The Bridgeman Physiotherapy Centre

We believe we can make a difference

 

WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS- PLEASE CALL TO BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT

Call 01942 321235 for all enquiries

Just to reassure you, following the relaxation of face masks and social distancing measures from the 19th July 2021; we will be maintaining all our COVID control measures and we require our clients to continue to wear face covering when attending for treatment ( unless exempt) . This is in line with the recommendations for all medical appointments within the NHS and Health Care settings. We play an important role in the provision of Primary Health Care and strive to continue to provide safe and effective treatment in line with all COVID requirements. Now more than ever it is important to put your physical , mental and emotional health as a priority! We have all COVID measures in place to ensure that this is a safe place for you to visit. We are currently only taking booking via telephone to enable us to screen all clients prior to booking. You will be required to complete certain forms by email once you've made a booking You will be sent a pre treatment COVID screening questionnaire prior to every visit Hand gel provided at the front door prior to entry Temperature checks on entry Clients are requested to wear a face mask (unless exempt) All therapists in Full PPE Strict hygiene of treatment rooms between each client Strict hygiene of high traffic areas Staggered appointment times to ensure safe arrival and departure of clients Please attend at the time of your appointment only. Contactless payments preferred If you have any further concerns please call the clinic on 01942 321235 Every measure has been under taken to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. We strive to offer the same high standard of care that we have built our reputation on. Treating the people of Wigan since 1981 – We are in this together.

Team


Sue Capstick

Principal Practitioner

Susan Capstick BSc Hons Physiotherapy MCSP HCPC Reg Advanced Perrin Practitioner Physio First.

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Ruth Kingsley

Associate Physiotherapist

Ruth Kingsley - Grad Dip Phys MCSP HCPC reg AACP

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Charlotte Barker

Associate Physiotherapist

Charlotte Barker - BSc Hons Sports Therapy, MSc in Physiotherapy MCSP HCPC Reg AACP Perrin Practitioner

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Caroline Finney

Associate Physiotherapist

Caroline Finney - BSc Hons Physiotherapy Msc Trauma and Orthopaedics MCSP, HCPC Reg AACP

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Rachel House

Associate Women & Mens' Health Physiotherapist

Rachel House - BSc Hons Physiotherpay MCSP HCPC Reg. Post Grad in Continence Care

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Alison Lawton

Associate Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist

BSc Hons Physiotherapy MSc Respiratory Physio MCSP HCPC Reg

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Jasmin Flynn

Associate Occupational Therapist

Jasmin Flynn - BSC Hons Occupational Therapy. RCOT HCPC Reg

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Ciaran Vasey

Associate Physiotherapist

BSc Hons Physiotherapy MCSP HCPC Reg

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Tiffany Whitter

Yoga Instructor

Tiffany - 200hr IYN Approved Instructor

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Leah Walsh HPD PNLP MNCH (Reg.)

Clinical Hypnotherapist

Leah is a qualified Clinical hypnotherapist, a practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), holds a diploma in Mindfulness and is a registered member of both the NCH and the CNHC.

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Tiffany Whitter

Yoga Instructor

Tiffany is a 200hy IYN approved instructor and has further qualifications in Teen Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga for CFS/ME & supporting the Pregnant and Post Natal student. She is passionate about yoga being accessible for all.

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Services


Whatever your reason for coming to us, we will always take an entirely individual approach to your care. Our highly qualified and experienced team will use their expertise to assess, diagnose, advise and treat you using our holistic range of services, ensuring a speedy and safe recovery and prevention of reoccurrence.

PHYSIOTHERAPY

Physiotherapy Treatments available in Wigan. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy incorporates an in-depth assessment and diagnosis, followed by a wide range of techniques and treatments designed to reduce or eliminate pain in the muscles, bones, joints or soft tissue areas of the body, whether caused by injury or degeneration.

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ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture is one of the many skills used within physiotherapy as an integrated approach to the management of pain and inflammation and as a means of stimulating the body’s own healing chemicals in order to aid recovery and enhance rehabilitation and offers an effective treatment.

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SCIATICA

Sciatica pain is when the sciatic nerve, which runs from your hips to your feet, is irritated. We often treat our sciatica patients with a combination of soft tissue release and massage as well as corrective exercises, we can assist with treatment and our Physio's will work closely with you to create a treatment plan.

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SPORTS INJURIES

Our physios are trained to identify and treat sports injuries, some even have a sports therapy back grounds before qualifying as a physiotherapist. Whatever level the patient plays sport to, our physiotherapists can guide patients back to completing their sport to their pre-injury level with a full treatment package.

