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TESTIMONIALS

I’ve loved playing tennis for as long as I can remember. The serve is one of my favorite strokes, but a shoulder injury I picked up many years ago meant never really being able to develop a lot of variety to my serve. After recently re-aggravating the injury to the point where I couldn’t play more than ~1/wk, I was referred to Beyond Health where I met Sue Donnelly and Keith Hall, who changed everything.

They perfectly tag-teamed assessing the injury, working out years of bad habits and muscle compensation, and developing a flexibility and strengthening program that was expertly tweaked weekly to the point that I could see and feel myself making progress throughout a given week. All in all, they’ve left me able to move my arm & shoulder in ways I haven’t moved it for nearly 20 years, pain free!

I couldn’t be happier with the result and professionalism throughout from Sue, Keith, and the entire Beyond Health team.

— Brendan, amateur tennis player who used to have long-time shoulder problems

A sporting background of rugby and skiing has not been the kindest to my body and I have a medical file as long as my right arm. I came to Beyond Health after a full PCL reconstruction following a bad tackle in November. The three operations to follow were done by Prof Justin Cobb in London. I was referred to Suzanne Donnelly by him after a number of recommendations from other sportsmen as well as his own.

Sue’s background of working with the All Blacks should be enough to reassure anyone but quite frankly her professionalism is unparalleled. She even strove to get me a second opinion with Andy Williams. I have trawled the rugby physios for 20 years and she is by far the best on the circuit. Her devotion to getting her patients better is fastidious let alone inspirational and I could not have been in better hands after such a depressing injury.

Sue thanks for your patience and for giving me my life back. Beyond Health has been one of those epic life introductions.

— Henry Keighley, keen rugby player – post PCL reconstruction (and the rest!)

Back in 2011 I had the misfortune of tearing my anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and my meniscus whilst playing football. Having consulted with my specialist, who is considered to be one of the top surgeons in the UK in this area, he recommended I contact Beyond Health and Joe Lawrence with regards to conditioning my knee pre operation and for the rehabilitation post my surgery.

The work I did pre my operation was invaluable, I went into my operation with my knee in the best condition it could be. My surgery consisted of an ACL reconstruction from my hamstring through keyhole surgery and a repair of my meniscus. I was unfortunate and suffered what is called a cyclops lesion and to compound that the repair of my meniscus didn’t take, which meant I was to have another operation.

The guys from Beyond Health were brilliant during this period which was very tough for me, they offered me all the support I needed and were truly a driving force of why I am where I am today. It wasn’t a straight forward recovery process and I had many setbacks but I always had confidence and trust in what they were advising which gave me drive to push through my rehab.

But it doesn’t end there, as with most people who have been through such and injury, you’re al-ways second guessing the littlest of tweaks and knocks, and the team have continued to offer me the support and advice even months after.

— Marie

Huge thanks to Beyond Health for their commitment and enthusiasm in helping me achieve my fitness goals. Their unique combination of hands-on physiotherapy and rehab sessions is a winning one. I have never come across such a dedicated team before, who really want to help you for the long-term, and not just fix your problems in the short-term. I have really enjoyed my sessions and found their confidence in me inspiring. Thank you for your ongoing support and professionalism.

— Victoria, in her early 40s

As someone who regularly pushes my body to the limit in gruelling endurance challenges, it’s incredibly important to have a physio that understands what I do, and can help me manage training and recovery effectively. After years of being disappointed with various physios, I found Beyond Health. The team are nothing short of amazing. No matter what crazy challenge I come up with next, or how broken I am, I only ever feel unwavering support and help from them. I would say it’s how much they care and their expert advice that really sets them apart. After every single session I feel stronger to cope with the demands of my challenges, I trust in their advice and really value their care. I can’t recommend them enough.

— Sophie Radcliffe, Endurance Athlete and Blogger

I’ve been asked and am more than happy to reflect on the treatment I have received at Beyond Health. As I look back over the last 6 months it has indeed been a team effort & as much a mental recovery as a physical one. I am lucky that Beyond Health, specifically Joe recognized that and have been there every step of the way.

Having sustained a rare split tendon at the front of my ankle along with shredded tendons at the side of my ankles whilst increasing my walking in the wrong footwear, my consultant (Sam Singh) told me I had an 80% chance of surgery. I wanted to avoid this as far as possible and with plans B & C in the wings we embarked on plan A. An extensive course of physio started.

I was determined to avoid the knife & the only option was to trust the experts. It is easy to do this – the team has been a delight. The support has been superb & they gone above and beyond the call of duty…

…I have been lucky enough to find Joe & the team at Beyond Health. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone in need of treatment but one thing is for certain. I have trusted wholly in their advice & guidance, done everything asked of me and cannot be more thrilled to say that I have avoided surgery & have been discharged.

