Holistic Physiotherapy Mareen Frost

“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional and mental states. Carol Welch

I am a German-trained physiotherapist with over 20 years of professional experience, recognition by the HCPC in the UK and I am a member of the CSP and POGP. I would love to support you on your journey to recover, regenerate and remain healthy.
Mareen

Support

I would like to support you in rediscovering your flexibility and mobility in the following circumstances:

Women’s health (urinary incontinence, prolapse, postnatal)

Men’s health (e.g. post prostatectomy with urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction)

Back pain (neck, thoracic, low back pain)

Shoulder injuries (e.g. dissociation, loss of movement, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff dysfunction)

Knee injuries (e.g. cartilage and ligament damage)

Ankle injuries and sprains

Any other joint, ligament and tendon injury

Muscle strains and tears

Osteoarthritis

Pre & post-operative Rehabilitation (e.g. joint replacement surgery, ligament reconstruction, fracture…)

Lymphatic diseases (e.g. Lymphedema, blocked lymphatic system)

Headache / Migraine

Jaw imbalance

About Me

Because of scoliosis (a spinal condition) and some sports injuries, I found the need for physiotherapy in my early youth. This had a decisive influence on my career choice. 

Now that I am a physiotherapist I enjoy meeting my patients and using the great number of techniques in physiotherapy to help restore their health after trauma. 

We are all familiar with the feeling of frustration and unhappiness when our usual range of movement is restricted. My job is to help you regain power over your body. 

With this power we feel alive and happy!

I experience a sense of wellbeing and feel happy whenever I am surrounded by nature, going hiking, biking, skiing, swimming, walking, doing Yoga or dancing. 

After completing my training as a physiotherapist in 2003 in Magdeburg (Germany) I was able to gain experience in various areas of therapy with patients of all ages from children to adults. My path led me through physiotherapeutic practices, clinics, rehabilitation facilities and private care centres from Berlin to Munich. I successfully and passionately ran a private physiotherapy practice there for 8 years, before moving to the south-west of England in 2022. 

With 20 years of professional experience and recognition by the HCPC in the UK, I look forward to working with you and accompanying you on your path to full fitness. 

I’d Love to Support You

Qualifications

Training as a Physiotherapist

2000-2003, Magdeburg

Manual lymphatic drainage and complex physical decongestion therapy according to Völdi)

2004, Berlin

Manual therapy

2004-2006, Soltau

Bobath concept (treatment of adults with hemiplegia)

2005, Frankfurt

Sport Physiotherapy

2008, Munich

Pelvic floor trainer for men and women (Bebo concept Zurich)

2008, Augsburg

Medical training therapy/ medical advanced training

2009, Munich

Pelvic floor trainer intensive course for men, (Bebo concept Zurich)

2012, Augsburg

Osteopathy courses at the Osteopathy school Germany

2012-2013, Nuremberg

CMD jaw joint treatment

2019, Munich

Visceral osteopathy in combination with manual therapy

2019, Starnberg

Yoga teacher training level 1 (220h)

2020, Italy

Pilates instructor matwork

2021, Munich

Pilates fascial training

2022, Munich

Pilates postnatal trainer

2022, Munich

Dry needling & acupuncture, Breeze Academy

2024, UK

Strength and Neuromuscular Conditioning for Reha, Dr. Clair Minshull

2024, UK

Planned: advanced female urinary and lower bowel dysfunction POGP

11/2024, UK

I am specialised and qualified in the following treatments

Manual Therapy

This is a treatment approach in which functional disorders of the musculoskeletal system are examined and treated in order to optimise the interaction between joints, muscles and nerves. This is done by using passive techniques as well as active exercises. On the one hand, blocked or restricted joints are mobilised using gentle techniques. On the other hand unstable joints can be stabilised through individual exercises.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

This is a manual treatment to stimulate your lymph flow with the aim of reducing swelling after surgery or after lymph node removal or in treating primary and secondary lymphedema. By breathing and by additional stimulation of distant lymph nodes a suction effect can be achieved that promotes the removal of tissue fluid. The tissue swells, the pain is relieved and the tissue becomes looser and softer, which also affects mobility.

