Birkdale Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre Covid-19 Updates:

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With the current uncertainty surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19), it’s only natural that businesses are being cautious when it comes to hygiene and safety. This is especially prevalent in any industry and does include physiotherapy treatments as so much of our service relies on physical touch.

We have now introduced new protocols in line with guidance from the Government and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Please read the following in order to assist in the decision making process as to whether face to face contact is appropriate at Birkdale Physiotherapy.

Flow Chart-001    Patient Covid-19 Agreement



Patient Covid-19 Screening Page 1Patient Covid-19 Screening Page 2Patient Covid-19 Screening Page 3

If you feel it is indicated, text me on 07932 799668 and we can discuss your individual circumstances so that a reasoned clinical decision can be agreed with informed consent from both sides.

David Wordsworth
Practice Principal
Birkdale Physiotherapy

To print a copy of these forms click the links below: 

      Patient Covid-19 Screening Page 1COVID19 Consent_Form_for_Face_to_Face_Treatment_(1)

      Patient Covid-19 AgreementCOVID-19 PATIENT AGREEMENT (1)

Please note these forms cannot be completed online. 


Read some of our latest blogs:

Lockdown and trying to keep fit, focused and sane! 

The importance of soap & water in the fight against Covid-19

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Birkdale Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre was opened in Birkdale Village in May 2000 by David Wordsworth, and has since established a local and regional reputation for excellence (and value for money) in the provision of Physiotherapy Services.

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David’s philosophy at Birkdale has always been to optimise recovery time and return to function by treating the CAUSE of the condition rather than the symptoms.”



‘Listen’  to  what  the  patient  is  telling  you;   then:  use over  31 years of ‘hands on’ experience to establish a diagnosis and agree a treatment plan.


An understanding between the patient and the therapist as to requirements and expectations of treatment. Trust is created as to therapist’s knowledge, skills and motivations.


Do something useful to make the patient better; then: tell them what you did and how to do it to themselves to continue the recovery process or prevent the condition recurring.


The patient has an understanding of the condition, has received some treatment and is empowered with the information they require to continue to self treat, knowing that the therapist is available if required.

♦♦Further Result:

Less attendances for treatment required, therefore less financial outlay by patient, therefore more ‘word of mouth’ recommendation: Everyone’s happy!


This approach has been criticised in the past as a poor business model, however over
20 years of running a Clinic on this basis has led to a busy Sole Practitioner Practice working in a small village with primarily ‘word of mouth’ recommendations.

“Which is the way we like it!”

                    The Centre provides a physiotherapy service which includes:

Treatment of:Birkdale Physiotherapy - Knee Conditions

Back and neck injuries

Sports injuries

Work related injuries

Injuries following car accidents

Rehabilitation following:



                                                          Arthritis etc.


What We Achieve For Our Clients:

Relieve Pain

Improve Joint Movement

Speed up the healing process

Reduce swelling and bruising

Increase muscle strength and stamina

Prevent recurrent and chronic problems

Advise on self-help measures and exercise

Return you to sport, leisure and daily activity fitness/capability

Physiotherapy in Birkdale, Southport

Common Conditions We Treat Are:

Achilles Tendinitis

Prepatellar Bursitis – Housemaid’s Knee

Whiplash – Neck Injuries

Epicondylitis – Tennis Elbow



                                                       Strains etc.

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