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

  

Booking Line: 0118 9310053 

 

 

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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

Musculoskeletal, Sports and Male Pelvic pain Physiotherapist

 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. 

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

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.

Having always played sport Adrian understands how frustrating pain and injury can be.  He has suffered ankle sprains, cartilage tears, hamstring ruptures, quads ruptures, rotator cuff tears and a head injury - all while playing rugby.  It is what got him interested in physiotherapy! 

He is passionate about helping his patients and reducing their pain to promote function.  He is also a great advocate of prevention and is therefore keen to help patients enhance their overall wellbeing.  Adrian believes everyone should receive the same level of expertise and clinical committment afforded to the professional sports person, whatever level of activity or sports participation. 

Since graduation in 2001, Adrian initially worked in the UK NHS system gaining experience through the ranks and eventually specialising in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy.  He has a strong background in professional sport and private practice, both in the UK and New Zealand.  His Masters degree in manipulation and manual therapy has allowed him to qualify as part of a specialist group of only a 1000 musculoskeletal physiotherapists worldwide and uses the initials MACP (Musculoskeletal association of chartered physiotherapists www.macp-web.org) after his name.  The qualification signifies advanced practitioner status in the assessment and treatment of orthopaedic, sports and musculoskeletal problems.   

Outside of clinical practice Adrian is a keen cyclist, wannabe olympic skiier, former rugby player (now occasional touch/shoulder barge), he plays guitar and sings in a rock band, has a love DIY and has a young family.

Adrians skills:  Spinal manipulation; Sports massage; Core training; Elite sports rehabilitation; Acupuncture; Dry needling

 

 

Greg Pullum BSc PGDip Manual Therapy

MAACP MCSP MHCPC

Registered with the health and care professions council PH.77372

Musculoskeletal and Extended Scope Physiotherapist

Greg Qualified in 2006 and currently combines his role at Core Body Clinic with a highly specialist role in the NHS.  Greg has worked as an Extended Scope Practitioner since 2012, assessing patients with complex spinal (back and neck) pain and he is also qualified to deliver injections, order MRI scans and Xrays, and also order specialised blood tests.  Greg is well respected in the clinics and works alongside orthopaedic, pain and rheumatology consultants in the Reading, Newbury and Wokingham community.

Greg also has a post graduate diploma in Manual Therapy and is a member of the MACP, a specialist group of only a 1000 musculoskeletal physiotherapists worldwise and uses the initials MACP (Musculoskeletal association of chartered physiotherapists www.macp-web.org) after his name.  The qualification signifies advanced practitioner status in the assessment and treatment of orthopaedic, sports and musculoskeletal problems. Greg is also qualified to treat pain with acupuncture and dry needling. 

 

Outside of work Greg has a young family, enjoys sport and also plays in a Jazz band. 

Greg's Skills:  Specialist assessment of complex problems; Spinal manipulation; Sports and orthopaedic massage, Dry needling and acupuncture; Rehabilitation; Greg is also qualified to administer injections. 

 

Joe Badham BSc Msc Sports and Exercise Medicine

MCSP MHCPC

Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council Ph 94110

Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapist, Mens Health Therapist

Joseph Badham has a wealth of experience in sport and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. He holds a BSc in Physiotherapy and an MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine. He is qualified to deliver acupuncture and dry needling and he is a trained injection therapist. Joseph is also trained in the delivery of treatment for male chronic pelvic pain and in prostate surgery rehabilitation. 

Joseph treats pain and dysfunction using hands-on manipulative therapy and cutting edge rehabilitation techniques which he has acquired through a number of carefully selected settings throughout his career.  Joe brings these skills to Core Body Clinic having worked alongside a number of elite sports teams within football, swimming and rugby league. 

Joeseph has completed a Masters degree in Sports and Exercise Medicine bringing advanced knowldege and clinical skills to his practice.  He believes that everybody deserves the highest quality of care regardless of activity or skill ability.

Outside of clinical practice Joseph enjoys boxing and general keep fit. He also loves surfing (...though, his enthusiasm far outweighs his skill level!). 

 

 

 

 

Molly wheeler BSc (Hons)  MCSP MHCPC

Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council PH107274

Womens Health Physiotherapy

Molly is a chartered member of Physiotherapy, graduating from Cardiff University with a BSc (Hons) in 2015. Molly has completed various rotations and now works as a senior Physiotherapist at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. Molly is currently working in Women’s Health and has developed a real passion for this speciality, with a desire to expand and develop in this area. She has undertaken post graduate competencies in order to assess and treat a range of gynaecological and pre/post partum conditions. Molly currently treats ladies with pelvic pain, prolapses, incontinence (urge/stress), urgency requiring bladder retraining, vaginissmus, pelvic girdle pain (PGP/SPD), post partum rehab, 3rd and 4th degree tears, divarification, and provides rehab advice after gynae surgery. Molly understands some topics are difficult to talk about but describes herself as very relaxed and open and hopes clients feel at ease during their sessions. Should you have any problems or concerns you are unsure are women’s health related please feel free to ask Molly during your sessions and she will be able to point you in the right direction. 

Outside of work Molly is part of a competitive Netball league in Reading, loves to travel and enjoy time with friends and family.

 

 

Rachel Mealyer BSc (Hons) MSST

Sports Therapist and Women's Health therapy

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.  Having a special interst in Women's Health and Pelvic pain, Rachel is also qualified to assess and treat problems affecting the pelvic floor, including: pregnancy pre and post partum; incontinence; pain during sex; and pelvic pain.  She has been trained by the well known Dr Ruth Jones and also mentored by Abarna Devi and Adrian Wagstaff.

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.