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1 Physiotherapy We believe hospitals can be better

2 We believe hospitals can be better better by partnership Our hospitals are co-managed by everyone who works with Circle, including our doctors and nurses. This means every partner is invested in providing the highest quality of care to our patients. Ninety-four per cent of our partners would reccommend working at CircleReading to friends and family 1. better clinical care All Circle hospitals are led by our surgeons, physicians, and clinicians. They spend the most time with our patients so they are empowered to make the best decisions. Our dedication to patient care is reflected in zero reported cases of MRSA at CircleReading Based on staff performance reviews held in CircleReading has had zero cases of MRSA since opening to date correct at time of printing % of patients surveyed in CircleReading s first year of opening, between August 2012 to August better patient experience Our surroundings feel like a five-star hotel rather than a hospital. At CircleReading, you will find a healing environment, with en-suite private bedrooms complete with sofa beds for overnight visitors. We have no restrictions on visiting hours, free on-site parking and delicious, locally sourced meals prepared by a chef who joined us from a Michelin starred restaurant. This is why 99.5% of patients surveyed would recommend CircleReading to family and friends 3.

3 Our approach It is inevitable that at some point in our lives many of us will experience physical discomfort, musculoskeletal pain or suffer from a sporting injury. This may be the result of doing too much, not enough, or simply the demands of everyday life. Here at CircleReading, we provide a range of physiotherapy treatments for patients from all walks of life. You will receive effective treatment to relieve pain, restore movement, and prevent any further problems. We have highly motivated and committed teams of experienced physiotherapists who are experts in human movement with professional training in anatomy, biomechanics and physiology. We publish all patient feedback on our website. Visit circlereading.co.uk

4 Our patients We commonly treat any person suffering from back or neck pain, general aches and pains, and a variety of sports injuries. Our treatments can help if you suffer from any of the following: Sports injuries including: hand conditions knee, ankle and foot pain muscle tears overuse injuries post-surgical rehabilitation shoulder problems tendon and ligament problems tennis/golfer s elbow General conditions including: arthritis headaches lower back pain neck pain occupational injuries postural problems repetitive strain injuries whiplash

5 Treatments we offer CircleReading is home to a state-of-the-art physiotherapy suite, complete with a fully equipped gym, to provide you with the best level of clinical care using the latest technologies. Sports medicine Whether you ve suffered a serious injury through high-level sports or you need a diagnosis for a recurring problem that s preventing you from exercising recreationally, our multi-disciplinary sports medicine team can help patients who take part in any physical activity, including football, rugby, hockey, rowing, tennis, athletics, and dancing.

6 Musculoskeletal treatments Many musculoskeletal injuries can occur as a result of repetitive activities during work, sports, or playing a musical instrument. Our clinicians will diagnose your problem and aim to get you back on your feet as quickly as possible. Hand therapy Our hand therapy clinicians treat and manage hand disorders and injuries to the hand, wrist, and elbow, and can assist your rehabilitation after surgery, including treatment for joint and tendon problems, arthritic conditions, nerve compression, and work-related injuries. Podiatry Feet conditions and injuries, from ingrowing toes nails and skin problems, to nerve damage caused by diabetes, are treated by our specialist clinicians. Our service is integrated with our Orthotics Clinic to utilise the latest technologies to create solutions with custom-made insoles and orthoses. Orthotics As management for problematic joints, pain relief in feet and ankles, or for those with abnormalities or developmental conditions, our clinicians can provide you with custom made devices appropriate to your individual needs.

7 Chiropractic Assessments and adjustments are performed, without the use of surgery and medication, as treatment for neck and back related injuries and conditions, including those affecting your arms and legs. Occupational therapy To ensure you remain able to perform your daily activities, we can carry out assessments pre or post your surgical procedure. Full advice and recommendations can be made for equipment and installation catered around your individual needs. Extracorporeal shockwave therapy For injuries that have failed to heal, our specialists can deliver high frequency shockwaves to damaged tendons. The non-invasive procedure treats many common tendon injuries, such as Achilles tendinopathy and tennis elbow. Massage Deep tissue massage, sports massage, and remedial massage are all available at CircleReading. Although each massage type is different, they all concentrate on releasing the soft tissue and muscles of tension, stress, stiffness and pain through manipulation. Acupuncture Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of medicine, and uses very fine needles to release your body s natural endorphins to ease pain. The traditional treatment is offered by our physiotherapists and may be used to treat musculoskeletal disorders in isolation or in conjunction with other physiotherapy treatments.

8 Aquatic therapy The aquatic environment provides many physical benefits such as weight relief, support and ease of movement, allowing rehabilitation of various problems and aiding recovery. Aquatic therapy is provided by our associates programme. Pilates and fitness classes Pilates sessions are provided for groups and individuals to aid pain management, injury rehabilitation, and for antenatal and postnatal purposes. Our fitness classes include circuit training, metabolic work outs, and weight management. One-to-one sessions for weight management and sports massage are available, as well as regular group classes.

9 CircleReading Associates CircleReading Associates are a chosen number of local independent allied health professionals, practitioners and clinics, who believe in the Circle credo of putting the patient at the centre of everything they do. As a patient, the Associates programme provides you with the opportunity to have specialist treatment that may not be available directly at the hospital. This allows CircleReading to deliver a wide range of quality treatments for patients near to their own home. For more information about our Associates, please contact us on or

10 Find us From the M4: Exit at Junction 11 onto the A33 towards Reading. Continue on the A33 (straight over three more roundabouts) until you pass the Green Park Business Park at the third roundabout. Continue on the long straight section of the A33 until you see the large green sign to Kennet Island. Move into the right hand lane before the traffic lights and turn right into Kennet Island. Then take the first right off Lindisfarne Way onto Drake Way. Go past the Hilton Hotel so that it is on your right and continue past it. The entrance to the hospital and car park is on the left beyond the building. From Reading: Take the A33 out of Reading Town Centre, towards the M4. Continue on the A33 until you come onto a long straight section and you see the large green sign to Kennet Island. Turn left at the traffic lights into Kennet Island. Then take the first right off Lindisfarne Way onto Drake Way. Go past the Hilton Hotel so that it is on your right and continue past it. The entrance to the hospital and car park is on the left beyond the building.

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