Chartered Physiotherapists

'Specialists in the treatment of all
musculoskeletal related conditions'

PhysioPlus Treatments

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy can be used to manage many conditions including those that affect the bones, joints and soft-tissues (musculoskeletal) and the heart and circulation (cardiovascular). The aim of physiotherapy is to help restore the body's normal function and movement in cases of illness, surgery, injury and disability.

Treatment used in physiotherapy include:
  • Manual therapy techniques – this involves the physio using their hands to relieve muscle stiffness and pain in affected areas of the body. Manual therapy can be effective in the treatment of many types of musculoskeletal conditions such as long-term back pain.
  • Ultrasound – high-frequency sound waves are used to treat deep tissue injuries. Ultrasound can help to reduce pain and muscle spasms and speed up the healing process.
  • Acupuncture – this involves fine needles being inserted into specific areas of the body to help reduce pain and inflammation.
Common complaints treated by chartered physiotherapists

  • Spinal problems – including prolapsed discs, degeneration, sciatica, lumbago, stiff/painful neck and referred arm and leg pains.
  • Joint problems – arthritis, injury, pain/swelling/stiffness in joints such as shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles, gait problems.
  • Injuries – to muscles, ligament, cartilage and tendon problems. Work related conditions such as Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). Nerve injuries.
  • After surgery – rehabilitation after orthopaedic surgery e.g. hip and knee replacements or general physiotherapy after general surgery.
  • Fractures – treatment to increase the healing rate and to gain full function once the bones have healed.
  • Gynaecological conditions – including stress incontinence and post surgery rehabilitation.
  • Chest conditions – both medical and surgical, including asthma and sinusitis, pneumonia, cystic fibrosis, emphysema, bronchitis and bronchiectasis.
  • Neurological conditions – including stroke, multiple scleroses Parkinsons, cerebal palsy, head injuries and learning disabilities
  • Paediatrics

Acupuncture

Rosanna Price
AdvLicAc MBAcC CertZB

Acupuncture originated in China and other far eastern cultures where it still features in mainstream healthcare, both as a stand alone therapy and in combination with conventional western medicines.

Many people come to acupuncture for help with specific symptoms, or to relieve specific pains like osteoarthritis of the knee. Some use acupuncture because they feel generally unwell but have no obvious diagnosis, whilst others choose acupuncture to simply enhance their feeling of wellbeing.

Traditional acupuncture aims to treat the whole person rather than symptoms in isolation and can be effective for a wide range of conditions.

Acupuncture can be used effectively alongside conventional medicine and many people return to acupuncture again and again as they find it so beneficial and relaxing.

Accredited Counselling for
Individuals & Couples

Debbie Campden
PG Dip P, Adv Dip C, MBACP
Yvonne Miller
Dip Couns.Studies, EMDR II Therapist, Dip.NLP, Supervisor CPCAB Tutor
We are able to help clients with issues such as;
  • Trauma, stress
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Self esteem
  • Marital difficulties
  • Panic attacks etc

Chiropody and Podiatry

Kerri Money
SRCh DpodM MChS - State & HPC Registered Podiatrist
Lynda Costain
SRCh MC hS DpodM - State & HPC Registered Podiatrist

Chiropody and podiatry are both terms used to describe treatments of ailments of the feet.

These include:

  • Corns and calluses
  • In growing/thickened toenails
  • Verrucae/warts
  • Cracked heels
  • Heel pain
  • Nail surgery
  • Liquid nitrogen treatment (freezing)
  • Biomechanics
  • Routine Chiropody
  • Cryosurgery (Verrucae Freezing)
  • 'Wilde Pedique' Permanent French Polish (lasts up to 6 weeks)
  • Toenail Reconstruction // Correction
  • Paraffin Wax Heat Therapy
  • Orthotics (Insoles) // Biomechanics


Osteopathy

Robert McGregor
DO - Registered Osteopath

Osteopathy is an established, recognised system of diagnosis and treatment that lays its main emphasis on the structural integrity of the body. It is distinctive in the fact that it recognises much of the pain and disability we suffer stems from abnormalities in the function of the body structure as well as damage caused to it by disease.

