“Craig has sorted & helped me to help myself, with exercise & tips. Thank you so much Craig."
Jacqueline - 13 August 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."
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.
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."
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."
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