She is not only a great physio, but also a counsellor, listener and makes everyone feel special. read more...
When I was 47, I was diagnosed with a cavernous haemangioma. In other words a malformation on veins in my brain which I was born with. As I grew, these veins were pressing on the nerves and causing pain and paralysis.
I had brain surgery in 1996 and was left with a left sided hemiplegia. This was a great shock to me as I had expected to have my operation and be ‘up and running afterwards’.
I had various physios until I struck gold with Nikki!!!
She is not only a great physio, but also a counsellor, listener and makes everyone feel special.
Her clinic is set in a beautiful place and has a lovely atmosphere, which, in itself makes one feel ‘uplifted’.
I can’t praise Nikki more highly and consider myself lucky to be one of her patients. She feels like my best friend.
I count myself very lucky to be working with someone so well qualified in her profession and dedicated to her job. read more...
I was a polio victim 59 years ago and until last year had been fortunate enough not to need medical treatment other than the occasional visit to a sports physiotherapist.
A year ago, I was advised to start thinking about future mobility, which would inevitably decline with age, and I was introduced to Nikki Penny.
I count myself very lucky to be working with someone so well qualified in her profession and dedicated to her job. I have a three weekly appointment with Nikki which enables her to analyse progress or not and to recommend exercises appropriate to my needs.
It gives me great confidence and comfort knowing that I have someone with whom I can openly discuss my problems and who is genuinely interested in trying to find answers. It must be accepted that you do not always want to hear what might be said.
The working environment in country surroundings is peaceful and the parking is adequate and free.
I have been going to Nikki’s Physiotherapy Practice for about 3 years now. Her understanding of the human body is quite amazing. read more...
I have been going to Nikki’s Physiotherapy Practice for about 3 years now. Her understanding of the human body is quite amazing.
Her caring and compassionate nature along with gentle good humour, make you feel at ease from the start, and you can recognise that you are in safe hands.
During the years I have been visiting Nikki she has always been an inspiration. Highly professional, sympathetic when necessary, always welcoming and with a delightful sense of humour I know how lucky I was to meet her read more...
As a very active person my stroke on American Independence Day 2002 left me feeling devastated with a paralysed left leg and arm. Life seemed hopeless. After six months in hospitals, including a rehabilitation centre, I was told I would never walk again.
By chance my husband met someone who had experienced a similar stroke and stressed the need for me to see Nikki at her stroke clinic. On a sunny morning my husband and I drove over to see her and were greeted by this lovely person, Nikki, whose enthusiasm, friendliness and quiet sympathy totally changed my attitude to the stroke. She was sure I could learn to walk again and the news was quite overwhelming.
From that day on I visited Nikki regularly for treatments and on every occasion I went home with more confidence until eventually the day arrived when Nikki started me walking again. It was an experience I shall never forget. Nikki’s continuing help has made me feel a different person.
During the years I have been visiting Nikki she has always been an inspiration. Highly professional, sympathetic when necessary, always welcoming and with a delightful sense of humour I know how lucky I was to meet her. Nikki’s encouragement continues to be a major contribution to my recovery.
Not many years ago any damage to the CNS ( the brain and spinal cord ) was irreversible.
Now this has improved thanks to people like Nikki Penny. She is extremely skilled as a neuro physiotherapist. She is highly trained and teaches others. Her ability to adapt other nerve pathways to enable you to gain your mobility again is incredible.
Nikki has a total understanding of neuro anatomy and neurophysiology and uses this with superb effect.
I have sent many patients to her with confidence and with great success. Indeed I have been a patient myself and cannot recommend her more highly.
Nikki herself is a very personable expert who operates from a lovely private clinic with a one to one relationship and, above all, gives you so much encouragement during a very difficult time for us all.
Dr. John Donald MBBS, MRCS.
Dr. John Donald MBBS, MRCS.
Nikki doesn’t just do physio, she’s a friend too. Nikki talks to you through everything so well it doesn’t feel that anything is too heavy for you in this lovely and peaceful rural farm setting read more...
….”Well, it’s not really a clinic, it’s more like an extended family”.
Nikki doesn’t just do physio, she’s a friend too. Nikki talks to you through everything so well it doesn’t feel that anything is too heavy for you in this lovely and peaceful rural farm setting. I wouldn’t have met all the lovely patients and other physios if I hadn’t met Nikki.
I have come on no end since I’ve started to attend Nikki Penny’s Physio Clinic.
Your pal Chris
Since my stroke when I was 35 I have been treated by several physiotherapists. Nikki is by far the best. read more...
Nikki’s clinic can be summed up:
- Enormous fun and a relaxed atmosphere
- Expert treatment
- Everyone is special and individual
Since my stroke when I was 35 I have been treated by several physiotherapists. Nikki is by far the best. I first met her when I was still seriously affected
by my stroke. She stood out then as a ray of hope and enthusiasm at a time which was otherwise pretty bleak and uncertain. I was paralysed down my
left side. The doctors were reasonably confident that I would walk again but were all very doubtful that I would ever use my left arm or hand. [ As
a reasonably serious amateur pianist this was devastating ]. Even at that time one of Nikki’s assistants commented, ”If anyone can get your hand and arm back it’s Nikki. She doesn’t give up.”
All Nikki’s patients I’ve met have a huge admiration, respect and affection for her both for her expert skills and as a person. Her neuro knowledge is awesome. One of the aspects of the practice that makes Nikki so good is that she tends to treat her patients long-term so she understands the ups and downs of a stroke patient’s recovery process because she has seen it before and can assure us when we’re down that it is just a blip. I also broke my left arm [ she was very calm about it and saw it as just a minor set back! ] I’ve had a couple of bouts of depression and her counselling has helped me through them, she has a cracking sense of humour.
Getting to know her other patients is very helpful as it provides an informal network of people who understand each other and support each other if we
hit a bad spell or don’t think we are making make progress.
The barn where Nikki treats us is set in beautiful Sussex fields. It is very stylish and although quite minimalist there is nothing ‘clinical’ about
the atmosphere. I always joke that Nikki’s clinic is in the middle of a field so that no-one can hear the screams, more often than not of laughter.
Nikki has very much a “Life is for living attitude, so give it a go.”
I cannot recommend Nikki highly enough.
Tina Thomas [Lawyer]
Tina Thomas [Lawyer]