A little about us.
At Wareham Physiotherapy, we aim to treat our patients holistically, so we will take account of your health status and the influences & impact that stress & lifestyle may have on your overall recovery. We will aim to address your most significant problem areas with a tailored package of treatment & advice. Whether you have a sports injury, whiplash, suffer with joint, muscle or spinal pain, need postural advice or guidance to manage your pain or stress levels, we can help!
What you can expect.
Physiotherapy is a dynamic profession using a wide range of techniques to help patients maximise their recovery & potential. At it's best, it is a partnership between therapist & patient that helps to actively restore physical & psychological wellbeing.
Once we have provided quick & efficient treatment of your problem, we will endeavour to equip you with the knowledge needed to assist you to maintain the improvement & self-manage any future problems. If you feel that stress is significantly affecting your overall wellbeing then please go to the relaxation page. You can contact us to discuss whether these techniques might be helpful for your particular circumstances.
We hope that you find the following pages helpful and we welcome your comments via our "contact us" section, which you can also use to make an appointment with us.
Helen Gordon - BSC (Hons), Grad. DIP. Phys. MCSP
Helen qualified from the Middlesex Hospital, London in 1989 and has worked as a physiotherapist ever since. She has worked in the NHS for 21 years both in outpatients and running her own clinics in various GP surgeries as well as four years experience in a specialist chronic pain management team. Over this time she has also worked for several different private practices in Essex and Dorset.
Since qualifying she has gone on to develop a special interest in muscle energy techniques, myofascial release and joint mobilisation/manipulation techniques based on the Mulligan, Maitland & Cyriax concepts.
She has been practising acupuncture since 2001 and is a registered member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).
She also has experience running classes in cardiovascular exercise, core stability, posture and relaxation plus classes for rehabilitation of knee, ankle and low back problems. She has had many years experience of treating various types of sports injuries.
Alison Tarleton Hodgson - Grad. Dip. Phys MCSP
Alison qualified from Kings College Hospital, London in 1984. She has a particular interest in outpatient musculoskeletal problems and sports injuries, especially the prevention of recurrent conditions.
Alison uses Kinetic control movement and assessment techniques regularly as part of the therapy, with manual skills and manipulation and soft tissue massage being used along side as necessary. Individually based and tailored exercise programs and "self help" techniques are developed for each client where appropriate.
Alison has also done recent work with K taping and activation therapy both of which have proved helpful in the rehabilitation of sports injuries and in dealing with chronic conditions.
Stacey graduated as a physiotherapist from Salford University in 2011 and as a junior physiotherapist worked within the community of Tameside and in the acute inpatient setting at Tameside Hospital before moving down to Poole in 2014.
Whilst working within the NHS, Stacey also worked part time at Stalybridge Celtic FC and then Glossop North End FC treating the first team players from on-field injuries back to full fitness. Stacey has also completed her Level 4 VTCT qualification in Sports Massage and through this, worked at the Olympic Games in London 2012