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 have been a director of the clinic for 25 years and have specialised in Neurology for 22. I am passionate about helping patients find solutions to their mobility problems - my motto is ‘never give up’ and current research is supporting that even in long term conditions physiotherapy can be extremely helpful. Outside of work I have a love for all things artistic and I am learning to print, design and paint.

Sharon Brogden: I have been qualified as a physiotherapist for nearly 20 years and my main interest is in musculoskeletal injuries caused by work and sport. I also specialise in women’s health – and my interest started when I had my own child – I feel experience speaks volumes! I enjoy going on regular courses to keep up to date with current practice and outside of work I follow the Bracknell Bees Ice Hockey Team as I am the team physio and the players link with the clinic. My remaining free time I enjoy spending with my family.

John Matthews: I qualified as a physiotherapist in 2003 and I am a keen sportsman playing football and golf at varying standards! I treat all musculoskeletal conditions and I am the specialist physiotherapist for orthotic assessments using the latest laser scanning techniques.

Ryan White: I qualified as a physiotherapist in 2007 and my clinical interest in musculoskeletal injuries stems from my enjoyment of sports, in particular football and golf, although with family responsibilities most of my football is the fantasy variety! I have previously worked at Portsmouth football club and treated the academy players. I have completed post graduate courses in acupuncture and Pilates, and coordinate the Pilates classes at the clinic.

Lizzie McDermott: I first studied Physiology and then went on to do a Masters in physiotherapy at Kings College London – I have had 8 years experience in musculo-skeletal injuries and women’s health. Like all our physios at Berkshire Physio I have experience in Kinesiotaping. I have worked in the Channel Islands for a number of years and supported the Guernsey Football Academy seniors, and I was also was the physio for the Great Britain Deaf Women Football Team at the European Deaf Football championships.

Julian Court: I am an experienced Fitness trainer with a working knowledge of programme design, kettle ball training, free weights and body weight training. I have a diploma in advanced personal training, and an Active level 2 certificate in fitness, I also have a diploma in Nutritional Medicine. What you may not know about me is I have experience with Grand National jockeys, boxers and rowers, but I love helping those at any level who just want to get fit.

Physiotherapy works. My old problems are behind me. Mike

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