BSc (Hons) Osteopathy MSc Sports Injury Medicine
Charlie has a private medical clinic located in the heart of Belgravia, offering Osteopathy and Sports Injury treatments, other expert treatment, and health services.
Find it, fix it, and leave it alone! That is the motto of successful Kent Osteopath and Sports Injury specialist, Charlie Bannigan.
Before becoming an Osteopath, Charlie played semi-professional rugby, where he found his interest in sports-related injuries and rehabilitation. This led him to study at the European School of Osteopathy from which he graduated in 2003.
In 2009 Charlie continued his studies by completing a master’s degree in Sports Injury Medicine and qualified in Injection Therapy in June 2012.
Charlie opened Joy Lane Clinic in Whitstable in 2003, followed by a clinic in Strabane, Northern Ireland in 2005. In 2018 Charlie returned to Canterbury Rugby Club as Head of Medical.
Specialist treatments and services include:-
This list is by no means exhaustive nor definitive. If you are experiencing prolonged pain and you think it may be musculoskeletal, then please get in touch today to arrange your consultation. We can then begin a proper diagnosis from which we can prescribe a treatment plan completely tailored to your condition.
- Steroid Injection Therapy
- Joint Lubricant Therapy
- Hyaluronic Acid Injections (significantly relieves pain from arthritis)
- Sports Injury
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Hip Pain
- Knee Pain
- Foot & Ankle Pain
The Belgravia’s Osteopathic & Sports Injury Specialist
Osteopathy is the mechanics of the body; how it’s all held together by bones, muscles, ligaments, and connective tissue. Osteopathy is a manual check of how it’s all working – if something is misaligned, it can cause weakness, inflammation, and consequently, pain. Osteopathy looks to restore smooth functionality and mobility, giving you a pain-free body and active life.
Steroid Injection Therapy
By reducing inflammation, you reduce pain. Steroid injections straight into the joint or soft tissue bring down the inflammation allowing for a better range of movement to be restored. The inflammation acts as a block, getting in the way of how the joint wants and needs to move freely. Once it’s gone, the joint is free to work properly again.
Joint Lubricant Therapy
Hyaluronic acid injections are normally used for the treatment of osteoarthritis, a condition that prevents the body from making the essential acid needed for the body to function pain-free. It affects our synovial joints – ones at the ends of the bones, topped with cartilage and protected by synovial fluid. Osteoarthritis prevents the hyaluronic acid we need in the synovial fluid from being produced, which means it can’t do its job as a protective layer from wear and tear. The cartilage is exposed and the bones become closer together; this is what causes the pain.
Hyaluronic Acid Injections for Arthritis
Hyaluronic acid injections are an effective treatment for arthritis, the hyaluronic acid is carefully targeted into your joint. The fluid will then help to reduce pain and swelling in your arthritic joint (most commonly, your knee).
Sports can be tough on the body. The training, repetition of joint movement, and extreme use of the muscles, ligaments, and tendons all have an effect on how the body performs daily. Osteopathy aims to identify where things have become unbalanced, out of line, knocked out, and work to realign, restoring natural and, expected, pain-free movement.
Neck pain can be caused by many different things, from poor posture to an awkward sleeping position, repetitive motion, carrying heavy bags, trauma, damage, or disease. The neck is so important for the rest of the body to work, so it’s important to know what we do that could cause problems so we can change something to improve its use and reduce pain or restriction. Osteopathy seeks to find the origin of your discomfort because there’s no point in finding a fix if we don’t know what’s causing it!
The back can be very sensitive – one minute it’s fine, the next minute it’s not, and you might only have sneezed or coughed! Small changes in the back caused by trauma, lifestyle, a funny twist, or a long-term niggle can end up causing you real pain and mobility restrictions. Osteopathy aims to find out what the cause is, then treat the back to regain pain-free alignment, strengthening the muscles and ligaments to give the support needed.
The shoulder joint is a workhorse; it’s big, complex, and integral, used all day as we go about our daily lives enjoying all our usual activities. It’s under constant pressure and sometimes, it’s too much – something is overworked, unaligned, or unbalanced. We identify what’s causing it and treat both the cause and symptoms, restoring you to full, pain-free movement.
Pain in the hips can be caused by a number of things, but once you have it, it can quickly creep into other areas of the body as we subconsciously adjust ourselves to feel more comfortable. Posture, trauma, inflammation, and even, an unsuitable mattress, can all be causes of hip pain. Once we know what’s behind it, we can treat it, freeing up tight joints and stiff muscles, but also work to prevent the pain from returning; so you might need to buy a new bed!
The knee is a joint that does the same thing, over and over every day and it’s this repetitive movement that can cause problems. Overuse and constant stress and strain can make way for pain to creep in, as the joint starts to wear, but Osteopathy can help. We’ll look at what’s out of line and what is not where it should be, and work to regain a normal movement which in turn reduces pain as the joint is once again, working as it’s meant to be. Hyaluronic acid injections / joint lubricant injections have proven to be an effective and successful solution for knee pain.
Foot & Ankle Pain
Our feet and ankles take all of our weight, every day – so it’s no surprise that sometimes, they can cause us pain. It’s their way of telling us to stop, rest up and recover – but it’s not easy when you’ve got a life to lead! You may have pain, stiffness, or swelling or be unable to put any weight on it. Osteopathy can relieve the pain and help identify the cause – so we may offer some lifestyle advice and changes to help you in the future.
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