CT Clinic - Chronic Pain Specialist Reviews

CT Clinic - Chronic Pain Specialist Reviews

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Mishaal Ashraf
Mishaal Ashraf
2023-12-29
I’m 26 years old and only recently I got to know about the CT Clinic and COPA therapy by a friend. I have had chronic pain history for over 15 years, down the road I just accepted the pain and went along with my business with really poor health. I have had severe migraine (magnitude varying from 7-10) for as long as I remember with symptoms of non-stop vomiting and horrible neck cramping, I have had times where I would end up in the hospital because I couldn’t lift my head up, I completed my dentistry with this pain and it was one of the hardest things I have done, my health was so unstable that I had to keep on top my Studies Incase my health deteriorated while exam season! When I heard about Mr. Ammar I was already on treatment for my migraine for 3 years, I have a neurophysian dealing with my case, I have had to take antidepressants and so many other combinations of medicine to control it but even then I wasn’t migraine free. My first session with COPA treatment was a month or so back and it was painful considering my neck and upper back had under gone through so much abuse, during my session Mr. Ammar guided me about what I’m doing wrong and emphasised on how important posture is, I was very motivated to get better and I followed all of his guidelines, the stretches he told me, his YouTube page, the diet he told me I should keep and importance of sleeping posture. As I got my weekly sessions religiously, I saw such a vast improvement in my posture, my health and even a decrease in my frequency of migraine! And to me this was nothing less than a miracle! From having 4 attacks of migraine in a week it lessened to one attack and then slowly as the weeks passed there was a time where I was totally migraine free! This was such an accomplishment for me. I took even more care about the dos and don’t for my posture. Yes, it’s an expensive treatment and I can understand why some of you would be reluctant to get it done but before anything else, health matters, you can’t enjoy life fully if you’re not well most of the time, I was taking anti depressants as a prophylactic treatment for my migraine and during my treatment I started tapering down the dose and I can tell you now that I am thankfully better and I don’t have necks cramps or migraines of the same frequency Whenever I do feel like my neck is sore I do my stretches through out the day because they are so easy to do! So with a 15 year chronic pain history and an optimistic mind with the right guidance, I have come this far ahead regarding my health! I would honestly urge everyone to atleast give this treatment a go! It works wonders! All I can say is a huge thank you to Mr Ammar for his guidance and his work because I am finally pain free compared to what I was before!
Reply from CT Clinic - Chronic Pain Specialist 2020-11-01
Hi Mishaal Because of people like you and an achievement like this I do this very physical demanding job. Thank you so much for your testimonial and I hope you keep on top of the stretches. Much appreciated
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Aaron Symington
Aaron Symington
2023-03-28
I came to CT Clinic last April after not being able to bear my upper back / neck pain and discomfort any longer. I'd been to my usual sports physio 3 or 4 times to try and help the issue but the next day it had returned so I needed to find someone else who could get to the bottom of the problem. I was always very active both in my work and personal life, but over the last year or so I had been driving alot more and sitting at a desk for maybe 10 hours a day and my body had just seized up due to poor posture. After meeting with Ammar and having my first session I was told I needed to rest as much as possible to prevent the muscles getting tighter again and ending up back to square one. I found this a difficult time as I was getting frustrated not being able to go to the gym and do the things I loved, but Ammar told me I had to trust him and the process. Now after weeks of physio I am now pain free and back playing football again. I have incredible movement in my neck and back I can't thank Ammar enough for what he has done as I had suffered with this issue for about 8 months, I even had a nerve pain down my left thigh which he managed to fix with only 2 sessions due to a very stiff lower back. I continue with the stretches and workouts he gave me to help prevent this issue happening again and I would recommend him to anyone who has a pain issue. It is treatable in the right hands
Reply from CT Clinic - Chronic Pain Specialist 2023-03-28
Hi Aaron It was my pleasure to help. Happy that you trusted the process. Thanks for your nice words. Best regards
Beth D
Beth D
2023-02-28
Went for a simple running injury issue. They gave a good (PAINFUL) sports massage, but provided no exercises to prevent injury in the future, just told me to run less. Was extremely dismissive about using yoga to warm up/ cool down, and instead gave me boring stretches that actually did less than the yoga. They treated the pain and not the cause. Also, attitude was terrible. They were extremely condescending about things they knew nothing about, and said some rubbish about not respecting doctors advice which made me question their own 'expertise'. If mansplaining is a thing, there is a large dose of it here. The guy actually told me I could think my long-term anxiety/ depression away if I just tried. Ladies, if you have a running injury go to Withington Physio, they are cheaper and much better. Guys if you want a narrow-minded sports masseur to talk out of your *** with, CT Clinic is your place.
