ABOUT US

Our aim is to restore optimal movement patterns, reduce pain, recover motor control (movement control) through strength & stability. This is achieved using individualised and progressive exercise programmes to suit each clients needs, in addition to using a range of modalities and hands on treatments.

ABOUT US

Our aim is to restore optimal movement patterns, reduce pain, recover motor control (movement control) through strength & stability. This is achieved using individualised and progressive exercise programmes to suit each clients needs, in addition to using a range of modalities and hands on treatments.

INTRODUCTION

A highly experienced MSK (Musculoskeletal) & Sports Physiotherapy service, specialising in the assessment, diagnosis, medical management and rehabilitation of many diverse conditions, which include;

  • Sport injuries
  • Muscle, joint, tendon injuries
  • Back and neck pain
  • Rugby, football, basket ball, volleyball, netball, swimming, athletics and golf injuries
  • Pre and post orthopaedic surgery

Salwa Bowen is a member of the Health Care Professional Council (HCPC) and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), in-addition to the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport & Exercise Medicine (ACPSEM).

north sport physio - cupping
north sport physio - cupping

ABOUT SALWA BOWEN

Salwa Bowen Elite Physiotherapist HCPC MCSP ACPSEM
Clinical Lead/Clinical Educator

A highly specialised practitioner in physiotherapy with over 22 years of extensive experience working with sport injuries. Click through the tabs below to read more about Salwa’s Journey

Newcastle Falcons

Since qualifying in 1996 with a BSc(Hons) in Physiotherapy she commenced work with Newcastle Falcons Academy whilst continuing her full-time Primary Musculoskeletal Care in the NHS.

In 2002, Salwa accepted a full-time role with Newcastle Falcons 1st team, working with national and international 1st team players. This experience has given her the depth of knowledge in the medical management of acute and chronic sport injuries in the professional setting. In addition to the rehabilitation of players from acute injury back to perform at international level.

In 2010, promotion followed to become Lead physiotherapist and co-manger of the medical department alongside the part-time sport physician. This role involved the coordination of support services within the medical team. Unique experience was gained working with sport physicians, orthopaedic specialists, psychologists, nutritionists, strength & conditioning coaches and technical coaches.

Northumbria University

Since 2013, Salwa has worked as Clinical Lead and a consultant in sport injuries with semi-professional national and international athletes at Northumbria University. Sports ranging from Volleyball, Basketball, 15’s&7’s Rugby (men & women), Netball Super League, Football, Aquatics & Athletics and with Olympic & Paralympic athletes.

Newcastle Eagles basketball team

Between 2013 to 2015, Salwa also worked with Newcastle Eagles 1st team players, managing their acute and long term chronic injuries.

TASS & Disability Athletes

From 2013, Salwa has worked with the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme TASS, through the process of screening for injury prevention, managing any acute injuries, rehabilitation and the overall medical management back to performance.

Throughout this period Salwa has gained experience working with disability athletes, helping them gain their confidence and managing them through their rehab journey back to performance and competition.

Private Sports Injury & MSK clinics

Through out Salwa’s time at Northumbria University she has managed private sports injury and MSK clinic’s.

She has a huge interest in sport medicine and sport science, hence her clinical educator role with physiotherapy students and early qualified physiotherapists with an interest in sport. Helping them to gain confidence in the musculoskeletal assessment of sport injuries, improving their clinical reasoning skills, their manual therapy techniques, treatment plans and rehabilitation programmes. In addition to teaching and presentation work in the sports medicine field.

Accredited Member of the Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport & Exercise medicine

Salwa is an accredited member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapist in Sport and Exercise Medicine-an internationally recognised specialist group of Physiotherapist working in Sport.

Research in sport and exercise medicine in the next step for Salwa. In addition to embarking on a Post Graduate Certification (PG Cert) in Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound. Her aspiration is to complete a fellowship or PhD programme in the Sports Medicine field.

north sport physio - Salwa Bowen Elite Physiotherapist

OUR FOCUS

  • Offer clinical excellence in the diagnosis and medical management of all sport injuries.

  • To help clients take control and live healthy, active and independent lives.

  • Empower our local community by education in health & wellbeing.

  • Work together with the client to enable the freedom of movement, the ability to participate in sport and the confidence to compete.

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AIM OF

PHYSIOTHERAPY?

To restore optimal movement patterns, reduce pain, recover motor control (movement control) through strength & stability. This is achieved using individualised and progressive exercise programmes to suit each clients needs, in addition to using a range of modalities and hands on treatments.

  • MSK Physiotherapy
  • Sport Physiotherapy
  • Running screening & assessments
  • Pre and post orthopaedic surgery rehabilitation
  • Pool rehabilitation
  • Return to play functional testing
  • Education programmes on injury prevention strategies
  • Collaboration with network of sport & orthopaedic specialists.
north sport physio - Children physiotherapy
north sport physio - young people physiotherapy
north sport physio - Children physiotherapy
north sport physio - young people physiotherapy

AIM OF

PHYSIOTHERAPY?

To restore optimal movement patterns, reduce pain, recover motor control (movement control) through strength & stability. This is achieved using individualised and progressive exercise programmes to suit each clients needs, in addition to using a range of modalities and hands on treatments.

