Wendy A Carswell and Associates
Registered Healthcare Professionals

Chartered Physiotherapists, Registered Osteopaths, Registered Chiropodists & Podiatrists,
Traditional Chinese Medicine, Power Plate and Therapeutic Pilates
Diagnostic Ultrasound Scanning

01943 850723
26 Westgate, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 3AS

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One of my favorites for scapula stability #TPG #shoulder #shoulderstability

❇️ACL Graft Harvesting and Healing times ❇️ In this post, I wanted to show some research studies on graft healing times and why we need to respect tissue biology.

The systematic review from AJSM 2011 looked at 'The ‘‘Ligamentization’’ Process in Anterio… https://t.co/tdgJ2PD0J3

What is Impingement?

Impingement is a way of describing the catching or rubbing of the rotator cuff tendons and the fluid filled sac (bursa) on the bones and ligaments in the top of the shoulder.

Read more about #ShoulderImpingement here: https://t.co/ie22mc5ZQJ

😃😃Great to see the #TDY Congratulations to everyone involved. #Otley #OtleyChamber

Good luck @lizziedeignan & team @TrekSegafredo from your home town of #Otley have a great race ladies 🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️ @letouryorkshire @Welcome2Yorks

Best of luck to our patients running the #LondonMarathon today. 🏃‍♀️ 🏃‍♂️ 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️Have a fab time

#Rotator #Cuff #Tears that occur after an accident or a fall tend to be very painful over the top and outside part of the shoulder. Movement makes the pain worse & some activities are no longer possible due to the pain.
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Rotator Cuff Tears - Yorkshire Shoulder Clinic

Rotator Cuff Tear The rotator cuff tendons are the strong thick sheets that attach the rotator cuff muscles to the bone of the top of the shoulder (th...


#Physiotherapy is absolutely essential in the successful management of #shoulder #impingement. Many people can be cured with a structured program of stretches & exercises to improve posture, build up core strength & help position the shoulder blade better.

Shoulder Impingement - Yorkshire Shoulder Clinic

Shoulder Impingement What is Impingement? Impingement is a way of describing the catching or rubbing of the rotator cuff tendons and the fluid filled ...


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𝐇𝐢𝐩 𝐀𝐛𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐬 ---------- 👣The hip abductor muscles are located on the lateral side of the hip and are extremely important in terms of lower body control. These muscles (primarily gluteus medius, gluteus minimus and tensor fascia lata) provide stability to the pelvis during single-limb stance, which is an important component to many functional activities such as walking and running. 👉Hip abductor strength and/or endurance deficits can be associated with several clinical conditions including, ACL tears, patellofemoral pain, IT band syndrome and low back pain. Shown here are several exercises to build motor control and strength with an emphasis on these muscles. 1️⃣Pelvic Dips: The first exercise helps to control the pelvis by preventing it from dropping during single-limb stance, which is termed contralateral pelvic drop (CPD). In this exercise, the leg that needs work is placed on the step (right leg in this video), which allows gravity to create a CPD as the left side of the pelvis drops (watch the movement of my hands). From here, your goal is to squeeze the right hip abductors in an attempt to bring the left side of the pelvis back to level with the right side. This should not be accomplished by contracting the spinal/core musculature (obliques, QL, etc) on the left side of the body, which is a common mistake. 🏋🏼‍♂️Following this motor control exercise, I have shown several more traditional strengthening exercises for the hip abductors, which should also be added to your program. 2️⃣Sidelying Hip Abduction 3️⃣Hip Abductor Side Plank 4️⃣Lateral Squat Walk 5️⃣Split Squat 6️⃣Single-Leg Squat
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Your body is: Strong Tough Adaptable Robust Yes indeed: you are a STAR Thanks to Anthony Halimi Masseur-Kinésithérapeute D.E for making this awesome infographic! 😊👍💪 ... See MoreSee Less

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𝐏𝐚𝐢𝐧 & 𝐅𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 ——— 👍This post from @dr.surdykapt and @running.physio has made the rounds lately and for good reason. Make sure to read all of it! 🧠The primary reason for individuals seeking the guidance of a physical therapist in an orthopedic or sports setting is usually to decrease pain while improving function. You cannot run because your left knee hurts. You cannot pick up your child because your right shoulder is symptomatic. You cannot sit at work because your low back is uncomfortable. So what do we do? 🚴‍♂️We start by establishing basic goals. You want to run 3 miles. You want to pick up your 40 pound child. You want to be able to sit for 1 hour. That’s the function component, but how about pain? 🏋🏼‍♂️We’d likely discuss that in some capacity as well. You might tell me about the intensity, frequency, duration, or nature of your pain. Maybe your initial goal is complete resolution of symptoms. How do we combine your goals regarding function and pain? 👉It might start with a conversation about expectations. It may be more realistic to focus on your function first even though the elimination of pain is your main focus. If you were previously able to run 1 mile with mild pain, but now you can run 3 miles with mild pain, would you consider that progress? Or what if you were only able to sit 30 minutes because the pain was so intense but now you’re able to sit for 1 hour? 🔎Rehabilitation is frustrating because it’s rarely linear. Some days your symptoms will be better and some days your symptoms will be worse, especially in the early stages after an injury or surgery. It takes patience and commitment from you and your healthcare provider. ✅However, it’s extremely important to keep track of your progress from a functional standpoint as well. If you can do the SAME amount of activity with LESS pain, that is progress. Likewise, if you can do MORE of an activity with the SAME pain, that is also progress. And oftentimes, when the emphasis is placed on functional goals, pain can gradually decrease simultaneously. ... See MoreSee Less

