Although we are first and foremost an NHS practice providing medical services free at the point of use we also have private therapists working from the practice and their details are below.
Physiotherapy – Sara Rydings MCSP
Physiotherapy sees human movement as central to the health and well being of individuals. We aim to maximise movement potential through health promotion, preventative healthcare, treatment and rehabilitation. Core skills are manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and application if needed of electrotherapy.
Physiotherapists treat muscle and joint aches, pains and injuries for non-athletes, weekend warriors or serious athletes, musculoskeletal pain for all ages and abilities and pre and postoperative care for spinal, shoulder, wrist, hand, hip, knee, and ankle surgery.
Sara graduated from Liverpool in 1978 and worked in the NHS before moving into the private sector working for BUPA on the Wirral from 1983 until 1991 when she moved to Buckinghamshire.
Sara worked as head physiotherapist at the Paddocks Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Department in Princes Risborough until 1999 when she started private practice in Thame. She also worked for the RAF as a civilian physiotherapist until recently. She has extensive experience of treating back and neck pain, sports injuries, ligament sprains, repetitive strains, joint injury, and pain. Problems caused by pain and stiffness in arthritis and rehabilitation following orthopaedic surgery. Sara aims to treat the underlying cause of injury and pain not just the symptoms.
Clinics at Haddenham Medical Centre
- Tuesday 8:00am to 12 noon
- Friday 8:00 am to 12 noon
If you wish to discuss your problem with Sara prior to making an appointment, please telephone telephone 07947 057357. Alternatively you can e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Appointments also available to book online.
Sports & Clinical Massage – Viv Slater, Move Well Massage, DipSRM, MSMA, MCNHC
Viv uses advanced sports and remedial massage techniques to reduce aches, prevent or rehabilitate injuries and help you move more freely. This type of treatment has a reputation of being for sports people, but it’s actually beneficial whatever your level of activity. Viv can help you to:
- Reduce persistent aches and pains
- Recover from recent, long-term or recurrent injury
- Move, drive or sit more comfortably
- Improve your posture
- Relieve the symptoms of chronic illness such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or fibromyalgia
- Decrease the risk of injury and maximise performance in sport
- Prepare for/recover from an important race or event
As well as providing local pain relief, Viv looks at the body as a whole to identify then treat the root cause of your issue by working with the soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissue). Viv develops a treatment plan tailored to your needs, and provides you with achievable exercises to keep you on track. Above all, Viv is passionate about helping patients to become more aware of their own body. She finds that this helps them to deal successfully with injury, pain or discomfort in daily life, and to do sports activities more comfortably and effectively.
Clinics at Haddenham Medical Centre
Rachel Ross PGDip, MCSP, AACP, ACPIN, POGP
Chartered Physiotherapist & APPI Pilates Instructor
Hi I’m Rachel, Chartered Physiotherapist & APPI Pilates Instructor. I was first introduced to Pilates in 2013 and instantly fell in love with its versatility as an exercise regime. Whatever a person’s need Pilates can help. From a general wellbeing exercise regime to treating common injuries like back pain, through to even strength and conditioning training for high level athletes. This flexibility is what makes Pilates so popular!
Too often in my physio career I’ve got frustrated with the limitations of standard healthcare. I struggled with having to discharge clients before I could see them throughout their rehabilitation journey and recovery. Sadly, ongoing physiotherapy becomes too expensive.
Small group based Pilates classes provide an excellent way to offer specialist or personalised interventions at less than half the price of a physio consultation. At Phoenix Freedom we believe that our Pilates programmes ensure that you are targeting the right muscles to aid your rehabilitation; and that those muscles are being strengthened appropriately according to the needs of your body. At the same time, we work with you to improve other components such as balance, flexibility and coordination to help prevent future injury.
We are developing multi –disciplinary packages of care to meet your health needs alongside the exercise classes. We have recently launched an Ante Natal Programme – All Wrapped Up brought to you by experienced healthcare professionals in the field of perinatal care.
T: 01844875212 | M: 07971814077
E: email@example.com | W: www.phoenixfreedom.co.uk
Please check out the website for details on:
- Ante Natal All Wrapped Up
- The variety of tailored Pilates classes on offer from Active Seniors – where we modify exercises even if you struggle to get on and off the floor, before and after baby classes, horse riders, beginners to intermediates. There is the right class for you and your needs!
Sarah Andrews MA, MBACP Counsellor & Psychotherapist
Welcome. Therapy is dedicated time, set aside by you and the therapist, to think about your needs and what has brought you to therapy. It might involve thinking about life events, both past and present. It can empower you by helping you to understand yourself better. It can help you to re-evaluate things and turn perceived problems into personal growth. Sometimes an individual may need support through a difficult time in their life by discussing coping strategies, other people might want to facilitate some change. I will work with you to identify your particular needs. Whatever you want to achieve, I can offer a safe and confidential environment for you to discuss your thoughts, feelings & behaviours. Looking after you is my priority. As well as working in private practice I also have agency experience, have worked in a secondary school and as a specialist counsellor supporting victims of crime. As individuals we are different and have different needs. As an Integrative therapist I am able to draw on more than one type of approach in order to work in the best interests of my clients. I draw on elements of the following therapies to inform my work: Person Centred Approach, Transactional Analysis, Psychodynamic Theory, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Family/Systemic Theory. I never fail to be amazed and inspired by the human condition and what makes us think and act the way we do. My goal as a therapist is to help the individual (or couple) find their own clarity, seek their own path. My role is to walk beside my client along this, sometimes short, sometimes long journey.
I look forward to meeting and working with you.
Contact details for Sarah
Acupuncture – Jill Marson Smith BSc (Hons) Lic Ac MBAcC
Jill is qualified in the integrated disciplines of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Five Element Acupuncture. She is an active member of the British Acupuncture Council which sits on the accredited registered of the Professional Standards Authority, recognised by the NHS.
Acupuncture is based on the Chinese medicine principle that ill health can be treated by using the body’s naturally-occurring healing reserves and its tendency towards equilibrium. This traditional system of healthcare, practised for thousands of years, regards the physical, emotional and mental states of our being as interdependent and our wellbeing is a balance of all. This is now a familiar aspect in today’s biomedical thinking.
Acupuncture uses the placement of ultra-fine needles or other gentle methods to stimulate the body’s natural responses towards balance. It is a drug-free treatment which is suitable for many different conditions and is widely used as preventative medicine.
So, whether you are taking a fresh look at your health, simply not feeling yourself or looking for a way to settle the symptoms of ill health, call Jill to find out more.
Allergic rhinitis; Anxiety, Asthma; Back pain; Cancer care; Carpel tunnel syndrome; Chronic fatigue syndrome; Chronic pain; Cystitis; Depression; Eczema and Psoriasis; Endometriosis; Facial pain; Fibromyalgia; Frozen shoulder; Gastrointestinal tract disorders; Headache; Hypertension; Insomnia; Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); Menopausal symptoms; Migraines; Multiple sclerosis; Neck pain; Neuropathic pain; Obesity; Osteoarthritis; Palliative care; Post-traumatic stress disorder; Premenstrual syndrome; Rheumatoid arthritis; Sciatica; Sinusitis; sports Injuries; Stress; Stroke; Tennis elbow; Type-2 Diabetes; Urinary incontinence.
CLINIC AT HADDENHAM MEDICAL CENTRE
Wednesday 8:00 to 15:00
Telephone: 07949 785 355