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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 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 can offer expertise in upper limb and hand rehabilitation, pain management programmes and post-surgical recovery. Many of our therapists are also trained in Pilates, Acupuncture and Joint Manipulation, carrying out thorough biomechanical assessments to enhance and optimize function.

We have strong links with many orthopaedic consultants and have an excellent track record in the rehabilitation of upper and lower limb sports injuries. In addition we can offer pre and post natal treatment and advice as well as vertigo and balance rehabilitation with our vestibular specialist.

Why choose Nuffield Health Devonshire Health & Racquets Club for your physiotherapy?

Our Devonshire Health & Racquets Club offers patients private physiotherapy rooms, as well as access to a fully equipped gym with high quality rehabilitation equipment and 2 exercise studios. 

We have a large team of physiotherapists with many years of experience and we are able to offer the high standards of care. Our facilities and knowledge of rehabilitation mean we are able to ensure our patients make a full recovery and a safe return to work, sports and hobbies.

How are Nuffield Health different to other physiotherapy clinics?

  • Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Gym members at Devonshire receive a 20% discount off their physiotherapy treatment
  • Free gym trial available during your physiotherapy treatment
  • All of our physiotherapists are members of HCPC (Health & Care Professions Council) and registered with the CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy)
  • We are also approved by most major private medical insurers.
Ruth Andrews Physiotherapy Manager / Physiotherapist About

Ruth Andrews

Physiotherapy Manager / Physiotherapist

How can I help you improve your health?

Ruth has worked at Nuffield Health in Plymouth since 2011 as a senior physiotherapist across both sites: Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital and Plymouth Fitness & Wellbeing Gym, treating both inpatients and outpatients and is responsible for the operational and clinical management of the service.

She qualified from The University of Liverpool in 2003 and initially started her career in the NHS before undertaking most of her work with the military. Ruth has worked in areas including musculoskeletal outpatients, trauma and orthopaedics, cardiorespiratory, paediatrics, hydrotherapy and rehabilitation. She now has particular interests in sport and musculoskeletal rehabilitation, women’s health, hand therapy, clinical pilates and acupuncture.

Ruth strives to ensure her patients gain a better understanding of the root cause of their problems, and to achieve the best possible outcome for all of her patients.

Outside of work, Ruth is a keen outdoors and sports women and continues service in the Army Reserves with the RAMC.

My Qualifications

  • BSc Hons Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registered
  • MCSP
  • Acupuncture registered with AACP
James Spear Physiotherapist About

James Spear


How can I help you improve your health?

James graduated with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy from the University of Plymouth in 2007, having also graduated with BSc (Hons) in Sports Science from the University of Glamorgan in 2004.

James joined the Nuffield Health team in October 2016. Prior to this he has been working in Liskeard and Callington specialising in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy for the NHS. He has also gained valuable experience in a specialised orthopaedic hospital, sports related physiotherapy and community physiotherapy dealing with neurological and respiratory conditions.

James shares his clinical time as a senior physiotherapist at Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital and Plymouth Fitness & Wellbeing Gym, treating both inpatients and outpatients.

James feels that the patient needs to understand what their problem is and how this can be rectified. He explains it in a way that the patient can relate to and then strives to improve that condition/pathology through specific muscular strengthening, rehabilitation and manual therapy. He tries to relate patient goals to function, and with a view to maximizing their performance for everyday living or sports specific performance.

My Qualifications

  • BSc Hons Physiotherapy
  • BSc Hons Sports Science
  • HCPC registered
  • MCSP
Devonshire Physiotherapist

10, Plymbridge Lane, Derriford, Plymouth, PL6 8BD

01752 237000

Opening times: Monday - Friday: 08:00–20:00