“I have seen several of the staff at this clinic over the years for various different ailments and have found all of them to be excellent practitioners in their fields and most sympathetic. The reception staff are also most helpful and courteous. My most recent appointments with Jayshri have been very successful.”
“Claire’s Pilates sessions are always varied and tailored to individual’s needs, limitations and strengths – and very friendly. Seen great results with posture and lower back stiffness. As well as general sessions, Claire’s ongoing training means she delivers regular classes focusing on anti-sitting, menopause and bone health. Can’t recommend Claire’s Pilates classes highly enough. Thank you!”
“I’ve been attending the Pilates class on Saturdays and really enjoy the enthusiasm, energy and experience of the instructor Claire, even when adapting to offering these online (until gyms can open again!) I’ve also received Osteopath treatment at Woodside and no matter who I am seen by, I always feel heard and valued as a customer. My treatment was well explained and communicated throughout the different techniques used during my appointment. I always feel in very safe hands with the professionals at Woodside and even since the lockdown measures lifted.”
“I’ve seen many of the staff at Woodside Clinic over the years and they are all fantastic. Special thanks to Claire who is absolutely fantastic at teaching pilates and has helped me come a long way. Pratik is also great and always knows how to help! Would recommend them to everyone!”
“Went to see Pratik at Woodside Clinic today to sort out my troublesome back. What a guy! Firstly , the clinic is taking simple , practical steps to be COVID secure – but it still felt a bit weird, within a couple of minutes of chatting with Pratik – any weirdness associated with the new COVID world was forgotten. Super knowledgeable, great to chat to and most importantly sorted my back out good and proper and as promised, he has emailed me through some simple exercises to do to help strengthen my core too – it is the best my back has felt in a LONG time, so much so I hit some smashing shots at tennis this evening. Thanks Pratik!”
I have been attending Woodside Clinic. The staff make you feel comfortable about your safety there. When you arrive you are asked to use the hand sanitizer and they check your temperature, which is logged. The staff are using all the appropriate face masks, gloves, and aprons.They sanitize everything before you arrive and after you leave. I have been seeing Pratik, an osteopath. He makes me feel at home and checks it’s okay before doing anything. He’s made a great job sort my shoulder out. I would recommend them.”
I have been using Woodside Clinic for group Pilates classes to strengthen my core. I have two prolapsed discs and need to learn to strengthen the muscles around that area. The instructor was very helpful and provided me with clear instructions and exercises that will help. The Reformer seems to be an amazing piece of equipment too.I chose Woodside initially for their availability late in the evening due to work commitments but the small classes are definitely a bonus due to the amount of personal instruction you receive. I’d most definitely recommend them.
Acupuncture has really helped with my headaches during my 2nd pregnancy. Staff and therapists at Woodside Clinic are very friendly and helpful.
Mr A is a 45 year old van driver who was recommended to try Pilates by his osteopath to help strengthen his core and improve his posture.
After an initial postural assessment and taking some background history, Mr A mentioned he had booked a skiing holiday and really wanted to feel fitter and stronger for his trip to help prevent any injury.
We decided that Pilates on the Reformer would be a great way to achieve this, with the spring loaded resistance to strengthen and lengthen muscles .The basic principles of Pilates were taught first then a programme devised to strengthen abdominals quadriceps, glutes and improve scapular stability also ankle stability.
After returning from his skiing holiday injury free, Mr A felt the benefits of Pilates had definitely helped him and continues to attend sessions on a weekly basis.
Extremely well researched, thorough and nailed my pain to the spot. I had been going to other physios, osteos and chiros for over 3 years. Pratik within 3 sessions was able to guide me through improving my core strength to alleviate the crippling back pain I had resigned to live with for the rest of my life. Fast forward one year and my back is at its strongest, my core at its strongest and I feel alive. Thank you Woodside!! Thank you pilates.
Professional attitude and good environment generally from the whole staff and my physio. Physio was quite knowledgeable and treatment plan worked perfect regarding my shoulder pain.
Woodside Clinic is a well-established multi-disciplinary service. Patients have always been seen promptly and have always expressed satisfaction with the care and treatment received. My patients have the choice of the local hospital or Woodside Clinic. They have always preferred the latter due to their hands-on therapy and good outcomes
I have fantastic results with headaches and general well-being with Acupuncture. Ann is fantastic and I have had great results and feel better after each session
Mr N, a 35 year old electrical engineer, started training in November 2013 for his first marathon in April 2014 . Training progressed well until he started getting low back pain in February 2014. He had increased his training in both frequency and intensity from running twice a week covering 15 miles to running four times a week covering 40 miles.
