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New physiotherapy service at Leisure World Colchester

Date published: 16 February 2018

Users of Leisure World Colchester can now enjoy the benefits of physiotherapy during their visit.

Based in the centre's Activa gym, physiotherapist Lucinda Deekes offers a suite of services including rehabilitation, sports massage and pre and post-natal physiotherapy. She specialises in musculoskeletal and sports injuries offering one-on-one sessions to aid your journey to better health and fitness.

Physiotherapy can help to restore movement and function when someone has been affected by injury, illness or disability. At Active Performance Therapy, Lucinda prides herself in offering the highest standard of evidence-based assessment, diagnosis and treatment. She believes in discovering and treating the root cause of your pain, rather than just treating your symptoms.

Treatment will involve bespoke exercise plans to improve strength, range of motion and endurance and to correct postural and muscle imbalance, joint mobilisation, manipulation and soft tissue massage, as well as stretching and trigger point therapy to reduce stiffness and to relieve pain.

The fitness facilities at Leisure World include the 100-station Activa gym, new functional training area, two swimming pools and 90+ group fitness classes every week, along with courts and pitches for a range of ball and racquet sports. The addition of physiotherapy means the centre can now meet even more of its customers' fitness needs.

Cllr Annie Feltham, Colchester Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Commercial Services, said: "When you're working to improve your health and fitness, preventing further injuries and getting the right kind of exercise is as important as raising your activity levels. Having a qualified and skilled physiotherapist on-site is a great resource for anyone with an existing condition and adds an extra dimension to the comprehensive fitness facilities at Leisure World."

Lucinda said, "I am really excited to set up Active Performance Therapy at Leisure World Colchester and am looking forward to helping individuals to manage and prevent injuries, allowing them to stay at and return to optimal fitness.''

Lucinda is working with her first patient on Monday 19 February and is now taking bookings. Appointments are open to both members and non-members of Leisure World Colchester. To arrange an appointment, please contact Lucinda on:

Telephone: 07743 430356 Email:

Facebook: @active.performance.therapy