs or symptoms that could indicate a serious health problem such as broken bones or cancer
  • Assessment of how you use your body at work, at home, during sports, and at leisure

How can The Physical Therapy help you?

During the treatment we can help you improve or restore mobility and reduce lower back pain—in many cases, without expensive surgery or the side effects of medications.

If you are having lower back pain right now:

  • Stay active, and do as much of your normal routine as possible (bed rest for longer than a day can actually slow down your recovery.)
  • If your pain lasts more than a few days or gets worse, schedule an appointment to see a physical therapist.

Not all lower back pain is the same, so your treatment should be tailored to for your specific symptoms and condition. Once the examination is complete, the physical therapist will evaluate the results, identify the factors that have contributed to your specific back problem, and design an individualized treatment plan for your specific back problem.

Treatments are include:

  • Manual therapy, including spinal mobilization, to improve the mobility of joints and soft tissues
  • Specific strengthening and flexibility exercises
  • Education about how you can take better care of your back
  • Training for proper lifting, bending, and sitting; for doing chores both at work and in the home; and for proper sleeping positions
  • Assistance in creating a safe and effective physical activity program to improve your overall health

The Physical Therapy is the perfect solution in order you want to ease the pain and improve your mobility!

Muscle pain

What causes muscle pain?

Muscle aches are also known as muscle pain, myalgia, or simply pain in the muscles. Muscle aches are extremely common. Almost everybody has likely experienced discomfort in his or her muscles at some point.

Because almost every part of the body has muscle tissue, this type of pain can be felt practically anywhere.

What Are the Most Common Causes of Muscle Aches?

Often, people who experience muscle aches can easily pinpoint the cause. This is because most instances of myalgia result from too much stress, tension, or physical activity. Some common causes include:

  • Stressful job and lifestyle
  • Muscle tension in one or more areas of the body
  • Overusing the muscle during physical activity
  • Injuring the muscle while engaging in physically demanding work or exercise (muscle sprains and strains are both injuries that can cause muscle aches and pain)

What Types of Medical Conditions Can Cause Muscle Pain?

Not all muscle aches are related to stress, tension, and physical activity. Some medical explanations for myalgia include:

  • fibromyalgia
  • infections, such as the flu
  • lupus
  • use of certain medications or drugs, such as statins, ACE inhibitors, or cocaine
  • dermatomyositis (marked by inflammation and a rash)
  • polymyositis (marked by inflammation and tenderness)

How can The Physical Therapy help?

The Physical Therpay focus on decreasing pain and restore normal mobility with either passive or active therapy. Examples of passive physical therapy include:

  • Myofascial release
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Neuromuscular therapy
  • Muscle energy technique
  • Stretching
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Pain relief exercises

An important aspect to keep in mind about The Physical Therapy is that it is individualized to meet each person's individual needs. Each person may respond differently to therapy. People have different types of bodies, different patterns of movement, different alignments, and different habits. Physical therapists and their trained staff can monitor each individual and develop a program to correct improper habits, alignments, and movement patterns.

The Physical Therapy offers a very gentle and extremely effective solution for muscle pains and aches!

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CONTACT

Feel free to get in touch with me to book an appointment or if you have any questions. I am looking forward to hearing from you.

  • Lucerne Clinic, 5a Lucerne Mews, Notting Hill, London W8 4ED
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  • 73a Southwark Park Road, SE16 3TY, London, UK
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