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
- Niomechanical gait assessment
- Tailor made exercise regimes
- Preventative exercise regimes
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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 reformer.
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 sport.
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 dry
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 balance.
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
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.