Post shoulder surgery
“I would like to say how pleased I am with the treatment I received from Clare. She has demonstrated a very professional attitude and has been integral to my recovery from my shoulder operation. She has an excellent manner, is very pleasant to deal with and I thoroughly recommend her to other patients. “
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Its a great pleasure to be able to work with Clare Spencer. She has the unique blend of care, skill and judgement that sets apart all good clinicians. I have total confidence that, with her help and experience, our mutual patients will have the best chance of recovering from their injuries/ailments.
Neck and shoulder pain
"Recommended the Bowskill Clinic by a friend singing their praises I walked past the premises in Duke Street and thought "let's try them" having had no joy elsewhere in the treatment of a frozen shoulder which was excruciatingly painful. Assigned an early appointment with Clare Spencer, who is utterly professional, knowledgeable and was quick to diagnose the root cause of the problem, treatment included physio (with, thankfully, a dose of humour thrown in for good measure!) and acupuncture; and if I'm honest I had always been suspicious of the latter. No longer. Combined with sensible, easily carried out exercises at home, which really do work, I have made a rapid recovery. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Clare Spencer, who exudes a professional touch from the word go, and the clinic overall, which is run efficiently by a well trained and delightful reception team. In military parlance I grade Bowskill and its staff "High Excellent".
Consultant in Pain Medicine
"I refer many patients to Clare Spencer in my role as a Pain Medicine Consultant. In particular, Clare is my 'go to' physiotherapy colleague whenever I have a challenging patient, either because the mechanical problem is complicated and needs unravelling, or the emotional consequences of the pain have left the patient, frustrated and upset. Clare just seems to have the knack of finding a way forward. As well as being very talented in her chosen field, Clare is highly professional, yet she blends this beautifully with a friendly and engaging approach. Clare is very motivational and always able to find approaches to exercise, allied to other techniques that improve the patient's quality of life. She also gives excellent lifestyle advice to help prevent further episodes in the future. Clare communicates very well and I get nothing but positive feedback from those under her care. Simply put...... She is one of the best."
Fibromyalgia and whiplash
“Clare initially treated me for the side effects of whiplash and my fibromyalgia symptoms. She then subsequently treated me for a number of minor sports injuries over several years. She is an extremely effective Physiotherapist, combining accurate diagnosis with good healing treatment. Clare combines high levels of professionalism with a caring and friendly attitude and I have no hesitation in recommending her.”
Low back pain
“Clare Spencer and The Bowskill Clinic were my last resort. I had tried many doctors, physiotherapists etc in an attempt to find relief from a painful back without much success. Clare is utterly professional in all that she does and from the first meeting fills you with belief that her diagnosis is accurate and the therapy she has devised will work. She combines her skills into the activities of the trainers at The Bowskill Clinic and in my case the results have been spectacular.”
Pelvic instability, lumbar spine conditioning and injury prevention
"Whilst preparing to race at Ironman Melbourne I found Clare's treatments to be an invaluable part of my training programme. Her professionalism & attention to detail enabled my body handle the high volume of training required & ensured I made the start line in top condition & able to deliver a new PB on race day."