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Tilehurst Clinic | 4 Chapel Hill, RG31 5DG

Reading Clinic | Sports Park, University of Reading, RG6 6UR 

Swansea Clinic I Walter Road (Wellbeing Centre), SA1 5PQ

Email The Clinic: info@corebodyclinic.co.uk

Face to Face  and Video Appointments

New Swansea Physiotherapy Clinic: Core Body Clinic, Swansea!

New Swansea Physiotherapy, Pelvic Pain and Sports Injury Clinic - OPEN!  

Hours: 

Monday: 8am to 8pm

Friday: 8am to 8pm

 

 

About our new Swansea Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic

It is with great pleasure to announce that Core Body Clinic has opened their first Physiotherapy clinic in Swansea.  The clinic is based at the Swansea Wellbeing Centre and we are really excited to be working with this fantastic group of practitioners.  Its a great place to start our clinic and is so well located to allow access for the whole of the Swansea Bay area.

Mae'n bleser mawr gennyf gyhoeddi bod Clinig Corff Craidd wedi agor eu clinig Ffisiotherapi cyntaf yn Abertawe. Mae'r clinig wedi'i leoli yng Swansea Wellbeing Centre ac rydym yn gyffrous iawn ein bod yn gweithio gyda'r grŵp gwych hwn o ymarferwyr. Mae'n lle gwych i gychwyn ein clinig ac mae mewn lleoliad mor dda i ganiatáu mynediad ar gyfer holl ardal Bae Abertawe.

 

Will physio help?

Yes!  But if you are wondering what the difference is between Physiotherapy, Osteopathy and Chiropractic then read our article HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What do we treat?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The list is simply endless! We treat all sort of problems from BACK PAIN to SPORTS INJURIES and also the ONLY clinic to treat MALE PELVIC PAIN.  We also treat PELVIC PAIN in women and we are absolute experts at rehabilitation, spinal manipulation, sports and soft tissue massage.  Simple click HERE and be redirected to our WHAT WE TREAT page.  Your issue not on there? Well, we cant write about 300 disorders so please email or call us if you cant see you issue here!

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Sports injuries
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Rehab after an Operation (Like ACL or FAI)
  • Plantarfasciitis
  • Breaks and Fractures

 

 

What Therapists Treat at Core Body Clinic, Swansea?

 

Adrian Wagstaff (originally from North Wales, and also Welsh speaking!) is the director and founder of Core Body Clinic in Reading.  He has built up an international reputation since he qualified in 2001 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy and then again in 2012 with an MSc in Manual Therapy.  He is a member of the MACP and is one of just 1200 physiotherapists world wide to hold the qualification of this advanced status in MSK care.  Having worked in 2 premiership football clubs (Manchester City & Wolves), the NHS, private practie in the UK and in New Zealand Adrian has a broad experience from chronic back pain to ligament rehabilitation in the elite sports person.  Adrian specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal pain and has an interest in chronic pain and pelvic pain.  He is one of the few practitioners to treat Male Pelvic pain in the whole of the UK and is trained to use diagnostic ultrasound to help with diagnosis and to retrain the pelvic floor.  Adrian is a teacher of spinal manual therapy and manipulation having taught on the Masters degree at Coventry university, he also travels to teach this very skilled hands on technique.  Read more about Adrian here

 

 

 

How to Book:

You can call 01189310053 (our Reading Central Office) or 07748152377.  We also have a booking system that is integrated into the diary meaning you can see appointment times in real-time.  All you need to do is click BOOK ONLINE and register using either your tablet, iPad, phone or computer.  

Once you are set up you can book an appointment. It is very easy and should you suddenly find your appointment is no longer convenient you can simply change the appointment at any time.  Of course, you can still email or call the clinic and one of the staff members will be more than happy to guide you through the booking process.  Hours for online are 24 hours. 

