Hip & Knee Joint stiffness & pain

We support Pre-habilitation –  the new way forward to enhance outcomes

Older people may notice the spread of stiffness more quickly than younger or more active individuals.
However people who have very sedentary jobs or spend many hours driving can also suffer greater problems than people with more active jobs.
Stiffness certainly can make you feel older than you are. Pain is often put down simply to “wear and tear” when it may be due to the build-up of deep muscular stiffness

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Pre & Post Osteopathic Operative Care at Body Back-Up

The decision of when or to have joint replacement surgery is always a difficult one.  It normally is balanced between how much pain and disability an individual can stand and how it affects their quality of life, such as their ability to work, play sports or gardening.

Before your Surgery

Many people may find that conservative treatments can help alleviate some of their symptoms and disability and help them to a point they are able to make the best decision for them, with their Surgeon as to when the joint replacement timing is best.

Increased disability and stiffness can accelerate in the deterioration of the joint itself.  Not being able to exercise has adverse effects on general health such as digestion and circulation.  Keeping mobile is key, and this is where Osteopathic treatment, advice and exercises might be most appropriate.

The “affected” style of walking – due to pain, produces a large amount of muscle contracture and this in itself is painful.

Treatment and exercises to release the muscles supporting the Hip and Knee joints can provide more power, less fatigue, more flexibility and function.

After your Surgery

Once surgery has occurred there will be a time of rehabilitation.  Depending on healing progress. Often patients have considerable limitation in mobility and pain persists, even though the swelling within the joint is no longer the issue.

Because of the extended period suffering before surgery, the sudden change to the “new joint” can cause the body to react with increased stiffness and dysfunction.

We would expect to see patients on 3-4 occasions once healing has occurred (six weeks after surgery) and then on a weekly basis with exercises and self-help advice between sessions.

Pre-surgery cases we would aim to see on 2 or 3 occasions in the initial stage and then once every 4-8 weeks to help alleviate symptoms and some dysfunction.

Your Treatment Options – Hands On Care

We aim to introduce Functional Active Release treatment to muscles that act over and around the joint.  We would assess how well Ankle and Hip function are integrating. In the case of the Hip joint replacement improving Low Back and Knee function is also key.

C1, Sutherland Avenue/C1 Westminster City Council

Location Code: 6216
C, Westminster City Council
Charge Times: Monday to Friday 8:30am – 6:30pm
For every 10 Minutes 8:30am – 6:30pm £0.28 (0.02)
1 Hour 8:30am – 6:30pm £1.70
Charge Times: Bank Holiday
24 Hours Free

Minimum Stay: 10 min
Maximum Stay: 4 Hours.
Extendable: Up to Maximum stay.
A minimum purchase of 10 minutes applies at this location. If selecting 1-9 minutes you will be allocated and charged for the minimum purchase.
Last tariff update: 09 March 2018

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There are pay and display parking bays available most reliably on Delaware Road W9 near the library

Maida Vale Library
Sutherland Avenue
W9 2QT

Bus route stopping outside are the 6, 187 and 414 

Nearest tube is Warwick Avenue on Bakerloo line one stop from Paddington mainline station.


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What to bring with you

It would be useful but not essential to bring the following items to your consultation:

    • GP Details and Referral Letter
    • X-Rays or Scans
    • Current medication list
    • Completed Health Insurance Forms
    • Medical Reports
    • Exercise Program

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Body Back-Up Main Reception hours:
08:30 – 18:00 Monday to Friday
09:00 – 13:00 Saturdays

Body Back-Up Clinic Hours

Monday  09:30 – 17:00   Osteopath Robin Lansman
Tuesday  09:00 – 13:00   Osteopath Karen Phillips
Wednesday 10:00 – 17:00  Osteopath Robin Lansman
Thursday 09:00 – 13.00 Osteopath Karen Phillips
Friday      09:00 – 13:00 Osteopath Karen Phillips

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On & Off Street Parking
Please ensure your vehicle is not blocking local Resident’s driveways or parked on pavements or grass
We have a small rear carpark to the back of your building.


Bus route 37 stops on Cookham Road.

Nearest train station is Furze Platt station.

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