What is Physiotherapy? What does it treat?
Physiotherapy helps patients in the following ways:
normal movement and function
following injury or the onset of pain due to a variety of causes
including sporting injuries, accidents, postural problems, pregnancy,
repetitive strain issues and age related changes.
use exercise, education, advice and ‘hands on’ manipulation or manual
people of all ages maintain health, prevent loss of function and prevent joint and muscular pain,
through things like posture correction and tissue lengthening.
people to get back to the sport they
love, return to work, maintain independence and increase their general fitness
is a science-based profession and
looks at the ‘whole person’ – considering the individuals lifestyle goals and
demands. The patient’s involvement in their own care is aided through
education, awareness, empowerment
and participation in their own treatment.
Physiotherapists will initiate referral onto other Medical specialists or where
needed will request scans or blood tests
from a GP or consultant.
can benefit from Physiotherapy input at any stage of their life – whether as
part of recovery from sudden injury, chronic
back pain, long term problems like arthritis
or preparing for a sporting event/aiding injury prevention.
Is there Physiotherapy on Milton Park?
Flex Physiotherapy Practice
(formerly P Bassett Physiotherapy) is based at the Park Club on Croft Drive. They
are a team of 5 highly experienced
physiotherapists and 1 sports massage
therapist who provide daytime, evening and weekend appointments for people
working on Milton Park and for the wider area of Didcot and South Oxfordshire.
Physiotherapy Practice specialises in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy – which
covers things like back pain, whiplash, sports injuries, arthritis, joint pains
and muscle pains.
team are considered experts in diagnosis
for these types of problems, having Advanced Practice Physiotherapists on the
team and an average of over 15 years experience in practice.
the physiotherapists in the clinic have Chartered
status and are registered with the Health Professions Council.
Meet the team
Lead Physiotherapist – Tom Jacobs, BSc, MCSP, HCPC
clinical interest: Sporting knee injuries/pain
About Tom: Enjoys
days out with his young family, never-ending DIY projects and playing tennis
Senior Physiotherapist – Ed Brown, BSc, MCSP, HCPC
clinical interest: back pain, shoulder problems, trauma injuries and
About Ed: Enjoys
gyming and travelling with his wife, but doesn’t like leaving the dogs behind!
Senior Physiotherapist – Pippa Bassett, BSc, MCSP, HCPC
clinical interest: Rotator cuff problems and adolescent pain/injury
About Pip: Sings in a
choir and arranges the occasional social in the village, when not running
missions to visit the kids at Uni!
Senior Physiotherapist – Amanda Wall, MSc, MCSP, HCPC
clinical interest: Complex pain, chronic pain/fatigue, runners injuries
Amanda: Enjoys marathons, and ultramarathons, when not juggling 2
Senior Physiotherapist – Frankie Chesterton, BSc, MCSP, HCPC
Clinics: Oxford only
clinical interest: Back pain and sports injuries, particularly rugby,
running and cycling.
About Frankie: Has a 2
year old who’s his pride and joy! Also can be seen cycling around most of
Sports Massage Therapist – Michaela Sawyer, FHT
clinical interest: Muscular imbalance and muscular pain
About Michaela: Is a 3rd dan Black Belt Kickboxing instructor, teaches classes and is a personal trainer. She has no free time!
Do I need to see my GP first?
Generally speaking, no. If you are medically well and feel your problem is muscle, joint or spine-related then you don’t need to see your GP first. Physiotherapists are autonomous practitioners but if they feel that a GP consultation would be worthwhile then they will tell you when they see you.
How much do appointments cost?
people pay privately, others use their medical insurance to be seen at the
clinic. If your insurer is paying directly then you will need to get
pre-authorisation from them and may have a policy excess. Self-funders can pay
over the phone or in clinic by card machine. The current appointment fees are
consultation (diagnosis and management plan): £58 – 45
Follow-up appointment (review and treatment): £48 – 30 minutes
How Do I book an appointment?
line: 01235 313595
Book online: www.flexphysiopractice.com (you’ll need an email address to do this)
Where are the clinics located?
Milton Park (Didcot): The Park Club Milton, 17 Croft Drive, Milton Park, Abingdon, OX14 4RP
Contact number: 01235 313595
Oxford: The Park Club Oxford, Ozone Leisure Park, Grenoble Rd, Oxford OX4 4XP
Contact number: 01865 564565