Sports Physiotherapy

The target group is active athletes in the build-up phase, in daily training, or in rehabilitation after injuries or operations. The various treatment techniques of physiotherapy are used to create, maintain and rebuild the best health conditions. These procedures help to prevent injuries and optimally improve athletic performance.

Women's and men's health (Pelvic Floor Therapy)

The aim of pelvic floor therapy is to train our body awareness and to strengthen the musculature of the pelvic floor in order to ensure proper functioning of the bladder and sphincter muscles. An untrained or poorly trained pelvic floor can lead to a variety of problems. 

Women can experience prolapse of the bladder and uterus because of pregnancy and childbirth, abdominal surgery, obesity and ageing. This can also lead to urinary incontinence or even faecal incontinence. 

Because of their anatomy men are less likely to suffer from a weak pelvic floor. Pelvic floor training, however, is essential after operations such as prostatectomies. After these surgeries men are often incontinent and suffer from erectile dysfunction. Targeted pelvic floor training can significantly improve incontinence and impotence.

Medical Training Therapy

The term medical training therapy refers to targeted physical training under physiotherapeutic supervision to aid rehabilitation after injuries, or for the treatment of illnesses. 

The aim is to improve methodically strength and local strength endurance in order to reduce existing activity limits.

Neurological Physio and Rehab (Bobath & PNF)

Physiotherapy on a neurophysiological basis includes the treatment of patients suffering from diseases of the central nervous system. These diseases may exhibit brain, spinal cord or spinal symptoms as well as peripheral paralysis, atrophic or dystrophic muscle changes. Treatment concepts for these diseases include PNF and Bobath. PNF and Bobath are often used: 
after a stroke 
after a traumatic brain injury or cerebral haemorrhage 
for patients with multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s and other neurological and neuromuscular disorders.

TMJ Dysfunction (Jaw Therapy)

When the temporomandibular joint is misaligned the dysfunction can affect your entire body. Typical symptoms in this context are: 

-Unilateral or bilateral headache or pain when chewing
-Teeth grinding and cracking in the jaw
-Neck and shoulder tension
-Back pain
-Tinnitus
-Decreased mouth opening
-Dizziness

Targeted therapy can help treat these symptoms. These include manual techniques, mobilisation, soft tissue techniques and stretching.

Massage / Deep Tissue Massage

This is a manual treatment that mechanically influences skin, connective tissue and muscles through stretching, pulling and pressure stimuli. The effect of the massage extends from the treated part of the body to the entire organism and also includes the psyche.

Kinesiology Tape

A kinesiology tape is a highly elastic fabric patch. In the case of injuries or inflammation of muscles, ligaments or joints, it serves to stabilise without restricting mobility. The main task of kinesiology tape is to activate and support the body’s self-healing powers. The positive stimulation caused by the tape reduces pain and improves blood circulation. In addition the tape supports and relieves the damaged muscle, ligament or joint; and can also support the lymphatic system.

Yoga Teacher

Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in ancient India. The word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root yuj, meaning “to yoke,” or “to unite”. The practice aims to create union between body, mind and spirit, as well as between the individual self and universal consciousness. Such a union tends to neutralise ego-driven thoughts and behaviours, creating a sense of spiritual awakening. Yoga has been practised for thousands of years, and whilst many different interpretations and styles have been developed, most tend to agree that the ultimate goal of yoga is to achieve liberation from suffering. Although each school or tradition of yoga has its own emphasis and practices, most focus on bringing together body, mind and breath as a means of altering energy or shifting consciousness. Yoga is also used as a therapeutic tool for many physical and mental conditions, and mind-body research is now demonstrating its effectiveness as a treatment for chronic pain, anxiety, depression, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, to name but a few.

