October 2020 Newsletter

"Age is not how old you are, but how many years of fun you've had!" ~ Matt Maldre

The 1st October marks the United Nations International Day of Older Persons and the promotion the Decade of Healthy Ageing (2020-2030)which is something we feel passionately about here at Bridgeham! Using Bridgeham's tried and tested impactful protocols our Broken to Brilliant pathway creates a treatment plan for anybody of any age with a successful outcome for each patient.

Janine our wonderful Foot Health practitioner has written this short poem about why she loves treating her older patients!

I can’t reach my feet. It’s a statement I often hear.

I didn’t put my hearing aids in, so can you repeat that, dear?

Diabetes, COPD, heart disease and loneliness I see.

But a sense of humour and love of family is important, wouldn’t you agree?

‘Old people’ are part of my job – the biggest part I would say.

The crying, sad stories and loss of family can’t keep me away.

But what is ‘old’ anyway, is it a measure of calendar pages turned?

Or is it a life lived, friends loved and so many lessons learned?

I am no poet, but I do my job for the love of good care and ease of daily strife.

But someone told me once, that if you love your job, you never work a day in your life.

Janine is available Mondays 4:30pm to 8:00pm and Tuesdays9:00am to 12:30pm. If you have any questions about foot health for you or an elderly family member, please call our amazing admin angels on 01293 542245.


Team Bridgeham Update

Fond Farewell

We’re very sorry to announce that after 6 years, Steve Young has left the Bridgeham team. We will miss his incredible skills that supported so many patients on their Broken to Brilliant journey, not to mention all the cups of tea, banter and fun he brought into the building too!

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank him for all his dedication to his patients over the years and wish him well for the future.

For those patients that saw Steve, please talk to our amazing admin angels on 01293 542245 to discuss how our other amazing practitioners can support you.

Covid-19 Updates

NHS Test & Trace App

As you may have seen in the news recently, the NHS Test& Trace App has now been launched.

We are now displaying our unique QR code in reception for patients who wish to take part in the scheme and check themselves in.

Please rest assured that we are also keeping comprehensive records of everyone who visits the clinic on a daily basis.

You can download the app from either the Apple Store or Google Play.

Pilates Mat Classes at Bridgeham

Formal written guidance has now been issued by the UK Government regarding “indoor organised exercise classes”, which clarifies that we can continue with classes as we are COVID secure. The studio is marked out with 2m spacing to allow 10 people to attend class (photo in image), and we have procedures in place to get people in and out of the clinic safely.

If you would like to make any changes to which class/es you attend we can offer the following:

✅ continue with LIVE classes (we can advise you which classes have the least numbers)

✅ continue with ZOOM classes

✅ transfer from a LIVE class to a ZOOM class

We are doing everything we can to keep classes running in this uncertain time. We’d like to thank everyone attending classes in person at the clinic for being so vigilant and honouring our Covid-19 procedures, we really appreciate your loyalty and support.

Please call our admin angels on 01293 542245 or email us atinfo@bridgeham.com to let us know if you wish to make any changes.

Massage Appointments

If you're coming for a marvellous massage, please bring 2 towels with you for your own safety and comfort 🙏

Pilates Equipment

𝗔𝘀 𝘄𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗹𝘆𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗣𝗶𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗰𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀 𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗽𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁,𝘄𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗼𝗮𝗻 𝗸𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗼𝗻 𝗿𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁!

The cost for a full loan kit (as displayed in the image) is£20 and it will remain your property until Covid restrictions are lifted.

The deposit is refundable to your Bridgeham account on return of all items in good condition.

These kits have been thoroughly cleaned with hospital standard antibacterial solution.

We have a limited number of loan kits available so please reserve yours now.

If you would prefer you can purchase brand new single items or a full kit.

To reserve your items/kit please call our amazing admin angels on 01293 542245 to make payment and avoid congestion at the desk beforeor after class.


What's new!

Stop Smoking Special Offer

If you or anyone you know is looking to stop smoking during Stoptober, then Becky's special offer could be for you! Her 'Smoking cessation 'package of 2 hypnotherapy session is now only £250! If you'd like to know more about this offer please contact our amazing admin angels on 01293 542245 to arrange a call with Becky to discuss how the sessions work.

Hydrotherm Massage

We're delighted that Sam is now back in the clinic on a Tuesday morning 9.30am-1.30pm offering her amazing hydrotherm massage!

This unique massage is suitable for everyone but is ideal for anyone with mobility issues as the entire massage is performed entirely lying on your back whilst being supported by cushions of warm water, making it a truly 3-dimensional massage system! Sounds heavenly, doesn't it?!

Book your hydrotherm massage with Sam by calling our amazing admin angels on 01293 542245.

Pilates Machine Studio

We're very excited to have Lindsay back in the clinic on a Tuesday 10.30am-12.30pm.

This means we now have 1:1 appointments available across the week with Jo, Gordon, Shireen & Lindsay but they are filling up fast!

Don't forget our 5 packs offer brilliant value at just £240for 5 sessions with Gordon, Shireen and Lindsay. Such an incredible investment to make in yourself!

Give our admin angels a call on 01293 542245 to check availability and book your place!

Pilates Mat Classes

Gordon's popular Saturday 7.30am course starts again on 3rdOctober and will run for 12 weeks until 19th December. Book the full course of 12 lessons for the price of 11 at just £110!

Individual classes within the course can also be booked, but this will be dependant on spaces available. Call our amazing admin angels on01293 542245 for more information!


Can you help Crawley Open House?

They are running low on their supply of bedding and with the colder weather now upon us, they are asking for help.

They are looking for good condition single duvets, single duvet covers, single sheets, pillows and sleeping bags and will ensure that they are stored for 72 hours before distribution.

If you have anything to donate please contact Crawley Open House on 01293 447702 for details on how to drop off.


Oh, and don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled over on social media channels too!

We post daily with clinic updates, interesting articles and MUCH more! October is going to be a busy month with...

  • Stoptober
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Go Sober for October
  • National Cholesterol Month
  • Back Care Awareness Week
  • RA Awareness Week
  • World Mental Health Day
  • National Perimenopause Day
  • National Work Life Week
  • World Menopause Day
  • World Osteoporosis Day

You can find us over at....







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