"It is amazing what the body can do when you do the right thing"
Experience the Difference!
I offer you specialised physiotherapy
for body & mind
to help you
relieve your pain
activate your strength,
revive your flexibility,
optimise recovery from an injury,
enhance your performance/PB
& reduce risk of future injury.
So much is being discovered
about our amazing brain,
pain & movement systems,
I invite you to experience
this evolution in helping you achieve
freedom from pain
& your health, fitness & happiness goals.
"Whatever is in the mind is in the body.
Whatever is in the body is in the mind"
Freedom from Pain
the mind connection
Is pain affecting your daily life?
Has it been with you for more than three months? Have your medical teams been unable to find an answer to your symptoms?
You can still get better!
SIRPA, the way to Persistent Pain Relief
I invite you to experience the leading edge & remarkable pain relief approach developed by SIRPA (Stress Illness Recovery Practitioners Association), so you too can find your way to relieve your persistent pain and regain your life & spirit once again. This approach has helped so many people achieve relief from conditions such as chronic/persistent pain in the back, neck, shoulder, elbow, hips, knees, feet, sciatica, together with Fibromyalgia & "RSI".
Update your Knowledge
All pain is real, and science has now proved that established beliefs, unhelpful behavioural habits and emotional trauma & turmoil from our past and present life experiences contribute to nerve pathways which can create &/or maintain pain - even in the absence of anything being physically wrong with the part of you that hurts. Sometimes, just accepting this can bring relief.
Develop new Skills
By identifying and addressing the factors specific to you, with a variety of cognitive strategies and lifestyle changes, you can reprogram your nerve pathways and relieve your symptoms. Journaling, self-care practices, meditation & mindfulness are just a few of the life-changing techniques that you can learn and regularly practice at home.
YOU can get Better
No matter how severe your symptoms or how long you've been suffering, you too can achieve relief.
Be Empowered - Improve at Home
We work through this programme together, and as I guide & support you on your journey to relief, I will recommend certain techniques & practices for you to continue at home on a daily basis.
Persistence is key.
"Keep doing the work and you can succeed."
Howard Schubiner, MD, PPD Association
the body connection
Are you injured?
Do you have aches, pains or tension?
Are you struggling to work, perform or have fun?
Are you finding it difficult to reach full activity?
Learn how to be activated & get better!
Physiotherapy using Be Activated is an impressive & empowering whole-body assessment & treatment approach that can measurably & swiftly improve your strength & flexibility, relieve your stress, tension & pain, and thus promote healing from an injury and enhance your energy, movement & performance.
Restore & Revive
We initially discover how your body's patterns of muscle activity & co-ordination may be contributing to your problem or injury. We then work to sequentially stimulate & re-balance your body back towards its more optimal pain-free, strong, flexible and resilient state.
Working from your central muscles outwards, we use simple, brief massage techniques on specific areas to re-engage unused muscle potential and release tension. As we carefully measure and feel the immediate changes in strength &/or flexibility of each muscle group treated, we often quickly see dramatic improvements. Be Activated's results can be quite "mind blowing", and it is suitable for all levels of function, fitness, sport and age.
Your fascia is your web-like 3D biological "wet" fabric that intertwines, surrounds & supports every structure in your body. Highly innervated & connecting through muscles in "trains" from head to toe, fascia is forever adapting its natural, fluid & flexible state, and we aim to influence this in all we do.
Be Empowered - Improve at Home
Customised programmes are developed to practise at home regularly, especially before activity, training or sport.
Experience the Change!
"Because the nerve pathways involved in chronic pain are reversible,
full recovery is possible..."
Georgie Oldfield, MCSP
Rewrite the software of your mind
A set of simple, self-empowering processes designed to change subconscious beliefs that are affecting your life and limiting your potential.
It is our beliefs that control our lives, not our genes.
Energy healing with
Using the natural life-force energy or "ki" all around us,
we re-awaken the natural healing in the body by focusing the energy on areas that need it most.
Jikiden Reiki is
Reiki without western influence, unchanged since its origins in Japan.
with some essential time-out to experience a relaxing and therapeutic massage.
Allow stress and tension to melt away.
About Catherine Pollitt
Qualifying as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1992 from St Thomas' Hospital in London, Catherine gained valuable experience and knowledge over the years both as a senior musculoskeletal physiotherapist in the NHS and then in private practice since 2001.
Please come and visit the
lovely garden room clinic.
Light, airy and comfortable,
ready to help you achieve
freedom from pain,
activate strength from within,
re-programme & heal,
body and mind!
Committed to clinical excellence and professional development, Catherine continues to love learning that inspires her forwards. Knowledge and skills develop from books, journals, courses, colleagues, clients and life. We never stop learning!
The personalised care you deserve
Please contact me directly with any questions you may have
Tel: 07979 852519
2 Priory View
Near Bishops Waltham, Hedge End, Botley, Southampton, Winchester
Tuesday - Friday 10-4pm; Saturday 10am-12pm
If you are seeking Freedom from Pain with the SIRPA approach,
please call for a free 20 minute telephone conversation first to ensure you are suitable for the programme.
To save you time at your first physiotherapy appointment,
for our medical questionnaire.
It would be a great help if you could please kindly print off, complete and bring along with you
to your first appointment.
Fully qualified Chartered Physiotherapist with over 20 years of experience
Be Activated practitioner
Whole body strength, flexibility & relief from aches, pain & stiffness
Helping you relieve long-term pain
Free onsite parking!