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On 20th September 2023 at 16:18, Vince wrote:
Recently treated by Carl - a thorough history was taken and for the first time an accurate and insightful diagnosis! Treatment over a couple of months proved really effective; great advice given all through - the home exercises were clear and made sense, they really gave results. I'd have no hesitation in recommending the practice. Excellent service, booking and admin so easy and efficient (the reminders were great!). Thanks to the team for first class friendly professional care.
On 4th August 2023 at 13:24, Peter Cowie wrote:
Following a road traffic accident i was recommended by our medical needs assessor to these guys at Colchester physio & sports clinic, specifically Carl Green. Over 10 weeks of physio I gained confidence, strength, and a great range of movements of which i didn't believe possible after breaking my back in multiple places. I would not hesitate to recommend this team of Professionals. I will be forever thankful Peter Cowie
On 28th July 2021 at 16:53, Andrea Long wrote:
I have recently attended appointments with Craig after injury to my calf muscle. After the first session he gave me exercises to do and a little heel rest to put in my shoe. I immediately felt the benefit when walking and pain started to ease. Craig is friendly and understanding and takes time to explain treatment plan and recovery. I have used Craig twice now previously for back pain too and would have no hesitation in recommending him 100%. I will miss our chats about dogs!
"My experience of physiotherapy from start to finish has been that of professionalism and knowledge alongside compassion and understanding. What really stands out for me is how Craig was always willing to work with me where I was in that moment in time. I always felt valued and cared for and with his help have achieved good results. A big thank you to Craig and his team!" 
KW- April 2024 
"Excellent service: easy to book and very convenient. Carl is always patient and reassuring. Gives great practical advice and never condescending. Many thanks!" 
MV - May 2024 
"Kind and helpful staff, fixed the pain I was having in my shoulder." 
XO- April 2024 
"Excellent service offered, from initial telephone booking, prompt and accurate emails providing information and timings, all the way to a successful conclusion of my treatment. 
I would definitely use their services again in the future" 
PR - April 2024 
"Very professional and friendly service, taking time to listen to the issues and find the best solution" 
SP- January 2024 
"Carl is a very experienced, personable physiotherapist who tailors each appointment to the client needs. He is down to earth, helpful and open to questions , also explaining in simple terms what he is doing. Would definitely recommend!:)" 
YW - February 2024 
"Excellent !!! After struggling with tendonopathy and bursitis for many months , I finally went to see Carl. Thank goodness I did, as he was brilliant, providing just the right strength building exercises , encouraging me when I felt defeated and , above all , advising me that invasive ( and expensive !) surgery was not necessary - he was 100% right! I’m now well on the road to full recovery. I HIGHLY recommend Carl.." 
Sue- October 2023 
"Had a really good recovery program for 2 separate injuries (broken ankle and torn shoulder ligament) from Carl Green the past year. I have minimal issues now and back to normality. 
Can’t fault the service. Very knowledgeable, and are genuinely there to help instead making you feel like burden unlike some others. 
Thank you very much. 
I appreciate all the help. All the best" 
CW - November 2023 
"Saw Carl today for the first time and it was obvious he had taken the time to look at my medical history which helped a lot. Nice guy who spent a lot of time not only ensuring I had the knowledge of exercises to help with the reason for my visit but also some exercises to prepare my body for some forthcoming training." 
RP - October 2023 
"I recently saw Carl Green at Colchester Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic for some pain I was having in my back as well as some previous issues with my knee. 
Carl instantly made me feel relaxed and addressed all my concerns. He was patient listening to my story, and undertook a thorough investigation into the issue. Afterwards he gave me a clear plan to follow and we had a short gap before a follow up appointment to establish my next steps. I am now on my way to fully recovering and am really grateful for his help. 
He was extremely professional and a joy to work on these issues with. The reception staff were also a real delight and it really made my day on my final appointment when they congratulated me for finishing up my treatment. It's very easy for physios and others in a similar profession to keep you coming back for their own financial gain but here they only had my recovery at the forefront and didn't make me once worry about anything. 
I can't recommend this physio enough and if I have any issues in the future I'll be going straight back to them and Carl!" 
Alice - October 2023 
"Carl gave me a series of exercises to do which has improved my flexibility by a 100%.." 
Alan - September 2023 
"Can’t speak highly enough of this physiotherapist. Lovely and helpful at reception and could always get my appointments in when I needed. 
