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Active VIII - Expert physiotherapy for Henley-on- Thames.You will receive immediate diagnosis from our highly trained physios at a convenient location.

Whether you're a top sports person or you need some work on your back, help is at hand at Active VIII, one of Henley-on- Thames' leading physiotherapy centres and sports injuries clinics.

Established in 1998 by physiotherapists Geraldine Watkins and Sarah Roberts, the sports clinic has just become Henley-on-Thames' first Centre of Excellence for Sports Physiotherapy.

Among a wealth of other things, we can offer:

  • Immediate diagnosis and treatment of all your musculoskeletal problems
  • Sports injury diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation from Olympic to Club level

Staff have achieved the highest qualifications obtainable in the physiotherapy field. And as experienced sports therapists who have been involved with national sports teams, you know you are in safe hands at Active VIII. Our expertise as top physiotherapists ensures you are on the right road to recovery, whatever your injury or condition.

Active VIII, conveniently placed in the centre of Henley-on-Thames, close to the Doctors' surgeries, offers the complete range of services you'd expect from physiotherapists of this quality - and much more. Our one aim in life is to make you better so you can continue with the activities you enjoy.

Along with the traditional physio treatment, we can offer alternative therapies to our Henley-on-Thames clients, such as pilates and acupuncture.

The wide range of services our highly skilled physiotherapists can provide include:

  • Rehabilitation - exercise therapy is the mainstay of treatment following sports injuries or surgery
  • Manipulation and mobilisation - A range of techniques to treat all kinds of problems from sciatica to trapped nerves
  • Theraputic massage - For the treatment of soft tissue injuries
  • Biomechanical Screening and Podiatry - our state of the art equipment can diagnose and treat complex problems which have not been resolved by surgery or orthodox treatment
  • Electrotherapy - For pain relief or to reduce swelling and inflammation
  • Injection therapy - for the relief of conditions such as tennis elbow, shoulder problems, arthritic knees, foot, ankle and wrist tendonitis and other injuries
  • Sports Physiotherapy - We have direct links with numerous sports including England Hockey and Henley Hawks Rugby
  • Pilates - this effective excercise can be extremely beneficial for people with low back pain, shoulder instability and other conditions
  • Acupuncture - This is often used to treat painful conditions such as sciatica, tendinitis and arthritis -

At Active VIII, we realise our clients lead busy lives and therefore offer flexible appointments. Our clinic hours are as follows:

Monday: 8.30am to 5.30pm

Tuesday: 8.30am to 7.30pm

Wednesday: 8.30am to 5.30pm

Thursday: 8.30am to 7.30pm

Friday: 8.30am to 5.30pm

 

If you want to get active again - call Active VIII. A safe pair of hands

 

Centre of Excellence for Sports Physiotherapy

 

01491 693117

 



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In June 2012, said about Active VIII

They offer the highest standard of professional care in a welcoming, well equipped premises and with a warm personal approach.

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In May 2012, said about Active VIII

After years of living in pain, I would like to say a big thank you to Sarah and Nerys for their treatment to my neck and shoulder, both pre and post surgery. Thanks to them I now have a much better quality of life. I have also received excellent treatment from Torie and Amanda and amazing massages from Debbie. I now attend Abbie's pilates class which is a great help to me. I cannot recommend the team at Active VIII highly enough, they are certainly five star. Christina W

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In April 2012, said about Active VIII

A very well organised physio unit with outstanding young physios who are passionate about their work and fitness.

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In April 2012, said about Active VIII

The therapists at Active VIII are superb. I would highly recommend them.

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In March 2012, said about Active VIII

After breaking my ankle in the South African Otter Trail Race 2011, the team at Active VIII provided exemplary bio-mechanical analysis, rehabilitation and physiotherapy treatment. This also included liaising with the consultant surgeon and organising an MRI scan within days of my return to the UK. The ankle is now back to form and I am back running (30 miler last weekend too) as part of my 10MillionMetre challenge (alexflynn.co.uk). With all the exercise I do, I also asked Active VIII to undertake bio-mechanical analysis of my gait and they even arranged for the resulting orthotics to be delivered super fast! Always professional, personable and kind, I have no hesitation in recommending Active VIII.

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In March 2012, said about Active VIII

I have been suffering from hip pain for some time. On consulting Active VIII, they discovered I had a back problem and they sorted it out with 3 sessions of physiotherapy treatment. Great atmosphere, great team - Thank you very much.

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In March 2012, said about Active VIII

I forgot to add the wonderful massage treatment I had from Tina. Thanks again.

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In March 2012, said about Active VIII

I sustained a nasty whiplash injury along with damage to my knee, 3 months ago. I had to have intensive physiotherapy to sort me out. Thanks to a wonderful team of physios I am now back to normal. "the best" !!

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In March 2012, said about Active VIII

Thanks also to Abbey for great pilates core stability treatment for my back. Superb.

