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Back in Shape Clinic in Croydon helps you feel in tip top condition!

Back in Shape Clinic, Croydon

 

Back in Shape Clinic has just one purpose: to help you feel and be your best! They do it by assessing and treating physical problems in a way that:

 

  • Gives you more control of your well-being
  • Avoids unnecessary surgery
  • Cuts recovery time
  • Speeds up convalescence
  • Reduces the need for painkillers

 


 

 

Back in Shape offers a number of treatments and will assess which one is right for you:

 

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy can be a liberating journey back to health, movement, happiness and freedom from pain.

There is a long list of conditions that can be helped by physiotherapy treatmen and you might benefit if you've suffered from:


• Back, neck or limb pain
• Sporting injuries
• Postural dysfunction
• Post-operative pain
• Sprains, strains or bruises
• Osteoarthritis • Osteoporosis
• Stroke
• Whiplash
• Cerebral Palsy
• Incontinence

 


 

Pilates and Exercise

Pilates

Pilates is a powerful and unique system of stretching and strengthening exercises which make you feel great and condition your body fast.

Pilates can help you feel your best, quickly and safely, if you want to:

• Rehabilitate after an accident, illness or injury
• Build your core stability and strength
• Improve your total fitness, posture or appearance
• Enhance fitness at any level: professional, enthusiast, amateur or beginner!
• Correct muscular imbalances
• Realign the body
• Increase your range of movement
• Maintain fitness for pre or postnatal mothers
• Condition yourself for surgery
• Manage or reduce pain from musculoskeletal disorders

 

Core stability
Core strength and stability are essential to sport performance and injury prevention. The muscles of the torso are called 'the core' and they not only stabilise the spine, but also provide a solid foundation for the rest of your body's movement.

Your body's ability to cope with what you put it through largely depends on how 'balanced' you are around your point of gravity. Back in Shape's core stability exercises will allow you to develop a deep, functional fitness; a fitness essential to regular activity and daily living.

 

 

Aerocise
Have you noticed that, when you sit still for too long, your joints and muscles start to feel stiff? It's because your body needs to move! Aerocise is designed to increase blood flow and keep the body supple and mobile whilst sitting on short and long haul flights - CLICK HERE to try Aerocise now

 

 

 

Officise
Are you sitting at a computer right now? If so, you might be curious to hear that being in that position for more than 40 minutes can induce numerous back and posture problems. Visit our website for some easy to do officise exercises.

 

 

 


 

 

Podiatry

Are you one of the millions of people in the UK suffering from sport, posture, age or diabetes related foot problems? Imagine what a difference you'll feel after prompt, professional treatment by one of Back in Shape's podiatrists (also called chiropodists).

Podiatry is a form of healthcare that provides preventative care, diagnosis and treatment of patients with foot and lower limb injuries, including:

• Nail conditions; e.g. in-growing or infected
• Corns, calluses, verrucae
• Arch, heel or lower back pain
• Achilles tendon injuries
• Toes, knee and shin pains
• Plantar fasciitis
• Iliotibial band pain
• Differing leg length issues
• Uncomfortable orthotics

 

 


 

 


Massage Therapy

Massage treatments are fantastic in helping to maintain a healthy lifestyle and offer relaxation and the allevation of the stresses, aches and pains that are part of everyday life.

What else can massage do for you?

• Reduce recovery between workouts
• Boost your body's immune system
• Improve your movement and muscular flexibility
• Prevent injury

• Promote physical recovery
• Help correct postural dysfunction
• Complement other therapies, including physiotherapy

Massage for relaxation tends to be soft, gentle pressure whereas sports massage is firmer and may include some stretching. Deep tissue massage is very firm and generally focused on specific areas.

 

 


 

Anthony and Karen Padgett at Back in Shape Clinic combine their clinical and fitness qualifications to offer unique insight, service and treatment for health and well-being, saying:

"We aim to assess and treat you in a way that helps your body help itself; to give you the tools to live a healthy lifestyle".

 

 

 


 

 

Contact Back in Shape Clinic for a free, confidential, no obligation consultation:

 

Telephone: 020 8655 1664

Email: help@backinshape.co.uk

 

 

 

 

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In March 2013, said about Back in Shape Clinic

The care,expertise,and professionalism with which Andrew has provided me, has been a great comfort, and I would have no hesitation in recommending with complete confidence, the Back in Shape Podiatry service.

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In March 2013, said about Back in Shape Clinic

I wanted to say thank you for fixing my back in December - it was truly like a miracle - I ran my 10k that week - Kingston - and came 6th out of my group (which was about 100 people!) My time was not too bad - 49.2, but given that I had been out of action for weeks, I was delighted. Thank you so much - I am still using the exercises daily. I have gone from being utterly bedridden to running every day without a single twinge. Please use this as a testimonial if it is any good or if there is a specific format for your testimonials, let me know and I'll edit it accordingly. Thank you (and the lady who does the pilates/ reception) so much.

