Testimonials

Philip Parmenter

I have used the services of Functional Physio a number of times over the last three years for degenerative back pain issues and a knee injury. Jo and Catherine have both provided excellent support, professionally diagnosing the root cause / issue and providing the treatment needed to help me get mobile again in the shortest possible time. Their pro-activity in helping me get active and address underlying posture related issues to avoid re-occurrence of symptoms is refreshing and instils a positive mind set. As part of the pro-active avoidance approach, I have been attending pilates classes run by Jo for several years and found the benefits in flexibility and muscular control have contributed to a reduction in back related issues.


Philip Parmenter

Lindsay Hasler

Having suddenly become non weight bearing on one leg three days before Christmas... my GP recommended that I make an appointment with the Functional Physiotherapy Team down the corridor at the Health Centre. I was seen by Vicky who has joined Catherine and Jo. Her reassurance and assessment, followed by ultrasound and an exercise programme worked wonders.

I met Catherine on my second visit and she was equally caring and efficient. In fact after three sessions, I had thrown my sticks away! I shall not hesitate to seek their help again should the need arise.

Lindsay Hasler

Alan W Chambers MBE


alan w chambers mbeAfter a terrible road traffic accident I thought my adventure career was over and I would spend the rest of my life with constant back pain. The impact of the car crash left my back and spine in so much pain and discomfort I thought there was no way I would be able to take part in any more expeditions.

After a terrible road traffic accident I thought my adventure career was over and I would spend the rest of my life with constant back pain. The impact of the car crash left my back and spine in so much pain and discomfort I thought there was no way I would be able to take part in any more expeditions.

Soon after the accident I was recommended to go and have an initial consultation with Jo Pereira. After a thorough examination and assessment Jo suggested that a course of physiotherapy and strengthening exercises was needed to correct not only the pain but to bolster by back and neck up again so I could carry on with my expeditions and without worry of recurring injuries or pain whilst away.

 

Without Jo Pereira's expertise in diagnosis and then correct treatment my adventures would have been over. Since my treatment by Jo I am back planning expeditions and soon to be climbing Mnt Kilimanjaro. It's not just about the quality of the treatment received it's about the quality of your life after the treatment has finished that's important.

I would highly recommend Jo to anybody who needs to get their life and body back on track and to be pain free after an accident or injury. Thanks Jo.

Alan W Chambers MBE

Chris Wright

After a nasty motorbike accident where I snapped both of my legs and smashed my ankle to pieces, I spent several months in bed unable to walk, which further damaged the muscles and ligaments in my legs.
 
I hobbled into Jo's care on crutches, wondering if I would ever walk properly again...
Jo immediately diagnosed the issues and devised a course of easy to follow exercises and stretches to counteract the problems I had.
 
I'm now able to walk long distances again and am very grateful for the huge improvement Jo has made to my quality of life; she is obviously an expert physiotherapist with a wealth of experience and a very genial manner.
 
I would definitely recommend a visit to Functional Physio to get a high quality assessment and to devise a plan to rectify whatever problem you have it could be the wisest investment decision you make this year!

Helen Hinsley

"I have spent many years participating in various sports and over that time have seen various practitioners. When I met Jo...

for the first time I was absolutely confident that she understood my injury problems and would be able to get to the root of the underlying causes as opposed to just dealing with the obvious problem which I felt had happened in the past.

"I have spent many years participating in various sports and over that time have seen various practitioners. When I met Jo for the first time I was absolutely confident that she understood my injury problems and would be able to get to the root of the underlying causes as opposed to just dealing with the obvious problem which I felt had happened in the past. My faith in her paid off as she helped me through a long standing Achilles tendon problem to a very successful conclusion and has treated many minor niggles since.

I cannot recommend Jo highly enough. She is totally professional, caring and most importantly, an excellent physio. As a Personal Trainer I have recommended many of my clients to her and, each, without fail, have had nothing but praise for the way she has dealt with them and got them fully fit again. It is sometimes hard to find a good physio, but I found one!"

Helen Hinsley
Personal Trainer - Fitness First