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“A man is as young as his spinal column”

J. Pilates

Targeted treatment for spinal discs and sciatica.

If you are struggling with a disc problem, such as herniated or bulging disc and sciatica, or unresolved back and neck pain, we are here to help you.

As back pain specialists we have a variety of services and IDD Therapy helps us to do more for pain sufferers when manual therapy alone is not enough. IDD Therapy provides a programme of pain relief to get chronic back and neck pain sufferers back on their feet with a goal to help them stay there.


About IDD Therapy

IDD Therapy helps different spinal conditions but is most commonly used with disc issues and nerve pain, such as sciatica.

Many back pain sufferers have compressed spinal discs (low back or neck) along with stiffness and immobility in the joints, inflammation, nerve irritation and often muscle spasm. The result is pain and a vicious circle of pain and immobility.

IDD Therapy is an advanced treatment tool which enables us to focus treatment at the affected spinal level and gently decompress targeted discs. At the same time IDD carefully mobilises the spinal segment, comfortably stretching the soft tissues to create greater mobility for you.

Our goal is to ease pressure on nerves, ease muscle spasm and take restrictions away which may be preventing the body’s natural healing mechanisms from operating effectively.

As part of a programme of care, IDD Therapy Disc Treatment lets us do more for back and neck pain sufferers, than we can do with a hands-only treatment approach.

If you are interested in this treatment, you can book a standard consultation or, we do offer a free 15 minute consultation should you wish to know whether IDD Therapy might be the right treatment for you.

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Who is IDD Typically for?

  • Had pain more than three months
  • Tried manual therapy which didn’t work
  • Pain / dysfunction is having a negative impact on life
  • Taking pain killers but want to stop
  • Struggling to sleep and feeling tired
  • Wondering what to do next

Typical candidates for IDD Therapy are people who have back or neck pain and may have tried various other treatments without success. They may be taking pain medication and may be considering invasive treatments such as injections or in extreme cases, surgery.


Conditions treated include:

  • Herniated / Bulging Discs
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Sciatica and nerve pain
  • Chronic low back and neck pain

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Message from the Clinic Director

Lizelle Gerber MCSP Chartered Physiotherapist

“I have spent my career advancing my skills to help my patients. As a physio we use a variety of manual therapy techniques as well as exercise. IDD Therapy is the perfect compliment. Physios used to use “traction” but that went out of vogue because it wasn’t able to target precisely the segments we needed to treat.

IDD Therapy gives us a powerful tool which is focussed on the problem. As part of a programme of care, IDD Therapy gives patients the opportunity to get better outcomes, without relying on pain management to get through the day.”

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is a treatment?

Each IDD treatment lasts for one hour and has several components, including 25 to 26 minutes on the IDD Therapy machine.

How much is a treatment?

The price is £75 and most patients book blocks of treatment.

How many treatments will I need?

It really does depend on the duration and severity of your condition. Most patients begin with an initial course of 10 sessions and may need up to 20 treatments. If you have simple back pain, we can offer other treatments to help you.

Should I bring an MRI?

If you have an MRI, bring one with you. If you don’t have one, we begin by confirming the nature of your problem and which treatment is appropriate for you.

If you are suitable for IDD, the MRI helps us confirm the segment we are targeting and see if there are any reasons why IDD would not be appropriate for you.

Do I need to get undressed?

No, you remain fully clothed throughout.

Is IDD Therapy painful?

No. The treatment is intended to be comfortable and many patients actually go to sleep!

I’ve had surgery, can I still have IDD Therapy?

Yes, provided it was not within 6 months of the surgery and there is no metal work.

Want to know more?

No obligation consultation

To book a free 15 minute consultation with one of our physios Call 01428 748748 or contact us using the link below

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