"After my hip surgery, I had a course of physio with the physiotherapist that my surgeon referred me to. I noticed that instead of getting better my mobility and pain was getting worse, so I changed to another one because even walking with crutches was very painful. He told me that he was not able to help me and that I might need to go to see another doctor in case the surgery hadn’t worked.
At this stage, I was in so much pain that I could only manage to go to the bathroom and was essentially bed-ridden. I was really at a low point. Why was it taking so long to recover from my surgery? Just when I was about to give up, I reached out to a Facebook group that I had been a member of since my operation and someone recommended Cris, who is a specialist with dealing with difficult cases like mine.
In my first session Cris gave me completely different exercises based on my situation and he released my muscle knots manually. With this different exercise program and skilful manual therapy I started gaining my mobility and my pain reduced rapidly. After a month I managed to leave the house and could walk in the street. Every session of physio with Cris gave me a lot of progress and finally I got my life back and could walk pain-free.
I would also like to mention that Cris is not only a great a physio, who managed to create a tailored program for my needs, but he is also a very sympathetic person who really helps with the psychological aspects of rehabilitation, and I really feel that this has been a very important aspect of my recovery.
I am so grateful to Cris for making such a difference and saving me from disability and would highly recommend him as your physio."
Noosha - London / Nov 2019
"being there for me..."
"I would like to say a massive thank you to Cris for being there for me for all of the last 5 years. Not only as my physio-terrorist (haha) but also my counsellor and mentor. It has been a very difficult time but hopefully I am now coming out the other side and can start to get myself fitter (and trimmer) and we shouldn’t need to see each other again 😓
I couldn’t just disappear from your services without letting you know that this support has been invaluable to me in getting to where I am, and, that I really appreciate all the support and advice."
June - Suffolk / Oct 2019
"I immediately started to make progress."
"I had been told by those treating me in Spain, where I live, that the pain I was suffering from had become chronic and they could do nothing more for me. Then a friend here recommended me to come to the UK to see Cris, who'd really helped her following a running injury. Once Cris got me started on a simple exercise programme I immediately started to make progress. Coming every few months to the UK I continue to make progress with his support. I can't believe how much I've improved although it's been a long process."
Sarah - Horse Rider, Spain / Feb 2019
"We found the best possible course of treatment."
"I first met Cris in 2016 after a long series of operations as a result of a nasty hip injury. Since then, Cris and I have worked together over a period of 2 years to get me back to high level Rugby Union. During that time, I have greatly appreciated Cris’ knowledge and skill as a talented MSK physiotherapist. However, it is not just his clinical acumen that sets him apart. Cris is a holistic practitioner in the truest sense. He has demonstrated compassion and humility in following all leads to ensure that we found the best possible course of treatment. His bedside manner is excellent, and he has gone above and beyond to support me when needed. Without Cris I am sure that I would never have made it back on the pitch. I am delighted to give him my highest possible recommendation."
Tim - Rugby Union, Cambridgeshire / Feb 2019
"Plane ticket, £150, train ticket, £20, taxi from Cambridge station, £15, a physio who isn’t a ******* idiot, priceless."
Frankie - Pro Triathlete, Holland / Dec 2018
"Just wanted to say a big thank you."
"Just wanted to say a big thank you. I put into practice the advice that you gave me last week, in particular focusing on the elements of the running drill and really concentrating on not wasting energy by keeping aligned. Without even really trying and barely checking my pace at all, I managed to get my course PB on Saturday (24:40). 40 seconds faster than the previous week and much faster than I have been lately. Out of almost 350 runners, I was the sixth female to finish and first in my age category!"
Natalie - Runner, Bedfordshire / Dec 2018
"Thank you for all you have done for me..."
"I just wanted to email to say thank you for all you have done for me with my injury recovery process. I am now back at uni and under my coach again and running all seems to be going very well, I even have my first race back next weekend! Thank you for all you have done for me, and hopefully I see you next on much less dramatic terms."
Hannah - Elite Runner, Surrey / Dec 2018
"I consider Cris to be outstanding."
"I have been lucky enough to work with some truly world-class physiotherapists in my time as an international rugby player and can safely say that I consider Cris to be outstanding. As someone who has a BSc in sports science from Loughborough and 16 years experience in international sport as a competitor I feel I am reasonably well qualified to pass judgment on his excellent skill set and the mental skills to ensure a rapid diagnosis, treatment plan and the right motivational skills to ensure such a plan was followed by the player, resulting in the quickest possible rehabilitation."