As we enter another national lockdown, the Government have been clear that healthcare provision and physiotherapy are essential services and remain open no matter what level of lockdown restrictions are imposed. We have ensured that our environment is COVID-secure, our team are kitted up with PPE and we have reopened all our our services to provide essential treatment and support to those who need us.
Monday – 13.00 – 20.00
Tuesday – 08.30 – 19.00
Wednesday – 09.00 – 20.30
Friday – 08.30 – 17.30
As we open our doors a little more, please be assured we will continue to be vigilant to minimise the risk to anyone attending for treatment. We have enhanced cleanliness-specific procedures in place, we have installed automatic hand sanitiser units throughout the building, we are monitoring our staff and visitor temperatures and are using PPE to ensure your safety. Many people want to re-start treatment and for those who need to stay away our online consultations remain a very good option.
We are so pleased that all our team have returned – we’ve missed them and we know that they are an essential part of delivering the best care we can.
Jon Grayson’s dairy is now fully open. We have had so many runners getting in touch over lockdown and if you are one of those or you have seen Jon before, you can now get into to see him. You can now book to see Jon directly or give reception a call on 0114 267 8181.
Kate Mackintosh‘s Pilates online classes are receiving rave reviews! For a small membership fee, Kate is providing 3 ‘live’ classes per week and all of these sessions are recorded and made available via our website afterwards. Unfortunately our progressive studio-based classes are unable to reopen just yet. However, we are able to offer physiotherapy-led 1:1 rehabilitation sessions. So many people over recent months have found these sessions to be the ideal preparation for our online Pilates classes which provide an great way to self-manage their injury or condition. We are aware that rehabilitation and clinical Pilates are an important and essential component of injury management and recovery.
Throughout lockdown physiotherapy was considered an essential service and whilst we have been able to help some people there have been some services and treatments we have had to withdraw temporarily – most notably injection therapy. We are pleased to announce that we are now able to re-introduce injection therapy along with other specialist treatments.
Injection therapy is a safe and effective way to manage degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis or irritable injuries such as frozen shoulder. This service is lead by our principal physiotherapist, Paul Hattam. Paul and Johnny have recently had the opportunity to discuss how helpful injections can be for osteoarthritis of the knee – do check out their conversation here.
First contact practitioners. As social restrictions continue, GPs are expecting a huge increase in demand for their services. All of our clinicians here are The Physios are first contact practitioners, meaning we are uniquely qualified to assess and treat musculoskeletal injuries without the need to see your GP. Some of our team are also independent prescribers, which means we are able to prescribe pain relief medication for MSK conditions.
Headaches and neck pain. With lots of people now working from home during lockdown, we had seen lots of people struggling with neck pain and headaches. Do check out our recent video on how to optimise your home working environment. Clinical Director Johnny Cassidy has a specialist interest in neck pain and headaches and is now able to reopen this essential service.
Extended car parking
If you have passed the practice recently you will have noticed that we completed the much needed restoration works on the front car park. We are really pleased with how it has turned out. This car park is now open for our patients to use. If you are disabled or have mobility issues you are still welcome to use the rear car park with offers level access into the building.
Should you have any queries regarding our clinic opening times or the services we are offering, you can contact us at any time via our website. Alternatively feel free to give reception a call during the times above and they will be happy to help.