Reply from CT Clinic - Chronic Pain Specialist 2023-03-05
Dear Beth We have no record of anyone in the name of Beth coming to our clinic. If you are genuine you would not restrict your review access so people can trust you but this is a really cheap and low move instead work on your skills and put some energy into really helping your patients. We have our own YouTube channel which provides a full explanation about many injuries and exercises so patients can go back to if they need anymore help not a simple exercises In the meantime, I will report your account to google and take this further
nicholas1979ad
nicholas1979ad
2022-11-27
I went to CT Clinic with a couple of issues I was having on my left shoulder for 3-4 months. Specifically, there was a clicking noise when lifting my arm upwards to the point where my elbow would go above shoulder level. When doing so without any weights or resistance, it would just feel akward, but when doing so with light weights or resistance it was causing discomfort. Furthermore, when pushing either forward (like doing push-ups) or bringing the hands from side to front (like doing a pec-fly), my rear delt on the same shoulder was flaring up in a painful manner. I was examined during the first session by Ammar on not just those movements and pain, but also on various other movements of the arms and shoulders. I was then given explanations as to what methodology was going to be used (in plain english, deep tissue massage and acupuncture) with the aim of fixing the issue as quickly as possible in a permanent manner. Additionally, I was given instructions for a series of stretches to perform on regular intervals during the day on a daily basis in order to maintain the benefits of the treatment. Within 4 sessions, including the one for the initial examination, both of the issues I had were completely gone - both the clicking noise and the pain of the rear delt. I am completely satisfied with the treatment I received at CT Clinic and I would happily recommend it to anyone that has similar issues.
Reply from CT Clinic - Chronic Pain Specialist 2022-11-29
It was our pleasure to help. Thanks for your kind words CT clinic
Muhammad Hamisu
Muhammad Hamisu
2022-11-24
I’d been suffering from pain and discomfort in my neck area for about two years before contacting CT clinic. Although I never had severe pain at any point, it constantly made me uncomfortable. I couldn’t even work efficiently because the neck pain/discomfort bothered me at work. It was a problem even when I was doing normal activities like playing football or reading. I tried different painkillers and ointments but none of them got rid of it. Immediately after my first appointment with CT, I knew I made the right decision. With Dr Ammar’s stretching tips and COPA therapy skills, my neck pain/discomfort had mitigated significantly after my 3rd visit. I couldn’t believe how effective Dr Ammar’s method was. I asked him how he was able to tackle the exact issues I have in such a short period and his answer was “21 years of experience”, which completely makes sense. I’m certain that within my next few visits, the neck pain will be a thing of the past and will be able to do all my work and daily activities without any pain. Dr Ammar is the perfect chronic pain specialist for anyone suffering from any type of muscle or joint pains. Give CT Clinic a chance and you’ll be glad you did.
Reply from CT Clinic - Chronic Pain Specialist 2022-11-24
It was our pleasure to help you. Thanks for your kind words CT Clinic
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kata81ynka
kata81ynka
2022-08-28
I came to CT clinic with very painful upper back and neck pain and also suffering with medium discomfort in my wrist from a fracture I had suffered 10 years ago. When the pain was bad in my neck and upper back, I couldn’t do anything, the pain had affected my daily life and work as I sit at a desk all day and have to do a lot of typing that affects my posture. In the last 2 years priory to coming to CT Clinic, the pain in upper back and neck increased and was casuing me a lot discomfort and frustration especially since the pain was there constantly 24hrs a day. On my better days the neck and upper back pain was 6 out of 10 which was bad but on most of days the pain was 10 out of 10. It just made me feel terrible on a day-to-day basis, and I lost the faith that at any point I would be able to be pain-free. I mentioned these to my friend who recommanded me seeing Ammar at CT clinic. I went to the CT clinic to meet with Ammar and expained my issues. Ammar was very confident he can help and offered to see him for some sessions. After just 10 sessions with Ammar, I was completely pain-free. Ammar was assessing the neck and upper back pain each week and each time the pain took longer and longer to come back after the session. I was discharged after finishing my sessions but I went back after one month. I had been cured, I had no pain despite working long hours the pain did not come back. I am delighted with the treatment I have received from Mr Sawaf and with his new methodology of COPA therapy. Ammar, you brought the joy back to my life I cannot thank you enough.
