Southampton’s newest Physiotherapist – Phil


Southampton Physiotherapy

YOU Massage are exceptionally excited to be now offering expert Physiotherapy to the

Philip is a life-long running enthusiast, with a specialist interest in Physio for athletes

people of Southampton from our Bedford

Meet Philip, and receive a complementary Southampton Physio consultation * this September 2018.

Book online or call 02380 639747

As written by Philip Coleman BSc (Hons) MCSP for YOU Massage Therapy

Chartered Physiotherapist

Philip is a chartered and HCPC registered physiotherapist.

After gaining a BSc (Hons) degree in physiotherapy in 2008 from UWE, Bristol he worked as a rotational physiotherapist in the NHS, covering musculoskeletal outpatients, orthopaedics and elderly rehabilitation.

Since graduation he has been on various post graduate training and courses.

On promotion to senior physiotherapist he worked at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford as a clinical specialist in the musculoskeletal triage service, where he assessed patients to identify their optimal clinical pathway. He also helped run classes for patients with chronic back pain.  More recently he has specialised in musculoskeletal conditions in private practice and has also had experience in community physiotherapy in the NHS where he helped patients with complex medical conditions.  Philip is qualified in the Otago exercise programme for the prevention of falls, a major cause of disability in an ageing population….

Through his experience in musculoskeletal outpatients he has wide experience in assessing and treating patients with common complaints such as neck and back pain, shoulder pain, tennis elbow and plantar fasciitis.

Philip has a specialist interest in running related injuries, attending courses with Vivobarefoot and The Running Clinic, Quebec, Canada.  He has contributed to an article on hamstring injury prevention, “Power up Your Hamstrings”, in Athletics Weekly magazine and has also been featured in an article on stretching, “Why Cheetahs Don’t Stretch” in the physiotherapy magazine Frontline.  Philip also has a keen interest in achilles tendinopathy, a very common running injury.

Philip is qualified in pilates mat work, having attended training courses with the Australian Pilates and Physiotherapy Institute. He finds pilates useful for the management of spinal conditions and improving posture.  This is clinical pilates which is a very precise exercise and each exercise has a different level of difficulty to suit the patient.

Philip is a keen sportsman and a Register of Exercise Professionals Level 3 personal trainer and is a keen advocate of exercise for health.  He has been a club runner for over 30 years, winning county medals on road, track and cross country and several British Masters’ medals.  He has advised and coached many athletes, especially runners, to maximise their running potential whilst avoiding injury.  He also enjoys playing tennis and watching football.

Meet Philip, and receive a complementary Southampton Physio consultation* this September 2018.

Book online or call 02380 639747

  • Complementary Consultation is 15 minutes – save £7.50, limited availability, offer ends 30/09/2018

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