I am a 59 year old man who went to the doctor with a very painful right knee that was preventing me from working in the garden especially digging my beloved Veg. plot. Also I was unable to drive very far without significant pain to the point I was having to straighten my leg frequently to ease the pain or even stop and gently flex my knee until I was OK to carry on.
I was walking with a pronounced limp and the doctor was wanting me to go for X-rays and other investigative treatment to identify the issue, however I have medical Insurance and to speed things up I decided to go through the Insurance.
My insurance company sent me straight to Physiotherapy after discussing my symptoms and guessing I had a meniscal tear. Physio-Logical was recommended as the most local physiotherapy clinic to me so I went along full of scepticism that I was wasting my time and feeling I would end up needing some form of surgical procedure to rectify my problem.
I was greeted by Natalie March on arrival and instantly put at my ease as I had explained to me what the approach would be and how the cause of my pain could be identified and that if it was felt Physio was the correct treatment or not. This went by way of explanation of what a meniscal tear was through use of an anatomical model of a knee and how physiotherapy could heal it.
Within two weeks (two visits and two weeks of prescribed exercise) it became clear that the treatment was having a very beneficial effect and my scepticism evaporated as my knee continued to improve. After the initial 4 weeks it was agreed although I had improved greatly there was still further benefits to be gained by both continuing treatment and changing my exercise regime.
Today after 8 weeks of treatment and exercise I can say my knee is fully healed with just a slight residual muscle imbalance as a result of walking for months trying to alleviate the pain, so I have adopted the prescribed exercises as just part of my daily routine as this will help safeguard both my knees from going forward – and I really do appreciate being able to run, drive, dig kneel etc. with no discomfort.
A big thank you to Natalie and Physio-Logical who have really made a difference to me and allowed me to regain confidence in my own fitness and shown me that joint damage does not automatically require surgery.
I returned to see Natalie recently after badly hurting my back (I had had successful treatment in the past so knew how good she was). Natalie and her team treated me for a number of weeks and got me back moving around and more importantly back to being able to exercise. They took time to explain what the cause was and what I should and shouldn’t do. I now realise that if I get any minor niggles to see Natalie straight away for preventative treatment. Can’t praise the team enough.
I first saw Natalie with a severe pain in my foot that came on whilst running. After weeks of rest the pain would not shift, so I finally went to Physio-logical to see if they could help. Natalie very quickly figured out the pain was being caused by a nerve in my back, which no amount of just resting would sort. After a few treatment sessions I was able to ease back into running. I’ve gone from strength to strength with the help and treatment of Natalie and am pleased to say was able to complete my first marathon last month. I would highly recommend Physio-logical, and cannot thank them enough for getting me back running.
Paul gave me exercises that enabled me to use my shoulder fully and move it properly after a couple of years of not being able to. Much appreciated!
Natalie did an excellent job of rehabilitating my knee and also fixing a trapped nerve in my neck. She was very professional and very effective.
I have been having treatment with Physio-logical for the last 10 months suffering with lower back problems and strong pain at times, Sandra managed to sort my problem very quickly and since I have been fine because I have followed her advice.
A few weeks later I had knee problems. This time I was seen by Sandra first and then Natalie. They both assessed the origin of the problem and eased my pain and discomfort very quickly. I highly recommend Physio-logical to anyone and will go back with them in the future if I will need to.
A year ago end of 2016 my Achilles tendon had stopped my park run. Paul fixed this with guidance on exercise and rest and warm up. This year I have recorded a new PBT of 23:50 awesome!
Natalie has been absolutely fantastic she has fixed my shoulder which was causing me a lot of pain due to a sports injury. She is knowledgeable, professional and a lovely person. I would recommend her services to anyone. Thank you Natalie.
After 6 months of not having full movement in my shoulder I visited Physio-logical. 5 sessions later it’s like I never had the problem and no pain at all. Highly recommend.
I have just completed a 100km hike over the South Downs. I was seeing Sandra for a few months before as during a 27km training walk I had terrible trouble with my hips. The hike was hard in lots of ways but I had not a single twinge from my hips the whole way. I would never have thought this was possible and I am hugely grateful.
My 8 year old son is a very keen gymnast. On the Monday before his last competition he was complaining that his right wrist was aching. By the Wednesday his wrist was hurting more so his coach suggested we got it looked at. My husband took him to the walk in clinic Thursday , and they weren’t particularly helpful. We needed to get him seen by a physio urgently so I contacted Physiological on the Thursday and an appointment was made for Friday at 8 in the morn with Sandra. After a short consultation and examination to find out where the sprain was Sandra mobilised and worked her amazing technique and Ash walked out having full use of his wrist…Good as New!
Ash then made it to his competition, performed amazingly, and came away with a Bronze, a Silver, and a Gold medal. I would recommend Physiological to anyone of any age. They are friendly, always available for advice or appointments and above all Utterly Awesome!
Having suffered a major Stroke in 2010 I consequentially suffer with nerve pain, particularly in my right shoulder and up into my neck. Normally I can manage movement and slight pain but occasionally, when I unwittingly sleep on my right shoulder, it gets so bad that I can barely move my head and the pain that comes with it is intolerable. I have been seeing Natalie on and off for about 5 years and she always manages to relieve my pain and gets me moving again. Natalie has also treated me for knee pain and the results saw a significant improvement. I have no hesitation in recommending Natalie and I shall, no doubt, need her in the future.