Thank you. Such small words meant whole heartedly.

— Leanne, in her late 30s with rare split tendon in ankle – determined to avoid surgery

Highly recommend the Swan Mews team. They go the extra mile to give you good health care and the receptionists are lovely. Sue is the best physio I have ever had. I felt that she truly cared about my health and did all she could to help me. I have many injuries and she made sure that they were ALL covered in my appointments, as well as at-home exercises. I am now feeling so much better thanks to her work

— Cassie

Over the years I have seen a number of physiotherapists and Sue is by far my favourite. She works really hard on getting you back to doing the things you love and her passion for helping people is evident. She’s tough but it’s for your own good!

— Payal Shah, post ACL reconstruction following a skiing injury

It’s no exaggeration to say that Beyond Health has changed my life dramatically for the better… Beyond Health are a really impressive bunch of professionals at every level. Each individual I’ve encountered has a profound understanding of the human body and how it should work, and what prevents it from doing so. They communicate apparently seamlessly with one another, so that one never has to repeat history or problems. They work with each other so that different techniques combine to best effect. And they are extraordinarily friendly and helpful. I would (and do!) recommend them wholeheartedly to anyone suffering structural injury and pain.

John, 60 years of age

Sue’s treatment for my slipped disc has really improved the problem. After each session I have had real benefits. Sue’s advice on how to think about, and manage, an injury/ailment that affects normal daily activities and life has also been really helpful.

— Gideon Sharp, suffering lumbar disc protrusions and trying to avoid surgery

Paul has been brilliant. I was initially referred by a neurologist to help with headaches but I also had neck and hip problems, plus a variety of other odd aches and pains. Paul was the first person to see them as fundamentally linked muscle imbalances. On his recommendation, a scan showed that I have an extra pair of ribs causing thoracic outlet syndrome which may well explain my array of symptoms. I’ve really appreciated his enquiring mind and patience, not to mention the highly ef-fective manual therapy, and good humour! Alongside this, I’ve had rehabilitative sessions with the team upstairs – it’s interesting and useful to have another perspective and the exercises have always complimented the work with Paul. A great team.

— Georgia

I would wholeheartedly recommend Beyond Health and especially you [Anna Wylie] for any back issues. You have been wonderful all the way through, fully understanding my situation and piecing together all the little niggles that collectively contribute to my back issues, quite amazing in my opinion as sometimes it’s only been tiny signs. Your treatment and recommendations for exercises at home have been spot on. I trust you 100% to treat my back! And am so grateful for all the help you’ve given me.

Victoria, active Mum of 3 with episodic low back pain

Alex Fugallo has been my osteopath for the past twelve months and has been treating me for back and neck pain. I have four Alex to be very professional, caring and effective and I would have no hesitation in recommending him.

— Paula

I see Anna Wylie regularly and what I particularly like, beyond her professional expertise, is her level of personal commitment. She treats me as if I am the most important person in the room and seems to personally care for my well-being. I use a physical/massage therapist to iron out all the tired muscles, ligaments and tendons that come from regular exercise. However, Anna goes beyond that.  She often identifies and corrects problems that I am not even aware of. She is capable of identifying the root cause of pain that is often not obvious to me, the patient. I cannot recommend her expertise highly enough.

Beyond Health’s commitment to excellence is one of their major guiding principles. It goes without saying that the whole team is dedicated to getting you back to health, or in my case even fitter, as soon as possible. What is clear to me, as I had more than one ailment, is just how dedicated they are to me: the patient. I was treated as if I was the only person who mattered.

Beyond Health blend the professional with a personal touch that is hugely caring and supportive when you lack understanding as to what the problems are. This enabled me to have a belief in their judgement, exercise programme (boring but vital) and helped me to re-built my confidence.

My whole family now use BH and share my belief in their abilities.

— Charles, competitive sailor and lover of sport recovering from shoulder impingement and achilles tendinopathy

I have been with Cycy for the last 6 months, and would not be able to walk as well or as quick as I have been able to from my open knee surgery. She is extremely knowledgeable, caring and committed to helping me get to the best state that I could possibly be. I have not met someone as passionate or as dedicated to being the best they can in their profession for a long time, and it is so refreshing to see that in a person.

Yussuf El-Miniawi, seeing Cycy Marteau regularly for management of PVNS (inflammation and overgrowth of the joint lining)

I have attended a series of DTM sessiosn with Hazel to help with shoulder, neck and back problem. After a couple of sessions I’ve finally been able to get to a maintenance phase and have very little pain or problems. Received an hour of DTM, and last night had the best nights sleep I have had for months!! Would highly recommend Hazel for any muscular/ postural related issues, and she’s a pretty damn good conversationalist too!! Thank you Hazel, will see you soon!

