"I see Steve as often as I can
for an 'M.O.T'"
Working both on and off stage in theatre takes its toll on the body.
From unloading heavy scenery that needs to be built in a day to
performing on stage in stilts as a Giant in Pantomine, the lasting
damage to the body can be serious if it is not well looked after.
Over the many years I have known Steve he has not only successfully
treated aches, pains and injuries, but armed me with an arsenal of
exercises to prevent injuries returning.
I see Steve as often as I can
for an 'M.O.T' where he continues to keep my physical health in optimum
condition to meet the demands of my high intensity work schedule.
I have recommended many of my family to Steve and would not think twice
about recommending Steve to anyone who may require treatment or
prevention of recurring injuries.
"Steve shocked me, he was so thorough with his examination!"
Nearly five months ago i suffered a slipped lower disc which consequently
trapped the nerve to my left leg. The pain despite taking prescribed medication
became at times so intense that i sought alternative treatments.
friends referred me to Chiroprators and Sports Massage Therapists but neither
could make any difference to my mobility or alleviate the pain. I was offered an
epidural but knowing this would only 'mask' the pain and not deal with the true
cause i declined. I was worried surgery would be the only cure.
particularly 'emotional' morning at work, a colleague insisted i paid Steve
Crossley a visit. Feeling very reluctant to 'try someone else' i made an
appointment. Steve shocked me, he was so thorough with his examination,
something i hadn't experienced so far,he explained fully the cause of my problem
and how he could help rectify it.
After my first treatment i noticed small
improvements. After my second session i felt so much more physically and
emotionally stronger i really couldn't believe the difference in such a short
space of time.
I am looking forward to my next appointment as things can only
improve further. I am just so glad that now the cause is being treated, the
symptons are gradually fading and i no longer need to rely on pain relief to get
me through each day.
Steve is a fantastic guy and well worth every penny spent
in his care. He has given me the peace of mind that surgery is no longer an
option. A thank you doesn't even begin to acknowledge his attentiveness and
I would recommend his services to anyone!!!
"arthroscopic surgery and acupuncture did little
to improve the situation"
I have a history of right knee pain and swelling following a ski-ing accident over 10 years ago. Arthroscopic surgery and acupuncture did little to improve the situation and I have been very restricted in my level of activity ever since.
During our first consultation and treatment session, Steve thoroughly examined my knee and general body posture. He was able to identify that the movement of the knee was significantly being affected by over tight muscles in the right side of my lower back and right outer thigh.
Work on these tight muscles during the initial treatment almost immediately started to reduce the knee pain and swelling. My condition has continued to improve with subsequent treatments and by doing the simple exercises specifically tailored for me by Steve.
Steve Crossley provides a very professional and effective treatment that I would highly recommend.
"Now I only need to see Steve for maintenance
appointments every 3-4 months"
I first went to see Steve due to pain in my lower back and neck strain. I
started off having appointments on a weekly basis and soon found that the
As well as the traditional osteopathic treatment Steve and I also discussed preventative measures that ranged from diet and posture to exercises and supplements. Now I only need to see Steve for maintenance appointments every 3-4 months.
I like Steve's holistic approach to treatments; he has an excellent understanding of how the body works and how to look after your body for optimum fitness and wellbeing.
"Steve has a holistic approach which I
find maintains activity levels
and promotes speedy recovery."
My first meeting with Steve was almost 10 years ago now following acute back
pain that looked likely to curtail an impending ski trip - as a result of being
over-enthusiastic in the gym!
This was not the first episode of this problem,
but certainly the worst. As a clinician myself I have always been impressed with
the thoroughness of the assessment and the range of treatment modalities
Whenever I see Steve there is typically immeadiate relief and yes, I
did make the ski trip. Now I only need the occasional check-up thanks to the
range of suitable exercises Steve suggests in addition to the 'hands-on'
Dr Simon Otter
"After the first session, the pain was
so much better"
After a car accident and whiplash, I suffered episodes of shoulder and neck
pain. This last Feb 2010, I had an acute neck pain whilst in the USA. I saw Steve
as soon as I arrived back home and he expertly diagnosed the muscles which had
gone into spasm.
After the first session, the pain was so much better and
gradually over the next few weeks of treatment and doing the prescribed
exercises at home, I became pain free and completly mobile again.
I have had no
hesitation in recommending Steve to clsoe friends who have also found him highly
effective in his treatment and impressed with his professionalism.
"I have seen Steve for a number of sport related
problems, including back, knee and muscular strain; there has not been
anything that he has not managed to resolve."
found Steve’s approach to be totally professional and he ensures an
environment in which I felt relaxed and listened to. He provides a sound
knowledge base for his treatment which instils confidence and trust.
The treatment and follow up suggestions have fully
resolved my problems. In relation to my back problem the use of the
orthotics has meant that I have been pain free for over 10 years.
Thanks to the help of Steve’s treatments I have managed
to maintain my active lifestyle and never been hindered for an
unnecessary period of time.
I have been asked whether I had better ways to spend my
money and I can honestly say, despite the credit crunch, I feel that it
is worth far more to me than money can buy. My ability to do my job and
get to the gym is of utmost importance to me. I feel that both the
psychological and physical benefits I get from maintaining my healthy
lifestyle far out way any financial costs I may incur. After all, you
can’t put a price on happiness! I would (and do) recommend Steve
Crossley with confidence to my friends.
so well that I have now cancelled the operation"
great to be able to have some control over the situation rather than
having to rely on drugs and surgery to treat only the pain"
I had suffered low back and
knee pain for quite some time and was told that I needed a knee
operation, which had already been booked up. I went to see Steve
Crossley who examined me thoroughly and told me that the knee problem
was related to my spine. He gave me some treatment and some special
exercises, which worked so well that I have now cancelled the operation
as I don’t have any more knee pain and my lower back is also very much
better. The exercises were very simple but amazingly effective as
they addressed exactly what was going wrong with my body’s mechanics. It
is great to be able to have some control over the situation rather than
having to rely on drugs and surgery to treat only the pain.
