"I contracted Polio in 1958 which left me with wasting in the left leg. After treatment I was able to live a fairly normal life in terms of mobility but in recent years, as is the case with many Polio sufferers, I have experienced further weakening in the left leg especially around the ankle.
I have tried various supports, mainly obtained online, which have provided a reasonable level of extra support, but I felt I would benefit from the advice of an Orthotists and a one-to-one fitting.
After reading Mark's website which was informative and easy to navigate I made an appointment. The process was straightforward and during the assessment Mark recommended a suitable Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO) which was fitted the following week. I have found the AFO is comfortable and meets the extra support I need. Also, discussion with Mark has helped me understand my needs better.
I would recommend anyone in my situation to contact Mark for an initial assessment."
- Neil A
"I just want to say a big thank you to Mark from Cheshire Orthotics, who I saw at your Coactive Physio practice in Chester. Mark was recommended to me by a podiatrist, who felt I needed custom-made orthotics for my feet. I have complex problems due to having severe hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. This has led to collapsed arches, bunions, torn tendons in my feet, dislocating toes and resulting pain, a pronounced limp and resulting knee and hip issues. I have been really battling to walk at all. Mark has been extremely thorough, starting with an computerised gait analysis.
I have previously had NHS orthotics which have not made a significant difference And have taken weeks to arrive. Mark’s are in a different league and arrived quickly.
I now have custom-made orthotics that enable me to walk normally, without acute pain and without a limp. I am enormously thankful and can highly recommend Mark to anyone needing custom-made orthotics. "
"I met Mark when I came as a carer to bring my client for gait analysis. We found Mark to be friendly and professional, dealing well with the learning difficulties and personalities in front of him, and we are now reaping the benefits of a pair of customised insoles that are helping to balance the pelvis and increase balance and therefore stamina with walking. So good we have ordered another pair! I would highly recommend Mark and his service."
"I am a 73 year old survivor of a catastrophic car accident. For the past 2 years Tanya has worked with me to develop my strength, balance and general fitness. She is a total professional, planning, executing and measuring a programme of exercises which keep me stronger, mobile and active. Highly recommended for anybody who wants a ‘better body’ and a positive outlook."
- David Cowan
"Tanya is without doubt the best massage therapist I have ever seen. She knows exactly what is required and the right areas to work on. I would recommend her to anyone, and frequently do!"
- Simon Ashby
"After suffering for nearly 4 years with hip and back problems, 6 weeks of treatment by Sarah has made a huge difference to my mobility and I'm now almost pain-free. I have been so impressed with her knowledge and her ability to explain both causes and treatment clearly so that I felt very confident that at last I would make progress if I persevered with the prescribed exercises. I really like her method of emailing my exercise programme which includes video reminders, plus a tracking sheet which motivates me to keep to the regime. I can highly recommend Sarah for her professionalism and expertise together with her friendly and sympathetic approach."
- Marilyn Walton
"Abi got me back on track, provided amazing support, advice and training programmes that enabled me to still reach my goal and complete the Silverstone Half Marathon in 2hrs 23mins, despite my knee injury. I can’t thank her enough".
- Sam Winstanley
"Following a fall in which l broke my shoulder and wrist l am receiving on going treatment from Helen. During my initial consultation l found Helen to be very supportive, caring and empathic...explaining the exercises and the methodology to enable me to function and make progress. My initial goals were achieved quickly and with Helen's friendly guidance my confidence has returned. I have already recommended Helen to friends and feel sure they will be reassured by her expertise and warm manner."
- Val Hough
"I totally recommend Sarah as a physio. I had a serious leg injury and was very impressed with the professional and kind, caring help that I received. Sarah also went the extra mile in ringing and trying to sort out my pain relief and checking up my progress between appointments. Her treatment was thorough and successful and in a very short while I was back on my feet."
- Sally Pemberton
"Abi is a true professional Pilates instructor. She demonstrates all the moves giving us excellent verbal detailed instructions plus additional hints to help us perfect the move which can make a huge difference! The programme varies from week to week, within the programme she offers her clients different levels of the moves to satisfy everyone. Abi also makes time to regularly check everyone to ensure the moves are being done correctly so all our efforts are making a difference to our bodies".
- Ella Coakley
"A chance encounter with Helen on a totally unrelated level meant that when a short time later I got injured six weeks prior to the Chester Half Marathon, I had someone to contact for advice.
Helen was amazing. I immediately felt at ease with her during the initial consultation and her assessment and subsequent treatment was underpinned by sound knowledge and expertise. I put my faith into Helen to get me back on the road and following her instructions in between Physio sessions meant that I was ultimately able to complete the half with my team mates raising a significant amount of money for a local charity.
Helen has subsequently gone on to treat my running buddies and members of all our families with great success and they all feel as I did about her ability to ‘heal’.
I can not recommend or praise Helen highly enough"
- Jane Tordoff
“I went to Sarah after being diagnosed with a shoulder injury that was causing me a great amount of discomfort. Despite being initially apprehensive about my first ever Physiotherapy session - I found Sarah to be professional, knowledgeable and most of all friendly. After my initial consultation and treatment session I felt much better, in a physical sense and also had the reassurance that my injury would get better and we were on the path to recovery. I am several treatment sessions in and working through the achievable 'at home’ exercises along with posture work. I have marked improvement and some days feel back to normal. I would not hesitate to visit Sarah again myself or recommend her to others. Thank you.”
- Rob Kinder
"I originally came to see Sarah with chronic lower back pain and disc problems which were very distressing. Sarah was very reassuring, and with her combined program of physio and acupuncture I was soon feeling stronger, more confident, and pain free. I then booked in for 1-2-1 Pilates and a few weeks later was able to join her group classes, which I really enjoy and attend regularly. With Sarah’s support and expertise we can now target any problems as they arise and tailor my treatment and exercises accordingly. I feel in very safe hands, and can’t recommend her enough."
- Jane Tolson
"Sarah - your fix was brilliant - thank you very much indeed!"
- David Norbury
"Sarah's thorough and well-balanced Pilates classes have helped me strengthen and mobilise all the problem areas across my body. Sarah is able to modify the exercises according to individual need, especially as she keeps the class size small. The atmosphere in class is relaxed and friendly, and everyone is made to feel welcome. Sarah is very knowledgeable but is also a very kind and patient instructor - I would highly recommend her classes."
- Lorraine Ralph
"Pilates is a new venture for me , having been recommended by a friend. I tried another class but didn't really enjoy it. When I came to Sarah's class the experience was completely different and so much more fun and enjoyable. I absolutely love the classes and feel my body is becoming strengthened and toned. Sarah wonderfully explains what to do and you feel in very safe hands. I compare it to a computer that's been reset every week.I come out of the classes energised and always so glad that I have been."
- Sally Pemberton