I first came to see David at The Phyio Practice due to problems with my right calf. His treatment of the injury was comprehensive and swiftly put me back on the path to full training. As a serious 1500m runner it was important to get back out running as soon as possible whilst ensuring the injury was dealt with fully. The Physio Practice provided me with a full rehabilitation programme and deep tissue work to sort out the site of the injury and strengthen the weak areas. Having previously used the best physiotherapists that UK Athletics has to offer I am confident in saying that David at the Physio Practice is of the same calibre. He provides a careful and informed diagnosis and gets right to the source of the problem. I owe my performances this year to his deep tissue massage, and next year as my campaign to get back to elite level performance starts up I will be relying on him once more to keep me mobile and able to train at the highest level.
Middle Distance Athlete
Sale Harriers, Achilles Athletics Club and Thames Hare and Hounds
Former UK Mile Champion
Double North of England 1500m Champion
Double Athletics and Cross Country Blue
I'm just writing to thank you for all you've done for me, you've always been patient and kind as well as being a first class physiotherapist - best ever for me, and I'm elderly now. Thanks to you, I've completely recovered the movement in my pelvis since I broke it, and even more important, thanks to the exercises you've taught me, and the work you've put in on my back and shoulder muscles, I have more movement in both than I've had for years. Beyond price.
Things I appreciate most about David and his physiotherapy:
- With each session I walk away feeling less back pain. (And I'm walking more up right.)
- David makes the healing processes fluid and uncomplicated.
- David clearly explains everything I need and want to know.
- David is excellent when helping me to visualize what is exactly happening to my back and what it is I need to do to become strong again.
- It is obvious David likes his job.
- David is engaged in his and others development of physiotherapy practices.
Dave is a highly professional and very knowledgeable physio. His rapid response and flexibility with appointment was impressive. He gave me a very thorough assessment which ensured a full diagnosis of the problem. He was then fantastic at explaining and teaching me about my injury, and I felt at ease to ask as many questions as I wanted. He kept me well informed about how many appointments he felt I required, and he was always good-humoured and had a positive outlook during appointments. This has really helped me when you get despondent with an injury. Dave is very professional, but he has a relaxed approach, which made me feel like I was almost going to see a mate for some physio! I can't recommend him highly enough.
I went to see Dave because of several recommendations I had had, I was told that he was good at his job and focussed on his patients needs. All I can really say is that both of those are true. I have been unfortunate to need physiotherapy before and this difference is marked. Dave has not set me a rigid programme but has worked with me through my recovery pushing on when we can and slowing down when needed. The exercises have been designed to be simple but effective and Dave has not only told me how to do them, but why we do them and then showed me how. I have been very impressed and will definitely recommend Dave to friends and Colleagues.
Having been treated by David Healy for running related and back related problems, I'm very happy to recommend him as a physio who knows his physiology, is always positive and encouraging, and has countless exercises to help you manage your injuries yourself. Thanks for helping keep me functional Dave.