Purpose designed clinic in Kingswood Maidstone Kent
We have a somewhat different approach from the ‘old school’ style of physiotherapy. We are very much hands-on, manipulating soft tissues and joints to get information about how they have responded to injury, as well as to measure their response to treatment. Our practice is very much about stretching tissue if it is too tight, strengthening tissue if it is under-performing, balancing and aligning joints that are not contributing fully to a range of motion, and reducing swelling. All of these require getting hands-on, and physically, but in a ‘controlled’ manner altering the muscle, joint and neural behaviour. We do not put people on machines that stretch them, make them tingle or just ‘beep’ occasionally and we don’t agree that it has to get worse before it gets better. The idea of no pain no gain is a myth!
We do however believe that knowledge is power and we are frank and open in everything we do. Only by conveying our knowledge to you in an understandable way can we achieve the best results. We endeavour to deliver the best assessment, an accurate clinical diagnosis and effective treatment. A thorough explanation about your problem will be given so that you may understand it and have an indication as to how long you are likely to require treatment. Rehabilitation is an essential component of recovery. That does not have to entail running around a gym. It is essentially having the knowledge about how the body heals, also understanding the ingenious but simple rules the body follows in order to repair, at the same time maximising the effects of those rules to achieve the best possible outcome. These are some of the key points that will assist in your recovery, your eventual return to functionality and a satisfactory experience within this clinic setting.
Your treatment plan
Your physiotherapist will discuss the examination findings with you, explain the implications and answer any questions you may have. With your agreement, a treatment plan will then be proposed that will include both advice and self-management.
Your first visit
On your first visit a comprehensive examination will be carried out. The physiotherapist will ask you questions about your perception of the problem and details of your relevant medical history. There will follow an examination of the relevant joints, muscles, ligaments and, if indicated, a neurological examination.
Kyle Blackburn MSc MMACP MCSP – Physiotherapist
“Common things occur commonly, but rare things do occur“
I have an Honours degree in Physiotherapy and a Masters degree in Rehabilitative Physiotherapy, which basically means how to diagnose and effectively treat ‘aches and pains’, irrespective of whether they are sporting traumas, overuse, or even a strain due to everyday living, such as back pain caused by an awkward bend when stooping to pick up a newspaper.
I worked in London prior to becoming a physiotherapist for Kent Police, a role I relinquished in February 2008 so that I could concentrate full time on private practice.
Debbie Mitchell – Practice Manager
I started at the clinic part time five years ago and have grown into my role as the full time Practice Manager.
In between being super social I run the practice including appointment making, dealing with the accounts and answering any enquiries you may have.
You are guaranteed a warm welcome and efficient service, I look forward to meeting you.
Sally Diamond – Massage Therapist
I am a qualified Sports Massage Therapist, Reflexologist and Reiki Master/Teacher. I also provide other therapies including Hopi Ear Candling and more recently Facials, Warm Bamboo Massage and Hot Waxing.
Whether you require sports massage to support and aid recovery to an injury, deep tissue and Swedish massage to assist the removal of strains or simply some well-deserved pampering I am more than able to assist.
By nature, I have a passion and desire to help others. I enjoy what I do and am interested in anatomy musculoskeletal biomechanics and how the body works.
So whether its a massage or a treatment that can aid mind and body or just some well-deserved pampering – I look forward to meeting you.
Tim Russell BSc (Hons) AACP MCSP – Physiotherapist
Having always worked in the health & fitness industry, I felt it was a natural progression to move into physiotherapy. I obtained my Honours degree from the University of East London and have been in private practice since 2010. I am passionate to help anyone I can, from the professional sportsman to the keen gardener who is struggling because of injury.
Physiotherapy can help anyone with aches and pains, and if we cannot help you, we will certainly point you in the right direction. I enjoy playing plenty of sport and spending time with my young family when I am not in clinic.
Steffan Cook MSc – Injury Rehabilitation Specialist
During my time as University I joined the British Army Reserve. A mountaineering expedition with an injured veteran sparked by passion for rehabilitation and physiotherapy; his story and continued progress still inspire me today.
I now combine my work within clinic and pitch-side as well as serving as a medic in the British Army Reserve after graduating St Mary’s University Twickenham with a BSc (hons) in Sports Science and MSc in Sports Rehabilitation.
It is my goal to help you take back control of your body and give you the tools to keep it that way.