About us & our approach to physiotherapy
At Victory, we believe in long-term solutions.
Our physios treat the underlying cause of your pain, not just the symptoms. For example, lower back pain may be triggered by a variety of issues, from suboptimal neck posture to a poorly-controlled hip, to an old ankle sprain. By analysing and treating the trigger, and learning how to move your body better, you can resolve the problem, rather than deferring it for a few months.
Using the Health & Performance Pyramid, our expert physios look at your body as a whole, starting with the basics: hydration, nutrition, sleep and stress. All these things will affect your underlying tissue health and impact on your recovery. From there, it’s on to the nuts and bolts of the problem, to assess your alignment, biomechanics and control to get at the root cause of the injury.
Once you’re on the road to recovery, our sports performance team will take over, analysing your strength, flexibility, endurance and balance to injury-proof you in the long-term. For the really sporty among you, once you’re injury-free, Victory provide custom training to help you hit that personal best.
Nell Mead established Victory in 2010,
after 10 years’ service as a
physiotherapist in the British Army.
Nell completed tours of Iraq and Cyprus, where she led the physiotherapy and rehabilitation team for British Forces Cyprus, and the Davis Cup tennis team. Upon leaving the Army, she joined the Sky Sports 1 series “School of Hard Knocks”. Around this time, she became aware of the lack of physiotherapy services for civilians at the level she had experienced in the military.
After completing extensive training in the Sarah Key Method, in Diane Lee’s Integrated Systems Model and LJ Lee’s ConnectTherapy/Thoracic Ring Approach, and using this training alongside her own experience, Nell developed the Health & Performance Pyramid which now underpins our work at Victory. The pyramid model means our physios analyse and treat the cause of your injury, not just the symptoms, in a holistic, logical and structured way.
Nell thinks world-class treatment should be available to everyone, not just the military and elite athletes. It seems our clients agree. Since 2010, we’ve taken on a full team, moved to bigger premises, and helped over 1,700 patients get better.