It is inevitable that at some point in our lives many of us will
experience physical discomfort, musculoskeletal pain or sporting
injury. This may be the result of doing too much, not enough
or simply the demands of everyday life. Here at Circle we are
dedicated to help you get back on your feet quickly and back to
doing things you enjoy.
Our Chartered Physiotherapists are experts in human movement
with professional training in anatomy, biomechanics and physiology.
The team is proactive in ongoing clinical development with a wide
range of postgraduate specialist skills enabling them to provide
the appropriate assessment and treatment for a wide variety of
clinical conditions. The team have a wide range of experience
including working with professional sports teams and two members of
staff are also involved in research.
Our practice is regularly audited and our treatments are
monitored by outcome measures to ensure we are effective in our
Following your initial consultation a treatment programme will
be specifically developed for you and may include:
- manual therapy
- soft tissue massage
- accelerated rehabilitation
- sports rehabilitation
- postural advice/ergonomics
- gym/swiss ball regimes
- biomechanical gait assessment
- tailor made exercise regimes
- preventative exercise regimes
At Circle our services include:
Manipulation and Mobilisation Techniques
This involves techniques to help improve the range of joint
movement and can be used to enhance pain relief, promote
circulation and cause muscle relaxation.
We are able to advise you on appropriate workstation set up
ensuring you do not aggravate your condition with poor
posture. The aim is to target the cause or indeed prevent
further problems once you have undergone treatment.
Soft tissue and sports injuries
Our specialist skills in the treatment and early rehabilitation of
sports injuries ensure a prompt return to fitness for both
recreational and elite sports people. Our highly qualified sports
massage therapist is on hand to provide deep tissue massage to help
manage all pre and post training and competition aches and
Our gym contains the latest exercise equipment including high
performance treadmill, cycles, weight stations and specialist
Isokinetic testing and evaluation
The Biodex System offers a pioneering breakthrough in
neuromuscular testing and rehabilitation technology at all stages
of your recovery. The assessment involves comprehensive
strength testing, including detailed printouts and analysis of
specific muscle groups. This provided excellent assessment of
function as well as being a useful rehabilitation tool and
providing a regular update on progress as it occurs.
Many of our physiotherapists are qualified to teach Pilates as
part of a treatment programme. Pilates focuses on the core
abdominal, glutei and back muscles to improve stability and
mobility with a range of movements similar in type to yoga.
We are also able to offer appointments with a qualified Body
Control Pilates Instructor within our team and the use of a
Acupuncture is offered by some of our physiotherapists and may be
used to treat musculoskeletal disorders in isolation or in
conjunction with other physiotherapy methods. It is
particularly important in the use of pain relief.
Pelvic floor exercises can help treat incontinence problems in
both men and women by strengthening the muscles which support the
bladder. In some cases it can help prevent surgery and reduce
the possibility of future complications. Treating
incontinence with simple rehabilitative techniques is now widely
recommended and three months treatment before surgery is now
considered routine. We offer an affordable package in
private, confidential surroundings which includes a series of
functional classes and access to a free confidential phone service
offering advice and reassurance.
Back Care Programme
This consists of a low back pain education and exercise class that
promotes long term self management of low back pain. Its aim
is to improve understanding of pain, awareness regarding medication
use ability to exercise and rest appropriately and improve posture
awareness during work and home/life activities.
We will provide a full biomechanical assessment by qualified ACE
feet in motion Podiatrist to produce custom orthotics at their
facility and fitted on site as required. Initial appointments
will involve a complex subjective and objective assessment with
gait analysis and use of specialised equipment; pressure
plates. Foot biomechanics can often be the underlying cause
of many knee, hip and spinal dysfunctions and our aim is to enable
clients to have a quick return to pain free normal activities and
We use TEMPLO motion analysis software and HD camera's arranged to
capture your gait patterns on the treadmill and perform complex
analysis in the minimum of time. This will allow the identification
of biomechanical characteristics that cause injury or reduce
performance. All physiotherapists are able to use this piece
of equipment and will use it to enhance assessment and
rehabilitative techniques to promote recovery.
Hydrotherapy is a water based treatment provided by the
physiotherapy team. It uses the benefits of warm water and
buoyancy to enable exercise to take place more comfortably than on
We provide a chest Physiotherapy service with in-depth assessment
and treatment provided. Chest physical therapy consists of
treatment techniques designed to improve respiratory efficiency,
promote expansion of the lungs, strengthen respiratory muscles, and
eliminate secretions from the respiratory system. The purpose of
chest physiotherapy is to help patients breathe more freely and to
get more oxygen into the body.
Falls assessment and treatment
We are able to offer a multi-factorial falls risk
assessment. We have appropriate skills to assess for balance
and gait deficits and to devise individually tailored
rehabilitation programs designed to work on improving strength and
Specialist physiotherapists within the team work along side
Consultants to rehabilitate following hand surgery or
injuries. They have specialist skills in wound management
care and splint making.
Treat and Advice Service
We also offer a fast-access (normally same day), self-referral
service for anyone who would like to see a physiotherapist and
receive a one-off assessment, treatment and advice session.
This service has been specifically created for patients who are
waiting for NHS appointments.