I injured my back two months ago and have had 4 physio sessions with Lucy. I couldn’t rave about her more. She made me feel comfortable from my first session to my last. Lucy helpfully saw what my problem was and guided me through my recovery with ease. She confidently explained what was happening with my back and how to target the pain with useful exercises. She was always cheerful and kind. I’m now feeling so much better and back to playing tennis again thanks to Lucy and Physio4life. Also the receptionists are so lovely here too. After a bit of a bumpy start mainly down to a bad reaction to codine, one kindly cleared my stomach contents up off the floor. Apologies again for that. If you want to see good, fast results and have a helpful physio guide you through, choose Lucy
Recently I've had a number of sessions for a torn hamstring with Lucy Sacarello. Lucy has bean brilliant getting me back on my feet and full time training. She's very knowledgeable, was great at explaining the ins and out of my injury to me and putting together a full plan to ensure I'll be ready for my next event in December. As a keen athlete herself she has also given me additional advice on conditioning to help me improve my future performance and help prevent injury. I would happily recommend Lucy to those need a physio. In fact I have already given one recommendation to a colleague I work with!
Lucy originally graduated from Bristol with a degree in Physiology and Anatomy. From there she qualified as a physiotherapist after completing her Masters at Brunel in London. Pursuing her interest in the musculoskeletal side of physio she became the lead physio of an amateur rugby team before finding her interest in triathlon sports, injuries and prevention strategies.
Combining a passion for health and fitness, injuries and exercise physiology Lucy quickly found her way into private practice. Outside of clinic Lucy supports an annual multistage ultramarathon running event, works closely with local cycling and triathlon clubs and uses her pilates qualification for long-term management and reduction of back pain, optimising sporting performance and athlete injury prevention. Lucy recently expanded into rowing as physio for the men’s senior Great British rowing squad in Portugal during their pre-World Championship training camp. This was invaluable exposure into elite sport, optimal rowing biomechanics and frequently treated rowing-specific injuries.
Within her current practice, Lucy has experience with treating injuries of all body parts and strongly believes in turning an injury setback into a positive and using it as an opportunity to fine-tune the body’s biomechanics. This can be to simply cope with the daily demands and stress we put on the body or where appropriate to enhance an athlete’s skills using adjuncts such as tailored training schedules and nutritional advice.
Lucy continues to develop her skills and knowledge with regular courses and events. She feels it is important to go beyond the injury itself and instead treat the patient as a whole to understand what is important and driving them. Taking this to the extreme Lucy will be taking part in the multistage ultramarathon event in October instead of her usual physio role. She hopes to understand what motivates people to take part in these extreme events and apply it to any performance level within her clinical practice on a daily basis.