I am delighted to announce that I am in the process of moving to 65 Duke Street, DL3 7SD and expect to be ready to open on 7th June 2021. This will enable me to work an extra day, every Friday and I can then offer more appointments and the waiting times for treatment will be less.
65 Duke Street is next door to Sainsbury’s local and across the road from Maggie’s tearoom. There is street parking which is free for first 2 hours at present and there is also a pay carpark across the road (£1 for 1hour).
There are 3 steps into the building but my room is on the ground floor so much easier access.
I look forward to seeing you in my new rooms. If you have any questions about where your appointment will be, please do get in touch. But I am planning to open on Monday the 7th of June and all appointments after that date will be at the new premises.
It is with great pleasure that Lucy Bendle Physiotherapy will re-open on Monday 15th June for restricted face to face appointments.
Please be advised that I will be following the strict guidance of the Government and my Governing Body (CSP) and have the policies and protocols in place to ensure your safety.
I will be able to see patients face-to-face if they comply with the strict triage protocols in accordance with guidance from my Governing body (CSP). All patients will therefore be required to have a virtual assessment first either by telephone or online.
Patients will be fully screened over the telephone for covid-19 symptoms and be asked to complete an online questionnaire.
Please do not attend the clinic if you are unwell.
I will be wearing full PPE in accordance to PHE guidelines and have strict cleaning procedures in place between patients.
In accordance with PHE guidelines all patients will be required to wash their hands on entering and leaving the treatment room and to wear a face covering during treatment.
I will continue to offer Virtual Online assessments and treatments so you can continue to get the care and advice you need from the comfort of your home. Please do not put off seeking treatment if required.
I thank you for your continued support during this extremely challenging time and I will keep you updated with any changes. In the meantime please stay safe.
If you require an appointment please telephone me on 07899873648 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hello and welcome to my first blog on my new website. My name is Lucy Bendle and I have been practising physiotherapy since 1984. I qualified as a Physiotherapist at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.
After doing my junior rotations which included working with the heart transplant team I spent two years travelling and working in the UK and Europe.
I returned to South Africa where I worked in private practice for 12 years. During this period I attended various courses and was the physiotherapist for the South African veteran cycling team. I also ran marathons and ultra marathons and treated many runners. I also served in the executive committee of the South African Society of Physiotherapy and represented them at the Africa conference and the World Confederation for Physical Therapy conferences.
In 2000 I moved to the UK with my husband and children. Since then I have worked all over the North east in the NHS, Occupational Physiotherapy and Private Practice. My clinic is based in Blackwell Lane, Darlington and I am make home visits to any patient unable to attend my clinic.
I am passionate about helping people in pain get better and achieve their goals in life. A lot of the time we need to retrain our muscles and joints to move optimally.