Ms Lauren Peacock, Physiotherapist

Ms Lauren Peacock BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

Physiotherapist

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
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Areas of expertise

  • Hand & wrist
  • Hand therapy
  • Pilates
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Address

  • Telephone or video consultation

    Available for patients, please call to arrange, GB, EC2A 1AS

  • Pure Sports Medicine, Moorgate EC2A

    12 Finsbury Square, London, GB, EC2A 1AS

  • About Ms Lauren Peacock

    HCPC number: PH70054

    Year qualified: 2004

    Place of primary qualification: University of Brighton

    Lauren is a Physiotherapist at Pure Sports Medicine, Moorgate EC2A in London. Her clinical interests include hand & wrist, hand therapy and pilates. Her sporting interests are in swimming, netball and snowboarding. She has earlier worked as a Hand Specialist Physiotherapist at Spire Wellesley Hospital and Specialist Hand Therapist at Southend University Hospital NHS.

    Lauren graduated in Physiotherapy from the University of Brighton in 2004. She is a guest lecturer at Essex University.

    Areas of expertise

    • Hand & wrist
    • Hand therapy
    • Pilates

    Frequently asked questions

  • What are the common symptoms that your patients tend to present with?

    I see a broad range of conditions for the hand and wrist. A lot of overuse injuries, like tendinitis and tenosynovitis of the wrist or finger. I see quite a few finger joint injuries due to sports injuries involving any joints of the finger or the thumb such as dislocations, ligament ruptures and tendon ruptures.

    Another common condition is due to repetitive strain or repetitive use injuries that people tend to get with typing and patients also complain of pins and needles due to nerve compression and carpal tunnel syndrome.

    A lot of patients come in with wrist pain due to overuse injuries in the gym, such as leaning on the wrist. After pilates and yoga or HIIT classes, people tend to find they can't put the weight through their wrist. It's something that I've had myself and is one of those things that takes a little while to treat. Without input and left for a long time, it tends to get worse. It's something that needs to be treated quite quickly as possible. I see fractures of the wrist, forearm, fingers and thumb.

    I also see post-operative patients as well. For post-op rehab, I see a whole host of things from tendon repairs, Dupuytren's disease, carpal tunnel surgery, finger fractures, distal radius fractures, wrist fractures.

  • What are the treatments that you're able to offer your patients?

    I can treat anything that involves the hand or wrist. From a treatment point of view, I can look after wounds and can take stitches out. Further on down the line after that, when it's time for rehab, we look at gym use for rehab in our big gym here that we use, soft tissue work and general physio rehab.

  • What are your areas of sub-specialist interest?

    I started back in the early days of treating as a junior physio and just finding that physios for the hands were fewer for a long, long time. The main issue that I had with patients was that people would leave finger injuries far longer than they would leave a knee or a shoulder injury. I wanted to become a specialist in this area to try and promote getting hands seen more quickly, so people don't develop chronic conditions. So, things like dislocations and fractures that are left can eventually unfortunately lead to longer-term chronic conditions. I try to target those more quickly and getting them seen more quickly.

    My preferred areas of treatment are generally fingers and finger dislocations.

  • Professional memberships

    HCPC

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  • Dr John Etherington, Sport, Exercise & Musculoskeletal Medicine

    Dr John Etherington is someone I get in touch with for rheumatology related pathologies and he's brilliant. He's a fountain of knowledge when it comes to rheumatology.

  • Dr James Noake, Sport & Exercise Medicine Specialist

    Dr James Noake is an excellent sports and exercise medicine specialist. He's a very nice person too.

  • Ms Deborah Williams, Physiotherapist

    Ms Deborah Williams is a very good physiotherapist who specialises in the upper limb.

  • Mr Dafydd Edwards, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Mr Dafydd Edwards is a really good hand and wrist surgeon.

  • Mr Ramon Tahmassebi, Orthopaedic Surgeon

    I've worked with Mr Ramon Tahmassebi and his knowledge is fantastic. His surgeries are excellent and his communication is fantastic. He has excellent knowledge.

  • Mr Adrian Carlos, Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Mr Adrian Carlos is a really good hand and wrist surgeon. He's very approachable and a really nice person.

  • Dr James Thing, Musculoskeletal, Sport & Exercise Medicine Specialist

    Dr James Thing is an excellent sports and exercise specialist.