Testimonials Controls My Pain I have been coming to Action First ever since i had a crash when i was 18. They have enabled me to control my pain, giving me independance and the ability to work. , By Mr CW June 2017 Polite, Supportive and Helpful I haven't been coming to Action First for very long. However, i have found the staff to be very polite, supportive & helpful. I would recommend their services to anyone. , By Mrs SH June 2017 Friendly and welcoming Very friendly and welcoming and put you at ease straight away. After 5 sessions on a 10 session course, i was so much freer with movement, I am so impressed. Thank you x , By Mrs PE June 2017 Very professional Very professional service tailored to individual needs. Would definitely recommend, helped me to feel better in no time at all. , By Mrs DH June 2017 Keeps me playing sports Been coming to Action First for a number of years and it has really helped me to keep active playing different sports. , By MR SW May 2017 Been practising Yoga with Janet for 3 months now and really look forward to my weekly session. Always lots of variety and different poses and stretches which keeps it interesting. Janet is very calm and encouraging - perfect for relaxation. , By Kay July 2018 I have attended several relaxation and meditation classes with Janet at 'Action First Physio in Snaith'. Janet is absolutely fantastic. Her sessions are so relaxing, I get quality me time and it's just what the doctor ordered after a busy and stressful week! Would highly recommend! , By Alison June 2018 Rebecca is highly recommended. We saw her for 6 sessions of hypno-birthing (plus lots of individual practice in the time between the sessions using her resources provided). This helped us to have a natural birth without any other pain relief. Along side this we felt calm and in control through the birth process which made the journey much easier. Rebecca was very friendly, professional and offered appointments at flexible times and locations. We would recommend hypno-birthing on a 1:1 basis and found the skills invaluable., Sept 2018 I can't thank Rebecca enough. In just 4 weeks I feel so much better. The teeth grinding has completely stopped, I feel more confident and so much better about myself. Rebecca has given me techniques to help with the anxiety and daily life is so much more manageable. I feel like I've got my life back!, Aug 2018 I feel like I've made such a lot of positive changes in a very short space of time. I now have ways to manage the anxiety and feel that I have a much more positive mindset and outlook on life!, July 2018 Without our hypnotherapy sessions and the recording it would never have been possible to overcome my fear of flying! Thanks again for the service you provided and to others who are stuck in life, I am so glad I came to see you!, July 2018 I feel like a different person to the person who walked in to see you 4 weeks ago!, May 2018 Never having done anything like this before, I was quite apprehensive. On first talking to Rebecca all my fears went away. I think it was how nice and how special she made me feel. The way Rebecca gathered information about me and my life without really realising what was happening it was remarkable. As the weeks went by these facts appeared in the sessions and it was wonderful. The experiences I felt during the sessions were unbelievable and and I came away on top of the world. I hope this continues and I am determined it will! I would recommend Rebecca to anyone who needs help as she is a kind and helpful person who I wouldn't hesitate to contact if I needed help in the future. , By Shelia Feb 2018 Having been diagnosed with PTSD by my doctor I suffered from Severe Anxiety and depression. The condition was debilitating and affected my everyday life. I decided to try hypnotherapy as a last ditch effort. I contacted Rebecca after researching online, and an initial consultation at which I found it to be informative and hopeful. Rebecca instilled that confidence and I began a course of therapy. I began to allay my fears and to realise the good forces in my life. Throughout my therapy Rebecca was professional, and caring. Despite my scepticism she found a way to help me. I now feel confident and forward thinking, life now feels good! , By Paul Jan 2018 I booked training sessions with Steph to lose weight and tone up before my wedding. When I first started seeing her I was out of shape, depressed about how I looked and wanted to lose a stone! During the year I trained with her I ended up losing 2 stone, became fitter than I've ever been in my life and gained so much more confidence in myself. Training with Steph completely changed the way I thought about diet and exercise, and as I saw results I looked forward to our sessions every week. Steph is a perfect balance of being encouraging and professional without being intimidating, which was perfect for me as someone who was a little scared of going to a personal trainer. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Steph to anyone. I would have definitely continued our sessions had I and her not moved out of the area, DEC 2017 I was recommended to see Ian to help with my stiff legs. My visit proved worth while, so will be repeating my visits. A point of note is that Ian seems to sit well as an addition to a full physio visit with Kirsteen for those with multiple needs of attention. , By MR C Sept 2019 Action First provide an excellent service in many ways. I have excellent physiotherapy with Kirsteen and compliment this with excellent Pilates with Diane.
