Fairway.Physio is a physiotherapy practice based within Lancaster Golf Club offering a variety of clinical services to the general public in and around Lancaster and Morecambe bay. We offer physiotherapy, golf and athletic screening services and sports massage. Rob Barker is an ex-sport scientist and personal trainer who developed his career within physiotherapy and has now pooled his experience to deliver a high level of rehabilitation services within Fairway.Physio.
Specialist physiotherapist Rob Barker (MCSP) will provide you with treatment and rehabilitation to suit your individual needs.Read more…
Gain freedom of movement and feel at your best with either a 30 or 60 minute massage session.Read more…
The purpose of a golf or athletic screen is to highlight any physical limitations you may have that potentially affect your golf swing and/or sporting performance.Read more…
At Fairway.Physio, specialist physiotherapist Rob Barker (MCSP) will provide you with treatment and rehabilitation to suit your individual needs. You will receive a professional, informative and friendly service that will help you back into full participation within your activities of daily living, work, sport or hobbies.
What we treat:
Appointments are approximately 45 minutes duration. Initially I will collect as much detail from you as possible regarding the history of your condition, how it presents and how the problem occurred, as well as details of your past medical history to help build a picture of what may be causing your symptoms.
A full objective examination will then be carried out to diagnose your injury. You will be informed and educated regarding the nature and pathology of your injury and the best ways to manage it.
There is usually adequate time following your assessment within your first session for some treatment. Subsequent sessions will be treatment based and are delivered with a combination of manual and exercise therapy to treat the cause of your symptoms.
You will be provided with a copy of your tailored rehabilitation exercises that can either be taken away with you following your session or emailed to you (along with a video) so that they are waiting for you when you get home.
You will feel constantly supported throughout your rehabilitation journey and have comfort in knowing that you will Get Better . Be Better . Perform Better.
Comfortable loose clothing would be preferable. Loose shorts makes assessment of the legs easier. For women, please bring a strappy top that makes assessment of the neck and shoulder blades easy.
It may also be advisable to bring a list of medication you are currently taking.
Sessions are approximately 30 minutes (£30) or 60 minutes (£40) duration.
Multiple booking prices:
5 sessions for the price of 4.
30 Minutes £120
60 Minutes £160
12 sessions for the price of 10 (one per month)
30 minutes £300
60 minutes £400
The purpose of a golf or athletic screen is to highlight any physical limitations you may have that potentially affect your golf swing and/or sporting performance. It involves a series of physical tests that assess joint mobility, stability, strength and power. A physical screen will help you focus your attention on the areas that need the most work within your physical training programme.
Once screened, a customised exercise programme can then be built that will improve your physical capabilities. Further screens can monitor your progress and you can compare and contrast your improving scores as you train through the season and off-season.
A golf screen is for anyone of any age who wants to move better, reduce the risk of injury, create a more consistent swing pattern, or increase their club head speed (who doesn’t want that?). Whether you are just starting out, part of a junior academy, playing frequent competitive golf, looking to join the Pros on tour or simply hoping to play long into retirement, a physical screen can help you achieve your goals, give you the edge and perform Better.
Like the golf screen, an athletic screen is for anyone wanting to reduce the risk of injury and improve sporting performance. If you want to move more efficiently, with greater freedom and improve strength and power then this is for you.
Before life as a physiotherapist I studied a BSc (Hons) in Sports Science at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. This provided me with opportunities to work with talented college athletes, testing physiological limitations and providing training data to improve athletic performance. I completed a dissertation on blood lactate threshold and its relationship to distance running.
After completing my Sports Science degree I moved to the Northwest and worked within the fitness industry for a few years gaining register of exercise professionals level 3 status. I provided a personal training service to athletes, tailoring exercise programmes to golfers, runners and cyclists. However, I soon felt limited by the work I was doing within the fitness industry and naturally progressed by studying Physiotherapy at Manchester Metropolitan University. During this time I developed my learning outside of University by taking a pro-active approach, volunteering and shadowing at Wasps Rugby Club and the British Transplant Games as well as shadowing within several private practices in the region. I completed my dissertation on soft tissue release techniques and their role within muscle imbalance.
