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Here at Western House Consulting Rooms Ltd in Barnsley our experienced team of physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, acupuncture, education and advice.
Physiotherapists help to maintain health for people of all ages and fitness helping patients in Barnsley to manage pain and prevent disease.
The profession helps to encourage development and facilitate recovery, enabling people to stay in work while helping them remain independent for as long as possible and achieving their goals to recovery.
Physiotherapy is a science-based profession and takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing, which includes the patient’s general lifestyle.
At the core is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment with the Western House physiotherapists.
Physiotherapy helps with back or neck pain or sudden injury, managing long-term medical conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia and recovery with post-operative rehabilitation.
Physiotherapy is a degree-based healthcare profession and all our Western House physios in Barnsley are registered with both the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Physios use their knowledge and skills to improve a range of conditions associated with different systems of the body including the musculoskeletal system (tendons, bones, joints and ligaments) and the nervous system.
Claire qualified from Sheffield Hallam University in 2000 and worked full time for the Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust gaining experience with both adults and children.
She has previously been a team leader providing physiotherapy for runners taking part in the London Marathon at the finish line. Claire has worked in private practice for over 17 years, both as a clinical lead physio and more recently as a director at Roundwood Health Clinic. Her clinical time is spent treating a variety of musculoskeletal joint and spinal problems, sporting injuries and chronic pain management. She continues to participate in courses and conferences to enhance her clinical skills which also include acupuncture for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. In her spare time Claire is a busy mum and enjoys the outdoors and running (she can regularly be seen “plodding” around her local park!).
Elizabeth qualified in 2000 from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh and has also been awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in Advancing Physiotherapy Practice from Sheffield Hallam University as a part of her post registration training.
She has held various positions within both the NHS and Private Sectors gaining a very wide range of experience. She has worked at Doncaster Royal Infirmary and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and her most recent role was at Roundwood Health Clinic in Barnsley. Elizabeth’s special interests include spinal disorders, ergonomics and workplace wellbeing and post-operative rehabilitation. She is also trained in acupuncture and attends regular updates in this, and other, fields. Currently a “relapsed” runner, Elizabeth plans to get those running shoes back on in the very near future but also enjoys going to the gym and walking her dog in her spare time!
Jovan qualified at Sheffield Hallam University in 2017 and worked as a rotational physiotherapist at Barnsley District General Hospital for the following year before becoming a specialist physiotherapist in Accident and Emergency.
During this time, Jovan started his Msc (Masters) modules with the Queen Margaret University of Edinburgh and became a full member of the society of musculoskeletal medicine in 2019. At the end of 2019 he was offered an advanced position as a first contact physiotherapist practitioner in Sheffield. Jovan has worked in private physiotherapy practice at Roundwood Health Clinic alongside the NHS for the past 3 years and has a special interest in spinal and shoulder pathologies. As a keen amateur athlete himself, Jovan often works with semi-professional athletes such as triathletes, rugby players, strength sports and bodybuilders. Jovan is currently ongoing with his masters modules which include injection therapy and also aims to complete an independent prescribers course in the near future.
Darren qualified from Sheffield Hallam University in 2002 and has worked in a variety of both NHS and private practice settings. He has chosen to specialise in manual (hands on) therapy for Musculo-skeletal disorders in order to keep people doing what they love.
In his spare time Darren is a busy dad with his ultimate goal to make his son proud of him. He also credits Joe Wicks as his hero for the year (alongside the frontline staff) for keeping him fit and healthy!
Chris qualified in 2009 from St. John's university in York and spent the first 3 years of his career working as a rotational physiotherapist at Barnsley Hospital.
He gained experience working with neurological and intensive care patients along with orthopaedic and musculoskeletal outpatients.
In 2012 Chris gained a specialist post within Barnsley Hospital outpatients department, working with patients with complex fractures, rheumatological conditions (such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia) and A&E patients. Chris still continues to work in this role to date. Prior to joining the team at Western House, Chris worked privately at Roundwood Health Clinic for 2 years.
As a retired footballer, keen runner and a regular at the gym, Chris has a keen interest in sports injuries. Along with the treatment of back and neck conditions, Chris's main goals are helping patients get back to full fitness or manage their long standing conditions.
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Your initial consultation and treatment will last for 60 minutes and any follow up will be 30 minutes. At your initial consultation your physiotherapist will ask you lots of questions about your symptoms, including any previous medical problems and any medication you may be taking so they can make an informed diagnosis.
They will then ask to assess the problem area. To assess you properly the treating physiotherapist will need to observe the affected area(s) and this will normally require you to remove an appropriate level of clothing (but never your underwear). Be prepared to remove upper garments for neck, upper back or shoulder problems and for lower limb (leg) problems, to remove lower garments. Please bring a pair of shorts to the assessment with you if you need to remove lower garments. For people with lower back pain, it is important that your physiotherapist can see the whole of your spine and legs, or problems contributing to your symptoms may not be picked up.
Please let your physiotherapist know at any time during your consultation if you feel unhappy exposing any part of your body. At any time, prior or during the assessment you can ask for it to be stopped. You are welcome and encouraged to ask any questions so you remain fully informed at all times.
According to your wishes the assessment can be modified. After you have been assessed, your physiotherapist will tell you what problems they feel are contributing to your symptoms and propose a plan for treatment. Your physiotherapist will explain their reasoning for the proposed treatment plan, giving you options for going forward with treatment. An example of a treatment plan may include "hands on treatment" or an individual exercise programme. Although many of the treatment techniques that a physiotherapist use and suggest are unlikely to worsen your symptoms, some may result in some temporary soreness.
Other procedures such as acupuncture and manipulative therapy can carry some risks - your physiotherapist should offer potential benefits, risks and alternatives. Your decision whether to agree to treatment (or not) will not impact upon your care in any way. Once you have given your consent further appointments will then be arranged, at a time convenient to you, wherever possible, to allow you to continue with your treatment.Contact Us
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Western House Consulting Rooms is located in the heart of Barnsley close to the new Old Mill Lane college campus