I had Carl as my physiotherapist for a problem with my nerves in my shoulder. He diagnosed the somewhat rare problem and began to work with me to get this cured quicker than our 3 month plan (did it in 2). He is as good as they come and any issues in the future I will be returning without a doubt" 
James - October 2023 
"After surgery for a dislocated and badly fractured right ankle which needed a metal implant I had very limited movement in the ankle. I decided to have private physio as soon as possible and started treatment with Carl. Over a period of 4 months Carl tailored the exercises to suit as required and I made really good progress, I am extremely pleased with the service. As a footnote the NHS discharged me two months ago with the promise of physio to follow, I am still waiting to hear." 
David - August 2023 
"Awesome! What a refreshing experience to find an incredible physiotherapy clinic with a professional and highly trusted physiotherapist Craig. Craig successfully read my confusing mri reports and correlated them to my symptoms via the most thorough examination I have ever had by any physiotherapist and he explained everything in the most logical manner. Probably the best physiotherapist I have ever met. Thank you Craig for your support and reassurances and also a big thank you to the wonderful reception team who were friendly, polite and just lovely people!." 
Darren - September 2023 
"I have visited Colchester Physio practice several times over the last ten years or so to treat neck, leg, shoulder and foot injuries, and cannot recommend it highly enough. Have seen Carl, in particular, most recently for a plantar fascia tear, which has now almost completely healed. Carl combines professionalism and personability to great effect. A very sharp observer and keen, patient listener, he is able to offer quick diagnoses and suitably tailored exercise ideas for rehabilitation, prevention, and the building of strength, to achieve excellent results. Also able to dispense expert knowledge and answer all sorts of questions in a clear and digestible way. Very highly recommended" 
Jason - June 2023 
"I've been very impressed with the care I've received. Very knowledgeable, professional and encouraging. 
I like the app that gives me reminders to do my physio exercises and I liked that I was checked that I performed them correctly before I left the clinic. 
The exercises really work, I've been able to strengthen my hip instability, that was causing me knee pain, and get back to running. 
I also like that Craig tested and recorded the strength of my knee so I could see how that improved. 
I also visited with an aching hip recently and that is improving with the exercises. 
Worth every penny." 
Georgie - July 2023 
"Really Friendly and very professional! Would recommend." 
Liam - 10 November 2022 
"Some months ago I had to see Craig with a recurrence of lower back pain, something I have suffered from for over 50 years. It will flair up every now and again usually after I have done something that I know I should not. After several consultations with Craig in which he carried out some massage and acupuncture and gave me several exercises to undertake it allowed the back to return to a non painful condition. Craig suggested I saw Carl to start a programme of muscle strengthening exercises to help reduce the possibility of me causing further damage. I saw Carl 5 times during which he monitored my pain free movements and gave me a variety of exercises to increase strength and flexibility as well as improve my balance. I have now got to a situation where I feel able to continue the exercises knowing that if I need I can go back to Carl. I am happy to recommend to other back pain sufferers that they see Carl to check whether by moving onto a regular exercise programme they can live with less painful episodes." 
Andy - 21 November 2022 
"First class! Craig diagnosed and treated my sports injury thoroughly and compassionately...and excellent exercise programs with very helpful online video explainers. Highly recommend." 
Banks - 10 August 2022 
"Both Craig & Carl were fantastic whilst helping me recover from ACL reconstruction. Getting me back playing football quicker than I could have hoped. Would highly recommend to anyone for any sports related injuries or otherwise" 
Matt - 17 August 2022 
"After being comfortable doing 5k runs I started training for my first half marathon on the 3rd January, on the 5th of February I did serious damage to my left meniscus and after a week of not being able to do stairs and then limping for another I had a consultation with Craig on the 19th February. With only six weeks I thought I had no chance, but he worked out a strengthening and running program which I followed and on my second consultation two weeks later he said I would not need any more consultations. I ran the London landmarks half on 3rd April without so much as twinge. I cannot recommend the clinic and Craig highly enough as I came away feeling inspired and really pleased with the whole experience." 
Daniel - 18 April 2022 
"Craig is absolutely superb! Would thoroughly recommend his and the teams services. Craig talked through my sports injury and assessed what I needed to do to get back on the pitch. From the initial assessment to completing my treatment was exactly within the time frame given. 
Should I ever find myself requiring sports physio again, I would certainly have no hesitation to use his services. 
Thanks Craig!" 
Paul - 12 July 2022 
"Superb, friendly service. Craig took me through several weeks of physio for my damaged knee and got me running again. I can’t recommend them highly enough!" 
Steve - 04 January 2022 
"Went to this clinic for the first time as I had a problem with my knee, unsure what it was and Craig was amazing. Told me the problem straight away and set me a 8 week plan. The pain in my knee had been going on for so long I wasn't sure anything was going to work. Within 6 weeks I was pain free walking up the stairs again and after 9ish weeks I was discharged. Completely amazing experience and the receptionists I met were always so friendly as well. Really thankful to you all." 
