Physiotherapy is at the heart of this practice – our therapists all have vocational medical qualifications that enable assessment, diagnosis and treatment; we will address injuries and pain to return you to normal life as quickly as possible.
We have a personalised whole person approach to helping you, we listen carefully, assess thoroughly and treat using a combination of hands-on manual techniques, electrotherapy, education, advice and a bespoke exercise programme. We are ‘body problem solvers’ and will motivate and guide you to achieve your goals.
We see a broad range of patients, both old and young, elite athletes or totally unfit; patients with new injuries or long-term problems.
If you are worried, frustrated or just worn down by pain and injury, and you do not want to wait for an NHS appointment or want a second opinion, contact us to see how best we can care for you.
We want to see you return to enjoying life to the full!
We offer treatment with an MLS Class 4 Laser Therapy machine, and may use this for the reduction of pain, swelling and inflammation. Treatments are quick and painless; results will often be felt during the first session.
Medical Acupuncture is one of the many treatments used by our physiotherapists as part of an integrated approach to the management of pain and inflammation. Scientific research and clinical evidence have shown that acupuncture can reduce pain by stimulating the brain and spinal cord to produce natural pain-relieving chemicals such as endorphins, melatonin (which promotes sleep) and serotonin (to promote well-being), to name but a few. These chemicals assist the body’s healing processes and offer pain relief as a precursor to other treatments such as manual therapy or exercise in order to aid recovery.
We have experts in treating problems associated with growth and sports in young people – a child is not just a ‘mini adult’ and their bodies require expert assessment. Common conditions associated with growth include back, hip, knee and heel pain and we can help diagnose, educate and manage through this period of time.
A good ‘home office’ set up is an essential and often overlooked part of working life – do you know what chair is best for your body size and shape? How high should your computer screen be? Neck, back, arm pain can all be associated with poor ergonomics and we provide a detailed assessment including recommendations for any equipment needed.
We offer 60, 45 & 30 minute appointments.
Our therapists are professionally qualified and will begin with a full body assessment before your massage. If you have seen one of the physio team who has recommended massage as part of your therapy, our practitioners will collaborate to give you a seamless journey through our services.
You do not have to be a sports person to enjoy the benefits! Massage is for everyone.
What Is Pilates Reformer?
The Reformer was invented by the founding father, Joseph Pilates. We use the very latest Allegro 2 Pilates Reformer.
It is a bed-like frame with a flat platform called the carriage, attached to a set of springs to give resistance to movement. The springs can be adjusted to give different levels of resistance as the carriage moves up and down on its track. The Reformer has a foot bar at one end to push against and long straps with handles to use with your hands or feet to pull with arms and legs.
Reformers are completely adjustable for different body sizes, strengths and level of ability. It’s a great way to practise Pilates body control and motion.
Pilates Reformer work promotes length, strength and flexibility in the body, balance and coordination.
Working from different positions, for example we often start people recovering from low back pain in a lying position as this feels secure and safe to start working you body again. Then as you progress you may try side lying, kneeling, sitting and even standing exercises – the options allow exercises to suit everyone.
Long term benefits include less anxiety and more confidence in your body; a more robust approach to dealing with the physical needs of your life, be that picking up grand children or competing at the Olympics!
Exercising on the Reformer is possible for anyone, any fitness level, any age and you don’t have to have tried any other Pilates beforehand.
Hydrotherapy is physical exercise in water – often in warmer water than your average public pool. We use Herongate Club pool in Hungerford which is the same depth throughout with access via steps, a hand rail and a lovely warm jacuzzi on the side. You don’t have to know how to swim to exercise in water – however, it is good if you feel comfortable in water.
We will be in the water with you and show you how to exercise appropriately – depending on your needs, we can then provide you with a waterproof sheet of your personal exercise programme and you can go to the pool independently – our partnership with Herongate qualifies you to a reduced price.
We find there are a variety of conditions that benefit from hydrotherapy, including post-surgical joint replacement; low back pain; osteoarthritis; rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatological conditions … and many more.
We are delighted to be able to offer a service where we come to you (within a certain radius of our clinic, please call to discuss).
This service offers significant benefits post-surgery, e.g. hip or knee replacement, where you are unable to drive but need physio input with rehabilitation exercises and walking.
We also support many elderly clients who are recovering from falls or illnesses and have deteriorated in their mobility and fitness.