Our Testimonials

International Athletes

Ben Foden

Ben Foden

Sam is fully dedicated to getting people better quicker and will always go the extra mile to help.

Sam’s hard work has helped me to maintain the highest performance levels required to successfully play rugby for Northampton Saints and England.

As an elite athlete it is so important to be able to trust your physiotherapist. Sam installs confidence and trust because of her accurate diagnostic skills, evidence based treatment protocols and effective maintenance programs. Sam is obviously very knowledgeable when it comes to pain and injuries but she talks about injuries in way that I understand and always has an empathetic and caring approach.

Sam is fully dedicated to getting people better quicker and will always go the extra mile to help. For an experienced and highly qualified Physiotherapist I would recommend you go to the Back and Body Clinic in Wootton Fields to see Sam.

Courtney Lawes

Courtney Lawes

I cannot recommend Sam highly enough and would advise anyone experiencing pain or injury to go to The Back and Body Clinic.

Sam’s hands on approach combined with her knowledge and expertise not only helped me to swiftly recover from injuries, but prevented me getting other injuries from compensations and body imbalances.

Sam worked hard to keep me performing in the Back Row for Northampton Saints and England Rugby by designing and implementing injury prevention programs for me. They included core stability training, flexibility work, Pilates, balance training and functional pre-rehabilitation.

She always made realistic and functional goals for me. She was professional, gave an expert standard of care and I had complete confidence in her.
I cannot recommend Sam highly enough and would advise anyone experiencing pain or injury to go to The Back and Body Clinic for an expert assessment, diagnosis and treatment.

Steph Houghton

Steph Houghton

Sam has helped me to overcome longstanding injuries that were hampering my performances.

If you have a musculoskeletal pain anywhere in the body you need expert diagnosis and treatment. You want to see someone who you can be completely confident in and who really knows what they are talking about. Sam has vast experience, the highest Physiotherapy qualifications, is fully committed to getting you better and is honest, personable and very highly skilled. Sam’s ‘hands on’ approach is always coupled with great advice and education. This has helped me to understand conditions and confidently keep on top of them.

Sam has helped me to overcome longstanding injuries that were hampering my performances and bounce back as quickly as possible and this has helped me to become an established England International, and represent Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics, where I scored a goal in each of the three group games, including a winner against Brazil.

If you have any aches, pains or injuries I recommend you call The Back and Body Clinic and make an appointment. You will get an accurate diagnosis and the optimal treatment. There is so much that the Back and Body Clinic can offer in terms of ‘hands on’ therapy, manipulation, acupuncture, soft tissue release, exercise rehabilitation and advice. You can be confident of the highest quality of care.

Phil Dowson

Phil Dowson

Sam is the epitome of professionalism and elicited outstanding results

Sam was an integral part of the Northampton Saints medical team and was respected and more importantly trusted by all the players.

Whether it be reacting to an injury as it happened on the field of play or ‘rehabing’ a player back to full fitness Sam was the epitome of professionalism and elicited outstanding results. Not just because of her accuracy and care in the physio room but her understanding of the athlete and personable and affable character. I would highly recommend her services.

Lee Dickson

Lee Dickson

It is great to have a physiotherapist that you know you can be confident in for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

I have the utmost respect for Sam. Her outstanding ability to diagnose and treat pain and injury has always rewarded me with fantastic results. Sam worked hard to keep me performing at the top level as Northampton Saints Scrum Half. Her manner, professionalism and abilities are such that I would highly recommend her and The Back and Body Clinic to friends and colleagues.

It is great to have a physiotherapist that you know you can be confident in for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment for pain anywhere in the body. I believe the key to recovery is to seek professional advice early. It is important you can trust and be confident in your practitioner. With such extensive training and experience you know you can go to The Back and Body Clinic and be assured of the highest standard of care.

Rachel Yankey

Rachel Yankey

I would advise anyone to get a Physiotherapy appointment for pain or injury at The Back and Body Clinic.

Sam is dedicated to her role as the Clinical Lead Physiotherapist at Arsenal Ladies Football Club and has made a concerted effort to address my longstanding injury that had been hampering my performances for both Arsenal and England.

The accurate diagnosis and subsequent expert treatment I received alleviated my ongoing pain which had been previously misdiagnosed and enabled me to play to my true potential for Arsenal Ladies during the season and be a part of Team GB’s at the London 2012 Olympics.

The rehabilitation program that Sam put together was individual to my needs, progressively challenged me and significantly improved my movement and dysfunction.

Sam is 100% committed to helping people and gives her all to get to the bottom of every problem. I can’t recommend The Back and Body Clinic enough. You can be confident of the diagnosis made and assured of an expert standard of care from a highly qualified and experienced practitioner. I would advise anyone to get a Physiotherapy appointment for pain or injury at The Back and Body Clinic.

Our Patient Stories

Chronic Lower Back Pain Patient

“I am now much more aware of the muscles and how they are behaving so thank you for that.

Whilst on the subject I should thank you again for all the help you have given me – in a few visits you have achieved more than 10 years of visits to GPs, other therapists and hospitals!”

Please Neck Pain Patient

“My neck is loads better, in fact I would say I am nearly back to normal! Thank you so much, I have already been recommending you to all my friends and family as I was so pleased with the results!”