During his assessment by an osteopath, we found out that he had fractured his femur when he was 20 years old after coming off a motorcycle, and that he had a significant leg length difference which was putting a strain on his sacro iliac joints. Normally the body adapts well but due to his increased training his body couldn’t cope.
He was referred to our podiatrist who used orthotics to minimise the leg length difference and with a few adjustments to his training managed to complete the marathon with minimal discomfort.
This case highlighted the fact that if you are about to embark on any significant physical challenges, it may be worth seeing you musculoskeletal therapist just to ensure potential problems can be avoided or minimised.
I felt comfortable and relaxed and don’t feel pressurized. The information is simple. The exercises are not difficult but you have to be self-motivated to help yourself is what I understood.”
100% improvement since attending physio sessions @ Woodside Clinic. Gary is very professional and has a friendly manner and listens to you and then acts on what you have said. Full of professional and practical advice on how you can help yourself to improve your condition.
Claire tailored exercises to suit a problem back and used equipment to vary the time and make it more fun. Thanks Claire
Hurt my back and came to Woodside Clinic, got it fixed!! Go here and have no regrets!!
As an athlete, Woodside have supported me physically throughout any injuries or issues that I have had. Thanks to them, I am able to achieve my goals and have the peace of mind that if anything does go wrong, Woodside are there to help.
Positive attitude and humanly approach…All the people that I talked to were great but Nina was lovely and kind. She treated me as equal and helped me have my movement back on my shoulder. Thank you so much
A 28 year old gentleman, playing at senior level at one of the local rugby club, presented with a hamstring injury following a training session in mid winter. On further questioning, it seems that this happened at least once or twice every season for the last 8 years. Often this has resolved with some physiotherapy and rest. This time the injury has not settled and was increasingly getting worse.
After an initial assessment, a treatment plan was developed which included intensive physical therapy and rest and some home based hydrotherapy. He missed the rest of that season while he recovered. After full recovery and following further assessments it was found that he also had relatively poor core strength and hip flexors. By adding Pilates (to strengthen the core musculature) and more targeted exercises for his hip flexors to his training program in preparation for the following season.
To date he has not had a recurrence of the hamstring injury (2 seasons and counting) and he feels that he has become stronger and playing with a lot more confidence as he’s not worried about injuring himself.
Acupuncture has really helped with my headaches during my 2nd pregnancy. Staff and therapists at Woodside Clinic are very friendly and helpful
I have used Woodside Clinic on multiple occasions due to a back injury and have been very impressed with the staff and treatment received. I would highly recommend the clinic’s services to anyone seeking relief from pain!
Very useful. Finally found something that helps my back. Pilates combined with Osteopathy really helps.
You listen to me and done the job well as I have more movement . I am not in as much pain as I was before. I have advice to go away with to help improve things further which is great:-) Aranee is friendly and made me feel comfortable.
A 38 year old, computer programmer, presented to Woodside Clinic with intermittent low back pain that he’d been getting for nearly two years. It was made worse by driving and when seated at his workstation.
He had tried several self-help books and exercises via the Internet but none of that seem to be giving any long-term relief. We examined his spine and observed him sitting behind his desk and in the car and managed to alter his work posture, prescribing specific exercises and changing the position of his car seat, which helped but did not provide him with complete resolution. On further questioning we found out that he does about 200 (two hundred) sit-ups everyday. It turned out that he was doing them incorrectly and putting an undue amount of strain on his back. A simple correction of the exercise have resulted in him being pain free for the last 18 months.
This case highlights the importance of factoring in all aspects of a patients lifestyle and basing the treatment on the individual as a whole rather than just the area causing the symptoms.
Claire is an excellent pilates instructor. The small group is brilliant to ensure you are doing exercises correctly.
My leg, that Pratik treated so professionally over the summer, and taught me how to manage it, is now fully recovered and pain-free. It was a long haul – but I am very pleased to be walking and swimming as normal.
Experienced osteopath, treated in a timely and comfortable manner. I was prescribed exercises to help me manage my back pain and backaches