Geoff Ford

Geoff Ford uses an holistic approach to help clients reach their goals, with a specific interest in the promotion of physical activity and empowering clients with self-management skills.

Alison Ford

Alison Ford has worked in her own medical practice for over 35 years and has developed a special interest in musculoskeletal health and exercise therapy.

A focus on… LCL Tears

The knee is one of the largest joints in the body and has only one plane of movement. This means it bends and straightens but does not twist (much) or move from side to side. To keep the knee from moving in other directions, the knee is supported by many strong ligaments, with two of these being found on either side of the knee. The inside ligament is the ‘Medial Collateral Ligament’ (MCL) and the outside one is the ‘Lateral Collateral Ligament’ (LCL). The primary role of the LCL is to prevent the lower leg from moving too far towards the midline in relation to the upper leg. Both the LCL and MCL are extremely strong ligaments and provide lots of support to the knee during movement however, they are still vulnerable to injury.