GOOD HEALTH DOESN’T COME BY ACCIDENT
I provide effective, powerful ways to recover from injury and illness. Using a combination of clinical experience, evidence based exercise plan, breathing techniques and movement routines with lifestyle modifications.
As a registered Osteopath, Chartered Physiotherapists and Masters Rehabilitation Therapists I combine clinical experienced with the latest protocols for injury assessment & diagnosis
I combine proven treatment strategies to for effective resolution to injuries.
A Gait Analysis assesses the way you walk, using the lastest innovative technology, pressure plate analysis we can identify abnormal foot pressures and movements during the footstep that are not visible to the eye, helping to diagnose lower limb conditions.
Advanced Bio-Mechanical Assessment
A full body & injury assessment of how you move, a comprehensive process to identify adaptive muscle and joint function which can lead to compensation patterns, injury and performance loss in sports.
Hi I’m Francis Connor
I specialise in managing and treating conditions that have previously not responded to surgery, physiotherapy or osteopathy. Often called upon for my expert opinion and skills in helping solve some of the more complex injuries we see here at the clinic.
I have been working with the residents of Bolton for quite some time, I am one of the northwest’s most experienced and successful Osteopaths and Physiotherapist with 27 years in the industry.
GOsC (General Osteopathic Council)
BOA (British Osteopathic Association)
HPC (Health professional Council)
CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapists)
MSc in Sports Rehabilitation
Diploma in Nutritional Therapy, Sports and Natural Nutrition.
Osteopathy uses the phrase “structure governs function” and one I work with constantly refer to in my practise, how we use and treat the body will determine how it performs in our everyday sports and activities.
When we leave our youthful stage of life your body is down to you, the fitter, stronger, more mobile you are the better. If we consider a boxer, his intensive training wouldn’t make him a good swimmer or footballer, we get good at what we do.
So we need to ask “what do we want from our body and is our training and activities fit for purpose”. If an office based working mother with a sedentary lifestyle attends the clinic having back issues which have developed since having a baby, we would have to consider many factors such as; lifting- a child is like carrying weights that move, however children haven’t read and certainly don’t follow manual handling practises, they get heavier quickly, but, with the right intervention you can adapt quickly increasing strength, core stability with flexibility so the task of carrying a child becomes a lesser challenge and overall pressure on the body.
In my practice I implement a short term plan to help reduce your pain. I assess, treat and rehabilitate then, discuss a long term plan for you to maintain your body and health.
I have an interest in postural issues and work related injury with also a keen interest in sports injuries currently club osteopath for Swinton judo club, Salford and the osteopath for the BJC (British Judo Council), though my expertise is spinal rehabilitation.
During my time in practise I have helped many people in fact if you name a job I’ve probably treated someone in it, police officers, electricians, joiners roofers, dentists, osteopaths/physiotherapists (yes they get sore backs to), sports people from every level such as Common Wealth Games and British champions in judo, world ranked athletes, tri-athletes, cyclists and many local football teams.
Clinic attendance is from varied industry sectors, ranging from self employed individuals to employees from large companies and corporations such as the BBC, Granada TV with actors from coronation street, Emerdale, Holby city, Lowry, The Palace, The Opera, Some of the larger companies such as KPMG, Marks & Spencer’s, Croma, Esure, Royal Bank of Scotland, The CO-OP, BUPA , British Airways, Vidal Sassoon, MMU, Manchester City Council, EON, Kellogs and many many more…my youngest patient is six years old and the oldest 97 years old.