If you have a particularly difficult problem and you are not sure if we can help then please call the clinic and ask to speak to someone.  This could be a difficult back pain or sciatica that you have had for a long time.  It could be a chronic tendon problem that has not resolved.  You might be suffering form chronic headaches or pelvic pain for which no one else has been able to help.  Its worth picking up the phone or emailing and asking for our advice.  Its simple to email  - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or send a text to 07748152377 and ask for a call back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What happens at the appointment?

 

The process of examination and diagnosis:

 

Assessment:

 We will first work out what the problem is by assessing the causes.  This will involve a comprehensive discussion about the history of your complaint, how it started, what makes it better and worse, when does it hurt most in the day, does it disturb your sleep and do you have any other symptoms beside pain.  We will also take a history of your past medical conditions.  We will ask about medication and also about what sports and activites you like to do.  We will ask about your home life ad what you do for a living, whether you drive to work and how often you take time off. 

All of this is called the 'subjective history' and it is really important because it gives us the information to work out what is wrong.  We may ask you a lot of questions and this is called differential questioning and helps us to diagnose one condition from another. It may follow the format of a medical examination similar to what you may experience when seeing a doctor or surgeon.

Examination:

In this part of the assessment we will look at the range of bodily movement or joint.  We will test muscle strength, neurological fuction and normal everyday movements.  We will also perform some special tests to isolate certain structures.    Physiotherapists are trained in delicate handling of the body. However, testing may cause some discomfort.   

Sometimes it is necessary to ask your GP to arrange bloods tests or xrays.  Physiotherapists are trained to look for common conditions and are particularly good at looking for problems not ameanable to physioatherapy.  We can tell if you need to see a surgeon and will refer you to the GP should we deem this necessary.

 

Treatments: 

See our list on treatments to see the types of techniques we offer. 

 

What about Covid and Lockdown?

No probelms, we run a COVID SAFE clinic so you are in safe hands.  This means that during the Swansea Lockdown, you can still attend for physiotherapy appointments.  We cant have people in pain and throughout the pandmic we kept our Reading clinics open for emergency Face to Face and online sessions.  Pain and injury causes misery to millions each year.  With little access to GP or hospital, we have been a life line to patients and this will continue with the opening of our Swansea clinic.  We wear full PPE, as you to wear a mask, ensure you have signed our consent form and check your temperature on your way in.  We like to call it a belt and braces approach.  We have tons of hand sanitiser so we have now officially swapped our hand shake with a blob of hand sanitiser.  Of course, if you dont feel safe then you can select an ONLINE appointment instead of a F2F.  We have been conducting online video appointments for the last 5 years, covering the whole of the UK and the entire world! So, we know they work - just ask the last patient we treated in Dubai! 

You can read all about COVID and our safety procedures here and our online appointments here

 

Our “my pain is still there" Service

Even if you have visited 20 physios, 10 chiropractors, 5 osteopaths, an acupuncturist, the GP or 2 orthopaedic surgeons………..we would still love the opportunity to take a look.  Challenge us with the problem!.   

 

We look forward to seeing you soon! 

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COVID 19 Face to Face appointments

GOOD NEWS! We are back open for Face to Face sessions!  

Please Read Below or Call us TODAY!

If you need to see a physiotherapist, you can book Online or call the clinic.  If you think you need a face to face physiotherapy session, then please consider the current climate and understand there remains a risk of transmission if you are stepping outside the house. If you are in doubt then you must call 01189310053 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask for a call back. 

We really want to see you and help you get out of pain so we have developed some policies and procedures to ensure we can do this.  Please read through the information below and get in touch. 

 

If you require a face to face session, we have to ensure, under regulator and governing body rules, that you understand the risks of transmission that remain.  We must explain to every patient that there remains a risk of community transmission of COVID19 and we must not play down this risk.  The risk is getting less all the time and we have taken huge steps to ensure you are safe when you come to the clinic.  If you just need some advice or exercises then we suggest having an online session.  This is the same as any face to face where we dont need to put our hands on you.  Its safe and effective for a lot of conditions.  If we feel your condition is unlikely to recover with remote physiotherapy, then we advise a face to face session.