Osteopathy uses many of the diagnostic procedures used in conventional medical assessment and diagnosis. Its main strength, however, lies in the unique way the patient is assessed for a mechanical, functional and postural standpoint and the gentle manual methods of treatment applied to suit the needs of the individual patient.

  • Headaches
  • Calf, ankle, foot & heel pain
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Stiff & painful necks
  • Trapped nerves
  • Frozen or stiff shoulder
  • Shoulder & arm pain
  • Tennis & golfers elbow
  • Wrist & hand pain – Low back pain
  • Hip & knee problems
  • Slipped disc
  • Sciatica – Arthritic pain & stiffness
  • Posture problems
  • Upper back & chest pain
  • Tendon, muscle & ligament injuries


Clinical Reflexology

Linda Rose
MBRA MCCR - Clinical Reflexologist

Reflexology is a sophisticated form of foot massage and manipulation, in which the therapist works on the reflex areas found in the feet which correspond to other areas of the body.

As well as being an effective means of maintaining overall good health and preventing illness, reflexology is effective in treating the following:

  • Stress & anxiety
  • Hormonal disorders, e.g:
  • Menstrual problems
  • Menopause
  • Thyroid imbalances
  • Digestive disorders, eg:
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Constipation
  • Pregnancy related conditions, e.g:
  • Backache
  • Oedema
  • Sciatica
  • Symphysis pubis
  • Headaches & migraine
  • Sinus problems

Sports & Remedial Massage Therapy

Marianne-Bayes
Marianne Bayes
LSSM DIP M/SRM

- Massage, stretching, medical acupuncture and sports taping are all skills I use to help you recover from sports injuries, postural issues, repetitive strain problems, overuse tendonitis flare ups and more commonly general muscular tightness. I have experience working with patients who have bad backs, headaches caused by muscle restriction in the neck, those with knee and shoulder issues and hip pain.

Marianne has over 14 years of clinical experience and is a senior tutor at the London School of Sports Massage. She was Team Therapist to the British Paralympic Swimming Team from 2004 - 2012.

Helen Stevens
LSSM Dip, MSMA, ISRM
Ann Foley
MFHT

Sports massage therapy involved the application of techniques that work at a deeper level than general therapeutic massage. It is used for the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of the body's soft tissues which include muscles, tendons and ligaments.

In addition to the general benefits of the massage such as stimulation of the body's circulatory, lymphatic and muscular tension and spasm plus assist to reduce stress levels. It can be used to increase muscle length, assist in removal of metabolic waste, increase or decrease muscle tone and assist in the mental preparation for sporting events.

Remedial massage therapy employs advanced massage techniques to treat musculoskeletal conditions and muscular dysfunctions caused not only from injury, but also those that are present as a symptom or result of some other physiological condition.


Nutritional Therapy and Naturopathy

Judy Merrick
Judy Merrick
Dip CNM, mBANT, CNHC

Judy completed a four year diploma course in Nutritional Therapy and Naturopathy at The College of Naturopathic Medicine, London. As well as seeing private clients, she has worked for the last 7 years as a Senior Practitioner at a luxury residential Natural Health Retreat specializing in weight loss and detoxification.

Judy believes that the food we eat can have a profound effect – either positive or negative – on our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. During your initial 90 minute consultation, Judy will complete a thorough assessment of your health, diet and lifestyle using comprehensive health questionnaires and a range of naturopathic techniques such as Iridology (study of the iris of the eye) Tongue Diagnosis and Saliva Ph. She may also recommend laboratory based Food Intolerance Tests, Functional Diagnostic Tests, or DNA tests to further pinpoint problematic foods or influences.

A personalised nutrition plan will be drawn up for you which will usually include suggestions for meals, recipes, food plans and may include the use of practitioner quality Nutritional or Herbal Supplements. Bach Flower Remedies may also be recommended to help on the emotional level.


