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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

Physiotherapy in Ipswich - how can it help you?

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 at Nuffield Health Ipswich Hospital 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.

We use scientifically evidence-based treatments for:

  • Musculoskeletal problems - back and neck pain, upper and lower limb injuries and pain
  • Running and gait problems
  • Temporomandibular ( jaw) joint problems
  • Vestibular / balance problems from the inner ear
  • Headaches and migraine
  • Orthopaedics - post-surgery and rehabilitation
  • Women’s health and Incontinence problems for both men and women
  • Pain management
  • Hand therapy - injuries / post-surgery, including bespoke splinting

We have many different types of treatment that we can offer:

  • Manual therapy - joint and soft tissue manipulations
  • Exercise prescription - to mobilise, stretch and strengthen
  • Postural and ergonomic advice
  • Orthotic prescription and biomechanical review using treadmill video analysis
  • Pilates - one-to-one consultations and personalised programmes
  • Taping
  • Electrotherapy
  • Graded rehabilitation to return to sport/activities
  • Mummy MOT.

How are Nuffield Health Ipswich Hospital different to other Physiotherapy clinics?

  • Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Gym Members receive a 20% discount off their physiotherapy treatment.
  • Free gym trial available during your physiotherapy treatment - our nearest Nuffield Health gyms are in Chelmsford and Norwich.
Teodora Aysakova Physiotherapist About

Teodora Aysakova


How can I help you improve your health?

Teodora graduated from UCL in 2004 and worked across private health care settings including The New Victoria hospital in London, sports injury clinics and in occupational health. During this time, she gained invaluable experience treating a range of musculoskeletal injuries including acute and chronic back pain, whiplash injuries and scoliosis. Teodora has a background in Sports massage and Pilates which she likes to incorporate in her treatment regime, and has a particular interest in spinal rehabilitation and women’s health. Teodora is a trained specialist in The Mummy MOT, a specialist post-natal assessment recommended for all women following delivery – from 6 weeks to many years later - to assess the strength and function of the tummy and pelvic floor muscles to help prevent long-term childbirth related complaints such as incontinence and low back pain.

Teodora has now worked for Nuffield Health for over four years in her current role as a Senior Physiotherapist.  

Teodora says,” I’m passionate about exercise and living a healthy lifestyle. We are responsible for our own health and if we keep active we’ll stay healthy. I enjoy walking, cycling, swimming and playing with my children." 

My Qualifications

  • BSc Physiotherapy, University of Rijeka, Croatia, and University College London
  • Diploma in Sports Massage
  • Diploma in Spinal Manual Therapy
  • Qualified Stott Pilates instructor and APPI level 1
  • Foundation in Women's Health Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registered
  • Mummy MOT Certified Practitioner
  • Pilates APPI level 2

My Professional Memberships

  • The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Gabriel Gathercole Senior Physiotherapist About

Gabriel Gathercole

Senior Physiotherapist

How can I help you improve your health?

Gabe joined Nuffield Health in late 2021. He started his physiotherapy career working within the NHS; first in his native Scotland where he completed his inpatient rotations while caring for critically ill patients at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. He later worked within a busy musculoskeletal out-patient department in East London, where he was mentored by some of the best specialists in the country.
His main areas of interest are orthopaedic and musculoskeletal physiotherapy and enjoys using his knowledge and creativity to assess and treat each person as an individual. He believes that everyone should be as informed as possible about their injury or surgery so that they feel empowered to take ownership of their rehabilitation.
Prior to becoming a physiotherapist he served for 10 years as a British Army combat medic and physical training instructor, supporting airborne operations around the world. He 
currently lives in Colchester with his wife and two dogs Rollo and Luna. 

My Qualifications

  • BSc. (Hons) Physiotherapy – 1st Class
  • Level 4 Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Level 3 Mat-Based Pilates Instructor

My Professional Memberships

  • The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Health Care Professions Council
Kristof Godzinski Physiotherapist About

Kristof Godzinski


How can I help you improve your health?

Kristof graduated in 2003 in Poland and during his physiotherapy career he has worked within the NHS and private sector and has extensive experience in managing patients with various musculoskeletal problems including the management of scoliosis. Kristof has a particular interest in foot biomechanics and shoulder rehabilitation.  

Kristoff says, "I am passionate about continuing my professional development and ever expanding my skill set as a physiotherapist. I am an active person who engages in an array of sports including handball, swimming, cycling and skiing which helps  me to identify with patients with acute injuries and help them to return to full fitness".

My Qualifications

  • BSc Hons Physiotherapy, Society of Orthopaedic Medicine Extensive training in non-surgical treatment of idiopathic scoliosis
  • HCPC Registered

My Professional Memberships

  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Society of Orthopaedic Medicine
Matthew McDermott Integrated Clinical Services Manager About

Matthew McDermott

Integrated Clinical Services Manager

How can I help you improve your health?

Since graduating from his Master’s degree, Matt has spent the majority of his career progressing though senior roles in some of London’s top NHS teaching hospitals including: the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London Hospital, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and most recently as spinal team lead at the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust.

Alongside his current role Matt also works as a casual physiotherapist at Tottenham Hotspur F.C academy as well as delivering lectures at the University of Essex and King’s College London.

Matt says, “I try to keep active in my spare time and enjoy running, football and martial arts. I have aspirations to travel the world with my family and explore different cultures. I pride myself in utilising the most up to date research to provide the best, bespoke care for my patients. I have a particular interest in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal and knee related conditions."

My Qualifications

  • HCPC registered
  • MSc Applied Orthopaedic Radiology (Single Module)
  • MSc Physiotherapy
  • BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy, Health and Fitness
  • FA Intermediate Trauma and Medical Management in Football
  • FIFA Sports Medicine Diploma

My Professional Memberships

  • The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Health Care Professions Council
  • Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Exercise and Medicine
Claire Race Physiotherapist About

Claire Race


How can I help you improve your health?

Claire started her Physio career in the NHS gaining experience in general surgery, orthopaedics, general medicine and musculoskeletal areas. For over 30 years Claire has worked in orthopaedics and neuromusculoskeletal out patients in private practice, gaining extensive experience in spinal, joint, muscle and nerve conditions in the UK and New Zealand.

Having completed the BAHT Level 1, hand therapy is now a special part of Claire's work, treating both surgical and non -surgical patients.

Claire says, "I am proud to say I have now worked for Nuffield Health for over 17 years, the past 11 years combining clinical musculoskeletal work and management roles. I believe we all need to keep active to keep healthy and I enjoy long distance walking, singing and a busy family life".

My Qualifications

  • Polytechnic Associateship in Physiotherapy Sheffield
  • Hand Therapist qualified British Association of Hand Therapists Level 1
  • Acupuncture Foundation Course
  • HCPC registered

My Professional Memberships

  • The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Ipswich Physiotherapy

Foxhall Road, Ipswich, IP4 5SW


Opening times: Monday - Thursday: 08:00–19:00;
Friday: 08:00–18:00;
Lines open Monday to Friday 8:00-20:00 & Saturday 9:00-13:00