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I’ve seen Rhys for a number of years now for various sport and work-related injuries…it’s an ongoing joke that no sooner have we got one thing fixed that something else goes wrong! But I have total confidence in Rhys, and his superior knowledge and experience means that I feel like I’m in a very safe pair of hands.
Rhys is a great listener, certainly patient, and always keen to get to the root cause of the problem, rather than superficially treating my injuries. One thing I find hugely beneficial is that he gives me the knowledge and the tools to continue the physio treatment outside of his office.
As Rhys says, only 10% of the healing gets done in his surgery…the other 90% is done by you back at home. And it’s true – you have to be dedicated to fixing your problem. If you don’t put in the hours yourself, then you’re unlikely to see faster or more quality results. Rhys is a true professional and I would happily recommend him to any of my friends or colleagues.
Board Communications Director - Leo Burnett
Many of the testimonials on this website talk about Rhys being special… and he is! I cannot speak highly enough of Rhys and I have happily (and with great confidence) referred many friends to him over the years. I’m a keen tennis player and Rhys has treated me for various injuries during the past 7 years ranging from a wrist injury, lower back problems, a torn calf muscle and most recently an intensive 3 month period of rehabilitation following ligament repair surgery on my ankle.
Rhys has a very analytical and holistic approach to diagnosis and I’ve learnt a lot from him about the exercises and stretches I need to do both during recovery and beyond to help prevent further injury. I have a personal trainer and throughout my rehab from surgery, Rhys would write to him regularly to set exercises to ensure we kept pushing the intensity level and momentum of my recovery. I was back on court within 3 months and I couldn’t have done it without the 2 of them working together in the way that they did.
Rhys genuinely cares about his patients and when you combine that with his obvious professional skill and experience, you have a first-class physio
Legal Manager - BP
I broke my ankle in two places in April 2011. For the last six months I have been receiving Physio from Rhys Chong. From the moment I started treatment I could not have received better treatment anywhere. His method has been a mixture of encouragement and excellent advice regarding what I should be doing on a daily basis at home. There has been a marked improvement in mobility and general ease of walking since I began my treatment. My ambition six months ago was to return to the tennis court and, six months on, Rhys has helped me to achieve that goal. He has been tremendous and I could not recommend him more warmly to anyone who has undergone a major bone operation and who needs the very best physio available.
Editor - BBC News
I ran across a road the other day. Nothing unusual about that normally, but without Rhys, I couldn’t have done it. Rehabilitating after ankle and knee surgery, Rhys was able to get me mobile far quicker than expected. It was his strategy to take a holistic approach that was instrumental – my knee problem was only completely fixed by his assessment of the condition of the opposite ankle. An insight that others had missed.
Professional as well as efficient – I will continue to recommend Rhys without hesitation…
I’ve really enjoyed watching Physical Edge launch into the world of social media. I’ve known Rhys Chong to be on the cutting edge of his field. He is again proving this by connecting with patients- new and existing- on a level not possible without social media. His videos allow people to have a personal physio at home, his Twitter updates offer advice and updates, the blog educates anyone interested in matters of physical care and other sites such as Facebook allow great communication between people.
It’s amazing to connect with a qualified expert through this medium and as a result have such a specialised field become accessible to all. Rhys has shown a great dedication to his patients and a passion for physiotherapy.
I first met Rhys when I was living and working in Auckland New Zealand (1996-1998). At the time I was a GB age group triathlete and national Duathlon and Triathlon winner in UK. An injury found me at a clinic run by an amazing man called Warwick Lightbourne. His company Clin-Tech were helping all ages of people (some athletes, some non-sporting, some doing keep fit or training) to stay in shape. Unlike treatment I had in the UK, here was a complete-across-many spectrums approach. Looking at the problem and not just treating it hands on but checking around the body for imbalances that may have caused the injury. I was given a programme as the treatment moved forward and followed it to the letter and back to training and a win at the NZ Duathlon and Triathlon National champs.
World Olympic Distance Triathlete
The champs started with the world Aquathlon champs for age groupers and Elites…
Okay mate!!…keep it brief for now but Bev took silver!!!! 2nd…in the 40-44 and old man Kev…55-59…Took Gold!!! I joke not mate… if I remember from NZ… Bev and I are… Stoked… in UK we are Chuffed To Bits… amazing Rhys we nearly cried. You try your best in training and racing but to come out here against all the other countries and take a medal… wow!!.
