Please be aware that improvement works are scheduled to be carried out betweent the junction of the A23 Brighton Road and Old Lodge Lane.
These works will begin on Saturday 1 June and will last approximately for four months. The works will be carried out duringthe day between 08.00 and 17.00 and at night time from 21.00 and 05.00.
During this period the 455 bus route will be disrupted.
If you have any queries or require further details, please contact Streets Customer Services on 0845 305 1234 or via the website at www.tfl.gov.uk/contract
We have now produced a guide to the other treatments Surrey Physiotherapy offers. Please click this link to download a PDF of these.
We would like to wish a happy Easter to all our patients. Our opening times during Easter, we will be:
Please be aware that from 28 January to 18 February between 7.30 am to 9.00 pm the Highways Authority will be commencing carriageway resurfacing along the Brighton Road, Coulsdon. To carry out this work they plan to close this road in blocks of 100-150 metres in length which may affect access to properties and businesses.
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WE WOULD LIKE TO WISH ALL OUR PATIENTS A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!
We at Surrey Physiotherapy would like to wish all entrants of the London 2012 Paralympics good luck, especially the British Team. If you would like more details of this wonderful event, you can visit http://www.london2012.com/paralympics.
Does stretching before exercise prevent injury?
Do sit ups reduce body fat?
What is the best form of exercise for low back pain?
How much exercise should I do a week to keep fit?
Come to a one hour talk presented by Alison Middleditch, MCSP, Principal at Surrey Physiotherapy, who will dispel some of the myths about exercise.
Find out what science tells us about exercising safely and effectively and learn how you can achieve your fitness goals.
Where: Oasis Academy Coulsdon, Homefield Road, Old Coulsdon, CR5 1ES
When: Thursday 27 September 2012 at 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm start
This event is free of charge but donations may be made to The British Heart Foundation
We are delighted to announce that one of our physiotherapists, Steve Bramson, has been selected to volunteer as a physiotherapist at the London 2012 Games. Steve was present at a briefing on the Games and he will be attending the Taekwondo competitions based at the ExCeL Centre.
Having qualified at The University of Hertfordshire in 2000, Steve completed an MSc in Advanced Physiotherapy (Sports & Performance) from Kings College, London in 2009. Since then he has gained a wide variety of experience in treating both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions working in both NHS and private clinics. Steve enjoys working with both recreational and elite athletes alike, and has worked for Crystal Palace F.C. and continues to work for England Athletics.
Like all our physiotherapists, Steve is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and is registered with the Health Professions Council and he uses a variety of treatment modalities including manual therapy, exercise and acupuncture where appropriate.
We would like to wish Steve a successful time at the Games and look forward to sharing his experiences with you in our Autumn Newsletter
All our physiotherapy team have a wide range of experience in dealing with your needs, so:
If you're in pain, we are at hand
Today, Monday 16 July 2012, 11 days to the opening ceremony, The Olympic Torch relay, which started on 19 May, will be passing through Redhill and Reigate this Friday, 20 July, a week before the end of the relay. If you would like to find out more details please visit http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/route
Andy Murray’s tears of disappointment after losing to Roger Federer was watched by nearly 17 million people on television. Murray’s valiant attempt yesterday to become the first British men’s singles champion since 1936 was dashed after he was beaten 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4 by Federer, who went on to claim his seventh Wimbledon title and a return to the top of the world rankings.
Our commiserations go to Murray and we shall look forward to seeing him again at Wimbledon next year.
David Nalbandian’s temper tantrum at Queen’s Club not only cost him his prize money but also the 150 ranking points earned at the 2012 Aegon Championships. The Argentinian’s behaviour, which led him to kick at an advertising hoarding, resulted in a line judge receiving a nasty gash on his shin.
Whether you have tennis elbow, tears or tantrums we at Surrey Physiotherapy are here to help you. With our physiotherapists’ expert knowledge or the alternative therapists at the clinic we are sure we can help you overcome most situations.
