Kinetic Chain Release was founded and developed by Scottish Physiotherapist, Hugh Gilbert, a globally recognised leader in the field of physical rehabilitation. Hailed as the 'miracle protocol' in healthcare today, KCR is a simple but effective system of mobilisations and stretches that brings the body back into balance quickly and easily. It is a gentle, non-invasive and suitable for all ages.
Who Can Benefit from KCR?
Everyone can benefit from a KCR treatment. Bringing the body back into balance can alleviate a problems such as weak ankles, knee problems, hip and joint pain, pelvic discomforts, back, shoulder and neck pain, TMJ, headaches and will also increase energy levels.
Other conditions that may be helped or alleviated by a KCR treatment:
KCR is extremely versatile, simple and effective in treating a wide range of disorders such as:
Chronic Back Pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Weak(frequently sprained) Ankles
Chronic Knee Problems
Chronic neck pain
Recurrent hamstring issues
Recurrent groin strain
Wrist pain and weakness
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD)
What can I expect during a KCR treatment?
Your initial appointment will include a medical history assessment to ascertain any relevant information about your present and past health status. During this assessment you will also be asked about your everyday activities and any specific sports you partake in and any injuries that you may have incurred.
The KCR treatment begins with checking for leg length discrepancy (LLD followed by a series of mobilisations of joints and stretches if tissue to bring the body back to a more balanced state. As this is treatment is quite active by nature, it is advisable to wear something comfortable and loose fitting to allow for a full range of movement.
How can LLD affect the body's natural balance?
Despite the fact that LLD can exist without any perceivable pain, over time this imbalance can cause the body to over-compensate and lead to a wide range of common complaints and physical conditions.
KCR treatment prices:
£40 (45 mins)
Rachel McGain-Harding is a KCR Practitioner and has undergone KCR training with KCR founder, Hugh Gilbert. Treatments are carried out at our dedicated home-based therapy room, near Penicuik.
To book an appointment, please email Rachel at
Sports Massage Therapy
What is Sports Massage Therapy?
Sports massage therapy involves the skilled application of a multitude of manual soft tissue techniques to help reduce pain, restore function and improve physical performance.
Is it only suitable for the sports person?
The benefits of a sports massage are not just limited to athletes. Soft tissue tension, stress and fatigue can affect any one of us, whether we are active or sedentary. Common causes of soft tissue tension, stress or fatigue may include poor posture, a demanding job (physically and/or mentally), repetitive activities such as lifting or gardening and everyday activities such as sitting at a desk or driving for extended periods of time. Therefore, many people often achieve symptomatic relief from a good Sports massage.
What is the aim of a Sports Massage?
Ease muscle tension and therefore resultant aches and pains
Improve power, strength and endurance of the muscles in and around the injured area
Prevent injury by ensuring correct movement biomechanics
Enhance sporting performance by increasing the efficiency of the soft tissues
Improve mobility and flexibility of joints
Other benefits include reducing soft tissue inflammation due to an increase in lymphatic drainage and thus removal of waste products, a reduced heart rate and improved circulation within the venous system back to the heart because of mechanical assistance.
What can I expect during a Sports Massage treatment?
Your initial appointment will include a medical history assessment to ascertain any relevant information about your present and past health status. During this assessment you will also be asked about your everyday activities and any specific sports you partake in and any injuries that you may have incurred. To ensure that you receive a personalised treatment, it is necessary to undergo a physical examination which will include a postural assessment and various tests for mobility and strength. Once your full assessment is complete, your treatment will follow. This will involve a hands-on use of different massage techniques to release soft tissue (muscles, fascia and tendons), restoring your body’s mobility and give symptomatic relief.
Any subsequent treatment will involve a quick reassessment and will be unique to you, your fitness levels and your specific personal goals. Massage treatments are carried out at our dedicated home-based therapy room, near Penicuik.
Initial examination & Treatment:
£40 (45 mins)
£30 (30 mins)
Rachel McGain-Harding has a Diploma in Sports & Remedial Massage and is used to working with a wide range of clients from office and manual workers to athletes. So rest assured, you are in very good hands!