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What is Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession with a science foundation. The range of work is very broad and varied and involves working with people to promote their own health and well being.
Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function to as near normal as possible when someone is affected by injury, illness or by developmental or other disability.
Chartered Physiotherapists combine their knowledge, skills and approach to improve a broad range of physical problems associated with different 'systems' of the body.
In particular they treat neuromusculor (brain and nervous system), musculoskeletal (soft tissues, joints and bones), cardiovascular and respiratory systems (heart and lungs and associated physiology).
People are often referred for physiotherapy by doctors or other health and social care professionals. Increasingly, as a result of changes in health care, people are referring themselves directly to physiotherapists without previously seeing any other health care professional.
Physiotherapists work autonomously, most often as a member of a team with other health or social care professionals. They may be employed or self-employed and can work alone. Physiotherapy practice is characterised by reflective behaviour and systematic clinical reasoning, both contributing to and underpinning a problem-solving approach to patient-centred care.

Physiotherapy can assist in the treatment of the following conditions/injuries:


Acute or chronic pain (e.g. arthritis) of:

Back/neck conditions (acute or chronic):

Neck pain
Back pain
Sacro-iliac joint pain
Disc pathology
Education to manage and prevent future incidence
Pilates and Swiss Ball training for core stability

Childrens'/Paediatrics/Adolescent Physiotherapy:

Newborn conditions including torticollis (neck tightness), talipes ("club-feet")
Gait disorders including toe-walkers/ foot pain
Chest conditions
Neurological conditions
Sports injuries
Growing pains

Sports injuries (new or chronic):

Overuse injuries including shin splints, foot pain
Recurrent pain with exercise

Elderly rehabilitation:

Poor mobility
History or risk of falls
Stroke rehabilitation
Post-operative/trauma rehabilitation
Chest conditions
Assessment for walking aids
General weakness

Pre/post surgery:

Knee/hip replacements
Spinal surgery
Joint reconstructions
Shoulder/arm/hand surgery
Post-trauma rehabilitation
Gymnasium-based rehabilitation:
Popular and beneficial setting for rehabilitation following injury. A personalised program will be provided for you to follow, with one-to-one sessions available to learn correct techniques
A popular and proven way for all age groups to rehabilitate following surgery, spinal pain and post-injury rehabilitation

Pre-season screenings:

Beneficial for athletes from all sports and levels. A full assessment of the athlete will take place to identify areas at risk of injury. A personalised exercise program including diagrams will then be provided for the athlete to perform throughout the year to minimise risk of injury

Chest physiotherapy:

Chest infection/pneumonia
Cystic fibrosis
Other chest conditions

Neurological conditions:

Cerebral palsy
Spina Bifida
Parkinsons' Disease
Rehabilitation following trauma/surgery
Other neurological conditions

Acupuncture for a wide range of conditions.

Please contact us for more information

Workplace assessment/education:

Seminars focusing on the cause of back/neck pain in the workplace
Strategies to prevent pain including correct setup of workstations/desks
Exercise programs for the workplace

Neil Sleeman 


Neil is the founder of Platinum PPT with his wife Corrina & has extensive experience including:



Lengthy experience in all departments in a leading children’s hospital in Sydney, Australia. I have also worked with a number of young elite athletes in a number of sports in both Australia & the UK.



Extensive experience in Australia, UK & Isle of Man working in a number of private clinics alongside leading orthopaedic surgeons and professional sporting teams at National & International level. He was a physiotherapist at the 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games and specialises in manual therapy, injury rehabilitation, pre-post surgery rehabilitation, pre-sports screening with a special interest in back & neck care. Our successful funded back care programme Cardi-Back was created by Neil.



Used to treat a number of conditions being in the water with the patient is the key and I have used this in both Australia & the UK to assist & progress treatment.



Working with the National Health Service in Australia, London & the North East he has extensive experience in particular with rehabilitation, following strokes, fractures, joint replacement, amputations, falls prevention & mobility problems.



Neil has presented numerous seminars in the UK/Isle of Man on back & neck care in the workplace, including assessment & exercise programs for injury prevention.

When not working, Neil takes part in triathlons, long distance running, cycling, cricket & golf. Being healthy & fit fit not only something he enjoys but what he encourages other to do also.


Trevor Langford

Trevor has been with the Platinum Team since July, 2012, and delivers sessions of Physiotherapy, Deep tissue/Sports Massages, as well as leading fitness programmes and Personal Training.