Reply from CT Clinic - Chronic Pain Specialist 2022-08-31
Thanks very much for your kind words Kate We are happy to help! CT clinic team
Claudia B.
Claudia B.
2022-08-13
Honestly really great! Ammar is very experienced and after only one session I can feel the improvement!
Reply from CT Clinic - Chronic Pain Specialist 2022-08-15
It was my pleasure to help you Claudia. Thankyou for the kind words Best Regards CT clinic
Bara
Bara
2022-08-10
After my previous therapist worsened my shoulder injury, leaving me with a lot of excruciating pain that lasted weeks and many sleep deprived nights, I came to CTClinic as it came highly recommended and of course seeing all of the positive reviews. After Ammar's kind introduction, he immediately located all the problem areas. You see the issue wasn't exactly my shoulder, it was my stiff back after years of sitting in a slouched position, fatigue and tension had begun building up causing surround muscles to tighten up also. After a single workout my body suddenly felt extreme pain and the next day, I could barely move my neck. The pain would travel from my shoulder blades all the way down to my finger tips, any form of stretching would end up inflaming these areas. The cherry on top was that I couldn't do a single pushup and my muscles on the right side went into atrophy. I'm quite athletic so before my injury I was able to do 30. After only two sessions of COPA therapy, my shoulder pain reduced significantly and I no longer had issues with sleep. We continued working throughout the back as we suspected this may have been caused by a pinched nerve in my spine. Initially, even with a delicate touch; the pain was so severe in almost every part of my back. However with time, even with Ammar's Hulk-like build pressing full force on the original areas of focus, the pain was almost completely gone, we could even chit chat during the procedure as opposed to my constant groaning in the first few sessions. Ammar is very well mannered and fun to talk to, always giving advice and never imposing. Arguably, one of the best forms of physical therapy he gave was the ones outside of the clinic i.e. maintaining good posture, small purchases like a laptop stand for your neck or even the correct way to sleep just to name a few. All of which started haunting me when I did not implement them and the pain started to creep back. I came with shoulder and back pain and left with a healthy body and a friend. And to top things off, not only can I do my 30 pushups again, I'm also pushing 100KG on the bench press 7 months later. 10/10
Louise Merrick
Louise Merrick
2022-07-15
I originally started coming to CT clinic a few months ago with reoccurring upper back / neck pain that had been ongoing for around 2 years, I had seen various other physios / sport therapists to no avail. However, after my sessions with Ammar at CT clinic I now no longer have any issues and it started to feel better from the first session. Ammar has also improved my scoliosis considerably using COPA therapy, something I was told I would always have to live with. Absolutely amazing! I also recently started attending again due to a pain in my upper hamstring. Being a professional dancer I feel I have not always been taken seriously with pain / injuries however Ammar is very understanding and always gets to the root of the problem. I can feel the pain in my upper leg easing already after a few sessions. Also extremely accommodating with appointments as I have a difficult schedule being in and out of the country for work, Ammar will always manage to fit me in when needed which I greatly appreciate. Really the best place to go to if you suffer with chronic / long-standing pain or sport injuries. You are in the best hands here.
Reply from CT Clinic - Chronic Pain Specialist 2022-07-19
Thanks very much for your kind words Louise We are happy to help! CT clinic team
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Tracey Hodgson
Tracey Hodgson
2022-06-10
I originally went to CT Clinic for pain in my neck that was getting worse and causing me headaches, the headache stopped after the first session and the pain was gone after the second session. I then mentioned to Ammar about long-term lower back pain that I had become resigned to, I had got used to the consistent pain and frequent flare ups, 7 years ago the physio had told me it was just something that would always be there. Previously the pain and fear of further pain had made me hesitant in the way I exercise. Ammar used COPA therapy to tackle years of tightness in my lower back muscles, after a few sessions I could see the difference when I went out hiking. I could feel continuous improvement with each session and Ammar built up my confidence to attempt gym exercises I’d previously avoided in fear of doing further damage. I wish I had known earlier that didn’t need to just accept and live with pain.
