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07:30 - 21:00
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07:30 - 17:30

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Rodger Duckworth Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy as Individual as you are, Since 1996

Here at the Rodger Duckworth Physiotherapy Practice we offer a wide range of services and treatments aimed at helping you achieve your optimal level of fitness and health.  We aim to offer flexible appointment times with both early morning and evening appointments available to accommodate for today’s busy lifestyles.

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Treatments

linksOur emphasis is on hands on holistic treatment of the body. Common conditions treated are: back and neck problems including whiplash. We have particular knowledge in back, neck, knee and shoulder problems as part of our holistic approach we can look after all your musculo-skeletal problems.

You can see from the practitioner profiles that we have a team of sports physiotherapists here in our Wokingham Practice with a wide range of sporting interests covered including running, athletics, football, martial arts, cycling to mention a few and this enables us to understand your activity and rehabilitate you fully to your chosen activity.

In our rehab area we have a treadmill to allow us to assess gait and running styles. We have access to local football / playing field facilities  in Wokingham so we can make sure you are really ready to return to full sport and minimise the risk of re-injury and sustaining a further sports injury.

121Physiotherapists working in Neurology are concerned with the problems a person may have when parts of the nervous system are damaged.

We can offer assessment and treatment for a wide variety of conditions including:
  • Strokes
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease

RD_Sport_01Sports massage can benefit anyone, not just those who are involved in sport! It’s just as effective for athletes as it is for individuals with general aches and pains. the benefits of massage can aid anyone suffering with occupational, emotional and postural stress as well as those with physically demanding jobs that can lead to muscle imbalances.

Poor posture whilst sitting at a desk for example may cause muscle imbalances, which in turn may cause tight muscles and pain. These can soon be rectified through sports massage.

whWomen, at whatever stage of their life, can have musculoskeletal disorders.

Pregnancy releases hormones in a woman’s body that leads to laxer ligaments, muscular changes and postural changes. This along with the additional demands on the body due to lifting, carrying and positions for breast feeding whilst bringing up a new-born, a baby and maybe other small children can cause discomfort.

All of these changes can bring about low back pain, pelvic girdle pain, thoracic back pain, sacro-iliac dysfunctions, neck pain, pelvic floor muscle dysfunctions, continence concerns and secondary conditions to pregnancy e.g carpal tunnel syndrome, meralgia paraesthetica.

The Mummy Mot is an in-depth postnatal assessment that assesses the strength, activation and function of the abdominal and pelvic floor muscles following childbirth.

Performed by a Specialist Post Natal Health Physiotherapist it is recommended for all women following delivery.

Most women after having had a baby have a weakness in either the tummy or pelvic floor area which creates instability and poor core strength. The result will be altered transfer load, back pain, pelvic pain, bladder and bowel weakness. In order to avoid these distressing symptoms, have your tummy gap and pelvic floor tested and then start an optimal postnatal recovery programme.

shutterstock_123302404Headaches and migraines cause years of pain and suffering for many people. It comes as a surprise to many sufferers that their neck may be the cause of their problems.

shutterstock_186069902Jaw pain or clicking is a troublesome issue for many and is poorly treated. The jaw articulation or joint is correctly referred to as the temperomandibular joint – the articulation of the mandible (jawbone) with the temporal bone in the side of the skull.

Common symptoms are:

  • Face pain
  • Jaw ache or localised jaw pain
  • Clicking in the jaw
  • Headaches and migraine connected with the jaw.
  • Dizziness
  • Inability to open the mouth fully

Dizziness.02.Ext_6x4There are many causes of dizziness and getting the correct diagnosis is key to effective treatment.

Physiotherapy assessment can help diagnose a cause of dizziness and screen for any other causes such as neurological and cardiovascular causes.

shutterstock_158856596Myofascial release is now very popular and is not a new idea although it has gained great popularity in recent years. Rodger began considering the fascial system as a source of pain, mechanical dysfunction and ill health almost 20 years ago and has trained with world leaders such as John F Barnes and Stephen Goldstein. Alessio too has great expertise in this approach to treatment.

shutterstock_38927269Rodger originally qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1993 and after going on to qualify at post graduate level in advanced manual therapy he became aware that there was so much more going on with the body than which he had been taught. He undertook training in traditional Chinese acupuncture which led him to a rather conceptual notion of an energy system in the body. Rodger never really felt that he was getting quite the full picture even with acupuncture as he was not really aware of the energy in the body.

Rodger soon studied cranial osteopathy as he had witnessed great benefit from this form of treatment. Whilst treating this way along with his training in visceral manipulation he began to feel waves and pulses of what he later realised were energy within the body. He then progressed his studies and training into craniosacral therapy which is a more energy based cranial treatment.

icebergHave you ever been so absorbed in a book or movie that you forgot all about the time?

Have you ever been lost in a daydream?