Since graduating in 2009 I have worked in several private practices, a private orthopaedic hospital and within the NHS, gaining knowledge, skills and qualifications including Pilates. During this time I have completed rotational posts within neurological and orthopaedic wards as well as musculoskeletal outpatient departments. I continue to work within the NHS as a musculoskeletal Specialist Physiotherapist in an outpatient setting.
In January 2015 I started RGB Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Clinic based in The Centre @ Halton where I rehabilitate patients using a combination of manual and exercise based therapy. I have lectured in a series of seminars on common sports and musculoskeletal injuries that will continue into 2016 and beyond.
Working across multiple sports within physiotherapy and the fitness industry has given me the skills and experience to train and rehabilitate athletes who require mobility, stability and rotational power. I am Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) certified, allowing me to deliver the highest quality golf specific screening to my clients. I am therefore delighted that in April 2016 Fairway.Physio opened its doors within Lancaster Golf Performance Centre.
Outside of work, I met my wife Daphne in 2001 and have been married since 2011. We travelled Asia for a year on our honeymoon. We have two gorgeous little girls who keep us on our toes. I play golf as much as I can and like to keep fit by cycling and heading to the gym. As a family we love to walk and head into the Lakes as often as possible.
I look forward to meeting you in due course at the Golf club.
Hello, I am the voice that you are likely to hear when you make a booking by phone with fairway.physio. I am responsible for many of the admin duties and making the business run smoothly ‘behind the scenes’. I have a PhD in auditory neuroscience and work part-time as a post-doctoral research associate at The University of Manchester. I spend the rest of my days working as a presenter for Younique make-up and bringing up our two beautiful girls. In my spare time, I enjoy taking family trips to the lakes, running and baking. I look forward to taking your call.
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“I have had a number of sessions with Rob and I’m really happy with wahat he has done for me. Very knowledgeable and professional in his apporoach. Would recommend him if you have any problems”.
“I went to Rob with a right shoulder problem that had been ongoing for about 2 to 3 months to the point it was not just affecting my golf it was also affecting my sleep. After three sessions Rob had it sorted. He fully explained the causes of the problem and the ongoing exercises required to maintain the fix. I particularly found useful the emailed video clips that showed how the exercises should be done correctly. I will have NO hesitation in going back to Rob should I have any further problem – He’s good”!
“Rob is extremely knowledgeable and understanding, the rehab exercises are made manageable to my needs which helps me progress at a realistic and steady rate”.
“Visited Rob today with a long standing Achilles tendon problem and got more information and suitable treatment than from either my doctor or consultant. Thanks Rob”.
“At this, my first physio session, Rob undertook a very thorough and professional assessment of my leg problem. He took detailed notes of my problems and analysed my issues carefully with stretches and exercises. He also gave very helpful advice about exercises to undertake and provided a detailed analysis and prognosis. Thank you Rob”.
“Totally professional service with very clear instructions on how to proceed with exercises combined with a compassionate approach. Would highly recommend t anyone needing physio – in my case fractured humerus and very stiff shoulder after cycling accident”
Lancaster Golf Performance Centre,
Lancaster Golf Club,
Lancaster, LA2 OAJ
You can book an appointment online now at our simplybook.me page.
We take payment with cash, cheque, card or BACS. Payments are made at the end of each session, so please be prepared to pay then.
From Lancaster city centre, follow the ring road to Royal Lancaster Infirmary. Pass the hospital on your right and turn right at the roundabout onto Ashton road A588 signposted Glasson dock. Continue on this road for approximately 3 miles. Lancaster Golf Club is signposted on your right. There is ample free car parking. You will find Fairway.Physio above the Pro-shop in the building nearest the car park.