Berkshire Physiotherapy has seen three generations involved in its organisation and so we can truly call ourselves a family run business. Many of our patients have remained with us for years and we pride ourselves that we have treated their families too, from babies to grandparents. We aim to give you a warm friendly welcome as well as professional treatment and enough information to help you understand your condition. We stay up to date with the latest advancements in physiotherapy treatment. Our centre includes a large gym, 8 physiotherapy and 2 massage rooms as well as beauty therapy.

Profiles

Jim Adkins: I set up Berkshire Physiotherapy nearly 30 years ago and many patients still remember the early days of the clinic when it was run in rooms at the back of the Greyhound Pub. I’m proud that I now share my passion with over 30 staff and we work hard as a team to provide the very best treatment in relaxed surroundings. I spent my early days at Arsenal FC and I’ve been involved over the years in many of the county’s sports teams, Commonwealth Games and have treated a large number of GB athletes.

Carol Adkins: I’ve been with the clinic as a Director for 30 years and continue to have passion for my role. I specialise in Neurology and am committed to assisting my patients to get the most out of their life despite complex physical problems. I like to ensure that exercise sessions make patients feel good about themselves and give a sense of hope that even small steps in progress are worthwhile. I’ve brought up a family in this time too and when time allows I paint and spend time gardening.

Sharon Brogden: I have been qualified as a physiotherapist for over 20 years. My main interest is in musculoskeletal injuries caused by work and sport. I have a keen interest in the treatment of BPPV (vertigo) and I also specialise in women’s health – an interest that started when I had my own child! I enjoy going on regular courses to keep up to date with current practice. My remaining free time I enjoy spending with my family.

John Matthews: I have been working at Berkshire Physiotherapy for over 7 years and have over 16 years’ experience. My areas of specific interests are the foot and ankle due to my own past experience of surgery and rehabilitation. I am the specialist for orthotics and use my expertise to create a custom build orthotics for numerous conditions.  I also enjoy treating all musculoskeletal conditions.  I am a big Brighton fan and love all sports and enjoy playing golf. I have two lovely children and try to get a good work life balance.

Danny Horscroft: My passion for physiotherapy was developed through playing sports and I qualified as a physiotherapist at Brunel University in 2013. I have a particular interest in treating sporting injuries and tendinopathies. I base huge importance in keeping my physiotherapy skills up to date and evidence-based by attending regular courses and reading up on the latest research. In my spare time I enjoy playing football, going to the gym and the occasional round of golf.

Lizzie McDermott: I first studied Physiology then did a Masters in Physiotherapy. I treat all musculoskeletal conditions and specialise in temporomandibular joint problems and women’s health. I worked in the Channel Islands for a number of years and was the physio for the Great Britain Deaf Women football team and was at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. I have recently set up Pilates at the clinic and run one to one sessions and small groups in a lovely church hall near to the clinic.

Julian Court: I’m the Personal Trainer at the clinic and work closely with the physiotherapists. I have an Advanced Personal Trainer Certification with Premier Global, am a Kettlebell Instructor and in addition I am a qualified Weight Lifting Instructor with the British Amateur Weight Lifting Association. I have recently become qualified in Postural Assessment & Corrective Exercise prescription. In my spare time I like to draw - specialising in pen and pencil portraits.

Hannah Barnes: My career in physiotherapy began here 14 years ago when I started as a physiotherapy assistant. Since qualifying I have travelled to various countries including California and Australia to continue my career in physiotherapy and passion for surfing. I love being outdoors and keeping fit and healthy with yoga and running. I have been fortunate enough to work with leading shoulder specialists and in various sports and injury rehabilitation clinics.

Physiotherapy works. My old problems are behind me. Mike

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