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In March 2013, said about Back in Shape Clinic

For about 3 years I had been having sports massage on a weekly basis to alleviate muscular pain in both of my legs and my back. I was taking prescription drugs on a regular basis in order to get a respite from the permanent pain. I had already tried a number of therapies such as acupuncture and reflexology but these produced no improvement to my condition. I started Pilates at “Back in Shape” about 10 months ago and on the suggestion of Karen I tried a massage treatment. I have to admit that I was quite sceptical after the first treatment because it was quite different and more gentle than the sports massage that I was used to. After only a few further treatments it was obvious the discomfort had reduced significantly. I was even more impressed to find that the benefits were not temporary because my condition was gradually improving. I still have a massage once or twice a month but it is now mainly for relaxation purposes.

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In September 2012, said about Back in Shape Clinic

I was given the opportunity to take part in piltates lessons over a period of 2 months. As a person who goes to the gym regular and plays rugby, I thought this was not something that was ideal for me. But thanks to Karren who introduced it to me and told me how much this would help me both in my sport and general health I fell in love with it from day,As soon I started these lessons I started noticing an increase in my flexibility and my core strength increase significantly. This helped me in my position as a prop where you are required to have a strong core. After 2 months I felt more flexible and even my lifts in the gym increased. I would advise anyone to take part in pilates at Back in Shape as Karen was such a great instructor and you feel a lot stronger healthier. All praise goes to Karen for all her hard-work.

5/ 5stars
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In September 2012, said about Back in Shape Clinic

I write to thank ‘Back in Shape’ for providing a quite unique and quality service that has provided a lasting solution to my leg problems. The practice is very unusual in that it has physiotherapy and related services at the back of the floor but a new Pilates studio at the front of the building. I first went to Back in Shape after I had fractured my left femur and left hip in a walking accident, which left me with a shortened left leg by more than one cm and I needed physiotherapy treatment to relieve muscular pain above the left knee. Anthony Padgett treated the muscles extremely well over a number of weeks but also identified that I needed to rectify the gait difference as well as needing to significantly improve muscle condition. I had tried this before with another clinic unsuccessfully but the significant difference was that I was allowed as part of my treatment to use Pilates equipment to strengthen the leg. This made a huge difference such that I now go to Pilates sessions at Back in Shape every week to improve my posture! I also took advantage of another service Back in Shape offer with a session with Andrew Marshall who is a podiatrist who helped me by modifying shoe inserts to meet my personal measurements exactly. Andrew identified that I had high arches as well and therefore required support in both shoes with enhanced height in the left, rectifying the leg length difference. These have proved highly successful and I wear them all the time. In all, I can highly recommend Back in Shape to provide a high quality, varied and effective solution to posture and physiotherapy difficulties and I would particularly recommend Karen’s Pilates classes to continue development after injury.

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In September 2012, said about Back in Shape Clinic

Thank you for your work on my back. I went from constant pain and sleeping difficulties to pain free in four weeks. Best money I have spent all year! I have and will continue to recommend you to friends and family, and anyone else for that matter. I am continuing the exercises you have shown me and am now training for the up-coming hockey season.

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In September 2012, said about Back in Shape Clinic

I’ve recently finished having physio treatment with Anthony and wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the care I received. I was referred for physio, by my consultant, following a road traffic accident. I didn’t really think that anything could be done to ease the pain in my arm but thought I’d follow the advice and give physio a try. An assessment was carried out, the treatment started and the improvement has been considerable, in only a few sessions. The reception staff were welcoming, the care and treatment was professional at all times. I have already recommended ‘Back in Shape’ to my friends and colleagues.

5/ 5stars
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In June 2012, said about Back in Shape Clinic

When I was first asked if I wanted to take part in 10 trial sessions of pilates, I wasn't certain as to whether it would have as big an effect on my performance during a rugby game. I can safely say I feel it has improved me as a player! Without the epertise of Karen, I doubt I would have found the sessions as beneficial and enjoyable as they were Anyone who feels that Pilates will help with their performance in sports or just feel it would help them in everyday life, I wouldn't hesistate to recommend 'Back In Shape' as the place to do it!

5/ 5stars
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In June 2012, said about Back in Shape Clinic

I signed up for a short course of classes with Back In Shape Clinc to see if Pilates would help improve my rugby training. Not knowing much about Pilates Karen explained the basics behind it and straight away I could see what benifts to rugby there were. The "basic" excersises that Karen made look so easy really showed me how much there was to improve in my core strength and flexibility. After a few more sessions I could notice a real improvement on the rugby field where there are many areas where core strength is important especially scrummaging. Karen's knowledge was incredible and she explained every exercise which really helped me understand what benefits I would achieve. I would recommended Pilates to any person looking for a new way to improve their strength, stability and flexibility in their own sport.