  • MSK Physiotherapy
  • Sport Physiotherapy
  • Running screening & assessments
  • Pre and post orthopaedic surgery rehabilitation
  • Pool rehabilitation
  • Return to play functional testing
  • Education programmes on injury prevention strategies
  • Collaboration with network of sport & orthopaedic specialists.

APPOINTMENT PRICES

1 HOUR LONG
INITIAL
CONSULTATION
£45 FOR MEMBERS
Active Northumberland members
£55 NONE MEMBERS
Non Active Northumberland members

 

1 HOUR LONG
FOLLOW UP
APPOINTMENTS
£45 FOR MEMBERS
Active Northumberland members
£45 NONE MEMBERS
Non Active Northumberland members

 

APPOINTMENT PRICES

1 HOUR LONG

INITIAL
CONSULTATION

£45 FOR MEMBERS
Active Northumberland members
£55 NONE MEMBERS
Non Active Northumberland members
1 HOUR LONG

FOLLOW UP
APPOINTMENTS

£45 FOR MEMBERS
Active Northumberland members
£45 NONE MEMBERS
Non Active Northumberland members

APPOINTMENT PRICES

1 HOUR LONG

INITIAL
CONSULTATION

£45 FOR MEMBERS
Active Northumberland members
£55 NONE MEMBERS
Non Active Northumberland members
1 HOUR LONG

FOLLOW UP
APPOINTMENTS

£45 FOR MEMBERS
Active Northumberland members
£45 NONE MEMBERS
Non Active Northumberland members

APPOINTMENT PRICES

INITIAL
CONSULTATION

1 HOUR LONG
£45 FOR MEMBERS
Active Northumberland members
£55 NONE MEMBERS
Non Active Northumberland members

FOLLOW UP
APPOINTMENTS

1 HOUR LONG
£45 FOR MEMBERS
Active Northumberland members
£45 NONE MEMBERS
Non Active Northumberland members

COMMON QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:

What to expect on my 1st visit?

The initial assessment will take up one hour, to give us the opportunity to listen to your area of complaint/symptoms and to gain an understanding of the impact it is having on your health, wellbeing or performance. A thorough history of your symptoms or injury will be taken along with any related past injury or trauma. This will be followed by a functional examination looking at posture, movement patterns, biomechanics and any compensatory patterns of movement.
A thorough clinical examination will then take place of the area of concern. In the case of a sporting injury some sport-specific testing may also take place, to examine patterns of movement, so appropriate footwear may be necessary for the testing process.

The assessment findings will be discussed with you, with a diagnosis and a treatment plan. The opportunity to ask questions and learn about how to manage your symptoms will also be discussed in your first visit.

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What do I need to bring with me?

To accurately examine the area of concern you will be asked to bring:

  • Shorts (for back or lower limb symptoms)
  • T-shirt/vest top (for neck or upper limb symptoms)
  • Trainers will be necessary if it’s a sporting injury requiring further functional testing as jogging, cutting, acceleration/deceleration or change of direction.
  • MRI’s, X-rays, Ultrasound reports or consultant letters related to your symptoms or area of concern.
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Will I need a follow up/review appointment?

Any review or follow up treatment appointment will be discussed with you at the initial assessment and very much depends on the assessment findings of your area of complaint/symptoms and your personal goals.

An appropriate treatment plan will also be discussed with you based on your personal goals.

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How long are the review appointments?

A review/follow up appointments are 45min long. They will be predominately treatment time, with rehab, education and review of your exercise programme.

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How many review (treatment) appointments will I need?

The number of review appointments will very much depend on how you have responded to your initial assessment, initial treatment and the length of time you’ve had your symptoms/complaint. Some clients only need the initial appointment to gain some advice on their area of concern, and are content to work on their own exercise programme and self management. Others may need two or more to gain joint mobility, some motor control changes and strength gains. Some clients keen to return to function/Sport may need a number of treatment appointments and rehab sessions.

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Do I need a GP or Consultant referral?

There is no need for a GP or Consultant referral. However if you wish, we will send your GP or consultant a medical report of the assessment, treatment plan and your progress.

We do collaborate closely with sport physicians and orthopaedic surgeons, in addition to making direct referrals for MRI, Ultrasound diagnostic testing or shockwave therapy

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What treatment will I receive?

Treatments will include any of the following depending on your individual needs and treatment goals:

  • Joint mobilisations & manipulations
  • Soft tissue mobilisation
  • Fascial release and cupping
  • Neural mobilisations
  • MSK acupuncture, trigger point therapy or electro-acupuncture
  • Sport taping and K-tape
  • Core (motor control) activation and stability work
  • Personalised exercise programme and rehabilitation
  • Sport medicine rehabilitation
  • Pre and post operation rehabilitation
  • Fitness testing prior to a return to play
  • Running screening and assessments.
  • Pool rehabilitation
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How can I pay?

Cash or card payments are accepted at the reception desk

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START YOUR JOURNEY TO RECOVERY TODAY

BOOK AN APPOINTMENTOR CALL 01670 620 200

START YOUR JOURNEY TO RECOVERY TODAY

BOOK AN APPOINTMENTOR CALL 01670 620 200