Reply from CT Clinic - Chronic Pain Specialist 2022-06-11
Thank you for your kind words We are happy to help. CT clinic
Rebecca Rigby
Rebecca Rigby
2022-06-09
I’ve been struggling with chronic pain in my shoulder, upper back and neck for as long as I can remember, easily 12 years or more. I’ve been to various practitioners of sports massage, acupuncture, osteopaths and physios. Nothing worked. The best solution I found was having an hours sports massage weekly, which wasn’t cost effective at £40 per week, and something that wasn’t sustainable from a time point of view too. As soon as I stopped having treatment, the pain came back. I resigned myself to just assuming that it was a problem that would never be fixed. Even specialists would say that I would just have to learn to live with the pain as my problem would never go. This was the same response with everyone I saw, which was easily 12 or more. As I have a very active job teaching dance, the pain wasn’t ideal as it impacted on my every day life and work life too. Then I found COPA therapy. After the first session I noticed a huge difference, which is something I would only have seen after 4-5 weeks of weekly sessions elsewhere. By week 3, I was 80% improved, by session 4 I’m just gutted I didn’t find Ammar sooner.
Reply from CT Clinic - Chronic Pain Specialist 2022-06-09
Thanks very much for your kind words We are happy to help! CT clinic team
Melissa Nolan
Melissa Nolan
2022-05-04
Been seeing ammar now for a few weeks and I honestly can say this man and this treatment has literally give me my life back I've suffered with chronic back pain for 2 and a half years and didn't see an end to it with multiple doctors telling me there's nothing that can be done to help me. No pain killer would make the pain settle. I was in a dark place mentally with this pain and couldn't see a way out.also my physical health has improved also by 85% my lower back pain has almost gone completely. I was on allsorts of medication naproxen, zapain, pregabalin and nothing worked Until I met ammar I'm 80% better and I feel happy once again thanks to this man and his treatment I haven't even finished my sessions with him yet but to be feeling a great relief so far I know ammar can get me to 100%. He made me realise that my posture is rubbish so I've made a massive improvement with that and my upper back pain has eased aswell aslong side treatment. This man is amazing !! If your in severe pain and have been told basically to deal with it get down to CT clinic and let ammar work his magic. You won't be disappointed. Thank you ammar for literally saving my life.
Reply from CT Clinic - Chronic Pain Specialist 2022-05-30
Thank you for sharing this experience with us. We are happy to help! CT clinic team
Hamzah Khalid
Hamzah Khalid
2022-04-12
I went to CT Clinic for my shoulder that I had injured during the England lacrosse trial. I was experiencing a lot of pain during my training sessions and was affecting my progress significantly. It had got to the point where my shoulder was hindering a lot of my daily activities and was seriously affecting my love for my sport and exercise in general. I was recommended to go to CT Clinic by a family member and during the first session, Mr Sawaf’s insight had debunked many misconceptions that I had developed in the fitness community (despite playing amongst some of the best lacrosse athletes in the country). I saw significant improvement after an hour of seeing him and alleviated a lot of pai , with full range of motion in my affect shoulder. I thought the root cause of my injury stemmed from muscle weakness, but Mr Sawaf identified that it was muscle TIGHTNESS and treated it with deep tissue therapy. After only a few sessions, I am completely pain free, able to play full matches unimpeded and my shoulder has never felt better. Mr Sawaf not only treated my injury, but completely changed my mindset towards my style of training and educated me a lot on injury prevention. I could not have asked for a better service from a very polite and knowledgeable individual. I am very grateful for his help and would recommend him to everyone.
Reply from CT Clinic - Chronic Pain Specialist 2022-04-13
Thank you for sharing this experience with us. We are happy to help! Ellen Business Developer
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Mike Boyd
Mike Boyd
2022-04-06
I had been struggling with mid-upper back pain for over ten years and was look for a specialist that could provide more permanent relief. Having read the reviews I decided to give Amar a try at the CT Clinic. He had no appointments that day however stayed an hour later to accommodate me giving the severity of my pain. After one session the pain had gone and I have returned several times to keep on top of it. I would highly recommend Amar and his COPA Therapy techniques. You are in safe hands at the CT Clinic! Mike
Reply from CT Clinic - Chronic Pain Specialist 2022-04-06
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are happy to help! Ellen Business Developer
Sheikh Azhari
Sheikh Azhari
2022-03-24
Reply from CT Clinic - Chronic Pain Specialist 2022-04-13
Thanks for the 5 star rating! Ellen Business Developer
Speed Couriers
Speed Couriers
2022-03-11
I had been suffering progressively worse problems with arthritis in both knees, the end result being constant pain, difficulty in walking and being unable to sleep properly. I was recommended to Ammar at CT Clinic by my brother who had broken his back. My brother was delighted with the results so I went to see Ammar prior to having a full knee replacement. The objective prior to surgery was to strengthen the knee and reduce the pain which was achieved. Then post operation I really was in agony, taking lots of pain killers and not sleeping for more than an hour at a time which was soul destroying. Ammar's treatment has worked wonders and has made a huge difference to my recovery. Thoroughly recommended.
