Expansion Of Business Brings Olympic Level Service To Gateshead And Newcastle

Issue 27

The Performance Clinic, well known in the region for its treatment of Olympic and Paralympic athletes, has expanded the business with an exciting new clinic based in Low Fell.

And in doing so, the company has not only created ten jobs doubling the size of the team, it has also invested in the local community by renovating an old car accessory garage on Kells Lane, transforming it into an attractive clinic with treatment rooms and a yoga studio. Within easy reach for Gateshead and Newcastle residents, The Performance Clinic is the only sports physiotherapy clinic on the Gateshead side of the river Tyne. Led by Penny Macutkiewicz, the Low Fell practice is putting women’s health high on the agenda, working with parents and babies, helping mums get back into full fitness and sport, alongside offering health and wellbeing packages for all age groups, male and female.

Even more excitingly, The Performance Clinic is also offering other new services. This gives the Newcastle Gateshead community access to Olympic level sports physiotherapy alongside more holistic offerings including a package that is unique in the North East. Made up of six elements the “Back to Life” programme is a package including assessment, education, back care classes, hands on treatment including acupuncture, rehabilitation classes alongside physio led pilates and yoga. This aims to get those living with chronic pain and fear of movement back into exercise and moving confidently . Penny qualified as a physiotherapist in 1998 and since has been treating the highest level of GB Athletes, having worked with TeamGB at the Turin, Beijing, London and Rio Paralympic Games. She was also the lead physiotherapist at the Inaugral Invinctus Games in London and launched The Performance Clinic in 2009 from its first clinic, based in Sunderland University.

Penny said: “We have an amazing team of world class therapists now on hand to bring our service to every member of the community in the Newcastle Gateshead area. “Whilst we are enjoying working with high level local sports people such as Stephen Miller, Adam Taylor and The Eagles captain Fab Flourney, we are actually very excited to improve the health of anyone in the area who needs to recover from injury or improve their physical strength and health. “Our offering is really unique, and should appeal to men and women, parents, fitness fanatics, hobby sportspeople, half marathon and 5k runners through to anyone with an injury that they want to tackle!” Penny is joined on the Low Fell team by GB Basketball physiotherapist Darren Finnegan, as well as Crystal Rosser GB taekwondo physio amongst other talented therapists and professional Yoga and Pilates instructors. Bike Fitting is also available from expert John Bateman. This service ensures the correct set up of cycles bespoke to each cyclist, both increasing performance and minimising risk of injury, all important in the boom of Triathlon, proving to be the biggest growing sport in the UK.

We have an amazing team of world class therapists now on hand to bring our service to every member of the community in the Newcastle Gateshead area.

Penny Macutkiewicz, The Performance Clinic

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