Flex Physio Practice – Didcot/Milton & Oxford

What is Physiotherapy? What does it treat?

Physiotherapy helps patients in the following ways:

  • Re-learning 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.
  • They use exercise, education, advice and ‘hands on’ manipulation or manual therapy techniques.
  • Help people of all ages maintain health, prevent loss of function and prevent joint and muscular pain, through things like posture correction and tissue lengthening.
  • Help people to get back to the sport they love, return to work, maintain independence and increase their general fitness and wellbeing.
  • Physiotherapy 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.
  • Sometimes Physiotherapists will initiate referral onto other Medical specialists or where needed will request scans or blood tests from a GP or consultant.
  • People 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 the Park?

  • Yes, 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.
  • Flex Physiotherapy Practice specialises in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy – which covers things like back pain, whiplash, sports injuries, arthritis, joint pains and muscle pains.
  • The 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.
  • All 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

Oxford Physio Tom Jacobs

Clinics: Oxford and Milton

Special 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

Oxford Physio

Clinics: Oxford and Milton

Special clinical interest: back pain, shoulder problems, trauma injuries and orthopaedics

About Ed: Enjoys gyming and travelling with his wife, but doesn’t like leaving the dogs behind!

Senior Physiotherapist – Pippa Bassett, BSc, MCSP, HCPC

Physio oxford, milton

Clinics: Milton only

Special 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

Physio Didcot

Clinics: Oxford and Milton

Special clinical interest: Complex pain, chronic pain/fatigue, runners injuries

About Amanda: Enjoys marathons, and ultramarathons, when not juggling 2 demanding youngsters!

Senior Physiotherapist  – Frankie Chesterton, BSc, MCSP, HCPC

Oxford physiotherapy

Clinics: Oxford only

Special 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 Oxfordshire!

Sports Massage Therapist – Michaela Sawyer, FHT

Didcot physio

Clinics: Milton Only

Special 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?

Some 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 below:

Initial consultation (diagnosis and management plan): £58   –   45 minutes

Follow-up appointment (review and treatment): £48   –   30 minutes

How Do I book an appointment?

Bookings 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

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