Is injury prevention, postural alignment, pain-free movement and appearance of equal importance in your personal training objectives?
Are you eager to benefit from your exercise efforts, but wisely seeking unique, qualitative, reliable guidance to safely do so?
Is your determination to exercise, maintain health, fitness and an active lifestyle constantly affected by pain or injury?
Despite repeated physiotherapy, osteopathy, massage treatment, personal training or your persistence with exercise, does this problem just keep recurring?
Prefer a holistic therapy approach that identifies and addresses the actual causes of such problems rather than repeatedly treating symptoms with short-term benefit?
At Bodyrefine, we can help.
As an Osteopath it is important to know other local health care professionals who have a high standard of knowledge and expertise. This allows me to confidently refer my patients to them, knowing they are under the best of care. David McGill fills all these requirements and delivers his professional advice with enthusiasm, sincerity and empathy. His depth of understanding and ethos that exercise does not have to be excessive in order to be effective means the body can become balanced and efficient, leading to an improvement in his clients’ health, wellbeing, energy and performance. I will continue to refer patients to David who need specific, individualised corrective exercise programmes, opposed to a ‘one size fits all’ approach. I’ve received positive feedback from my patients whom I’ve referred to David and can see their results including improved mobility, posture and a substantial reduction in pain. I can highly recommend David.
I was struggling post-pregnancy with severe shoulder and neck pain. This was affecting my sleep and subsequently my mood. I had also given up running after having my first child, due to a recurring knee problem. I was a wreck physically and had started to think that I would never feel strong again, let alone run. Right from the beginning, David listened, sympathized and helped me to understand what I needed to do to fix these problems for good. He designed a gradual and realistic exercise programme that never left me aching. My neck pain was soon a thing of the past. Over six months, I have gradually built up a general fitness that has hugely improved my everyday life. I can carry the kids, the shopping and even chuck the double-buggy in the back of the car! The best part is that I have now successfully resumed running, free of pain. I cannot recommend David highly enough, especially for those feeling that their bodies have been wrecked long-term by having babies.
I came to David in a moment of deep crisis after a near 12-month ordeal of trying to fix a slipped-disc induced back injury. I had seen various physios and therapists the year before, and multiple doctors, all of whom I could say helped somewhat, but none of whom seemed focussed on getting me to a full recovery. (As a 26-year-old I was often told things should just improve themselves over time.) David’s assessment in the first session was the first time a therapist had really helped me understand the underlying muscular causes of my chronic pain symptoms, and the subsequent exercises I was given were the first I’d ever done that started to actually relieve that pain, within just the early weeks. While it took nearly a year of following his progressive exercise regime to fully recover from my injury and safely return to playing tennis and running; my knowledge of my own body’s strengths and weaknesses grew immeasurably, and I go forward knowing how to understand and prevent future injury, aches and pains far better. I have already recommended David to my closest friends and family (and he has already helped them too!) so I do not hesitate in endorsing his wonderful work more here!
When I initially consulted David, I had injured my knee and could hardly walk across a room due to the pain. Due to my immobility, I had a blue badge. I’d had ineffective physiotherapy, injections and surgery to try and address this. The consultant told me to just accept my age, get a stick and use the lift! I otherwise used to dance, walk and play tennis. Within half an hour of initially meeting and being assessed by David he was able to pinpoint which of my muscles were not functioning at all and the cause of the ultimate pain felt. Having now worked and progressed with David every week over the last few years, he has performed a miracle! I was hoping to walk again without sticks nor the need for a wheelchair. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be here …trekking, golfing (which I didn’t even play before!) playing tennis and, my favourite, dancing!!! Despite the original, irreparable physical damage to my knee stemming from the prolonged problem had before, this is countered by the surrounding muscle strength in my legs, correct alignment and body function. David is the most incredible personal trainer, not like any other I know. He has completely changed the quality of my life.
Over the last year I have had terrible thoracic (mid) back and shoulder pain, which deteriorated further during the pandemic lockdown. Each morning I woke in serious discomfort and I stopped all physical activity and sport. David’s initial assessment went way beyond my expectations – it was incredibly thorough and informative – I left the session feeling like I had a clear corrective plan and this is something we can fix! Over the course of a handful of sessions, we worked on massage techniques to alleviate immediate pain and a stretch and strength training programme as a long-term preventative action. David very simply explained the root cause of the problem, the overall mechanics of the body and how the prescribed exercises would help to prevent future problems… The results have been excellent and I am now able to exercise again. I have a much better awareness of my posture and know which exercises I should do after prolonged periods sitting at a desk. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend David and Bodyrefine.
I’m a regular gym-goer and have been active for most of my life. Over the last 5 to 10 years I’ve been dealing with ever-increasing shoulder and knee pain, to the point that I’ve had to completely change my fitness routine and lay off sports that put my shoulders in a compromised position. I tried to resolve it by seeing different specialists, physios, doctors, therapists, etc. but nothing gave me any permanent relief. Unlike most specialists, David doesn’t deal with the symptom, so he didn’t look to fix my knee pain by working with the knee only. David provided an initial assessment which went into a GREAT deal of depth to identify what was causing my pain and then followed up with a comprehensive program that I can do myself to help correct the root cause of it. It hasn’t been very long at all but I have already gotten significantly more mobility in both my shoulders and I now experience much less pain in my knee. My shoulders are also more stable now, so soon enough I’ll be able to resume my previous training program and the sports that I used to do 5 to 10 years ago before this all started happening. David is very knowledgeable in his field, has been incredibly patient to help me understand my own injuries, and then provided me with a solid plan of action to fix them. I can’t recommend him highly enough.
Providing the safety and privacy of our one-to-one facility in Berkhamsted; our expertise and experience offer a broad range of effective services for you to benefit from.
These include Personal Training, Injury Treatment & Post-Surgery Rehabilitation, Back Pain Treatment & Prevention, Sports Massage, Soft Tissue Therapy, Corrective Exercise Therapy, Postural Realignment, Functional Strength Conditioning, Tennis & Golf Conditioning,
Our personal training exercise methods aren’t based on guesswork, industry fads or trends. Nor do we adopt a ‘one size fits all’ approach to training, common in paired and grouped sessions, often exceeding client ability, leading to pain and injury.
Bodyrefine’s established, reputable, unique approach to exercise is logical, purposeful, selective and highly effective.