Every patient must pass a risk assessment prior to booking.  Our criteria for face to face sessions are: 

  • A condition that will not respond to remote physiotherapy or you do not want an online session ( conditions: ie a nerve problem, pain that is not easing with exercise alone, where an accurate diagnosis will not be possible via video).
  • You are free from COVID19 and you have not been in contact with anyone who has had COVID19 within the last 21 days.
  • You have not travelled out of the UK in the last 14 days.
  • You do not suffer from: Heart disease, breathing problems (chronic airways disease), diabetes, cancer (in chemotherapy treatment) or any other reason for shielding.
  • If you are over 70 there remains an increased risk and this is case by case assessed so please ask! 
  • You must read and sign our consent form electronically and send back to the clinic and you must accept there is a risk of tranamission and ***declare you understand this risk***.
  • You MUST wear a mask and one can be provided.
  • Your temperature will be taken on entry and if it is raised above 37.9 then we will not conduct the assessment and you will be rebooked (at no extra charge as this is not your fault).     

 

Our priority is to get you better and to do this without risking your health.  Our guidance is derived from that issued from the UK government, Health and Care Professions Council, Chartered Society and Physio First. 

 

During lockdown the clinic has remained open for essential treatment only. However, for the vast majority of patients we have been conducting online sessions via video link and this has been the safest way to assess and deliver physiotherapy. Government guidelines have been in place meaning we have not been allowed to offer non-essential face to face sessions due to the risk of cross infection and transmission of COVID19. While some restrictions have been lifted, the guidance on 2m remains in place for social distancing in the community.  Some physiotherapy and other clinical services are difficult to conduct with the restriction of 2m and therefore, where we are unable to keep 2m apart, safety measures are in place to ensure safety to you and our staff.  The safety measures are a combination of risk assessment, infection control and personal protective equipment (PPE).   During your consultation, the physotherapist will be using PPE.  For techniques that are aerosol producing, a full visor is worn.  Safety if our priority so please understand that while ensuring you are safe, we need to be safe too. 

 

We really want to help so please get in touch!

 

Adrian Wagstaff

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The Truth about Frozen Shoulders

 

Jonathan Wride is our Advanced Practice Physiotherapist.  He uses Ultrasound Scanning to diagnose conditions and also is licensed to prescribe medication for injections.  Here he talks about Frozen Shoulder: 

 

"Many patients are told they have a ‘Frozen Shoulder’ when they walk into the Doctors office with severe arm pain. Frozen shoulders are one of the most common causes of shoulder pain in middle-aged people. Typically patients are told to take regular painkillers and the injury will get better by itself! However this is not always the best advice.

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Electro-Acupuncture & Physiotherapy

Electro-Acupuncture (EA) is the technique of combining normal acupuncture, or dry needling, with the application of an electro stimulus delivered through the needles and into the skin.  Electro-acupuncture is a highly effective modality and has been used for decades to treat stubborn conditions. 

Pain Relief   Endorphins   Acupuncture   Electro-Stimulation

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Hard Flaccid Syndrome

 

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What is Hard Flaccid Syndrome?

Hard Flaccid Syndrome is a condition affecting the penis and is of unknown aetiology among men.  It is a hugely distressing condition and at Core Body Clinic our age range is18 to 40.  It is characterised by penile stiffness when the penis is in a flaccid state and flaccid size.  The penis is essentially stiff to the touch, it is engorged and rubber in texture, and is often accompanied by a change in size or shape of erection.  There may be a loss in nocturnal erections and it may require a greater degree of stimulation to achieve an erection.  However, the most common reason for someone seeking help is because of alarming changes in penile shape and size.  There is a feeling of embarrassment, loss of confidence and often deep anxiety. It is different from peyronines disease because there are no visible signs of tissue scarring and plaque formation. Nevertheless, it is a distressing and poorly understood condition.

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