A selection of comments received from my clients…
Nicola has a great treatment facility at Swan Cottage, but she only recommends further treatment when it’s needed. I’ve had three different injuries, all of which have been treated successfully by Nicola, and I’d have no hesitation in recommending her for any type of sports-based or similar Injury.
Alex, January 2020
Nicola is a great physio. She has a wealth of experience covering common and not so common injuries. She has an excellent diagnostic approach, carefully taking you through a rigorous set of questions and movements to ensure she fully understands the problem. From there, Nicola quickly identified the problem I had (of which there has been a number related mostly to Mountain Biking) and provides both excellent treatment and inter-treatment exercises simply explained and easy to carry out.
Having suffered for some time with hip pain, particularly at night time, my GP suggested a consultation with Nicola and I’m so glad I took it up.
She was able quickly to identify the root of the trouble and with just two visits and a gentle daily exercise regime, I was very quickly back on track.
Walking is no longer difficult and I have taken up cycling as well as resuming a bit of golf now that is permitted.
I would most definitely use Nicola’s expertise, her personable and highly professional services again should the need arise.
Rob, May 2020
I have always enjoyed my fitness but since having my son I’ve not felt confident enough to do what I used to do.
I went to see Nicola as I sought medical advice and despite them telling me my pelvic floor was ok, I knew it still didn’t feel right.
It was a year after having my son I saw Nicola so I was worried it wouldn’t make any difference but I have been proven wrong! Nicola filled me with confidence from the moment we met.
Her knowledge, experience and passion for what she does, was delivered in a professional manner making me feel calm and at ease (not embarrassed or uncomfortable at all).
I was surprised how quickly the exercises made a difference and I am pleased to say I am exercising regularly and I’ve just completed a 5k mud run with no mishaps.
Thank you so much for your help.
Sarah, Women’s Health, August 2019
My teenage son has received treatment from Nicola for football related injuries a couple of times over the past two years. Nicola is a true professional; she gets to the root cause of the problem very quickly and provides treatment and simple effective exercises for Toby so he can get back on the pitch at the earliest opportunity. Nicola’s ability and willingness to take a little extra time to explain to Toby why the injury has occurred, show him on a model or an illustration where the injury is and how he can overcome the pain has inspired Toby so much that he now wishes to follow in Nicola’s footsteps and study to become a physiotherapist himself.
RS, Little Marcle, May 2016
Nicola is both very experienced & highly skilled. This is not only in her ability to treat the physical problem but also in her help with the low spirits that can accompany flare-ups of chronic pain.
Anthony Trayton, September 2016
With Nicola’s clear and simple instructions online (via video call), I have been able to stay at home and achieve considerable relief from the pain of a stubborn and long-standing condition.
Margaret, May 2020
I had spinal surgery fusing 3 vertebrae 4 years ago and was once again in pain in another area in my spine. I sought help from Nicola although I knew that the problem was most likely structural.
I was surprised and very pleased that having taken a careful history and listened to my symptoms she was able to give me exercises (they were not difficult) which have helped to reduce the pain and give me more movement. Nicola was gentle in her attitude and encouraged me.
My first two visits were in person and then the next two over the internet. The internet consultation worked well. I managed to position my iPad so we could see each other and she could guide me.
Mary, May 2020
Just like to say thank you for your virtual consultation on my recent back problem. It was very clear and worked well.
I was very nervous about starting new exercises but you were very reassuring and knowing you were on the other end of the phone if needed was comforting.
My follow up appointment was good because I could give feedback and check I was doing the exercises right.
With much appreciation.
Mary, April 2020
I’d like you to know, Nicola, that I’m really pleased and grateful for your advice and help; all via a telephone consultation!
The knee feels quite normal now, and it seems the fist under the left buttock when lying on my back in bed is no longer required.
Andrew, April 2020
This is just to thank you for your successful, and incredibly effective treatment of our international violinist. When I brought him to you, I thought that our Festival might be in danger of having to find a new international violinist at no notice. After his treatment with you, he was able to resume with some considerable equanimity. His words to myself and, I believe, to you suggested that no-one previously had been as effective as your good self. Profound gratitude, and don’t forget that you’ve got two free tickets for Hellens Music next year!
Adam Munthe, Much Marcle, June 2016
I can’t recommend Nicola highly enough. A timely appointment followed by a thorough assessment which led to a manageable plan of action. I felt extremely relieved and positive after my first visit. I went away with a clear idea of what needed to be worked on, and my ‘homework’ was very specific, with the exercises we’d practiced during the consultation emailed to me on paper to ensure I got them right and didn’t forget – so no excuses at the next session!
There was no pressure to return for lots of sessions, and I had a good idea about what to expect in terms of improvement and what was required of me to achieve that. The fact that Nicola is also part of an NHS team at the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital gave me the added confidence that she would be up to date with her training and professional development and aware of the latest professional advice and guidance. Apart from anything else, Nicola is good fun and down to earth.
EL, Kempley, June 2016