Ross, seeing Hazel Keegan regularly for 60 minute massage sessions

I was suffering from a shoulder injury as a result of intense workout sessions. Cycy’s treatments and advice were key to my recovery process. She’s professional, passionate, driven and very knowledgeable. Merci Cycy!

Guelane, calisthenics enthusiast 

Hazel was AMAZING she relived an ache I have had for 3 years in just 30 mins!

Teb post 30 minute massage session with Hazel Keegan

 

If like me you spent a long time talking about/putting up with pain rather than doing anything about it then go see Anna Wylie. I wish I had sooner! I had a nagging pain in my hip which got progressively worse, going down my leg and was pretty much constant but I’m happy to say a couple of sessions with Anna really helped, within weeks of regular [moveBeyond] Pilates classes with Anna it disappeared and now I can’t remember when it last bothered me. I had never done [moveBeyond™] Pilates before but now that I’m feeling the benefits I never want to give it up. Anna’s super patient, encouraging, determined to help you see results, she makes the classes interesting and we generally have a laugh as well! She and the team at Beyond Health are a really super bunch, professional and friendly, willing to go the extra mile, you always feel welcome and well looked after!

— Melanie Maloney, super fit and healthy lady recovered from ‘nagging’ hip pain

I saw Anna once a week for a couple of months for [moveBeyond™] rehab pilates to help me recover from a nasty hamstring tear at insertion and a severe prolapsed disc in my neck.  More importantly, it was after almost a year of enforced immobility.  I was feeling slightly terrified of exercising again – and my heart sank at the thought of all those irritating little exercises that I knew I had to do.  Anna is exceptionally talented and dedicated.  She correctly identified my key problem areas and pushed me far beyond what I thought I could do, safely and with her constantly beady eye.  I made huge progress under Anna’s supervision and went on to regular exercise again much more quickly that I could ever have imagined.

— Emma C, moveBeyond™ Pilates client 

It’s been wonderful working with Faye. She is wonderful at listening to my individual concerns and tailoring my programme to meet my specific needs. Our [moveBeyond™] classes are always so varied and interesting and she takes such care. She is a brilliant listener and also lots of fun which helps! Most importantly my progress in just 3 months has been incredible. From barely being able to sustain a 30 second plank when I started, I can now do 2 minutes. She makes me challenge myself, even when I don’t want to, and my strength and endurance has improved beyond what I could have possibly believed in such a short space of time. I consider myself very lucky indeed to be working with her.

— Lucy, moveBeyond™ Pilates client 

Anna has been extremely attentive in [moveBeyond] pilates sessions really working on my delicate situation. I have SOOO much more confidence now. Her attention to detail is second to none and always reassuring and pushing in the right direction. It noticed the difference after ten days big time.  My body is hundred percent better off with BH. Whoop Whoop! 🙂

— Henny Acloque, moveBeyond™ Pilates client 

Matt is a lot more than a personal trainer. He initially got my personal fitness levels beyond where they had been in the previous 20 years and then working with physios and rehab specialists in Beyond Health has enabled me to maintain my fitness and lifestyle though 2 debilitating shoulder operations and a major illness.

Over the last 10 years Matt has continually adapted my training programs to reflect the changes in my life, through periods of intense stress at work, a desire to improve my performance in other sports or injuries. When appropriate, he’s worked closely with Beyond Health physios and rehab specialists, so that I’ve felt like I’ve had a team supporting me.

— Ashok

The care I have received has far exceeded any other antenatal care I have had. Clare seemed to really understand my problems and dealt with me with professionalism, patience and a great deal of empathy and understanding. I now feel confident about giving birth.

Thank you – for the first time in my life I am master of my own bladder.

You are the only person who made a significant difference to my recovery from birth. I finally understand what is going on and why. Thank you you’ve been amazing.

The treatment I received was excellent! It has changed my life post suffering for 15 years and helped me 100%! Thank you thank you!

Clare was super knowledgable, supportive and encouraging – she was a big part of the reason why SPD was not as bad in the second pregnancy. Thank you!

The service Clare provided was fantastic all round. Very personal and individual – I felt fully involved in my treatments. She took the time to listen, put my interests first and concentrated treatment on the issues most bothersome to me.

The physiotherapist, Clare was super – she addressed each and every concern I had. Very knowledgable, understanding, clear, friendly and approachable. Everything explained well. I had full confidence at all times.

I am so pleased that I was referred to physiotherapy instead of immediately going down the surgery route. I have learnt so much and I am much more in control. Treatment felt personal and holistic – about me as a person not just a pelvic floor.

I was treated with great professionalism, empathy, consideration and skill. My initial fears were addressed completely and I have a good understanding of my condition and how to manage it.

I had complete confidence in Clare. She always listened and I always felt I was getting the best advice for me. Treatment was explained to me in a way I understood, at my pace and I felt comfortable to discuss all issues, however sensitive.