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In March 2012, said about Active VIII

Hi again - I just wanted to mention Active VIII have fantastic facilities and equipment as well as great staff. Just fab

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In March 2012, said about Active VIII

Cant thank Eric enough for great treatment on my back, which I injured rowing. He manipulated my spine and used an "instrument" to stretch out and massage my tight back muscles. Two sessions and I am back on the water. Cant ask for more than that -superb!

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In March 2012, said about Active VIII

A brilliant centre for sports injuries. I have had many injuries playing rugby and golf over the years and have had superb treatment from all of the physios at Active VIII. Thank you Gerry and Sarah and your team.

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In March 2012, said about Active VIII

I saw Sarah who is a specialist in shoulders, diagnosed a tear in my shoulder tendons with diagnostic ultrasound. Following surgery I had intensive treatment from Sarah and I am back to teaching and playing tennis. Many thanks Sarah for your wonderful care.

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In June 2011, said about Active VIII

Following sustaining a nasty shoulder injury from a motorbike accident I found myself under the care of Sarah and the team at Active vii. I was immediately made to feel comfortable and at home at what was a very difficult time for me initially. The friendly yet highly professional treatment I have received over the last 2 years has allowed me to regain a larger proportion of movement than was thought possible from the prognosis. Never afraid to go the extra mile I have had all the support I needed to get medical referrals and legal reports in an extremely expedient manner. I would highly recommend any of the physios from whom I have received treatment at Active vii. Recommended!!

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In April 2010, said about Active VIII

Active VIII have provided me with fantastic care over the past 11 years. I had a nasty car accident several years ago and many sports injuries since then. All of these injuries were quickly diagnosed and treated by the wonderful physios at Active VIII. I highly recommend them. Thank you.

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In April 2010, said about Active VIII

Sports People: Just to let you know - Active VIII physiotherapists are highly skilled and caring professionals. Gerry has worked for many years with Olympic and England teams and individual sportsmen and women, including hockey, rugby and rowing. Sarah - her business partner has also helped with England hockey and Henley Hawks rugby. Others, including Ed, have worked with Portsmouth Rugby team, Nerys, with GB motorcross and Sarah Mc with GB lacrosse. All have high level qualifications in sports physiotherapy. You could'nt be in better hands!

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In April 2010, said about Active VIII

Brilliant treatment!! Active VIII is a fantastic physiotherapy practice. I can't thank you enough for sorting out my back injury so quickly. I am back to full fitness and training in readiness for the Olympics. I highly recommend their services to anyone. Cheers. James

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In March 2010, said about Active VIII

Brilliant, fantastic and very professional physios. I have been back and fore to ACTIVE VII for a number of years with various problems and have always had fantastic treatment. Most recently I injured my shoulder. Sarah (who specialises in shoulders) was very kind to me as I was in a lot of pain. She immediately diagnosed my problem and injected my shoulder then and there. This completely relieved my pain. Sarah provided me with advice and when she saw me again 2 weeks later she did physiotherapy treatment to sort out the tendons. So after only 2 sessions I can get back to doing what I love - gardening and playing tennis. Thanks you so much Sarah.

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In March 2010, said about Active VIII

Superb, fantastic and simply brilliant physios! I would like to thank Gerry and Sarah and all their team of physios for all their help over the past 7 years. I have had a number of problems during this time, which have been quickly sorted out by the physios at Active VIII. I had severe sciatica and pain in my low back which Ed sorted out with manipulation and exercise. amonst a number of other injuries including a shoulder injury and neck problems, I also injured my knee which required surgery to repair the ligaments. I had a "cybex" test at Active VIII, which diagnosed the strength in my knee muscles and a rehabilitation programme was designed around this. Just wonderful care!!

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In March 2010, said about Active VIII

I had a dreadful stress fracture injury to my ankle from running. It had been misdiagnosed on X-Ray. After several months of going back and fore to my doctor and putting up with severe pain I came to Active 8. Gerry quickly diagnosed my problem and referred me for an MRI scan, which confirmed her diagnosis. I have since had fantastic physiotherapy treatment and a biomechanical assessment with prescription orthotics. This has completely sorted out my problems. I can't thank Gerry (and her wonderful team of physios) for such brilliant service - you guys "rock".

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In May 2009, said about Active VIII

I was recommended Active VIII the National Lead Physio of the English Institute of Sport. I needed orthortics to help me correct issues from a knee operation and I couldn't be in better hands. Gerry did a thorough and extensive assessment using her own talent as a physio coupled with the latest technology. I am confident that not only with the orthortics help my body and prevent further injury, they will help improve my performance. I will be using Active VIII again in the future and recommending them to other friends and athletes. Thank you! Sarah Winckless Olympic Bronze Medalist and Double World Champion Rowing

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In February 2009, said about Active VIII

Fantastic massage. Lovely staff!

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In February 2009, said about Active VIII

Would recommend to anyone, they have sorted out what was an recurring problem for me!and in not many sessions. Brilliant.

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In February 2009, said about Active VIII

First class physiotherapy treatment

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In February 2009, said about Active VIII

Very good treatment & pleasant staff.

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    3 West LaneHenley-on-Thames
    Oxon
    RG9 2DZ
    T: 01491 577129
    F: 01491 579230
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