Here is a sample of the feedback we’ve recieved from our clients.
Repton School set up a partnership with Sports Medicine Partners 18 months ago to provide physiotherapy for our boarding school pupils without them leaving the site, and enabling direct feedback to our coaching staff on their injuries. We have seen the interest and service grow significantly, by around 300%, in this time and they have become an increasingly important strand of our performance teams.
This is undoubtedly down to the first class physiotherapy SMP provide, a view shared by staff and pupils alike, but also due to the way in which our pupils gain a greater understanding of their injury, the causes and the treatment methods by having it explained at their level, whilst in the most part maintaining their participation levels.
We have seen a wide range of injuries, from ligament sprains to stress fractures, and every one has been treated with the utmost care and attention, as well as the personal service that very few providers would offer.
Our link with SMP is now improving the performances of our young athletes, and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone involved in sport or activity, at any level.
Aviva Daily Telegraph School Sports Awards – ‘Independent School of The Year, Winners 2008′, ‘Independent School of The Year, Highly Commended 2010′.
My name is Sarah Holt, I am a Great Britain athlete, specializing in the hammer throw. I have represented my country through all of the age groups since being 16 years old; 8 years. My main goal for the future is to compete in the London Olympics in 2012.
I have experienced back problems on and off for around four years. Initially, in 2007 I injured my back in the weights room, causing disk herniation of the L4-5 vertebral disk. Although I had long periods of being fit and healthy the spells of injury caused by back pain were tremendously damaging to my ability to train and compete. I would train hard, hurt my back, take time off to recover, rehab and be back to square one, much of the work I had put in had been to little end result.
In July 2010 my back begun to tighten up and gradually I was in pain with almost any day to day movement. 2010 was an important year for me as it was the Commonwealth Games, potentially my first major championship. I did manage to compete at these championships. However, in the three months building up to the event my training was very sporadic, many weeks I could do nothing at all but ice my back to reduce the pain. At the Games, I was still in pain but managed to compete, not as well as I would have hoped but the result was reflective of the problems I had encountered through the Summer.
Following the Commonwealth Games and with two years remaining until the home Olympics I was still experiencing back pain. It was important for me to firstly get my body fit and healthy and again, and secondly do all in my power to ensure that I would have no further back flare ups. I have worked with Doctor Chakraverty for around two years as the UK Athletics team doctor. He believed that my back needed strengthening by means of prolotherapy. Although I was nervous about having to endure so many injections, I trusted his decision entirely.
Dr Chakraverty administered all three of my sessions of prolotherapy. I was very apprehensive but he was reassuring and made me feel more comfortable about the procedure. In the end, it wasn’t as bad as what I had initially thought it would be. Following the course of injections I have worked under Dr Chakraverty’s guidance, working daily on strengthening my back and core muscles in addition to stretching and mobilizing the region.
7 months past, my back is now in the best state it has every been. I have no pain at all through any areas of training. My performances are the best they have ever been and I am confident that these positive results will continue toward the Olympics. I believe that without having prolotherapy I wouldn’t be in the healthy state that I am in now. I am very grateful to Dr Chakraverty for his recommendation and also his continued support.
I’ve been to see more physios than I care to remember in the past 15 years. From dodgy knee’s, to groin strains, back problems and shoulder injuries, I seem to have had the lot.
I can categorically say that Paula is the best physio I’ve seen bar none. There was none of the usual baloney – cracking bones, getting me in loads of awkward positions etc – but what I felt was an honest course of action to fix an issue that I currently had and moreover to exercises to put in place to ensure that the injury didn’t re-occur. It has to be said by the way that this was after I’d been told by a surgeon that “I most likely needed an operation”.
Treatment aside, the practice is clean, warm and friendly which I feel is equally as important!
I would have no hesitation in recommending both Paula and Sports Medicine Partners in the future.
I experienced my first bout of back pain in August 2003 after lifting a heavy wooden garden table and I remember working at my desk on my knees for four months. I enlisted the help of a physiotherapist and eventually my back appeared to return to full strength. However, in January 2008 the problem returned after spending an inordinate amount of time working on my laptop and this time it didn’t really go away. I went to a chiropractor who seemed to make matters worse and by November 2008 was beginning to lose all hope of living without back pain. It was at this point I was recommended to a local physiotherapist who was said to be able to ‘work wonders’.
I worked with her for about three months and the exercises and manipulation she gave me would alleviate the pain and discomfort intermittently but it never went away. She felt that it was due to hypermobility that my problem was not improving significantly and she recommended that I go to Dr. Chakraverty for a course of prolotherapy injections. It was with some trepidation that I went and had the first course of treatment but I found the procedure far less painful than I had anticipated and recovered very quickly. I didn’t notice any significant difference until I had completed the third course of injections but from then on the improvement was dramatic and by December 2009 I was pain free and could sit comfortably on a chair, with a cushion, for a significant amount of time, something I hadn’t been able to do for nearly two years.
I recently have returned after two years for a booster as some discomfort was returning and I am looking forward to being pain free again. For me, prolotherapy injections have been amazing and allowed me to resume a full and active life.