The clinic ethos
Engage Empower Achieve
My goal is to facilitate healing and restore efficient movement and comfort as quickly as possible. I achieve this through proven hands-on techniques, one-on-one therapy, individualized rehabilitation programs and bespoke treatment plans designed for each patient.
A wise woman (who gave me my first job in private practise so she must have been clever!) said something to me that has always stuck in my mind. I was anxious about not having opportunities to work with physio students anymore as I moved into private practise. She explained the reality is, every patient you work with is your student; the patient will benefit most from understanding their problem so they can be pro-active in their recovery. This has stuck with me; I very much believe that it is your body not mine. I aim to ensure you leave your appointment with a clear understanding of what is causing your symptoms and what you can do to help yourself, whether that’s more of the things that make it feel better or less of the things that aggravate it. When you put this together with hands on treatments I deliver and some specifically chosen exercises, together we will achieve the best outcomes for you.
This approach allows me to support you to remain as active as possible without compromising your recovery, maintaining vital fitness levels for an elite athlete or just ensuring you can still find ways to enjoy normal life whilst your symptoms ease. Manual therapy is a term that encompasses everything hands-on about my treatment whether I am working with joint movement, muscles, fascia or other soft tissues. It helps to give the body a nudge in the right direction and restore your freedom to move.
Exercise is important in most people’s treatment but it's only beneficial if it’s done and done well. I try to focus on providing a few focused exercises that are important to help you achieve your specific goals rather than sheets and sheets of exercises that in the real world would take all day. I’m sure you’re as busy as me! As a trained Pilates instructor I believe the foundations of movement come from this type of exercise but ballet dancers still need power and rugby players still need movement control. Strength and conditioning style exercises go hand in hand with finer corrective exercises. I will help you find the balance in your program and the challenge to improve.