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physiotherapy and sports injury clinic
holistic health centre


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Swissphysio clients

This includes people from the business world, professional athletes and performers such as actors and dancers, public sector service and the community in general.

In the past, Angela Petrocchi has helped:

  • Andy Blyth National - International Rugby player
  • Chris Tomlinson - Finalist at the Commonwealth Games 2002 in long jump
  • Members of the North East's World Class performance Athletes through UK Athletics
  • Performance artists from Theatre Royal and Northern Stage

Swissphysio clients:

  • Performers from the Dance Academy Newcastle
  • Andres (Tanguito) Cejas - International Argentinean tango performer from Buenos Aires
  • Birkit (Biky) Wildenburg - International Argentinean tango performer from the Netherlands
  • Runners from North Shields Polytechnic and other running clubs throughout the North East
  • County team badminton and hockey players


I would like to thank Angela for literally getting me back on my feet after major surgery and owing to her perseverance I can now walk for miles without a limp.
Angela is an inspiration. You turn up to an appointment hinting that you cannot do something, but after half an hour you realise that you can do the impossible after all.
I am still recovering and really appreciate the help that I have had.
Kate Gould

I have taken part in a series of counselling/therapy sessions with Ruby. Undertaking such a process is not easy, usually being decided upon when life is posing problems. It is also a process which necessitates a degree of emotional exposure and vulnerability. However I found Ruby to be extremely helpful. She has a calm, quiet and reassuring manner. She listens carefully and responds with comments and questions that reveal real perception and understanding. She never questioned the validity of my feelings but always instead, acknowledged my right to feel them. She used a variety of strategies to help me to “open up”. Ruby helped me to recognise many things about myself, a lot of them long forgotten or at least side-lined. I left each session surprised by how she had guided me into new ways of thinking about old problems. Much has been put into perspective and she has helped me to feel more positive about my own ability to deal with difficulties. Ruby was always friendly and approachable but remained highly professional at all times. I can most certainly recommend Ruby and her counselling services.
Carolyn Gascogne

I really benefit from my time with the physiotherapist. Mentally and physically. I have a lot of tension pain as I have a deep history of anxiety. The right hip will undoubtedly get worse as we work on it before I see the benefits. I am happy and pleased with the progress so far. I really recommend swissphysio. I feel very safe and protected in the studio.

Just wanted to say thanks for a great course last weekend. I really enjoyed it, although I was tired by Sunday. My background is in sports massage and physical therapy, so I was nervous that I might be lost! I loved it, and am having to resist the temptation to tape everyone! The team that I work for, they would have their teeth taped if they thought it could be done!
David Cosgrove

Hi guys, I managed to complete the Great North Run in 2 hours 46 minutes and am still alive and nearly able to walk again! Thank you so much for your care, help and support. Couldn't have done it without you (literally!) X
Sarah Taylor

I have attended Swissphysio for a number of years now, the care and treatment given to me from Angela has been excellent. As a person with multiple sclerosis, Angela has helped me so much with my back and my mobility being my worst problems, Angela is worth her weight in gold!
Thanks again.
Linda Alexander x

Angela, that strapping on my foot has been amazing!!! It helped so much I was tempted to super glue it on so it never came off!!!
Sarah J. run a marathon for Seb4Chuf

Dear Angela,
I just wanted to formally say thanks for the great care you've given me. I was really anxious about having my baby due to my terrible back pain - as you know I was bedridden - and now I can't believe I'm up and about within a week. Not to mention feeling more confident about labour. I'll be back for more help in future and will be sure to shout about you to everyone that will listen!
All the best
Sarah Hall
Sarah Hall - testimonial

Thank you for the work you've done for my back, it's really helped me progress in my Judo. If you didn't help my back I don't think I would be as good as what I am as I would always be off with injury. I always recommend you to anybody with an injuryand if my back starts hurting or anything else does I would come straight to you!
Thanks again.
Rebecca Coxon
Rebecca Coxon - testimonial