Since we opened as a physiotherapy clinic in 2005, we have successfully treated thousands of people from West Wickham, Beckenham, Bromley, and the surrounding areas, and built up the rest of The Artemis Clinic along the way!
Whether your pain or injury is long standing or acute, our experienced chartered physiotherapists are specially trained to deliver the very best treatments to help reduce pain, speed up recovery from injury and get you back to normal activities.
Musculoskeletal (MSK) physiotherapy is the treatment of a wide range of disorders that affect the spine, muscles, ligaments, joints and tendons.
Our physiotherapists are experienced in the treatment of the following –
The initial assessment is where we gather a detailed history from you about the complaint and start to develop an idea of what structures may be causing the problem. This is followed by a physical examination which would typically test movement, strength, balance, posture, joint mobility and soft tissue integrity.
These tests enable us to develop a working clinical diagnosis. Once that has been ascertained, a treatment plan will be discussed which will incorporate any functional goals you may have. The initial consultation always includes treatment.
As a a manual therapy clinic, we do not just prescribe exercises and choose the most comfortable treatment methods to help our clients get better.
If imaging or a consultant referral is required, the client will be referred to the appropriate service or specialist. There is no additional charge for referrals or correspondence with medical professionals regarding our client’s care.
Treatment methods are proposed and discussed with clients before each session. Often a combination of the following techniques are used in one treatment session.
Home exercises for stretching, strengthening and posture are typically a core aspect of the treatment plan. These will be emailed to clients (with their consent) via our bespoke home exercise rehabilitation program.
It is important for clients to be relaxed and comfortable with all aspects of their treatment. If a client prefers to not have a particular treatment (acupuncture for example), an alternative is used instead.
We assist clients with the management of chronic pain due to conditions such as osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, spinal disease, neuralgia, PMRS, headaches, fibromyalgia, and chronic mechanical back pain.
During the initial consultation, a history of the presenting condition will be taken, followed by a physical assessment and a discussion of the the treatment plan. Treatment is incorporated into the initial consultation and only proceeds with the client’s consent.
Due to the challenging nature of chronic pain management, no more than three treatment sessions are advised at the initial consultation. Three sessions are sufficient to ascertain whether treatment is going to be effective. If it is, clients are advised to continue with treatment and increase the interval between appointments, as is appropriate to their symptoms. If there is no benefit after three sessions, there is unlikely to be one, and we advise against continuing with treatment.
We are registered with all the major private health insurance companies.
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To book an appointment over the phone or for information regarding physiotherapy services at the clinic, call 020 8777 1500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Late cancellation policy: There is no late cancellation fee if you change or cancel your appointment more than 24hours in advance. Under this time, any cancellations or non-attendances will be charged in full and deposits will be used. Deposits are non-transferrable between clients.
Ms Barije Nela MCSP, BSc Physiotherapy, qualified
as a physiotherapist in 2017 and obtained her Masters degree in 2018. Since then she has gained extensive practical experience in both hospital settings and private clinics. Barije values a hands-on approach to treatment and enjoys working collaboratively with her clients to assist them achieve their goals.
She is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council.
Ms Elaine Gavin MCSP, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, DCHAc, qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1996 and is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council and is a practicing member of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS) and Physio First.
Elaine obtained her postgraduate diploma in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology (DCHAc 2006).
After gaining experience in both public and private health sectors in the UK and abroad, she established her own private physiotherapy clinic in 2005. This clinic developed and expanded over the years to what is now known as The Artemis Clinic.
Great service and clean nice relaxing place, nice reception staff with great physio that I’m having, treatment with Mrs Barije Nela.Jay - Google review
I have visited Elaine on and off for the last year and have to say she is great. I have struggled with my back for many years and have visited many other clinics both private and NHS. I can honestly say Elaine is the only one who has managed to locate the pain and give me lasting results. She is warm and friendly and full of great advice. I would have no hesitation in recommending Elaine and the Artemis Clinic.”T.J
We cannot speak highly enough of Elaine’s knowledge and professionalism. She is very understanding of her patient’s situation and is kind and compassionate.”L.G.
The clinic has a lovely atmosphere and staff are very friendly. Texts are sent to remind you of appointments which was great. Have seen Elaine for an on-going problem with my back, she was very experienced and provided me with helpful information. Would certainly recommend.”S.C
I cannot praise the treatment I have received at the Artemis Clinic enough. I have gained confidence and have been able to return to a job which I love. Everyone at Artemis is so caring and positive. It has made a big difference to my life.”Client feedback form
Friendly and Fantastic. Treatments had physiotherapy and acupuncture. Helped me to get back to normality.”V.L.
A fantastic clinic with welcoming staff. Elaine is attentive and professional. Receiving acupuncture here has helped keep my condition under control. Would definitely recommend.”S.F.
This Clinic is a lovely relaxing place. The staff are very professional and understanding, make you feel very welcome. Elaine has helped me so much with the ongoing pain since a car accident. I would not hesitate to recommend a visit.”J. Placek