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ACUPUNCTURE FOR FERTILITY

There are many research studies that suggest that acupuncture may help in various areas relating to fertility, conception and pregnancy. We are firm believers that it really can work, especially as part of a coordinated medical/complementary approach, and that it contributes to our levels of success

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CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME CFS/ME

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a physical disorder often associated with a Post Viral state and Chronic Inflammatory conditions. Chronic Inflammation and impaired energy pathways can leads to a build up of toxins within the brain & spine. We use The Perrin Technique™ to treat people that have been diagnosed with CFS/ME. Treating Chronic Fatigue in Wigan and the North West of England

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BLADDER & BOWEL HEALTH

Bladder and Bowel Health is something that impacts across all healthcare settings whether you're male or female. Our Physiotherapist will fully asses you, to help formulate a treatment plan for your individual needs, we understand the importance of providing a discreet and relaxed environment.

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RESPIRATORY PHYSIOTHERAPY

Respiratory conditions can have a significant impact on exercise tolerance and independence. Respiratory physiotherapy is designed to help patients who are suffering from respiratory difficulties and is focused on maximising physical function helping you manage your symptoms.

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LOW BACK & NECK PAIN

At The Bridgeman Centre the majority of patients we see suffer with lower back pain, back pain and neck problems. Lower back pain is the most common cause of sickness in the workplace in the UK with up to 80% of the UK population experiencing some form of back pain at some point in their lifetime, we can offer relief with our back pain treatments in wigan.

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HEADACHES/ MIGRAINES

We often have patients who suffer from headaches and migraines. Most symptoms are caused by pain-sensitive structures such as the cranium, muscles, nerves, arteries and veins, eyes, ears, sinuses and mucous membranes. We have various techniques to assist and improve headache symptoms.

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CRANIO SACRAL THERAPY CST

Cranio Sacral Therapy (CST) is a hands-on therapy, where the light touch is gentle, non-invasive and very subtle and affects the central nervous system. We use our hands to tune in to the feeling of the craniosacral rhythm, we feel how well the rhythm is reflecting out to the rest of the body and can treat accordingly.

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SPORTS MASSAGE

If you regularly participate in sports or you are preparing for an event such as a 5k, 10K, Triatholon or Marathon; building sports massage into your training plans can help to improve your performance as well as prevent injury. We can work with the patient and create a bespoke sport massage solution.

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YOGA

Yoga is a far Eastern technique combining physical Asanas {poses} with breath control for a complete mind and body experience. Yoga is about coming back to yourself and a more present state of mind in order to cope with the hectic nature of our Western life styles.

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ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS

The majority of patients suffer with injuries to their neck which is classed a ‘Whiplash Associated Disorder’. Whiplash injuries involve a sudden change in movement to the cervical spine, causing excessive extension and flexion, injuring the facet joints and ligaments at the spine, mostly caused in a R.T.A.

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COMPLIMENTARY THERAPIES

A range of complimentary therapies are available for all you health care needs, including Reflexology , Aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage, Swedish Massage,Deep Tissue Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Hopi Ear Candles, Warm Bamboo Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Crystal Healing

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COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE

Cosmetic acupuncture is a deeply relaxing therapy that can smooth away effects of time from your face. It utilises the wisdom from traditional Chinese Acupuncture to restore your inner health, vitality, revitalising your complexion to enhance your appearance.

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ROOM RENTALS

Rooms are available to rent for Allied Health Professionals - suitable for Counsellors, Hypnotherapists, Life Coach, Nutritionist, Medico Legal Consultations or other therapy services.

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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Engaging with Occupational Therapy can help you to understand who you are and what you need to do to be fulfilled despite illness or disability. This mean you are able to turn Chronic Illness into something you are living with not fighting against.

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About


The Bridgeman Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre has been proudly treating the people of Wigan and beyond since 1981. The clinic is currently owned and run by Susan Capstick who has worked here since 2001, taking over in 2010.
All our Physiotherapists are fully trained and registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professionals Council), members of the CSP Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and Physio First and The AACP –Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists; so you can be sure to be receiving the upmost professional care.
We pride ourselves on providing one to one treatment, tailored to the individual needs of our clients. We understand that there are many factors that can affect health, including exercise, diet, injury, posture and heredity. There are seven private treatment rooms and parking on the road in front of the clinic for up to 3 hours on a pay and display meter.

