Click & Book Online Now

Call us now: 023 8025 3317

Open Day Success!

Posted on 19th September 2017 by

We had a fantastic day on Saturday, as we welcomed so many people through our doors to experience many of the different services we have on offer here at goPhysio in Chandlers Ford, meet our team and find out more about our lifesaving defibrillator.

Visitors on the day took part in Pilates classes, our Active Backs classes for people who want to gain confidence again exercising with back pain, Positive Steps classes for the later years of life and Yoga with Marianne.

We were also delighted to offer free sports massage taster sessions, free injury advice clinics with our Physiotherapists & Sports Therapists and carried out lots of computerised foot analyses.

Linda, a local community first responder, kindly offered some basic CPR training and dispelled many myths about using a public access defibrillator.

It was wonderful meeting so many local people. Thank you for your support!

goPhysio Chandlers Ford Open Day goPhysio Chandlers Ford Open Day

goPhysio Chandlers Ford Open Day goPhysio Chandlers Ford Open Day

goPhysio Chandlers Ford Open DaygoPhysio Chandlers Ford Open Day

goPhysio Chandlers Ford Open Day

goPhysio Chandlers Ford Open Day

 

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSaveSaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave


All About Defibrillators

Posted on 9th June 2017 by

A defibrillator (AED) is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart through the chest AED Chandlers Ford
wall to someone who is in cardiac arrest.

This high energy shock is called defibrillation, and it’s an essential life saving step in the chain of survival.

If you come across someone who has had a cardiac arrest, it’s vital to call 999 and start CPR. Then you should find out if there is a defibrillator nearby. Where we are in Chandlers Ford, there is very limited access to an AED. Given that we’re in a very busy, central location – we thought it would be a great idea to provide one for the local community.

You will often find defibrillators available in public places such as train stations, shopping centres, airport and leisure centres. These defibrillators are often known as public access defibrillators (PAD) as anyone can use them in an emergency. You shouldn’t be afraid of using a defibrillator if someone has had a cardiac arrest.

You can find out more about CPR here.

We’re planning on covering 50% of the cost of purchasing and installing the defibrillator. We will also be responsible for ongoing running and maintenance costs. We’re asking for your help to raise money for the other 50%. Please visit our Just Giving Page if you’d like to donate.

Thank you!


Steps To A Healthier Heart

Posted on 6th June 2017 by

On Friday 9th June, we’re joining The British Heart Foundation for ‘Wear It, Beat It’ and wearing red to officially launch our new fundraising campaign to raise money to purchase a defibrillator for public use, to be located outside our clinic in Chandlers Ford.

Whilst an AED is a potentially life saving piece of kit, we also want to play a part in helping prevent cardiac disease. Our role in this is to help promote and keep people physically active by offering a speedy recovery from injuries and helping minimise ‘rest’ time and time out of sports and hobbies.

Here’s a little reminder of 7 steps you can take to help you have a healthier heart. If you’re in the clinic on Friday, why not join us to wear red too! #WearItBeatIt

Heart disease prevention infographic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


AEDs Save Lives – We Need Your Help!

Posted on 31st May 2017 by

AED Fundraising Our team at goPhysio undergo regular first aid training. Part of this always involves training on how to use an Defibrillator or AED. What struck the team, was firstly how crucial having access to an AED is for survival rates from a cardiac episode, but secondly, how easy they are to use.

The first aid trainer showed us an app to find our nearest AED and the nearest ones to us in our section of Bournemouth Road in Chandlers Ford are at Park Surgery on Hursley Road (only available during opening hours) and further down Bournemouth Road at the dentist.

Given the numbers of people that are in the area, using our facilities and those other local businesses in the vicinity, having access to an AED could save crucial minutes and ultimately save a life.

Currently, over 30,000 people suffer an out of hospital cardiac arrest in the UK every year, without immediate treatment 90-95% of these victims will die. The only definitive treatment to Sudden Cardiac Arrest is immediate CPR along with a life-saving shock from a defibrillator. Having a readily available defibrillator in public locations will help to increase survival statistics and will protect those in the area against SCA. In the event of a cardiac arrest, if CPR and defibrillation are provided within 3-5 minutes of collapse, a victim’s chances of survival can increase from 6% to 74%.

There are actually very few easily accessible defibrillators available in the area. The one we purchase and install will be in a wall cabinet stored safely outside our clinic and accessibly so it can be quickly retrieved in an emergency 24 hours a day. All our staff are first aid trained, and will be at hand if needed.

We’re officially launching our fundraising campaign on Friday 9th June to co-incide with the British Heart Foundation’s Wear It Beat It campaign. Our team killall be wearing red that day to help raise awareness of the life saving research that the British Heart Foundation carries out and to kickstart our fundraising campaign.

Here at goPhysio we are looking to match fund 50% of the cost of the AED and installation, so we’re looking to raise £1100. We will cover the reminding cost and ongoing running and maintenance costs.

If you’d like to donate towards this life saving piece of equipment for your local area, visit our Just Giving page. Thank you!

#WearItBeatIt #AEDSavesLives