Reopening of the clinic

We are pleased to announce that we will be opening the clinic on Monday 6 July.

HOWEVER THINGS WILL BE A LITTLE DIFFERENT

Reduced appointment availability

To adhere to distancing measures required, a phased return from our physiotherapists, the majority of whom are self-employed, staggered appointments times to ensure patients arrive and leave the clinic at different times, and increased time between appointments to ensure a thorough clean between patients, will mean much reduced appointment availability.

What does this mean for me?

Following our governing body guidelines, and in order to ensure we prioritise those requiring urgent face to face treatment, all patients calling/emailing to book an appointment will be telephoned triaged.

If deemed in need of an urgent face to face consultation, this will be offered at the earliest opportunity but not necessarily with your usual physiotherapist. It may be that you have a first appointment face to face and are then offered a remote follow-up to ensure it is within the appropriate timeframe.

Remote consultations will still be available for anyone else who can be helped this way. If you are travelling a distance, particularly using public transport, then at the moment, we would suggest that you have a remote consultation first, so that there is less to do when you arrive for a follow up and it minimises trips to the clinic.

How do I book?

Call or email to book in the usual way but please do bear in the mind that the reception will be staffed for reduced hours. If your call is not answered, leave a voicemail or send an email, and it will be responded to within 24 hours in the working week.

How will my clinic experience differ?

New patients will be sent their forms by email to complete ahead or their consultation, or their physiotherapist will complete them within their consultation.

All patients will be emailed before their appointment, detailing what is required of them ahead of, and when visiting the clinic, which they will need to reply to in advance of their appointment, confirming their agreement to comply. This email will include (not exclusively):

- That you attend your appointment alone and bring with you a minimum of personal belongings.
- Please bring your own shorts to change into and face mask and, where possible, your own towel and pillow.
- That you park offsite unless you have difficulty walking.
- We would ask you not to arrive early and to wait outside in the courtyard to be called in by your physiotherapist, unless it is bad weather, when you can wait in the hallway (appointment times will be staggered).
- That you will have your temperature taken by your physiotherapist on entering the clinic, and then be asked to wash your hands thoroughly before entering the treatment area, and again before leaving the clinic.
- Please be aware that your physiotherapist will be wearing the appropriate PPE to treat you.
- Is it safe to visit the clinic?

Please be assured with have all the necessary PPE to treat you safely, and have put in place every possible measure to keep both patients and staff at the clinic as safe as possible. (A full risk assessment is available on request.)

However, a face to face consultation, in most cases, necessitates being less than two metres from your physiotherapist for more than 15 minutes, thus not within the Government’s social distancing guidelines, which inevitably poses a risk to the patient.

For shielding/vulnerable patients, we are able to treat in an area with separate entrance/toilet facilities. But we would ask you to carefully consider the risk implications of a face to face consultation and consider a remote consultation instead.

How do I pay and rebook?

We will stagger appointment times, to make it safe to visit reception to pay and rebook after your appointment in the usual way.

Payment by card only, no cash or cheques can be accepted. For ease and speed, you may wish to pay by bank transfer ahead of your consultation (if you mention this when booking, our reception staff will email you an invoice with our bank details).

Please bring with you means to record your next appointment as appointment cards cannot be issued.

We very much look forward to welcoming you back to the clinic.

"I was in a lot of pain in my back and ribs before my appointment with Lucy. I had put off seeing anybody as I wasn't sure how much I'd get from a virtual session but the pain got too much and I thought I'd try it. It turned out to be the best decision I've made, Lucy did my session over Zoom, she spoke to me about my symptoms and had me doing different movements on the video. She could see instantly that my range of movement in certain areas was very restricted so she got to me to try different mobilisations and nerve releases. She explained it all really clearly and I felt better straight away. She sent through a list of exercises to do myself with clear instructions. I was pain free after 3 days after being in agony for 3 weeks. Thank you Lucy!"

"Using the video link worked really well.  Alison did a great assessment and then showed me how to self treat, checking all the time what I was doing. By the end of the session I was moving much better, had a practical self management plan, short video demos and felt much more confident that I will stay mobile during this difficult time"

"Remote physio is working much better than I thought it could. Jenny has been amazing and has shown my partner how to free off all my tight areas and muscles (in other words where to stick his elbows for maximum pain!) She has also given me a great strength and conditioning programme I can do at home and checks that I am performing the exercises correctly."

"Its a wonderful and incredibly effective system which offers both peace of mind and progress. In these strange and difficult times, it will enable me to keep moving - which is invaluable on so many levels. Thank you so much for putting it in place."

"It was an absolute life saver. The technology is great, it allowed for a full and free flowing consultation, and conversation, and the video element meant treatment could be suggested and demonstrated, and Candice could check I was doing it properly."

"Such a quick and simple arrangement to make. From an existing patient’s perspective, an absolute life saver. The technology is great, it allowed for a full consultation and conversation, and the video element meant treatment could be suggested and demonstrated, and Candice could check I was doing it properly. A wonderful and incredibly effective system which offers both peace of mind and progress - it will enable me to keep moving - which is invaluable on so many levels."

