Recently I had to find a local physio. I had been going to my previous one for many years but have lived in Tolworth for a while now and thought I should try to support a local business. I can thoroughly recommend Manor Drive Physio. Chris is very knowledgeable and professional.
I am a lady in her mid-fifties who has Cerebral Palsy. This affects all four limbs and I can only walk short distances unaided. Getting older I am experiencing more pain in various parts of my body which had begun to affect my daily living.
Chris was quick to identify the problems and through manipulation and gentle exercise my pain has reduced significantly and painkillers are no longer on my weekly shopping list. The tips that Chris gave me in terms of trying to move in different ways has been instrumental in managing my pain. Sometimes it’s the simple tips that I have made such a difference to my everyday life.
Frequent falls have an impact on my pain areas. To reduce the risk of falling Chris devised a six-month programme with fortnightly sessions focusing on exercises that would strengthen my weaker leg and improve my balance. Through these sessions and a great deal of hard work and commitment on my part in between sessions, my balance has improved which have meant significantly reduced falls.
I have had many positive outcomes from this programme but my favourite one has to be that I now have the strength and confidence to take myself on shopping trips using the walker rather than relying on somebody to get my scooter in and out of the car. Increasing my independence.
Chris’s positive attitude towards my disability, encouragement, and support has spurred me on to improve my mobility and to try things I haven’t done for years. I would recommend Chris’s service to anybody in a similar position to myself.
Julie, Worcester Park
Chris really takes the time to diagnose properly, and clearly makes an effort to understand the context of the injury and recovery, as well the personal aspirations of the patient. I was appreciative of the effort he took to explain his process and how he clearly demonstrated the effects, both obvious and less obvious, of the injury I sustained (lower back). I made a quick recovery and returned to sport slightly ahead of schedule, and I am confident that it is in no small part to his contribution. Highly recommended.
Lewis, New Malden
"Over the last few years Manor Drive Physios have managed my many aches and pains to the extent that I am now many years older but yet participating in much more regular and strenuous activities than before – I could not do this without the on-going maintenance and support of Chris . Thank you. Alan , Putney
"I just wanted to put into words my gratitude and thanks to you for your help, diagnosis and treatment of my recent injury. I must admit that because of the distance involved, me in Nottingham and you in London, I wondered what you would be able to do! That said, what you did was amazing. Following the pictures that I sent you with the injured area highlighted with a sharpie marker (genius idea) and the extensive 25-30 minute consultation on the phone you identified and diagnosed the problem and told me how to treat it. That doesn’t tell the whole story though, your undoubted extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology is very impressive and the patient way you explained to me exactly what was happening with the injury, why it was happening and even why it occurred was incredible. Even though we have never met face to face I felt completely at ease talking to you and explaining myself. It was clear, just by conversation, that you cared and were committed to “fixing” me as soon as you could.
Following the treatment techniques that you suggested I am happy to report that there have been no more issues and the injury has completely healed. If you can do this over the phone and with instruction only, what you could achieve face to face must be even more impressive. I assure you, if I lived within a 50 mile radius of where you are I would come to you for treatment every time I needed any."
Ian, Nottingham (telephone consultation - February 2017)