ELINOR ANDERSON

                     Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist

                        MCSP, BSc Biological Science
                               BSc Physiotherapy

HCPC registered, Diplomate of the Cyriax Organisation.

 

About Physiotherapy


Physiotherapy uses a functional and practical approach to facilitate movement and recovery from joint pain and stiffness, injury, illness, disability and surgery. Techniques involve manual therapy, massage, manipulation and exercise in order to correct and improve the body's natural healing mechanisms.

It takes a holistic approach, treating people of all ages, helping to manage many types of pain.

Physiotherapists help treat physical problems linked to a number of the body's systems, including musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

 

About Elinor

Elinor qualified with a BSc in Physiotherapy, from The Queen's College, Glasgow, in 1989 after having gained a BSc in Biological Sciences from Edinburgh University.

After spending 3 years in a rotational post at Glasgow Royal Infirmary she started specialising in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. She held senior positions at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness, Singapore General Hospital and then in an Occupational Medicine clinic with a Kaiser Permanente, which is a large health maintenance organisation in the United States.

Through the years Elinor has worked with a broad range of spinal and peripheral musculoskeletal problems. Her approach includes manual therapy (in the form of joint mobilisation and myofascial release), education, exercise instruction (including Pilates), Cranial Sacral Therapy and Primal Reflex Release Therapy.

She has recently become qualified to treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/M.E. using a method called the Perrin Technique. More information regarding the technique can be obtained below or from http://www.theperrinclinic.com/about.html

 

Chronic Fatigue and The Perrin Technique

The Perrin Technique is based on Dr. Perrin's theory that CFS/ME results from an over strain of the sympathetic nervous system. Various factors are thought to be responsible for this irritation from: physical and emotional to allergies and infections. It is believed that these factors result in a build up of toxins in the lymphatic system and in the fluids around the brain. The Perrin technique strives to remove these toxins from the body through gentle manual techniques including massage and spinal mobilisation.

The initial consultation involves an examination for certain physical changes, which are thought to be markers for CFS. This together with a detailed history helps the Practioner establish a rating of how severe the patient is and how long they may expect before they see some results from the treatment.

It is not a 'quick fix' and patient participation in the treatment is essential. Their home program involves pacing, following simple dietary guidelines and carrying out their own daily massage.