Lydia’s physiotherapy sessions have inspired me to play professional golf tournaments again, having struggled with some pain around my hip/lower back.
After just a handful of dedicated and incredibly thorough sessions my body has responded well and my confidence is flying high.
I can fully recommend Lydia to educate you how best to go about our own issues and overcome any limitations you may currently have.
Thanks again, I’m really pleased with the results and I’m growing towards my goals.
Simon Hill, Golf Professional
Lydia is a very professional and enthusiastic physio. She works to a very high standard and tailors your sessions to meet your needs. She is very knowledgeable and explains what is happening and how to move forward to achieve results. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is in need of an excellent physio.
Alex, Post Partum Rehab
I can absolutely recommend Lydia Durkin! She has helped me rehab my shoulder from a mountain biking accident, and also delivered amazing sports massages. She is effective, nice and knows what she is doing.
Kristin, Mountain Biker
Lydia is a miracle worker. I've had problems with my lower back for a while now, but since getting pregnant, a few other aches and pains have popped up. I went to Lydia for the normal aches and the newly developed pregnancy pains, and she was able to help relieve most issues. What I love about her style is her ability to talk you through about what is happening and what she's doing to help you recuperate. She's also likely give you some stretches for homework that really do help (if you do them). 10/10 highly recommend!
Rebecca, Rehab During Pregnancy
The long and short of this testimonial is that Lydia is fantastic. Her knowledge, professionalism, and scientific insight makes for a first class experience. As a GB Age Group Triathlete I've worked with many physiotherapists and masseurs over the years with varying success, mainly for injury prevention and general wear and tear. I started seeing Lydia during pregnancy as I was able to train right up to 41 weeks, and have continued our work after having my baby to support my return to triathlon training. Lydia has taken great care of me and her varying treatments have kept me safe, strong, and fighting back from the tribulations of a tough pregnancy and the after effects. I would recommend her to anyone wanting treatment from a basic sports massage to complex Physio - she is exemplary!
Rachel, GB Age Group Triathlete
I have seen Lydia several times now for two separate problems. The first involved neck and shoulder pain, with tingling in my fingers and the second pain in my hip. I have fibromyalgia and so I am hypersensitive and it takes very little to make things worse, rather than better. In both cases Lydia really took the time to work out how my slightly cranky body works and explained everything very carefully so I too understood what was going on. She really listens and takes notice of verbal and non verbal cues. As a result, both issues cleared up really quickly, with minimal flare up of additional pain. Importantly Lydia also worked with me to develop exercise plans so that neither issue has returned. I really would recommend her to anyone, and do at every opportunity!!
Alex (49), Fibromyalgia Patient
Lydia has been amazing both hands on and with regular advice during my recovery from an emergency lower limb fasciotomy. She is knowledgeable, practical and clearly loves what she does.
Ali, CrossFit Athlete
I cannot thank Lydia highly enough for some recent treatment. Lydia took time to understand the issue, asking probing questions to ensure she could diagnose and treat my niggles. Her expertise is evident from a 1st appointment and the way in which she builds rapport with her patients, certainly based on my experience, very quickly ensures the patient knows they are in very safe hands. Thank you Lydia for your expertise and support.
Sue, Long Distance Runner - Injury Rehab
After just one session, Lydia helped me on the right track to finally sort an old injury as well as fix a bad back from carrying my young son. To top it off some fabulous advise and techniques on how to break down scar tissue and help my c-section scar. All in all a pretty good 1hr session! I will be back even if it's just for a massage!
Alexandra, Mother & Weight Lifter
I went to see Lydia for a sports massage to avoid injury whilst training for a marathon. I’d had massages before from different therapists, and was pleasantly surprised by Lydia’s much more thorough and scientific approach. She looks at the body holistically, draws from her extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology and discusses the options with you to determine the best treatment taking your individual situation into account. I left the room and immediately booked a course of massages with her to see me right through to after my race. She’s friendly, eminently flexible and I look forward to every appointment. I cannot speak highly enough of Lydia, nor articulate how much she’s helped me, so I do what I can by recommending her to all my friends who partake in any kind of sport. Go see her – she’s great.
Rachael, Serious Fun Runner
Thanks so much for the massage yesterday. Walking felt much easier afterwards and I managed to do a 2.5 km walk with no hip or knee pain at all. It was the most comfortable walk I’ve done in 6 months!