Pilates Instructor (postnatal & fascial training)

Pilates is a type of systematic full-mind-body workout to strengthen the muscles – primarily the pelvic floor, abdominal and back muscles. It was developed in the early 20th century by the German physical trainer Joseph Pilates.

My Approach & Philosophy

The basis of every successful treatment is understanding the full medical history.

This is followed by a physical diagnosis during which I examine you thoroughly for functional disorders, tension and restricted mobility. I then discuss the diagnosis and appropriate treatment with you.

In order that we can approach therapy together it is important to be aware of underlying symptoms, their persistence and their causes.

Each physiotherapeutic session lasts about 50 minutes. 

A prerequisite for successful therapy is teamwork between patient and therapist.

I am looking forward to our partnership, Mareen.

Testimonials

A few comments from some of the patients I have treated over the past few years. Thank you to all who have given me feedback.

Christina

I found Mareen's treatment to be the best way to build my capacity, with my own actions being the key to success. Initially, I went to her due to neck, shoulder, and posture issues, and she explained the connections and causes to me. Her holistic approach, where she considered my whole body instead of just the problematic areas, impressed me greatly. I realized that I didn't have to accept my physical limitations but had the power to improve my condition on my own. Thank you, Mareen, for this great insight.

Susan

I learned from Mareen that it's never too late to start something new. She provides excellent motivation to take care of yourself and prioritize your health at any age. During my treatment with Mareen, she created a comfortable atmosphere and gave me the strength and endurance to no longer accept my back and hip pain as an irreversible condition.

Jane

Best therapist ever!! Sensational expertise in all medical fields. Her knowledge and experience saved me from carpal tunnel surgery. Her treatments are unique and very professional. I really appreciate that short-term appointments for acute pain are also possible. Thank you Mareen

Patrick

Mareen has really helped me on my journey living with spondylitis. Her therapy has certainly alleviated my pain but she has also shown me how to look after my body and react to the pain when it arrives. Thank you Mareen.

Katie Fuller

Mareen saved me with her magical hands and her incredible knowledge from a herniated disc when I first had a treatment from her 10 years ago. Before that I had suffered from extreme pain for a whole year that went down to my leg, I could no longer stand. Thanks to Mareen's treatment, the pain disappeared after a few months. Because her treatment was so helpful, I saw her regularly with different problems for over eight years. She is a wonderful person and always is there to listen and alwys manages to put a smile on my face. It's a pleasure to visit Mareen. I am following her advice and doing her exercises every morning so that I no longer live in pain. Thanks Mareen

My Services

The services below indicate a typical physiotherapy treatment for up to 60 minutes either at my treatment room or your home. Payment must be provided after the session. Payment is accepted via paypal, bank transfer and credit card.

Physiotherapy

Initial assessment up to 1 hour £65
Follow up, up to 1 hour £75


Women’s & Men’s Health

Women’s health up to 1 hour £75
Men’s health up to 1 hour £75


Lymphatic Drainage

Manual lymphatic drainage 1 hour £75


Home Visits

Home visits 1 hour £80

Sports Massage

1 hour £70

Deep Tissue Massage

1 hour £70

 
Are you interested in booking a private physio-led Yoga, Pilates, Mobility & strength classes? Let’s have a chat.

Get in touch

Treatments outside of the specified times are also possible by prior arrangement. Please call 07359 124823 to make an appointment. If I am treating a patient and do not answer, please leave a message and I will call you back as soon as possible.

Agreed appointments are binding, an appointment change/cancellation is of course possible up to 24 hours before your appointment otherwise a charge of £50 is required.

Call

07359 124823

Email

info@mareenfrost.co.uk

Location

The Consulting Centre
348 Poole Road
Branksome
BH12 1AW

Time

Mon – Fri 8am – 6pm
(evenings & weekend appts. available
after consultation)