Believe it or not The Mill Clinic has been open for 3 years!

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How time flies! So for those who haven’t visited the clinic for a while we thought we would give you an update. As well as the blog we will be sending by email from time to time a newsletter, and we also have a Facebook page.

We aim to keep you up to date with what we do at The Mill Clinic, and pass on valuable hints and tips on a healthy and happy lifestyle. We are professionals who keep up to date with the latest research and will only give you the facts – unlike some journalists! We would really appreciate it if could like our Facebook page (and even spread the word to your friends and family) and check our blog from time to time.

Making an Appointment

Our mainline telephone reception service is available 6 days a week, 8am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday and 8.30am to 1pm Saturday. If you call 01322 864499 our receptionists will be able to book osteopath and podiatry appointments for you and take messages. They will also give you the numbers of the other therapists in the clinic if you want a sports massage or hypnotherapy but they are unable to book them for you, you will need to do that directly yourself with the therapist.

You can text or call Debbie Crumpton, or Linda Russell directly, but please bear with us if we don’t get straight back to you as we may be treating patients.

Booking online for osteopathy treatment is also possible out of hours via www.osteopath4all.co.uk, even at 3am! However, please be aware not all the available appointment slots are shown online so please call or email if there isn’t a suitable time showing on the online diary.

Osteopathy

Two Osteopaths work in the clinic, Debbie Crumpton, and Shelley Machin. Between us we try to ensure Osteopath treatment is available 6 days a week (unless holidays and snow interfere!). Evening appointments can be made on Mondays and Thursdays.

Osteopaths don’t just treat backs (although we do see a lot) we can treat anything from your head to toes that involve the musculoskeletal system. Including helping with reducing headaches or rehabilitation help after operations such as on hips, knees, shoulders, and even bunions!

Sadly these days all too often patients have brilliant operations but little aftercare or physiotherapy, it’s important you don’t leave it too long to get rehabilitation advice and treatment. Osteopaths can also help once the wound has healed, or plaster is removed. It is really important to get the blood flowing (so the body can heal itself) as well as strengthening and stretching the muscles around the area. Recovery will be better and enable you to get back to enjoying life again.

Debbie qualified with the British Medical Acupuncture Society in 2013 and sometimes uses acupuncture as appropriate (with patient permission) as part of her osteopathic treatment to help with pain management and promote healing especially in ligaments.

Deep Tissue and Sports Massage

Nicki Goodman has been working at the clinic since we opened and as well as providing deep tissue and sports massage she can do strapping or taping to help injured clients compete so that all the hard training doesn’t go to waste.

You don’t have to be sporty or athletic to see Nicki deep tissue massage is a great way to get rid of stress, or even to keep the older muscles a bit more flexible.

Nicki is usually available Monday, Wednesday and Friday including some evenings. Tel. 07890 266636

Podiatry

Darenth Foot Surgery run by registered podiatrist Linda Russell is based at The Mill Clinic. Linda can deal with all sorts of problems with the feet from dealing with persistent verrucae to performing nail surgery.

It’s all too easy to forget how important feet are for most of the time – until they hurt!

As it’s the sandal and bare feet time of year it’s worth sorting out those fungal nails & corns.

If you are diabetic it’s extremely important to look after your feet, even if recently diagnosed it will pay off in the long term to get into a routine of regularly seeing a podiatrist. Linda has lots of experience in helping diabetic patients look after their feet and is passionate about it!

Hypnotherapy

It’s the dreaded exam season, and we all know how nerve wracking and stressful it can be, Hypnotherapy can help you control your nerves and so you can sleep better, focus on revision (sorry can’t help with that bit – you just have to get on and do it!), then face the exam with more confidence.

Hypnotherapy can also help with phobias such as fear of flying, heights or even spiders. So why not get these under control now the holiday season is underway. Call Maggie Moore 07788 587707 to find out more and book an appointment.

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