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𝐇𝐢𝐩 𝐅𝐥𝐞𝐱𝐨𝐫𝐬 ——— Bringing back an old post. Sorry for the format and small videos! 🏋🏼‍♂️The iliopsoas group or hip flexor muscles can be involved in several orthopedic conditions including muscle strains, tendinopathy and iliopectineal bursitis. In cases of muscle strain and tendinopathy, the external demand is usually greater than the capacity of the musculotendinous unit leading to injury and, potentially, pain. In these cases, manual therapy techniques and stretching can be helpful at the start of treatment, but long-term recovery usually revolves around strengthening the muscle-tendon unit. ✅I have demonstrated several example exercises in this video that challenge the hip flexor group and can be used to increase integrity of these muscles. 1️⃣ Unilateral Front Plank 2️⃣ Bilateral Draw-Ins 3️⃣ Band Hip Flexion 4️⃣ Machine Hip Flexion 5️⃣ Unilateral Draw-Ins
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𝗦𝗰𝗮𝗽𝘂𝗹𝗮 𝗘𝘅𝗲𝗿𝗰𝗶𝘀𝗲𝘀 ——— 🔎The scapulothoracic joint (interaction between the shoulder blades and rib cage) is an important component of the shoulder complex. When shoulder pain is present, make sure you do not neglect this area. ✅In these videos, exercises that are designed to help improve scapular positioning are demonstrated. These are often helpful in terms of reducing pain and/or clicking that someone may be experiencing during shoulder movement. 1️⃣Pec Minor Release: the pectoralis minor muscle can pull the scapula into a position of anterior tippping, which is often thought to be associated with altered scapular mechanics. By massaging the pec minor first, it may be easier to actively position the scapula before engaging in other exercises. 2️⃣Anterior Myofascial Wall Flexibility: These simple snow angels on the ground or a foam roller can be used to stretch the pecs and the rest of the anterior chest, which can help the scapula tip posteriorly and sit in a more neutral position. 3️⃣Motor Control: The goal in this drill is to teach your nervous system how to tip the scapula posteriorly as many of us naturally sit in a position of increased anterior tipping. With each of the next exercises, try to maintain this new position. 4️⃣Serratus Anterior Activation: this wall drill helps one learn how the serratus anterior muscle naturally works in function. The goal here is to try to move the shoulder blades through upward rotation (think about the bottom point of your shoulder blade spinning out to the side of your body). 5️⃣Serratus Anterior Strengthening: now that you know what it feels like to rotate the scapula using serratus, we will add body weight in order to strengthen the muscle. 6️⃣Loaded Row: lastly, the goal with this rowing exercise is to take what you have learned about positioning the scapula and integrate it into a more traditional strengthening exercise like the row. So, don’t let the scapula tip or roll forward, but instead tip it back and pull it toward your spine as the arm draws in during the row. 🎥Thanks to my friends @josiiiiiah and @alexisanderson204 for demonstrating these drills!
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Meniscus tears and 'mechanical symptoms' – an unsolved puzzle 🧩 Want to learn more about this conundrum? You can read a fantastic blog by Jonas Thorlund below 👇 https://www.physio-network.com/meniscal-tears-and-mechanical-symptoms-an-unsolved-puzzle/ Photo by Jorge Chahla, MD, PhD - Orthopaedic Surgeon -Sports Medicine Specialist ... See MoreSee Less

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Many people have a misconception of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) where they believe it is wear and tear of the joints. This is not the case. Here are some of the important signs and symptoms to be aware of. Find out more here: www.nras.org.uk/what-is-ra ... See MoreSee Less

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A big welcome to Caryn and Jo our recent additions to the Podiatry team

25th May 2019 Posted in news


A big welcome to Caryn Burke and Jo Gill, recent additions to our Podiatry team to help share the workload due to the increasing demand for the chiropody and podiatry services currently provided by Jo Mugan and ProPodiatry.

