Expert & High Tech Treatments

We are continuing to strive for excellence in physiotherapy and stay up to date with the latest developments. We are one of the few clinics in the area with a high-spec diagnostic ultrasound, Extracorporeal shockwave therapy. We are also the only accredited physio clinic in the UK for Compex rehabilitation, with Angela regularly giving training talks on implementing Compex into physio rehabilitation.


Physiolistic have invested in these technologies and the continued education of the physios to ensure you get first class care!


Physiotherapists treat muscle, bone, nerve and fascial problems utilising an in-depth knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics.


All our physiotherapists are members of the HCPC and CSP and regularly attend in-service education and further studies.


Our physiotherapists use a number of different techniques including mobilisation, massage, exercises, electrotherapy (e.g. ultrasound), biofeedback and muscle stimulation, modified pilates, acupuncture, biomechanical/video analysis, activity modification, Shockwave therapy, instrumented assisted massage, strapping and training on injury prevention advice.


Your physiotherapy treatment will be specific to you. It will generally consist of a mixture of hands-on treatment and 1:1 exercise rehabilitation.

The video below will give you an insight into what to expect from your appointment

Musculoskeletal and Sports Injuries

These include injuries to your muscles or skeleton i.e. sports injuries, back / neck problems, headaches and whiplash, joint problems, soft tissue injuries, work related injuries, pre and post operative rehabilitation and fractured bones. We can also offer specialist treatment for the jaw.



The physios at Physiolistic have numerous tools at their disposal to ensure that you achieve your rehab goals. We use scientifically based techniques and have links with various Orthopaedic Consultants and Sports Physicians who are experts in their own field.

Neuro Physiotherapy and Elderly Care

Neurophysio refers to the assessment and treatment of people with disorders or damage to the nervous system. This includes the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system.


Conditions we treat: Traumatic brain injury, stroke, Parkinsons, MS, Motor Neuron Disease, Guilliam Barre and peripheral neuropathy.


Care of the elderly physiotherapy is about ensuring that you maintain your mobility and independence as you advance in years and is individually tailored according to your needs and your problems. In every situation, the client’s goals and needs remain the forefront of the treatment plan.

Children and Adolescent Physiotherapy

We are one of the few clinics where our physios undertake specialist training in children and adolescent injuries.


Injuries in children and adolescents are too often diagnosed as adult injuries despite their developing bodies being very different anatomically and physiologically. The structures that are injured can therefore be very different.


At Physiolistic we will ensure your child gets the right diagnosis and therefore makes a speedy recovery without lifelong problems. We are also able to offer gross motor development testing if you have concerns about your child’s development or co-ordination. We also offer tailored rehabilitation programs for hypermobile children.

Rehabilitation and Biomechanics

Our physios bring their extensive experience and training in rehabilitation to offer a tailored programme to suit your unique needs. We also have access to the latest technology to assess your running technique and gait on a treadmill (or your position on your bike).


We are also able to offer affordable, off-the-shelf orthotics that are customisable to help improve your biomechanics if required.

Diagnostic Ultrasound

Physiolistic is one of the few clinics to have a high resolution ultrasound scanner. The use of diagnostic ultrasound, if appropriate in your assessment, allows the physio to confirm the diagnosis after clinical testing. It has allowed us to pick up numerous injuries that have been missed by x-ray and also will change our treatment plan according to the findings. It is also useful in the use of rehabilitation especially for core stability.


It also allows the physio to monitor the progress of your treatment objectively. Diagnostic ultrasound is included in your initial assessment, if appropriate, at no extra cost.

Shockwave Therapy (Chronic Tendon Injury Treatment)

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy treatment (ECSWT) is a highly effective treatment available for patients with chronic tendon disorders. It is a non-surgical treatment that works by delivering impulses of energy, targeted to specific damaged tissues within the abnormal tendon. This increases blood flow within the affected area, stimulating cell regeneration and healing and decreasing local factors that cause pain.


Evidence shows an overall result rate of 77% for chronic conditions that have not been cured with other kinds of treatment.


Conditions recommended include plantar fascitis, calcific tendonitis, tennis and golfer’s elbows, achilles tendinopathy, trochanteric bursitis, patella tendinopathy and shin splints (MTSS).


Physiolistic is one of the few clinics to have a Shockwave machine and our physios have undertaken extra training in its use. There is an additional charge for the use of ECSWT.

