"Gillian Hurst is a physiotherapist with a difference. While her skilled techniques ease my bodily pains, it is her knowledge of how the body and mind relate to each other that speeds my progress along. An appointment with Gillian is healing, calming and energizing; I always leave feeling not only relieved of pain, but inspired. Gillian works with me on pain issues that have no definitive explanation and like a detective, she gently guides me to a better understanding of how to improve my overall health. I cannot recommend her enough."
"Gillian helped me get back in action after a fracture limited the use of my dominant arm for over six months. She is kind, easy to speak to, and very knowledgeable. Gillian's willingness to answer all questions and work within my abilities makes me feel very cared for and that I get the most out of every appointment. I cannot thank her enough for helping me get back to functioning!"
"After suffering a long term injury for many years, being referred to Gillian Hurst was the most positive, constructive, and caring treatment I have ever received in the many years of dealing with my injury. She is a very personable and understanding person, and put as much effort and enthusiasm into my treatment as I did, and was always there to give me a compassionate nudge of encouragement and understanding during the times of setbacks or difficulties. Gillian has a very adaptive approach to treatment and she will always finds a method or technique to overcome adversities. She is a practitioner who genuinely cares and will give the same commitment to your treatment that you give yourself."
February 2020, my lumbar vertebrae had a compression fracture. Via telehealth Gillian gave me;
-continual encouraging hope
-great compassion & empathy
-ongoing moral support
-confidence that I would heal after being bed ridden for 3 months
-believed in me
-explained each exercise thoroughly
-showed me examples herself to make sure that I did the exercises safely & correctly
-always assessed & reviewed what I had accomplished & could do the previous week
- taught me how to continually deep breathe throughout the pain
-at the beginning of each appointment she had a plan, pre-arranged
-had a great memory throughout
-always gave me encouragement all along the way, at a time I needed it greatly.
Gillian has so much knowledge and insight in every way. What amazed me also was how she healed my body through all exercises and stretches.She has an unbelievable understanding of the human body, and also translates into terms that we understand. Always, she would try different techniques when needed be and knew how to change anything.
I was also impressed that Gillian asked me about my lifestyle and used goals to get me back to all the things I did and enjoyed prior to the injury. Relaxation and deep breathing were very helpful components as well.
I truly had full trust in Gillian every step of the way and so very grateful for everything
that she did.
Gillian is the very special & experienced therapist that I could only have hoped to have found.