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Every course of treatment starts with a 45-minute initial assessment to assess your symptoms, then recommend the right plan for you and begin 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. *Treatment price does not include specialist pelvic health physiotherapy appointments.

  • Non Members

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

    Initial Assessment - 45 minutes / Follow Up - 30 minutes

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a profession whose aim is to encourage and support the return to normal following illness, surgery, disease or trauma. It can be effective in the treatment of a range of muscle, joint and nerve conditions.

Physiotherapists use a wide range of techniques such as manual therapy and exercise prescription to maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease.

We provide comprehensive assessments and treatments tailored to your exact needs. Your physio will look at your medical history and carry out a thorough physical examination to determine the best course of action.

The physiotherapy team in Cheltenham can help you with:

  • Sports injuries and injury prevention
  • Back and neck pain
  • Musculoskeletal conditions, e.g. shoulder, hip and knee
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Vestibular conditions and headaches
  • Chronic pain
  • Exercise and conditioning plans
  • Sports injury rehabilitation and prevention
  • Manual therapy (mobilisations and manipulations)
  • Sports massage
  • Post operative management and rehabilitation
  • Ergonomic assessments
  • Podiatry

Appointment times

  • Appointments available: Monday to Friday from 08:00 - 18:00

How are Nuffield Health different to other physiotherapy clinics?

  • Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Gym members receive 20% discount off the cost of their physiotherapy treatment
  • Free gym trial available during your physiotherapy treatment
  • All our clinicians are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and are registered with the Health Professions Council
Jodie Breach National Physiotherapy Lead About

Jodie Breach

National Physiotherapy Lead

How can I help you improve your health?

Since graduating, I have worked in a variety of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal settings in initially NHS and then private sectors.

I developed a keen interest in foot and ankle problems since working with elite dance students at Elmhurst Ballet School where these injuries were common.

Since being at the Nuffield, I have therefore fostered a strong link with our foot and ankle consultants to facilitate the best possible care for our patients and enjoy developing the foot service with them further. I have post graduate training in lower limb biomechanics and orthotic provision to aid recovery if required.

I also have training in vestibular rehabilitation from completing "The Balance Course" at Southampton University. This is a specialist treatment for people suffering with vertigo and dizziness that is not offered by all physiotherapists.

As well as working clinically, I am also the National Physiotherapy Lead for Nuffield Health.  My role includes providing professional leadership for our physiotherapists and working with the wider Nuffield Health team to champion the impact that physiotherapy has.  I am to ensure that all our physiotherapists are able to provide the best possible care for all their patients.

My Qualifications

  • BSc Hons Physiotherapy
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Health Professions Council
  • Member of ACPIVR (Vestibular Rehabilitation Interest Group)
  • MClinRes
  • Chair of the Association of Foot and Ankle physiotherapists
Francesca Carpenter Integrated Clinical Services Manager About

Francesca Carpenter

Integrated Clinical Services Manager

How can I help you improve your health?

Since graduating from Cardiff University in 2010 I have worked across both the NHS and private sectors in England and New Zealand. Being a keen sportswoman myself, I understand the importance of rehabilitation post injury and injury prevention with a particular interest in sporting injuries, especially of the knee and ankle, developing rehabilitation programmes and helping patients achieve their goals.  More recently I have worked more within the inpatient orthopaedic setting, helping patients recover post-surgery and assist in discharge planning.

At Nuffield Health we are always looking to find ways we can go that extra mile for patients and develop the services we offer to make their healthcare experience the best it can be. In my managerial role I am proud to look after the Physiotherapy and Health Screening teams, supporting them to develop clinically and ensuring that across the two services we deliver the highest quality care for our patients.

My Qualifications

  • BSc Hons Physiotherapy
  • HCPC
  • Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapist Member
Hazel Eatwell Senior Physiotherapist and Pelvic Health Specialist About

Hazel Eatwell

Senior Physiotherapist and Pelvic Health Specialist

How can I help you improve your health?

Following graduation in 2008 with a 1st Class Honors degree, I chose to focus my career in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, as I enjoyed the challenge and variety it provided. I have been fortunate enough to work in a variety of settings including both NHS and private, and with various elite athletes including being part of the medical team at the London 2012 Olympic Beach Volleyball Tournament.

In addition to treating MSK patients , following return from having my son Wilfred I have also started to specialise in pelvic health Physiotherapy and work closely alongside Senior Women’s Health Physiotherapist Kate Mitchell, treating Women’s Health incontinence issues, pre and post pregnancy related pain and pelvic floor muscle retraining. 

I enjoy the rewards of seeing my patients achieve their goals through tailored and functional treatment approaches, and enjoy working as a member of our experienced team.

My working days are Tuesday and Thursdays.

My Qualifications

  • BSc Hons Physiotherapy
  • PG Dip Sports Massage
  • Pilates level 1
  • POGP Women’s Health Continence and Urinary Dysfunction
  • Pain in Pregnancy

My Professional Memberships

  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
Laura Hale Senior Physiotherapist About

Laura Hale

Senior Physiotherapist

How can I help you improve your health?

I graduated from the University of West of England BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy in 2008 and started my professional career in the NHS, completing rotations in all areas of physiotherapy. I then went onto specialise in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and hand therapy before I joined the Nuffield Health team full time.

I have undertaken postgraduate training in Acupuncture, Kinesiology taping, BAHT level 1, McKenzie A and B to name a few.

