For our members at the Charcot Therapy Centre we offer access to various different therapies at a subsidised rate. These are provided by a fantastic group of self-employed therapists who visit the centre with dedicated appointment times throughout the week. They are fully qualified in their field, fully insured and DBS checked.

All appointments are made and / or cancelled directly with the therapists. All therapies are subject to a cancellation fee should they be missed or cancelled at very short notice.

Where applicable, the therapist is paid directly.  If it is a service provided by the centre a donation is kindly requested to help contribute to the running cost of the centre.

If you have any questions please contact us for further information.

 

Therapies and services currently available

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy offers our members the benefits of breathing medical oxygen at higher than normal atmospheric pressure (at the Charcot Therapy Centre we operate to a maximum depth of 2ATA); which may provide relief and improved symptom management of numerous medical conditions and health concerns. In addition to hyperbaric oxygen therapy within our chamber we can also provide ‘ambient’ oxygen through external outlets which offer the benefits of oxygen for individuals who cannot access our chamber.

Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique is a complementary therapy which is designed to promote well-being by retraining one’s awareness and habits of posture to ensure minimum effort and strain. 

‘Change your thinking, change your life’

Provided by Mike McCulloch (CNHC Member)

Acupuncture

The ancient Chinese form of medicine based around energy lines in the body.  Fine needles are used to stimulate and balance the energy in the body.

Provided by Sally Webb (LicAc, MBAcC, MCOH)

Swedish Massage

This is a relaxing, full body massage.  It can help improve circulation and tissue elasticity by using a variety of movements to manipulate the body’s soft tissue.  

Provided by Karen Stanley (Level 3 NVQ Swedish Massage)

Swedish / Sports Massage Combination

This therapy is a combination of the Swedish Massage techniques, and introduces Sports Massage as well to provide a unique therapy for each individual

Provided by Hayley Lloyd (Certificate in Swedish Massage and Level 3 diploma in Sports Therapy Massage)

Exercise Therapy

This therapy uses a variety of different methods and exercises to assist people with a range of problems including back pain, mobility and falls prevention.  This is similar to physiotherapy, however they cannot offer medical advice or referrals.

Provided by Simon Grodentz & Sarah Burford (GFitness)

Power-Assisted Exercise Suite

In our power-assisted exercise suite we have three pieces of Shapemaster equipment that are all accessible to our members. There is a Flys and Thighs machine, a Cross Cycle and a Seated Climber, all of which can be viewed at the Shapemaster website – www.shapemaster.co.uk/equipment/seated-equipment/

Shapemaster specialises in providing powered seated equipment to benefit people living with long term conditions. The various items in their range provides a full body workout which requires minimal interaction from the user as they are all power assisted. 

We also have a Cyclo-ssage therapy bed available, which is a full body massage system, that requires no manual intervention from a massage therapist. Cyclo-ssage therapy beds use a combination of cycloidal oscillation and infrared heat to provide potential benefits to people living with long term conditions. Further information could be found at their website – www.cyclo-ssage.com

Reiki

This is a Japanese form of alternative medicine called energy healing.  Reiki is a form of therapy that uses simple hands-on, no-touch, and visualization techniques, with the goal of improving the flow of life energy in a person

Provided by Debbie Pearce 

Meditation & Mindfulness

Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state.

Provided by Gordon Pearce

Seated Fitness and Fun

An exercise class to help you improve your flexibility, balance, strength and co-ordination. The class is seated and an option is given to come out of the chair for part of the class using it for support. Yoga inspired movement using the breath to help guide us in and out of poses. Classes begin and end with mindfulness to calm and soothe the mind and body. In-between expect some laughter and music!

Ellie is an advanced yoga teacher dedicated to making yoga and exercise accessible to everyone. Come along to class whatever your physical capability and just enjoy an hour of movement without expectations or judgement.

Provided by Ellie Stafford 

Pilates

Pilates is a form of exercise that is typically performed on a floor mat or with the use of specialized apparatus and aims to improve flexibility and stability by strengthening the muscles and especially the torso-stabilizing muscles of the abdomen and lower back.

Provided by Simon Grodentz (GFitness)

Talking Therapy

Talking therapies involve talking to a trained professional about your thoughts, feelings and behaviour.  There are many different types of talking therapy, but they all aim to give you a safe time and place to talk to someone who won’t judge you.  This can help individuals manage and cope with stress, depression and anxiety.  This type of talking therapy incorporates various techniques, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to help.

Talking therapy at the Charcot is undertaken on a one-to-one basis.

Provided by Fiona Lord, Level 3 Dip Cognitive Behaviour Therapy