Date: March 2020
As of March 26, the Government Guidelines for business closures lists Physiotherapy Clinics as the exception for being allowed to remain open.
We are pleased to say therefore that we will be able at the present time to continue to meet the treatment needs of our patients.
The following criteria and policy & procedures applies:
1. As all the other services at our clinic have been temporarily suspended, person to person contact within our establishment will only be 1 patient and 1 physiotherapist.
2. No accompanying person will be allowed inside the premises to wait. So there will only ever be one person in the waiting area, that being the next patient. Any accompanying persons are respectfully asked to wait in their car.
3. Viruses are thought to survive outside the body for no more than 6 to 12 hours, so there will be absolutely no activity in our clinic at all for 13-24 hours after the physiotherapist's session ends.
4. Each person entering the clinic will be required to put on protective gloves and a mask (provided) at the door before entry. They will then keep these on throughout the duration of their treatment and dispose of in the bin (provided), once they leave and have closed the door. At this point hand sanitiser is also provided. This is to ensure no outside bare hands enter the building at any time. Furthermore with both therapist and patient wearing a mask, this forms a double barrier of airborne transmission.
5. The door handles are disinfected after each patient.
6. Hand washing & use of sanitiser and the cleaning of all clinical equipment along with card machines, telephone and mobile devices, takes place between every patient.
7. No one must enter the building if they or any member of their household have any signs and symptoms of Corona Virus, and in particular a persistent cough, temperature, fever, sore throat, breathing difficulties, tight chest, loss of smell or any other symptoms which has been found to be associated with Covid-19.
8 Your Physiotherapist will wear protective disposable gloves and mask at all times and replenish between each patient.
Please rest assured we are taking all the precautions we can to be able to continue to serve the treatment needs of our community.
From Keith Palmer (Chartered Physiotherapist and Owner)
Date: October 2018
Another year has flown by and there have been more exciting changes here at Eagle House!
Harley Street Skin Clinic
We would like to introduce you to the Harley Street Skin Clinic, established in 2006 by Sally Jackson-Robins, originally based in Leigh-On-Sea and now in a tranquil, newly renovated Beauty Aesthetic Clinic within our Wellness Centre.
What distinguishes Harley Street apart from other larger clinics is the aim to make clients feel that their skin care wishes are listened too and addressed, with a range of treatments and techniques that are trusted and respected within the beauty industry.
To find out more or to contact Sally click here.
We look forward to welcoming you.
Date: September 2017
Wellness Centre & Health Spa Launch!
It's been a while since our last newsletter and there have been a lot of exciting changes taking shape here at Eagle House...
Our newly refurbished Wellness Centre & Health Spa will be launched on Sunday, 15th October!
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new and improved Wellness Centre & Health Spa on Sunday, 15th October between 11.30am and 2pm. Our staff will be here to show you around and all of our therapists will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. We will also have some exclusive special offers and vouchers available on the day, so why not join us to celebrate and enjoy a glass of bubbly and some nibbles while you soak up the atmosphere and treat yourself to some vouchers for treatments or give some as Christmas gifts for friends and family to enjoy!
Our Health Spa team is spearheaded by Kelly and Maria and we welcome back Sarah (all previously worked here as Escape Day Spa). They are experienced, qualified technicians who offer Nails, Health, Beauty and Complementary Therapies of the highest calibre and pride themselves on their friendly and professional approach.
We all look forward to seeing you on the day!
A warm welcome to our newest therapists
We are also delighted to announce a few new therapists to our team, who bring with them a wealth of experience and enthusiasm!
Sports Massage Therapy
Julie Pratt-Benterman will be offering treatments using Sports Massage Therapy. Julie is a former Great Britain international sprint hurdler and a highly qualified sports massage therapist. Sports massage is for everyone not just athletes and Julie will be able to tailor treatments to suit individual needs. Julie also offers pre and postnatal massage.