We are going to have a summer of fun with four competitions between now and October as listed below:
Where in the World?
For the first two all you have to do is to have your photograph taken in an unusual place or in a place as far away from Surrey Physiotherapy as you can.
To enter either of these competitions:
Grab a newsletter
Have your photo taken with the newsletter next to an iconic landmark or signage that proves where you are or in an unusual place or many miles from here with the background showing this.
Or submit a print to the clinic with your details written on the back
The prize for either of these competitions is an initial appointment for 1 hour or this can be taken as two 30 minute treatments
The closing date is Wednesday 31st October 2012.
One entry per person
The judge’s decision is final!
Competition number three will be in the summer edition of our newsletter which is a quiz with an Olympian theme. The newsletter is out on Monday 2nd July 2012.
Finally, not forgetting the children we have an Olympian themed colouring competition.
There will be three categories
Up to and including age 7
For the first two categories you can pick up the pre-printed sheet to colour from the Clinic (ask at reception).
The 12-18 year olds are required to draw and colour an Olympic themed picture on an A4 white piece of paper.
The prize for each of the categories is a £10 WHS voucher.
All entries must have the name, age and contact telephone number clearly printed on the back.
One entry per person.
The closing date for entries is 13th August 2012.
Alison will judge the entries and her decision is final!
Alison Middleditch and a team of friends, family and some of our patients will be taking part in the London to Brighton bike ride this Sunday, 17 June 2012.
They will be leaving from Clapham Common and cycling through Chipstead and Banstead, finally arriving at Brighton after cycling 54 miles. You should easily spot them amongst the 26,000 taking part as they will be wearing canary yellow T-shirts!
This is Europe's biggest annual fund raising cycle ride and Team Middleditch are raising money for the British Heart Foundation in memory of Alison's late husband, John.
All donations gladly received.
We have three treatment rooms for hire at Surrey Physiotherapy Coulsdon, that can be rented by the hour. We do not ask you to commit to regular block bookings or long term commitments.
We have excellent transport links, being just 5 minutes walk from Coulsdon South and Smitham stations. We are near a bus route and the M25 with a public car park just two minutes walk away or limited on street parking.
Surrey Physiotherapy will be shut from Saturday 2 June until 8.30 am Wednesday 6 June 2012 as we will be celebrating 60 years of The Queen’s reign.
How would you like to win a hamper of walking goodies worth £35?
Congratulations to all who participated in the Virgin London Marathon yesterday, Sunday 22 April 2012. With special congratulations going to patients from Surrey Physiotherapy especially James Ridger who completed the course in 2 hrs 54 mins. Well done!
If anyone sustained any injuries we are, of course, happy to offer help or advice.
St. George is the patron saint of England. His emblem, a red cross on a white background, is the flag of England. Although 23 April is not a recognised public holiday we are sure people will still celebrate this day in their own way.
We would like to wish you all a Happy Easter and let you know that the the Clinic will be shut on Good Friday, 6th April and reopen again on Tuesday 10th April 2012.
Our thanks to all those who participated in this event and for sending in the feedback forms, which made interesting reading. This has given us an insight to what we can do to enhance future events. Please keep checking our website and Facebook page for information on these events.
The Brain over Pain Forum takes place tomorrow evening, Thursday 1 March 2012. Call us to register for this event. All our staff will be attending therefore the Clinic will be shut from 5.00 pm tomorrow.
Pain has many forms and sources, both physical and emotional, and the purpose of pain is to make us aware that something needs attention. Scientists have shown that in people who experience long term pain the area of the brain that deals with emotions becomes overexcited so that the nerve cells are continuously on full throttle and this can alter the connections between the nerves. These changes in the brain brought on by pain can make it harder for you to make a decision or may make you feel depressed. We know that it is essential to treat not only the physical problems that have caused pain but also to work with the emotional part of pain.
Doors open and refreshments from 5.30 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Coulsdon College, Placehouse Lane, Old Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 1YA
There is still have time to win a free treatment and hot pack as we have now extended the closing date for our competition to Tuesday 31 January 2012.
