Client Testimonials

Physiotherapy Success Stories

I originally came to Katie Bell Physiotherapy & Wellness with a trapped nerve in my neck, torn tendons in a shoulder, almost constant pain eased by quantities of codeine, paracetamol & amitriptyline. I had previously had to have cortisone injections for the relief too. After the 1st appointment I haven’t taken pain relief and have been doing the exercise program. I have occasional nerve pain, but adding Pilates in has really made a difference on that too. Not being in pain has given me my life back. My range of movement and my confidence has improved so much. I now feel really good, and friends who I don’t see often have commented unprompted on the difference in me.

Sharon

I came to Katie Bell Physiotherapy & Wellness with a problem with my knees which was affecting my back and making me struggle with walking. The experience has been wonderful. I have gained more flexibility and better range of movement in my legs. I can go for hikes with the family and stand most of the day working with no issues. I feel a lot more happier with my range of movement and having less pain.

Natalie

I came to Katie Bell Physiotherapy & Wellness with left hip pain that had been there for a long time and was now inhibiting my life and stopping me walking and enjoying life. The experience has been brilliant. Great communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent treatment, motivation and homework. Two post operative home visits kick started my recovery. The best result I have had is…..hip….what hip?! I am so glad I had the surgery and the consultant is amazed by the speed of my recovery. Extra physio with Katie was the major factor.

John

Massage Success Stories

I am writing a thesis and spend hours on the computer so was referred by my Physiotherapist to attend Pilates. I love coming, you are friendly inclusive and accepting; I feel confident in your expertise and experience. The best result has been more flexibility, core strength and I am more knowledgeable about my own body.

Gillie

I suffered a prolapsed disc 10 years ago and 18 months ago. Working with my physio, I find that I am able to work at my own level in a friendly atmosphere. It is good fun, whilst working hard. I have increased flexibility and a greater awareness of how to improve my back. My posture is also much better. I always feel a lot more flexible after each session and less stiff.

Julie

I came to Katie Bell Physiotherapy & Wellness with a calf strain (severe!). The massage is massively helpful, personalised and has resolved my problem. The massage had brilliant immediate effects – feeling loser, more relaxed and after a few days my injury recovered greatly. The therapist provided good advice on stretching, running technique and self-management.

Emma

Pilates Success Stories

I am writing a thesis and spend hours on the computer so was referred by my Physiotherapist to attend Pilates. I love coming, you are friendly inclusive and accepting; I feel confident in your expertise and experience. The best result has been more flexibility, core strength and I am more knowledgeable about my own body.

Gillie

I suffered a prolapsed disc 10 years ago and 18 months ago. Working with my physio, I find that I am able to work at my own level in a friendly atmosphere. It is good fun, whilst working hard. I have increased flexibility and a greater awareness of how to improve my back. My posture is also much better. I always feel a lot more flexible after each session and less stiff.

Julie

I have suffered with a bad back for a number of years and am having physiotherapy at present. I was recommended pilates by my Physio. I have really enjoyed finding out how inflexible and weak I am! Katie made the class enjoyable despite my short-comings. I now come weekly and little-by-little I am getting stronger and more flexible and it’s helping me manage my back pain a lot.

Steve

I came to Katie Bell Physiotherapy & Wellness with pain down the right side of my leg, a tight back and shoulder following a bike crash. After 2x physio and one acupuncture treatments, I started pilates and find 2 sessions per week has shown a vast improvement. I now have minimal pain in the leg, improved strength, posture and core. I feel my physical and mental well-being has improved 10-fold which makes me smile.

Sonia

I came to Katie Bell Physiotherapy & Wellness to improve my movement and build my stamina in order to keep up with the demands of working in an outdoor educational setting. I have experienced many benefits from my Pilates with Emily. I used to have an aching back after spending hours on my feet but that has disappeared altogether. I am now enjoying jogging and interval training with Emily and find that I have much more energy. Thank you!

Penny

I was recommended to Katie Bell Physiotherapy & Wellness by a friend who does weekly Pilates and I worked on a 1:1 basis originally as I was suffering with fatigue and general unfitness following chemotherapy. The experience has been enjoyable and challenging, with Katie pushing me each week to each achieve more. I feel so much better after every session. My energy levels have increased, I am fitter and more confident.

Anne

Been to see Katie a few times over the years and she has always sorted me out, but this last problem with my back had been something else. I had been having back pain for over 18 months – a feeling of sitting on a hard lump and pain down my left leg. Katie soon diagnosed the problem and after a few sessions of physio it definitely improved.

The problem seemed to ease off but we both knew this was due to wear and tear and old age and would be a condition that would be ongoing and needed controlling. That is when I decided something had to give and Katie recommended trying Pilates. I was rather nervous as I had the injury and had not done any physical exercise for years. I booked to do one to one sessions with Katie and can honestly say it was on of the best things I had ever done.

Being one to one, Katie was there beside me guiding me along so I did not hurt myself, encouraging me all the way as I was very nervous and giving me confidence to get in positions and try moves I never could have imagined!

The best result I have gained from this is the ability to move around much more freely. Prior to this I struggled to get up and down, my knees wouldn’t bend at all and body was as stiff as a board. When my back does start up, instead of reaching for the pain killers I now get down on my mat and do the exercises Katie taught me – they work every time.

I now feel much more energetic, I am moving around much more fluently and she has given me the confidence to try more vigorous exercise. Oh and I have lost a few inches here and there.

I do feel I owe a lot to Katie and can imagine being one of her clients for a long time to come.

Pat