Rebecca - 22 January 2022 
"Started working with Craig on an ankle injury. He took the time to complete a full assessment with me and advise on what support could be offered. Every session I felt listened to and was given exercises to make progress. Absolutely brilliant service, 100% would recommend!" 
Alice - 31 August 2021 
"I went to Craig initially with a foot injury, that I had seen 3 Podiatrists and an Orthopaedic Surgeon about, but who had not been able to really help me. Craig diagnosed the problem very quickly and offered advice and some physical help, that has seen me well on my way to recovery. I also told him about a problem with my neck and although it not something that can be cured, with his advice and again some physical manipulation, I am now managing the pain a lot better." 
Lorraine- 15 September 2021 
"After suffering groin pain for the best part of a year, I decided it was time to get some help. I booked an appointment with Craig who diagnosed hip impingement, he demonstrated a group of exercises and watched me perform them. 
After carrying out theses exercises twice a day for 7 week and 3 physio sessions my pain has gone from a 7/10 down to 1, a couple more weeks and I am pretty sure the pain will be gone completely. 
I would recommend Craig to anyone with any sort of pain or injury. 
Great service and friendly staff." 
Roy - 30 July 2021 
"I can't recommend Craig and the team highly enough. I've received excellent support following a recent sports injury - from swift injury assessment to immediate treatment and rehab.. 
The guidance and feedback between visits via the easy to use tracker has been invaluable. I really hadn't expected to be returning to golf & running so soon! Thank you 🙂 👍🏻" 
Nikki - 31 July 2021 
"I have recently attended appointments with Craig after injury to my calf muscle. After the first session he gave me exercises to do and a little heel rest to put in my shoe. I immediately felt the benefit when walking and pain started to ease. Craig is friendly and understanding and takes time to explain treatment plan and recovery. I have used Craig twice now previously for back pain too and would have no hesitation in recommending him 100%. I will miss our chats about dogs!" 
Andrea - 28 July 2021 
"Craig was great at identifying the issue with my Achilles and sympathetic to the fact that as a 53 year old i still wanted to play football. after 3 sessions i was back and i am grateful to him and his great admin team. despite covid all ran smoothly. i would recommend him wholeheartedly." 
Andrew - 23 July 2021 
"I have recently completed a course of physio with Craig after suffering from a running injury to my ankle, and I cannot recommend him enough. He is friendly and understanding and the treatment plan he suggested was clear and worked very well. Huge thank you to Craig and his team!" 
Olivia - 09 June 2021 
"I went to Craig because I had pain in my wrists and elbows while typing on the computer or gaming. After the first session he gave me a set of exercises to do daily on my own time. I was able to see and feel the results quickly. After a few months I have recovered to full strength in my arms. I would 100% recommend Colchester Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic." 
Cinthya - 11 July 2021 
"Excellent physio.....very helpful withe super treatment....hygiene through Covid second to none." 
Wendy - 18 May 2021 
"Intensive sport, sedentary occupation and age = pain. Fortunately Craig and his team have been on hand to sort out my back, then my knee, then my neck... 
Whatever comes next I will be back again as their expertise has got me back up and running every time. 
Thoroughly recommend anyone check out limb and joint pain with Craig." 
Martin - 02 June 2021 
"Craig has helped me with my lower back disc problem and has worked with me to get me moving again. 
Craig has been professional and knowledgeable through out working at a pace that has both suited and helped me, taking me with him through the process. 
I would highly recommend him." 
Craig - 04 May 2021 
"Great service from the initial inquiry. With first treatment and about 1 week of doing the given exercises through their app my injury was pretty much sorted." 
Jason - 06 May 2021 
"Excellent treatment. Asked the right questions. Diagnosed the problem. Explained what need doing to correct the situation. Demonstrated the exercises needed. Problem solved. Thanks for the excellent treatment Craig. Much appreciated. Hopefully I won't need to see you again!!! 
Richard - 20 March 2021 
"I have visited Craig on different occasions and every time he has worked his magic after which I have only needed two sessions with him. He is so easy to get on with and has a great sense of humour. I would recommend him to anyone which I have done in the past. I am so pleased that he has moved closer to where I live with parking facilities." 
Gloria - 10 April 2021 
"I have just completed a course of physio with Craig regarding a Bursitis in my shoulder. He is extremely kind, understanding and was willing to listen to all my moans and groans! 
Craig’s knowledge and expertise in diagnosing my problem was excellent. He explained everything clearly in each physio session and it was so helpful to receive follow up exercises on line which helped me continue my rehabilitation. 