Diane, Physiotherapist (Scar tissue work after double hip operation)
Having competed as a professional athlete, I’ve come across my fair share of therapists and sports physicians. Durkin Sports Massage is up there with the best. The quality of service and effectiveness of treatment is impressive. After a recent bilateral arthroscopy, I relied extensively on treatments from Durkin Sports Massage, the benefits of which I consider immeasurable. I credit my recovery to Lydia, whom without I would have struggled to regain full fitness. A true professional and worthy of 5 Gold stars. Thank you Durkin Sports Massage!
Andrew, Arthroscopy Rehab’
Lydia was amazing really friendly and must say one of the best sports massages I have ever had. I shall highly recommend and will most certainly be back in the future!!
Lisa, Personal Trainer
Lydia is by far the best sport massage therapist I have met, and as an accident-prone, long-distance runner, I have met quite a few! After completely injuring my IT band running the ‘Course du Duc’ this December, I was unable to walk for months. After just one session with Lydia, I was able to walk without crutches, and within a couple of weeks I was back at the gym. [This is after I had been going to a traditional Geneva physio for months, receiving ultrasound, etc, to no avail.] When I first contacted her, Lydia conducted additional research to become as updated as possible on current ideas behind IT band syndrome recovery, and even after our session she emailed me articles on the subject and came up with new treatment approaches. I would recommend her in a heartbeat.
Desiree, Distance Runner
Having long experience with Eastern and Western massage therapies, the treatments provided by Lydia are truly exceptional. Her scientific understanding of the body, personal competence and strength produce excellent results in relieving aches and pains. Lydia has the sensitivity and caring attitude that ensures confidence and a secure feeling. We have treatments with Lydia almost every week.
Ashok (70), Maarit (68)
After struggling to recover from a previous shoulder injury, and hoping it would just go away on it’s own – I was struggling daily with quite a painful, awkward and uncomfortable feeling in my right shoulder, neck and down my arm. Finally realizing it wouldn’t heal itself – I went for treatment with Lydia. I was very impressed with her treatment (and instantly wished I had gone sooner!). She was professional, fun and informative and her treatment greatly improved the movement in my shoulder and arm literally overnight – further treatments continued to improve this. She helped to me understand what was going on with the muscles and area’s of pain and explained why she was doing certain techniques and suggested easy ways that I could help aid the recovery myself. I would recommend Lydia to anyone and will continue to seek treatment from her for any future injury or problem.
From the accuracy of the injury assessment, through massage therapy, to follow up training tips to prevent further problems, Lydia’s treatment was thorough, professional and effective.
As a triathlete, i appreciate the support given to me Lydia. Not only in post-event treatments, but with dedicated pre-event treatments along with crucial advice on stretching and muscle care. This has proved invaluable in my training and has helped me to significantly reduce my race times.
Anytime I have a pinched nerve, Lydia manages to release my pain and I stand up walking straight again. She finds and release any little knot and is “mean” but effective.
Katharina, Event Manager
I was pretty excited to train this evening though as I felt a difference in my body and wanted to see if it was for the better or the worse. I was very happy with the results of my training today. Aside from my weighted chin ups, I was able to increase my weight and reps on my exercises and did my met con with relative ease. All in all I’m very happy with the results so far, although it also makes me realise there is a lot more work to be done.
Alex, CrossFit Athlete
I can highly recommend Durkin Sports Massage + Remedial Therapy. The massage is thorough and targeted the areas I needed work on – I had my back, arms, and legs massaged which really helped to reduce any tight muscles or aches I had. I wish I lived near by so that I could go back for more!
Lucie, Science Writer
Lydia has been able to offer me healing hands through a life time of football injuries, stress of work, and travels. I have always felt comfortable, cared for and safe on her table. . . She listens! You get to decide if you need peace and quiet during the session or if you are up for comfortable conversation. Lydia can accommodate either. She checks in with you, asks for feedback and is responsive in her methods of individualising her care. Thank you Lydia, for being there for me!
Gautier, Sports Marketing Expert
I was just at the gym and my hamstring was great, my kicks were chest to head height, no pain. Thanks for working on them last week.
Shaun, Sports Massage Therapist
I used Lydia for a massage recently and was pleasantly surprised at the thoroughness and quality of her service. I will definitely be seeing her again!
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