We are 2010 British Triathlon Association Champs at the Aquathlon but now International Triathlon Union(ITU) world medalists.
Beverley Mason & Kevin Chesham
Just wanted you to know that I won the National swim/run championships on Saturday at Milton Keynes. That was in my age group 35-39 and I have just turned 39! It was a 750m swim and 5k run. That is the fourth time I have won it – but of course I didn’t compete last year. Thanks to you – I have been able to win it again!.
During my training for the London Marathon, I hurt my knee on a 20 mile run. Rhys slotted me in immediately and began to work on my very stiff legs to make sure I would still be able to run the race I had already trained so hard for. He used a variety of techniques to get my knee to loosen up, and his expertise with sports injuries shone through. But it wasn’t just his treatment that helped me to get to the start line – he took the time to send me a nutritional plan, a build-up plan, and he recorded the exercises I needed to do, to make sure I stuck to them. He is a fantastic physio and a lovely person, and thanks to him I made it all the way around, raising over £7,000 for charity and completing the challenge of a lifetime..
As a ballerina my body requires special care. My body was really exhausted after an extended time of constant traveling and performing with daily 5-6 hour rehearsals. I had pains everywhere.
Luckily I met Rhys Chong, who perfectly understood my problems. After the first treatment I felt great relief. Following a few more my body was reborn. I regained the feeling of total freedom in my dancing. So I can whole-heartedly recommend Physical Edge to everybody and to my colleagues who need special care.
I went to see Rhys in the run up to the Age Group World Triathlon Championships with some ongoing hamstring niggles that put me out of action running wise for days at a time after any hard run session or race. Rhys understood that I needed to continue training while having treatment and he gave me specific exercises to do which he reminded me were essential to complete. I did them – a first for me! 3 weeks before my race I was in great shape and ran the fastest run leg at the Worlds!.
GB Age Group Triathlete
I’ve never met a more prepared and skilful physiotherapist than Rhys Chong. He is always exploring different ways of treatment and communicates clearly with my athletes, keeping me updated at all times.
Rhys Chong’s treatments and techniques are at the forefront of modern physiotherapy and clients always understand the procedures he is using. With his help I am able to apply better exercise techniques and adapt the periodised programmes, depending upon on the progress of the athlete.
On a personal level, Rhys Chong has been a key supporter and one of the reasons for my success as a triathlete. I couldn’t have finished 10 Ironman races without his vast expertise in the field of physiotherapy.
Ironman Athlete, Coach & Personal Trainer
We completed Spartan (Italy) today. The course was 14.2 km consisting of 27 obstacles, uphill’s, downhills, rivers and lots and lots of mud. It was a bit easier than last year but, of course, mentally one is stronger when you have done it before – albeit that a lot was very different this year.
There is no way I would have completed it four weeks ago and that is entirely due to you. I had been running for at least 5 km before I thought about my back / hip for the first time. I thought about it once more afterwards. I had no pain or discomfort at all. You gave me confidence to do this race. It was important for me because I have collected money from so many people for a cause I believe in and it would have been a personal disaster if I had not completed the race.
I appreciate the fact you fitted me in so quickly, were patient, knowledgeable and very caring. I know there is more to do but for now I would just like to reflect on a race successfully completed which is significantly as a result of your help. So, thank you.
What an incredible experience! Amazing, loved it! Neck was perfect and thank you for all the support! Now for the next challenge.
I just wanted you to know that I completed my 50km walk yesterday from Putney to Runnymede along the river in 10 hours. I did in fact finish very strongly however I had a low patch in the middle of the day when I didn’t think I would make it! No blisters and not a tweak in my back which is amazing – however I am pretty stiff today and not taking the dogs for a walk anywhere! So thank you so much for strengthening me up for that both mentally and physically I feel it was a great achievement! And we raised nearly £1000 for Great Ormond street Hospital which was a bonus.
My name is Jono Lloyd and I am a personal trainer working in the South Kensington area. I’ve known Rhys for over 5 years now and have built up a great professional relationship with him by sending certain clients to him whenever they had a certain issue to deal with, and I must highlight that he has had a 100% success rate with all of them.
