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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

Did you know all Nuffield Health physiotherapists are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and are registered with the Health Professions Council.

Here in Chester, our physiotherapy team work closely with the comprehensive physiotherapy department at our neighbouring private hospital and have excellent links with local orthopaedic consultants both privately and within the NHS.

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 is effective in the treatment of a range of muscle, joint and nerve conditions.

How can physiotherapy help me?

Our expert physiotherapists use a combination of advice, education, exercise prescription and manual therapy to help people in a variety of ways:

  • Rapid diagnosis of injuries or pain conditions
  • Improved recovery from illness, injury or surgery
  • Better management of ongoing health conditions
  • Improved functional or sporting performance
  • Reduced risk of future illness, injury or disability.

Our physiotherapists offer expertise in a wide variety of different specialist areas including:

  • Pain or disorders affecting the spine (back and neck)
  • Shoulder and upper-limb rehabilitation
  • Hip, pelvis and lower limb rehabilitation (knee, ankle etc.)
  • Management of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid conditions
  • Persistent pain management programmes
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Running gait analysis
  • Injury prevention programmes for the upper and lower limb
  • Women's health physiotherapy.

All Nuffield Health physiotherapists in Chester are involved in regular training, auditing and professional development activities. This ensures that they can deliver the latest, evidence-based approaches and techniques to ensure you are getting the very best treatment available.

Gym members in Chester receive a 20% discount

  • Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Gym members in Chester receive a 20% discount off their physiotherapy treatment
  • Free gym trial available during your physiotherapy treatment
  • We are approved by most major private medical insurers
  • Clients can now book their initial 45 mins physiotherapy appointment online.
Kirsty Chalmers Physiotherapist About

Kirsty Chalmers


How can I help you improve your health?

Kirsty completed her physiotherapy training at the Queen Margaret University Edinburgh in 2003 and gained valuable experience within NHS hospital and GP settings before joining Nuffield Health in 2013. She has undertaken extensive post graduate training in areas including acupuncture, manual therapy and kinesiology taping.

She is experienced in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal problems including spinal and orthopaedic conditions, sports injuries, post-operative rehabilitation and persistent pain. She also has a degree in Sport Rehabilitation and has a particular interest in lower limb rehabilitation.

My Qualifications

  • MSc (pre-reg) Physiotherapy
  • MCSP
  • HPC registered
  • BMAS registered
Jane Doughton Physiotherapy Deputy Lead About

Jane Doughton

Physiotherapy Deputy Lead

How can I help you improve your health?

Jane qualified from Keele University in 1996 with BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy. Jane worked in NHS outpatient departments and orthopaedic ward settings in the UK and in private practices in Australia.

Jane works as a Physiotherapist at the Nuffield in Chester and has done for the last 16 years and has wide and varied experience. Jane completed a Post-graduate diploma in Manual therapy at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2004.

Jane has a keen interest in patients with head, neck and facial pain and also have experience with vestibular rehabilitation therapy. She works closely with the Local Breast surgeon and treats post-operative breast surgery patients.

Jane is a keen runner and coaches male artistic gymnastics.

My Qualifications

  • MCSP
  • SRP
  • BSc Hons Physiotherapy
  • HCPC and AACP registered
  • PG Dip Manual Therapy
Nina Flanigan Physiotherapist About

Nina Flanigan


How can I help you improve your health?

I specialise in musculoskeletal physiotherapy with a special interest in sports injury prevention and rehabilitation.

I have worked across different NHS sites in the UK, and at a private clinic at the University of Keele. I have also worked abroad at a private clinic in Iceland. Joining Nuffield Health 5 years ago at Aberdeen’s Fitness & Wellbeing Gym I moved to the Chester Fitness & Wellbeing Gym in Dec 2014.

I am fully trained in Acupuncture and alongside full-time work I am also studying for an MSc in Neuromuscularskeletal Physiotherapy.

Sports and fitness have always been an important part of my life. Before moving to Iceland I rowed competitively for Royal Chester Rowing Club for many years. I also enjoy racketball and keeping fit.

My Qualifications

  • BSc Physiotherapy
  • MCSP
  • HCPC reg
Amy Gregory-Cowx Physiotherapist About

Amy Gregory-Cowx


How can I help you improve your health?

Amy graduated as a physiotherapist from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2010. Prior to this, she gained a degree in Sports Rehabilitation from the University of Salford. She gained extensive experience in private practice, sports and hospital settings.

Amy joined Nuffield Health in 2017 as a Senior Musculoskeletal physiotherapist and is experienced in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions including spinal and sports injuries, orthopaedic conditions and post-operative rehabilitation.

Amy is also an APPI Pilates Instructor teaching regular classes here at Nuffield Chester Fitness and Wellbeing Centre.

Since having a young family, she developed an interest in pelvic health and embarked on increasing her knowledge and skills within this area. Amy’s particular area of clinical expertise lies in treating pelvic floor muscle dysfunction including symptoms of urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse and rehabilitation following pelvic floor surgery or hysterectomy. She also specialises in treating pregnancy-related back/pelvic pain.

To book an appointment with Amy, please call 01244 6843124 or 0345 0454845 and ask to book a female pelvic health assessment. Alternatively, you can book an appointment online using the link.

My Qualifications

  • BSc Hons Sports Rehabilitation
  • MSc (pre-registration) Physiotherapy
  • Clinical Pilates Instructor (APPI)
  • POGP Pelvic Health Physiotherapy: Female Urinary Dysfunction

My Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Member of Health and Care Professions Council
  • Member of Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy Group
  • Member of the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute
Jenny Hartley Physiotherapist About

Jenny Hartley


How can I help you improve your health?

Jenny graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2007 and started in her first post at the University Hospital Aintree NHS Trust later that year.

She gained a wide variety of experience over the 9 years working in the NHS, and as a senior physiotherapist developed a special interest in orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation, in particular total knee and total hip replacements. Jenny also enjoyed working in aquatic therapy in her post, using the properties of exercise in water to benefit the recovery of orthopaedic patients, and undertaking the Intermediate aquatic therapy Course in 2011.

Jenny joined the staff here at Nuffield Health in January 2016, undertaking some outpatient work, but mainly based as our inpatient Physiotherapist on our ward working with patients before and after surgery.

Outside of work, Jenny is a keen baker, making occasion cakes for friends and family and participating in local college courses to improve her techniques. She has also recently started running, undertaking her first ever 10k race this summer raising money for charity.

My Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • MSCP
  • HCPC Registered
Llywela Thomas Physiotherapist About

Llywela Thomas


How can I help you improve your health?

Llywela graduated from the University of Wales Cardiff 1978 and since qualifying she has worked in both the NHS and Private sectors in South Wales, North wales and the North West.

She has worked in most aspects of physiotherapy over the years and has worked for Nuffield Health for 21 years, mainly on the ward.

Llywela also works in the NHS with rehabilitation and neurological in and outpatients and her main interest is in elective orthopaedic.

My Qualifications

  • Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • MCSP
  • HCPC
Chester (Gym) Physiotherapy

Wrexham Road, Chester, CH4 7QP


Opening times: Monday: 11:30–20:00;
Friday: 07:30–16:00