All Covid-19 precautions are undertaken professionally and I felt very safe every visit. Annette is a cheerful, friendly member of the team armed with her temperature monitor as she meets and greets. 
Thank you Craig for your expertise, kindness and brilliant treatment. You are a Star! 
I would thoroughly recommend Craig and his team to everyone." 
Alacoque - 13 March 2021 
"I have been to see Craig many times over the years and he is always professional and friendly. His knowledge is outstanding and really understands sports injury. He always does a full analysis and you really feel you get value for money. The new (to me anyway) TrackActive app really helps with the inevitable exercise routine - which in my experience is the hardest part of going to a physio - doing the exercises! The app gives you the exercises with videos and timer built in through each exercise." 
Andre - 16 March 2021 
"Excellent service received from Craig Fowlie; my health issues were sorted within three weeks - definitely recommend a visit!" 
Heike - 10 March 2021 
"I can’t thank Craig enough :) After 18 months+ of persistent shoulder pain and 2 other physios trying to help, after just 2 sessions I felt normal again. He quickly identified the problem and gave me suitable exercises to correct it. Completely COVID safe with full PPE in use. I will not hesitate to use him again if another injury arises, highly recommended. Thank you." 
Alex - 12 March 2021 
"Exception treatment with ongoing care. Very professional and knowledgable approach. My ongoing back problems have improved so much and my everyday life activities are now enjoyable again. Cannot recommend this practice highly enough, thank you." 
Christine - 01 March 2021 
"Excellent again. Sound diagnosis, clear advice, helpful exercises to follow. I especially like the ethos - the patient is given the means to manage your own recovery." 
Caroline - 03 March 2021 
"I had excellent treatment here. Craig was kind , thoughtful and obviously very experienced/knowledgeable. With treatments and exercises I can now sit down again without pain. Thanks so much Craig!" 
Kate - 08 February 2021 
"A flare up of a pre-existing knee injury led me to Colchester Physiotherapy. Craig has been professional and thorough in my two consultations. I feel supported, with a plan to address and resolve my symptoms. Receptionist Annette is efficient and responds promptly to enquiries. I would highly recommend the Practice." 
Karen - 10 February 2021 
"Wear and tear to my legs and back have caused me to visit Craig on a number of occasions. He has helped me recover from some of the ailments whilst treatment for others is still on-going. I would heartily recommend him to anyone in need of a physio." 
Kevin - 23 January 2021 
"Craig is a first-class physio, highly knowledgeable and always puts you at ease. I wouldn’t go anywhere else... you will always get a warm welcome at Colchester Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic." 
Hollie - 06 February 2021 
"Craig has helped with an unexpected knee problem, using straightforward exercises that have helped to correct the problem. The care and professionalism is exceptional and I would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone. 
The treatment at this time of COVID restrictions has been carefully thought out and the offer of a virtual appointment was gratefully received. Craig sends detailed explanations and videos of the exercises and makes himself available for follow up advice as necessary. 
Thanks so much!" 
Janine - 10 January 2021 
"Just had my second problem solved by Craig. First time a football injury and this time my rotator cuff . The latest injury was more complex but through hand on treatment, exercises and encouragement I am now back on track. Highly recommend." 
Brian - 14 January 2021 
"Very good service. Would highly recommend." 
Will - 05 January 2021 
"During the pandemic I have needed Craig’s assistance to remedy problems with my back, neck and hands. I have felt entirely safe with the Covid precautions taken & the treatment has been successful. If the problems return or I damage something else I would be entirely happy to return to Craig & would also recommend him & his practice to anybody else requiring physiotherapy at this time." 
Andrew - 07 January 2021 
"Can't recommend Craig highly enough; I have had a lot of physio treatment over a number of years and certainly he has been the most proactive in terms of providing self help tips to avoid having long term expensive treatment. Would recommend without hesitation." 
Liz - 04 January 2021 
"Had a really good therapy sessions , friendly professional and felt confident with the way the service was provided during this awful time. My back pain has eased and using the exercises provided to me it continues to be managed at home. Thank you" 
Julie - 04 January 2021 
"I have been fortunate enough to have benefited from Craig’s skill, knowledge and personal care for over 20 years. My family and many of my friends have also been extremely satisfied after I recommended Craig to them. The Practice in my view goes from strength to strength, providing top quality assessment, treatment and all round professional services, even in these extremely difficult times." 
Paul - 13 December 2020 
"Craig has helped me get back to fitness after two hip replacements in just over a year." 
Elspeth - 30 December 2020 
"Helped me recover from Broken and dislocated ankle, Craig was fantastic in every session providing different excersises to aid my recovery. Would highly recommend." 
