I'm Phil Parker, an Auckland resident for 37 years. For 22 of those years I have been treating acute and long term back and neck joint problems. My approach is the Golden Rule - don't do anything to others that you wouldn't have done to yourself.
being a sufferer of back and neck pain for many years, believe me, I
know what it's like to have a stuck, acutely painful neck or back!
I believe that a gentle approach is best -and that's how I approach treating back and neck pain in my Auckland clinic.
1999 I developed a very gentle manual therapy method for the treatment
of acute one sided low back pain (with, or without sciatica)
technique was so effective that I saw patients progress from acute low
back pain so severe that they could not sit or stand - to compelete
relief within two or three brief sessions. In fact, I published an
article on this technique in New Zealand and presented it to a
conference of my peers in 2000.
My treatment approach has four elements:
Hands on diagnosis
Deep tissue friction mobilisation & massage
Gentle manual joint traction and mobilisation
And ... ongoing exercise and lifestyle advice to maintain the benefits of treatment