Learn all about the man behind Reflex-18: ‘My Name is Josh Congdon and I am a Chartered Physiotherapist. That statement took me 5 years of degree-level study to be able to say, and I am proud to be able to do so.’
Our approach to treatment and why: Exercise, pain relief and shockwave therapy. Plantar fasciitis can be really debilitating but it does get better and you will be running again soon.
Here is a brief patient information leaflet on subacromial pain. It details the signs and symptoms and a brief explanation of what it is… Although the physios reading this I know will appreciate the complexities of this injury group. There are also some pieces of self-help advice, I hope you find it useful. As always though, this does not replace expert medical assessment and treatment.
Lateral hip pain is a pain in the butt……. quite literally. The pain of lateral hip pain (also known as greater trochanteric pain syndrome, gluteal tendinopathy or bursitis) is usually located on the outside of the hip over or just behind the bony lump which is called the greater trochanter. This pain can radiate down the outside of the leg but rarely moves below the knee.
An x-ray or scan is just part of the picture, it doesn't necessarily tell you how to get better or what you can and can't do. Last week I posted a chart on our Facebook page that took 2 studies looking at scan findings and their correlation to pain. I highlighted...
Osteoarthritis often affects the hips and knees and can be responsible for decreasing peoples activity – at Reflex-18 we are all about keeping people active so read on for our tips.
I write this while we enter the second week of ‘lockdown’ while COVID-19 or Coronavirus is spreading outside. Many people are stuck at home with very little to do, and it’s great to see so many taking on fitness challenges and daily workouts. It doesn’t take much searching to find the daily Joe Wicks PE lesson for the kids, the local pilates teacher doing an online class, or a bootcamp session online. You don’t even have to keep it local – you can access fitness and exercise classes from the comfort of your living room, anywhere in the world! You could just go from one exercise class to another all day, every day, and still not have time to take up the governments allowance of leaving the house once a day for exercise.
Shin splints is a term used commonly for pain in the shin. It’s as simple as that. There are of course many different causes of shin pain though, the most common of which is termed ‘medial tibial stress syndrome’ (MTSS).
MTSS is an irritation in the periosteum (the lining of the bone) and has been suggested to be very similar to the reaction in the build up to a stress fracture. The diagnosis however, does not include that of stress fracture, but is considered a bony stress reaction. It can also encompass tendinopathy of the adjoining tendons or a dysfunction of the tibialis posterior, tibialis anterior or soleus muscles.
You have probably heard that physiotherapists give exercises, massage, click you, stick needles in you, stick bright tape on you, lecture you about your weight, and use all sorts of weird and wonderful machines with flashing lights, loud noises and variable amounts of pain!
Well physiotherapists may do all of these things.
I saw Tom and very quickly booked a second appointment! He is professional and very knowledgeable. I am confident he can resolve my issues.
Really pleased with the treatment received from Josh at Reflex-18 for a frozen shoulder, culminating to a long kayak trip today. At one point, pre treatment, I did wonder if that would be possible again as I couldn’t even put a coat on without assistance. And importantly, I felt COVID-19 safe throughout, witnessing thorough cleaning pre and post appointments. Many thanks Josh. 👍🏼
In October 2020 I was diagnosed with a ruptured Achilles tendon which I had left undiagnosed and treated for a few months as I was aware what medical intervention would entail. Eventually I sought medical advice and was told I was facing an operation to reconnect the tendon using harvested tendon from my big toe which was going to result in a lot of time incapacitated and a long struggle to regain fitness afterwards. However, the surgeons gave me the opportunity of having physiotherapy first, to see if that would work before a final decision was taken. As a result I visited Josh in November 2020 and 6 months later I am virtually walking normally and can weight bear on my bad ankle again. The final steps in my recovery can be carried out now that I can get outdoors walking again and also my gym being open. I cannot thank him enough for what he physically did for me and also his positive attitude in dealing with my problem. I would have no hesitation in recommending both him and Reflex 18. Many thanks.
Excellent service again. Treatment is coming along nicely. Many thanks
Friendly and professional service. Recommend using them
Both myself and my son have been seeing Josh for various injuries/issues over the last couple of years, which on occasions has been complimented with other members of his team. I can’t speak highly enough of the service Josh provides. From the initial advice & diagnosis through to the treatment and exercises recommended by him, the whole experience is first class. An added benefit is the gym that the clinic offers as part of your rehabilitation and further enhances the business and helps to set Josh above any other physio I have previously visited. In a nutshell I would have no hesitation in recommending Josh and his colleagues to anyone requiring physio and related treatments.
Josh was simply amazing. I visited Reflex-18 after my 4th knee surgery and had completed the physio that the hospital had prescribed which was fine for walking but not getting back to sport. Josh started by just taking an interest in the activities that I wanted to get back too and understanding the movement that was necessary. We took everything back to basics and started again by just learning to squat and making sure that my bodyweight was evenly distributed and we saw very early in it wasn’t. The exercises I was given to rectify this were easy to do at home but didn’t feel like ‘boring’ rehab exercises which you soon give up on. 6 months after seeing Josh I am back to full mobility and I am probably moving better than I ever have and more importantly pain free! Can’t thank Josh and Reflex-18 enough as never in my wildest dreams did I expect to where I am again let alone less than 6 months or so after seeing him.
Josh has been great on helping me recover from more than one injury very quickly and efficiently. I didn't know a great deal about injury prevention or recovery but Josh has been really informative and helped me massively in understanding what I can do to prevent injury in the future. Highly recommend!
First visit the Relex 18. Easy to park and a nice welcome on entering. Treatment was good and the Physio took time to listen and explain the treatment I would be having. I would recommend
We have been using Reflex-18 for over a year now. On and off the entire family is using their extensive services. Josh and his team are all very professional and helpful. The best of all our aches and pains are treated effectively and always diagnosed properly. We recommend them to all our friends and would never switch to another physio provider.