Ayurvedic Lifestyle Programme

Josie Steedman

Certified Perfect Health Instructor, Josie Steedman, recently trained at the Chopra Centre for Wellbeing in California to bring you health and healing programs that will:

  • Reduce stress
  • Identify your mind-body personality
  • Improve your digestion and sleep patterns
  • Release emotional toxicity
  • Create optimal daily nutrition
  • Lower your blood pressure

Josie will transform your understanding of the meaning of wellbeing and social wellness through the Perfect Health Ayurvedic Lifestyle program developed by Deepak Chopra, M.D and David Simon M.D. Ayurveda is a 5,000 year-old healing system founded in ancient India and provides a guide for a life of happiness, vitality, love and purpose. As Josie's student you will learn a powerful regimen of Ayurvedic practices and tools designed to balance your body and mind and help you make nourishing choices, achieve healing and experience the change you seek.


Yoga

Josie-Steedman
Josie Steedman

Yoga designed around your life goals

Certified Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga and Perfect Health Instructor, Josie Steedman, trained at the Chopra Centre for Wellbeing in California to bring you health and healing programs that will:.

  • Reduce stress.
  • Create a toned, flexible and stronger body.
  • Improve your digestion and sleep patterns.
  • Create optimal daily nutrition.
  • Lower your blood pressure and improve your immune function.
  • Bring you the change you seek to achieve your life goals.

Josie will transform your understanding of the meaning of wellbeing and social wellness through programmes in yoga, meditation and the 5,000 year-old science of life, Ayurveda.

The Ayurvedic Lifestyle Programme, Perfect Health, is presented in five sessions over several days or weeks either on a 1-1 basis or at open workshops. This powerful system has been developed by world-renowned spiritual guru, Deepak Chopra M.D and David Simon M.D, and is based on the global best seller, Perfect Health.

Josie also offers a series of Yoga Programmes designed to bring pace and progress to your physical asana practice week-on-week and help you work through some common needs and challenges including overcoming injury and improving functional flexibility.


Professional Beauty Therapy

Hilary Neeson
ITEC, IHBC, IIHHT, BABTAC

  • Aromatherapy Massage
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Waxing
  • Specialised facials
  • Dermalift Non Surgical face-lift treatment
  • Arasys Inch loss treatment
  • Manicures & Pedicures
  • Eyebrow shaping & tinting
  • Eyelash perming & tinting

Indian Head Massage

Hilary Neeson
ITEC, IHBC, IIHHT, BABTAC

How is Indian Head Massage different to ordinary massage?

The main difference is that the client can choose to remain fully clothed throughout the treatment. The treatment is given with the client sat in an ordinary chair, as long as it is comfortable.

How does it work?

Indian Head Massage works on both a physical and psychological level and techniques used represent a de-stressing programme for the whole body. By massaging the head and shoulders, energies will become rebalanced and a general feeling of relaxation will be achieved for the whole body. Indian Head Massage can improve blood flow to the head and neck, which increases the distribution of nutrients to encourage healing within the whole body.

What does a treatment involve?

Treatment is carried out in the upper back, across the shoulders, upper arms, neck, scalp and face with the client seated in an everyday chair. Because the treatment is non-invasive, it may be undertaken anywhere. The use of oils is optional.

What are the benefits?

  • Relieve eyestrain and headaches
  • Improve concentration
  • Relieve physical and mental fatigue
  • Improve joint mobility
  • Promote sleep
  • Relieve stress and muscular tension
  • Reduce stress and anxiety

As well as being a relaxing experience, it can also be an invigorating and refreshing experience. The recipient of the treatment will often report a "balanced" feeling of peace and calm and will usually feel more alert and revitalised following a treatment.


Pilates

Using gravity, breath and spring resistance, Pilates targets muscle groups to re-educate movement patterns and rebalance the body. With Pilates the whole body is considered. Lengthened and strengthened muscles improve posture and restore optimum physical function.

Pilates can help you:

  • Improve your posture, health and overall fitness.
  • Reach specific physical goals and challenge your athletic ability.
  • Rehabilitate after injury, surgery or illness.
  • Return your body to movement.
  • Expand your body awareness.
  • Develop trust in your body's abilities.
  • Look better. Feel better. Live better.

Zero Balancing

Rosanna Price
AdvLicAc MBAcC CertZB

Zero Balancing is a gentle, yet powerful hands-on method of balancing body energy with body structure, that benefits a wide range of people and has extensive applications in health and personal development.