Caryn, Jo and Jo have all worked together in the NHS and have considerable experience in both the NHS and private sectors. As the chiropody and podiatry service continues to expand, Caryn will be providing further sessions for generic chiropody and nail surgery services from the clinic, Jo will be providing biomechanical assessments and orthotic prescriptions as well as chiropody and both will combine for continuity of cover for patients during staff holidays.

To book Podiatry and Chiropody appointments with Caryn or Jo please ring the Physio Logic reception on 01943 850723. Further information can also be found at www.physio-logic.co.uk/podiatry-chiropody and at www.propodiatry.net





Tour De Yorkshire 2019

5th May 2019 Posted in news

😃😃Great to see the #TDY

Congratulations to everyone involved. #Otley #OtleyChamber

Celebrating our 25th Anniversary in Otley

29th January 2019 Posted in news


Wow! Where has the time gone!

I can’t believe it’s 25 years this March since I first started Otley Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Clinic in the parade of shops on The Gills in Otley back in 1994! It seems like yesterday! And what a journey! So many people to thank especially all our fantastic customers many of whom walked through the door all those years ago and have become such lovely friends. Thank you for all your support and being part of the journey. I have met so many interesting and wonderful customers who haven’t just attended for treatment but have also lent such fantastic support and words of wisdom and advice as the clinic grew and I was learning to find my feet in running a business. I started with a vision to provide a really ethical and quality physiotherapy service, one that wasn’t governed by time. It was and still remains really important to me that a service provides plenty of time for assessing, treating and explaining people’s problems so that patients feel confident in managing their conditions away from the clinic.

I couldn’t have done it without all the staff both past and present. Since 1994 and the clinic’s initial location on The Gills where I first took on staff to help as the business grew, to 4 years later and a move to the Carr Bank Cottages townhouse on St Richard’s Roads in 1998, before its present town centre location on Westgate in 2003, they have all been part of the journey too. I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to you all. To those whose chapter in the Physio Logic story finished as they moved on to pastures new, some as far away as Australia and New Zealand; to absent colleagues and friends whom are sadly no longer with us but stay in our thoughts and to all our present staff who are so experienced, hard working and committed to the clinic’s ethos, I’m so lucky to have such a fantastic bunch of people. Thank you.

I would also like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all the GPs, Specialists, Sports Clubs and Companies whom have referred patients to us since the business started, to all the staff and GPs at Charles Street Surgery who made the 2009 Pilot Physiotherapy Service so enjoyable to be part of; it’s been a pleasure to get to know you and to be able to work with you all.

Last but not least I would like to say a big thank you to my family, especially Peter for supporting me throughout this roller coaster of a journey. You’ve been a rock of support.

Here’s to the next 25!






Nomination for Best Service Sector Otley Business Awards 2019

29th January 2019 Posted in news

So pleased to be nominated for the Best Service Sector at the #OBA19. Thank you so much to everyone who voted for us and for all your support. Feeling honoured. #Otley @OtleyChamber

Physio Logic welcomes ProPodiatry to Otley Podiatry & Chiropody Clinic

12th March 2018 Posted in news

Physio Logic is really excited to announce that ProPodiatry will now be providing the podiatry and chiropody service from the practice. Jo Mugan brings over 20 years experience of working as a podiatrist within the NHS and private sector having previously worked as the Lead Paediatric Podiatrist for Leeds North West PCT and Harrogate and District Foundation Trust providing support for Podiatrists across North Yorkshire.

For the last 18 years Jo has specialised in the field of Biomechanics and Musculoskeletal Podiatry and for the last 12 years has further specialised in the assessment and treatment of children (Podopaediatrics) whilst continuing to treat adult patients.


Jo continues to be one of a small number of highly specialised podiatrists in the UK experienced in the treatment of orthopaedic, developmental and inflammatory conditions specific to children.

Having spoken at many society branch meetings and also represented her employers at national conferences on the subject of podopaediatrics; she remains committed to her ongoing professional development, providing evidence based treatments where possible and getting the best result for her patients regardless of their age or mobility because comfortable feet really do matter.


ProPodiatry provides bespoke Podiatry treatments for the whole family ranging from the removal of a painful corn/callus, the assessment of a child with an unusual walking pattern to the athlete suffering with recurring foot/lower limb pain during activity. The feet have a large influence on the rest of the body as they are the foundation on which we stand and walk. Many musculoskeletal aches and pains therefore can be caused or made worse by feet that aren’t functioning correctly. Podiatry intervention depends on numerous factors i.e. the developmental stage of the foot, activity level, footwear etc. Successful Podiatry treatments may include, advice and reassurance, callus reduction, footwear advice/modification, exercise programmes, taping, mobilisation/manipulation, functional/accommodative foot orthoses (insoles) and silicone splinting. ProPodiatry aims to reduce or resolve symptoms whenever possible, reduce the risk of future injury/deformity and promote mobility in all ages.