Matthew - 26 November 2020 
"I have just completed a course of physio with Craig who was very professional and knowledgable regarding my knee problem. I felt very confident attending sessions face to face as all precautions were taken regarding Covid. I received clear instructions of various exercises to help me, all of which were online for reference afterwards which helped greatly. I now have much more mobility and less pain and can enjoy long walks again, thank you Craig." 
Jim - 01 December 2020 
"Craig Fowlie has excellent diagnostic skill, and has helped me to recover from potentially life-changing muscular-skeletal problems." 
Nigel - 07 November 2020 
"Two visits here, once before recent lockdown and then during current lockdown. Excellent facilities and staff. All Covid-19 precautions undertaken. Temp check before entering and sanitation after each patient in treatment rooms. Very friendly, efficient and knowledgeable staff. Highly recommended." 
David - 11 November 2020 
"Craig is a very skilled and experienced physiotherapist. He has helped me with many issues and I totally recommend him." 
Michael - 06 November 2020 
"Craig is one of the most highly qualified and skilled physiotherapists in the sports and rehabilitation sectors that you will find globally. I highly recommend him and have enormous faith in his ability to assist healing to occur in the body. A Brilliant and caring practitioner who is enormously professional. 10/10." 
Muskoka Spa - 07 November 2020 
"Craig is a very experienced physio. He listens and takes care of you. I highly recommend him." 
Mariona - 21 October 2020 
"Thanks to Craig the pain in my feet, (plantar fasciitis) has gone, having been suffering from this condition for many years. The treatment was 1st class and the follow up exercises should keep me trouble free for a long time to come. The whole practice offers an all round positive experience, especially with all the coronavirus restrictions." 
Beryl - 21 October 2020 
"Very professional service. A quick diagnosis for My15 yr old daughters knee pain, thorough examination and follow up exercises. Craig’s kind gentle manner and knowledge really put my daughter at ease. Highly recommended." 
Sarah - 22 September 2020 
"Jane quickly spotted the source of the problem then gave me appropriate exercises, now I am back on the pitch ready for England hockey trials with no pain. Thank you." 
JJ - 20 October 2020 
"Very professional, knowledgeable and understanding. With treatment and ongoing exercises, my injury has all but gone. Highly recommend." 
Sue - 13 September 2020 
"Many thanks to Craig, really understood what the issue with my back was quickly identified how to resolve in few sessions. Highly recommend even with the covid restrictions was able to really help and provide face to face help." 
Ant - 17 September 2020 
"Excellent service Craig was really knowledgable and saw me quickly good advice and exercises." 
Sue - 29 July 2020 
"I can't praise this place highly enough. From the warm, friendly approach to the efficacy of the therapy everything was top notch 👌. I would recommend them to any one." 
Suopyuen - 29 July 2020 
"Craig was brilliant, he has helped me strengthen my knee after a quadriceps muscle tear, he explains things in a simple manner, gives me an update on the strength measurements of my legs and gives you the confidence to get going again. It is also great being able to get seen on a Saturday." 
Mike - 07 July 2020 
"I've been to see Craig a few times over the past few years. He's always been extremely kind, very professional and managed to provide suitable exercises to help each condition heal.I would definitely recommend him as a physio." 
Catherine - 12 July 2020 
"This is a great physio practice that really listens to what you need and works out practical ways in which to help you. Craig is an incredibly knowledgeable and experienced physio and will always be my go to person when i get injured!" 
Claire - 25 June 2020 
"Craig was super helpful, knowledgeable and friendly during my first consultation about a running injury. He provided me with lots of detail and a solid plan to work towards to strengthen my ankle and recover, I’m looking forward to our next session. Would definitely recommend ☺️." 
Megan - 29 June 2020 
"Excellent and HIGHLY recommend Craig's professionalism, knowledge and expertise. This wonderful physiotherapist saved me from paralysis and my family and I cannot thank him enough." 
Angie - 18 June 2020 
"At the beginning of February I underwent Ankle Arthrodesis and 6 weeks later was basically told by the hospital that I was on my own ! A mutual friend recommended Craig and I'm so pleased she did ! At our first consultation Craig reassured me that the discomfort etc. was quite normal and gave me exercises. My ankle immediately began to feel better and stronger and had continued to do so with his help. Craig is friendly, reassuring and totally professional and I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him." 
Alan - 24 June 2020 
"Excellent service and very friendly. Craig is very knowledgeable. I first saw Craig some years ago following a motor racing accident. I improved very quickly with Craig's help. More recently I have had a problem with my arm and already it is much improved." 