He graduated from Teesside University in 2007 with a First class Honours degree in Sports Therapy prior to completing an MSc in Sports Science also at Teesside, and then worked with Middlesbrough Football Club in both the academy and senior squads from 2007-2012.


Trevor then completed his MSc in physiotherapy at Teesside University in early 2013, adding further skills to his ever-expanding repertoire. Trevor has a passion for helping others to achieve their goals whether athletic or non athletic in nature.


Trevor has a strong desire for sport and enjoys being physically active himself whether being outdoors on his road/mountain bike, open water swimming and being outside with his family.

Amy Coleman


Amy qualified as a physio in 2011 from Teesside University BSc with first class honours.


Prior to studying physiotherapy she began her career in the fitness industry where she worked in many roles including personal training, fitness instructing, teaching group exercise and sales & marketing. She continued to work in gyms until I secured a physiotherapy job in the NHS and have worked for North Tees & Hartlepool for 2 1/2 years, mainly in outpatients.


Outside of work Amy spends most of her time in the gym. Amy is a competitive bodybuilder and is the 2014 East of England champion in Women's Physique. She also took part in the national finals.


Amy has a strong interest in nutrition and enjoys cooking as well as eating out. To relax she likes to go to the cinema or watch ballet at the theatre.



- includes discussing your history, assessment & diagnosis, treatment of the condition as well as any follow up exercise prorogramme or letter to GP as needed (at physiotherapists discreation).

Please Note - if you have Private Health Insurance please contact your provider in advance as we may be able to invoice them directly with pre-authorisation. Feel free to ask the Platinum Team for assistance or information about Private Health Insurance and our services.

INVESTMENT:                      £44     (30 - 40 minutes)
                                                (£42 for affliated clubs)
INVESTMENT:                      £80   (normally 45 minutes duration)
NB: Travel surcharge depending on which zone client is in in may apply, this will be discussed in advance of booking
- with our experienced Sports Therapists or Physiotherapists
INVESTMENT:                    £44   (40 minutes)
                                               (£42 Affliated sports clubs)
                                          £51   (60 minutes)
                                               (£49 Affliated sports clubs)
 Tri-Pack INVESTMENT      £126 = 3 x Standard Massage Sessions (Paid in full in advance)
                                          £144 = 3 x Extended Massage Sessions (Paid in full in advance)   
CLINIC TIMES: Monday to Saturday from as early at 6.40am through to 10pm on various days. 

Personal trainers are exercise professionals with the knowledge and experience to offer advice and guidance in the areas of exercise and fitness.   These professionals assist their clients by designing a safe and effective exercise program to help them reach personal goals. Trainers can assist with weight loss, exercise performance and improved wellness.

The Benefits
  • When you work out with me you will stay keen and motivated.
  • I will subscribe clear and effective training methods which is key to achieving your goals.
  • Programmes are tailor made to suit your individual needs, expectations and objectives whilst fitting around your personal commitments and lifestyle.
  • Fun-packed training sessions to movitate you and keep you interested.
  • Educating you on the principles of exercise and nutrition.
  • Increased self-confidence as a result of enhanced appearance and well-being.
Those who will benefit include:
  • People new to physical exercise and training:

I will help you to understand the benefits of exercise and guide you on your way to making the right lifestyle choices in order to reach your goal.

  • Sports Conditioning Training:

From running to golf, triathlons to rugby, I can adapt your programme to focus on strengthening and conditioning the areas crucial to your chosen sport. Using a combination of Strength, Power, Plyometric and Cardio Vascular Training depicted by the current season.

  • Pre & Post Natal Women:

There are different challenges associated with each trimester during pregnancy, and as such careful consideration has to be given when designing an appropriate exercise programme.

  • People with weight/health challenges

With these types of conditions, it is important to understand the needs of the individual and the challenges they may face. It is therefore crucial to implement safe and effective exercises which will still achieve the desired results, and this is something the Platinum team specialises in.

  • Sedentary workers:

Having been in a desk-based job for over ten years, I am aware of the detrimental effects this can have on your posture, fitness and general well being. A challenging but rewarding physical program outside of the office will lead to a stronger, more focused presence and approach within the office.

  • People who have limited time to exercise

For those of you who have limited time, I can conduct one 30 - 45 minute session per week and, with your commitment, you will notice a considerable change over a 4 - 6 week period. Using "compound" exercises we will work the major muscle groups for optimal effectiveness in the time frame available.


General fitness and well-being:

You do not have to belong to one of the groups above to benefit from Personal Training. We can all benefit from a structured training program, and by using a Personal Trainer this will be tailored to your individual needs and expectations.

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