Having the Goole foot clinic here is also really handy., Dec 2018 Without the on going treatment given to me from Action First my chronic issues would be far worse. My problems are met with understanding and solutions. My visits are relaxed and fit into my busy routine nicely. An on going continuation from my first visit over 3 years ago that required this professional and effective support. Thank you!, Dec 2018 Absolutely amazing, wonderful service. Kirsteen is a miracle worker. I would never be as mobile as I am now if i didn't have regular treatments. Thank you so much. Lovely staff too., Dec 2018 What a lovely service, the staff are wonderful, friendly and warm. I really appreciate email reminders for appointments. The treatments recommended are really effective. I would definitely recommend., Dec 2018 I came to Action First to help me get back into running. I seemed to be constantly going through a cycle of injury and recovery. With their help i have been able to look for the root cause of the issues and now run with confidence., Dec 2018 Action First staff are always friendly, professional and encouraging. I have attended Pilates and physio sessions and both have proved beneficial in muscle strengthening, giving me confidence to continue and increase exercise. , By Mrs AH Dec 2018 I have been seeing Kirsteen for a number of years for regular, monthly maintenance massages. It has proved very successful for me as i rarely get injured. I also find advice on exercises or stretches to do at home or in the gym invaluable too. , By Mr T.C OCT 2018 I started Triathlon 4 years ago after suffering with mental health problems. The exercise helped free my anxiety and has given me the confidence to make goals and reach them, in fact smash them! In December I entered a race in Wolverhampton and earned myself a place to represent GB in the age group team in the World Aquathlon Championships in Denmark 🇩🇰 in July. I put in lots of training, but unfortunately the extra training load left me with a lot of pain in my ankles and feet and I was unable to walk never mind run. I was absolutely gutted. After booking an appointment at Action First physiotherapy I was on the road to recovery and back to Denmark. The fantastic therapy not only got me back running but knocked me over a minute for my 5km personal best! I am delighted to have the support of an amazing physiotherapist and look forward to many more events. , By Mrs W July 2018 My back has improved for the better whilst attending Physio. Thanks! , By Mrs H June 2018 I have enjoyed my time coming here the staff are so friendly and professional. It's a very relaxed place! , By Miss N June 2018 Treatment went well, feeling much better after 8 weeks of physiotherapy! Lovely service and staff. , By Miss C June 2018 The physio has been helpful with the recovery of my back injury. Harriet has listened closely to my problems and been very helpful in the sessions and with exercises to do at home. , By Mr W June 2018 A very professional service, excellent physio treatment and friendly staff. No complaints at all! , By Mrs H May 2018 I have found the whole experience very positive; from the greeting on entering to the treatment and information given, all were friendly and very professional. Pleased to say my back has improved greatly! , By Mrs Y May 2018 I would thoroughly recommend Action First as it has helped so much with my recovery after a serious road traffic accident. I cannot thank them enough for all they have done for both myself and my husband. The physiotherapist and staff have been very helpful and a pleasure to know! , By Mrs B April 2018 Came to you last Saturday morning, with a pain in my knees that had been with me for over a year, 30min with you and 4 days later following the program you gave me, I just canít believe I have no pain and full movement in my knee, and I know I will be back running this weekend, unbelievable absolutely fantastic, thank you for helping me get my life back , I really thought a hospital operation was going to be the only thing that was going to fix it , so glad I called in. , By P Harper Jan 2018 After suffering with intense back/hip pain for almost a month and being prescribed increasingly strong medication I visited Kirsteen for physiotherapy. Within two days of my first session I no longer needed any of my pain medication and was able to return to work. I can not recommend her highly enough, sheís fantastic! , By Debs Smith Jan 2018 Following back surgery in 1995 for a collapsed disc I have suffered constant pain. Over the years several discs have rotated or tilted leaving me with a significant curvature of the spine and chronic pain which has been managed by strong medication.After watching a TV programme about ways to manage pain, I spoke to my GP who recommended KIRSTEEN at ACTION FIRST, who is local to me.Feeling a little unsure at first I followed his advice and have not regretted it for one second. That was on the 9th June 2017.....Now in October I have just returned from a very active 3 week holiday in southern Italy, walking up and down step narrow streets, and steps in historical towns; venturing down into amazing caves and grottos; and walking miles! All thanks to Kirsteen.She has worked hard on my neck, back and legs; given me an exercise routine I have never done before, which is now progressing to Pilates, and I am at a stage where