UK Enterprise Awards 2018

68 SME NEWS / UK Enterprise Awards 2018 Company: CoActive Physio Contact: Sarah Stewart Address: 33 Filkins Lane, Boughton,Chester, CH3 5EJ, UK Phone: 07919 411845 Website: winters, assessing and treating ski and snowboard injuries. This lead to working alongside the British disabled ski team (British Parasnowsport) and travelling with them to both training and race events. Abi was a key member of the support staff working with British Parasnowport and loved spending time in the mountains with them and supporting the athletes on their journey to Pyeongchang 2018 winter Paralympics, where she had a pivotal role in helping them physically through the events. Abi also worked as part of the medical team at the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships in London, continuing her love of sports physiotherapy. As well as using traditional physiotherapy assessment and treatment techniques, Abi is a great fan of Pilates and enjoys practising it herself as well as teaching Pilates classes and 121 sessions. Abi has been trained by the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) and has extensive experience in teaching both classes and 121 sessions. Helen is the newest member of the team. After training at Manchester Metropolitan University, she graduated in 2007 with a BSc (HONS) in physiotherapy. During her early career in the NHS Helen gained valuable experience in a variety of areas, including oncology, orthopaedic surgery, out-patient physiotherapy and rehabilitation. She then moved to a private hospital in the Manchester area, specialising in orthopaedic surgery and musculoskeletal conditions. At the same time, she worked at a semi-professional rugby club, gaining four years’ valuable experience of sports injuries and musculoskeletal conditions. For the past few years, Helen has been working in private practice, gaining further experience in sports injuries, post operative orthopaedic surgery, as well as acute and chronic musculoskeletal problems affecting all age groups. Helen is trained in acupuncture, Pilates and other sports massage and taping techniques, such as kinesio taping and sports strapping. She is a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) and has trained with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates institute (APPI) in Pilates tuition. Located in KT Chaloner’s exclusive boutique personal training studio, CoActive Physio has the benefit of a stunning old coach house with exposed brick walls and wooden floors giving a truly fantastic environment in which clients can achieve their health and fitness goals. Physiotherapy is the core service at CoActive Physio, and as such the practice’s dedicated physiotherapists are fully chartered members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Therefore, every client can rest assured that they are in safe hands when they seek treatment at this expert practice. The team cover a wide range of conditions and treatments, including injury rehabilitation for muscles, joints, ligaments, and fractures; post-operative rehabilitation, such as total knee replacement, hip replacement, menisectomy, rotator cuff repair, and shoulder arthroplasty, among others; chronic aches and pains including back pain, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis; as well as whiplash and associated disorders. Solutions offered include manual therapy, exercise based rehabilitation, acupuncture, gait analysis, massage, sports strapping and kinesio taping as well as electrotherapy modalities, including pulsed ultrasound therapy, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), and interferential therapy. Alongside the vast array of treatments it offers, Coactive Physio also offers clinical Pilates classes for clients of all levels and abilities. All classes are taught by a chartered physiotherapist and certified Pilates instructor so that clients can enjoy a relaxing, beneficial experience in a safe environment. The team teach Pilates as part of the rehabilitation process for conditions such as back pain, shoulder injuries, and knee pain- but it is also great as a general muscle balance exercise regime for those without pain but who wish to improve their general posture/control/sport technique. Injury and pain prevention is a further benefit of the Pilates method. For those who are not sure whether Pilates is a good option, one to one Pilates sessions are available for a personal introduction to the Pilates method, with specific focus on the clients’ own goals. It is recommended that all clients have an initial physiotherapy assessment or a one to one Pilates session first before commencing the classes, to ensure that they get the most out of the classes. Pilates classes are taken in the top floor loft conversion studio, creating an airy and spacious room for focusing on improving those all-important core muscles. Treatment rooms are on both floors, allowing easy access for a range of clients. Overall, Sarah and her team treat a wide range of conditions and adhere to CoActive Physio’s moto: “Acting together to achieve your health and fitness goals” : recovery is a joint effort between therapist and patient and will only be successful if both parties are on board. This moto will remain the practice’s ongoing focus as it looks towards a bright and exciting future. CoActive Physio g