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)





Conditions Treated

Physiotherapy provides solutions and treatments for an extensive range of conditions, from neck and back pain to sciatica and plantarfasciitis. Details on some of the common injuries and conditions treated by our physiotherapists at Core Body Clinic can be found below - read on to find out about the symptoms, signs and possible treatments.  This information is not a substitute for assessment and diagnosis by an appropriate clinician.  Get in touch with our Reading clinic today and start the recovery process!

Knee injury - ACL

As physiotherapists we are no strangers to the knee joint and the many different injuries that occur.  Serious knee injuries are associated with team sports/games.  The unpredictable nature of an opponent in a defence or attacking mode of play make for a challenging situation that, while not predisposing a player to injury, certainly places he/she in a risk category. 

The ACL or anterior cruciate ligament is a highly specialised ligament that sits inside the knee and it functions to provide stability during activity and more specifically provides information to the brain concerning knee movements. 

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Neck Pain

Physiotherapy is brilliant for Neck pain.  The condition affects the upper spine and we often refer to it as cervical spondylosis which is a term relating to degeneration in the spinal joints.  

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Headache Pain - Cervico-Genic, Tension, Migraines

Physiotherapy is an effective tool for dealing with Headaches.  Headaches are frequently misunderstood and therefore mismanaged. There have been some 300 different types of headaches described, from well known ‘migraine’ to the more ridiculous ‘chewing gum’ headache.  The Physiotherapists at Core Body Clinic 'know' how to differentiate, diagnose and rehabilitate headache syndromes. 

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Lower Back Pain

Physiotherapy should be considered as treatment for back pain in the first few days of onset.  It is a VERY common condition and is characterised by pain emanating from the lower back, pelvis and buttock region.  The Physiotherapists at Core Body Clinic we are experts and well known for treating back pain.

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Slipped Disc

Physiotherapy is highly effective for the treatment of Discs.  A slipped disc relates to excessive movement in the intervertebral disc (IVD) causing the disc to bulge or herniate. 

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Shoulder Pain

Physiotherapists understand the shoulder and more importantly - how to get it better!  The shoulder can hurt for many reasons.  Common diagnosis include: 'Impingement', 'cuff tear', 'Bursitis' and 'tendonitis'. 

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Physiotherapy is very effective for Plantarfasciits, a condition characterised by pain on the sole of the foot usually located around the heel or inner arch. We tend to more accurately refer to it as Planter fascia heel pain or Planterfasciopathy. The reason for a change in name is to reflect the current thinking in management strategies. Like Achilles Tendinopathy we tend not to associate planter heel pain with inflammation. Management approaches that have historically focussed on inflammation have not had the greatest of success. The condition, while painful, does not appear to exhibit much in the way of inflammatory markers and thus we must adopt a different treatment pathway or risk prolonging recovery. 

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Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis syndrome is a condition affecting the piriformis muscle and is familier to the physiotherapists at Core Body Clinic.  Adrian has researched this syndrome using ultrasound and knows what a tricky condition it can be to diagnose and treat.  It describes pain emanating from either the left or right buttock and may cause pain to be referred into the posterior thigh, calf and/or pins and needles in the leg or foot. 

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Shoulder Dislocation

Physiotherapy is key after Shoulder dislocation. The injury describes the dislodging of the humeral head from the glenoid fossa, the two bony anatomical structures that make up the shoulder joint. 

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Frozen Shoulder

Physiotherapy is very effective for the treatment of frozen shoulder, a condition characterised by the shoulder becoming very stiff and very painful to move. 

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