My aim is to be fitter and healthier to be an interactive parent to my daughters and to finally shift the weight gained from bringing up small children (I’m thinking the delights of comfort food like mac n cheese and endless bowls of pasta!)
I’ve never been a gym bunny, I thrive on working out in a fun environment with friends. So boot camp is perfect because not only do you get pretty much 1:1 PT support and advice from Dan on how to do the exercises properly and most effectively, you get encouragement and back patting from your friends, lots of support and top tips on lifestyle, nutrition and healthy living, all alongside a personalised play list of your favourite tunes. It’s basically like a fun night out chatting with your friends (albeit you’re all wearing lycra) with the added bonus of getting fitter!
Dan’s classes make me feel proud of my achievements, proud of my body and my strength, and I love going along to them each week. I don’t even view it as a workout – it’s basically a great fun hangout. I now fit into jeans that I haven’t fitted in for years!”.
15:03 15 Nov 17
Cannot recommend this place highly enough. Did my back in due to bad posture at work, culminating in losing full mobility. Phoned on a Saturday and got an appointment early Monday morning. Was seen by Hugo and his level of service was outstanding. Very professional whilst being very friendly. Over 4 sessions gave me effective treatment with follow up exercises that have got me back to fighting form!
18:34 04 Nov 17
December 2016 I had a terrible fall and severely hurt my ankle, after xrays, boot and crutches for an extended period of time I did make a good recovery, however I re injured it shortly after, not by doing much I hasten too add. I found myself in incredible pain and back on crutches and completely out of action! James helped me with my ankle by doing tapping , physio and prescribing me with some exercises with a resistance bands. I also had a bunch of others to do. Very rapidly I was pain free then after a few more sessions the tapping was removed and my ankle was mostly functional, just rather stiff. Now I am a good ankle shape, I dont even think about it, the stiffness went and I am completely pain free!! I still do my exercises as I accept it is an injury I will have to manage. James is an extremely knowledgeable and gifted physio who specialises in knees, toes and ankles!!! Thank-you so much James! I am booking an overland trip to Africa now.
12:58 12 Oct 17
A friend recommended me Physio4Life for sever back pain that I started having in the end of July. I was treated by Victoria who diagnosed my condition as cauda equina syndrome and urged me to immediately go to A&E. Thanks to her timely diagnosis and the amazing treatment at the hospital I am still able to walk, as this condition can quickly leave someone paralyzed if it's not surgically treated. Victoria has been treating me for my post-surgery recovery even since and has helped me to steadily get stronger over time. Both her and Hugo who also treated me for a short period are extremely knowledgeable and caring, and will patiently explain all the rehabilitation exercises. Would definitely recommend going there!
20:01 25 Sep 17
Highly recommend both Victoria pitcher and Chris Hughes. Both are kind, understanding and knowledgeable physios who make you feel at ease and get to the bottom of the issue and seek to treat the cause. Future patients you are in good hands!!
13:11 17 Sep 17
I would highly recommend Physio 4 Life. I needed physio for tendonitis in my foot and Hugo has been great. His impressive knowledge, treatment and range of home strengthening exercises have helped my foot enormously and gave me back the confidence I had lost when I was injured. Thank you!
12:25 04 Sep 17
Hugo really helped me with my back. He fixed my initial problem and identified other areas for improvement and gave me the exercises that would help me. My back is now better (and still improving) than it was before my injury. I won't hesitate to go back with any other problem. Thanks.
07:02 08 Aug 17
I cannot speak highly enough of James. He's working so hard on fixing my running injury and getting me back to where I want to be. He's such a lovely, funny person who absolutely puts you at ease. The receptionists are also great, they remember who you are when you arrive and work efficiently. I would absolutely recommend anyone dealing with sports injury or looking for a recovery training plan go here.
10:54 06 Aug 17
I cannot recommend Physio4Life and Hugo highly enough! After several months of treatment following knee surgery, Hugo's attitude and confidence in my recovery made any slow progress that much easier to deal with. It was always a pleasure to be greeted by such a friendly reception team as well and, to be honest, I'm a little sad I'm back to full health and don't get to catch up with the great team there anymore!!
07:30 28 Jul 17
Twice weekly seshs here since March on an arduous recovery from challenging shoulder surgery. James is a fab and understanding physio, reception team (who always seem very happy & engaged) are superbly organised & highly efficient, quite the best I've experienced in the world of surgeries. Totally recommended.
15:57 12 Jul 17
James rehabilitated my ankle following a complex arthroscopy. His knowledge is really impressive, always knowing or quickly discovering the cause of pains and always ready with solutions. He was recommended by the surgeon and it is easy to see why. Now back long-distance running.
10:33 10 Jul 17
I cannot recommend this place enough! I had to be referred twice (back pain and then a very painful knee injury). Hugo took such good care of me and is such a cracking character that he made everything feel so easy and I was always confident in his approach and his treatment and recovery plan. Above all it was very effective! I have honestly never felt better in my life! Also the staff at reception is the nicest - they even remember people's names! Oh and there's free tea and coffee in reception :) so now I'm pain free and it's all thanks to Hugo! Thank you!
15:49 27 Jun 17
Had a great experience with the Physio 4 Life team over the past year. Everyone was always friendly and helpful. A special thank you to Hugo, he did everything he could possibly do to resolve my plantar fasciitis problem. I'd highly recommend them!
10:51 21 Jun 17
I've had a great experience with Physio4Life. Their physiotherapist Hugo Chinchilla has solved my lower back pain within 5 sessions. An excellent and very friendly professional I'd definitely recommend to anyone.
Mikaela Austin (Alumni)
10:02 12 May 17
James has been instrumental in making sure I return to play as soon as possible, being a professional netball athlete my feet are hugely important. James was able to diagnose various issues with my feet, and clearly explain how these could be modified with the orthotics he would mould for me. He went above and beyond to provide the best service possible and I am eternally grateful.
10:21 03 Mar 17
I use physio4life on two counts - James is a brilliant physiotherapist, knowledgeable, skilful (and humorous); and Dan runs an older persons' circuit training exercise class - great fun, and as accessible or challenging as you want to make it