Have a persistent back pain or neck pain which is having a negative impact on your life?

If you have been in pain for some time and your condition is making it difficult to go about your normal daily activities, the IDD Therapy Programme at The Totalcare Clinic is designed to help you. What is IDD Therapy? Intervertebral Differential Dynamics (IDD) Therapy is the successful and trusted non-surgical spinal decompression treatment for back pain, neck pain and related conditions such as sciatica.

Many back pain conditions are located at a particular level in the spine. With IDD Therapy we use computer-controlled pulling forces delivered by the SDS SPINA medical device to gently distract (draw apart) targeted segments of the spine in order to take pressure off specific discs and nerves whilst at the same time, gently stretching tight muscles and stiff ligaments.

By decompressing (taking pressure off) an injured or bulging disc and stretching the soft tissues, we can improve mobility in the spine and allow the body’s natural healing mechanisms to operate more efficiently.  In so doing, we can relieve pain caused by muscle spasm and alleviate nerve compression and irritation caused by bulging discs.

As clinicians, we can treat most back and neck pain with manual therapies but for some conditions - particularly those which are disc-related - patients need something more to help their condition improve.

Click to contact The Totalcare Clinic Why choose IDD Therapy?

Typical candidates for IDD Therapy are people who have back or neck pain and may have tried various other treatments without success.

They may be taking pain medication and may be considering invasive treatments such as injections or in extreme cases, surgery.

Clinic Directors - Ian Stuart & Michelle Mc William
Michelle “For a few years we have been thinking about the need to do more for a certain type of back pain sufferer. Whilst we can get most of our patients back on their feet with manual therapy, exercise, clinical pilates, accupuncture etc, there is a group who need something more to take pressure off their discs.”

Ian “IDD Therapy spinal decompression helps fill a void. There are such good results at IDD Therapy clinics and having had treatment myself, we now have a treatment tool which offers non-invasive solutions for patients who need something more for their pain.

The team are really passionate about their work and combined with our existing treatments we have, we feel we have something to offer all patients before they make a step towards invasive treatments such as injections and surgery.”

The Totalcare Clinic in Botley is part of a UK network of IDD Therapy providers which includes physiotherapy, osteopathy and chiropractic clinics as well as some hospitals, and over 1,000 providers internationally.

The IDD Practitioners

Ms. Michelle McWilliam The Total Care Clinic: Osteopathy, Southampton, Acupuncture, osteopath,Pilates, Yoga
Michelle McWilliam,
Registered Osteopath BSc (Hons) Ost. Med. ND, MSC Sports Rehab.
Traditional Chinese Acupuncturist, BSc (Hons) Acu

Michelle is a qualified Osteopath and Traditional Chinese Acupuncturist, using both therapies separately or combined to treat numerous conditions.

She has expanded her knowledge into Sports Rehabilitation with specific focus on using osteopathic theories and treatment to aid a fully holistic approach into the treatment and rehabilitation of sports persons. As a member of the Osteopathic Sports Care Association her aim is to become further involved in working with elite athletes at competition levels.

Within The Totalcare Clinic she uses her knowledge to treat patients privately and through private health insurance policies to improve health, reduce pain levels and educate patients about their diagnosis. With close links to the local G.P. surgeries and a number of consultants, inter-referrals are achieved quickly and effectively from both sides.
Mr Ian Stuart - The Total Care Clinic: Osteopathy, Southampton, Acupuncture, osteopath,Pilates, Yoga
Ian Stuart
BSc (Hons) Ost Med. D.N.

Ian is a graduate from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in London. He specialises in the biomechanical assessment and treatment of the whole body.

He looks at the different components of the body and how their movement pattern and function may interrelate and affect the presenting complaint. Secondary to this holistic view of the body, Ian has a close working relationship with numerous consultants in the area and regularly observes surgery.

