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

Virtual Clinic | Online Physiotherapy Consultations

We are open for FACE to FACE

Online sessions also available

Email The Clinic: info@corebodyclinic.co.uk

 

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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Hamstring Stretches

How should I stretch my hamstrings? 

 

Hamstrings are a PAIN to stretch so here are some exercises.

So if you are hamstrung on hamtrings then try these ones out, staring director Adrian Wagstaff much yonger. 

 

The Step Back Dynamic Hamstring Stretch (it was a long time ago!)

 

The Rotation Hamstring stretch.

Lots of other hamstring tips - so please call or book in to get them sorted!

 

 

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