I have a very patient-orientated approach to treatment and utilise a variety of techniques in my practice including manual mobilisation, manipulation, soft tissue mobilisation, acupuncture and myofascial release and taping all to supplement exercise prescription/rehab.

I have a special interest in knees and I run all of our ACL rehab classes and work closely with our knee consultants here at the Nuffield.

I have a great sporting passion, especially rugby, and have worked for both amateur and semi-professional teams over the years, as well as playing rugby for 22 years myself!

My Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapists
  • Health Professions Council
  • Acupuncture Foundation Course/Member of the AACP
Matthew Piff Regional Physiotherapy Lead About

Matthew Piff

Regional Physiotherapy Lead

How can I help you improve your health?

Since graduating in 2006 I have worked across both NHS and Private sectors, specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. I have developed an interest in lower limb rehabilitation and spinal conditions.

I moved to Cheltenham Nuffield Health Hospital in December 2016, following physiotherapy management roles within Nuffield Health as part of the remote services team, Swindon Fitness and Wellbeing and Woking Hospital. I have managed the department at Cheltenham and in 2022 I moved into a regional role, support the delivery of safe and effective practice across a large region of physiotherapy sites within Nuffield Health

Alongside my regional role, I maintain a clinical case load of patients within our outpatients department.  I have completed a Masters in Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy at the University of Birmingham. Challenging me to develop as a clinician, developing my knowledge, clinical skills and critical thinking. Fulfilling my drive as a clinician to provide the best possible results for our clients.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and balance this with my passion for cycling and running.

My Qualifications

  • BSc Hons Physiotherapy
  • BSc Hons Sports Science
  • Member of the Health and Care Professions Council
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists
  • MSc Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy
  • Member of Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists
Kate Pilkington Outpatient Clinical Lead Physiotherapist About

Kate Pilkington

Outpatient Clinical Lead Physiotherapist

How can I help you improve your health?

Since graduating from Southampton University in 2005, I have worked extensively in both the NHS and the private sector, including a large teaching trust in Gloucestershire. I have since developed my interest in shoulder conditions and now work closely with our two shoulder consultants Mr Bigsby and Mr Peter.

I also work closely with the spinal consultants to assist clients recover from back surgery or injury. I completed my Pilates Instructor training with the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute (APPI) in 2009, which can help develop greater body awareness and prevent re-injury.  I have run various Pilates classes for 11 years and it has good evidence to support improvement of lower back pain, among other conditions.

I regularly use acupuncture and myofascial release techniques (releasing deep tissue tension) which therapies complement each other well. I also specialise in vestibular rehabilitation, which is the treatment of individuals who suffer from dizziness such as vertigo.

My treatment approach is very hands on and patient specific. I fully believe that in order to achieve your goals, understanding the condition and finding the right exercise programme for you is paramount.  I am keen to get to the root cause of the problem, not just treat symptoms alone.

Being a keen mountain biker and skier, I understand the importance enhancing performance and recovering from injury successfully.

Alongside the Integrated clinical services manager, I run the outpatient clinic, ensuring the physiotherapy team has up to date training and research to underpin our service.

My Qualifications

  • BSc Physiotherapy
  • APPI Pilates Instructor
  • Acupuncture Foundation Course
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Health Professions Council
  • Acupuncture Association for Chartered Physiotherapists
  • Member of ACPIVR (Vestibular Rehabilitation Interest Group)
Iestyn Rees Senior Physiotherapist About

Iestyn Rees

Senior Physiotherapist

How can I help you improve your health?

Prior to joining the Nuffield team in 2014, Iestyn worked within the local NHS Trust, where he specialised in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and has been working in this specialism since, treating a wide variety of patients. Iestyn has also led an ACL recovery programme and a gym-based reactivation programme for patients with chronic musculoskeletal conditions.

He was the lead Physiotherapist for patients with Rheumatological conditions and the Trust’s Hydrotherapy service.

Iestyn has worked with elite athletes as the lead physiotherapist for both the USA Eagles Under 17 Rugby Team and the England Colleges Under 19 Rugby Team.

He has a broad knowledge base of both sporting and non-sporting injuries; which allows him to develop appropriate and effective rehabilitation programs for all his patients.

My Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • McKenzie Spinal Assessment and Treatment Levels A and B

My Professional Memberships

  • Health and Care Professions Counil
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Emma Skidmore Senior Physiotherapist About

Emma Skidmore

Senior Physiotherapist

How can I help you improve your health?

I gained a wealth of experience after graduating from the University of the West of England through working for the local NHS hospital trust where I completed my core rotations in a range of clinical specialities. These included orthopaedics, stroke rehabilitation and respiratory before settling into my preferred specialist area of musculoskeletal outpatients. During this time I also developed an interest in sports injuries through working privately with various rugby teams both locally and abroad.

More recently I prefer lower limb rehabilitation and I have particular interest in helping patients with knee problems. I like to use a variety of treatment techniques and believe that the key to ensuring patients achieve their goals is by using a combination of hands on methods alongside a specifically tailored exercise programme. As well as musculoskeletal physiotherapy I am also trained in vestibular rehabilitation.

I have recently become a 'Long COVID Champion', mentoring staff to help patients suffering with long COVID symptoms.  This is a free Nuffield Health charitable service, set up over the course of the pandemic.

My Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • McKenzie trained

My Professional Memberships

  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Health Care Professional Council
Cheltenham Physiotherapist

Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, GL51 6SY


Opening times: Monday - Friday: 08:00–18:00