“Competitive swimming demands a high intensity training programme, and like many other swimmers I have developed the associated problems which are predominantly with my shoulders. However, after an operation on my shoulder in 1999 to rectify a lond standing condition, I was convinced that when healed, I would be able to train and compete without any further trouble. The initial elation of being able to get back into full training was marred, as it wasn't long before complications started to occur with the very same shoulder. At first I tried to ignore the discomfort, but this exacerbated the problem and resulted in the pain when swimming becoming much worse, which is when I contacted Physiocure.
“My initial consultation with Louise at Physiocure left me feeling positive, with a practical plan of how I was going to overcome my injury. Louise not only treated the symptoms but also looked for the cause, discovering that I had an underlying muscular imbalance which was resulting in a painful shoulder impingement. Once I had a diagnosis of the problem, I received treatment on the inflamed area which helped to relieve the discomfort; also Louise planned a programme of exercises to address the muscular imbalance. Without doubt, this combined approach of remedial and preventative treatment and exercise is successful and has helped to minimise the occurrence of similar injuries.
“Since then, whenever injuries do occur, I have not hestitated in contacting Physiocure for friendly and professional advice. I recognise that for as long as I compete, issues will arise; but I am confident that with Louise's expertise, and patience on my pasrt, I will beable to deal with problems as and when they develop. I'm extremely grateful to Physiocure for enabling me to continue to take part in the sport I love.” Sarah Lambert - competitive swimmer (Selby). March 2010 British Masters record holder - 50m, 100m, 200m Backstroke.
“I first went to Physiocure because I was suffering from severe pains in my calves and shins whenever I ran for more than 5 minutes. I had gone to my GP first who referred me to a podiatrist then an orthopaedic consultant. The latter of these informed me I had Compartment Syndrome and would need surgery to correct it. This would have left me with two scars on each leg.
“Luckily my mum didn't like the sound of this and booked me in with Anna. In our first session she told me that Compartment Syndrome was very unlikely given that it usually arises after some kind of muscle trauma (which I had not had) and was shocked to find that I had not actually been given the test for it. Anna's diagnosis was muscle imbalance i.e. my upper leg muscles and glutes weren't strong enough so my lower legs were overworking to compensate. No surgery required, just physiotherapy on my calves and shins to relieve the tension, and a list of exercises to strengthen my other muscles.
“I noticed a marked improvement after my first few sessions and it has now made such a difference that my legs have completely changed shape - my calves have slimmed down and my thighs are more defined. I can't thank Anna enough for the work she's done with me and especially for saving me from surgery that I didn't even need.”
“Julie has helped me with my posture and hip mobility. She has a natural ability to combine demonstrations and clear instructions for exercises with good subject knowledge, support and advice.”
Noelle - Client
“Julie is an excellent pilates instructor. My mobility and strength have really improved since seeing her. Her tutition is informative, practical and transferable to every day life. I would recommend her to all.”
Dr Stan. F. Switala PhD, Retired Gerontologist
I am pleased to recommend Julie, who has been my instructor of Pilates for many years. During that time, I have come to know her as an excellent role model for her peers.
Julie is a rare type of instructor who combines exceptional natural ability with a willingness and eagerness to learn and attends courses to further her knowledge. She can then pass on this knowledge during her sessions with great clarity. I would recommend her without hesitation for any rehabilitation or fitness program.”
Abby, Menston, Leeds
“Julie has supported me through two pregnancies. I have had two children since 2012 and before pregnancy I was very active at the gym. Through one to one tuition she supported me to remain active and do appropriate pre natal exercise. I developed no problems with my hips or lower back through my pregnancies, I feel the exercises I undertook helped to strengthen this area. After both my children Julie helped me re strengthen my stomach muscles and checked regularly that progress was being made. She also adapted exercises for the early stages of breastfeeding. I would highly recommend Julie and her expertise.”
Fiona Halstead - Leeds, May 2016
“I have had a complicated hip condition since childhood resulting in very limited movement in the joint, osteoarthritis and associated chronic back pain. I have been attending Physiocure for over 10 years where Louise and, and lately Eliza, have provided excellent support and care allowing me to maintain mobility and manage my disability.
More recently, following a period of acute immobilising back pain, I have had the great pleasure of working with Karen on a Pilates programme to stabilise my hip joint and strength my core to support my back and manage the pain.
My sessions with Karen have been a revelation, she is so positive, exceptionally knowledgeable and experienced. Her bespoke, holistic exercise plan has taken into account my 'unique hip problem'. After only three sessions my pain has reduced significantly and I am walking and standing better than I have in years. She has even encouraged me to get back in the swimming pool and to make a few positive and healthy choices resulting in losing a bit of weight as well - Everyone should have a Karen in their lives!
Thank you Physiocure for your many years of care and support - my 4th emergency service!”
When I had a severe ongoing problem with tendonitis in my Achilles it was worked on over a period by Anna Higo, a senior physiotherapist at Physiocure, who also suggested a referral at an early stage for tailored personal training from Tom Higo. Tom, having been fully briefed by Anna, set up a tailored program with regular modification to improve flexibility and keep me in shape during the recovery and rehab process but also to help accelerate the recovery itself as the problem diminished. I am now a convert to the use of this dual approach to recovery from injury. I have also developed a healthy respect for a broader program of exercise than I was previously undertaking, which I have subsequently kept up.
Zoe Priselac - July 2016
I broke my right wrist and when the cast was taken off I was told by the Consultant to start moving it and over the following 5 weeks I'd hope to improve the mobility to the same as my left wrist. After not making much progress at all in the first 2 weeks I was concerned, but thankfully it was recommended that I see Suzannah at Physiocure. She is extremely knowledgable and went into a lot of detail about the recovery process and what I needed to do. I really warmed to her, she is absolutely lovely and also very funny, she immediately put me at ease. The difference I have seen in the following week is huge and now I'm feeling really positive.I feel very thankful that I had the recommendation and I can't recommend her enough!
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.