My husband suggested I have an appointment with Alex due to weakness and pain in my ankle to the point my ankle would just give way. Alex took a full medical history including past injuries while also suggesting exercises to help strengthen certain areas. The treatment Alex adminstered was a success, my ankle never gives way so no more falling and I am also pain free. What I really like about Alex is his professional yet approachable manner and he only books you for follow up appointments if you really need them. Thank you Alex :)
Alex was recommended to me for my ongoing back problems by my son. Alex completed a thorough assessment and took all my history and he not only listened but actually heard what I was saying. Alex's treatment was very gentle but firm and he maintained my dignity throughout, not only has he helped me be pain free but I can now breath far better as my back problems were causing me to be breathless which has now gone. He isolated issue's I never knew I had until he had dealt with them, and the improvements were felt straight away. Nice chap as well.
A quick thank you, to Alex for all the Great treatment, advice, and for taking the time to explain (in simple terms) what has been wrong with my back, and how to deal with it in the short and long term. Your follow up phone calls and further re-assurance and advice have been in-valuable, and never once did I feel rushed when I came to see you for treatment. Your people skills are great, and you genuinely care, which is not always the case with some professionals, as many people with bad backs will have discovered if (like me), they have tried many different Osteopaths or Chiropractors, whilst looking for the right person. You were the first person to take time to look into my history and to instigate the investigations now under way, and you were right about the disc damage that I have, long before the M.R.I scan confirmed it. Thanks again, and I would highly recommend you to any one suffering with back trouble! BIG THANKS! And yes, I am still doing the excercises you gave me.
Thank you so much for the consultation today. Just what I would have expected from you; kind, considerate, informative and, of course, packed with excellent advice on how to keep training with only the 'good' pain. Cheers.
I injured my elbow playing golf, hitting a bad bunker shot.
I had one session with Alex during which he assessed the elbow joint. He diagnosed the injury as tennis elbow and I found him to be friendly and knowledgeable. I was lucky enough to receive an early diagnosis and could begin rehabilitating the joint straight away.
He prescribed a series of exercises to rehabilitate the joint and I’m currently coming to the end of the rehab course; my elbow is feeling so much better, close to 100%.
I would most certainly recommend Alex and have done so already to many people within the gym. Many people often ignore little niggles and pains which could then develop into something much worse; an early visit to Alex could potentially prevent this scenario.
I would like to say a big thankyou to Alex Pouros. I had gone through a lot of regular NHS channels to try to solve my back problem and was recommended to him by my sister. When I first saw Alex I was in a lot of pain and unable to function with lots of daily tasks. After a couple of visits to things started to improve and he gave me simple exercises to do at home between visits. After a course of therapy I was beginning to improve by 90% and my confidence restored. Alex is a true professional with a very reassuring manner about him. I would certainly highly recommend him to my friends and family. Many thanks.
I came in to see Alex with neck pain - within the first treatment session I already felt the difference. Alex is friendly, thorough and extremely professional, offering clear explanations throughout the entire session. I have already began recommending him to family and friends.
I have been very pleased with acupuncture that I've received for my headaches. On one of the days I was suffering a headache at the time of receiving the acupuncture, afterwards my headache went immediately.
I would normally have a headache about four times a week, since having had the acupuncture once a week for a few weeks I haven't had a headache. This has made a great difference to my life. I can't thank you enough.
I have known Alex for over three years. He has helped me with various sporting injuries that I picked up in training and when racing. In the past Alex has helped me recover from a dislocated shoulder, bicep tendon injury and a knee ligament problem.
Last year I suffered two broken ribs and, as a consequence, have suffered some discomfort in that area. As well as helping with this issue Alex is also in the process of helping me with a back complaint and some nerve tingling in my thigh. As a result of this I have gone from running 3k to 15k over a couple of weeks. Alex approaches every new aliment in a positive, friendly and professional way. He always provides me with clear and concise explanations of what is going on and what to do between treatments. Once happy with how things are progressing, Alex encourages me to build my training back up, aiming to operate at 100%. Without Alex I would not have been able to get back to full strength this year. I have also enjoyed various chats and discussions relating to the current thinking on diet, nutrition and training.
I would not hesitate in recommending Alex to anyone who wants to get back to full health in the shortest and safest possible timeframe.
Back Pain, Shoulder Pain, Knee Pain.
Following my initial visit you diagnosed the pain I was having in my ankle as acute Achilles tendonitis and am pleased to report that I’m now able to walk normally without pain. On the follow-up visits you gave me a series of progressing exercises to carry out at home that I did regularly. I would like to thank you for your clear explanation of the problem I was having and the way the exercises would assist in my recovery – your professionalism does you credit.
I would not hesitate in contacting you in the future should I have any further problems.
Acute Achilles Tendonitis.
I had problems with a tight IT band and SI joint for some months. After making a diagnosis Alex explained what was wrong and why so clearly that even I understood! I had visited a physiotherapist and another osteopath previously, but any relief from the discomfort was either non-existent or minimal and very temporary. After three sessions with Alex, my pain and discomfort were completely resolved and Alex told me that I no longer needed him! He gave me advice on physical management and also exercises based on stretching to carry out at home should I feel any twinges at any stage in the future. I have applied these on several occasions after feeling some discomfort with successful outcomes.
I highly recommend Alex. He is an extremely knowledgeable and a highly skilled professional
I have been seeing Alex for treatment now for many months and would not hesitate to recommend him. He is friendly, approachable and above all knowledgeable. His suspecting that I have hypermobility syndrome lead to confirmation from my G.P, then an onward referral to a Rheumatologist to help me manage my condition in the long term.
Alex is honest in the fact that he cannot cure my condition, but with tailored maintenance sessions the acute flare-ups have lessened in frequency and severity. This means that I am able to carry on with day-to-day life quite happily.
I came to see Alex with a muscular neck problem that I have been trying to self manage with no improvement.
The fact that Alex now accepts Fast Track packs from my employer means that I have access to treatment without personal financial implication. However, I would have no issue with self-funding to see Alex as I have been particularly impressed with the time he has taken to explain the diagnosis and the rationale behind my particular treatment plan. The exercises that he advised me to continue at home have meant that I have been able to aid my own recovery to.
Muscular Neck Problem.