Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation

Physiotherapy addresses the illnesses or injuries that limit a person's abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives or the sports they participate in. Physiotherapists consider the body as a whole, rather than just focusing on the individual aspects of an injury or illness. They use an individual's history and physical examination to arrive at a diagnosis and establish a goal orientated management plan.

Physiotherapy management nearly always includes a prescription of exercises, or assistance with specific exercises, along with education and some electrophysical modalities which include magnetic resonance therapy, heat, cold, electricity, sound waves, assistive devices, orthoses, and other interventions. 

In addition, physios work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles, helping individuals of all ages develop, maintain and restore movement and functional ability. 

At The Core believe you are the commander of your own success, we are here to help and guide you in your journey to becoming more resilient towards pain and movement. Our sessions will be hard work, relative to you. Our clinic is fitted out with equipment for all ages and all ability levels. We find the right exercises, coupled with additional goals, and we work out how to suit the programme to your lifestyle as best you can. In turn, this investment in yourself will lead to a healthier, more active, more resilient and robust you.

So bring your Shorts and T-Shirt and let's get started.

Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation FAQ

Answers to the most common questions we get asked. Don't see your question answered? Request a call back.

Do I need to bring anything?

If you have an MRI or Xray report please bring this with you - it is not a necessity, but can be helpful. If you are on medications, please bring a list of these with you as we understand sometimes the names can be hard to remember. 

What do I need to wear?

Physiotherapy requires movement, often involves doing some exercises and for the physiotherapist to be able to see as much of the area being assessed as possible, so you’ll need to wear appropriate clothing and/or underwear. Please make sure you’re wearing shorts and t-shirt, or trousers that can be easily rolled up to assess a knee, or a string top for shoulder assessments.

How long is a treatment session?

Usually a physiotherapy session lasts around 45 minutes but can take up to an hour. The first session will include an assessment of your current condition and any influencing factors (occupation, activity), along with your general health and past medical history. This will also involve postural and movement assessments to provide a full picture of your requirements.. If a person has multiple issues, more than one session will be required to assess everything.

Does physiotherapy involve massage?

It can, but it’s usually for symptom relief if the patient is unable to tolerate much movement. Physiotherapy usually involves exercises that gradually increase strength and increase the damaged tissues tolerance.

How many sessions will I need?

Everyone is individual and depending on your case, the physiotherapist will give you an estimate as to what they think will be best. If we don’t think you need to be seen we will tell you accordingly.

What conditions do you treat?

We treat most conditions related to the bones, muscles and joints, but if you’re unsure you can contact us and we’ll talk through your issues and give you an honest opinion as to whether we can help you or not.

Do you do virtual physiotherapy sessions?

Yes, we are fully equipped to do virtual sessions. We can help talk through your problem and give you advice and exercises via video or phone conversations. These are the same price as our in-person sessions.

Soft Tissue Therapy FAQ

Answers to the most common questions we get asked. Don't see your question answered? Request a call back.

How can it help?

The main purpose of sports massage therapy is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity. Where minor injuries and lesions occur, due to overexertion and/or overuse, massage can break them down quickly and effectively. 

Can sports massage benefit you?

Whether you are preparing for your next marathon, suffering with sore shoulders from sitting at a desk all day or aching following too much gardening, sports/deep tissue massage can relieve these aches and pains.

Your first visit...

Your first visit will last for 45 minutes and will include an assessment of your current condition and any influencing factors (occupation, activity), along with your general health and past medical history. This will also involve postural and movement assessments to provide a full picture of your requirements.

Does physiotherapy involve massage?

It can, but it’s usually for symptom relief if the patient is unable to tolerate much movement. Physiotherapy usually involves exercises that gradually increase strength and increase the damaged tissues tolerance.

How many sessions will I need?

Everyone is individual and depending on your case, the physiotherapist will give you an estimate as to what they think will be best. If we don’t think you need to be seen we will tell you accordingly.

What conditions do you treat?

We treat most conditions related to the bones, muscles and joints, but if you’re unsure you can contact us and we’ll talk through your issues and give you an honest opinion as to whether we can help you or not.

Do you do virtual physiotherapy sessions?

Yes, we are fully equipped to do virtual sessions. We can help talk through your problem and give you advice and exercises via video or phone conversations. These are the same price as our in-person sessions.

Anti gravity Treadmill FAQ

Answers to the most common questions we get asked. Don't see your question answered? Request a call back.

How does it work?