David - 17 June 2020 
"Friendly. Great service. A safe pair of hands - worked his magic and now I’m back to 100%" 
Lucas - 18 June 2020 
"Exceptional clinic. Craig is professional, knowledgeable and friendly. I have found all of his sessions (whether face to face or remote) to be extremely effective. Would highly recommend." 
David - 03 June 2020 
"I started to visit Craig and his team late last year after being referred for a long standing back problem. I immediately felt at ease with Craig due to his calm and attentive approach. Craig would always assess my current state versus progress whilst setting me new challenges that meant I genuinely enjoyed every physio session as I knew I would feel better afterwards without ever feeling that I was at risk of going backwards in my recovery. I can honestly say its the best I have felt in a very very long time and I genuinely feel the skill and knowledge that Craig applied and shared has made me feel so much stronger, fitter but most importantly I'm now in control of my body rather than always feeling the reverse. Thank you so much for everything Craig and thanks to Annette and your team for the fantastic service I received." 
Chris - 15 June 2020 
"Have been a patient here for a number of years. Craig has treated me on several occasions and has always understood the importance for me of getting back to sport. Highly professional and knowledgable, I have even had a back complaint diagnosed and successfully treated via Skype during lockdown. Would definitely recommend this practice to anyone needing a physiotherapist." 
Helen - 14 May 2020 
"Craig is the only physio to have sorted my back in all my life! He also diagnosed on video chat during COVID my BPPV (vertigo) after straining my shoulders with weights, and led to my complete cure within a week. He has been invaluable to me these past three years." 
Cate - 7 May 2020 
"Having visited an osteopath who was unable to resolve my back issue after many months, I decided to turn to Craig and he sorted my issue within 6 weeks. For the first time in a year I was without the daily pain and was able to finally get a proper sleep. Booking that first appointment with Craig was a complete game changer and I am so pleased that I did! Craig’s gentle manner soon put me at ease, and it was clear from the outset that he knew what he is doing. The exercises to do at home were not too many, were easily explained by Craig, and were easy to follow. I thoroughly recommend Craig; he is simply brilliant and has restored my faith in this type of treatment." 
Rachael - 24 October 2019 
"Following months of left hip pain which had been vaguely diagnosed by my GP as ‘probable age-related arthritis’ (I am 62) and actually aggravated by ‘virtual’ physiotherapy via the telephone, I eventually saw Craig who quickly diagnosed a hip tendinopathy. He confirmed by his examination that I had no arthritis. There then followed eight sessions of skilled treatment with manipulation and ultrasound, together with demonstration of appropriate isometric exercises and advice on lifestyle adaptations. I followed his advice to the letter. I am thrilled to say that I am now back to full pain-free mobility, walking miles without any problems - something I had not been able to do for months. 
Thank you, Craig, for your expertise, kindness and invaluable advice on how to help myself. Thanks you also, Annette and the team, for always an efficient and cheery welcome at each of my visits to the practice!." 
Anne - 6 January 2020 
"Thanks to Craig and his expertise I’m back on my feet again following an ankle injury. Craig is meticulous in his approach and care and his advice is always thoroughly explained. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him. He has treated the whole family for various injuries and we wouldn’t go to anyone else! Thanks Craig!" 
Sarah - 4 September 2019 
"Craig, Annette and the team at Colchester Physiotherapy offer both a professional and personable approach to their treatment. Excellent communication and diagnosis and a thoughtful approach to treatment and future prevention. I would recommend Craig to anyone seeking treatment in Colchester." 
David - 9 September 2019 
“I injured my shoulder, breaking my collar bone, whilst on a pony trekking holiday in Wales. Once the bone was set and the General Hospital discharged me I decided that a course of physiotherapy at a sports-injury clinic would help me to complete my recovery. I decided to try "Colchester Physiotherapy" and am very glad I did .I found the set-up both efficient yet really helpful and friendly. I was treated by Craig Fowlie, Senior Physiotherapist and feel that he has helped me on a number of levels. He took me through a series of treatments which increased in level of difficulty at each meeting and after sessions he e-mailed me the exercises we had done together so that I could practice them at home thus building up my strength and range of movements in my own time. He also provided a period of massage of the shoulder area to complement the execises and to help to loosen up the muscles that had become tense with pain and lack of use. 
I am now pretty much pain free; I have full movement of the arm and shoulder joint and a set of exercises that I can continue on my own to gradually re-build strength and stability in the shoulder area. The treatments were all administered in a totally non-threatening and private environment and the centre is very clean and professionally set up. I feel that my treatment has not only helped to regain physical ability and strength, but has been administered in such way that my overall confidence has been restored also: physical injury can have a detrimental effect on confidence and mental well-being as well. 
