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 This review is to highly recommend Lucy (physiotherapist) who treated me for several months in 2018 to diagnose, rehabilitate and manage a bad over use injury in my knee. I hadn’t been able to run for months, however have since got through two ski trip and am back running (in time for beach Christmas in Aus) and self-managing my body.
Lucy is a really personable physio who shows genuine care for you as a person as well as your msk injury She was able to support me to develop treatment and rehab plans which I could adapt to my lifestyle, which, at times includes a lot of work travel and limited accessibility to a gym. We worked together (including keeping in touch by email) to build tailored strength and control programmes as well as incorporate other cardio fitness before gradually reintroducing running. When it came to the running she worked with me to adjust my gait with subtle changes to my technique which have helped in reducing the loading though my knee. I have also benefited from the clinic’s bio-mechanics assessment service, new orthotics and still use their remedial massage services when required. Finally the clinic has easy to use booking services and a very repsonsive and friendly admin team.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!
I started Physio with Lucy Sacarello back in September and haven’t looked back since. I suffered a horrendous injury and Lucy has continued to support me with her expertise and determination to recover effectively. Seeing Lucy every week was one of the highlights of my week for 6 months. As I knew she would provide me with confidence, strength and lots of laughs. All my friends and family know about Lucy’s professionalism and how much I value her. She is always willing to go the extra mile, which is extremely admirable for someone who has such a busy schedule. I was so taken away by Lucy’s kindness, attention to detail, effort and personal touches to all my rehab. Not to mention everyone who works in reception is absolutely lovely. Their consistent warm welcome every time you visit. They are also extremely kind and accommodating. Physio 4 Life is absolutely great and I’m so lucky to have spent my 6 month journey with Lucy and the team.
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 has now expanded into rowing as physio for the men’s senior Great British rowing squad during their pre-World Championship training camp and worked with the Cambridge University boat club in the lead up to the annual Oxford vs Cambridge Boat Race. These experiences were 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.