Attending your appointment: what to expect…

When you arrive for your appointment we will invite you into the building once you have reconfirmed your symptom free status. We ask you to wear a face covering for the safety of our team, and we will greet you wearing the appropriate PPE for your safety.

We will conduct as much of your appointment remotely to maximise the time you are at clinic for essential assessment and treatment that can not be done remotely.

Following our Risk Assessment we have implemented specific processes which address all the controllable risks. These include;

  • Team health screening prior to each clinic
  • A controlled one-way system
  • Reduced numbers of the team on site at any one time
  • Staggered appointments & time inbetween to allow for extensive cleaning & airing of rooms
  • Clear distance markers throughout the building
  • Numerous hand sanitising stations with guidance to ensure effectiveness
  • Appropriate PPE
  • Enhanced cleaning processes; related to virus protocols

Please get in contact if we can help at all: enquiries@impactphysio.co.uk / 07977 239893

COVID-19 Action Plan

To all our clients at Impact Physio

We are monitoring the situation closely and are following the guidance of our governing bodies, the local health authorities and World Health Organization (WHO), to ensure we are doing our part to keep you and our wider communities safe. 

If you have any concerns about attending your appointment, then please don’t hesitate to contact us. If you need to reduce your risk due to personal or wider responsibilities to others, are within a vulnerable category yourself or need to self-isolate due to a persistent new cough or have a fever then please don’t physically attend your appointment.

We are able to offer either telephone consultations or video links to enable your management to continue. In most cases we can continue to offer assessment, advice and our classes in a virtual environment therefore avoiding contact risk.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss this further or make contact prior to your scheduled time to organise this.

If you are well and able to keep your appointment then we can assure you that we continue to maintain our high standards of infection control. We have also increased vigilance with the most-touched surfaces like door handles, credit card readers, and restrooms. We also ensure our team are following guidelines regarding their own health. 

We wish you all the best at this time and thank-you for your continued support. 

2020 changes

A new decade, new challenges… 

This year we are have rebooked some of our favourite challenges – continuing our quest to surf better! We have changed our 3 peak challenge to the “10 Peaks in the Lakes” and added a cool down “Great North Swim” the following day! Of course this will all be accompanied by lashings of cake in true Impact style raising money for some great causes.

This year Phil – who has been a stalwart at the clinic for over 10 years has been offered a full-time role at Nottinghamshire CCC, we wish him all the best and can’t wait until the close season already for him to re-join us!

We welcome Ben Trevor-Jones who has come over from Sydney University Sports Injury Clinic to join Derbyshire CCC for a PT role with the second team, he will be based at all 4 of our clinics!

Jenny Horrigan has recently joined us to offer Pelvic health services, this service is in massive demand and is an intervention that following assessment can make a huge impact on peoples lives. Jenny is based at Long Eaton & Pride Park.

Tom Lamb joins us for 6 months while he is completing his Sports Medicine Masters at The University of Nottingham, Tom has previously worked at Crewe Alexandra.

Lorraine Geutjens has completed her “return to work” HCPC registration after family time and now works PT with us at the Long Eaton base. Lorraine has experience working within the MOD and Nottingham City Hospital in MSK.

And lastly but not least Ali Crewesmith who also works at the Physio Dept. at London Road Community Hospital will be based at our Kedleston Road / University of Derby clinic on a Monday evening.

 

Healthy happy lifestyles

We’re all getting ready for Christmas and hopefully looking forward to some time off to spend some quality time away from our daily routines. It’s at this time of year too that we often look to consider what 2018 might bring us and what we might like to change.

We all want to try and live a happy healthy life and the role of exercise is key. However, with busy lifestyles work can often get in the way and if we are involved in repetitive or sedentary job roles this may be detrimental both physically or mentally.

Many people spend a large proportion of their time at work. It’s common to feel too busy doing your job to take the time to consider how it impacts on your health.

Office workers particularly spend hours sitting still and carrying out repetitive tasks. The human body isn’t designed for this; we’re supposed to be moving around, so all this time spent at a desk needs to be well managed and regular breaks to maintain activity are advised. Often long periods of inactivity can lead to general back ache and/or neck and shoulder pain.

Other problems include feeling pressurised, anxious and low in mood. These types of conditions are experienced by most adults from time to time. If identified early and managed well, they should not result in time off from work.

There are several steps you can take to ensure you incorporate enough physical activity into your day to help you stay fit and healthy for work. These include:

  • Getting some fresh air every day
  • Doing easy exercises every couple of hours
  • Taking micro breaks
  • Simple stretches to keep mobile
  • Ensuring your work station is comfortable

Source: http://www.csp.org.uk/publications/fit-work 

We hope you have a wonderful Christmas time, a special thanks goes out to all those who will be working continuing to look after us either through health services or safety. The whole Impact Team wishes you a Happy 2018!

National Three Peaks Challenge

So we did it!   

 

July 18/19th a team of us set off up to Ben Nevis for the start of the national 3 peaks challenge. Driven by the awesome Sara – we arrived in time for a meal before heading off up the mountain – we were fortunate enough to have clear skies – great views – and if anything slightly too hot at 25 degrees! We enjoyed a panorama at the summit and beautiful skies on the descent, arriving back at the van with a few minutes of daylight spare – total climbing time of 5 hours 40!

 

The walking team slept to Scafell while Sally kept Sara company chatting all the way – a few minor detours for road closures we arrived at Brackenclose carpark at 04:20 – 10 minutes ahead of schedule. Good news as Jo was waiting to join us – fresh legs and enthusiasm to boost the team for a sunrise ascent!