I can reduce my long-term medication. ' I cannot fully explain in words how great it is to live without constant pain, and to be active with my small grandchildren'. Thanks Kirsteen By Mrs F First class from the setting foot in the door excellent service from every one will certainly if needed return in a minutes notice really impressive. Friendly and knowledgeable staff , By JT February 2019 Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Communication is excellent , By SB February 2019 "Warm welcoming staff. Fantastic service. Highly recommended. Happy triathlete!" , By Ms W May 2018 "Excellent personal service, friendly staff. they really know what they are doing and the best way to ease your pain and improve your mobility. I am so much better physically and mentally than I was 6 months ago from regular sessions. I recommend these guys to everybody!" , By Ms B Jan 2018 "My daughter suffered with a muscle tear at gymnastics and Action First have been great with her. I would 100% recommend." By Mrs T "I have been treated for sometime by Kirsteen and very recently by Ruth at Action First. My treatment has been successful and has meant that I have resolved a hip/back injury that was affecting my running in very diverse ways, causing pain from the small of my back to my ankle! I have had ongoing treatment from Kirsteen, including massage therapy, acupuncture, and advice on physio moves at home, and I am now about to run my first marathon - a year ago I was struggling to run 5km without pain! I cannot recommend Action First enough, all the staff are very welcoming and instantly put you at ease. Their bank of knowledge and experience means you are in VERY safe hands." By Miss P "I've been coming for physio with Kirsteen for nearly 7 years now this has inspired me to attend Pilates classes and train as a Pilates instructor!" By Miss Mc Knowledgeable group of Physiotherapists Action First are a knowledgable group of physiotherapists with great customer/ patient care. Friendly and helpful staff in a clean and fashionable premises. I would recommend anybody needing treatment to use Action First Snaith. , By MR JH May 2017 Fantastic Physio Fantastic physio, well worked relief of pain and aches. , By Mr RR May 2017 Would recommend! Good Professional help, I am feeling the benefit - would recommend. , By Mr MP May 2017 Highly knowledgeable Highly knowledgeable, went through the same regime, testing & questionning as my GP who is a specialist in back care , By Mr CT May 2017 Very Good Very Helpful and understanding. Very good pyhsioís. , By Mr C C April 2017 Strongly Recommend Great service with any of the people thati have seen. Would strongly recommend to anyone else. , By Mr RP April 2017 Life Changing Experience I went to see Rebecca for hypnotherapy as I was feeling completely stressed and overwhelmed for many different reasons with my life in general. I wasnít happy and something needed to change. Even after the initial consultation I started to feel better and ready to start to make changes to improve my life. We talked about what hypnotherapy was and how it could help me. I decided to book in for stress relief therapy the following week. What can I say? It was worth every penny! After just one íhypnoticí session I felt ready and motivated to make the changes to my life that were going to lead to me feeling happy again. For the first time in years everything became so much clearer to me. I knew many of the decisions I needed to make were tough ones, but I felt ready and confident enough to make them. Even though it hasnít been easy, Iím finally making those changes and starting to love life all over again. I would highly recommend Rebecca and canít thank her enough for the help she has given me. , By Michelle March 2017 A calm and positive hypno-birthing experience
Having experienced 2 previous traumatic births, as my 3rd pregnancy progressed, I felt increasingly worried and anxious about the forthcoming labour. I visited Rebecca for hypnobirthing sessions in the hope that it would help me to manage this anxiety.
Straight away I was amazed at how relaxed Rebecca made me feel. During the sessions, Rebecca taught me many different techniques to use once labour started, as well as working with me to get rid of the fear and tension I felt. Right from the very first session, I began to feel a lot more relaxed about the birth and rather than dreading the labour, I looked forward to it and felt more and more positive as each day went by. The recordings Rebecca provided were great and allowed me to listen and practise every day at home.
The session we had with my birthing partner was also extremely useful as it helped him to understand what he needed to do during the labour and dealt with the anxieties he also felt about the upcoming birth.
I can honestly say that my labour was a far more positive and calm experience due to my hypnobirthing classes with Rebecca. I did have complications again right at the end of the birth, there was nothing anyone couldíve done to prevent this, however, even during this time I managed not to panic, remained relaxed and got through it with just gas and air and the techniques Rebecca had taught me. From start to finish the labour and birth lasted just over 6 hours (quicker than my previous 2 experiences). The midwife afterwards even commentated at how 'calm and in control' I was the whole time.
