“Limping badly and unable to walk upstairs when leading with my right foot, I was recommended to see Dan Smith.
Dan was extremely helpful by diagnosing my problem and setting the necessary exercises required. I am now well on track with my recovery which I did not believe possible at the age of 76 (just????). I am 90 percent recovered and looking forward to the last 10 percent.
I would not hesitate to recommend Dan and his team to anyone and am so grateful and delighted with my recovery
“I was recommended to Dan at Sports & SpinalPhysio about 18 months ago for treatment for a swollen achillies and half torn tendon in my foot. When I arrived I had virtually no movement in my foot at all and was in a considerable amount of pain. Now 18 months on, although it will never be perfect due to the injury, I now have complete movement of my foot and virtually pain free. I would not hesitate to go back for further treatment for any injury if required and would highly recommend him. He is professional and very knowledgeable and always polite and friendly. Lesley Cole”
“In my first session Dan, the miracle worker, not only identified the source of my problem but also identified other issues which I had assumed were linked to my age (50+) or arthritis, they weren't. Only two sessions later, after targeted manipulation and correctly fitted/ adjusted footwear he has restored my mobility and flexibility to how I felt 20 years ago. Dan certainly knows his profession and he has a great talent. I have no reservation in recommending him, he has made such a difference and I am extremely grateful.”
“I have been visiting Dan for over 5 years for various reasons as have all members of the family. Always very professional but also very friendly and good at putting you at ease whether an adult or child. Offers hands-on treatment as well as exercises to help your maintenance. I also see Clare who offers a great sports massage, is welcoming and approachable. Always leave feeling so much better. All in all a great team who are eager to help you but never put pressure on to rebook. Thank you!”
“Claire is fantastic at finding any muscle knots and tension spots, and releasing them. I always feel re-aligned again after a visit. She's got great knowledge of how to reduce the risk of further muscle tension. I'd highly recommend!”
“I would highly recommend Sports and Spinal Physio. I was referred to Sharon whilst training for the London Marathon when my legs began to give up on me and I wasn't sure I could continue. Sharon immediately diagnosed the problem and through acupuncture and ultrasound eased the symptoms very quickly. She also gave me exercises to do at home and offered practical advice that was really helpful and reassuring. I'm pleased to say that I completed the Marathon in a very respectable time and I'm so grateful to Sharon for getting me there!”
“Have seen Dan for a variety of problems over several years. The treatments he has given and the exercises he has recommended have been very beneficial. Dan is easy to communicate with and listens when you describe the problems you are experiencing. Would definitely recommend him.”
“I have been seeing Sharon for treatment since december 2014 - as one my discs had moved at the base of my spine.. I had acupunture treatment which really helped with the very painfull muscle spasms I had in the base of my spine. Sharon also gave me exercises to complete daily to help strengten my back again as I was recovering.. over the 9 sessions I had.. I am now back to normal... and still continuing with the excercises to help with the strength of my back... I would recommend to anyone who has any back problems... My boyfriend also sees Dan on a regular basis for his neck problems he has.... will definetly go back if I have any further problems in the futre..”
“The care I got from dan and his team were excellent after suffering back pain and sciatica for many years I am now virtually pain free . My posture is better , I can enjoy the park with my grandchildren again and where I have sat watching people at parties I am now on the dance floor with no worries about being in agony the next day . IDD worked for me . Thankyou .”
“Hurt my back about a year ago playing rugby. After a scan I found I had a prolapsed disc. Was in real pain all day every day. It got me really down as I'm quite active. Tried other specialist on recommendations looking to help with the problem then decided to try Dan. Had seen him once before 5 years ago to fix a muscle tear. This was 6 months ago. This week I've just been given the all clear to get back playing rugby. I'm nearly back to full strength in the gym and am pain free through out. Would highly recommend sports and spinal physio. There will be days you feel like you're not getting better but stick at it and follow there advise and you'll soon be on the way to recovery.”
