***COVID-19 UPDATE*** Physiotherpy appointments now available again in clinic!
The clinic finally re-opens this week (Tuesday July 28th) for a return to face to face and hands on treatment. Things have understandably changed to cater for saftey with the ongoing Covid-19 threat, but you can still expect excellent care with careful attention to meet the necessary precautions as guided by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and in compliance with Government Department of Health guidelines. More details can be found on the Covid info page, but note that prior to any face to face clinic treatment patients will now be required to complete a 2 step process:
• Complete an online COVID-19 screening and consent form (See copy on COVID-19 Info page)
• Have a brief telephone triage call with your Nigel your Physiotherapist
Nigel will be in touch personaly to arrange this quick and simple process which is initiated after you make an online booking, and to make sure you understand the risks and measures in place to mitigate them .
TELEHEALTH online video services will still be available for vulnerable individuals who are higher risk, or for those who would still prefer to limit external contacts. Both services are live and ready for bookings now.
Appointment availability is variable from day to day at present due to childcare challenges with school summer holidays now starting and earlier closing times at the gym. Hours will be expanded as soon as possible and may vary week to week.
For face to face appointments, Nigel has sole use of the Heaven V spa area at Virgin active and strict covid measures will be in place for your and his saftey. You will be required to complete a pre-appointment questionaire online and at the time of your appointment have your temperature checked, wash hands and wear a mask, There will be additional spacing between appointments to allow cleaning of the clinic area and equipment.
The telehealth video appointment service is based on an initial 30 minute consultation to allow time to discuss your problem in detail and observe relevant movement and simple tests. Once a provisional diagnosis Is made, Nigel will discuss and demonstrate relevant self treatment and management. This will be followed up with an email detailing your diagnosis and your personalised plan and relevant exercises/advice/education.
Telehealth Follow-ups will be based on 30 minute slots which can be combined with 15 minute increments to create longer or shorter sessions as needed
Your appointment confirmation email will have a direct video text link that you click to join a secure video interface at the time of your chosen appointment time.
*****Existing patients and anyone making new enquiries can of course still contact Nigel directly via email, text or phone if you need any advice on physiotherapy assistance during this time*****
“Expert assessment to diagnose your problem and it's cause, hands on treatment to sort it, and skilled exercise prescription to prevent it's return.....from a hugely experienced post graduate specialist in musculoskeletal physiotherapy”
Disruption to your training routine or even your normal daily activities due to pain or injury is hugely frustrating. Having had his own fair share of sporting injuries and orthopaedic surgery along the way, Nigel understands this. A decade working with elite level rugby, followed by the best part of two more working with the general public, has given him the clinical experience and tools to help accurately assess, diagnose and sort your recovery. Treatment is a hands on combination of muscle and joint targeted therapies, complimented by prescription of medical and sports science based functional rehabilitative exercise, customised for your problem. He see's patients with everything from everyday postural back and neck pain issues, to complex post orthopaedic injury or elective surgery. If you're not sure if your problem is suitable for physiotherpy treatment, just call and ask or drop an email....he's very approachable and happy to discuss your situation one to one.
If you’d like to get back on track, make an appointment via the live web booking buttons above or below for an initial consultation
Rehabilitation following orthopaedic surgery and trauma
Work and posture related injuries and problems