Chronic Pain Specialist Didsbury, Stockport, Manchester
Manchester Physiotherapy, COPA Therapy
CT Clinic is the leading specialist in complicated acute and chronic pain management in Manchester, Didsbury, and Stockport. Our practitioners specialise in the No.1 COPA therapy treatment which uses a combined approach of various techniques to identify and eradicate your pain.
COPA therapy goes beyond pain treatment! Our chronic pain practitioners will look deeply into your environment to identify the cause of your pain and coach you on how to avoid future episodes.
Who We Are
We are a chronic pain specialist, with a high success rate presented in 5 starts Google review we would like to think we have the potential to help you improve any form of musculoskeletal pain. The techniques used by our chronic pain practitioners which have been developed over 20 years of working with patients, with long-standing illnesses or complicated cases of pain in the muscles have allowed us to hone our skills and develop a new system and techniques to help patients this is called COPA Therapy and Sawaf’s technique. Whether your pain is acute or COPA therapy can offer you a renewed outlook on your life which will equate to a pain-free life.
This unique system has been developed by our Head Practitioner Ammar Sawaf. COPA Therapy focuses on the source of the pain; muscle stiffness regardless of the diagnosis you have been given (bulged disc, herniated disc, meniscus, sciatica, headache, rotator cuff tear, sports injuries, untreatable conditions…..) not at any point we are dismissing these diagnoses instead we don’t think this is what causes the pain and we have a different approach to treat the pain.
In addition, Ammar has developed his own technique called Sawaf’s technique to break the muscle stiffness by stimulating and manipulating the muscle tissue fibers allowing the blood vessels to flow naturally again. Once the full treatment plan is followed a patient will see significant improvements. During the treatment phase life, style, and ergonomic factors are discussed which the patient is advised to implement in their lifestyle to ensure that there is no regression.
Ammar Sawaf has worked for over 2 decades with experts in the field of Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Osteopathy, and Acupuncture to develop COPA Therapy and offer a new way to treat pain; COPA Therapy’s whole philosophy is to eliminate pain from its root cause, once and for all.
Additionally, here at the CT Clinic, we have started using a muscle diagnostics machine Myoton which allows us to make an objective, accurate and non-invasive assessment of muscle tone and stiffness this diagnostic tool is fast and efficient it measures a unique set of parameters including tone and elasticity. Myoton is a trailblazing piece of kit which is used by several hundred universities and is currently being used by NASA. Myoton helps us with the treatment of each patient as it gives us a unique set of data which allows us more detailed information to carry out a better treatment plan.Read More
What We Treat
We confidently treat many different injuries by providing an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plan that achieves a rapid recovery from any musculoskeletal conditions. Whether you’ve suffered an acute injury or have a long term condition, we will work with you professionally to create a treatment plan that suits you. You will be given a rehabilitation program tailored to your needs. We will offer you a clear explanation of the steps you will need to follow.
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Meet the Team
Ammar’s passion is treating people suffering pain. His greatest satisfaction is treating patients who have been unable to get relief from other specialists. Starting from the age of 17, when a back injury ended his promising professional footballer career, he spent eleven years studying and developing the techniques he now uses. In 2006 he founded CTClinic, treating patients using the COPA methodology.Read More
Pablo Sanchez Guardamino has trained both in Spain and UK, he qualified in Sport Science (2003) and later Physiotherapy (2006). In 2007 he moved to UK and in 2010 he completed 1 year course at Salford University gaining further experience in Musculoskeletal, Respiratory and Neurology fields becoming a member of the HPCP and CSP.Read More
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I've suffered long term neck and shoulder problems for many years but just recently it has become much worse, restricting movement so much that driving was proving a challenge. My GP hadn't taken me seriously so I put up with it. After 10 minutes of attention from Ammar, the movement in my neck returned and now days later I am still enjoying freedom of movement - I can actually turn my head to the right without having to move my whole body. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending CT Clinic - don't put up with pain, when a solution might only be a few minutes away!Marleywarley59
Five stars! Was looking for a relaxing massage to relieve back muscle tension from work (as I thought so) but booked a consultation as well just to see if there was anything else. To my surprise, just by having a quick examination the therapist told me it was mostly because of my sleeping posture. The session was professional, insightful and comfortable. Definitely recommendVicky B
