AJ is passionate about empowering and assisting you in healing your injury, and preventing it’s recurrence. She aims to guide your return to optimal health. AJ has postgraduate qualifications in exercise and sports science, is an ISM practitioner and has numerous other qualifications. She has a particular interest and experience in treating Foot and Ankle conditions and thoracic/rib pain or dysfunction. She treats all areas of the body.
After 20 years of working in private practice with clients ranging from elite athletes to stressed office workers, from all age groups, AJ has learnt there are no recipe treatments. Every patient is an individual and every injury therefore has different characteristics and the best way it responds to treatment. She assesses the whole body, not just the injured part, to get an idea of the original source of your injury to treat it effectively and completely. This is for two reasons; 1. pain is not always felt at its source. 2. An injury can be the result of a previous injury and how the body has compensated for that injury. A-J listens to your story and to what you hope to gain from the treatment; pain relief, improved flexibility, ability to walk long distances, return to sport, sleep well etc. AJ understands the importance of supporting a person through rehabilitation and enabling them to keep active while healing.
Liz Bennett has been a physiotherapist and yoga teacher for over 10 years, having worked with people in a huge variety of settings, both in a hands on physiotherapy capacity and teaching yoga. Liz integrates the two modalities effectively, offering you progressive manual physiotherapy, with a focus on finding the underlying causes of pain or loss of function rather than just managing the symptoms. With the skills of a yoga therapist and physiotherapist, Liz can provide you with a musculoskeletal assessment to help you understand your current issue then treat the symptoms as well as the contributing factors to the problem. She will integrate therapeutic exercise, applying the principles of individualised yoga as appropriate, and can also help you to modify your current yoga practice to allow your body to heal optimally. You are likely to develop a stronger, more trusting relationship with your spine and whole body with Liz’s assistance. Your self- management is important, just as skilled manual therapy is very useful for getting you feeling better again.