CHRISTMAS PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
As in Christmas past, we will be open during the Festive period apart from the weekends and Bank holidays (see below for opening times).
We offer the perfect gift for you to give the person in your life who has everything... a gift voucher. You can treat them to an initial assessment or a 30 minute treatment. We also have stocking fillers such as wheat hot packs, cold packs or foot cream.
Although Christmas is a time to be merry it can also be perilous. Whilst we will all be celebrating, accidents do happen; whether it is with the ice on the road, when you are on the piste or even lifting the turkey out of the oven. Should you need our help or advice over the Festive period we will be open on:
In October we changed our diary software to Preori. Our staff have had training and we have had a few glitches (and laughs). We feel that the transition has been fairly smooth and we are delighted with the extra capabilities of the new programme. You may have noticed that our letters and invoices look slightly different; if you have any queries or suggestions we would be pleased to hear from you.
Brain over pain
We have been fortunate to secure the services of Francoise Emery and John Joint who have expertise working with individuals who want to be free from pain and take control of their lives.
Would you like a free treatment? Please see our Newsletter for details.
You can now keep up to date with our offers and services by visiting us on Facebook. We are offering 10% off your first treatment if you like us on Facebook.
Surrey Physiotherapy is pleased to announce that their chosen charity for 2011/12 will be the MS Society
Osteoporosis is a condition that affects the bones causing them to become weak and brittle so that they can break more easily.
Alison returned safely from her Hebridean adventure where she survived gales, torrential rain, sleet and 100 mph winds to cycle from Barra to the Butt of Lewis and then onto Inverness via Ullapool.
We are delighted that Jenny Mama, a qualified counsellor, is available at Surrey Physiotherapy. Anyone who wishes to use this service follow the link to www.jmcounsellingservice.co.uk
Vouchers are available in the following denominations:
£49 for a one hour initial appointment
£40 for a 30 minute appointment
£54 for a one hour follow up appointment
To purchase these please either see the Reception staff or call us on 0208 660 8070
Our best wishes go out to Steve Bramson and his wife Karen on the birth of their baby daughter, Lucie, born on 18 December 2010 at 2.30 pm weighing 6lb and 2 ozs. The whole family are doing well and Steve and Karen are actually getting some sleep!
We are delighted to announce that we will be sponsoring Kenley Hockey Club for the third consecutive season.
Kenley Hockey Club is based at Kenley Sports Club and has two grass pitches and uses the astroturf at Warlingham school for training and home matches. The club has 4 Mens teams, a Veterans XI, 3 Ladies teams, a mixed team (the Originals) and has a thriving colts section. Last season both the Mens and Ladies 1st XI’s were promoted to a higher division in their respective leagues. To find out more about Kenley Hockey Club click here.
During the last three seasons we have treated a number of players who have had acute injuries and have assisted them to return to sport speedily and successfully.
We wish all the teams a successful and injury free season.
Professor Stuart Biddle of Loughborough University has warned that sitting can lead to serious health issues and that the more time you spend sitting the greater the risk of premature death. This is of particular concern for those whose job is office based. Physiotherapists can advise on building effective exercise into your daily routine. We should be looking for opportunities to do simple exercise such as climbing the stairs rather than using the lift, walking to work, ensuring you have regular breaks and getting up from your desk.
A UK wide survey for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) has also revealed that 1 in 4 people work all day without a break. Other poor work habits include taking insufficient breaks, working in the same position for a prolonged time, going to work when unwell, stress and poor diet. The CSP has launched a Fit for Work campaign as it says UK workers are increasing their risk of chronic musculoskeletal disorders (such as on-going back pain), obesity, cancer, depression, heart disease, diabetes type 2 and stroke through poor working practices. Sickness absence and sickness presence (when staff come to work feeling unwell), is costing employers and society over £35 billion every year in reduced performance and productivity, sick pay and benefits. You can download a ‘Fit for Work’ leaflet from the CSP’s website