Book an appointment 03450454845


Your initial 45-minute appointment involves an assessment and treatment. We assess your pain and symptoms to determine the cause of these symptoms, then recommend a treatment plan for you and begin this treatment. Follow-up appointments are 30 minutes. Your physiotherapist will advise how many appointments you will need but you can stop treatment at any time.

  • Non Member

    Initial Assessment - 45 minutes / Follow Up - 30 minutes
  • Members

    Initial Assessment - 45 minutes / Follow Up - 30 minutes

Why choose Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital for your physiotherapy? 

Brentwood Nuffield Hospital is located just 5 mins from the A12 and close to the M25 which allows easy access.

At Brentwood we have a very experienced team of physiotherapists who can assist with any pain/injuries you may be suffering from; specialist interests within the team means that you will be able to speak with someone who fully understands your condition.

We are based within the hospital so we have strong relationships with the consultants working here, who also cover the Romford, Basildon, Chelmsford, Thurrock areas.

We have specialist therapists working in Hand Therapy and Women’s/Men’s Health so we can provide this additional service; alongside physiotherapists with extensive experience in Breast Cancer and Breast Reconstructive surgery.

We are able to offer services to both adults and children from the age of 6 with musculoskeletal problems. We do have a physiotherapist with a specialist interest in Paediatrics. 


  • 4 dedicated treatment areas 
  • Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Gym 
  • Physiotherapists specialising in Pilates/Yoga
  • Physiotherapists offering Acupuncture 
  • Free On-site parking for patients.

You can call the central booking team to arrange an appointment on 0345 045 4845 or call Brentwood Physiotherapy directly on 01277 695615. You can also book online!

If you are unsure about whether physiotherapy is for you please do call the department and one of the team will be happy to discuss further. 

All the physiotherapists that work at the Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and registered with the Health Professions Council.

How are Nuffield Health different to other physiotherapy clinics in Essex?

  • Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Gym members receive a 20% discount off their physiotherapy treatment
  • Free gym trial available during your physiotherapy treatment
  • Post-surgery rehabilitation available through our exclusive recovery plus programme for a range of eligible treatments.
Colette Barber Physiotherapist About

Colette Barber


How can I help you improve your health?

As a physiotherapist, Colette believes its very important to carefully question her patients and really listen, to set and work on goals that are important to them and after a thorough assessment to rehabilitate in a positive way.

Having gained experience in the NHS, private sectors and Australia she employs different techniques for different people including; hands-on techniques, re-assurance and relaxation and exercise including Pilates, Yoga and strength training to compliment patients goals and ability and to get them back to function.

All physiotherapists work closely with our surgeons in Brentwood and can also effectively deliver post-operative patient care. 

Colette works using evidence based practise, to make sure she clinically reasons her practise and ensures her treatments are effective for each person.

My Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • APPI qualified Pilates Instructor.
Alexandra Chambers Physiotherapist About

Alexandra Chambers


How can I help you improve your health?

Alex qualified in 2002 and achieved many years of NHS experience, before settling into the private sector. She started working at the Nuffield Health in 2006 to develop her skills as a senior musculoskeletal physiotherapist. Alex is APPI pilates trained and his has ante/post natal qualifications.

Alex has a special interest working with sports and paediatrics.

My Qualifications

  • Bsc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • HPC Reg
  • APPI Pilates instructor.
Laura Dobson Physiotherapist About

Laura Dobson


How can I help you improve your health?

After qualifying in 2004, Laura gained experience in a wide variety of areas and settings within the NHS and private sector over seven years, in both junior and senior roles.

She started working in the Nuffield Health in 2011 and uses her expansive experience and a variety of tools to help adults and children with musculoskeletal, neurological and orthopaedic problems achieve their goals. She works in both outpatients and inpatients.

She also has Pilates (APPI Matwork 1 and 2), Ante and Post Natal (Fit Back and Bumps) and Breast cancer rehabilitation (Pink Ribbon) qualifications.

Working as one of our advanced level physiotherapists at Nuffield Health Suzy uses her extended skills in triage, imaging and onward referral to other health care professions/consultants to guide the patient’s pathway.

My Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • Pilates (APPI Matwork 1 and 2
  • Breast cancer rehabilitation (Pink Ribbon) qualifications.
Amy Farndell Physiotherapist About

Amy Farndell


How can I help you improve your health?

Amy qualified in 2003, working within the NHS for the initial five years of her career gaining a comprehensive grounding in physiotherapy and moving into a senior role.

She has since worked within the private sector in hospital, gym and clinic settings, as well as working within amateur sport for several years. Her speciality is within the MSK outpatient setting, particularly spinal pain. 

She has previously worked for Nuffield Health as an advanced level practitioner before moving into the management role at our Brentwood Hospital.

My Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • HCPC
  • CSP
  • Member BMAS (Acupuncture).
Linda Griffin Men's and Women's Health Physiotherapist About

Linda Griffin

Men's and Women's Health Physiotherapist

How can I help you improve your health?

Since qualifying in 2003, Linda has worked within the NHS, initially as a junior rotational post. This enabled her to consolidate her knowledge and then develop a breath of experience treating both acute and chronic conditions. It was during this period Linda had the opportunity to rotate into women’s health.

Having worked as a night sister on a busy gynaecology/surgical ward since 1994, it was a great opportunity for Linda to combine experience gained from both of her professions. It has and always will be an area she has a special interest and passion for.

