LIZ YELLING. 2 TIME OLYMPIAN, RUNNER AND A MUM.
When I first moved to Poole as a professional runner I was keen to find a great physio to hold me together in my quest to qualify for my second Olympic marathon. I choose Tim firstly because he is an active person and understands the demands of being active but also his willingness to keep up to date with his knowledge and to constantly learn was important to me. Tim is a great physio who responds to the demands of the individual, he applies first class treatment to everyone he treats and he cares about you getting better.
I have been treated by many physios in my lifetime and I have no hesitation in saying we have one of the finest physios in the UK right here in Dorset.
SARAH. WORK RELATED NECK SHOULDER AND RUNNING INJURIES
Tim is a fantastically knowledgeable and experienced physiotherapist. I've yet to come with a problem that he's not been able to help me with. He is very hands on and doesn't just give you a list of exercises to do (he does that too!). What I also like is that he'll try to keep appointments to a minimum and will only ask you to rebook if essential. I wouldn't go to anyone else.
STEVE WAY. COMMONWEALTH GAMES MARATHONER AND GOLD MEDAL COMRADES WINNER.
Early on in my running career I was recommended to see Tim when I was having serious alignment issues which were causing me all sorts of problems. He was immediately able to diagnose my issues and put me on the right track and 8 years and around 30,000 miles later he is still managing to keep me in one piece. No mean feat considering how old I am these days!
Tim’s professional yet friendly nature combined with his need to constantly educate himself in the latest techniques and research mean that I can 100% put my trust in his therapy. As an added bonus, Tim also has a lot of experience dealing with top level athletes and provides a great sounding board for “training talk”….he doesn’t even look too bored by my running chat!
ADRIAN. LOW BACK PAIN SURGICAL STABILISATION.
Following an RTA, I sought help from several local physiotherapists, a well known private hospital and a spinal consultant to no avail. My condition was worsening rapidly. Then I booked an appointment with Tim Cruse-Drew.
Tim greeted me with his jovial relaxed persona but it was immediately obvious from the hands-on approach and analytical reading of my spine that I was being treated by a physio in a different league to the rest. Not only did this guy know his job, he loved it! Tim diagnosed me with spondiolythesis (step in the spine at L4/L5) and went on to refer me to a surgeon who performed a spinal fusion. I can’t thank or recommend Tim enough.
JULIET. WHIPLASH INJURIES.
They say the proof of the pudding is in the eating which means the proof of the physio is in the treating!
Tim Cruse-Drew is without exception the most outstanding practitioner I have come across in his field and although I initially visited him following a whiplash injury 13 years ago, the six-weekly pro-active treatments I receive keep my body in tip-top shape, preventing my various musculoskeletal issues from rearing their ugly head! During this time, and throughout training from 0 to 26.2 miles for the London Marathon, I have learnt and understood a great deal concerning pain, treatment and prevention from a man whose knowledge is constantly evolving and developing to be the best it can be.
STEWART. GOLF RELATED NECK, RIB AND LOW BACK PAIN.
I’ve been treated by Tim for over a decade . His expertise has enabled me to keep playing sport and cope with ongoing back pain . I have referred friends to him who’ve found his treatment to be life changing .
PAUL. MARATHON ADVICE AND INJURY MANAGEMENT.
Just 3 weeks before my 2nd Bournemouth Marathon Festival Marathon disaster struck! I had a severe pain in my right knee, due to overtraining. I saw Tim Cruse-Drew, he identified that there was an weakness in my Gluteal muscles.
He treated the knee and gave me exercises at home to do to strengthen these muscles, and my core generally.
I made a full recovery and ran a Personal Best 3 weeks later at the Bournemouth Marathon.