To book Podiatry and Chiropody appointments with Jo please ring the Physio Logic reception on 01943 850723. Further information can also be found at at www.propodiatry.net




Nomination for Best Service Sector Otley Business Awards 2018

12th March 2018 Posted in news

We’re so pleased to be nominated for the Best Service Sector in the Otley Business Awards 2018! 😃😃😃 Thanks so much to everyone who voted for us 🙏🙏 #OBA18 #Otley Otley Chamber of Trade Stray FM

How Exercise Can Benefit your Brain

8th May 2017 Posted in news

How Exercise Can Benefit Your Brain #MoveMore

Posted by British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) on Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Tour De Yorkshire

29th April 2017 Posted in news

Congratulations Lizzie Deignan! Lovely to see you win in Harrogate!



Diagnostic Ultrasound Scanning Service launched at Physio Logic Ltd

17th March 2017 Posted in news

Physio Logic are really excited to announce that Northern Medical Ultrasound Ltd will now be providing a private diagnostic Ultrasound scanning service from the practice.


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Plantar Fasciitis Animation

8th September 2016 Posted in news

Posted by Dr. Bone on Monday, 24 April 2017

Lumbar Spine Anatomy Video

8th August 2016 Posted in news

Lumbar Spine Anatomy video:

3D Medical Animation – L5/S1 paracentral disc herniation with compression of nerve root

8th July 2016 Posted in news

Green Tea compound and Rheumatoid Arthritis

8th June 2016 Posted in news

Interesting article on a compound in green tea showing promise for treating rheumatoid arthritis:


Serrates Anterior Exercise for Winged Scapula

8th May 2016 Posted in news

Excellent Serratus Anterior exercise for winged scapula:

Ready to welcome the Tour de Yorkshire!

29th April 2016 Posted in news

Ready to welcome the Tour de Yorkshire!


The Yorkshire flags are up and the bunting ready to welcome the Tour de Yorkshire!

Best of luck to all the riders competing and in particular to Lizzie Armitstead.

Looking forward to seeing you ride again in Otley! #AllezLizzie

From Wendy & Staff at Physio Logic.












Fabulous sunny morning in the centre of Otley and big crowds to cheer them on!








And they are off!




Otley Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Clinic celebrates 21 years!

11th July 2015 Posted in news

Otley Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Clinic celebrates 21 years!

imageOtley Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Clinic at Physio Logic Ltd is delighted to celebrate its 21st anniversary in 2015 under the guidance of Wendy Carswell. Wendy first started Otley Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Clinic back in 1994 turning it into Physio Logic, a limited company in 2002.

Based on Westgate in Otley, Physio Logic provides an array of specialist healthcare professions providing ethical and high quality healthcare to the local community of Otley, Ilkley, Leeds, Harrogate and surrounding areas.

The practice has eight highly qualified Chartered Physiotherapists with a wealth of experience providing physiotherapy for a whole range of musculoskeletal and sports injuries, as well as neurological, respiratory, gynaecological and oncological problems.

Physio Logic also has two registered Osteopaths, a Chiropodist, Podiatrist specialising in Gait Analysis and Biomechanical assessments, and a qualified Chinese Doctor practising Chinese Medicine including Acupuncture. The practice also offers Aromatherapy and Reflexology as well as sports massage and musculoskeletal screening sessions.

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In 2009 Physio Logic was delighted to be awarded willing provider status by the NHS and trialled a successful 9 month NHS physiotherapy pilot service to Leeds Primary Care Trust for the provision of physiotherapy to Charles Street Surgery in Otley.

To enable their staff to maintain evidence based best practice and continually keep abreast of current research, Physio Logic is proud to be a centre for training, providing regular postgraduate courses from the premises for physiotherapists, osteopaths, and sports therapists locally and nationally.

Physio Logic has been excited to announce the addition of a new Power Plate® machine to the practice and is now registered as a Power Plate® training facility having six of their physiotherapists certified as Power Plate® Instructors. The physiotherapists are embracing the Power Plate® as an excellent rehabilitation tool due to the range of benefits the Power Plate® offers.

Many services have been added over the years including the Power Plate for rehabilitation and more recently Laura, one of the physiotherapists, has launched Therapeutic Pilates classes on a Saturday morning. Combining Pilates exercises and physiotherapy it uses low impact exercises to strengthen the core muscles to enhance recovery, reduce the risk of further injuries and provide a long term approach to the management of many health conditions. Drop in to book a course of classes or call on 01943 850723. The classes are available for everyone and many patients are finding them an extremely useful rehabilitation tool following treatment.

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