Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation and Massage

Paul has over 30 years experience successfully working with clients as a personal trainer and with those who are looking for physical rehabilitation or massage therapy for conditions affecting all areas of the body, especially those with back, neck and muscle pain.

Paul works with clients of all backgrounds and ages (including children) experiencing a wide range of conditions or injuries and not only relieves pain and immediate symptoms – he works with clients to give them back a healthy lifestyle with ongoing exercise and conditioning programmes to rebuild their bodies. Paul is increasingly called upon for his specialised work dealing with pain management and scoliosis.

Scoliosis, back and neck therapy

Having a client who had been informed they would need surgery to correct scoliosis, Paul created a custom programme – he and the client were amazed at the results – given there was apparently no option other than surgery.

Paul has gone on to work with clients of all ages and is incredibly proud of the results they are achieving – in many cases seeing surgery cancelled and clients experiencing loss of pain and increased mobility.

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Testimonials : 

Jenna

“I was first diagnosed with scoliosis when I was 14. Ever since then I have visited chiropractors, physical therapists and doctors to try and keep the scoliosis at bay. The pain really started when I was 22 and at 23 I was referred to the national orthopedic hospital at Stanmore. I was x rayed and diagnosed with over a 60 degree upper curve. The doctor at Stanmore strongly recommended I get an operation to straighten the curve or my scoliosis would worsen with age. I was reluctant to have this operation as the risks were high and It would have put me out of action for 6 months maybe more.

My boyfriend was seeing Paul for some personal training and spoke to him about my scoliosis. Paul invited me down to see if there was anything that he could do. I was skeptical but willing to try anything

I am now only 6 weeks in and through a combination of sports massage and muscle strengthening on my weaker side twice a week i have seen a dramatic change in appearance and more importantly the pain factor. I was in agony just doing everyday tasks such a standing up and it was making me miserable. Now I feel more flexible and strong and the pain has improved so much it’s hard to put it into words. Paul has literally worked a miracle and done in 6 weeks what doctors couldn’t do in 10 years. He saved me from a life altering operation and for the first time in years I’m not worried 🙂

Thanks Paul you legend!!!!! Xxxx”
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Jenna’s progress

The picture on the left was an MR I scan from a year ago and my disk was prolapsed. Thanks to Paul Connolly as you can see from the picture on the right, my back is almost as good as new again.I cannot thank this man enough.

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This is was achieved within three months – obviously Scoliosis and we are still working, but it’s improved constantly through deep tissue work and rebalancing in the gym

We have many reviews on our facebook page, here is some of the amazing feedback we have received: 

Lizzie Prichard:

I find Paul to be consistently encouraging and to have the insight to know how best to help me maintain my mobility. In my view he is by far the most helpful practitioner I have met because he enables me to continue to work and to live independently..this is how much difference he makes!

Jo Owers:
I can’t rate Paul highly enough! He was amazing with my son who had mild scoliosis. Not only is my son’s problem corrected but he has been taught by Paul how to work out properly and effectively to keep the problem at bay. He is now a much happier and confident young man.

Many thanks Paul!
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Nicky Eagle Gorringe:
I came to see Paul on the recommendation of my physiotherapist after experiencing increasing pain in my left hip/leg during exercise. After a very professional and thorough assessment Paul diagnosed severe muscle atrophy down my right side, which made sense to me due to constant severe weight gain/loss and a right sided injury from a car accident. I had some treatments and he showed me the correct exercises I needed to do to balance me out. He is very knowledgeable and allowed me to pick his brains about everything he was suggesting. He is a very humble guy, happy to share his wisdom. I have been back to him for treatments and never hesitate to recommend him to anyone and everyone. First class service.
 
 
Lydia Beesley:
Paul really is a miracle worker – I’ve seen a number of people over the past few years and have never seen results like now. He’s super motivating and dedicated….and most importantly knows his stuff! Would highly recommend to anyone!
 
 
Nadine Whitten:
My 12 year old daughter has Scoliosis she was told by the hospital she would need surgery spinal rods to help correct her spine,we really didn’t want that for her.A friend told us about Paul so we thought we would give him ago to see if there was anyway of helping my daughters Scoliosis he has been seeing her from a few months and the results are Amazing her Scoliosis has not got any worse her Doctors have decided for her not to have surgery now.� It is an on going treatment program with Paul but what he has done for my daughter is fantastic.

We can’t thank him enough highly recommend him.

 

Karen Gardner:

I have been seeing Paul for about a year after being recommended to him by a friend. I had been suffering from tightness in my left shoulder, neck and head. I had seen many people before meeting Paul, osteopaths, private doctors, chiropractors, physios but nobody seemed to be able to help. I had had the problem for about 15 years and it was getting worse and interfering with my day to day life. I was in constant pain, until I met Paul. He was able to work out exactly what the real problem was and release off the tightness, easing the pain. He is amazing, a miracle worker. I truly don’t know what I would have done without all his help and support. He has given me my life back, I can enjoy doing normal things again. He is dedicated and thorough. I can’t recommend him highly enough. There is nobody around that can do what he can do. Thank you so much Paul. X

 
 

Olly Kemal

Before visiting Paul for the first time I had heard lots of positive feedback, however I did remain a little sceptical due to past experiences with other “experts” in this field. 

Having used others for similar treatment in the past, I can confirm that Paul’s knowledge and expertise in this area is second to none. He had me pretty much back to normal within a handful of sessions. I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Paul is highly professional and passionate about what he does and this completely reflects in his work. 

If you are suffering with any kind of back pain, skeletal or muscular, do not hesitate to give Paul a call, he will have you sorted in no time. Thoroughly recommend. 

Thanks Paul 

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Ruth Hassey

What can I say….. Paul is so helpful, patient and a font of knowledge…. he takes time to look at the whole picture and you as a person whilst explaining the reasons for your pain. 
My pain was so bad I could only just put my shoes on but already there is a marked difference and I am understanding why things got so bad and Paul is putting this right with treatment and taking the time to teach me home exercises that I can manage.
Such a lovely genuine person it is a pleasure to see him and learn something each week and make progress! Always puts you at your ease as I am not the most agile!
Highly recommend Paul for sure!
5* from me 😁

Alexandra Bateman

We feel so lucky to have found Paul! 
My 8yr old son has suffered for years with various joint pains and weak muscles due to a condition he was born with. He has been seeing Paul 3 times a week for the last month and wow!! Paul understands his body so well and how to help correct the muscle imbalances that are causing him so much pain. Paul is professional, caring and fun and my son absolutely loves going to him. 
Still a long way to go, but thank you so much for everything you’re doing for our boy 

We have many more reviews regularly going on the facebook page, please feel free to look there!

https://www.facebook.com/pg/specialistconditioning/reviews/