Just had a fantastic remote physio session with Ali Rose from @CSPC_physio. A thorough check over and then guided self treatment and exercises Smiling face with open mouth😀👌🏽👏🏽" Dame Kelly Holmes, shared on Twitter

Such a quick and simple arrangement to make. From an existing patient’s perspective, an absolute life saver. The technology is great, it allowed for a full consultation and conversation, and the video element meant treatment could be suggested and demonstrated, and Candice could check I was doing it properly. A wonderful and incredibly effective system which offers both peace of mind and progress - it will enable me to keep moving - which is invaluable on so many levels.

Thanks for virtual the consultation Graeme.  It went really well, the technology worked a treat and I found it extremely valuable to be able to discuss my treatment plan and progression of my running, strength and conditioning activities with you.  Added bonus that you weren't able to stick your elbow anywhere!!

Clinic Director, Alison Rose and the team at CSPC physiotherapy, Leeds, aim to return you to your best quickly, allowing you to live your life pain-free and achieve your goals

What services are we offering during lockdown?

When is the clinic re-opening and how can I find out?

Treatment & Specialities

Remote physiotherapy

In response to the Covid-19 virus and the necessary closure of the clinic, our goal at CSPC Physiotherapy is to continue to support our existing and new clients by offering a remote physiotherapy service

Remote running analysis

     

Our remote running analysis service can help you get more enjoyment from your running, address any niggles and improve your performance

Remote maternity wellbeing

In these uncertain times, and the fact that pregnant women are in a vulnerable category, it’s more important than ever that we can continue to support you in having the healthiest pregnancy possible

Physiotherapy

One hour appointments to find the root cause of your problem and an individualised treatment plan to get you back to your best as quickly as possible

Soft Tissue Therapy

Our Soft Tissue Therapists use a number of techniques including sports massage to help prevent and resolve many aches and pains

Runner’s full body MOT with running technique assessment

We are experienced in treating runner's & have a keen eye when it comes to improving running technique, to help prevent injury & keep you running

CSPC Cyclist Services

Our qualified Bike Fitters are also experienced physiotherapists, which gives them an excellent understanding of how the body moves and the demands on it when cycling

Strength and Conditioning

CSPC physiotherapist Neil Smitherman is a qualified S&C instructor experienced in setting exercise programmes, tailored to an individual’s needs 

Osteitits Pubis & Groin Pain

CSPC physiotherapists are experienced in treating Osteititis Pubis and groin pain, returning you back to your best and pain free

Maternity wellbeing

Our physiotherapists are experienced in treating pre and postnatally. We are also recognised by the Pelvic Girdle Pain partnership as recommended practitioners

Shockwave therapy

Shockwave therapy is a non-surgical treatment. We welcome physio or GP referrals for shockwave therapy at the clinic

Just Ask CSPC physiotherapy

Have a chat with a CSPC physiotherapist during a free 15 minute consultation to discuss your pain or injury concerns

Taping for cancer patient pain relief

CSPC physiotherapists are experienced in treating cancer patients and helping to relieve pain and discomfort by using different taping techniques

Podiatry

Hannah Watkinson, a specialist in the foot and lower limb, holds monthly clinics at CSPC physiotherapy and is a biomechanical podiatrist

Meet the team

Elite level physiotherapy for all

Clinic director Alison Rose and team are credited with treating a number of elite athletes who have competed at the highest level in their sport. This experience has shaped the treatment philosophy at CSPC Physiotherapy and all members of the team take pride in using their skills and expertise, shaped from their experience in the treatment of elite athletes, to deliver life-improving results for all our clients – whatever your walk of life, we want you to be your best.

Constantly challenging ourselves to be the best

We are dedicated to continually training, challenging and developing ourselves to ensure we are at the leading edge of our profession and able to offer the very best in physiotherapy care. The best practices are constantly evolving and Alison leads the internal training at the clinic, working with the team, in small groups and individually and external training is organised on a regular basis for the whole team at CSPC to ensure we never stop learning.

Clinic director Alison Rose

physiotherapist MCSP HCPC

Jenny Birch

physiotherapist MCSP HCPC

Damian Buck

physiotherapist MCSP HCPC

Carl Clifford

physiotherapist MCSP HCPC

Wesley Davidson

physiotherapist MCSP HCPC

Louisa Edmonston

physiotherapist MCSP HCPC

Graeme Everard

physiotherapist MCSP HCPC

Lucy Gledhill

physiotherapist MCSP HCPC

Carol Hegarty

physiotherapist MCSP HCPC

Claire Merrett

physiotherapist MCSP HCPC

Vikki Mills

physiotherapist MCSP HCPC

Candice Milner

physiotherapist MCSP HCPC

Neil Smitherman

physiotherapist MCSP HCPC

Ian Mitchell

soft tissue therapist

Julianna Richardson

soft tissue therapist

Gareth Robinson

physiotherapist MCSP HCPC

Hannah Watkinson

BSc (Hons) Podiatry, MCHS, HPC registered