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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

Why choose Nuffield Health Plymouth Fitness & Wellbeing Gym for your physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy at Nuffield Health in Plymouth provides unrivalled access to experienced, fully qualified and registered physiotherapists with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Health and Care Professions Council, who have a huge variety of skills and knowledge to help you with any condition, spread throughout the city for your benefit.

Our physiotherapist’s offer a high level of additional training, with specialist skills in the below. As a result we are able to treat a large variety of musculoskeletal, orthopaedic conditions and sports injuries.

  • Women’s health
  • Sports massage
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Exercise prescription
  • Acupuncture
  • Spinal manipulation and mobilisation
  • Gait and running analysis
  • Kinesio-taping
  • Clinical Pilates
  • Aqua therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Hands assessment and hands splinting
  • Ergonomic assessment.

We are located at 3 different sites, our fully equipped hospital site at Derriford, our Devonshire Health and Racquets Club adjacent to the hospital, as well as here at our city based Plymouth Fitness & Wellbeing Gym at Cattedown. This allows our patients from across the region access to state of the art facilities for your health and wellbeing, wherever you live!

The Plymouth Fitness & Wellbeing Gym at Cattedown is our other state of the art gym with full facilities located in the heart of the city. Our position allows us to provide convenience for town based patients and those who are located in east Plymouth and the South Hams. We are ideally situated in the Barbican Leisure Park with ample parking, making it very easy to access from the town centre and train station (1 mile away).

Our gym offers an excellent range of facilities, including a wide range of cardio equipment, resistance machines, free weights and many more. All of this is available for the physiotherapy team to utilise as part of your treatment or rehabilitation and help you achieve your goals!

This site also has an indoor pool for specific rehabilitation. Our physiotherapy team run classes of Clinical Pilates as well, which are a fantastic way of increasing core strength and stability, benefitting a wide range of different.

How are Nuffield Health different to other physiotherapy clinics?

  • Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Gym members in Plymouth get 20% off the cost of their physiotherapy treatment
  • Free gym trial available during your physiotherapy treatment
  • All our practitioners are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and are registered with the Health Professions Council
  • 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
Plymouth (Gym) Physiotherapy

Barbican Leisure Park, Barbican Approach, Coxside, Plymouth, PL4 0LG


Opening times: Monday - Friday: 08:00–19:30