New Mumbles Physiotherapy Clinic: Core Body Clinic, Swansea!

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

 

About our new Swansea Physiotherapy and Mumbles Physiotherapy Clinics

It is with great pleasure to announce that Core Body Clinic has opened their first and now second Physiotherapy clinic in Swansea and a second in Mumbles.  One clinic is based at the Swansea Wellbeing Centreand the other is at the Mumbles Dental Spa.  They are great places to base the clinics and 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 ac ail mewn Mwmbwls. Mae ein clinigau wedi'u lleoli yng Nghanoflan Lles Abertawe a yn yr sba deintyddol y mwmblws.  Maent yn lleoed gwych i gael clinig ac maent mewn sefylla 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 endless and we treat all sort of problems from BACK PAIN to SPORTS INJURIES and we are also the ONLY clinic to treat MALE PELVIC PAIN in Wales.  We also treat PELVIC PAIN in women and we are experts at rehabilitation, spinal manipulation, sports and soft tissue massage.  Simple click HERE and be redirected to our WHAT WE TREAT page.  If your problem is not listed then please email the clinic as there are conditions that share common signs and symptoms.

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

 

 

What Therapists Treat at Core Body Clinic physiotherapy Mumbles and 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 01792369535 (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 booking 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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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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Specialist Spinal Physiotherapy (ESP)

At Core Body Clinic in Reading we want to provide an awesome service for our patients. For this we need equally awesome physiotherapists.  So, we have recently added Greg Pullum to our team.  Greg works at our Reading (RG2 7BW) and Tilehurst (RG31 5DG) clinics. 

Greg is a thoroughly nice chap and just happens to be a super skilled and very knowledgeable physiotherapist.  However, Greg is no ordinary physio.  Like Adrian, Greg also holds a post graduate qualification in manual therapy (MACP) and has completed specialist modules in advanced physiotherapy practice.  But, just to make Greg that little bit more super, he also practices as a Spinal ESP – this should stand for “Exceptionally Superb Physio”, what is actually stands for is ‘Extended Scope Physiotherapist’. The term ESP refers to an experienced physiotherapist who has received further appropriate training to work outside their normal scope of practice normally expected from a physiotherapist.  This might include extensive experience, additional competencies, a Masters (MSc) degree or membership of a specialist organisation like the MACP.  Greg’s current role focuses upon Spinal Diagnostic triage and advanced decision making to ensure patients have appropriate investigations and are referred to the right speciality in a timely fashion. 

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Sports Physiotherapy

Sports Physiotherapy is a specialist branch of physiotherapy and exercise healthcare where the treating clinician demonstrates highly specialised clinical knowledge of exercise related injury or pain.  They uniquely have knowledge of training regimes and the biomechanics involved in a number of different sports.  Sports Physiotherapists have knowledge of complex pathology and are able to refer patients on for specialist tests where indicated. 

As sports physiotherapists we pay special consideration to the injury in a sports and exercise context.  Therefore, we are sensitive to the training needs of the athlete and aim to keep them active while treating their problem.

Sports physiotherapists are trained to assess and diagnose sports injuries and have specialist knowledge of injury prognosis allowing the athlete to understand from the outset the likely duration of the injury.

The training of sports physiotherapists begins with conventional undergraduate physiotherapy followed by post-graduate study of musculoskeletal and sports injuries, together with considerable experience in the sporting arena.

At Core Body Clinic Adrian Wagstaff is our Sports Physiotherapist with a background in Elite Premiership Football and a Masters degree in Musculoskeletal physiotherapy.  Adrian has worked with some of the most highly rated physiotherapists in the world including the current England Football physiotherapist and the current England Rugby Under 20’s.

 

What to expect?

We allow up to an hour per consultation as we find the extra time saves time in the long run and allows us to gain a comprehensive understanding of your problem.  The hour allows for assessment, diagnosis and treatment.  We may look at a number of different test procedures to ensure we get an accurate clinical impression. Sometimes, patients attend with a known diagnosis but they have responded poorly to rehabilitation and treatment. We generally use half of the session to comprehensively take a history and perform a physical examination to determine the likely diagnosis and to assess why the condition has not yet resolved.  The second part of the session is for treatment and rehabilitation planning.

Some patients attend because they have a problem with training or they have developed a problem through over training. We will assess the injury and look at all the possible factors relating to training, intensity of training, footwear, fluid intake and diet.

We aim to establish a diagnosis or treatment plan, with treatment beginning, in the first session.

 

What will the treatment involve?

At Core Body Clinic, we believe that the greatest advantage in consulting a sports physiotherapist is establishing a diagnosis and in understanding the prognosis of a condtion.  They use a number of techniques similar to a regular physiotherapist and prescribe alterations in training to minimise the variables that are often the limiting factors for problems not resolving. 

Sports physisiotherapists use a combination of soft tissue therapies, dry needling, tape and manipulation to help reduce pain and promote healing. Some of the techniques are to encourage the activation of muscles that are inhibited by pain thereby opening a window of opportunity to promote rehabilitation and muscle activation. 

 

 

 

Why Sports Physiotherapy?

You dont need to be an elite athlete to benefit from seeing a sports physiotherapist.  If you have a niggling training problem or an ongoing and unresolved pain syndrome then spending time to diagnose your problem can save you misery and money in the future. 

 Our sports physiotherapy service aims to keep you training or get you back to your chosen activity in the shortest time possible. You don’t have to be an elite athlete to benefit from this service.  We have helped hundreds of people with training problems or inflexibility that have failed to respond to a comprehensive treatment package of sports massage. We educate all of our patients to ensure they know how to treat their problem, get their problem better and help them to make permeant changes to their training habits to prevent future problems.  

 

 

 

 

What can we treat?

Here is a list of conditions we might see:

Achilles Tendinopathy (nee Tendonitis)

Golfer Elbow

Tennis Elbow

Back pain related to exercise

ITB syndrome

Shin splints / medial tibial stress syndrome

Plantarfaciitis / heel pain

Knee cap pain (patellofemoral pain)

Recurrent Muscle soreness

 

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Exercise!

EXERCISE!!

My physio just gave me an exercise sheet!.....and they haven’t made any difference!!”

 

Love it or loath it………….Exercise is therapeutic! Exercise is clinically proven to be one of the best methods for preventing injury, disease and reducing pain.  Exercise gets you moving and keeps you moving. But it needs to be specific, have a purpose and designed for YOU.  If you loath it - you just haven't found something you like...............

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Spinal Combination Therapy

Practitioners often offer a mixture of therapy using acupuncture, manipulation and/or exercise to combat pain in the spine.  At Core Body Clinic we know how useful all of these are for rehabilitation of the spine and other types of body pain.  We also know how important education and knowledge is when dealing with pain.  

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