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"James was part of the medical team at Sale that helped me get back after I ruptured my Achilles tendon. He programmed my plyo’s and gave me drills that were important for me to get back to running and training with the team."
Manu Tuilagi, England Rugby & Sale Sharks player
"I started work with James after a serious ligament injury to my ankle. I needed to start from scratch with mobility, walking correctly, balance and strength build up. It has been a long road but James has worked with my treating physicians and myself to ensure the programme is correct for my needs and moving to the next stage when ready. His knowledge on injury and rehabilitation has been excellent and the plans are tailored to my needs and not a generic “one size fits all” programme. He puts you through your paces, knowing where your limitations are but pushing to reach them and exceed. I cannot recommend him highly enough."
“Thank you for all the help you have given James - his knee is now back to full fitness, thank goodness. James Collinge has been outstanding throughout our journey and we are extremely grateful for his care and expertise. He developed a fantastic rapport with James and very quickly understood what would and would not work for him. Without James, my James would not be where he is today - back to full sport and now fitter and happier than he’s ever been”.
Anna, Mother of James
"James is the first physio I have seen over the years who actually understood what I do on a daily basis and took the time to understand. The fact that mentally and physically I required a program of rehab with goals and hard work was something that he embraced and delivered. I would highly recommend his services to anyone in a similar position."
Chris, Multiple Ironman finisher & Ultra distance runner
“I worked with James for 5 years at Sale Sharks. James was always committed to helping me get my body right to perform! He is always very knowledgeable and hands on with treatment and gym exercises. He helped me massively through niggles and when I had my shoulder reconstruction. I always had full trust in his assessments and advice.”
AJ MacGinty, USA Rugby & Bristol Bears player
“James helped me get back to where I wanted to be physically as well as enabling me to understand my own strengths and weaknesses. Giving me the tools to progress and improve on various areas which has enabled me to eradicate certain strains and help me improve physically. James looked into various factors to injury and with his in-depth knowledge, professionalism and ‘keeping it simple’ approach it is easy to see why he gets the results”
Micheal Downes, Golfer
“Can’t thank James enough for his time and commitment getting me back onto the rugby field after a serious hamstring surgery. The hamstring along with other niggles I’ve had in the past have stayed in the past after working together. I highly recommend James - great guy and a brilliant physio.”
Byron McGuigan, Scotland Rugby & Sale Sharks player
“James has helped me return to play from two serious injuries: a ruptured Achilles tendon and more recently a patella tendon reconstruction. His dedication and experience have meant that I have had no reoccurring issues. He encourages gradual progression without risking re-injury to the area. He is always at the end of the phone if I need him!”
Jake Barron, Sale FC rugby player
“After a torn MCL and ACL, James helped me prehab my knee before surgery and rehab after it. He was great in understanding my goals from the start and he put in place a plan and timeline to make sure I achieved them. He was really clear in explaining what we were doing and why, during each phase of my recovery and this helped me to fully commit to the plan. He pushed me when I needed pushing and challenged me when I wasn’t keeping on top of my exercises. Because of all this the results were amazing, and I achieved my goals. He’d be the first person I contact if I need a physio in the future.”
Claude, Amateur footballer
“James kept my motorcycle road race championship alive, with a long-term back problem leaving me unable to compete, with two sessions in just one week he got the understanding of the problem and made sure I was able to compete. I ended up winning the next event! Fantastic job, couldn’t recommend him enough”
Mike, Superbike racer
“I want to say a huge thank you to James for his massive part in my ongoing recovery after a herniated disc. I suffered till the pain became a 10/10 then made an appointment with James who worked with me to manage the pain, gave me exercises to strengthen my core and glutes without aggravating the disc and referred me to a neurosurgeon who operated to free up the trapped nerve. James looked after my recovery after the surgery and I'm back in work and back slowly riding my bike which would have been impossible before. I would have been in a lot worse shape without his help and would thoroughly recommend him for any injury issues.”
Invicta is a gold standard physiotherapy service based in heart of Cheshire. Our practitioners have a wealth of experience in professional sports clubs and private practice, who specialise in the treatment of pain, musculoskeletal injuries, and rehabilitation that gets you back to your best. Our purpose is to make an elite level service of physiotherapy and performance delivery available to all patients; from Olympic level athletes or enthusiastic amateurs to those wanting to move with more freedom or live with less pain.
We go the extra mile for our patients, providing exceptional standards of clarity and detail in the management and recovery from injury. We treat pain starting with "why" addressing the cause whilst concurrently managing the symptoms. We use evidence based, systematic approaches to rehabilitation to provide a directed, patient centred journey that leads to return to play or work. We put your 'why' at the centre of "what" and "how" we make you better.
Meet James Collinge, our director and lead clinician. After completing an undergraduate degree in “Sport and Exercise Therapy”, he went on to complete two master’s degrees in “Physiotherapy” and “Strength and Conditioning”, creating broad foundations to his philosophies of assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation back to sport or activity. Over the last 10 years he has been fortunate enough to support many professional athletes from a variety of sports; from Rugby Union with England Sevens, England U20s and Sale Sharks; Rugby League with Leeds Rhinos and football with Leeds United Academy. Alongside working in elite sport, James has always maintained his commitments to private practice, regularly treating patients with recreational, occupational, and everyday life-stressors leading to injury. Get in contact with our team to see James in clinic!
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