“As a Senior Physiotherapist at Nottingham Forest Football Club, I first approached Claire to assist us in late stage testing for one of our players who was recovering from knee surgery. Claire was not only able to provide expertise on the test we required but also suggested additional tests that she had developed. These were beneficial in giving us further information about the readiness of the player to return from injury.
With Claire heavily involved in research I found her to be a great source of information and we continued to work with her over the years with various players. I would certainly recommend Claire who is extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with; we appreciate the work she did for us at Nottingham Forest Football Club and wish her well in the future.”
“Claire offers a professional and personal service- she demonstrated impressive knowledge and understanding of my dance injury, and she provided me with simple and effective techniques for a full recovery. With few bespoke rehab programmes available to dancers, I would strongly recommend Claire.”
“Thanks Claire for the programme which took me from arthroscopy to skiing better, safer and faster in two months. The results of the programme were immediately obvious and confidence boosting as well as a good set up for the cycle season. Claire has helped me gain confidence in my knees through a programme designed specifically for my needs and sports. I was recommended to speak to Dr Claire Minshull 3 months after an arthroscopy, I contacted her by email explaining the problems I faced with my knees, following this Claire phoned me and we discussed a programme suited to skiing, I received this programme very quickly and was able to start training immediately. The service didn’t end there, as Claire continually checked on my progress through emails and then developed a second 6 week programme to develop more muscular control and bulk. Following 5 years, and 4 operations to both ACL’s, I feel my confidence is building within competitive sporting situations, and realised rehabilitation must be specific to the sport you wish to return to. Claire’s knowledge is exceptional, and this is why I would recommend a programme if you are as serious about sport, and getting the best return possible post operation.”
“Claire really understood me. She understood why I struggle with prioritizing the exercise my body needs. I went to her for help because I was suffering from back and neck pain due to bad posture. She created an amazing program that was both well thought out and realistic. Claire really knows her stuff! She knows what women need in order to have strong healthy bodies. I would recommend anyone who needs a focus with their exercise or is struggling with some sort of pain to contact Claire.”
“I first got talking to Claire after seeing her at my local gym; she was clearly passionate about her training and it was immediately infectious. I was finding that I just needed something more from the gym and to actually feel engaged with what I was doing rather than just plodding through.
Claire was efficient and dedicated in assessing my needs and asking about my lifestyle as a whole. She knew exactly what my goals were and made me feel confident about achieving them before we even had our first session which was a real motivator.
I think that what is unique about Claire’s approach is the amount of knowledge she has around her subject. As someone who’s relatively new to the gym and to physical training, there are so many myths about how women should train and what gets results. Claire explained the rationales behind the way she was training me in a way that really helped me to feel confident and more connected with what I was doing.
If there was anything I wasn’t sure about, Claire responded attentively and took the time to ensure I understood. She clearly enjoys what she does and that really came across. The follow-up contact was again really motivating and reinforcing.
Claire is kind and enthusiastic and she really does care about helping people like me to access their potential.
I absolutely love my training and I’ve never felt more strong and healthy.”
“Claire has helped me gain confidence in my knees through a programme designed specifically for my needs and sports. I was recommended to speak to Dr Claire Minshull 3 months after an arthroscopy, I contacted her by email explaining the problems I faced with my knees, following this Claire phoned me and we discussed a programme suited to skiing. I received this programme very quickly and was able to start training immediately. The service didn’t end there, as Claire continually checked on my progress through emails and then developed a second 6 week programme to develop more muscular control and bulk. Following 5 years, and 4 operations to both ACLs, I feel my confidence is building within competitive sporting situations, and realised rehabilitation must be specific to the sport you wish to return to. Claire’s knowledge is exceptional, and this is why I would recommend a programme if you are as serious about sport, and getting the best return possible post operation.”
“I called Dr Claire Minshull in October feeling upset and lost, having just found out that I had moderately advanced arthritis in my knee, it is becoming various and I have a probable tear in the medial maniacal cartilage.
As a fellow physiologist and I have a reasonable understanding of muscle function, diet and exercise, I had decided that it was with in my control to impact my weight and muscle bulk. After attending the gym a number of times, I was struggling with pain I began to wonder what else I could do to improve my knee. I had noticed that other supporting muscles where feeling sore post work out and was questioning if I was taking the correct approach, knowing that Claire had an excellent knowledge of resistance training, muscle function and degenerative conditions, I called her.
Following spending over an hour on the phone with Claire, I felt reassured and more confident that I was doing the correct exercises and got a few more exercises to add to my list.
Three months on, I have lost just under one stone in weight, and my muscle bulk is improving, my pain is much more tolerable and I get a better quality, longer sleep at night. I am not waking up in pain as much and even on my worse day, the pain has improved in comparison to how it felt three months ago.
Claire gave me practical, helpful support, that I could include in my exercise and daily routines. I would recommend her services that anyone suffering with joint problems. Talk to Dr Minshull, her advice is practical and geared to the need of her clients, whether you’re an exercise instructor, Doctor, engineer or sports enthusiast.
Once again Claire, many thanks for your professional advice and support, you most defiantly got me through a dark patch and out the other side.”
I attended, with some of my medical staff workmates, Dr Claire Minshull’s lecture “Muscle Fatigue Current concepts for Knee Rehabilitation & Conditioning” at the MoD leisure facility at Catterick Garrison in December 2015.
The lecture was insightful, enjoyable and presented novel concepts that were underpinned by Claire’s research and experience in the area. Claire clearly demonstrates a command of her subject and an ability to contextualise and convey complex information easily. I am the head sports medic at a large football club and this lecture prompted me to consider more widely our sports medicine practice.
I would highly recommend Claire’s lectures and training to anyone who is serious about sports medicine and rehabilitation. Claire is obviously a respected member of her field and I look forward to working with her in the future.
Luis González Lago, Sports Medicine MD (Spain).
I have known Claire for years. During that time I have been privileged to be able to have access to her extensive knowledge in sports injuries and S & C.
It’s something unique in today’s high tech world that someone can explain so clearly complex theories so it can be understood by anyone.
I must also add a note of her prowess as an athlete having been the B.P.L. champion, very capable distant runner and cyclist.
Jeff Rainbow: Elite Fell Runner coach, Rugby coach, Owner Formula One Gym