Really excellent treatment and advice to mitigate a recurring calf muscle issue. Helped me regain some confidence on the tennis court. 🙂
Assessment of my lower back problem and full explanation of why I was suffering and the introduction to a series of exercises to significantly improve flexibility of my spine and increase muscle strength in the affected area. The treatment was good value for money and I would recommend to a friend.
Really excellent explanations of my situation from Paul and advice on how to improve my spine, joints and muscles now and for the future. I would fully recommend Paul’s ability to assess and suggest treatments.
Well, what can I say, I came to Physio-logical with a painful calf injury way too close to the challenge I had set myself that being the Brighton marathon. Your positivity never faltered and you provided me with immediate treatment and advice in and out of hours. You worked hard to maximise my chances of running the distance and I listened to everything you told me to do, every exercise at all the times you advised and I made it to the start line. I made it round every mile albeit with a little pain relief, without everything you did, it would sure have been a different story. Thank you so much for helping me achieve the hardest but most satisfying thing I have ever done in my life.
I went to Physio-logical after having seen two consultants and another physio…none of whom could do anything for me. I have arthritis in the upper vertebrae of my neck and this causes severe pain in the head and also greatly restricts movement. The consultants could only suggest more and stronger pain killers. Natalie, with her wonderful hands, began to bring relief and slowly greater mobility in my head and neck. I did , at one time, think I would have to give up driving. That, because of Natalie, has proved not to be the case.
Now, after some time, I have managed to greatly reduce the medication and at times have been pain free. At the beginning of the treatment, Natalie offered hope where there had been none before. I cannot thank her enough for my enhanced quality of life.
I would like to express my greatest thanks for the job you’ve done with all my “troubles”, I am amazed with your knowledge, experience and speed in reducing sport injuries and dysfunctions!
“I would like to thank Physio-logical for my fantastic treatment. After having my second baby I had a recurring lower back problem. Physio-logical have got me to a point were my pain has been managed and my mobility improved. Even though the treatment hasn’t fully rectified my problem Physio-logical have been able to advise me on my next course of action. I am 99.9% more mobile and 99.9% pain free. Thank you…I never thought I would get to this point!
Had really good treatment from Paul for a number of runner related injuries. It is so convenient to be able to walk from work to their offices on Chineham Park.
Acupuncture has been very beneficial for me. I have Beckers Muscular Dystrophy and began to suffer with lower back pain a few years ago. Natalie at Physio-logical suggested trying acupuncture which I was sceptical about at first but was willing to try anything. Since then I have found it to be the best treatment for pain relief and stiffness. I also find it to be very relaxing and stress free. Would highly recommend this to anyone in pain!
Because I have a recurring back-problem, I have had to seek treatment from various members of the Physio-logical team for a number of years. On each occasion, the approach has been thoroughly professional, beginning with a full verbal and physical examination of my problem. My needs have been clearly explained and the treatment carried out with follow-up exercises. The result – relief from a debilitating problem enabling me to live and exercise free of pain.
I have seen Paul intermittently over the last 18 months. First for my shoulder pre and post replacement, then my elbow after a fall and radial head fracture and lastly pre total hip replacement. He has been unfailingly kind and caring, informative and authoritative and provided effective therapy and advice with good humour. I will have no hesitation in seeing him again when my next problem occurs or recommending him to anyone in need of an excellent physiotherapist
I’m a regular gym goer so my wife brought me a voucher for a Sports Massage with Kate.
At the start of the appointment Kate asked if I had any troublesome areas. I’d had a pain in my shoulder for some time. As a result I had less confidence in that arm and it was starting to restrict the amount of weight I could lift. I told Kate about the problem and she asked me a few more questions before diagnosing what the problem was. She then spent the remainder of the session focusing on my shoulder. She warned me it may be a bit sore the next day but I should see an improvement after that. She also explained why my shoulder had started to hurt in the first place and gave me some advice, exercises and stretches to prevent the problem re-occurring. I’m pleased to say that following the appointment I have now been pain free for several months.
As a result, I will be going back to see Kate if I have any problems in the future. I’ve already recommended her to several friends and will continue to do so!
I have been suffering with sciatica for a couple of weeks before seeing Physio-logical. I have been impressed with the advice and treatment which I have been receiving. I now understand what has happened and what I need to do to stop it from coming back . Would recommend them to anyone.
I had a severe back and hip issue that prevented me from walking and at one point I was in a wheelchair as the symptons were so severe . Thankfully I visited Natalie at physiological and after just 2 treatments was up and about and walking – I cannot recommend Natalie enough and would absolutely recommend her ..Thanks Natalie !
From my initial assessment to my final treatment I have been treated as a valued customer. The assessment was spot on, and I have returned to my activity pain free. I have also been given further instruction to continue my rehabilitation. Awesome service.
I picked up hip/pelvis injuries through running. Natalie has provided fantastic treatment, exercises and advice for the past few months and ensured that I made it to the start and finish line of my first marathon.