To register an appointment, please call Regina on 0781 4538392 or email: info@spinalmatters.com

Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation
and Conditioning

  • Back Pain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Whiplash and Neck problems
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal pathologies
  • Tension headache

Welcome to Spinal Matters

Regina

My name is Regina Smohai, I am an injury rehabilitation specialist and Neuromuscular Therapist. I am the founder of Spinal Matters.

I have been in the industry since 2006, have studied in Britain and the US with many leading experts in the field. I have worked with hundreds of clients suffering from locked jaw, frozen shoulder, hip and knee problems and different spinal pathologies. See my full bio and qualifications here

Spinal Matters can help you with:

Consultation process: health history and posture analysis

This shows me what approach to take and I can begin the treatment. Before the session is over I take you through your “homework”, which will be specific exercises to alleviate your pain. The most common question people ask is: how long will it take me to get better?

The answer is the body is able to compensate out of pain to keep us moving for a long time before it begins to break down. By the time severe pain presents itself the body has done everything it can to keep you moving. It has been compensating, sometime for years, and so reversing the situation takes time. Healing doesn’t happen over-night. However, I am able to give clients a good idea of how long the process will take. An average time is three months, unless the injury is a recent one.

CranioSacral Therapy

(CST) is a hands-on therapy, where the touch is gentle, non-invasive and subtle. The treatment is designed to work on the Craniosacral system, which is the meningeal membrane structure that surround and support the brain and spinal cord, the bones of the head to which they attach and the cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds and protects the brain.

The treatment is extremely relaxing, suitable for all ages, and has been successfully applied to treat the following: neck stiffness, lower back and pelvic pain, headache, migraine and dizziness, feelings of anxiety and stress, ear and sinus problems and TMJ (jaw) issues.

Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) incorporates the nervous system by the application of specific soft tissue therapy techniques to alleviate pain

NMT is rooted in a solid understanding of anatomy and physiology, and sound physiological principles

NMT is an ideal therapy for:

  • Rebalancing the musculoskeletal system from poor lifting habits, bad posture, using a computer for long periods, altered mechanics in sport and continual practise of a musical instrument
  • Whiplash
  • Sciatica
  • Migraine
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Stiff neck, jaw and hip
  • Repetitive strain injury

Golf Conditioning

In order to have a consistent swing the golfer has to have good overall flexibility, needs to be able to maintain their centre of gravity, has to have good motor programme development and good posture. With these in place the golfer can achieve low handicap and stay injury free.

If you are looking for improved performance and better scores consider a tailor-made conditioning programme with Spinal Matters

Spinal Matters can help you with

  • Improved Flexibility
  • Better Balance
  • Good Posture
  • Maintain optimal head position and swing

Spine and joint services: include body assessment, therapies to relieve pain, exercise and diet.

Spinal Matters can help you with

  • Disc herniation
  • Spinal stenosis: narrowing of the spinal canal
  • Spondylolysis: fracture of the articular pillar
  • Spondylolisthesis: forward slipping of a vertebrae grades 1-4
  • SI joint dysfunction: posture and muscle weakness related condition. Climbing up stairs and lunging are often painful
  • Lumbar facet joint dysfunction: loss of disc height, loss of extension movement from spine, inability to rotate or flex the spine
  • Shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle

Testomonials

“I suffered from neck and shoulder problems for many years, and even considered surgery just to get rid of the pain. Regina has helped me avoid all that, and seeing her keeps me pain-free.” -Virginia
“With Regina's help and expertise, I've found I can go back to enjoying the things I used to love before my accident” -Alex
“Thank you, Regina, what a difference your treatment has made to my life. I can freely move my neck and shoulder. The pain has gone and I have good movement now - life is much easier and pain free” -Mary


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