We are committed to providing the highest quality patient care. Our services extend beyond the provision of physiotherapy and the clinic offers many other treatment approaches to ensure the right solution to your needs, is met.

Our physio approach is entirely personal. Once we have assessed you to identify the source of the problem and explained it in a way that is easy to understand, we will work with you to develop treatment plans that fit with your lifestyle, diary, expectations and personal goals.

By visiting our physio clinic, you can also gain immediate access to other health care professionals including, Respiratory Physiotherapy, Women's Health Physio, Sports Massage Therapist , Podiatrists, Acupuncturists, Perrin Practitioners (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome CFS/ME), Complementary Therapies, Fertility acupuncture, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Yoga , Pilates Instructor and counselling services

Our team of therapists have been handpicked based on their experience and outstanding knowledge of their speciality.

Visiting a physio clinic can be a much faster route to high quality care than more traditional pathways, ensuring that your health needs are dealt with as soon as possible, to prevent them from deteriorating further.
We have the flexibility to be able to increase the frequency and intensity of your care to ensure your speedy recovery.

Initial appointment
At your initial appointment, the therapists will carry out a full assessment in order to form an accurate diagnosis. Once a diagnosis has been established, the injury will be discussed with you, to help you to understand the problem before agreeing an effective treatment plan together.

Our Values
Strong Values - We have built our organisation on strong values; they drive our approach to our work and our clients and they are at the foundation of everything we do.
Passionate - We believe everyone should be able to enjoy an active lifestyle and we are passionate about helping you to achieve this. We take a caring, proactive approach and we are committed to providing high quality healthcare in an affordable, accessible way.
Personal - We create treatment plans as individual as you. We take time to understand your needs and expectations, in order to help you reach your personal well-being goals and lifestyle aspirations.

Since 1981 the clinic has developed and grown on its reputation for quality of service, value for money and truthfulness. The majority of patients are recommended by family or friends.
The clinic is accredited by Bupa, AXA PPP, Nuffield, Aviva and all other health schemes. All the physio's do at least 30 hours continuous professional development per year and ongoing in house training and will only treat conditions in which they specialise. We offer a free five minute phone call to advise you on whether your problem is suitable for a physio to treat


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Perrin Technique for Chronic Fatigue

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Affects Over 250,000 Myalgic Encephalopathy is an illness estimated to affect some 250,000 people across the UK. There are a number of different names for the condition, such as: Myalgic Encephalopathy or “ME” Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or “CFS” Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome or “PVFS” Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome or “CFIDS”

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  • 18 Bridgeman Terrace, Wigan WN1 1TD, UK

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Charity Fundraising


Since 2013, we have been proud sponsors of the Wigan 10K. www.wigan10k.co.uk every September; which has given us a platform from which to raise funds for our chosen charity if FORME  reg no. 1045005
We have been providing pre and post race massages for the runners at the charity run organised by the Charity Joining Jack. Over the years our efforts have grown from providing massages and ice bucket for the weary legs and feet, to providing entertainment for children and spectators. This includes our Minion Mascot, prize raffle, tombola and lucky dip stall, face painting and face glitter as well as dressing up as our favourite superheroes.
Every year, we also enter a team into the event to increase awareness and funds for the charity. Since the addition of the Wigan Half Marathon / 10 mile and 5k events in March every year, we have extended our efforts to cover these events too.
To date we have raised over £20,000.00 for FORME and given much valued support for Joining Jack.
If you would like to support our efforts and wish to donate, please follow the link to our charity fundraising page.
www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/susancapstick

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome CFS/ME is a neuro inflammatory condition that presents predominantly with on going fatigue, muscle and joint aches, cognitive dysfunction, memory issues, headaches and viral like symptoms such as sore throat and swollen glands, to name a few. It often presents following a viral like illness Post viral fatigue (PVFS) with symptoms persisting for more than 6 months. A distinguishing feature of CFS/ME is post exertional malaise ( PEM) whereby even gentle exertion can render the sufferer severely fatigued and incapacitated for days, weeks or months.
Unfortunately, this condition is often overlooked, misunderstood, misdiagnosed and poorly managed under the current NICE guidelines.
As a practice we are passionate about raising awareness and funds to support ongoing research into this debilitating condition. Practice Principal Sue Capstick has over 15 years’ experience of treating clients with this condition primarily with the Perrin Technique, acupuncture, pacing advise, nutrition and sleep hygiene education. Associate physio Charlotte Barker has also trained as a Perrin Practitioner and has been working along side Sue since 2017.