Chiropody & Podiatry
Connie Sibona also recently joined us. Connie is a member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists and is HCPC registered, her areas of speciality include; Sports Injuries, Biomechanics and Gait Analysis, Orthoses, Nail Surgery and Diabetic Foot Complications.
Jay Meader is our highly qualified level 3 Pilates teacher. Jay teaches Pilates in small groups allowing for individual personal attention in a fun and rewarding atmosphere, she is also happy to offer one to one classes.
Date: January 2012
Date: October 2008
The second phase of our refurbishments has taken place and we are pleased to welcome Lucy, Sarah, Megan and Giselle of 'Escape Health & Beauty' into our establishment. The clinic has been transformed and has a new reception area which leads into the main Physiotherapy room which is very large, airy and spacious for both treatment and rehabilitation. The middle section of the clinic boasts a spacious, relaxing Complementary Therapy and Dual Treatment room which means you can enjoy relaxing Spa Days with a friend or family member whilst the front section now has two newly refurbished treatment rooms and relaxing Nail Bar area thus offering a total Deluxe Spa Environment.
'Escape', established for 11 years will now be known as 'Escape Day Spa', and offer a complete range of Beauty, Holistic and Specialist Medical Treatments.
You can find out more information regarding Escape Day Spa and which treatments they offer by going to their website: www.escapedayspa.co.uk
Keith Palmer owner and Practice Principal of Eagle House Physiotherapy Clinic welcome Escape Day Spa as an expansion of the business which should truly benefit all clientele. The Chartered Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic, established for 32 years, have also been developing the Complementary Therapy section of the practice for the past 2½ years with therapists Tracy Cocks, Maria Zambas, and Suzie Ridler. They specialise in Reflexology, Reiki, Sports Massage, Indian Head Massage, Hopi Ear Candling, Aromatherapy and Swedish Massage.
Therefore Eagle House Clinic is now able to offer Health, Relaxation and Beauty UNDER ONE ROOF.
Date: April 2008
We are pleased to announce that the building works on Eagle House are now complete and that our physiotherapy clinic has undergone a full refurbishment – giving it a fresh new look.
The clinic now has an additional treatment room so there are now 3 rooms each offering a different style of therapies.
Firstly, there is the main physiotherapy room which is very large and airy and spacious for both treatment and rehabilitation. Then there is a studio style room for activities such as Pilates. Finally our complementary therapy team now have a new dedicated room, offering a very cosy and relaxing atmosphere.
Furthermore, when you enter the clinic, you will be greeted by our brand new reception area.
We are pleased to announce that soon we shall be offering Pilates for small intimate groups of 3 to 4 people and/or 1 to 1 if required.
Date: February 2008
You may have seen the signs outside of our building saying 'FOR SALE', we would like to clarify that it is the two residential flats at the top of the building which are for sale and not the whole building. Therefore our physiotherapy clinic is unaffected.
Sorry if this has caused any confusion.
Date: December 2007
½ price Aromatherapy Massage or Reflexology. Offer ends 21st December 2007.
Offer is for 1 treatment. Aromatherapy is full body excluding face.
Good news for Mindfulness Meditation - BBC Report
Many of our emotions and reactions arise automatically, often in response to things that happen in our lives. Pain, illness and injury tend to create negative emotions, which we then try to avoid. When the problem is simple (for instance if we touch a hot pan) this is effective in avoiding serious injury. However, if we have to deal with things which do not go away easily, our reactions can create ongoing suffering. Examples are working in a stressful place or having a long-term illness. We don't just experience the problem itself, but also the frustration, tension and suffering that result from our attempts to minimise the experience. What makes things even worse, is that we may start to avoid the things we enjoy in order to cope.
Mindfulness is a method of allowing ourselves to relax and develop increased awareness. Once we become more aware of our body, our emotions and our reactions, the suffering created by attempts to minimise pain and stress can begin to reduce. You may know someone who bears their difficulties with optimism, while other people seem to be crushed by them. Mindfulness can give you a method that allows you to choose between the two. Pain may be inevitable, but suffering can be optional.