Winback Tecartherapy (Radiofrequency)

Tecartherapy accelerates healing, relieves pain and improves movement naturally. It is a high-frequency, non invasive energy which boosts your body's natural ability to repair itself.  It reduces pain , restores movement and increases blood flow.

Tecartherapy will be incorporated into your physio session and can be included with your manual therapy or massage

Video : tecartherapy in action



Compex (Computerised Exercise) - Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation

Physiolistic is a recognised supplier of Compex units and the only accredited physiotherapy supplier in the UK.


Electrostimulation reproduces the processes that occur when our brain orders a muscle to contract. In the case of electrostimulation we bypass the brain and send the electrical impulse direct to the motor nerve using Compex. These impulses are perfectly controlled to guarantee effectiveness, safety and comfort.

If you are looking to improve your sporting performance and capabilities; whether as a complement to, or occasionally to replace voluntary physical activity, Compex muscle stimulation is the machine for you.

This form of stimulation has many benefits including targeting specific muscle groups unable to be isolated in the gym alone, faster post-operative and training recovery and pain relief without the need for medication. Compex has undergone rigorous medical testing and been proven to:

  • Increase muscle strength by up to 27%

  • Increase muscle volume by up to 8%

  • Decrease lactic acid by up to 25%

  • 20 minutes of Compex is equivalent to 350 crunches and 160 squats

Physiolistic clinicians already use the Compex alongside its other treatment modalities to enable faster recovery.

Video of compex on quads 

Instrumented Assisted Massage / Facial Release

The Graston Technique is a form of manual therapy known as soft-tissue instrument-assisted mobilization. It is one of a number of manual therapy approaches that uses instruments with a specialized form of massage/scraping the skin gently.


The therapy is designed to help the practitioner identify areas of restriction and attempt to break up scar tissue.


The general goals of the therapy are to reduce the patient’s pain and increase function through a combination of:


  • Breaking down the scar tissue and fascia restrictions that are usually associated with some form of trauma to the soft tissue e.g. a strained muscle or a pulled ligament, tendon, or fascia.


  • Reducing restrictions by stretching connective tissue in an attempt to rearrange the structure of the soft tissue being treated (e.g. muscle, fascia, tendons, ligaments).


  • Promoting a better healing environment for the injured soft tissue.

BikeFit and Biomechanics

At Physiolistic we provide a dynamic Cycling Assessment which aims to fit you and the bike together as one unit taking into consideration your biomechanical constraints/restrictions. This will place you in a position that will ensure you generate, efficient power, improve aerodynamics and most importantly, maximise comfort. All this will reduce risks of injury, breaks from training and uncomfortable riding thus enhancing your performance.


Physiotherapeutic Cycling Analysis Helps:


●     Optimise the balance between bike and body with video analysis

●     Increase power and aerodynamics through physio guidance

●     Alleviate pain and improve comfort with correct positioning

●     Reduce risk of injury with corrected cycle form

●     Cycle faster and for longer with reduced effort by improving overall efficiency

●     Improve flexibility and strength with bespoke exercise plans and physiotherapy managemen


We assess and correct:

●      Shoes, pedal and cleat position

●      Crank length

●      Seat height and fore/aft position

●      Bar height, stem length and tri-bar length, height and angle

●      Weight and power distribution

●      Pedaling efficiency

●      Body movements, restrictions, muscle tightness and muscle overuse

●      Fixing strategies that you may have incorrectly adopted to generate power

●      Biomechanical restrictions/issues e.g. leg length discrepancies, pelvic asymmetry, central instability and muscle imbalances.


Shaun Rouse, our physiotherapist completing the assessments, is a keen cyclist and competed at a high level. He brings his expertise in being able to offer bike fitting and biomechanics. He also worked for a year at London's top bike fitting shop ‘Cycle Fit’.

Gait Analysis and Orthotics

See Biomechanics and custom orthotics page

Workplace, Office or Home Visits

For those patients who are unable to visit the clinic, are too busy with work or would prefer to be treated in their own home, Physiolistic offers workplace, office or home visits by one of the physio team members for an additional charge. In the event of a patient requesting treatment in the workplace a suitable treatment area will need to be provided. For further details please contact any member of the Physiolistic staff.

Occupational and Ergonomics (Worlplace and Desk Assessments)

Pauline Cole specialises in occupational health and ergonomic physiotherapy. She can undertake desk and car assessments for employees or individuals. She works to improve the health and well-being of workers so that they can do their jobs effectively and efficiently. Pauline can help improve the safety, comfort, productivity and performance of your employees by helping reduce accidents and sickness absence.

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