If you have then you know what hypnosis feels like. It’s a natural state of mind. A state of relaxed, concentrated attention on a specific idea or thought.

When we use this state of mind to improve our health and well – being we call it clinical hypnosis or hypnotherapy.

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We are made of energy. This seems an odd statement to many of us raised in the west. Although in physics terms we would accept we are made of atoms, which we accept is 99.999% emptiness, A few electrons, protons and neutrons and a whole load of emptiness / space – which is of course not nothing – it is energy. We all know what happens when we split an atom!

acupuntureAcupuncture has been used through Chinese Medicine as far back as 4000 years ago. It is used to treat the person as a whole. It has been accepted within the NHS since 1984. Rodger has trained in both western and traditional acupuncture and feels it complements the conventional physiotherapy well. There is a huge volume of good quality evidence supporting the validity of acupuncture for the holistic management of the patient – not just pain control.

shutterstock_251924452Our practice is different from many others in that we all believe in taking a truly holistic approach to the way we work. We all see how things are connected in the body and how one thing affects the other. Whilst all our practitioners have a solid, robust training in conventional Western medicine, we have all undertaken additional training in other systems of medicine and thinking to help us to bridge the gaps in where Western medicine falls short.

shutterstock_247411348Counselling takes place in a private and confidential setting to explore a difficulty the patient is having in their personal life.  It is by listening attentively and patiently that a counsellor can begin to perceive the difficulties from the patient’s point of view and can help them to see things from a different perspective thereby giving clarity to their problems or issues.Usually when you see a counsellor it will be for one hour at a regular time every week. You may have a weekly session for as long as you and your counsellor agree that you need them.

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Meet the team

This is our skilled physiotherapy team

Rodger Duckworth

Rodger Duckworth

BSc(Physio) MCSP MHPC MAACP MACPEM

Jane Mellor

Jane Mellor

Grad Dip Phys MCSP

Perry Cayley

Perry Cayley

BSc(Hons), MCSP

Salil Das

Salil Das

BSc(Hons) MCSP

I have been suffering with a daily headache or migraine sometimes known as a chronic migraine for over a year now and have suffered generally with migraine’s and headache’s since my twenties.  I have been to see Rodger for a number of sessions as an alternative to taking many different medications
Sophie Green

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My lower back has given me problems for many years, especially when gardening and more recently on short walks which were generating a pain in my groin. Following my GP’s referral to the Practice and four sessions my back and my confidence in it have improved dramatically.
Many many thanks.
– W. Wilson
Given the Human body is the finest yet most complex machine in the world, Rodger and his team are brilliant at explaining to laymen how and why the machine gets damaged, what the treatment is doing and how the recovery process works.
I recommend them without hesitation to anyone who wants recovery from injury and relief from pain
– Mr Bottomley
The Rodger Duckworth Physiotherapy Practice has always been willing and eager to help from their start.  The joining of Jane Mellor is the icing on the cake for Scott.
– Mrs Graham

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Unfortunately, in 2010 I had to undergo a further operation to fuse vertebrae and replace discs in my spine. Once I could fly out I had only one place in mind to come to for the rehabilitation. RD Physiotherapy have for the last 10 years made a lasting positive impact on my quality of life and allowed me to live and run my business in the face of adversity.
– Hema Luqman

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As a reult of seeing Rodger and the craniosacral therapy she has received, Ava has no doubt been a much happier, calmer and more contented baby. Rodger’s care and ability to put both child and parent at ease is just incredible. We would highly recommend him!!
Harps…a happy mummy :o))

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Training as a dancer is incredibly demanding on your body and it is always an incredible relief to have Rodger’s continued guidance and support. Nothing is too much trouble for him and he is never satisfied until he finds the answer!  He also makes you feel immediately at ease and that you are in a very safe, caring pair of hands.
Victoria Summer – Professional Dancer & Singer
Rodger’s exceptional knowledge and experience, together with his friendly, caring approach, ensure we receive up to date advice and treatment in a comfortable, professional environment.
– The De Maio Family

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I have been sending patients with shoulder problems to see Rodger and his team for over a decade now either to help them recover from surgery or, in many cases, so that his rehabilitation skills can avoid the need for an operation and get them back to full pain-free function
Richard Sinnerton – Consultant Orthopaedic Shoulder Surgeon
Every time I see Rodger I leave feeling better and with my muscles feeling more at ease. As time has gone on the benefits of a session have lasted longer and longer and I have more control over my body and have been far more able to relax muscle groups on my own to stop the build up of pain.
– Will McAllister

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The practice has grown massively from those early days in the 90’s, however Rodger has managed to keep loyal to his core values and employs a team of physio’s who are all exceptionally skilled, likeable and professional. I constantly recommend their services to people far and wide, many of who travel from the suburbs of London to get the best physiotherapy treatment in the South.
– Dominic Webb

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