The treadmill looks a little daunting, but it really is a great experience. You will be required to wear some neoprene shorts, then step into the centre of the machine and zip into the skirt or “bubble”. You then need to stand still as the treadmill calibrates. A large fan at the front then fills the skirt with air and between the force sensors in the treadmill and the magical computer stuff, it works out how much air it needs to displace in order to get the right body weight percentage for you. 

Why is it helpful?

The unique technology allows for normal gait and balance unlike hydrotherapy or harnesses. It is used for superior weight-supported walking, running, and closed kinetic-chain exercise. The Alter-G encourages movement and motor learning whilst improving range of motion in a safe and low impact environment.

Who can go on it?

Well, then minimum height of the person is around 5ft tall and up to 150kg - other than that, the Alter-G is able to be used by:

  • Athletes for additional training or return to sport
  • Post surgery of the lower limb
  • Neurological patients (Stoke, MS, Muscular Dystrophy)
  • Weight management

Extracorporeal Focus Shockwave Therapy FAQ

Answers to the most common questions we get asked. Don't see your question answered? Request a call back.

What is it?

Shockwave therapy is a non-surgical treatment, and works by delivering impulses of energy, targeted to damaged tissues within the abnormal tendon.

What happens during shockwave therapy?

Your consultant will work with you to identify the exact area of pain and apply a gel-like substance to the area. A probe is pressed on to the affected area and the shockwaves are delivered through the skin  that spreads inside the injured tissue as an aspherical ‘radial' wave. These radial shockwaves initiate an inflammation-like response in the injured tissue that is being treated, and prompts the body to respond naturally by increasing blood circulation, and oblating neovascularization.

Does it hurt?

The shockwaves are felt as pulses which are uncomfortable but should not be uncontrollably painful. Typically your first treatment will start with a low level of intensity and increase this to a point where you tolerate it.

How many sessions will I need?

Typically treatments are performed at 5-7 day intervals usually around 3 sessions up to 5 for stubborn problems. There is then a break of around 3-5 weeks before it can be treated again, if necessary.

Extracorporeal Radial Shockwave Therapy FAQ

Answers to the most common questions we get asked. Don't see your question answered? Request a call back.

What is it?

Shockwave therapy is a non-surgical treatment, and works by delivering impulses of energy, targeted to damaged tissues within the abnormal tendon.

What happens during shockwave therapy?

Your consultant will work with you to identify the exact area of pain and apply a gel-like substance to the area. A probe is pressed on to the affected area and the shockwaves are delivered through the skin  that spreads inside the injured tissue as an aspherical ‘radial' wave. These radial shockwaves initiate an inflammation-like response in the injured tissue that is being treated, and prompts the body to respond naturally by increasing blood circulation, and oblating neovascularization.

Does it hurt?

The shockwaves are felt as pulses which are uncomfortable but should not be uncontrollably painful. Typically your first treatment will start with a low level of intensity and increase this to a point where you tolerate it.

How many sessions will I need?

Typically treatments are performed at 5-7 day intervals usually around 3 sessions up to 5 for stubborn problems. There is then a break of around 3-5 weeks before it can be treated again, if necessary.

Extracorporeal Shockwave FAQ

Answers to the most common questions we get asked. Don't see your question answered? Request a call back.

What is it?

Shockwave therapy is a non-surgical treatment, and works by delivering impulses of energy, targeted to damaged tissues within the abnormal tendon.

What happens during shockwave therapy?

Your consultant will work with you to identify the exact area of pain and apply a gel-like substance to the area. A probe is pressed on to the affected area and the shockwaves are delivered through the skin  that spreads inside the injured tissue as an aspherical ‘radial' wave. These radial shockwaves initiate an inflammation-like response in the injured tissue that is being treated, and prompts the body to respond naturally by increasing blood circulation, and oblating neovascularization.

Does it hurt?

The shockwaves are felt as pulses which are uncomfortable but should not be uncontrollably painful. Typically your first treatment will start with a low level of intensity and increase this to a point where you tolerate it.

How many sessions will I need?

Typically treatments are performed at 5-7 day intervals usually around 3 sessions up to 5 for stubborn problems. There is then a break of around 3-5 weeks before it can be treated again, if necessary.

Wattbike FAQ

Answers to the most common questions we get asked. Don't see your question answered? Request a call back.

Why a Wattbike

Good question. It’s a pretty specialised piece of kit, and within the fitness industry known for being pretty hard work regarding fitness. However, it’s ability to measure Left-to-Right power output (watts) allows us to look at an objective measure for people who have a lower limb injury during their recovery process.