Currently Linda works as the clinical lead therapist in women’s health Physiotherapy department in Southend Hospital, she has been in post there since 2005

Linda has completed her ACPWH Ano-retcal and vaginal assessment and management course. Completion of a Manual pelvic floor therapy course has provided her with an array of treatment options for those with chronic pelvic/vulvar pain. She has also completed matwork 1+2 APPI course and uses this regularly within her practice.

Linda joined Nuffield Health in 2011 and has been given the opportunity to develop this service, which now offers assessment and management of bladder and bowel dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic pain to men and women. She also offers ante and post natal care.

For an appointment with Linda please call Nuffield Brentwood directly on 01277 695615

My Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • HCPC
  • CSP, Manual pelvic floor therapy
  • Non-medical prescriber, RGN.
Robin Higginson Physiotherapist About

Robin Higginson


How can I help you improve your health?

Robin qualified from UEL in 2006 with a 1st class degree in BSc Physiotherapy, after which he pursued employment in the NHS, becoming MSK team lead and furthering his career with Nuffield Health. Alongside this, he established a successful local private clinic.

Robin has treated a variety of acute and long term musculoskeletal problems in a mix of ages and backgrounds. He has also provided occupational and onsite physiotherapy with several large national companies.

He completed his MSc degree in 2015, and currently works for Nuffield Health as an advanced level physiotherapist. His interest lies around all musculoskeletal conditions, particularly persistent pain.

Outside of work he is a husband and father, and enjoys a variety of active pursuits including running around after his children.

My Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • MSc Advanced MSK Physiotherapy
Jesse Holloway Physiotherapist About

Jesse Holloway


How can I help you improve your health?

Jesse qualified in 2000 and formed a solid knowledge base by completing all the available rotational options as a junior physiotherapist and then senior posts in paediatrics, outpatients and orthopaedics at Southend General Hospital.

Since staring work for Nuffield Health, his skills in musculoskeletal outpatients and orthopaedics have grown in close conjunction with local consultants. He has a wealth of experience treating a range of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, including paediatrics and in all aspects of inpatient care.

With a sporting background, Jesse has experience in treating a range of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, maximising rehabilitation in a way that clients understand.

My Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • Acupuncturist trained with AACP.
Pat Hounsell Hand Therapist About

Pat Hounsell

Hand Therapist

How can I help you improve your health?

My name is Pat Hounsell and I am the Hand Therapist based at the Nuffield Brentwood Hospital. I have over 18 years of experience assessing and treating both Orthopaedic and Rheumatology patients with any hand related conditions.

I treat Orthopaedic patients post trauma – (wrist, finger, thumb and hand fractures, joint dislocations, tendon injuries, soft tissue injuries and nerve palsies).  Patients who have undergone elective surgery (Orthopaedic and Plastics) – (nerve decompressions, all types of Dupuytren’s release, thumb arthritis surgery, all joint replacements/fusions, trigger finger.

I also assess and treat Rheumatology patients with all types of arthritis that result in stiffness, poor and painful range, weakness and reduced function.

I can offer bespoke splinting for any condition; wound and scar management post-surgery/injury; exercises to increase range, strength and function, swelling management, desensitisation, education, joint protection and use of wax for treatment for pain and stiffness.

For an appointment with Pat please call Nuffield Brentwood directly on 01277 695615.

Steven Jay Physiotherapist About

Steven Jay


How can I help you improve your health?

Following consecutive serious knee injuries during a year as a professional rugby player with Harlequins, Steve completed a BSc (Hons) in physiotherapy at Brunel University in 2009. 

Steve has previously worked as a senior physiotherapist for NELFT in the NHS, and has a keen interest in cognitive functional therapy (CFT), with a particular interest in the assessment and treatment of persistent low back pain disorders.

Steve has attended a variety of post graduate courses and is soon to commence a MSc in Neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy.

My Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • HCPC
  • CSP
Louise Panteli Physiotherapist About

Louise Panteli


How can I help you improve your health?

During her physiotherapy career Louise has predominantly worked within the private sector. Here she has developed an avid interest in the use of clinical pilates in the management of injury and have completed APPI Matwork levels 1 and 3.

She has previous experience working within semi-professional football and currently supports young talented athletes and swimmers towards achieving international success.

Such experience has helped her to develop a breadth of knowledge in the treatment and rehabilitation of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries in adult and paediatric patients.

My Qualifications

  • Sports Therapy BSc (Hons)
  • Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) MSc
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP)
  • Registered Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC reg).
Suzy Smith Physiotherapist About

Suzy Smith


How can I help you improve your health?

Suzy has many years of experience in the NHS and private hospital setting and has worked within musculoskeletal medicine for most of her career.

She has experience assessing and treating sporting injuries, non-sporting injuries, spinal care, and orthopaedic rehabilitation among others. She is a fully qualified APPI pilates instructor and has trained in acupuncture.

Working as one of our advanced level physiotherapists at Nuffield Health Suzy uses her extended skills in triage, imaging and onward referral to other health care professions/consultants to guide the patient’s pathway.

My Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • HPC Reg
  • AACP Acupuncture trained
  • Diploma in Society of Orthopaedic Medicine
  • APPI Pilates Trained.

Opening times: Monday - Thursday: 07:30–19:30;
Friday: 07:30–16:00

Brentwood Physiotherapist

Shenfield Road, Brentwood, CM15 8EH


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