70 year old Gentleman woke up with severe shoulder pain

“I woke up with a terribly stiff shoulder and unable to move my left arm. Like all men I left it for a few days hoping it would go away but it only got worse so I went to my doctor who had a very quick look and prescribed 2 weeks of anti-inflammatory pills. Then started the very painful sleepless nights I was in real agony but I thought the doctor knows so it will improve when the pills kick in. Unfortunately it didn’t so my wife suggested The Back & Body Clinic where she goes. Like most blokes I didn’t want to know but realised it was this or cancel my holiday. So I got an emergency appointment with Richard on the Friday, he immediately new what is was and suggest the following treatment. MONDAY: I had an MRI Scan, TUESDAY : I had a Cortisone injection WEDNESDAY: feeling a whole lot better with the first night sleep for over a week! And now I can go on my holiday which I was going to have to cancel. I can’t praise The Back & Body Clinic enough for what they did for me it was fast, friendly and very professional please don’t hesitate to call them if you have any similar problems you won’t regret it.”

Patient following rehabilitation after surgery

“Just like to thank you again for pushing for my operation and all your help in my recovery. If I have any other problems I will come to you first, and will not hesitate to recommend your services to any of my friends or family.”

Arthritis patient

“I am now walking over a mile a day, before it was 200 yards and I needed to sit down for a rest!!

Thank you for giving me a pain free Christmas”

Running injury

“We did complete the London Marathon in just under 5 hours!!!

But now I may need some help on my knees!”

17 Year Old Male, Student Rugby Player

‘I’d just like to thank you greatly for your treatment. I have only had a few odd pains in my shoulders but they passed very quickly. I am fully back to playing rugby multiple times a week and playing all other various sports now, having slowly brought myself back into it.

Thank you also for the exercises you gave, I not only have no pain in my back and shoulders now, even after intense scrummaging, but feel a lot stronger and physically bigger. Thanks again’

70 + Year Old Male, Retired Gentleman

‘I would like anyone to know that I am over 70 and suffering with various pains and not able to find a good physiotherapist.

I phoned the clinic and spoke to Sam and described one of my pains and she diagnosed the pain and where it was coming from- at once I realised I had discovered she was a  good physio. I made an appointment and met Sam and after observations she commenced treating the main problem and was very professional and has great knowledge of what she is doing. She also diagnosed the other pain.

You can rest assured YOU will be in very good hands. I would say the best Physio I have met in Northampton and the surrounding areas.’

40 year old female, Mother and Lawyer

‘I had suffered with neck and shoulder pain for years, I had always put it down to long hours on the computer. When I decided to do something about it a friend recommended I visit The Back & Body Clinic. It is thanks to the treatment I received at there that I now have no pain. I wish I had been years ago.’

General Testimonials

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“I was suffering badly with neck and shoulder pain and have had various treatments in the past. All I can say is that Sam has worked wonders for me and I am totally pain free, and my posture has improved 100%. I can’t speak highly enough of Sam and everyone at the Back and Body Clinic. Thank you so much.”

“Thanks very much for all the work you did on my shoulder, it felt so much better afterwards. I will be doing my exercises ready for our next session and hopefully there will be a big difference.”

“The B&BC has helped me realise the importance of seeing professional help with any injury/condition. I have the utmost faith and confidence in the advice and treatment for a speedy recovery.”

“Excellent service. Everyone is friendly and the treatment is brilliant. I couldn’t recommend you highly enough.”

“I have suffered from these symptoms for many years. Richard was a sympathetic listener who proposed a clear, considered treatment plan. I feel as though there might finally be a light at the end of the tunnel.”

“Working with Sam has changed my life, it has improved my outlook on life as my ability to exercise and move around with ease has improved.”

“Excellent level of service received, very pleased with the treatment I’ve received. Highly recommend the B&BC.”

“On each visit I have received first class attention and treatment.”

“I have had a recurring back problem for a number of years and previous physiotherapists have only treated the symptoms and not the cause. Matt has been excellent at identifying and explaining the problem and how I can work to prevent it occurring in the future.”

“Friendly and professional staff who quickly diagnosed my problem areas and provided treatment and exercise programme with good results.”

“Sam is an amazing and understanding therapist, she has really helped me and made such a difference to my life. The whole team are lovely and kind and I would recommend the clinic to anyone.”

“The Back & Body Clinic has helped my back and improved huge amounts in a small amount of sessions. Sam has been great.”

“The Back & Body Clinic has really helped my son back to fitness and more importantly, Richard has motivated and encouraged him to change his posture to prevent further issues. Thank you The Back & Body Clinic.”

“I have suffered with back and neck problems for years. For the first time in years I can actually move, eat and sleep comfortably thanks to Sam.”

“Highly recommend Sam at The Back & Body Clinic, excellent therapist who found my problem straight away. Feel so much better since I’ve been coming here.”

“I like the facilities and the knowledge of the therapist in this clinic. I recommend to all my friends, thank you for everything.”

“The experience & treatment I have received has been excellent, from receptionist to physiotherapist. I have recommended Miss Whiteson and her clinic to a number of friends and will continue to do so.”

“A very pleasant experience, would recommend to friends.”

“Fast efficient service.”

“Sam & the team really make you feel welcome, understand and explain what is wrong and how to go about fixing it. Should have come years ago!”

“Sam at my first appt identified my injury and through physio and acupuncture treated my injury rather than just recommending various drugs to alleviate the symptoms as my GP has suggested.”

“I spent thousands of pounds with other therapists to no avail. Sam solved my problem. If you want real help see Sam.”

“Takes time to listen and understand problems before treating. Felt 100% better after just one treatment.”

“An excellent experience at The Back & Body Clinic. My therapist Emily was knowledgeable and experienced. I had total confidence in her abilities and value her advice. I cannot recommend the clinic more highly. Thankyou.”

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