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Zac has over 10 years working in clinics and league football clubs as a physiotherapist / sports injury therapist. His scope extends to the NHS, as a community physiotherapist, treating mainly elderly and house bound patients, and also in an occupational health clinic.
A late entry training as a physiotherapist, and after a diagnosis with dyslexia as a child, a degree level education did not look optimistic at the time. It was not until his thirties, and with the support of his current wife and family, that he re-joined education as a mature student, and gained his degree at St Georges University Hospital 5 years ago.
Zac has been working at Ashdown Clinic for a number of years now, and is able to assess and treat a variety of conditions with his diverse knowledge and skill set.
Patients covered by health insurance policies including BUPA and AXA PPP are also very welcome.
Jonathan Wride BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy MCSP HCPC PGCert Injection Therapy, MSK Sonographer and Independent Prescriber studied at Cardiff University, graduating with 1st class honours.
After completing his rotations in the NHS, Jonathan moved into private practice to focus on treating musculoskeletal conditions. Since then, he has worked extensively with professional and amateur athletes, alongside working with the general public in a variety of clinics across London.
Jonathan now brings his extensive expertise back to his home town of Cheltenham and joins the prestigious multi-award winning Skelian Clinic in May 2019.
Jonathan is a specialist physiotherapist, having undergone extensive post-graduate training in diagnostic ultrasound and injection therapy. He has continued his speciality training to become an independent prescriber – which is one of the highest qualifications a Physiotherapist can attain!
One of Jonathan’s many passions about his job, is offering his patients instant access to the best diagnostics and specialist treatments. Providing reduced waiting times for patients who may have to go through using the NHS.
Jonathan’s specialist treatments include Ostenil injections, Corticosteroid injections and PRP injections, as well as treatments such as Shockwave Therapy. He is one of the few physiotherapist practitioners nationwide that offer IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) treatment for spinal pain (back pain).
Corticosteroid injections are anti-inflammatory medicines used to treat a range of conditions. These injections are used primarily to treat joint pain and arthritis. When injected into a joint or muscle, steroids reduce redness and swelling (inflammation) locally. By reducing the swelling this can help relieve pain and stiffness.
Along with being a specialist physio, Jonathan lectures nationally as well as internationally in the field of Shockwave Therapy.The mechanisms behind the treatment success of shockwave therapy, in particular, tendinopathies are still being researched. However, the most recent evidence base suggests a relation between mechanical, biochemical and pain relief functions. The mechanical effects are most likely created through the cavitation phenomenon, (rapid changes of pressure within a liquid). The involved cell(s) membrane vibrations that ensue are a result of mechanotransduction (this is how cells sense forces and generate the force into biochemical and biological responses).
Shockwave therapy has been shown to be a lot more effective when combined with exercise in the management of chronic tendinopathies. As a general rule, an exercise based rehab programme should be started as soon as the patient is capable. It is recommended that patients have rest from the activity for 24 hours post-treatment. Other complementary treatments such as acupuncture and electrotherapy are not recommended or necessary as the pain relieving effects could inhibit Shockwave therapy mechanisms of action.
Jonathan also provides diagnostic ultrasound education sessions alongside the world-renowned Mr John Leddy. Mr Leddy is an expert musculoskeletal sonographer and physiotherapist specialising in the integration of diagnostic ultrasound into clinical assessment and injection therapy.
Jonathan Wride Performing Diagnostic Ultrasound
Alongside the speciality treatments, Jonathan also provides physio treatments that include:
- Soft Tissue work
- Strength Exercises
- Rehabilitation Exercises
- Instrument-assisted Myofascial Release
- Dry Needling
- Sports Taping
Away from the clinical life, Jonathan likes to lead by example to his patients, living a healthy and active lifestyle. When relaxing Jonathan enjoys spending time in the countryside and travelling with his fiancée.
If you are interested in Jonathan Wride’s treatments please contact email@example.com for further information.