Mindfulness was originally developed as part of Buddhist meditation, but it is an independent technique that can be taught to anyone. It is becoming increasingly accepted by medical professionals and psychologists as an effective way of managing stress, pain and illness. Overviews of the research demonstrating the effectiveness of mindfulness can be found on the website of the University of Bangor (http://www.bangor.ac.uk/mindfulness/research.php.en) and Your Doc Medical (http://www.yourdocmedical.co.uk/wellbeing/160).
Last week the BBC reported on the effect of mindfulness on the brain scans of pain sufferers, please click here for more details:
Hubert van Griensven is an experienced acupuncturist and physiotherapist, with expertise in the management of chronic pain. He trained in mindfulness meditation with the Breathworks Foundation in Manchester and has several years of experience of teaching this technique to his patients. His own regular practice of mindfulness has enhanced his awareness of its application and benefits.
A 3 hour introductory course on Mindfulness Meditation, with basic exercises, providing an insight into how mindfulness can be used to manage pain, stress and long-term health conditions. The cost will be £40.00; which will include a CD with guided exercises to practice at home.
A 6 week course, of a one hour session per week, to gain a deeper understanding of mindfulness and how to apply in your own lives. £8.00 per session.
Individual sessions will also be available for people who wish to focus on their own condition and situation. These sessions will be tailored to your Individual needs. Once you are on track it would then be possible to join the group if you wished to. Initial Consultation and Session = £53.00 and follow-up sessions = £37.00 (Approximately 1 hour).
The courses will be organised at times flexible to suit demand. Either a Saturday, early morning midweek or early evening.
Please register your interest with us for the above as soon as possible, as demand is expected to be high.
Date: December 2011
Introducing an Expansion to Our Service
We are pleased to announce an expansion to our service and welcome the return to this practice of Hubert van Griensven.
Hubert was a long term associate at Eagle House in the 1990's. He has since worked as a clinical specialist in pain at Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital Trust, gained a Masters degree in Pain and published textbooks on pain physiology. He is currently undertaking a PhD, lectures on acupuncture and pain and works as Consultant Physiotherapist at Southend University Hospital Trust.
During this time, Hubert has continued to develop a special interest in Chinese medicine, as well as recently adding Mindfulness Meditation to his skills. He is able to offer help in areas such as:
Menstrual & menopausal problems
Bowel, bladder or stomach dysfunction
Dry eyes and mouth
Sleeping problems, stress and tension
Cosmetic acupuncture (facial lines & wrinkles)
Many patients already experience great relief from our treatments for musculoskeletal problems, so hopefully you will find this expansion to our service beneficial in these other areas.
For further details please call us on 01702 343785.
Date: April 2011
Additional Pilates Class: By popular demand we are excited to announce that we will be offering an extra session of Pilates. These classes will be starting soon and will run on a Monday morning.
The course will be run by Christina Ballard an experienced and popular local Pilates Teacher. Classes will be small; between 3-4 people for closer attention. The cost is £15.00 per 1 hour session and each session is progressive from the previous, so it is important that a course of 5 sessions are to be booked to get the most benefit.
For more information please contact this clinic on 01702 343785.
Date: March 2011
In September 2010 we were proud to introduce Pilates Classes here at Eagle House Physiotherapy Clinic. The class which is run by Nicola Whitehouse, takes place each Tuesday between 1.30 - 2.30 pm. The classes are kept small; between 3-4 people for closer attention.
By popular demand we are excited to announce that we will be offering an extra session of Pilates. This class will run every Monday between 10 - 11am and will be run by Christina Ballard . If you would like to attend this session; please call us on 01702 343785 to join.
Date: January 2011
Eagle House Physiotherapy Clinic was established 35 years ago this month!