Physio Reading secrets to rehab


We are open again tomorrow. Couple of spaces remain. Our offer is still on for those new to the clinic at £30 for assess and treat.

If you have health insurance then please see our website.

We are a physiotherapy clinic and are able to offer ccomprehensive screening for a number of injuries and pain conditions.

Treatments include spinal manipulation, mobilisation, soft tissie techniques and exercise. We also practice dry needling/acupuncture.

We are based in Tilehurst, Reading and located inside the Total Health centre ( – call, email or drop in for a chat! See us at







Core Body Clinic opens!

Finally, the door is open and our physiotherapy practice ‘Core Body Clinic’ springs into life in Tilehurst Village, Reading, Berkshire.  The Website is up, our twitter (@corebodyclinic or @adewagstaff -that’s me!) is tweeting and the Facebook page is getting lots of attention with our daily update and info posts.

This is my very first blog and very first time on wordpress! So I am going to use this as a crash test to see how the blog develops and for me to introduce the clinic in blog form. So, here goes……………………………


About the Clinic:

The clinic was set up in May 2014 after I noticed a lack of physio services on my door step! The clinic is located on chapel hill in Tilehurst Village and is nicely placed in the Total Health Centre  It is easy to find, has ample parking and has level access to the building making it easy for the less ambulant.  We have a nice, spacious and airy waiting area  and spacious clean rooms for treatment.

We are a Physiotherapy, sports injury, general body mechanic and Wellness clinic.  We treat a number of conditions ranging from back pain, headaches and shoulder pain to dizziness, post operative rehabilitation and return to sport programs.  Our ethos is to get our patients well in the shortest time possible and to optimise their recovery, getting them back to their chosen activity.  Our programs are tailored to individual needs and we believe in treating the source of pain and dysfunction and not just the symptoms.

The treatments we use include: Spinal manipulation, joint mobilisation, sports massage, acupuncture, dry needling, exercise, myofascial techniques and education  Our manual techniques include more gentle mobilisations like Mulligans and Muscle Energy technique.  As a physiotherapist I have a strong background in manual therapy and an interest in more osteopathic type manipulations.  I also use trigger point therapy which is useful for painful muscles although can be a little tender for the patient.  I may use ‘strain-counter strain’ technique which is a very gentle form of mobilisation that I find useful for severely spasmed or ‘wry neck’.  All these techniques share common features in that they are geared to relieving pain and promoting movement.  We are not all built the same and our nervous systems certainly respond in different ways.  Furthermore, we all differ with regard to our expectations from treatment so it makes total sense to have many in the tool box!

Physiotherapists are a great choice when you are in pain.  We have a balanced approach to assessment combining the medical and bio-psycho-social models of health to create an approach that is holistic and patient centered while having the knowledge to diagnose and rule out serious pathology.  Physiotherapists have a comprehensive understanding of differential diagnosis, pathology, pharmacology and disease enabling appropriate clinical decision making.  Physiotherapists are also world leaders in the integration of evidence based practice into the work place meaning that patients should feel confident in accessing the very latest treatments for their condition.  What do we do for Lower back pain?  What do we do for Achilles Tendinitis – do we still call it Tendinitis? – not sure, well ask a physio………………………………….or wait for my next blog.

Thanks for reading.  I am going to post this one and then cringe!




rian Wagstaff