Case Study - GB Triathlete back on track after treatment at Progress Clinic

Tonia Schofield, Cambridge-based teacher and member of the amateur GB triathlon squad recently came fifth in a European competition in Horst, Holland. She is back competing after treatment at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital.

Tonia says: "Treatment from Progress Clinic has been brilliant and the swelling has disappeared. I have been able to continue with my training and I look forward to competing next month in Holland."

“I am really grateful to Cathy Speed for her help and support, she has kept in touch and ensured my training is going well. It’s this personal service that makes Progress Clinic so special.”

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Case Study - Age is just a number

To celebrate his forthcoming 55th birthday, Production Director Mike Chitson decided to give himself a truly unique birthday gift; one that would help him achieve a long-term ambition to run the London Marathon. Mike’s success story began when he referred himself to Progress, The Cambridge Centre for Health and Performance at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital...

"The support from Cris and the entire Progress team has been fantastic. Not only does their extensive knowledge and skill assure you that you are in safe hands, but they are also passionate about what they do, and this ethos carries through from the sports massage therapists to the front of house at Progress. The equipment, facilities and expertise are second-to-none, but this is more than just a sports clinic. It has been a genuinely positive experience and I felt completely comfortable every step of the way, quite literally. They have helped me achieve a massive personal goal."

"I now realise that it doesn’t matter how old you are, you don’t have to be restricted in what you can do!"

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Jenny Corish"As an elite level athlete, top class medical care is of paramount importance to my potential success. It’s one of the performance support elements that can make the difference to my chances of winning a medal at any major event like the Commonwealth Games. The Sport Wales Institute together with the Progress Centre at Spire Healthcare have helped me enormously in this regard and I am very grateful to their practitioners and experts".

Jenny Corish - British champion and international rifle shooter for GB and Wales


"Progress is a Centre of excellence and efficiency offering high quality and well managed Consultations ,Physiotherapy,a friendly reception,tranquil seating area and well equipped gymnasium all under one roof. At my first consultation I was experiencing severe pain in lower back and neck. The problem was rapidly diagnosed by Professor Cathy Speed and the referrals for the necessary procedures organised.

The second phase was to have Physiotherapy with Caroline a very caring and knowledgeable person.After three sessions of physiotherapy I was able,under careful supervision,to enjoy the excellent facilities in the Progress Gym.This was the highlight of the total experience because due to severe pain I had been unable to use a Gym for over four years.

Now at the age of seventy four I am able to enjoy short sessions on carefully selected apparatus. I consider myself very lucky to have enjoyed outstanding professional care at the Progress. Kind Regards to you all and a big thank you".

Joy Seiler

Matt NewmanSince I last saw you on 13th Feb things have been going well. I did my Marathon Indoor Row (a PB 2hrs 56 mins – av speed 2:05.6) Then it was back to preparation for the Cambridge Half Marathon. With 2 weeks to go I still hadn’t run outdoors……but in those last 2 weeks I managed 2x3 mile runs and 1x6 mile run. Meanwhile I was sticking to just about all your other advice / exercises.

So on Sunday I wasn’t sure quite what to expect so was very happy to finish with a respectable (and PB) 1:30:15…and ever happier that my ankle seems to be OK too! Next plan is to ease back into running over the next few days and then get outdoors more often, but also continue following your strength / stretching advice as well. Marathon at the end of April is still on the cards for now….

So, many thanks for helping me achieve my goal. Here is a photo of me putting in a burst at the end of Sunday’s HM - Progress Physio logos in the background.

Cheers, Matt Newman

Dear Apurva,
This is just a brief line to thank you for the excellent advice and Physio treatment provided during my rehabilitation from a hip replacement. The recent sessions enabled me to gain additional mobility and confidence when walking and day to day activities. I now plan to join a group exercise class in St Neots for people recovering from operations, etc, which will add to my rehabilitation.

Many thanks again for your help which was much appreciated.

Martin Ede

Dear Chris,
Just a quick note to thank you very much for all your help following treatment to my right knee. You will be pleased to know that I am maintaining good progress with movement and walking, and when I visited Mr Keene at the end of September he was very pleased with the result and unless I have any problems, will not need to see me again until my 5 year hip review in Autumn 2013. We were most impressed with your treatment and guidance of my condition and can’t think you enough for the difference you helped me achieve in lifestyle. It was so helpful to know what was possible and what was probably not and to know what each exercise was leading to and the importance for the future. You gave me great confidence and i always felt I was progressing and still do as I continue to do my exercises. I do hope that when I inevitably do have to have a replacement knee, that you are still working at Spire, I will again benefit from your expertise. I have told Mr Keene and the Spire patient questionnaire how highly I rated your professionalism and help.