The only drawback I can see with my experience is that for a person without their own transport the centre is somewhat awkward to attend. I know that a shuttle service is available from the previous premises in central Colchester, but unless one lives quite near to that address, it would not help very much. I am essentially able-bodied, but for a person with mobility issues, the location could prove more problematic. 
However, overall, I am totally happy with my experience and would definitely recommend "Colchester Physiotherapy" and Craig and his associates to anyone needing physiotherapy." 
Carol - 29 August 2019 
“Craig has sorted & helped me to help myself, with exercise & tips. Thank you so much Craig." 
Jacqueline - 13 August 2019 
“I came for physio after suffering knee pain after running. Craig carefully assessed my running position and helped to realign my positioning, while strengthening the affected area with targeted exercises. Craig explained the reasoning behind my discomfort and how the exercises would help, which really aided my understanding of what I was doing and why. I’m glad to say that I’m now back out running without discomfort." 
Camilla - 2 September 2019 
“I have used Colchester Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic twice and on both occasions I have found Craig’s knowledge, professionalism and work practice to be first class. Being able to run without pain for the first time in years but also now having the knowledge to keep me running pain free is testament to Craig’s approach to treating his clients. Easy to book appointments and excellent communication from Annette with upcoming appointments, a seamless and first class experience from start to finish" 
Steve - 2 August 2019 
"Hi Craig and Annette 
I never thanked you properly for all your help with my recent knee problems. Craig you have a mountain of knowledge that helped me to try and improve my strength in my legs which I continue to do. Both you and Annette are so incredibly organised so thanks for all your help. I imagine it won’t be long before I’m back (probably September) after a fall out with my dog Molly and now have a fractured right ankle and wearing a lovely boot for 6 weeks ! My other ankle was also did not come out of it unscathed so will be looking for some advice and help soon." 
Many Thanks 
Bev - 6 August 2019 
"After suffering over 6 months of neck pain, I booked an appointment with Craig Fowlie and during the initial consultation, he identified my posture (work and study) as a major causal factor. After just the initial physio session of deep muscle massage, the difference was incredible! I had a further 2 physio sessions and have now completed the treatment. I thoroughly recommend Craig Fowlie, and should I need physio in the future, he would be my first choice. Excellent facilities, easy to find and plenty of parking." 
Jen - 16 July 2019 
"I came to Craig with a torn calf muscle. The program back to full mobility was a mix of ultrasound (pleasant), manipulation (not quite so pleasant) and gradually more forceful exercises. Key for me is that without Craig's help I may have pushed too hard, too early and gone backwards in my recovery. I hope I don't need Craig again, but if I have an issue I will return." 
Brian - 31 July 2019 
"This comes with sincere appreciation for all the care and support that you have shown both to me and my husband, Ian. Your treatment is not only physical - your good humour and gentle way was therapy in itself. Nothing has been too much trouble, and your dedication and kindness makes you a true credit to your profession. 
Many thanks, 
Warmest regrds" 
Jane and Ian - 6 June 2019 
"My experience with the treatment I had was excellent Craig was very caring and discussed my disability issues very clearly. He recommended that I continue with the exercises and if for any reason to contact him so I could go privately if necessary. 
All in all a positive experience thank you" 
Barbara - 27 June 2019 
"I visited Craig in November after experiencing pain in my ankle from running. I wanted to try to run a half marathon distance but was struggling to get over 4 miles without pain. Craig assessed me over two appointments and watched me running where he advised me on my running shoes and gave me exercises to strengthen not only my ankles but my legs as well, to prepare me for longer distance running. In January I ran 7.5 miles pain free and am on my way to the half marathon. I can't thank Craig enough for the advice and encouragement." 
Phoebe - 24 January 2019 
"I found Craig to be very friendly and knowledgeable. His advice was tailored to help me recover from a twisted ankle in time to do my first triathalon. The exercises he gave me really helped, and I have improved faster than I expected. I would return to Craig if I had any sports injuries in future and would recommend him." 
Lorna - 4 June 2019 
"I would like to express my thanks for the very good treatment received recently for my Achilles Tendon injury. Craig Fowlie treated my injury with ultra sound and massage which is hastening my recovery. I also received very good advice on exercises to speed up the process." 
Many thanks. 
George - 15 November 2018 
"I would recommend Craig to anyone. When I injured my back I was at a point where I thought the pain would be with me forever. Craig reassured me and after massage and exercises which I persevered with, I am now back to my old self again and feeling great. Thank you Craig for all your expertise." 
Julia - 27 November 2018 
"Thank you for your patience and care when treating my lower back problem. With the exercises you have shown me, I will be back to full health soon." 
