About Janet

I graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 1990.
Since then I have worked in private practice for 25 years and have a special interest in musculoskeletal medicine, rheumatology, sports injuries and vestibular rehabilitation (dizziness).
My practice was awarded accredited status in July 2000. This involves examination of every aspect of the practice by independent assessors who set rigorous standards and monitor them regularly. I continue to further my professional development by attending regular postgraduate courses.

What is Physiotherapy?

Chartered Physiotherapists receive extensive training in anatomy, physiology and pathology; therefore they have an excellent understanding of how the body works and what happens when things go wrong.

At your initial consultation you will be asked a number of questions and examined to assess the nature of your condition and to decide on the most appropriate form of treatment. You may be required to undress to your underwear so please remember to wear something suitable.

The physiotherapist will then discuss your problem and start treatment. A range of skills may be used including mobilization and manipulation ('hands on' techniques), electrotherapy, acupuncture and exercises.

The Clinic

At the clinic, I provide: 

Privacy Notice for Ambleside Physiotherapy Clinic

Ambleside Physiotherapy Centre is committed to respecting your privacy and protecting the information that we hold. We have put the following measures in place to ensure we are General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant. This privacy notice provides you with details of how we collect and process your personal data. Janet Smedley is the data controller and is responsible for your personal data.

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