5/ 5stars
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In June 2012, said about Back in Shape Clinic

over 2 months me and 4 others from Beckenham rugby club were given the opportunity to take part in a series of basic pilates sessions once a week. At first I was a bit sceptical to the thought that pilates would help to improve my game in rugby but Karen (the instructor) was certain, and wanted to prove so. Within the first session Karen instantly noticed that I had a problem with my hips, and so straight away she was able to give me a number of exercises to improve the flexibility in my hips.with Karen's fantastic and clear explanations on each exercise it was a matter of time before progress was made.in rugby I noticed I was less injury prone, my core strength had improved massively which gave me a huge advantage against the opposition and I felt incredibly light on my feet, in a general sense I felt a lot healthier. I would encourage anyone to take part in pilates at Back in Shape as Karen was such a great instructor and you feel a lot healthier. thanks a lot Karen for everything

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In June 2012, said about Back in Shape Clinic

I came to Anthony and the team at Back In Shape a few months ago having injured my knee last year. I had previously been to the Sports Injury Clinic at Crystal Palace however they had not been successful in healing me, so having looked up Anthony, I booked an appointment. Within a very short space of time my knee was feeling so much better and has since fully recovered, at a cheaper price and a better standard of service than the guys at Crystal Palace! Anthony runs a very professional and expert team, all of whom are exceptionally friendly and helpful. They fixed me up very quickly but were also insistent that the overall experience be of the highest quality – I was always offered a cup of tea when I arrived and they often sent me away with bits of their own equipment so that I could continue working on my physio at home. A huge thank you to Anthony and everyone at Back In Shape is in order, thanks to them I am now back to full health and ready to undertake the physically demanding challenges I will meet as I go to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the near future to become an officer in the British Army. Anthony may not be as pretty as the girls at Crystal Palace but he is certainly a superior physiotherapist!

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In May 2012, said about Back in Shape Clinic

Pilates, at first, I had no clue on what benefits for rugby, I could gain from it... After my first session I developed an understanding of having a strong core and how this can benefit me during a tackle and breaking the game line! After my third session I noticed a huge increase in flexibity in my back, as well as my legs, which during training, my legs felt much lighter, sort of, less injury prone? As I play secound row/back row, having a stronger core made my junping and lifting in line-out much easier, as my balance was better, making me more sturdy in the air. One of the best things besides the improvement in my game, was the enjoyment of doing Pilates, once a week with Karen! Her knowledge and understanding of the body, allowed her to explain why she was making us do certain pilaties movements! I've worked in a leisure centre, and karen is far better then any pilaties teacher, that I've seen! Highly recommend trying a session!

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In March 2012, said about Back in Shape Clinic

The treatment that I received at Back in Shape Clinic on my Achilles helped me to get back on track with my training. I am pleased to say that I completed the Brighton Half Marathon last Sunday in a time of 2 hours 5mins. Not a PB but I’m still pretty happy with that and just pleased that I was able to complete it! Thank you.

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In January 2012, said about Back in Shape Clinic

I began seeing Anthony Padgett at Back in Shape clinic, Shirley in October 2011. I had beem suffering chronic pain in my left shoulder for about eighteen months. As well as the physiotherapy. he has recommended exercises to do at home. The pain has receded considerably and I now have increased mobility in my arm. The clinic is calm and and I was put at ease on my first visit.

5/ 5stars
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In January 2012, said about Back in Shape Clinic

True to its name the clinic has put my 'back' in shape through its Pilates classes. My posture has improved dramatically over the last 12 months and I feel great!

5/ 5stars
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In January 2012, said about Back in Shape Clinic

Had various problems with my back over a number of years. Since taking pilates classes at the 'Back in shape' clinic i have had no problems. Would highly recommend!!!

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In January 2012, said about Back in Shape Clinic

I have nothing but positive to say about Back in Shape. Having had serious back issues over some time, this is the only place that offered support and improvement when I was at my wits end.

5/ 5stars
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In January 2012, said about Back in Shape Clinic

I have found and am now using muscles I didn't know existed. Back problems have gone and balanc is much improved. Each visit enhances the last with a cohesive approach. Thoroughly recommend.

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In January 2012, said about Back in Shape Clinic

I have received excellent treatment from Anthony Padgett at the Back in Shape clinic following two serious ankle injuries. As a golfer, my particular needs were taken into account for my treatment and on both occasions I was able to make a quicker than normal return to normal life and sport. I was also encouraged to follow exercises at home to aid recovery. I would not hesitate to recommend Anthony and the practice to any new patients.

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  • 4th September 2013
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Dispel those myths about pilates

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