Eastbourne Car Auctions
" I tried the Back Mechanic and after one
session was 80% pain free"
After being involved in a car accident and
having severe lower back pain, resulting in needing to take several pain
killers a day, I tried the Back Mechanic and after one session was 80%
pain free. I could also start to drive again without any pain in my
lower back or knee. After a few more sessions and advice on exercises
and posture etc, my back is now almost fully recovered. I have not taken
any painkelliers for over 6 months and can't thank Steve enough for the
treatment i received.Thank you.
"I have to say the work you did on my Quadratus Lumborum and Gluteus Medius muscles before Christmas has really paid dividends....back playing golf again albeit badly - cant blame the back. I am virtually pain free most of the time. Still stretch many times throughout the day"
I was referred to Steve Crossley by my orthopaedic surgeon as he didn't feel that surgery would be of any benefit to my back problem. I was sceptical at first, as I was in constant pain, have a long history of back problems since a serious car accident and couldn't imagine how anyone could help me.
Steve tested me thoroughly and identified the source of my pain which was muscular. His treatment got right to the heart of the problem by relaxing the tight muscles and releasing the locked joints. He then gave me some simple but very effective exercises to do on a daily basis to help realign my spine and restabilize the joints.
Account Director - CA Ltd
"after one or two more visits things rapidly returned to normal"
“Having suffered from lower back pain for most of my adult life I was, without warning, struck with severe muscle spasm and extreme pain in the area. Unable to move I contacted Steve immediately and made arrangements to visit his clinic. After an initial consultation and treatment the discomfort was dramatically reduced; after one or two more visits things rapidly returned to normal. Steve focuses upon both treatment and prevention. Having completed the treatment for my pain and discomfort he also spent time discussing my life style and suggesting exercises that could be used to strengthen my lower back; as a consequence I remain pain free and am also able to carry out certain exercises that curtail the pain when I feel the problem coming on” “Steve has a gentle and reassuring manner; is first class at responding to emergencies and putting people at ease”
Mr C. Alsop
"Steve has become a trusted lifestyle advisor"
• Steve Crossley has provided first rate remedial treatment with a strong focus on prevention rather than repetitive treatment. With his extensive knowledge of the mind-body connection, Steve has also become a trusted lifestyle advisor.
• Whilst I still go along to his clinic on emergency basis, the frequency of such treatments has reduced dramatically over the years. I also attend for back MOT’s as a way to ensure that problems do not reoccur in future.
• Steve Crossley runs a very professional clinic offering a wide and varied range of treatments. He and his staff are accommodating and friendly and I would not hesitate to recommend their services to anyone.
"I feel very lucky to have found a practitioner with his breadth of skill and infinite patience."
I am 84 years old and had all the normal ailments which are unavoidable at my age. Creaky limbs, weak muscles and much less energy than I would like.
It is now 18 months since mylast knee replacement andI have been seeing Steve for a year. The difference is wonderful, he has worked steadily to bring me back to the best condition I can be.
His holistic approach and expertise has not only strengthened muscles weakened by operations, but he has improved other ailments and my general wellbeing with an exercise routine and motivational and practical advice and encouragement. I feel very lucky to have found a practitioner with his breadth of skill and infinite patience.
In this day and age most people of my age receive nothing more than palliative care and Steve has given me the same care and support as any athlete training for the olympics.
I cannot recommend his services highly enough.
"My treatment has been a great success"
I had been suffering with foot pain for 5 weeks after an accident. The examination and treatment were very professional and within 3-4 weeks my pain was eased. My treatment has been a great success and I would like to thank Steve very much for the help I received.
Mrs M. Littley
"I felt 50% better after just one treatment and progress has been brilliant since then"
I had been suffering with lower back pain and sciatica in my right leg for 2 months before I went to see Steve at his Back Mechanic Clinic. The consultation and examination were very thorough and professional. I felt 50% better after just one treatment and progress has been brilliant since then. The professional approach puts you at ease immediately and when he says he can do something for you, it instils confidence, which goes well to solve the problem.
Mr A. Elphick
"Steve is my back mechanic"
I do a fair bit of running, so from time to time my back plays me up. Steve is my back mechanic. Whenever I get a twinge, I go and see him for a pre-emptive strike. After a couple of sessions, my back is back in full working order, ready for more abuse. Steve is highly professional and his in-depth knowledge puts you instantly at ease. He has my whole-hearted endorsement and I am delighted to recommend his services.
"not only has the injury been able to heal, but there have been other benefits to my physical health and sporting performance"
Having overplayed rugby at school and for ERFC under 16's, I had developed a bone spur on my heel. After a series of treatments with Steve Crossley and a personalised exercise programme, custom designed to address the underlying cause of the problem; not only has the injury been able to heal, but there have been other benefits to my physical health and sporting performance. Due to Steve's holistic approach to therapy and the tailor-made exercise programme he wrote for me, I feel very confident in recommending Steve Crossley at www.backmechanic.co.uk to any up and coming sporting superstar and other future patients.
Eastbourne RFC and Harlequins School of Rugby
"a few sessions with
Steve has cured the problem"
I have had lower back pain for the past 8 months and a few sessions with
Steve has cured the problem. I am now back to running 20 to 30 miles
per week. I would highly recommend Steve Crossley.