A new alternative therapy centre based on a treatment pioneered in Nottinghamshire has opened in Radcliffe-on-Trent.

The clinic specialises in the Full Movement Method – a unique way of resolving muscle and joint pains, immobility and malfunction developed by West Bridgford therapist Andy Thomas.

Andy has trained therapists locally, nationally and abroad to practise the Full Movement Method, and students have gone on to open FMM clinics in Bournemouth, Sheffield and elsewhere.

But the clinic in Radcliffe-on-Trent is the first to be set up jointly in Nottinghamshire by the next generation of FMM practitioners.

It is based at The Beauty Spot, Main Road, Radcliffe-on-Trent, and will be run by practitioners Maria Bilous, from Radcliffe-on-Trent, and husband and wife Kevin and Karen Green, from Newton.

All three learnt to become FMM practitioners after suffering injuries and finding that other treatments didn’t cure their problems.

Kevin, 51, a policeman with Nottinghamshire Police for 25 years before leaving two years ago to become a full-time FMM practitioner and yoga teacher, injured his back in a motorbike accident. Wife Karen suffered a neck injury in a car crash, while Maria had severe tennis elbow.

“All of us discovered the Full Movement Method as a result of having treatment, so we know it works,” said Karen, 54, who is also a sports injury therapist, a clinical hypnotherapist and a yoga teacher. “Our experiences inspired us to train in the method and to become practitioners. We have all been practising independently for some time but now we are delighted to be opening a clinic together based on the Full Movement Method at The Beauty Spot in Radcliffe.”

Maria, 48, who is also a yoga teacher, said; “We really feel we can help people get rid of certain pain that they may have had for years. It works wonders.”

The launch of the alternative therapy clinic marks an expansion in the treatments offered at The Beauty Spot, which has been run by beautician Michelle Revill for the past 20 years and opened on its current site four years ago.

“I am absolutely delighted that Kevin, Karen and Maria have opened a clinic to practise the Full Movement Method at The Beauty Spot,” she said. “Their services will complement the beauty and chiropody treatments we already offer, and I hope that additional alternative therapists may come on board as the clinic grows.”

The Full Movement Method centres on a unique blend of ancient art, modern mobilisation techniques and deep bodywork, explained Andy Thomas, who has a patent on the treatment.

“Each sufferer is unique and requires a solution particular to him or her,” said Andy. “FMM does not provide a formula or a prescription – each solution is tailor-made to suit not just the condition but the circumstances and capabilities of the individual.”

Patients suffering pain as a result of sports injuries or road accidents are those most frequently treated by the FMM. Andy has treated thousands of people over more than 25 years, and claims a 95% success rate.

“I am very pleased that Kevin, Karen and Maria have launched their clinic at The Beauty Spot,” said Andy. “Their venture marks the start of what I believe will be a new generation of FMM clinics in Nottinghamshire.”

For more information about the clinic at The Beauty Spot call Andy Thomas on 0115

9141422 or Maria Bilous on 07773 780903.