Qualifications & Current Practice
Claire Gardner is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist.
Claire qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1992, graduating from Cardiff School of Physiotherapy. Once qualified, Claire worked in the NHS and in private practice around the Midlands before going to work as a physiotherapist in New Zealand.
On returning to the UK, Claire gained a Masters Degree from Coventry University in Manipulative Therapy in 2001. Since 2000, Claire has worked at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in Gloucester and now works part-time as an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner in the therapy out-patient department at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital (GHNHSFT) assessing and managing complex spinal, hip, knee and shoulder conditions, working closely with medical colleagues.
Claire is trained in Pilates rehabilitation which helps to improve body awareness, posture, flexibility and strength and is used extensively in the management of low back pain and spinal pain.
Claire uses acupuncture in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain conditions providing pain relief when deemed medically appropriate. This is particularly helpful for those who cannot use or choose not to use pain relief medication. A course of acupuncture is necessary for best effect with a minimum of 4 treatments required qualifying for a discounted rate when booked and paid for in advance.
Flexible daytime and evening appointments are available, usually within 24-48 hours of contacting me or at your convenience. If your call cannot be answered, please leave a message and I will return your call as soon as I can.
What can physiotherapy be used to treat?
Back and Neck Pains
Sacroiliac Joint Pain
Muscle, Tendon and Ligament Strains
Rehabilitation Following Fractures
Repetitive Strain Disorders/ Work Related Upper Limb Disorders
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Your physiotherapist is the expert in human anatomy and movement. They can identify the nature of your condition and its contributing factors. Your physiotherapy consultation will include a full history record and clinical examination of your present condition