Using finger pressure and held stretches, it invites the release of tension accumulated in the deep structures of the body. The specific quality of touch used enables physical structure and energy to be engaged simultaneously in a way that harmonises the relationship between them.

Zero Balancing provides a point of stillness around which the body can relax, giving an opportunity to let go of unease and pain, and experience a new level of integration.

KORE Therapy

Pragna Soni and Apexa Gandhi

What is KORE therapy?

KORE therapy is based on the body's neurological system – it integrates both eastern and western assessment and treatment techniques utilising muscular strength and individual body systems to identify the root cause of the condition.

How does it work?

KORE Therapy is suitable for people of any age and we work from your toes to all the way up to the top of your head as everything works together and integrated. It works by mobilising, releasing and removing restrictions throughout the body to promote better alignment and balance. When the body is free from imbalances and restrictions, blood and lymph circulation improves, transporting everything the body needs to work smoothly and affect individual systems including hormonal balance, internal organ balance, brain function, muscular strength, neurology and emotional balance. This could resolve many health related conditions.

In KORE therapy, we use techniques and tools such as Muscle tests to assess, Deep Organ Massage, Cupping Therapy, Tuina, Mobilisation, Qi-Gong, and Cranial-Sacral balance to bring back body's balance and alignment which in turn helps to improve your health condition and performance. It also helps to initiate body's own healing ability and process.

KORE therapy can be beneficial in conditions such as;


  • Back/Neck pain.
  • Headaches/Migraine.
  • IBS.
  • Asthma.
  • Frozen shoulder.
  • Depression/Anxiety.
  • Whiplash Injuries.
  • Stress related conditions.
  • Sports Injury.
  • Sports performance improvement.
  • Vertigo.
  • ME/MS.
  • Menstrual Difficulties.
  • Skin complaints.
  • Hip and Knee pai.n
  • And many more..

Cupping Therapy

Pragna Soni and Apexa Gandhi

What is Cupping Therapy?

Cupping therapy has been used for centuries across the different continents for healing. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, all pain in the body is believed to originate from stagnated blood. As we have injuries on outer layer of body the same way we can have injuries inside the body which we can't see but that could affect the flow of blood and lymph. If the blood isn't flowing, neither is the Qi (energy), and pain is the result.

How does it work?

Cupping therapy involves the using of warm suction glass jars on an oiled body as a therapeutic massage system The vacuum formed by the glass jars draws up the non-circulating stagnant blood, toxins and sticky fluids from deeper parts of the body, bringing them up to the surface, restoring free healthy flow to the whole body including the affected area and creating space for oxygen, living cells, blood and nutrients for quicker recovery.

Cupping is not usually considered painful and it may leave red or dark purple circular marks on the skin for several days, giving the effect of having been hugged by an octopus! The darker the bruise, the deeper the treatment has been and it is an indication of old, stagnated blood having been shifted. It is recommended to have more fluid intake after the treatment so the toxic which has come to the surface can draw out of the body via lymphatic system.

Cupping can be beneficial in conditions such as;


  • Muscle spasms.
  • Colds and flu.
  • ME.
  • Tiredness.
  • Fatigue.
  • Arthritis.
  • Respiratory conditions.
  • Asthma.
  • Fibromyalgia.
  • Rheumatism.
  • Scoliosis.
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders.
  • Back/Neck/Shoulder Pain.
  • Cellulite.
  • Anxiety.
  • Depression.
  • Stress related conditions.
  • Tight muscle.
  • And many more..

Rehabilitation Gymnasium

The PhysioPlus gym is fully equipped for patients' rehabilitation or may be used for fitness training. There is a small membership fee per month which allows members to use the gym at any time during the clinic open hours, which are as follows:

  • Monday to Thursday - 8.30am – 8.00pm
  • Friday - 8.30am – 7.00pm
  • Saturday - 9.00am – 12.30pm

For members' comfort, a maximum of 3 people may use the gym at any one time and it is therefore advisable to telephone in advance.



Members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists
Health Professionals Council Registered