I recently had a serious shoulder compression injury in which I damaged my rotator cuff and bursa of my left shoulder. I called Rhys the morning after and within a couple of hours he managed to squeeze me in to his busy schedule to see me and treat me. After having dry needles and massage therapy he sent me on my way with the correct knowledge of how to speed up my recovery. 3 days later I was on my flight to Ibiza to enjoy my holiday with a fully functioning shoulder.
I would and will without a shadow of doubt only ever use Rhys to treat me or any of my clients in the future. For me personally, physio is a little daunting and you need someone who you can trust fully. Rhys only ever delivers this.
I am writing this short letter of recommendation to describe the outstanding treatment I have been receiving from Rhys. I recently completed a bike ride for a charity in France that was 375 miles long over 5 days. Due to my lack of training and preparation, I started to feel a sharp and severe pain in my knees only after the 1st first day of riding. It is not something I’ve felt before, and when I arrived at the hotel, my only thought was to call Rhys and hope he would be able to help – note that I called well outside of working hours. To my surprise he answered his personal mobile and we spent about 30 minutes going through my condition. I was even more surprised when he managed to diagnose the problem over the phone and knew exactly what I needed to do to reduce the discomfort. I followed his clear instructions and advice throughout the journey, and although the pain would occasionally return towards the end of each day, I managed to continue cycling and complete the entire ride at a reasonable pace considering my situation. I know for a fact that if I did not talk to Rhys and receive his advice, I wouldn’t have continued after the 1st day! Thanks for all your help Rhys and continue the excellent work!.
I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Rhys. I’ve been to many physiotherapists over the years for various injuries, but none have had Rhys’ patient and analytical approach to diagnosis. He is always careful to try to get to the root cause of a problem rather than just treat the symptom.
Rhys is very good at giving a variety of exercises to be done at home to ensure that recovery is as quick as possible.
I’ve just completed my first marathon and suffered a couple of minor injuries during training. Rhys was invaluable during this time at not only treating the injuries quickly so that I could get back to training, but also with advice and tips based upon his own experiences having completed endurance events himself.
Senior Tax Manager
During the build-up to the North Pole Marathon, I had terrible trouble with my both my shins. I was unable to run at all. Had I not had the exceptional treatment from Rhys there is no way I would have been able to take part in this incredible event. Thanks Rhys for making that possible.
Extreme Athlete & Polar Explorer
There is no way I would have got around the 26.2 miles of the London Marathon in 2007 without Rhys’s treatment and support. It was hard work… sometimes it was painful(!) but I learnt so much. Rhys’s patience and encouragement kept me going at a time when I thought my body – and my mind – were going to give out, and I know that my training, then and now, has benefited greatly. Thanks again, and here’s to the next marathon.
I made an appointment with Rhys Chong for a full postural analysis. Rhys spent time looking at the range of motion, flexibility and stability that I had and together we worked on each individual area to improve my overall posture. We discussed improvements to my work station set up, sleeping positions, mattress quality and how I could improve my general daily exercise and training.
After each session I was given a series of exercises to do on my own and to incorporate into my gym training with Wayne. Wayne designed a training program which helped maintain my physiotherapy results and work towards my personal fitness goals. My physiotherapy sessions consisted of deep tissue and muscle massage, acupuncture with electrical pulses put through the needles and stability exercises. After 3 months I can personally see an improvement and feel almost pain free for the first time in my life.
I would urge anyone with joint pain or injury to book a session with Rhys and get yourself checked out. This is the best thing that I have ever done. Rhys you have been brilliant – thank you! And thank you to you too Wayne for encouraging me to go in the first place.”
Rhys Chong is a real star; his physio work has helped me get back to full health and mobility. I was a little nervous to begin with but he soon put me at ease with his healing hands and cheery smile, I would (and have) recommended him to anyone experiencing muscular discomfort and immobility. Thanks Rhys!!!
I’ve met many physios and Rhys is among the very best. He is smart, thorough, attentive and takes the time to really listen to the issues at hand. Like the best, he is committed to relieving pain and getting you back in top form. Thank you Rhys!
CEO, Digital Media Business
Good news is that since my last visit I am completely pain free! I have been doing the exercises, laptop all but consigned to a drawer and no long periods of inactivity stuck behind the desk…. so THANK YOU!
