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Our practitioners – referring to other health professionals

As primary healthcare professionals our osteopaths and physiotherapists, in addition to their clinical skills, have been trained to undertake detailed medical histories and a comprehensive range of clinical examinations in an effort to diagnose the cause of your symptoms. It is due to this extensive training that they are able to determine if you may need to be referred on for further tests to determine an accurate diagnosis, or if your condition may require the intervention of another health professional.

When this happens our osteopaths or physiotherapists, with your consent, will write to your GP outlining their findings and request further investigations or referral to an appropriate consultant. In addition to referring to your GP, our practitioners know the local medical community well, so are able to recommend treatment from other health professionals who may be better suited to treating specific conditions as they have specialist knowledge of the condition.

Before making any referral though, they will discuss with you their diagnosis and explain why they feel you need help from someone else. If you are happy to be referred they will ask your permission to write to the practitioner they are referring you to with details of your case notes and any other information from their examination that they feel might help the clinician to treat you most effectively. This may help you to get better or faster treatment because the next person to see you won’t be starting from scratch and will have the benefit of another expert’s insight into your condition. If you prefer, you can ask for a copy of your notes to take to your GP or another doctor.

If you are referred, do keep us informed about your ongoing treatment, and feel free to continue to consult us about any other aches and pains that you may be experiencing.

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Our core services at The Carl Todd Clinics

Sports Massage

Speeding the recovery process and enhancing performance

Sports massage offers a number of benefits both for athletes and for people in everyday life. It can help pain reduction, which is often caused by muscle tension and waste products. The massage techniques used by our therapists work deep into the soft tissues to restore mobility and help speed up recovery.
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Physiotherapy

People of all ages and activity levels can benefit from physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that helps promote a faster recovery with lasting results. Our physiotherapists assist patients in restoring normal function and movement to the body, which in turn, helps reduce pain levels.
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Osteopathy

Treating back, neck and musculoskeletal pain effectively

Osteopathy can help effectively treat back pain, neck pain and many other musculoskeletal symptoms by understanding the origin of your pain.  Many common physical symptoms can be successfully treated using gentle, manipulative osteopathic techniques, including sciatica, whiplash, headaches caused by neck pain and arthritic pain.
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Shockwave

Shockwave Therapy can be used to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions – especially chronic conditions

If you have been suffering from tendon pain in your Achilles, knee, elbow, foot or shoulder for a long period of time and haven’t been able to find relief from other forms of treatment, then this innovative type of treatment may be of benefit.
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Pilates

Strengthen your muscles & stabilise your core

Pilates is a form of exercise that offers a different way of thinking about your body. It targets the deep postural muscles, which in today’s society are so underused, and works by building strength from the inside out, rebalancing posture and bringing the body into correct alignment.
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Podiatry

Biomechanical foot and ankle assessments to reduce pain and improve function

Podiatry assesses and corrects problems arising from the function of the feet. Incorrect movement or function of the foot can not only lead to foot and ankle pain but is often the cause of non-specific knee, back and hip pain.
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Corsham Clinic: 01249 248392
Swindon Clinic:  01793 978270

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