Specialist physiotherapy and sports injuries clinic in rural Warwickshire.

Active Now is a small, specialist physiotherapy clinic led by Susannah Solt.  With comfortable therapy rooms in rural Warwickshire, this long-established practice provides trusted, safe and effective physiotherapy to relieve pain and restore movement.’

Having qualified with a First Class Honours Degree in Physiotherapy, Susannah Solt now has over 20 years of experience. She specialises in combining a wide variety of hands-on techniques, exercises and advice to treat a range of conditions affecting joints, muscles, nerves and other soft tissues, whilst considering the body and mind as a whole.  

Conditions treated:

Back pain
Neck pain and headaches
Temporomandibular TMJ (jaw joint) and face pain
Sciatica and nerve pain
Ligament sprains
Muscle pulls
Tendon injuries
Tennis / golfers elbow
Shoulder problems including rotator cuff dysfunction, impingement, pain, instability, stiffness
Knee pain and patella problems
Joint stiffness and pain
Rehabilitation after surgery or injury

High confidence in a wide range of proven techniques

Myofascial Release
Trigger Point Therapy
Positional Release
Indirect Release
Mulligan Mobilisations
Muscle Energy Techniques

JEMS movement approach

Maitland Mobilisations
Adverse Neural Dynamics
Mind-body Trauma-Informed approach to treating persistent pain
Electrotherapy including TENS, muscle stimulation, ultrasound and microcurrent

how we work

When she first sees you, Susannah will ask you to tell her about the problem and your lifestyle, including work, sports and other interests so that she can understand the impact on you and the demands that you put on your body.  She may also ask you about other areas of your life such as stressors at work and home, as your body is not a machine and healing physiology is influenced by many factors.

She will then have a look at the area, gently checking joints, muscles, nerves and other soft tissues.  Often a problem in one area can be linked to or caused by something in another area.  For example, a shoulder problem may be related to the pelvis, so she may look further afield than just the area you’ve told her about to understand what’s “driving” the problem.

This means that treatment is not just about relieving the symptoms, but also getting to the root of what’s caused them and applying that to your activity or sport.  This is often the key to lasting improvement.  She’ll talk you through this process and help you to understand your body better, so that you know what to expect, and how soon you will be able to see progress.  As you know, your body doesn’t function in isolation separate from your brain, so your belief system, understanding of why you’re experiencing your symptoms and your worst-case scenarios of what might be going on are part of the picture.  

Treatment usually begins in the first session and Susannah will discuss the treatment plan with you.  You’ll also be given advice about what to do whilst you’re recovering.  Often exercises will be given so that you can re-train movements or strengthen muscles at home, speeding up the recovery process.

Although some patients only need one session, many people need several treatment sessions, particularly if the problem is long standing or complex. 

over 20 years experience

Susannah is currently elected by colleagues within Physio First (the professional organisation for physiotherapists in private practice) as a Community Representative.  She is also on the Physio First Education sub-committee.  She is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and is registered with the Health and Caring Professions Council (HCPC).