I was referred to physiocure via my consultant Dr Pal who specifically advised that I see Anna Higo and her team due to their extensive experience and knowledge of working with people with spinal conditions. I have been under Anna's care for about six months and she has been kind, compassionate and always listened to me when I have presented with new symptoms. She has taken the time to explain the treatment that I will have and what has happened to my body and taken it at a steady pace. When she has had concerns, she has liaised quickly and efficiently with my consultant keeping him informed. The treatment has been centred around pain management and assessment and I have been having regular acupuncture. I can't thank and recommend Anna as a practitioner enough she has given me hope and encouragement that even though it's a long road recovery will be an achievable goal.
Niki Tarbuck - November 2021
"After being hospitalised for 'sciatic pain' and being sent home with yet another pill which I can’t tolerate and no clinical diagnosis, I decided to contact Physiocure as they have specialist expertise in treating hEDS and dysautonomia.
I saw Eliza Burrell, Senior Physio, who also has Hypermobility herself. Eliza is an absolute Godsend, she knew from me talking to her for just a few minutes exactly what to do for me. After my 1st session and 4 years of using my crutches, I was able to walk for 10 minutes unaided and without pain. And it’s only getting easier.
I can not recommend Eliza enough. She has given me a new lease of life!"
Thank you Matt for the help and support you have given me in recovering from my hip replacement; which I had 6 months ago under the care of Jon Conroy.
My lunge has improved after you worked on my scar. You have been brilliant and have kept me positive and moving forward in my recovery and massively helping with post-op pains and niggles.
You are such a talent.
Best wishes, Louise P
Client - July 2021
Testimonial from a patient with Hypermobility Ehlers Danlos Syndrome -
I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you and let you know what a positive experience it was to bring XXX to meet you last night.
Despite the initial relief after seeing Anna, XXX has been getting progressively more ‘down’ about her health. Her fatigue had worsened (I wonder if she finally felt she had ‘permission’ to be exhausted?) and her attitude was heading in the more negative direction. By the time we got to you she was irritated, miserable and struggling to see the point.
You turned it round within 10 minutes and I was quite emotional as I listened to you convince her (us) of her strength and abilities. She liked you very much and I am sure this will all translate into a commitment to her exercise and the results this will bring.
XXX has headed off to sports day this morning convinced of her ‘superpowers’ rather than fretting over what might hurt by the end of the day.
We both very much look forward to working with you to help her get stronger.
With heartfelt thanks
Mother of XXX
Jonny, Client - March 2020
Hi, I just wanted to pass on my compliments and thanks regarding the videos you have posted on YouTube regarding post hip replacement surgery recovery, exercises and the do's and don'ts.
I’d a RTHR on 27th Jan & 5 weeks later (Monday just gone) had my LTHR. Your videos were invaluable to my recovery so far. They were simple, honest, friendly, to the point, always useful & didn’t sugar coat the difficult bits or scaremonger either.
I’m based in Ireland so not a patient of yours but I just wanted to pass on credit where I felt it was well deserved. Keep up the good work, you’re a credit to your profession 👍.
Regards, Jonny Meany, Ireland - Client
Charlotte, Client - July 2019
"I have now been diagnosed with EDS and inflammatory arthritis after years of being told that the pain and blackouts were due to growing. Anna was the first person to talk to me like an adult with any measurable intelligence and she has helped me to get a diagnosis. Working with Tom, the personal trainer at Physiocure, has helped strengthen my muscles and improve my core stability so I can get back to running. This means the world to me. I have now been able to see a consultant rheumatologist in London who is helping me manage the Arthritis and EDS. Thanks to Anna and Tom for taking me seriously when nobody else would. Without the help and care from both these people I would not be in the place I am now. Thank you."
Marilyn Stowe - Client
I have been treated at Physiocure on and off for two years. 30 years of distance running has taken its toll on me from shoulders to knees!
I was initially referred to Louise Grant one of the owners and she is incredible. A Chartered Physiotherapist, she speaks at medical conferences worldwide and it's easy to see why. With her pleasant manner she carefully notes all areas of concern, adding in comments of her own making her own diagnosis and meticulous notes and I have found her treatment programme which includes acupuncture to be first rate.
At the same time I have been taught Pilates on a one to one basis by Julie Reynolds and have learned (much too late for my running career) how important the correct posture is and maintaining it, toning arms, how to strengthen a weak core, hip and leg muscles and how to stretch properly.
