Services we Offer
- Peak Pilates
What is Peak Pilates ?Peak Pilates is a modern contemporary style of Pilates. It's foundations are taken from the original teachings of Joseph Pilates with variations that reflect the advancement in scientific understanding of biomechanics as well as the changes in lifestyle that have evolved since the 1920s. Many of the original exercises were performed in lying using the reformers, the addition of newer pieces of equipment has meant we can incorporate more functional and challenging exercises to reflect our lifestyle and goals. The Peak Pilates approach focuses on a balanced workout, combining functional exercises that flow from one to the next integrating balance and strength work while maintaining precision and control.
What can be gained?Improved postural awareness and flexibility Improved core stability of the trunk, shoulder and pelvis Decreased recurrence and incidence of back pain Improved sporting performance and injury prevention Ability to identify and rectify underlying movement dysfunctions that lead to injuries Firmer and more toned stomach and body muscles Improved breathing control Safe and effective way of exercising during pregnancy to minimise pressure on the spine Based on scientific research
- Specialist Physiotherapy
'Pawel, thank you so much for everything you have done for me'
'Jennie, what a difference! You are a star!'
'I didn't think I would walk again! The function you have given me has made me able to live life again'There are 6 Physiotherapists at Active Solutions each bringing with them huge experience and background to provide you with the attention you need. Depending on your needs, our Admin team will direct you to the best fit for you so please provide as much information as possible when booking with us. All of our Clinicians use specialist techniques which enable a deeper understanding of you. This might be a sprained ankle that is not improving quick enough because of an underlying imbalance from a previous back injury. You may have had an operation and now have pain that is not subsiding due to an underlying compensation that needs to be addressed. An injury you had 5, 10, 20 years ago may have meant that your body works differently now and that means that your shoulder niggles though trying to work differently every day. We make sure that whatever your challenge, we can get you back on your feet by getting to the root cause of the problem. Call 01344 623633 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch.
- Women’s and Men's Health
WOMEN AND MEN’S HEALTH PHYSIOTHERAPY AT ACTIVE SOLUTIONS ASCOTPost Natal check Ideally this 60 minute assessment would be done between 6 to 12 weeks after having a baby when I would check the abdominal muscle gap, do an internal pelvic floor muscle check making sure that women know how to do pelvic floor muscle exercises correctly and advise on returning to exercise and sport. A follow up treatment may be indicated if the muscles are weak and there are any associated problems with bladder or bowel function. Bladder or Bowel Incontinence 1 in 3 women and 1 in 10 men suffer from incontinence in one form or another. Treatment is generally a course of 6 to 8 sessions over a 3 month period to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles with a daily exercise programme, sometimes using biofeedback and bladder and/or bowel training. Vaginal Prolapse Women who have a mild degree of prolapse respond well to pelvic floor muscle strengthening even if they are planning to have surgery as stronger muscles give a better result. Overactive Bladder/Urgency/Painful Bladder Syndrome Again, if the pelvic floor muscles are weak, muscle strengthening plus bladder training and advice can be very beneficial for men and women. I also offer acupuncture to help with pain and bladder frequency. Prostate Surgery A 30 minute preoperative session for those men planning a radical prostatectomy followed by post op physiotherapy reduces the risk of bladder leakage, and a personalised exercise programme makes sure that men return to sport and activities in a controlled and safe way. Chronic Pelvic Pain Sometimes known as prostatitis in men it can affect both men and women whose pelvic floor instead of being weak is instead too tight and is sometimes in spasm so that the muscles never fully relax therefore causing pain. Physiotherapy including specific stretches to all the pelvic girdle and lower back combined with a relaxation and breathing technique can be especially effective. If you would like to discuss any aspect of treatment with Diane Directly or you’re not sure if physiotherapy would help then don’t hesitate to call on 07711531123 or email me on email@example.com.
Andrew’s BiographyAndrew Hill is a HCPC registered clinical Podiatrist with over 9 years of experience since qualifying from The University of Brighton in 2006, and he has held positions in both NHS and private clinics including a year working in Melbourne, Australia. Since 2008, Andrew has held a senior academic position at The SMAE Institute in Maidenhead, Berkshire where he is the clinical services manager and programme lead on 2 specialist post-registration Podiatry programmes approved by the HCPC. In 2010 he obtained his Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching at Higher Education level and in 2015 obtained his Masters in Podiatry with distinction and will soon be working towards his clinical doctorate. Andrew’s clinical interests are in disease pathology, minor foot surgery and he specialises in the diabetic foot. He delivers key note lectures at local and national level to fellow professionals and is also hired in a partner role with the HCPC.
- Osteoarthritis Programs
Joint Replacement Avoidance ProgramEast Berkshire NHS Trust is working in partnership with Active Solutions to deliver an innovative program in the management of Osteoarthritis. The joint replacement avoidance program started within Ascot and Bracknell CCG in 2014 and has since been extended to East Berkshire CCG. Our understanding of the processes involved in why patients develop painful arthritis has helped us better identify the most suitable patients for our program.
Do I Qualify?
- Do you have moderate to severe hip or knee pain?
- Are you finding it more difficult to carry out your daily activities due to pain?
- Are you motivated to avoid surgery?
- Are you prepared to change your behaviour to manage your body weight, exercise consistently, and seek help if required for you mental health?
What does it involve?
- Attending our clinic in Ascot twice a week for 3 months.
- Education and advice about your condition and what you can do to help yourself.
- An individualised program of exercises performed on our specialist equipment supervised by one of our highly trained physiotherapists.
- A 6 and 12 month follow up to support your journey beyond discharge.
Helen’s highly specialised work delves into how food can factor into a range of chronic conditions. With the work Helen does with Active Solutions, it is clear how Nutrition can help long term health, to increase well being.
Helen Halliday BiographyHelen Halliday is a Nutritional Therapist with a post graduate diploma in Personal Nutrition obtained from the college of Nutritional Education and Lifestyle Management (affiliated to Middlesex University). She is fully registered with BANT (British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy) and the CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council). Helen uses the principles of functional medicine to offer a personalised approach to nutritional therapy. This considers the individual person, their history, environment and lifestyle, their genetic and biochemical individuality supported by the use of evidence based scientific research and testing to identify any potential nutritional imbalances, intolerance or toxic burden so that a individual nutrition programme can be formulated. Helen is passionate about helping people to improve their health and works on a one to one basis with men, women and children who may have a range of conditions or health goals. She has an interest in weight loss, digestive issues, hormonal imbalance, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, food allergy and intolerance, stress, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and skin problems. Helen is a certified neuro-linguistic programming practitioner and uses these techniques to coach clients to help them achieve the dietary changes they are striving to achieve to support their health goals. She is also in the final year of completing an MSc in Personal Nutrition.
- Specialist Chronic Pain treatment
'I thought I was gong to be in pain forever'
'I felt like I was left in a black hole and there was no way out'
'You have given me a quality of life I never thought possible, thank you'We use our specialist equipment to reduce pain associated with fibromyalgia, Complex regional pain syndrome, Hyper mobility syndromes, Chronic fatigue to name a few. Our enabling machines and specialist therapists help to restore the implicit neurological system that becomes heightened in its level of pain with a number of chronic pain dysfunctions. No matter how complex, our therapists are taught how to examine from a whole body perspective, to really understand what you have been through and to plan a way forwards. To find out more email: firstname.lastname@example.org