Once again created with clear skies, although a bit windier – we took the scramble route at hollow stones to mix up the walk. Once again fab views from the summit with clouds in the distance – threatening but kept away.

Unfortunately Chris had to make a slow descent struggling with a sore achilles but, the rest of the team made the most of dipping their feet in the stream as by then we had paired up with another group of firefighters doing the same challenge and timings so chris was happy descending with a fella with a sore knee!

 

 

We headed off to Snowdon 90 minutes behind the schedule so decided to enjoy the challenge rather than race for a 24 hour finish – but once again Sara made great time so while the team slept (again!) we got to Pen-y-pass at 14:20 to meet Louise – another welcome sight – clean, fresh and raring to go – although the rain was lashing and thunder rolling – luckily out of the valley by that time!

We made a 2 hour ascent which meant we got to the top of Snowdon within the 24 hours, and made a steady descent as by that time the route down was pretty much a waterfall! Wet and soggy hugs and high fives back at the carpark – the end of an awesome event.

 

 

 

We’re delighted to have raised nearly £800 for a fantastic cause. Thank-you for all your support.

Impact Physio Nat 3 peaks challenge

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https://theairambulanceservice.org.uk

 

 


 

 

Winners @RobinHoodHalf

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Once again – we are putting our feet up after a fantastic and busy day.

Well done to every one who took part in this years event. Thanks for sharing your medals and stories – 510 runners had a massage / treatment after their race. Well done to our twitter buddies who won a post race day massage and rolls of rock tape. A huge thank-you goes to the students from The University of Nottingham and Sheffield Hallam University who put in a long days shift, gaining valuable experience and developing their skills. Also to Tanya and her team of students from Active Therapy based in Loughborough, and several independent therapists who joined our team too. Thanks too goes to RockTape for donating huge rolls of tape and Patterson Medical for loaning a van full of couches.

See you again next year!

Ikano Bank Robin Hood Marathon 2016

We are delighted to be official race partners again for the 9th year running – no pun intended!

We will be based in the massage tent again on race day for pre and post event massage and available to assess any injuries. We are also supporting the corporate and elite runners. Once again – none of this would be possible without the support from The University of Nottingham and Sheffield Hallam Physiotherapy and Sport Rehabilitation students who are helping us raise funds for the race charities.

We are also offering the change to win a free post event massage – follow us on twitter @ImpactPhysio and tweet us with your number. The winner will be chosen the day after the race.

 

Don’t forget to call us pre race day if you have any niggles that are concerning you

0115 9721319

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Rushcliffe 10k

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massageA great day at the Rushcliffe 10k – pre & post race massage. Over 700 runners, we think we met a good deal of you!

Supported again by the fantastic students at The University of Nottingham. Thanks to all your kind donations, we added to the funds of the race charity Cerebral Palsy Sport.

http://www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/10k/

If you need any physio then use your 20% discount off your physio assessment and 10% off follow up treatments before Easter. Just book a session and mention you ran in this years event, then bring your shiny medal to show off and confirm your discount.

Ikano Robin Hood marathon & half-marathon

With less than a week until this year’s marathon and half-marathon, final preparations are being made!

If you have any concerns about injuries then book to see us now in clinic for assessment, treatment or advice. 10% discount to all runners registered to run in the event this Sunday.

Massage appointments are also available at the clinics we have in Nottingham and Derby, to book before or after the event. Don’t forget to visit us in the massage tent on the day and donate to the event charities, this year; Framework, Maggie’s and Nottingham Hospitals Charity. We are also based in the corporate and VIP tents.

We look forward to meeting you!

http://www.frameworkha.org/

https://www.maggiescentres.org/

http://nottinghamhospitalscharity.org.uk/

Phil on tour to South Africa

Lots of sun, cricket, steak and occasional heavy rain!

Having recently returned from a two week tour to South Africa with the England Womens U-19 squad, I have now readjusted to the rapidly dropping temperature of the English winter.

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Squad Photo (I am second from the top-left!)

Two largely successful weeks were had with challenges both on and off the pitch. The first ever England U-19 tour proved a challenge for the players unlucky to lose the T20 series 2-1 against the emerging South Africa team but the players bounced back for a 3-0 win in the one day series with the final match going down to a last over nail-biter where we took the last wicket with South Africa needing 2 runs for victory.

Despite most of my friends and colleagues believing me to be off for a holiday in the sun, early starts and late nights were often the order of the day to ensure the girls were well prepared for either training and match days with endless pool recovery and stretching sessions interspersed with the joys of ice baths (which we decided as coaching staff to endure to show some solidarity).

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The players many of which on their first major international tour coped well with the tough conditions of 30°C+ heat and change in environment training at altitude. Thankfully were no dietary concerns at least for the staff providing you liked steak (which was top drawer).

Days off were spent shopping or catching up on study for the players or treating the injuries for me which happen on a long tour although thankfully nothing too serious. There was a chance to spend a great morning coaching some of the local school children in the area at the Potchefstroom Central School cricket festival. The kids had a fantastic level of enthusiasm and enjoyment for the sport. The next generation of South African cricketers?

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Despite us losing the opportunity to play the full South African team due to heavy rain (the first since April) the tour was a great experience for the players and staff alike, made easier by the fantastic facilities and our hosts at the Potchefstroom University.

Coronavirus

In this unprecedented time, we encourage you to continue to put your health & well being first.

Whatever your pain / problem please make contact and we can help you.

Things are changing fast – for the latest information, please see our Coronavirus page.