True Fit Physiotherapy is a new Physiotherapy Service on the Newbury/Thatcham border, based in Total Health West Berkshire’s beautiful Therapy Barn, near West Berkshire Community Hospital. True Fit Physiotherapy is owned by local dad Greg who tells us more about himself and his services.

“My family and I have lived in Newbury for 15 years now. We love our life here, and feel firmly embedded within the community. I am a father of 3, plus pooches (soon to be 2). I am also proud to run the Cold Ash Girls and Boys Football Club Under 6 Taster sessions, whilst my wife Sarah has worked as a local primary school teacher and Breast-Feeding Support Worker and has made a lot of close friends. I started the physiotherapy clinic to be closer to my family and to offer restriction free physiotherapy to West Berkshire residents and businesses (or at your home as needed). I hope the clinic will grow with us, so I may be ‘part of the furniture’ in years to come.

Since gaining my Physiotherapy degree and my diploma in Manual Therapy, I have worked as a Specialist Spinal Advanced Practitioner. I worked closely with local Consultants in Orthopaedics, Rheumtaology and Pain to manage complex spinal pain presentations. Conditions that I commonly treat are:

Tendinopathy;

Ligament Sprain;

Shoulder Impingement;

ACL Injuries;

Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow;

Osteo Arthritis related pain;

Nerve pain;

Whiplash Associated Disorder;

Acute or Chronic Back;

Joint Problems;

Work Related Postural Pain; and

Sport Specific Training Issues.

Physiotherapy treatment consists of targeted evidence-based rehabilitation regimes including Graded Exercise for Strength, Endurance, Flexibility, Power for Sport and general life, Manual Therapy such as Joint Mobilisation/Manipulation, Soft Tissue Release, Dry Needling, Taping, Electrotherapy and Education to promote understanding your problem to sustain pain free function. You can check our infographics on Facebook or Instagram for examples of tailored exercise programmes and further rationale for the treatments we can provide.”

An update from Greg – April 2020

“I hope we are all keeping well in this very odd time of self isolation.

This has obviously changed much about how we work, socialise and access healthcare resources. My working role has changed for the foreseeable future, conducting video calls and NHS community working, to get patients back home safely from hospital.

For individuals and businesses requiring care through the Coronavirus isolation period I am offering online consultations via ZOOM for the cost of £20, whether this is for an initial consultation or follow up appointment. With extensive senior musculoskeletal and spinal triage experience, I can deliver this service to you in an innovative way, whilst we are keeping ourselves to ourselves.

The main pillars of physiotherapy are assessment and diagnosis, education, advice, exercise and management (self management or onward specialist referral if required). If physiotherapy is appropriate for you, we will then start laying foundations in balance, flexibility and strength. With these in place, we are more RESILIENT to whatever life throws our way, regardless of the presenting problem. 

Following the consultation, a detailed management plan will be sent over ensuring clarity of care. I also have many free online resources regarding condition management.

So, what is needed for an effective video call?

  1. Your good self – dressed for activity;
  2. presence of exercise aids, such as weights/steppers/wobble cushions or anything else recommended;
  3. a laptop or smart phone to take the ZOOM platform consultation;
  4. WiFi/4G; and
  5. floor space to demonstrate and practice exercise

Thank you for taking the time to read about my business. Look after yourselves, and please do not hesitate to contact me for any further information required (contact details below).” 

You can find out more about Greg at True Fit Physiotherapy by visiting the website.

W: www.truefitphysiotherapy.com.

E: greg@truefitphysiotherapy.com.

Phone: 07583212456.

True Fit Physiotherapy, Lower Henwick Farm, Lower Barn, Turnpike Road, Thatcham, RG18 3AP.

True Fit Physiotherapy has joined West Berkshire Mums as a partner business! You can enjoy a half price initial assessment, saving £30! (Once things get back to normal). See our membership page for more details and to sign up for your free West Berkshire Mums Family Card.