I would most definitely recommend Rebecca to anyone who has worries or fears over childbirth and am so happy I decided to take the course.
March 2017 25 Years of Pain, Now it's Under Control Since a serious road traffic accident 25+ years ago I had always relied on private Osteopathy which I had always been very satisfied with. However after relocating to this area and trying a couple of local Osteopathic options I could not find one I was comfortable with, or that made a difference so I gave up looking and resigned myself to managing the pain with monthly massages, exercise and heat treatment.
When I was diagnosed with TMJ after nearly 2 years of insufferable & constant facial & jaw pain and a private dental specialist advised it was often linked to neck or postural issues, I found Kirsteenís website and decided to give private physiotherapy a try.
I have to admit having never received effective physiotherapy or acupuncture through the limited NHS treatment offered over the years, I had serious doubts about paying privately for physiotherapy, especially as I am on a single and limited budget. But I can honestly say Iíve never looked back and highly recommend anyone having any similar doubts to book an appointment with Action First today.
My case has been extreme and itís only been due to the expertise, care, understanding and patience of the staff at Action First that I have reached the stage where it has totally transformed my life and outlook. I still attend clinic on a regular basis every 6 to 12 weeks as a preventative maintenance programme which we regularly review and adapt according to improvement or requirement, so I simply canít recommend Action First enough.
My 80 year old father had his first appointment with Kirsteen a few weeks ago for ongoing knee pain and neck pain which heís suffered with for years. He came away from his first consultation feeling more positive than Iíd seen him in a long, long time and he has his second appointment in a couple of weeks.
By Lisa M
December 2016 Twisted Pelvis in Second Pregnancy, But No Crutches This Time My first pregnancy had many problems, but the main one i remember is the agonising pain of having a twisted pelvis. I went to see my Doctor about the pain who referred me too an NHS Physiotherapist. To say i wasn't impressed is an understatement. I was told to limit my movement without becoming inactive, to take pain medication and to use crutches to keep the weight from going through my legs as this would make the problem worse. On the bright side i was told that the pain would stop after giving birth. Which it did. However the lack of actual Physiotherapy treatment meant i was heavily pregnant and having to manouver my self using a pair of crutches, which wasn't an easy job task to carry out. I was devastated when i found out at one of my husbands Acupuncture treatments that the Physiotherapists at Action First can perform treatment on pregnant women with twisted pelvis, which although the couldn't have guaranteed i wouldn't have ended up on crutches could have kept me walking for most of my pregnancy and would have certainly made a difference to the pain i was in. 8 months after having my son i found out i was pregnant again, i was told right away by the midwives that because my body hadn't had enough time to heel after my first pregnancy that i would have twisted pelvis again, and it would be more painful. I knew that i couldn't be on crutches with such a young child. When my little boy was 10 months old and was already walking i was 4 months pregnant, and i could feel the start of the twisted pelvis beginning in the form of agonising pain in my right hip and pain down both my legs. I wasn't messing about with NHS Physiotherapist this time i phoned Action First and booked the first available appointment with a Physiotherapist. And i am so glad i did, although the session itself was painful i was soon feeling no pain in my hip or down my legs. My husband was given instruction on where to put pressure to relieve the pain as part of my ongoing treatment. I didn't have regular appointments as i didn't know when i would need to be treated, but whenever i felt the pain level increase i would ring up and book the next appointment or if one wasn't available soon i would be added to the cancellation list. I didn't use crutches at all in my second pregnancy and that is all down to the very professional staff at Action First. So all i can say is THANK YOU! , By Mrs K WIlks April 2016 Major Accident, But I Can Walk Again
Early in 2015 I suffered life changing injuries from a serious road traffic accident. I had rapid evacuation by the wonderful, and fully charitably funded, Yorkshire Air Ambulance to LGI. I spent over 9 hours in emergency surgery and then was into the recovery stage. Initially, my predicted outcome wasn't looking to anything like towards a speedy recovery. I initially relied on the usual route of available care from the local authority to the Snaith area for my initial physiotherapy treatments. My sleeping was limited, as was my ability to walk unaided and move my left arm and right wrist effectively. This went on for months before I realised that another option was available to me with Kirsteen and Ruth at Action First.
