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Autumn/Winter Newsletter 2013 56 Billing Road, Northampton, NN1 5DB Tel / Fax: 01604 601641 Email: • •

The name’s Pask... Phil Pask OUR MAN Phil Pask gets to grips with James Bond actor Daniel Craig in the British & Irish Lions changing room following the touring side’s win in Australia this summer. Naturally Phil couldn’t tell us details of his top secret conversation with 007, but we know where he’ll be coming for treatment next time he’s injured in the line of duty!

Pilates gets the WPB treatment! Join our expert Leian to improve your muscle strength, endurance and overall flexibility WE’RE PROUD to announce we are now offering five-week intensive Pilates classes headed-up by our very own Leian lee. Pilates is a form of dynamic stabilisation retraining that conditions the body from the central core to prevent the reoccurrence of and treat a range of postural, musculoskeletal, and sports related conditions. Alongside our established Pilates courses, from November we will be offering more tailored classes designed for anyone looking to hit the slopes this winter as we introduce ‘Skilates’! For Skiers and Snowboarders alike, Pilates can promote body awareness,

identify muscle imbalances and improve ski specific muscle strength and flexibility. It can be a valuable element of effective preparation and has the potential to improve technique and ability and thus the enjoyment of hurtling downhill with a rigid skis/ snowboard attached to the feet! The benefit of training with us is that all classes are Physiotherapistled, meaning that you’re in expert hands. On top of that, our sessions are kept to a maximum of four people at a time, so that we can tailor the sessions to specifically address the needs of the participants – from beginners through to the more proficient. For those with current injury

concerns, a formal Physiotherapy assessment session prior to the course is advised. But if you’re just looking to improve your strength and be better prepared for the exertions of your trip, then feel free to reserve your place on a Pilates course now! Cost for a five-week course works out at just £30 per session. Email us at or call us on 01604 601641 to reserve your place now!

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Autumn/Winter Newsletter 2013 56 Billing Road, Northampton, NN1 5DB Tel / Fax: 01604 601641 Email: • •

Claire meets and treats runner Tony ‘The Fridge’ CLAIRE did her bit for charity recently and treated a Land’s End to John o’Groats runner with a difference. Geordie Tony ‘The Fridge’ visited us while running the length of the UK - a seriously impressive feat. But then consider he did the entire challenge while carrying a 42kg fridge on his back, you then realise the scale of the achievement. Raising money for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, Tony asked on Twitter who were the best physiotherapists in Northamptonshire, that could help sooth his understandable aches and pains. And we were delighted to see that several loyal patients recommended us, meaning Tony could sit back and relax in the capable hands of Claire, who made sure he was fit to complete the rest of his incredible 837 mile run. You can follow the incredible feats of Tony on Twitter at Twitter. com/tony_the_fridge.

HERO - Fundraiser Tony ‘The Fridge’ with Claire Todd

Top TV dietician Sian Porter joins the practice A hearty WPB welcome to our new nutritional expert Sian WPB are delighted to add expert dietitian Sian Porter to our roster to add to the ever-increasing expertise on offer at the practice. Sian is a registered dietitian with a BSc(HONS) in Nutrition and a MSc in Health Economics and joins us with over 20 years of experience under her belt. Sian has published and presented nutrition and health economics research and contributed to a wide range of media output, including features for The Daily Mail, Which?, The Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Men’s Health, BBC Radio 2 Health Week and The One Show. Sian told us on joining WPB: “I believe that eating well is the cornerstone of being and staying

healthy whatever your age. “As a busy working mum I appreciate the challenges modern living brings and offer individual, evidence based, tailor-made advice to fit your health needs and lifestyle. “My expertise lies in communicating nutritional science in a meaningful, practical and achievable way that is appealing, understandable and useful. Changing your diet can improve your energy levels, health, wellbeing and treatment response.” Sian has worked in the field of clinical nutrition and health promotion in both acute and public health medicine and in the pharmaceutical and food industries. She will be seeing a wide range of clients at the practice and is happy to hear from both self-referrals and those from GPs and consultants.

EXPERT ADVICE - Sian Porter is one of the UKs leading dieticians and nutritionists

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Autumn/Winter Newsletter 2013 56 Billing Road, Northampton, NN1 5DB Tel / Fax: 01604 601641 Email: • •

New consultant for WPB News in brief Expert Rheumatologist Anne Jenkins will be on hand

CONSULTANT RHEUMATOLOGIST, Dr Elizabeth Anne Jenkins, will share her considerable experience with WPB after joining our sister practice, the County Clinic. Anne, as she is known, has extensive experience in all aspects of inflammatory and non-inflammatory musculoskeletal disease, while her special interests include the early diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis, gout, musculoskeletal disorders in children and adolescents, osteoporosis and pain syndromes. Trained in musculoskeletal ultrasound, she offers ultrasound at the time of consultation to aid diagnosis, disease assessment and response to treatment. Anne is also able to provide ultrasound guided injection therapy for a wide range of painful conditions as well as acupuncture. Graduating from the Royal London Hospital in 1980, Anne trained in rheumatology at the Medical Research

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Council’s Juvenile Rheumatism Unit, Taplow and at Southampton and Portsmouth University Hospitals. She has dual Specialist Accreditation in Rheumatology and Rehabilitation and is a Fellow of both the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. She was Honorary Treasurer of the British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology from 2000-2007 and is Clinical Director of the Milton Keynes Bone Density (DEXA) Service, while she is currently participating in several osteoporosis research studies with the University of Oxford and is a published author and international lecturer. Anne particularly enjoys working as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide a holistic, patient centred approach. She will be available for consultation at the County Clinic by appointment on Monday afternoons from November, and will also be on hand to offer advice for our team.

CONGRATULATIONS to WPB receptionist Naomi Hinksman and partner Dan on the birth of their son Jake on 27th June. Both mum and baby are well and we look forward to welcoming Naomi back in good time!

AS we near the end of 2013 we’d like to say a big thank you to all our staff and patients for contributing to another fantastic year for the practice. We hope you’ll agree that our team continues to go from strength to strength with the addition of several new practitioners this year, all bringing new experience and expertise. We’d like to wish all our patients a fantastic Christmas and very happy to New Year, and wish you all the best for a prosperous 2014!

with WPB WE’VE TEAMED-UP with ski and surf gurus Two Seasons to give everyone on our books a free £5 off voucher at any of the company’s 19 UK stores, as a way of thanking our roster of patients. All you have to do is print out the voucher on the right and present it at the till, and they’ll simply take £5 off your bill if you visit before the end of the year. Happy shopping! CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD!

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WPB Autumn/Winter Newsletter 2013  
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The Autumn/Winter 2013 version of the Witty, Pask & Buckingham Chartered Physiotherapists Newsletter.