At Cosgroves we pride ourselves on our 'Hands On' approach. We utilise many treatment modalities and combine an Eastern/Western methodology. We find marrying acupuncture techniques with manipulative techniques works best.
We also combine American osteopathic active release with European myofascial release techniques to treat soft tissues such as muscle, ligament and tendons. We treat all types of musculoskeletal problems from everyday sprains to top level athletic injuries.

We also take an holistic approach when it comes to treatment of spinal problems,many of which may occur due to incorrect posture. We look at the lifestyle of our patients and offer advice and home treatment once we have the problem under control. Wherever possible, rather than discouraging a particular activity the patient wants to engage in, we try to help the patient find ways to resume the activity with minimal risk of injury re occurrence. We consider it our professional duty to try to allow the patient to resume their activities following injury wherever possible and continue our input and advice further down the line to prevent further problems.

Because all the physio's in our clinic have been high end strength athletes themselves, they can all speak from experience when it comes to injuries! Included in our treatment arsenal is a highly equipped gymnasium which can be utilised to rehabilitate injuries or take the patient to a higher level of fitness following injury repair.

Preventative Treatment

The technical term for this is prophylactic care or treatment. Once the mechanism for injury is highlighted, steps can be taken to prevent this occurring again. This might be by offering ongoing maintenance therapy or a home program which can be continued in the patients local gym facility. Very often, with regard to spinal or low back pain, a postural problem may be highlighted. Once the mechanical cause of pain is treated, then a home program may be given followed by intermittent maintenance therapy to prevent the situation arising in an acute form again. We find this approach can keep patients going for years in the majority of cases without an acute flare up again!

End Stage Rehabilitation

As our physiotherapy staff are much more highly trained than your average personal trainer, you can rely on them to advise you on the best program to achieve an even higher level of fitness than you had prior to the injury. These final stage rehab sessions can be conducted on a one to one basis and as a patient you will be able to take advantage of our specially designed gym to get you back to full fitness.

We are all available for this service and when you consider our credentials,you can rest assured you will have access to some of the best advice around.

Charlotte MacGill

Multiple National title holder in Bodybuilding Toned and Athletic Figure categories including a Miss Universe title. Charlotte is also available for bodybuilding advice for women including contest prep, diet and posing.

Stuart Cosgrove

Former Mr Britain and UK title holder. Stuart was a physio to and trained with multiple Mr Olympia title holder Dorian Yates. His interests lie in strength training and he lectured at Bolton University on the Masters Strength and Conditioning course.

John Ramsay

John also has personal training and nutrition qualifications as well as his physio degree and was a high placing bodybuilder coming 3rd in the North West Britain, qualifying for the British championships.

Tom Shaw

Tom was a former professional footballer who now has an interest in strength and conditioning, particularly functional strength. He has qualifications in sports rehabilitation and pitch-side trauma, so he understands the importance of end stage rehab to get the patient back to full fitness.