My first treatments were scoped to my upper body problems. I literally could not believe that after my first visit I experienced the first full night of sleep I had experienced for a very long time. Without hesitation I requested subsequent treatments to include assessment and treatment for my inability to walk unaided. It seemed quite remarkable that in a very short space of time I was able to take my first steps without any aid, all be it limited in distance and now I am able to walk completely normally. I am realistic that the injuries I suffered are never to lead to 100% recovery, but it is without any doubt without the accurate care given to me by Kirsteen and Ruth my rate of recovery would have been extremly slow. It is also without doubt I will continue my on-going treatment with Action First for the rest of my days to ensure my physical standard of life continues to have the best possible chance.
By Mr GC
January 2016 As A Surgeon With A Very Happy Patient Thank You
My name is Dr E and am the surgeon who operated on Mrs A.
I just wanted to send you an e-mail to report how successful you have been in getting Mrs A to recover from her revision knee surgery. She came to clinic today with such a positive attitude and with a great range of movement and with a comfortable knee. She attributes a lot of this success to your expertise, and I'd agree with her.
Well done and thank you.
By Dr E
January 2016 On Behalf of My Mother Thank You
Please accept my family's heartfelt thanks for all you have done for my mother. You not only gave her the benefit of your professional assessment with clear, follow-up exercises but, also, the confidence to regain her mobility and the belief in her ability to do so.
She has gone from strength to strength and is now walking with no aids within the care home and the grounds. If she is out and about with the family, she walks independently, only occasionally taking an arm. She uses her walking stick when walking alone in the streets nearby and her Delta Frame for long walks of up to an hour around the town. She has taken her Delta Frame on the bus, thus allowing her to avoid the railway subway/crossing and access the pedestrian precinct, library and shops on the other side of town. She feels completely confident to do all these things on her own and is clearly safe, so her care package has been changed to remove all elements of mobility assistance. She has started to exercise on the lower stairs within the care home to build up the ability to use stairs. She intends to return to an exercise class which she used to attend and hopes to go, once again, on coach holidays.
We believe that none of these things would have happened if you had not started her on the path to recovery.
Once again, thanks and warm regards.
October 2015 Pain Free Running After 6 Years I have been a runner for the last 20 years. During the past 6 I have suffered with a recurring hip injury. I have seen various medical professionals. However, at the beginning of last year on the recommendation of a fellow runner, I made an appointment with Kirsteen. Kirsteen carried out a full body assessment and was very patient, spending time massaging and manipulating problem areas. In addition, Kirsteen suggested a number of changes to my training regime which I took on board. Now, thanks to Kirsteenís patience and professional skills, I can run pain-free; I am feeling fitter, losing weight and beginning to enjoy running again! , By J.B 2015 Highly Recommend Action First I have been attending Action First Physio, after a car crash, with a neck problem. I had a course of neck massages from Kirsteen. She was so good and understanding. She would tell me what she was doing all the time whilst relaxing me. She is a true professional and I would highly recommend a visit to Kirsteen or a member of Action First team to all my friends and family. , By MR R.M 2014 Much Needed Treatment and Brilliant Staff I contacted the Snaith office to try and arrange an urgent appointment for my mother who was in terrible pain with her back.To make matters worse my mother lives alone and I am currently residing in Australia. I would just like to thank Sam and Christine who were extremely helpful and sympathetic towards my mother's plight and ensured the physio was made aware of the situation. My thanks also to the physio for ensuring my mum could be seen and treated. It was very short notice and, despite this, the care and attention shown assisted my mother to receive some much-needed treatment. , By MRS C.N 2014 Running Again I came to see Kirsteen about a hamstring injury that wasnít responding to treatment and that had got so bad I couldnít run at all. There was a major problem with my hamstring but Kirsteen identified a problem on my other leg from my hip to my foot which was in turn causing a problem in my lower back which had appeared to have locked up. I was given exercises to do at home, in particular with a foam roller. The office emailed me specific exercises to do. I had weekly appointments with Kirsteen which always started with some stretches to assess if there was any improvement and I was always asked how I felt, if I had any other issues and what I had been doing to keep some level of fitness up. As time went on I was able to start running on Kirsteenís advice starting with a few minutes and building up slowly to where I am running now for over an hour and have raced recently which a few months ago was unthinkable. I have found the practice very professional both in treatment offered and advice given. , By MR T.C. 2014