May 2021

Feedback Friday!


#FeedbackFriday Thank you! We have been overwhelmed by the amazing support of our patients, colleagues, and staff during such unprecedented times. Positively, the past few months have been so busy for us, and we have been loving it. Thank you for being so patient and understanding with our team. At Elite, we [...]

Feedback Friday!2021-05-07T15:38:55+01:00

April 2021

Acupuncture and Dry Needling


Acupuncture and Dry Needling Written by: Gabrielle Jackson and Faye Appleby What is it? Acupuncture and dry needling are treatments that involve inserting short, thin, filiform needles through the skin at specific points on the body. The points selected are based on achieving the desired results of each individual, both styles [...]

Acupuncture and Dry Needling2021-04-09T15:49:59+01:00

March 2021

Vale Life Article – March 2021


Running Written by: Andy McCrea Elite’s Running Analysis During the pandemic two major trends have affected our day to day work at Elite. Firstly, an increase in neck and back pain from poor postures when working at home and secondly, the upsurge of running injuries as people find alternatives to [...]

Vale Life Article – March 20212022-02-23T18:19:13+00:00



Force Plate Technology Thanks to VALD Performance we are soon to be set-up with our new force plates in clinic. Nick from VALD came to give the physiotherapist's a full training session on the benefits and uses of the force plates. As stated by VALD 'ForceDecks' dual plates allows quick and easy assessment of [...]

COMING SOON!2021-03-17T16:45:12+00:00

Andy McCrea PG Cert MSK Ultrasound


Congratulations! We are celebrating the fantastic news of our Clinical Director Andy McCrea passing his PG Cert Musculoskeletal Ultrasonography qualification. Andy has followed in the footsteps of his fellow director and colleague Paul Thawley. We are now lucky enough to have both Paul and Andy offering diagnostic ultrasound services at Elite Physical [...]

Andy McCrea PG Cert MSK Ultrasound2021-03-03T19:46:41+00:00

Matwork Pilates


Matwork Pilates Written by: Nicola Kennedy Description Pilates is a low impact alternative for body conditioning. It was originally developed in the early 20thCentury by Joseph Pilates. Joseph was born in Germany in 1880 and suffered with rickets, asthma, and rheumatic fever as a child. He had always aspired to be [...]

Matwork Pilates2021-03-03T18:08:10+00:00

February 2021

Strength and Conditioning (S&C)


Strength and Conditioning Written by: Tom Stainer Strength and conditioning has shown to reduce sports injuries by a third, and overuse injuries by 50%. Comparatively, stretching reduces risk of injury by 4%. Alongside monitoring training load, strength and conditioning has the greatest effect on injury prevention. So what is Strength and [...]

Strength and Conditioning (S&C)2021-02-26T17:05:49+00:00

Manual Therapy & Soft Tissue Techniques


Manual Therapy and Soft Tissue Techniques Written by: Faye Appleby 17 February 2021 Description Manual therapy is a treatment option and service we offer at Elite Physical Medicine, it is defined as ‘skilled hand movements intended to improve tissue extensibility’. The aim of the treatment is to increase any lost [...]

Manual Therapy & Soft Tissue Techniques2021-02-26T17:01:06+00:00

Paul and Andy – Ashfold School Webinar


Managing The Adolescent Athlete Written by: Faye Appleby, Edited by: Andy McCrea 8th February 2021 Today, Paul and Andy, our Clinical Directors, have been showing off their virtual webinar skills (loosely!) for Ashfold school, parents and teaching staff. Both Paul and Andy have a wealth of knowledge and [...]

Paul and Andy – Ashfold School Webinar2021-02-10T15:51:22+00:00

Vale Life Article – January 2021


Has your surgery been delayed or cancelled due to COVID-19? Written by: Andy McCrea and Gabrielle Jackson The past 12 months has seen a huge stress on healthcare systems and in this most recent lockdown many non-essential and orthopaedic services are being delayed or cancelled. Specialist physiotherapists, consultants, doctors [...]

Vale Life Article – January 20212021-02-26T17:01:52+00:00
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