Reply from CT Clinic - Chronic Pain Specialist 2022-03-15
We're happy to help! Thank you for sharing your experience with us! Ellen Business Developer
Simon Rigby
Simon Rigby
2022-02-10
I came to CT Clinic after 2.5 years of neck pain. I had tried 2 physios and 1 chiro and thought that my neck could not be fixed. After only one session with Ammar my neck pain was 80% gone, and having had 8 sessions to date, I am pain free in my day to day life which is amazing. I would recommend this clinic above anywhere else.
Reply from CT Clinic - Chronic Pain Specialist 2022-02-14
Thanks Simon! We're happy to help! Ammar
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Elena Tepelus
Elena Tepelus
2022-02-09
I suffered from pain in my shoulders for 5 years, I wasn’t able to use my arms well at all. I tried to control the pain with steroid injections every year or so, but the pain was still there in both shoulders, I felt my left arm was useless! This became difficult with my job being a senior healthcare assistant. The pain was affecting my sleep; at night time I was in agony. I would take at least 30 minutes to get dressed, mainly because I was unable to move my left hand. I went to three physiotherapists, two of which were private, who were unable to help. I was given exercises and still did not feel any benefit. I had an MRI for the left shoulder again and the surgeon and the physiotherapist said because the MRI scan showed a muscle tear on the shoulder muscle, they couldn’t do anything and that it will heal after time. I didn’t heal which is when I started the steroid injections. I completed the exercises that were given to me and also got gentle massages on the shoulders, but it just did nothing to cure my pain. Eventually, I got to a point where I lost my range of movement in my arm by about 80%. I just couldn’t use my arm whatsoever. I had lost hope to find someone who would help me. But then I came across CT Clinic, and I read about Ammar’s new methodology which breaks down pain into muscle stiffness so I decided to book an appointment. After the first session, the pain was 80% better and my range of movement was fully back. I was shocked and extremely happy I couldn’t take the smile from my face! Now I can sleep at night, enjoy work again, and I have full use of both arms and no pain. I can now do the things I had given up due to my pain such as table tennis! Thank you so much Ammar you have changed my life!
Reply from CT Clinic - Chronic Pain Specialist 2022-02-14
Thanks, Elena! Glad I could help! Ammar
Rob Gem
Rob Gem
2022-02-07
I went to see Francesca with tight lower back and pain i've been having for a long time, she dealt with the pain and was very knowledgeable on what the causes were. I gym a lot so i have a lot of pain and niggles and Francesca made my lower back feel so much better just after 1 treatment. Its nice to know now that I am in good hands and can keep training for my marathon and gym.
Reply from CT Clinic - Chronic Pain Specialist 2022-02-08
Thankyou Rob for your kind words. Welcome to the CTC family and we are happy to keep you training in the gym and doing your events pain free. Regards Francesca
Laura Przylipiak
Laura Przylipiak
2022-01-23
I've recently had lower back pain so I attended CT Clinic and had a consultation with Francesca and Ammar. The whole experience from start to finish was brilliant and they both talked me through everything and what procedure they would be undertaking. Francesca got deep into my back muscles and found the problem area and then also put some focus on easing my tight glute muscles. I would highly recommend this clinic not only for their skill and professionalism but because of their informatative and friendly approach with the main focus on achieving full resolution of symptoms. Be sure to get yourself booked in...you will not regret it. Thank you Ammar and Francesca 😊
Reply from CT Clinic - Chronic Pain Specialist 2022-01-24
Thankyou for your kind words Laura. On time of your treatment I was undergoing the intensive training learning the methodologies behind COPA therapy. It was a pleasure to help you. Best Regards Francesca