“SCP have helped me manage a number of injuries over the past five years, ranging from ruptured ACL, shoulder injuries, ankle injuries, hamstring problems and back pain. Their diagnosis speed and efficiencies has enable me to get back to full sport and mobility in record times. From Janet’s knowledge and eagerness to go the extra mile to Andy Powell’s one leg pushing workouts post ACL reconstruction South Cambs Physio have all rehabilitation methods covered. Combine this with a first class reputation, their knowledge of injury specialists and medical experts around the country, convenience of location and flexibility of visiting times, it all makes SCP a team I am highly grateful to and have recommended on many occasions.”
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“Following a mountain biking accident when I was 16, I suffered from constant back pain and headaches and found exercising was almost impossible due to my restricted movement and the immense pain. Prior to Andy I had seen over 5 different physios as well as a neurological consultant, none of whom were able to eliminate or even provide lasting relief of my symptoms. However, with Andy’s expertise and advice I saw immediate improvements and rapidly began to play sports again. Within 6 months I had made a complete recovery and have suffered no further pain since.
Andy has continued to help throughout my time in Cambridge. After tearing two ligaments in my knee and fracturing my shin whilst playing rugby, Andy came to the rescue again. He was able to immediately identify what damage I had done and advised me on an excellent knee consultant. Together they were able to help me recover much quicker than expected. Andy’s treatment and rehab advice was absolutely invaluable. He helped me to work towards the (optimistic!) goals I had (namely a rowing training camp and a skiing holiday) and I am now fully recovered, suffering from no pain or weakness in my knee.
I cannot recommend Andy highly enough. An extremely skilled and talented physio, he is without doubt the best I’ve ever been treated by. He is extremely perceptive, helpful and kind and every session is a pleasure.”
Mary Carr, Cambridge
“Standing at the top of the Samaria Gorge in Crete this time last year (September 2013), awaiting the results of an MRI scan of my back, I knew that I shouldn’t be attempting the 6 hour walk to Ayia Roumeli 4,000ft below.The good news I received in August was that the sharp pain in my groin was not caused by a lump – it had taken over 6 months to establish this. The bad news was that walking, cycling, skiing and even lying in bed on my right hand side had become almost impossible.
Aged 56 years, my next appointment would have been at the pain clinic in January 2014, had I not had a good friend who used to be a physiotherapist. After a quick assessment she advised me that there was plenty a physiotherapist could help me with, but that it would be a good idea to have an MRI scan of my hip. Briefly, this is what followed:
- A booklet through the post detailing 23 forbidding looking exercisesAn MRI scan of my hip
- Suggested hip surgery (from another physiotherapist)A steroid injection into the greater trochanter
- Suggested spinal injections
- Visits to 2 consultants – a rheumatologist and one at the pain clinic
- Paperwork, paperwork and more paperwork
none of which appealed to me!Eventually an orthopaedic surgeon suggested that I approach South Cambridge Physiotherapy.On my first visit to Damaris she started off by saying that physiotherapy was a partnership between practitioner and patient. However she treated a rock-hard muscle in my leg, which led almost immediately to a lessening of the stabbing groin pain which had been getting worse for over 5 years. Damaris’s common sense and hands-on approach could have saved me much trouble over the previous year!I eventually embarked on a series of Pilates lessons with Damaris to build up my core strength. Her judgement as to when I should progress each exercise was perfect and kept me motivated for several months.I can now look forward to resuming activities I have enjoyed all my life.”
Catherine Dickson, Cambridge
“Maxine and myself have been clients of South Cambridge Physiotherapy since 1996. Whenever we have needed treatment or advice we have always received both to the highest professional standard. We would both endorse the practice in every possible respect.”
Maxine & Barry Pratt
Great Massingham, Norfolk.
“I have suffered from a deteriorating leg condition (foot, knee and hip) for many years restricting my walking down to just a few minutes per day in my late thirties. Over time two principles have emerged. Firstly, something I learned from osteopathy, is that back inflexibility can be at the root of many leg conditions. Secondly, something NHS physiotherapy now focuses on, that core stability (following the Principles of Pilates) is essential to maintaining a healthy back and hence functioning legs. With Julie, at the South Cambs Physio, I have now found a one-stop shop: someone who understands both sides of the equation, with whom I have been able to explore the treatment and exercises needed for my specific condition. Over the last year I have reversed many years of decline in my walking ability, something my GP had said would not be possible, at least without surgery.”
Bruce Greetham, April 2013