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Tarka Fitness & Therapy
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by BB on Tarka Fitness & Therapy
Lower Back Pain

Once again, overdoing the sport, in excruciating pain and in need of diagnosis, recovery plan, exercises and hands-on therapy. Matt again proved to be the outstanding pro he is, with rigorous diagnosis, thorough explanation and a clear plan of what to do and how. As a family of accident-prone action-heads, we all individually thank Matt for sorting us out each time. Matt is calm, thoughtful, honest and thorough. Strongly recommend.

by Annabel Cope on Tarka Fitness & Therapy
Amazingly clever therapist

I have had lower back pain on and off for as long as I can remember and after a bout of chemo 6 years ago have v dodgy knees, unable to walk up stairs properly. After 3 sessions with Matt I am in better shape than i have been for years. Still a long way to go but never would I have dreamt that I would feel so much more flexible and relatively pain free after such a short time. So when back/neck are sorted will ask Matt to help me with very long term weight problems. I would not hesitate to recommend him.

by Kevin on Tarka Fitness & Therapy
1st Class

Booked to see Matt following a GP health check which deemed me as being overweight. I work in an extremely busy office environment and have little opportunity to move any distance for exercise plus the fact cake is always available and so difficult to turn down. Matt started with the basics, understanding me as a person and what I wanted to achieve from the sessions. In a nutshell, I lost the excess weight following Matt's exercise and eating advice, I'm sleeping better, have an abundance of energy and maintaining my new weight. What has been an additional factor is the way I now feel about myself, my mental health is in a good place, I'm 58 years old but my energy levels are better now than they were 20 years ago.

I cannot praise Matt enough for what he has done for me and have no hesitation in recommending him.

by Julie Rinder on Tarka Fitness & Therapy

I visited Matt for a bit of help losing weight - I thought I was doing the right things but it wasn't working. Matt showed me where I'd been going wrong and tweaked my diet and exercise routine which brought instant results BUT he did so much more than that - with his help I've transformed my health and fitness and have never felt better! Matt gives you a truly individual service, tailored to your specific needs, and works at your own pace. He is always positive and professional and I would recommend him 100%.

by Patricia on Tarka Fitness & Therapy
Back Pain

After only a couple of treatments, Matt was able to rid me of the back pain that I had been struggling with for several months.  I found him to be very thorough in his initial examination and, as well as having the skillls to analyse and treat the problem, he is also a very sympathetic and genuine person.  I cannot recommend him too highly.

by colin Tovey on Tarka Fitness & Therapy

I went to Matt with lumber pain,lower Back and hip problems. matt was able to fix after a few sessions, great no pain. he is very cleaver and is highley recommended by me.

by Karen on Tarka Fitness & Therapy

You will never know how grateful I am for all your help. To think last year I struggled to walk up a flight of stairs and now I'm training to walk 100km.

I never thought I would be able to do anything like this again. You have got me further than I ever dreamed was possible.

You have literally given me my life back and I will never be able to thank you enough.

by Corinne Lethaby on Tarka Fitness & Therapy
lower back pain

I went to see Matt due to increasing lower back pain after being recommended by my husband, whom matt had helped previously. I usually can't abide seeing doctors and physios and will do anything to avoid it. However, I can not say enough how grateful I am to Matt; he instantly put me at ease, was polite, professional, sensitive and respectful at all times. His approach was new to me but highly effective. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him - nor would my husband. Thank you Matt

by Jackie Hookins on Tarka Fitness & Therapy
Excellent Results

When my chiropractor suggested that I should do a spinal rehab course with Matt in order to improve my core strength, I was filled with horror and remembered the humiliating times my school gym mistress had put me through as though it was yesterday. However, I knew I couldn't carry on with the constant pain I had due to a torn disc, so I agreed to do the course. Matt was considerate at all times and treated me with respect and encouragement. Gradually my core strength improved and I was able to be more active and to live a normal life again. It was the best decision I have made in a long time and I will be eternally grateful to Matt.

by Iain on Tarka Fitness & Therapy
Shoulder Pain

Matt has been great. I am a biker of nearly 30 years and as such had a few serious injury's and matt has been able to work with me and my range of movement and pain has extremely well managed.

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