Geoff - 26 July 2018 
"Following two visits to Craig regarding my troubled knees, I was delighted with the treatment and attention to detail he gave. Clearly and thoroughly explained and the ongoing exercises will make my life much more comfortable." 
Ken - MCFC supporter - 10 October 2018 
"Some months ago – and I have no idea how or why – my right leg became stiff and inflexible. I could walk around without too much difficulty but getting a sock on the foot in the mornings was excruciating and took ages. I would stand there wondering why although the sock was only a few inches away from my toes it was simply too painful to make that final connection. Although you expect this sort of thing when you age (I am seventy now), I realized something had to be done. In despair, I tried physiotherapy with Craig. In the mornings I religiously practised the exercises he recommended, but with no real confidence in the outcome. But – blow me – before I knew where I was I could flex my right knee again and reach the foot to tie up shoe laces, get the sock on and off my foot and all the rest of it. Unbelievable. Craig: you are a miracle worker and this is one of those times when just saying thank you seems completely inadequate." 
Dr Paul R. Sealey, FSA - 5 June 2018 
"Just wanted to say many thanks for your help in getting greater rotation in my clunky, clicky shoulder joint! Very happy to say I now have full rotation and can 'windmill' equally on both sides with no discomfort and various yoga positions are also much more comfortable as a result. The clunking is also reduced and I'll continue with exercising to hopefully maintain the improvements. Many thanks once again." 
Patricia - 19 June 2018 
"From the outset I had great confidence in Craig's diagnosis/treatment, and subsequently it progressed pretty much how he predicted. I like his calm, professional manner with a littlehumour thrown in. On the whole a very professional, welcoming Practice." 
Myrna - 24 April 2018 
"Craig was recommended to me by my daughter after she suffered a ruptured disc – he had immediately diagnosed the problem, liaised with her doctor and treated her successfully after months of misdiagnosis elsewhere. From the moment Craig first visited me for a herniated disc (the pain was so bad that, initially, I could not leave my home) I knew I was in very good hands. Craig is obviously a highly knowledgeable expert in his field and, over a period of weeks, he got me walking again without pain using acupuncture and other methods. He also liaised effectively with my GP to recommend complementary medical treatment. I really don’t know what I would have done without Craig's expertise, reassurance and motivation and I could not recommend him more highly." 
Amalia - 5 June 2018 
"I was very satisfied with my physio treatment from Craig. I know the journey to recover would have been much longer without the treatment and advice from Craig. 
I also appreciated the advice for ongoing exercises to improve my fitness and confidence for my return to skiing." 
Sue - 6 April 2018 
"Thank you so much for sorting out my neck. As a result of your great work, I should be back on the tennis courts sooner than I had hoped." 
Kurt - 20 April 2018 
"What a great team working at the clinic. On meeting my physiotherapist Craig he immediately put me at ease and provided great treatment. I would not hesitate to recommend Craig , he will provide you with the best treatment that will provide results." 
Kind regards 
Marie - 24 March 2018 
"Craig is a genius with knees! I am no longer limping down the road wearing a pained expression!" 
Beryl - 1 April 2018 
"Craig was really easy to work with for a shoulder and foot injury I had had for years from a car crash. Before coming to Colchester Physio I had gone to therapists, chiropractors, and Chinese herbalists in Spain, France, and the USA with absolutely no change in my pain and mobility, and had been written off as permanently injured. It took only a few months of exercises, taping, and massage with Craig to be able to get back to walking and running! My pain level is lessening each week, and I hope to be back on my 5ks soon! Thanks Craig, we could say, "the best physio in the world!" 
Cate - 19 March 2018 
"Excellent advice and guidance for doing the exercises. Staff are friendly and welcoming." 
Sylvia - 23 March 2018 
"Thank you Craig for your excellent treatment to my neck. I have lost the giddiness and my neck is more supple so I can move it better. You certainly have healing hands, keep up the good work." 
Muriel - 17 February 2018 
"Craig was recommended to me by a doctor who had, after 5 years of consultations with many 'specialists', diagnosed, located and injected the cause of my hip pain. When I first saw Craig in October 2017, the relief I had had for a couple of months after having the injection, was wearing off, and, frankly, I didn't want physio, I wanted another injection. Now, I feel better knowing that I played a part in the treatment. I did my exercises, turned up for appointments, reported my improvements and whinged when it was hard. Craig never doubted that he was on the right track, he encouraged and reassured, managed my expectations and coped with my frustrations. Only a few months later, 'my pain' has gone and I am getting back to exercise and doing ordinary daily stuff without the misery of chronic pain. I cannot recommend him highly enough. I had thought that I was on the scrap heap. Thank you Craig and staff at Colchester Physio, I'm very grateful" 
Angela - 24 February 2018 
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