“I'm sorry I'm rather late writing this review (finished treatment with Dan last September!) but it doesn't change my opinion of either him, his team or his approach. I suffered with plantar fasciitis quite badly on my right foot and was extremely impatient about being injured at all, and if I'm honest I tried to ignore his advice quite a lot of the time! I did cut back a lot on my running though and eventually Dan persuaded me to take his advice, do the exercises religiously and I'm happy to say I've made an excellent recovery! If I have any further problems I wouldn't hesitate to come back to Dan - he's a lovely, easy-going guy, always professional but has a good sense of humour too! (He needed it with me!)”
“After suffering headaches and a 'muffled head' for several weeks I read an article suggesting this could be neck vertebrae related, and after researching various therapists, found Dan. After a short but intense series of treatments of manipulations on my neck, my headaches have ceased and now I no longer need treatment, but am armed with exercises as prescribed by Dan, and postural corrections which I try to adopt on a daily basis. I would have no hesitation in visiting Dan again if necessary, and would fully recommend his services.
Sharon Snook, Brentwood”
“After having 18 months of problems with my right ankle and seeing several other physio's , dan smith was recommended to me.
After my very first visit things started to change by the 8th visit im back playing sport again and pain free , before i saw dan i had less than zero confidence in physios but through dan's treatment that has changed.
I have gone from pain whilst walking to freely playing sport again.
i throughly recomended dan's services
“I was referred to Dan following back surgery but really it was my knee that was giving me problems. Initial assessment was excellent in terms of defining the problem and planning a treatment programme, mainly of home exercises, to strengthen my muscles, correct my gait and ensure that my knee did not compromise my back and vice versa. Progress was slow, probably because of the degree of arthritis in my knee but also because some of the exercises aggravated the pain so some attention to pain relief would have been welcome and might have helped. 30 minute sessions flew by. I always felt I was in good hands. Dan was very easy to talk to and explained things very clearly. I would certainly be happy to see him again if necessary.”
“I would like to commend Dan Smith on his expertise and professionalism. I didn't make it easy for Dan as my symptoms varied and therefore each session was tailored to my changing needs. I'm pleased to say that my neck and shoulder pain have now completely gone and would confidently recommend Dan to anyone.”
“Following my treatment for Plantar Fasciitus I just wanted to let you know that my feet held up incredible well at Saturday’s trekathon. We completed the 26 mile walk in 6hr 57 mins and had so much fun doing it. I think the taping actually prevented me from getting any blisters. Bit achy around the hips… but I did it! Thank you so much for getting me match fit, I am eternally grateful. To top it all we also raised £4.5k for Breast Cancer Campaign so I’m over the moon.
Looking forward to getting my feet sorted out once & for all so I can start planning the next challenge!”
“Following a referral by an orthopaedic consultant I had the opportunity to enjoy the excellent service, provided by Dan Smith and Claire, supporting my recovery from vertebral compressed fractures and management of long term back pain. Thanks for their professionalism and encouraging attitude . Dr HDDobreva”
Posted 6 years ago
Thank You Chris it was a pleasure to meet and help you. Warm Regards Dan.
Posted 6 years ago
Thank You Chris it was a pleasure to meet and help you. Warm Regards Dan.
“I had been suffering with pain and restricted mobility in my right knee for 10 years ands during that time had been visiting various physiotherapists who did little more than wire me up to a TENS machine to help with the pain. I decided to have a medial half knee replacement this March as my leg was beginning to bow. After the operation, my surgeon emphasised the necessity to quickly find a good physiotherapist to gain maximum mobility with my new joint. As I did my research, Dan Smith and his team were quoted with alarming regularity! I duly made an appointment and 3 and a half months done the line, have full extension and 130 degrees flexion in my right knee and am walking 5 miles four times a week. The care and professional expertise at the practice was outstanding. Not just from Dan but the entire team. They pointed out that one of the reasons my medial joint had worn was due my gait and a significant part of my rehab has been in correcting this to protect my new joint! Shame this wasn't picked up elsewhere 10 years ago!
I highly recommend this team.”