Almost 20 years ago a colleague of mine recommended I try Physio Vineyards for a work related lower back problem. Ditte Dansie took one look at me and immediately diagnosed a posture problem before even examining my back! I seem to remember her saying she used to be on the Norwegian Olympic gymnastics team so if anyone was going to know about muscles and tendons then she was my gal! The first set of exercises she gave me I still use today along with countless others that her fellow physiotherapists have shown me over the years.
When I go to Physio Vineyards for treatment, it's not just the physical pain that is identified and worked on. The sympathetic, genuine listening ear that you get when you explain what happened and how this is effecting your every day life is taken into account – it is absolutely vital. A caring ear is so important when you are the patient. "Am I listening or am I just waiting to speak...?!" They listen and remember, they care!
3 years ago I experienced a dreadful leg trauma having skidded badly on my front door mat. Lying on the living room floor for 45 minutes, unable to move, hot and cold temperature, crying and no doctor or ambulance coming (apparently I wasn't sick enough for an ambulance). I rang Physio Vineyards and Ditte immediately diagnosed what I'd done and gave me essential advice – priceless! I'll never forget that my physio "angel" to the rescue (brings tears to my eyes)!
As I've come to them with different injuries, I know that they will consider my previous physical history, not to mention stressful jobs along the way often contributing to the problem. They will tailor make my treatment and exercises for best outcome.
Thank you Ditte, Esme and Susanna for each bringing first class, motivating, positive treatment (not to mention wise advice). I can't recommend Physio Vineyards highly enough, I trust them implicitly and wouldn't consider going anywhere else.
I had suffered with problems with my spine (neck down to the lower back), causing severe spasms for many years. This prevented me from lifting my daughter, I was unable to sit for any length of time (I had to lie on the floor to watch television), and work had to buy me a special chair. I was unable to take part in any of the physical activities I enjoyed. After seeing many doctors, chiropractors and physios over the years, I eventually saw a neurologist who medicated me in order for me to be able to sleep. Esmé was also recommended to me.
With perseverance, Esmé managed to get me from lying on the floor for relief, to sitting comfortably, swimming, going to the gym, and I played netball competitively. Over the years she has also treated other parts of me and I have now now completed 3 marathons.
I can honestly say that Esme has put me back together again a few times. She has always been positive and I wouldn’t go anywhere else as I know I will get sound advice, a good diagnosis and a fantastic result.
Having suffered from horrific whiplash injuries as a consequence of a road traffic accident, Physio Vineyards offered superb rehabilitation options. With a holistic approach that included intensive physiotherapy to Pilates exercises, advice on posture, and specific neck & back exercises. All of it was complimented with psychological support which has resulted in me being able to return to work well ahead of schedule.
Physio Vineyards offer a very professional total care service of the highest calibre that is tailored to specific needs of each individual.
Ditte Dansie's in-depth knowledge and experience in dealing with musculoskeletal related injuries gives me a lot of confidence in recommending Physio Vineyards as a first choice for whiplash associated injuries.
Mr R K M (Welwyn)
I have always found the practice to be very efficient, with Rachel being my physiotherapist both through this recovery and previous major surgery.
I would recommend both her and the Physio Vineyards practice to anyone needing physiotherapy.
Mrs D J (Hatfield)
I have been a patient of the Vineyards for in excess of 20 years.
There are many skills within the practice so is straightforward to find a therapist to meet your needs.
It is very friendly and professionally run.
Mrs T N (Stevenage)
I've been receiving treatment from Rachel Thomas for nearly 8 years at the Vineyards. I receive treatment at home and have been very impressed with the quality of service i have received throughout that period. Rachel is a very warm and caring person with a wide knowledge of Physiotherapy.
I have also been very pleased with the wide variety of gym equipment that i have used over the years. The Physio Vineyards clinic has good disabled access and a good size car park for patients. All the staff i have met over the years have always been extremely helpful. Keep it up!
Mr M H (Knebworth)
I have been a client of the Physio Vineyards clinic for the past several years having been prone to accidents. I have always found them to be very professional and cannot commend them enough. Thank you to all at Physio Vineyards.
Mrs I P (Codicote)