Testimonials

"Dawn is amazing both as a person and as a therapist. She is very professional and knowledgeable, and very talented at what she does. I had a couple of sessions and the results are excellent, my skin appearance and quality has greatly improved, I'm delighted with the treatment I've received, and I can't recommend her services highly enough."

“I was having back problems and a weight lifting issue with my arm. Dawn was able help alleviate my back pain and put me on a rehab regiment for my arm. I haven’t had pain in my back since and my arm has rehabbed nicely. I would highly recommend Dawn to anyone dealing with injuries or back pain.”

 

“I had problems with my wrists being very painful after carrying my heavy toddler... After a few physiotherapy and acupuncture sessions with Dawn the pain is completely gone. Dawn also assessed my body strength and showed me some exercises for my core muscles which were weakened after having a baby. My body now feels much stronger and is leaner, which has encouraged me to have more sessions with Dawn to maintain these welcome improvements, very happy with Dawn's services.” 

 

“I've never felt so fluid! Usually my back's aching or my knee is painful or my neck is sore. Nothing! Thank you. I'll be back.” 

 

“I highly recommend Dawn, she is extremely knowledgeable and professional, puts you at ease and is gentle but firm ~ just what I needed to sort my knee out.” 

 

“I had a fabulous session to a back issue today with Dawn. By the end of it I could touch my toes and my spirits were truly lifted. I highly recommend Dawn. Very professional but very personable.” 

 

“Very professional and effective. Lower back pain and poor posture from being hunched over my desk sorted without the need for medication.” 

 

“Thank you for your help.   I am not totally surprised at how my skin is improving as I was already a convert to facial acupuncture, but I am still amazed at how instantaneous the results are after every session. You know my skin concerns and I’m happy to use you for all my future treatments.  As far as the back goes, it's absolutely fine these days after the physio and acupuncture sessions and I feel my posture is improving. Thanks so much for your help!” 

FAQs

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a degree-based healthcare profession.  Physiotherapists use their knowledge and skills to improve a range of conditions associated with different systems of the body.  Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.  They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease.  The profession helps to encourage development and facilitate recovery, enabling people to stay in work while helping them to remain independent for as long as possible.

 

Do physiotherapists need to be registered with the HCPC?

Yes! It is a legal requirement that your physiotherapist is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).  This means that your practitioner will be closely regulated to ensure they are abiding by professional standards of practice, maintaining only the highest standards of care and that they are able to demonstrate their commitment to using the latest research and treatment methods to improve your condition.

Do Physiotherapist need to have chartered status?

No.  Being chartered provides a range of benefits for the Physiotherapist but it is not a legal requirement to practice.  It is not a qualification nor does it guarantee quality of treatment. 

 

What is Physio-Led Pilates?

Also known as Clinical Pilates, is a form of gentle-impact conditioning exercise that helps to strengthen the core and improve flexibility, restoring normal muscle balance in the body.  It also improves postural awareness and breathing-control to help you feel relaxed and refreshed after every class.  Physio-Led Pilates is suitable for almost everyone, including those with postural, spinal, musculoskeletal or neurological conditions.

 

What is medical acupuncture?

Medical acupuncture is the use of acupuncture that typically follows a diagnosis.  It can be used to treat a wide range of health conditions, but the most common reason to try medical acupuncture is for pain relief.   A course of acupuncture usually creates longer-lasting pain relief compared to a single treatment. Treatment might be once a week to begin with, then spaced at longer intervals as the condition responds.  A typical course of treatment lasts five to eight sessions.  In my experience, clients are reassured that they are receiving treatment from a qualified healthcare professional, fully regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council.  

How does acupuncture work?

Needling specific body parts is thought to stimulate sensory nerves under the skin and in the muscles of the body.  This results in the body producing natural substances, such as pain-relieving endorphins.  It is thought that these naturally released substances are responsible for the beneficial effects experienced from acupuncture.

“I started Pilates with Delaunay Therapy 5 months ago. It has been a revelation. My back is better than it's ever been and I know if I have any niggles my weekly session will help me out. Lovely to be running with so much more freedom of movement” 

Sam L - Pilates