Doctorcall
Dr Charles Levinson recognised for his assistance in compiling “Britain’s Top 250 Consultants by Speciality” for the Tatler Doctors Guide 2013.

Dr Charles Levinson is the founder and CEO of Doctorcall at 121 Harley Street. Dr Levinson started the first private visiting service in London in 1989, offering home visits 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Doctorcall now provides the largest private visiting doctor service of its kind in the UK. Dr Levinson is recognised as being a leading innovator within the independent sector and in addition to providing the first visiting doctor service in London, he is an expert on flu pandemics and was the first to provide a large-scale flu vaccination programme outside the NHS. Doctorcall was also the first to offer health screening by questionnaire for companies.

He has pioneered the use of protocols in healthcare delivery and has been an early exponent of the new methods of communication within healthcare. Dr Charles Levinson was approached by the Tatler Doctors Guide, now in its fourth edition, and asked to join the panel Britain’s top GPs, respected physicians and top-of-their-tree surgeons, and assist in its completion. It has now become is a highly respected guide to Britain’s top 250 consultants by speciality.

Jessie Hewitson, The Tatler Doctors Guide 2013 Editor, acknowledges Dr Levinson’s contribution by saying: “Most of all, I’d like to thank the charming Dr Charles Levinson, who helped me shape this supplement, ensuring that it is medically as robust as possible and for seeking second and even third opinions from his black book of contacts.”

More information on Dr Charles Levinson and Doctorcall’s services is available by calling 0844 257 0345 or by email to info@doctorcall.co.uk
We are delighted to announce that Doctorcall is now providing all clinical services on behalf of Doctors Direct. This brings together the two leading visiting doctor services in the UK and provides a better service than either could on their own.

The provision of an urgent response service is volume dependent: with a greater number of doctors on duty at any one time, it is possible to provide a far more flexible and efficient service. As a result of this, Doctorcall now provides a nationwide health service and in particular a very established service within London.

We can now claim to be the main alternative to the NHS for home visits and urgent care.
Here at City Physio all of our therapists are experienced acupuncturists. While it is largely accepted these days that acupuncture can have significant benefit for chronic problems such as arthritis and persistent low back pain, very few are aware of its value in treating acute sports injury.

There is now a huge amount of evidence supporting the use of acupuncture as an adjunct to conventional physiotherapy techniques. Mobile brain scans and MRI scans enable us to objectively measure the effects that acupuncture has. When piercing the skin the nerve response sent via reflex has an instantaneous effect on the surrounding muscle. At the same time 20 minutes of acupuncture stimulates our adrenal glands to release cortisol, one of our bodies natural anti-inflammatory.

Specific needling techniques have developed over the years to enable us to maximise these benefits. For example:

Four needles surrounding an area of swelling stimulates cortisol production and can significantly reduce that swelling.

Trigger points that have developed as a result of injury, weakness or muscle spasm can be calmed very quickly as a reflex response to treatment.

There are also specific points we can use to ease stiffness and specific points to maximise pain relief.

If you have a sports injury and would like to know if acupuncture and/or physiotherapy can help please feel free to contact us.
The gym was taken over by Bannatynes. Bob has a new, centrally located clinic room opposite the gym. City Physio is now extending the 10% discount to Bannatynes gym members across all of their 3 City Centre gyms.

Bob’s central Chepstow street location is ideally located for end stage rehab for all sports injuries. His experience of treating top level dancers and wrestlers enables him to draw on a variety of different rehabilitation techniques to suit specific sports needs.
Jo Fleming (Nee Thompson) has started to teach one on one or small group Pilates at City Physio. She has trained with Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) and completed Matwork one, the class instructor matwork two and later that year (2010) the Antenatal and Postnatal Pilates course.

All of which means Jo is able to help people recovering from low back pain or those who are or have been recently pregnant and feel they are weaker than they were pre-pregnancy. I strongly believe that Pilates can help anyone who wishes to give it a try, it’s an education as well as an exercise regime, helping the intelligent sports person to make the most of their game... and it’s not only for sports people- it really is for anyone to relax and enjoy while building strength and stability throughout the whole body…… and be prepared to feel you exercised the next day!