Reading and Tilehurst's Physiotherapy, Spinal and Sports Specialists

"Treating the cause to help you move pain free and perform better"

Tilehurst Clinic 4 Chapel Hill, RG31 5DG
Reading Clinic Sports Park, University of Reading, RG6 6UR


Call: 0118 9310053 (24hrs)





About Core Body Clinic - Physiotherapy in Reading

Core Body Clinic is a friendly and specialist physiotherapy and sports injury service with locations in Tilehurst and Reading. We provide an experienced, honest and expert opinion when assessing, diagnosing and treating a wide range of injuries and disorders affecting the body.

Our aim is to deliver an individual and patient centred model of care. We do not advocate a recipe-like approach and our assessment and diagnostic procedures are meticulous ensuring we understand the problem and treat the cause. Our goal is to get our patients back to full function and pain free in the shortest time possible. The treatments we provide are backed by evidence ensuring that our practices are at the cutting edge of physiotherapy and healthcare.

Sports Therapy

What is Sports Therapy?


Sports Therapy is a healthcare profession governed by the Society of Sports Therapists.  They are now required to pursue a Bachelor Degree and complete three years of degree education and hundreds of hours of competency training.  They are trained primarily in musculoskeletal therapy and have extensive knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and pathology.

Sports therapists are trained in the assessment and diagnosis of injuries and pain syndromes affecting the musculoskeletal system.  They have skills in hands-on therapies similar to those of a physiotherapist and at Core Body Clinic, work alongside physiotherapists.  They have specific skills in exercise rehabilitation and soft tissue therapies.

Sports Therapists treat many conditions including: Back pain, knee pain, shoulder injury, osteoarthritis, neck injuries, whiplash, tendon pain.   

They are governed by a code of conduct with a primary focus on the prevention of injury and the provision of rehabilitation to return a patient back to health after injury.  They treat both sports and non-sports injuries and treat people of all ages and abilities.

Rachel Mealyer is our new Sports Therapist  





As quoted from the Society of Sports Therapists website: 

Members of The Society of Sports Therapists:

  • Have reached a minimum benchmark level of knowledge and are eligible for membership status.
  • Are eligible for Professional Liability Insurance.
  • Are required to undertake an annual programme of mandatory Continued Professional Development (CPD) in order to maintain their right for re-registration.
  • Hold a current and valid first aid qualification as a mandatory pre-requisite for membership.
  • Are governed by standards of conduct and disciplinary procedures that are transparent and serve to protect not only the member but also the public with whom they come in contact.
  • Are a member of an organisation that strives to increase the levels of care provided for sports and recreational participants, regardless of age, level and ability.
  • Are members of a professional body that is working with the HCPC for the regulation and registration of the profession of Sports Therapy.


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Our Physiotherapists


 Adrian Wagstaff BSc Msc Manual Therapy

 MMACP MHCPC MCSP MAACP                           

 Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council Ph. 61117

 Adrian Wagstaff is the lead physiotherapist, owner and clinical director at Core Body Clinic.  He has a wealth of experience in sport  and musculoskeletal physiotherapy and holds both a BSc in Physiotherapy and a Masters (MSc) degree in Manual and Manipulative therapy.  He is also qualified to deliver Dry Needling / Acupuncture and uses this in combination with other physiotherapy techniques. 

Adrian is also one of very few male chronic pelvic pain and prostate surgery rehabilitation physiotherapists.  He is skilled in the treatment of complex pelvic pain and also in the rehabilitation of the pelvic floor after prostate surgery.  

Adrian uses a very 'hands-on' approach in delivering physiotherapy and uses this in combination with sports specific rehabilitation techniques.  He has worked at Manchester City FC and Wolverhampton Wonderers FC delivering physiotherapy to professional sports persons.

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Sports Massage Therapists


Rachel Mealyer BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy

Registered with the Society of Sports Therapists


Rachel is a graduate from University of Chichester and holds a BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy.  She is also a member of the Society of Sports Therapists.  She has extensive experience in sport and exercise therapy having worked with Beaconsfield FC as their sports therapist providing pitch side treatment, soft tissue therapies and rehabilitation to players.  In addition, she has is well known to local trampolining and gymnastic clubs treating their squad gymnasts, coaches and parents.

Outside of work Rachel enjoys keeping active, horse riding and playing lacrosse.  She is also a hockey player for Sonning Hockey Club.

Rachel is qualified to assess and diagnose problems affecting the musculoskeletal system (i.e. joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons).  She sees both sporting and non-sports related injuries.

Rachel is trained in the use of techniques similar to that of a physiotherapist with her skill set including: Massage therapy, joint mobilisation, sports strapping, exercise prescription and rehabilitation. 









What to Expect

Core Body Clinic (CBC) has 2 locations.  One can be found at the Total Health centre on Chapel Hill in Tilehurst, Reading, RG31 5DG.  It was set up in May 2014 to provide Physiotherapy, Sports injury care, and Men's and Women's health to the local and wider Reading community.  We wanted to build a practice based on evidence and critical thinking to ensure that we provided the best physiotherapy care possible.  Our clinic is spacious with level access and there is ample parking outside. Our second location is within the Sports Park, University of Reading, Shinfield Road, RG2 7JU and was opened in June 2016.  It too is spacious with the added advantage of having a fully equipped gym.

Our reception area is welcoming and our assessment and treatment rooms are spacious, very private and well equiped.  


Our vision is to provide highly experienced and specialised service to our patients with expertise in patient care, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.  Our guarentee is to provide the most cutting edge in musculskeletal physiotherapy and sports injury to ensure that you receive the right information, understand your problem and recover in the best possible way.  We guarentee to provide an honset approach to physiotherapy to ensure you understand the prognosis and the likely recovery time until you are moving and functioning pain free.  We promise to work with our patients to get them better and work at every stage of the rehabilitation process to ensure you are the right track to recovery.  Call or drop into our Reading on Chapel Hill or at the Sports Park for a free chat.   

Our booking system is integrated into the diary meaning you can see appointment times in real-time.  All you need to do is click  and register using either your tablet, iPad, phone or computer.  Once you are set up you can book and appointment. It is very easy and whats more, should you suddenly find this is not convenient you can change the appointment at any time.  Of course, you can still email or call the clinic and one of the staff will be more than happy to guide you through the booking process.  If you choose online booking, appointments can be made 24 hours a day 365 days a year making access to physiotherapy simple.  

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Who We Are

Reading and Tilehurst specialists in physiotherapy, clinical diagnosis and sports injury.  Core Body Clinic leads in the most cutting edge of assessment and treatment techniques to get you better quickly and keep you better.


How it works

At Core Body Clinic (CBC) we dont like to make things complicated. The human body is a highly sophisticated and adaptable machine but we have yet to understand even 50% of the human brain.  So at CBC we have tried to simplify the treatment process by breaking it down into what we call our Core Approach.

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How to Find Us

Our physiotherapy clinic Core Body Clinic is found on Chapel hill in Tilehurst, Reading, RG31 5DG.  Our second physiotherapy clinic at the Sports Park, University of Reading.  There is ample car parking available at both.  Please note to request if you are attending our physiotherapy clinic at  The Sports Park in Reading and need a downstairs room. 

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