Wattbike

The pioneering Wattbike Pro/Trainer set the standard for indoor bikes. Ultra robust, so they can stand up to training sessions from the world's most powerful athletes.

Key Features

Data is key - the Wattbike measures power output of each leg during cycling.  This can be utilised during rehab to address strength differences and fitness testing for athletes to squeeze that extra ounce of performance out of their training.

  • Incredibly versatile
  • Scientifically accurate
  • In-depth workout data

Pricing

Personal Wattbike packages available upon request

FAQ

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

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.

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

FAQ

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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.

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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

FAQ

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

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.

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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.

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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