Torturer’ the first words I uttered after my first treatment with Rhys Chong. ‘Brutal’, ‘Mean’, ‘Cruel’ and ‘Insane’ all followed. Privately I feel freedom restored inside my body and call him my ‘Saint’.
All Hail, Oh Greatest Living Physio, The back stood up to the shooting well, hurrah.. It is a lot better and I am going to wait for a couple of days to see if we should have another go! It is less painful, in part, because I stubbed my toe so badly yesterday letting the dogs out early in the morning that the pain of the back is overwhelmed by the agony of my big toe! Life is not easy!.
I am very grateful to Rhys for his treatment. He guided my recovery from injury and got me into a world class consultant very quickly. It’s easy to see why the consultant rates Rhys as London’s top physiotherapist.
Model, Fashion Photographer, Actress & Author
Just want to let you know that you have fixed my neck and my headache has gone… yippee!.
Sports Massage Therapist
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Neck is at last better. Thank you!.
Director - Bodyflow
You really fixed my back – I was playing golf that weekend as you predicted. Thank you very much!.
Chairman - Brit Insurance Holdings
Rhys came very highly recommended to me and rightly so. Highly professional, incredibly friendly and crucially he sorted my back and neck problems out!!.
Rhys has been my physio for four years now and I know whenever I go to see him with whatever back related problem I may have that he will quickly get to the root cause of it, treat if effectively and have me back on my feet and pain free quicker than anyone else I have ever seen.
I am a very active person and regularly dance and play tennis so it is important to me that I recover quickly from injuries and have full mobility. Rhys is fantastic at setting the right exercises to help with rehabilitation and it’s amazing how much they help and what a difference they make to reducing pain and making a full and speedy recovery (I have actually just done mine before writing this!).
It is always difficult to find the time to fit in the exercises though and they can seem a chore at times but Rhys always emphasises the importance of them so I try to do them rigorously and have even been known to pack tennis balls and exercise tubing in my suitcase and taken them on holiday with me so I can ensure I’m doing my bit to support the work Rhys does in the surgery. It really does make all the difference and I’m always amazed at how quickly and well my condition improves when I combine the exercises Rhys sets with the treatment he gives me.
Account Director - Advertising Agency
I have been suffering from a very painful back for a few years and tried a chiropractor, acupuncture, and different types of massages, but really had no improvement. On my first appointment with Rhys, the root of the problem was found and treatment has been successful from then on. Rhys took a lot of time listening to all my concerns in order to identify specific areas that needed treatment.
What really sets Rhys apart is his personal endeavour to resolve issues that may have been going on for years and years and yet have never been resolved. He has a true passion in his care. He made me realize how my back pain was linked to my day to day life. Through the sessions, he helped me develop a body/mind balanced approach giving me the basis to live my life more skilfully. I will definitely recommend Rhys to friends and colleagues. Thank you Rhys!.
Legal, Regulatory & Risk Management Director
Rhys’s brand of physiotherapy is to be both practical and intensive. He sorted out a very painful neck for me very quickly, by a combination of manipulation, exercises and advice on my posture. He is intelligent and thoughtful and gave me a regime that worked for my lifestyle. The pain I was experiencing has not returned several months later, so the effectiveness of the treatment is sustainable.
Vice President - Marketing of Kraft Foods
After years of regular back problems and many visits to many different ‘experts’, Rhys was the first person who took the time to really sit down with me, study my habits and identify the root cause of my pain. Subsequent to his treatment and making the recommended changes to my daily routine I have been pain free… 18 months already. Rhys takes a genuine interest in his clients, is very positive with an excellent attitude and most importantly really knows his stuff. I would recommend him to anyone.
UBS Head of Finance, EMEA Markets
Balance between mind, body and spirit is vitally important if I am to be able to do all I want to do each day. However, the reality is there are times when I don’t express my emotions well or I overdo something physically and I find myself feeling out of shape both physically and emotionally.
This is when I go for physiotherapy with Rhys at Physical Edge. At my sessions Rhys assists me by getting my body back in alignment whilst also listening with compassion to my endless chatter about where I am stuck before encouraging me to seek solutions.
He is a practical, caring health practitioner and I really enjoy my physiotherapy sessions with him because I leave there feeling lighter in all ways and ready to take on the world again… until the next time.
Secretary, Author & Lecturer
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