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)

 

Enquiries: info@corebodyclinic.co.uk

 

 

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.

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.   

Adrian has a special area of research concerning the effects of spinal manipulation (a technique that causes an audible 'pop' similar to that provided by Chiropractors and Osteopaths).  His own research thesis has demonstrated how this technique can be helpful for spinal pain and rehabilitation. He is an expert in the delivery of this technique and also teaches this skill in the UK and abroad.  

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

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

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!). 

 

 

Heather Evers BSc Physiotherapy 

Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council Ph.42550

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Specialist Women's Health, Pregnancy and Pelvic Pain Physiotherapist

 

Heather is a highly experienced physiotherapist with a wealth of knowledge in both Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Women's Health Physiotherapy. However her area of particular interest lies with Women’s Health. She is trained to assess and treat all musculoskeletal and women’s health problems including: pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain, abdominal muscle separation (diastasis recti), pelvic floor muscle weakness following childbirth, bladder and bowel control problems (incontinence, stress incontinence and urge incontinence), vaginal prolapse, pelvic and perineal pain as well as problem’s that occur following gynaecological and colo-rectal surgery.

Heather is well known for her exceptional skill in treating pelvic problems and for her clinical knowledge. She has completed numerous post graduate courses including two masters modules in Women’s Health and Continence for Physiotherapists, Acupuncture (foundations courses in both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Masters Level Foundation Module in Western Medicine Approaches to Acupuncture, as well as Safe Use of Acupuncture in Pregnancy).

Heather combines this role with her work for the NHS, through Healthshare, where she is a Band 7 Clinical Lead for Oxfordshire Community Musculoskeletal and Women's and Men’s Health Services.  She will be consulting in Tilehurst on a Thursday morning.