Kernow Pain Clinic One Life, One Spine, Look After It

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Clinic History and Ethos

I first opened the Kernow Pain Clinic in 1990 in the small market town of Helston. I started completely from scratch with just one patient in my first week, I would sit in the practice for 40-50 hours a week regardless of whether I had patients or not, and from that we have grown to having in the region of 15,000 patients registered.  The practice is totally patient-centric, if we cannot help you we will tell you as soon as it is apparent, if you feel worse we want to know so we can help, and if you feel better and don’t require our help that is brilliant.

I was born in Hampshire but moved to Cornwall when I was a year old, grew up in the West of Cornwall, surfing, playing rugby for Penzance & Newlyn Pirates and going to school at Humphry Davy Grammar School. I could not have wished for a better start to life in such a great area. I then moved to London for 5 years to study at the British School of Osteopathy and to work there for my first year, hot footing it back to Cornwall as soon as I could.

The practice grew and grew, and I loved living in Helston with its wonderful community. I trained in Acupuncture to compliment my osteopathy, and a year ago was joined by Bethany Alston, Osteopath, who has fitted in fantastically with the practice and in many ways her treatment is similar to my own so patients can benefit from continuity but also a second opinion.

Communication is a key part of our practice, and we always encourage patients to contact us with queries, worries or simply requests for advice. We will try and find you the most suitable treatment if ours is not helping or appropriate for your condition. We can contact your GP and employer for you on your behalf if we feel it helps.

Advice is also a key part of what we do - advice on lifestyle, exercise and other matters.
Most patients only require 2-3 appointments and some come in for maintenance for chronic conditions, but again we discuss with you, what you want, not what we want.
We are here for you not the other way round.


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