What’s New this Month:
- We now offer Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy
- Welcome to Courtney
- Introducing Mr. Ali Na
- Tour de France is around the corner
Welcome to our June newsletter of 2021. We are delighted to introduce Courtney to our team this month. Courtney will be working for us Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
Courtney is originally from Ottawa, Canada and a qualified physiotherapist who graduated from Brunel University with a Masters’ of Science in Physiotherapy. She previously studied Kinesiology at Western University in Canada.
Clinically, Courtney has experience working in orthopaedics, musculoskeletal injury, neurological conditions, and with professional sports teams.
Courtney has a special interest in the post-operative rehabilitation, especially with ACL reconstructions. Courtney uses a mixture of manual therapy and personalised rehabilitation exercise programs, tailoring to patient’s individual needs. She is motivated in helping her patients achieve their recovery goals, by providing excellent treatment and creating a positive, encouraging environment throughout their rehabilitation journey.
Meet the Specialist Mr. Ali Narvani
PhysioSW19 in our continued partnership with the Fortius Clinic would like to introduce you to Mr. Ali Narvani who is a specialist Consultant of the shoulder and elbow working at the Fortius Clinic on Worple Road.
His specialist interests include open and arthroscopic shoulder and elbow surgery including tendon repair, stabilisations, trauma, and arthroplasty (joint replacement). Ali has completed a MSc (Distinction) in Sports Medicine and has membership of Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine
Fortius remains open for consultations, diagnosis and treatment and have introduced enhanced protective measures to maintain the highest level of patient safety.
Tour de France
If you have ever had a bad day at work just remember it could be worse. Imagine 6 hours in the saddle cycling up not one but sometimes three mountains all over 1,000 metres and then doing it again the next day, in fact cycling for 3 whole weeks for over 2,000 miles. That is what makes the Tour one of the hardest sporting events in the world.
This year promised to be an interesting one it was a literal who’s who of cycling, Geraint, Pogacar (incumbent champ), Alaphilippe, Roglic, Wout van Aert and Mathieu van der Poel. Its looks as though Pogacar has it all wrapped by the half way point with an incredibly impressive performance from the man in yellow. However, great to see Mark Cavendish back to winning ways and fingers cross he can beat Merckx’s record!
Tips from the pro’s
Bike fit! Whether you are doing 200km in a day or just cycling to the shops a correctly fitted bike is a must. Incorrect saddle height, hand bars or, a bike that is just too small could create significant problems with your pelvis, lower back, and knees. Unfortunately, a bike fit is not an exact science, and it requires someone with experience to assess your positioning and exercise needs and know more than a little about cycling/bikes. Charlie our clinical lead can help you in this department in not only improving your bike fit but, also provide a tailored rehab program to help you ride like a pro. Chapeau!