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COVID-19 Tier 4 Pilates Update

Posted on 26th November 2020 by

Following the announcement on 23rd December that our area will be in Tier 4 restrictions from 26th December, we have carefully reviewed the details and unfortunately we will be unable to continue Pilates classes for the foreseeable future.

We are offering a number of options so that you can continue Pilates safely.

  1. Unlimited access to our live studio timetable classes. Please read full details of how to sign up for and join the live classes here.
  2. We can also offer you access to 100 pre-recorded classes on demand that you can access any time. If you’d like access to this, please drop us an email to pilates@gophysiotherapy.co.uk.
  3. Join our Facebook Pilates Community, as we plan to do some live classes there too!

3. If you’re not a current goPhysio Pilates member

We offer a range of ways for you to join Pilates with us at goPhysio, whether you’re completely new to Pilates, would like to return to Pilates or your usual Pilates classes aren’t running.

  1. Small Classes (Mat or Reformer) If you have a clinical need and would like to join our small classes, you’d need to come for a 1-2-1 Pilates induction session before joining a class. You can read more about our mat classes and how to join here. If you’re interested in Reformer Pilates, take a look here.
  2. 1-2-1 Mat or Reformer Pilates If you’d like to do in person Pilates, but not in a class environment, we also offer 1-2-1 Pilates sessions. Read more here.
  3. Live stream online classes We live stream our full Pilates class timetable. You can sign up for unlimited classes for £29/month or pay £5 per class. Full details and how to sign up and join live classes can be found here.
  4. On demand pre-recorded classes We have 100 pre-recorded classes ready for you to access at any time, as often as you like! Unlimited access is £29/month (or you can rent or buy and keep classes too). There’s a 7 day FREE trial when you sign up here.

As we settle into this new period of restrictions again, we may need to temporarily adjust the class timetable (face to face and live streamed), based on demand and staffing levels. We will of course keep you all informed of any changes. As with everything over the last 8 months or so, these plans are subject to change should the guidance or recommendations change at any point.

We would all like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your continued support, kind words and positive feedback during these challenging times.

We look forward to helping you to navigate through this latest challenge to our physical and mental health and want you to know we are here to support you in whatever way we can.

A few guides to help you…….

How to get the most from online classes

What level of Pilates should I do?

5 Key Elements of Pilates

Pilates Chandlers Ford


Patient Story: Calf pain

Posted on 26th November 2020 by

This patient’s story relates to a 35-year-old female, who attended goPhysio with calf pain.

When she first came to see Physio Charlotte, she described her pain as a muscular tightness in her calf, spreading up into her hamstring and buttock area.

Her pain had started within 24 hours of a weights session at the gym. She booked and attended her first appointment within 3-4 days of the pain starting.

More about her symptoms

The patient’s pain was intermittent and varied depending on certain activities. It was causing her to wake at night, and she found it difficult to get comfortable. Night-time was the most problematic time, whereas she barely noticed the pain during the day. 

What was causing her pain?

At her first appointment, Charlotte carried out a full and detailed assessment and it became clear that the source of the pain into her leg was her lower back, due to an impingement of a nerve in that area. Charlotte started her treatment during that first session and the patient was also given some exercises to do at home.

By the time she came for her second appointment, four days later, she had been sleeping without a problem and had no leg pain. She was acutely aware of her lower back (the source of the problem).  With subsequent treatment, we have seen a continued improvement. Treatments during the sessions have included myofascial release techniques, home exercises, soft tissue work, mobilisations, postural advice, and trigger point work.

The patient is counting to work on exercises for her lower back area to help ensure she reduces the risk of the injury returning.

goPhysio provided my treatment in a clean, welcoming environment.  My physiotherapist, Charlotte, was excellent.  She listened to my description of symptoms and identified the source of my pain after taking a detailed history and conducting an initial examination.  During treatment she always explained what she was doing and why, which helped me to better understand my recovery goals.  I am delighted with my progress to date and look forward to continuing positive progress.

Carol, November 2020
goPhysio Patient story calf pain

Bringing Positive Steps To You!

Posted on 25th November 2020 by

Positive Steps is back!

We’ve missed doing our Positive Steps exercise classes and seeing you all every week, enjoying exercising, getting your bodies moving and chatting away!

