Ms Claire Robertson is a Consultant Physiotherapist and knee specialist, she runs a specialist patellofemoral clinic at Wimbledon Clinics, working closely with clinicians to ensure patients are getting the very best treatment for their knee injury and to help them overcome their knee pain.
I saw Claire in clinic sometime last year and she recommended me to buy the Ice It Away, which was cleverfully designed by her. I love the product! I would recommend it to anyone who has a puffy region below your knee cap after surgery! It is very easy to use and gets in to the problem spots very effectively and gives great relief! My knee has settled very well and I have happily returned to my normal activities!
Claire really does “care.” She will listen, spend time with you and will help you in any way to try to get to the bottom of what your problem is. I would highly recommend Claire to friends and family.
My teenage daughter felt Claire truly understood her knee problems and the impact they were having on her life. Claire was professional and approachable and spoke with great knowledge. Claire took the time to assess my daughter thoroughly, consulted with her orthopaedic surgeon colleagues for further opinion as required, devised a clear exercise plan and gave advice on further management options for us to consider. We travelled from Nottingham for her specialist opinion and it was absolutely worth the trip. Would highly recommend.
I saw Claire initially at the end of 2013 as a result of a very badly swollen knee, an MRI that showed I have very little cartilage left and my knee cap was not aligned correctly. This effectively meant there was bone rubbing on bone in my knee and hence the continual swelling in my knee. I play tennis for GB Veterans so being told by the Dr (that referred me to Claire) it was unlikely I could continue playing tennis at the level I was playing was soul destroying. From the initial appointment Claire was very honest and open with me yet also gave me confidence that if I did what was being asked and focused on continual 'maintenance' I could continue playing ....... just not as often and I had to listen to my body better! After 2 months of correcting the alignment, building up the muscles around the knee cap and ensuring the IT band was as loose as possible (not so easy as it sounds!) I was allowed to start (slowly) playing again. The end result is I successfully made it through playing for GB in the World Team Tennis Championships 45s age group in Florida (April 2014) and more recently Turkey (March 2015). The team won bronze in 2014 and gold in 2015 (first time ever the GB ladies in 45s have won gold!). In 2014 I practiced and played matches 8 days in a row, won 4 out of my 5 matches which included 3 doubles and 2 singles. In 2015 I practiced and played matches 9 days in a row, won 6 out of 6 matches which included 5 doubles and 1 singles. I stuck to all the things you have shown me and really enjoyed playing! So many, many, many thanks for all your help and advice. You showed me how to manage my practice more effectively, be more aware of my knees and how to take the pressure off my knees by using the muscles around them more effectively ...... and it worked!