After suffering with severe neck pain for a long period of time, with countless doctors and physio appointments that had no affect. I visited the CT Clinic recommended by a friend. After a thorough consultation and two treatments, the affects are amazing and i am nearly pain free. Excellent service and would highly recommend.Nicky
Highly recommended, had severe back pain for years tried everything but 6/7 sessions with Ammar and my back is 95 percent better, just my stomach to deal with now and I’m sure he will solve that in no time! Cheers mate 💙Dale Gorton
I had specific injuries due to football and have been treated here for a few sessions. My body feels much stronger and flexible. I would rate the Physio treatment here 5* and recommend friends and family. Plenty of parking easy booking service. Easily the best Physio I have attended out of many.Syed Rahman
Life before CT Clinic had an addition of variable but constant pain in my upper back and shoulders. From acute shocks too days of numb ache. It affected my mood without me knowing. The worse it got the quicker it got worse. I could no longer satisfy my addiction to sports. All were on hold. Any physical training was on hold. My sleep was at 50% efficiency which affected everything. Enough was enough and I found this Clinic. Now I’ve had three sessions and it has completely changed. I am in a deep sleep for the first time in 6 months. I feel rested. I am now able to enjoy my sports again. I know that two more sessions and the pain will be a thing of the past. Cannot recommend enoughThomas Faulkner
Amazing physio. Would highly recommend, Very professional and knowledgable. 5 starsSabrina
Very experienced Very professional Very caring Very knowledgeable He quickly identifies the problem and gives you an honest diagnosis then goes on to fix the problem. Hard to find a better man for this type of work . Many of my boxers use Ammar .Omar Ali
Absolutely brilliant. I carry a lot of tension in my upper back and shoulders, and have for years. After a quick but thorough chat Ammar knew where to locate and work out the pains. What once was unbe arable is now back in full use in my Deltoid and pectoral muscle. I went a second time just yesterday, and he again pinpointed exactly my issue which seemed to originate in my neck and below my shoulders, and though painful, his wit, charm and extensive knowledge made it all the worthwhile. 10/10 would recommend, thank you!Toria Rees
I have been having neck, back and shoulder problems for a while. It became unbearable when I couldn't move my neck. Ammar Ctclinic came highly recommended and now I'm passing this on!! After a few sessions I am completely pain free. I've been to other people for massages and treatment but none have been effective as this gent Ammar. I can't recommend him enough 👍⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐👍Hacker 123
Over the last few years I have struggled to walk longer than a few hundred metres without having to stop. This problem has been slowly getting worse to a point where I thought I'd caused long term damage. I've been to see loads of different physios with little or no results. Six weeks ago someone put me in touch with Ammar Ctclinic. For the first time in a very long time, I am pain free, I can have good quality sleep and I'm finally getting my quality of life back. Thank you so much for all your advice and hard work. By far the most effective and knowledgeable person I have been to see and I would highly recommend Ammar to anyone with any type of injury 👍Dave Hetherington
Anyone who knows me will know that for as long as I can remember I have suffered with acute pain, stiffness and a lack of flexibility in my lower back. Ammar Ctclinic was recommended to me by a friend and I have never looked back (excuse the pun). Not only has the stiffness gone but I am now virtually pain free and my flexibility has massively improved. I just want to say thank you Ammar for sorting my back out when no one else could and giving me a new lease of life as I no longer feel like a 80 year old woman 😊Dannielle Strang
I had a very nasty football related injury to my left knee, having had surgery on the right knee for a similar injury i thought I would have to go under the knife again. Anyway after 6 months treatment from Ammar my knee was pretty much 100% healed. If only I had known about him when injuring my right knee. I have sent many friends to him for treatment who all have had amazing results. I cannot recommend Ammar enough.Pat Drury
I have suffered with lower back pain for 7 years and tried different methods of treatment, which have never been of any help. The pain was beginning to affect all aspects of my life. A friend then recommended Ammar Ctclinic and I reluctantly made an appointment thinking he would not be able to help as nobody else had. After just 6 weeks of treatment I am now completely pain free, something I never thought was possible. Ammar has literally changed my life and I cannot thank him enough. I would highly recommend him to anybody. He is professional, knowledgeable and a lovely person too ☺️ thanks again Ammar!Joanne Chorlton