How does it work?

It's when you're pedalling that the magic really happens. The Wattbike measures the progression of your foot 100 times during one single pedal revolution. It uses the data to calculate 40 different parameters, with a 2pc margin of accuracy, along with some computer wizardry it then gives you a power output (watts) total and left to right %. Click here to view explanatory video.

Do you need specialised footwear?

No - we have toe loops on ours, but if you have cycling shoes you can also use those as the pedals are dual use.

Does it fit everyone?

It fits most people, but like all pieces of equipment there is a limit to the one size fits all scenario. The smallest person that the bike will fit would be around 5ft (152cm) tall with an inside leg measurement of <24” (60cm).

What is the maximum body weight?

The maximum safe bodyweight to use the Wattbike is 23.6st or around 150kg.

Performance Coaching FAQ

Answers to the most common questions we get asked. Don't see your question answered? Request a call back.

Who is performance coaching for?

Anyone! Although this bespoke service is most often used by elite performing athletes or high profile business clients, it is in fact suitable for just about anyone. As long as there is a desire to improve and a willingness to commit, our performance coaching service can provide a solution for any individual wanting to optimise their fitness and performance.

What’s involved?

Initially a needs analysis is required, either in person or with a phone/video call. This enables us to build a plan that's right for you. An individual physical assessment with our physiotherapist and sports scientist follows, from which a starting point is established so that we can create a bespoke exercise programme. For some clients, the programme can include psychological performance training in addition to the physical plan. An essential element of performance is the individual's ability to focus correctly. When required, this service can provide mentoring in line with high performing sport and business. We will deliver a plan that fits with your lifestyle and your goals.

How long does it take to get started?

The assessment process will usually take 1hr-1h30, but given that each plan is bespoke these times may vary. We would hope that the programme commences within a week of the assessment. Once started, it normally takes 90 days to create behavioural changes and see physiological adaptations to exercises and nutrition, so it is important that the individual is prepared to commit.

How long does a session last?

Typically a coaching session, whether it's physical or consultancy, will last around 45 minutes, although some clients prefer 30 minutes and some 90 minutes. It depends on what's best for you.

How many sessions will I need?

You can have as many or as few coaching sessions as you like. It’s likely to depend on your skillset and where you’re starting from. We can operate over the phone or via the internet, so the sessions can easily fit around your schedule. Some people have one session per week, some once every month. We will shape your programme to suit you.

What conditions do you treat?

We treat most conditions related to the bones, muscles and joints, but if you’re unsure you can contact us and we’ll talk through your issues and give you an honest opinion as to whether we can help you or not.

Do you do virtual physiotherapy sessions?

Yes, we are fully equipped to do virtual sessions. We can help talk through your problem and give you advice and exercises via video or phone conversations. These are the same price as our in-person sessions.

Pricing

Service
Information
Price

Initial Assessment

45 Minutes
£70.00

Individual Sessions

45 Minutes
£60.00

Treatment Courses

When 10 or more booked
£50.00

At The Core detox

Arbonne has been co-developed with experts in integrative medicine and holistic health to ensure formulations contain the correct amount of plant-based botanicals to support your body’s nutritional requirements for the best functional benefit.  Alongside other plans, we recommend the Arbonne 30-day detox programme to help establish healthy eating habits for improved energy, weight management and clean nutrition.

Chris is a nutrition and wellbeing specialist who has spent over 20 years working as a strength and conditioning coach, nutrition coach and a professional chef.An expert in creating balanced meal plans as an effective measure in controlling and managing inflammation, Chris has worked both with private clients and in support of elite athletes in professional sport.  Whether your goal is to manage a health condition,  to improve general wellbeing or improve performance, Chris provides nutrition consultancy and meal planning based on both science and experience.

Our ethos

The positive effect that a balanced and nutritional meal plan can have on the level of inflammation in our bodies is quite incredible. Each time we eat or drink is a chance for us to help delay and sometimes even prevent lifestyle disease.  

Diet can be used to prevent and manage inflammatory related conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, colitis & metabolic syndrome, the latter being closely linked to cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity & high blood pressure.  While food choices will never fully prevent disease, it is important to recognise that what we put into our bodies has an enormous impact on body functionality. A fresh, colourful, seasonal diet rich in foods that help us manage inflammation is key to our health.  

FAQ

Answers to the most common questions we get asked. Don't see your question answered? Request a call back from Julia below.

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