The Sports Therapy team have been working tirelessly to find a way to bring these popular classes back by making sure our COVID secure clinic is suitable for these small group sessions in the Strong Room. Thank you to those who gave feedback on how you wish to see Positive Steps going forward.

Following government guidance, we’re unable to run the classes as before. However, we’re happy to say that our first COVID friendly Positive Steps Zoom class is taking place Friday 4th December at 1pm.

  • Call us on 023 8025 3317 to book your place for our Live Stream class. You’ll then receive an email which will contain your Zoom link. A second remind email will then be sent 1 hour before the class is due to start.

OR

  • Register your interest in pre-recorded classes for you to enjoy in your own time by replying back to this email.

You’ll need is a chair and access to a screen to see us. We’ll also be using equipment that you can find at home so don’t panic if you do not own a set of small dumbbells or floor dots. The classes will be ‘home workout‘ friendly and we’ll explain everything else you’ll need beforehand via email.

We use a class management system called TeamUp which links with Zoom, in order for us to bring the same great class to you at home. You’ll receive an email from TeamUp asking you to confirm your registration, which we would have started for you.

If you had any other questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Francesca, Rosie and Will are looking forward to see you again soon! 

What is Positive Steps?

Positive Steps is an exercise programme designed specifically for older people – to help you gain balance, flexibility, strength and stability. The exercises are not too strenuous and can be adapted to all abilities. We normally run these small group sessions a few times a week at goPhysio in Chandlers Ford, but due to the COVID restrictions, this isn’t currently possible.

Can’t make the online class?

Take a look at some exercises you can do at home here.


Give the gift of health & wellbeing this Christmas

Posted on 15th November 2020 by

What a year it’s been. With Christmas fast approaching, it’s giving people maybe a little glimmer of hope, something to look forward to.

As people start planning their Christmas shopping, it’s heartwarming to hear that many people are thinking more about shopping local, supporting local businesses and moving away from the commercialised and materialistic gift buying, that we so often see.

If this years taught us anything, it’s that our health and wellbeing really is one of the most valuable things we have.

So, what better gift to give this year than something to help your friends or family invest in theirs. Sometimes they just need a little nudge in the right direction.

Do you know someone who has an issue that causes ongoing pain, that is slowly limiting their life? Are you noticing someone slowing down, not doing as much as they used to or often worrying about and injury that keeps coming back? Has the stress of this year taken it’s toll, with neck pain and headaches becoming a regular part of life?

We offer gift vouchers for any amount that can be used for any of our services. Any vouchers purchased in 2020, will be valid for the whole of 2021.

What sort of things could I buy a voucher for?

Here’s a few ideas…..

  • A 45 minute sports & soft tissue massage appointment to help ease away stress, strains and tension, £59. (Also available is a 6 pack of 45 min massages for £295, saving £59 on the full price).
  • A 45 minute physiotherapy assessment to get to the bottom of a stubborn, new or recurring injury that might be slowing someone you know down, £79.
  • A 1-2-1 Pilates session, £49. Perfect for anyone you know that might have been talking about starting Pilates for a while but aren’t sure where to start or whether they’ll be able to do it. Why not combine with a pair of Pilates socks too!
  • A 1-2-1 exercise based rehab session, £59, to tackle an ongoing injury, it’s like a clinical personal training session, a great way to have a bespoke exercise programme put together to target an injury or long term condition, that can be continued independently or with our help.
  • An online Pilates class or access to online classes (from £5)

You can buy a gift voucher for any amount, we can be totally flexible.

We also have foam rollers, massage balls, Pilates socks and other little accessories available to accompany your voucher.

How do I buy someone a voucher?

In person

  1. If you’re local, you can pop into the clinic (we’re open Monday – Friday 8am – 8.30pm) and buy a voucher for any amount.
  2. We’ll provide you with a voucher and Christmas gift card.

Over the phone

  1. Call us on 023 8025 3317 and lets us know what voucher you’d like to buy.
  2. We’ll take secure payment over the phone.
  3. We’ll take all the details we need and post out your voucher and gift card, either to the buyer or recipient (with a personal message too if you like!).
Christmas Gifts from goPhysio