He specialises in the treatment of back, shoulder and knee pain with a particular interest in sports injuries. Ian has a large degree of experience in a variety of rehabilitation techniques and specialises with muscle rebalancing and postural re-education

Your Sports Massage Practitioner Kat

Kat Burton
Bsc (Hons) Sports and Exercise Science, L3 Diploma Instructing Matwork Pilates (REPs Registered Instructor),
L3 Diploma Sports Massage

After graduating from the University of Gloucestershire with a BSc in Sports and Exercise Science, Katherine studied to gain a diploma in Sports massage. Working within a multidisciplinary team Katherine has gained hands on experience treating musculoskeletal injuries, and designing individual rehabilitation programmes to assist with an individual’s recovery and return to sport or full function. She is currently working with a local Rugby team and has taken part in a number of Sporting events such as the Cambridge half marathon treating participants.

Kat has always been actively involved in participating and coaching Sport and Exercise. This has allowed her to enjoy promoting the benefits of physical activity and seeing the results it has to offer. In her spare time you can find Kat at the beach out on the water windsurfing.
Katie Rowlands your IDD Practitioners
Katie Rowlands

I started my career in the fitness industry in 1996, gaining a diploma in personal training and advanced fitness instruction. I also gained City & Guilds NVQ in Sports & Recreation.

Since then, I have enjoyed for many years helping people realise the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, including teaching circuit training, undertaking fitness assessments and cholesterol testing.

I have always had a keen interest in rehabilitation and injury prevention and in 2004 decided to channel this interest into studying to become a Pilates instructor and was successful in gaining this qualification, certified by the Oxford & Cambridge RSA Examinations.

I have since gained over 7 years experience in teaching mat based Pilates, from beginners through to advanced, providing courses for Hampshire County Council leisure centres and the private industry.
Ineke Henson Dip. Fryog your IDD Practitioners
Ineke Henson Dip. Fryog
Dip. FRYOG Post Grad. Teaching Yoga for Children

Ineke is a qualified Yoga teacher who has been teaching Yoga for adults since 2007 and Yoga for children since 2008. She studied with FRYOG (Friends of Yoga Society International).

Ineke is best known for her experience in Yoga for beginners and Yoga for toddlers. She has a calm and gentle approach especially to those who have not practised Yoga before. Yoga is a way of life and Ineke teaches Yoga with a refreshing style that encourages people to become aware of their body and to use the tools taught in Yoga in their daily life.

Ineke ensures that each person receives individual attention and will demonstrate postures in such a way that the needs of all abilities are met.

IDD Costs
idd therapy at The Totalcare Clinic Botley Southampton If you would like to come and discuss your specific case and whether IDD Therapy would be suitable for you, we suggest you make an hours consultation with one our principle Osteopaths. This would allow you not only to understand the process of the IDD treatment but a detailed viewing of any MR scans, a physical examination, including orthopaedic tests and if required physical treatment.

We recommend this option if you are looking to start IDD Therapy as it's important to us you are a good candidate for the treatment and therefore not wasting your money!

This option is at a standard Osteopathic cost of £50

If you are deemed a suitable candidate for IDD the treatment is charged at a cost of:
£65 of one hours treatment appointment.

This allows us to ask any appropriate questions before the treatment begins, apply heat to the appropriate area pre the IDD treatment, the treatment time itself and a cold application post treatment.

If you would prefer to purchase a 10 treatment course, this would be at a cost of:

In addition to the expected 10 treatments of IDD, you would be given, FREE OF CHARGE, two 30 minutes sessions of either 1:1 Pilates or sports massage. This is a potential saving of £60. We have discovered that the Sports Massage option does facilitate the changes caused by IDD treatment and the Pilates aids long term rehabilitation.

You will be advised by your practitioner as to which would better suit you requirements during your treatment

Want to know more? For more information or to book an assessment call us on 01489 788844 or email us at: [email protected] or use the Contact Us form to request an information document by post or email

IDD Therapy treatment is one treatment tool we use and as part of your assessment we will advise you on the most applicable treatment for your individual needs. We look forward to seeing you. Get your life back on track with IDD Therapy.

If you have been in pain for some time and your condition is making it difficult to go about your normal daily activities, the IDD Therapy Programme at The Totalcare Clinic is designed to help you