At the end of each session, which has ranged from easy and peaceful to full on, I've laughed a lot, felt energised and most importantly, pain free. They are absolutely terrific, I have used other physiotherapists too in the practice all of whom are extremely experienced. I think myself very fortunate they are based in Leeds. And best of all, if it does become necessary to cancel for a good reason at short notice, they’re extremely understanding.
Marilyn Stowe November 2018
Kirsty Beckwith - Client
I can't thank Louise and the PhysioCure team enough for taking first class care of me during my return home from the states this summer. The knowledge, expertise and impressive list of international contacts Louise has for hips is incredible, and I am so grateful to have her as my home based physio. Thanks for everything Louise!
Kirsty Beckwith - Elite golfer Full athletic scholarship at the university of Tennessee at Chattanooga August 2018
Michelle Vaughan – Client
I would recommend Physiocure to anyone and in particular those who have problematic hips and are keen sportspeople. I first came across Physiocure when I did a desperate search for specialist physio help for my tight hips (which really hampered my running) and I came across a recommendation from a patient who had travelled all the way up from Sussex to have intensive treatment and support over two days. This impressed me and I decided to get in touch. I had been suffering with my hips for nearly two years and had seen countless physios who were well meaning, but actually sometimes exacerbated the problem by giving me various strength exercises…I was even told “that is just the way it is” and I just had to have physio every week. Physiocure was pretty much my last resort. I spent two days with the team (Louise, Tom, Julie and Karen) and in that time had a full assessment of my issue, an individualised pilates and strength training programme, an introduction to aqua therapy and of course, some excellent physio treatment. I also got some advice on some products I could use at home to help alleviate my problems such as EMS. Louise made a referral to a specialist hip consultant as she believed I might have had a labral tear and this was indeed later confirmed – at no time, did any of the other physios even mention this to me. The team were also really good at helping me understand the different parts of my hips and glutes and recognise movements which exacerbated the problem. Since seeing the team, I have introduced a specific warm-up before going running, aqua therapy once a week and a weekly strength programme. More importantly my running has improved and I don’t consider my hips a problematic area – this year I have been selected to represent England in age category V45 for both the 10k and marathon and something I am immensely proud of. I travel to see the team from my home in Manchester around every 6 weeks to progress my training programmes and receive physio as later this year I will have my hip operation and trust the team to get me as strong as possible beforehand and then commence my rehabilitation. Thank you so much.
Michelle Vaughan – Ultimate Runner April 2018
Yorkshire Hip Arthroscopy
“Over the last 10 years I have consistently referred patients to the team at Physiocure. The bespoke treatment Anna and Louise offer patients is ideal for the complex hip patients we have in the practice. Physiocure provides a streamlined rehabilitation programme through the surgical pathway that is evidence and experience based. Good communication between the physio team and surgeon gives the patients confidence in decision making and has been a key to our success in aiding the patients to recovery.”
Jon Conroy BSc.MSc.MB.ChB. FRCS (Tr & Orth) Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Over the last 10 years I have consistently referred patients to the team at Physiocure. The bespoke treatment Anna and Louise offer patients is ideal for the complex hip patients we have in the practice.
Jon Conroy BSc.MSc.MB.ChB. FRCS (Tr & Orth) Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Anna and Louise at Physiocure have been treating patients from the Yorkshire Knee Clinic for over 15 years with excellent results. Together with their team of highly professional colleagues, they are able to provide comprehensive assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for our patients.
Nick London, MA MD (Cantab) FRCS (Tr & Orth) Specialist Knee Surgeon The Yorkshire Knee Clinic, Harrogate, Leeds
I have worked with Louise and all the team at Physiocure for a number of years. Both herself and Anna run an excellent practice combining up-to-date knowledge, a wealth of experience and a highly motivated team.
Professor Max Fehily, Consultant Hip Surgeon, Manchester Hip Clinic
I have worked with Anna and Louise for many years now and found them to be exceptional physiotherapists. They have successfully treated many of my more complex shoulder patients, as well as athletes.
I travelled 5 hours by car from my home in Sussex for two days of intensive sessions with many different people in the Physiocure team. I can say without any reservation that not only was it more than worth the trip, but that I would and will do it again, because the care, concern, dedication and professionalism of everyone I encountered at Physiocure was absolutely outstanding.