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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 - How it could help you

Nuffield Health's physiotherapy team in St Albans takes your health and wellbeing very seriously. No matter what your lifestyle, sport of choice, profession, age, we are dedicated to helping our clients reach their personal goals.

Not only do we use a variety of proven physiotherapy techniques but we provide patients with education and lifestyle advice, to help you become pain-free, fitter and therefore happier. We believe physiotherapy works best in the long term when we are able to empower patients to help themselves.

Our physiotherapists in St Albans are both experienced and highly qualified in assessing and managing a variety of physical conditions, including:

  • Sports injuries
  • Back and neck pain
  • Prenatal and postnatal ladies
  • Chronic pain
  • Musculoskeletal pain e.g. shoulder pain, hip pain, knee pain
  • Arthritis (osteoarthritis and rheumatoid)
  • Headaches
  • Vestibular conditions

Our St Albans facility is fitted with the latest equipment for use in diagnosis and treatment and we offer various therapies to match each individual's requirements:

  • Manual therapy
  • Electronic personal exercise programmes with demo videos (emailed to you)
  • Clinical pilates (Classes run by a chartered physiotherapist are coming soon)
  • Acupuncture
  • Ultrasound
  • Taping
  • Injury prevention
  • Tailored rehabilitation programmes with the option of working alongside a qualified personal trainer
  • Postural re-education
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy for pain and movement disorders
  • Sports rehabilitation
  • Post-operative management and rehabilitation
  • Biomechanics and gait analysis
  • Ergonomic assessment and advice

New facilities at our St Albans gym include:

  • New athletic zone including Skill Mills, Jacobs Ladder, Sparc Trainer, Power Mills, Power Sled, Concept 2 rowers, Ply Boxes
  • New free weights including Olympic lifting platforms, New Hammer Strength kit
  • New cardio area including Octanes, Power Mills, Striders
  • New functional accessories including Sqyre, Slamballs, Heavier KBs

At Nuffield Health St Albans Fitness & Wellbeing Gym we also run:

Clinic hours:

  • Monday: 08:00 - 21:00
  • Tuesday: 08:00 - 18:30
  • Wednesday: 08:00 - 21:00
  • Thursday: 08:00 - 18:30
  • Friday: 07:00 - 18:00

Appointments and booking:

  • We are also approved by most major private medical insurers.
  • To book an appointment please call 03450454845
  • Lines are open Monday to Friday 08:00 - 17:00 / Saturday 09:00 - 13:00

How is Nuffield Health different to other physiotherapy clinics?

  • Nuffield Health St Albans Fitness & Wellbeing Gym members receive a 20% discount off the cost of their treatment
  • Free gym trial available during your physiotherapy treatment
Jemmah Campbell Senior Physiotherapist About

Jemmah Campbell

Senior Physiotherapist

How can I help you improve your health?

Jemmah started working as a Physiotherapist in the NHS from 2014-2018 working with patients referred from both GP’s and Consultants to achieve their goals.

As a keen sportswomen Jem has also experienced injuries herself, so she can relate to her patients when they are unable to participate fully in their hobbies.

Jem’s passion lies in rehabilitation of sporting injuries and is keen to get patients back doing what they love.

My Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • Health Care Professions Council
  • CSP
  • Level 3 Personal Trainer
Katie Cronin Senior Physiotherapist About

Katie Cronin

Senior Physiotherapist

How can I help you improve your health?

Katie has a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy from Northumbria University in Newcastle. She worked in Newcastle hospitals in a range of departments including orthopaedic rehabilitation, medicine and musculoskeletal outpatients. She then moved home to London and worked in Bedfordshire specialising in a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions referred by GPs.

Katie’s passion lies in exercise rehabilitation. She enjoys strength training in the gym, practicing yoga and enjoys applying these concepts to rehabilitating her patients.

My Qualifications

  • Bsc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • CSP Membership
  • HCPC registered
  • Pilates matwork level 1&2
Karla Gardner Physiotherapy Team Lead About

Karla Gardner

Physiotherapy Team Lead

How can I help you improve your health?

Karla qualified in 2006 and she started her career in the NHS gaining a wide variety of experience in different clinical specialities before completing her masters in advanced MSK physiotherapy and moving into the private sector.

Karla particularly enjoys treating the spine and also has an interest in treating golf biomechanics and injuries, and has worked with professional golfers. She has also worked in rugby and enjoys rehabilitating sports injuries and lower limb issues.

More recently Karla has started treating women’s health patients including antenatal and postnatal ladies. Karla is qualified teacher in APPI Pilates and is a Mummy MOT practitioner

My Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • MSc Physiotherapy
  • Pilates instructor qualified (APPI)
  • Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP)
  • Health Care Professions Council
Ebrahim Hassanali Senior Physiotherapist About

Ebrahim Hassanali

Senior Physiotherapist

How can I help you improve your health?

Ebrahim has more than six years of experience in both the NHS and Private Sector. He is an enthusiastic and friendly individual, keen on getting patients better. Ebrahim has worked all over the UK, from clinics to hospitals, with patients referred both by GPs and consultants including pre- and post-surgery rehab.

Ebrahim has a special interest in the shoulder, complex and upper limb injuries. He uses a multitude of interventions to aide the road to recovery for his patients, including sports specific rehab, manual therapy, taping, acupuncture, electrotherapy and more.

My Qualifications

  • Bsc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registered
  • CSP Membership
  • Acupuncture Association for Chartered Physiotherapist
  • Level 3 personal Trainer
Clare Jenner Senior Physiotherapist About

Clare Jenner

Senior Physiotherapist

How can I help you improve your health?

Clare qualified in 1998 and worked for 6 years in the NHS, gaining a wide variety of experience in different clinical specialities. She travelled to Australia where she worked alongside world renowned specialists in low back pain and completed and published research investigating sitting postures. Since returning from Australia in 2004, Clare has worked privately in many specialists centres. For the last 11 years she has split her time between lecturing Physiotherapists at university and her clinical work.

Alongside the hours she does at Nuffield, Clare works at Bedfordshire University as the Undergraduate Physiotherapy Course Co-ordinator 

Clare is qualified teacher in APPI Pilates and enjoys managing long-standing pain conditions.

My Qualifications

  • BSc Physiotherapy
  • Healthcare Professions Council
  • CSP
  • MSc Manipulative Therapy
James Whatley Senior Physiotherapist About

James Whatley

Senior Physiotherapist

How can I help you improve your health?

James has vast NHS and private experience and started his career in the Midlands before moving to London in 2014. He is working as an extended scope practitioner in London treating complex patients who have been referred by their GP and may need further investigation, injection therapy or to be considered for surgery. His passion lies in the rehabilitation of sporting injuries with particular interest in shoulder; hip and lower back pain with Nuffield health giving him a great platform to treat a wide variety of patients.

James enjoys seeing patients meet their goals, reduce their pain levels and return to activities which previously may have been challenging.

My Qualifications

  • MSc Rehabilitation Science
  • BSc (Hons) Sports therapy
  • Acupuncture Association Chartered Physiotherapist
  • Health care Professions Council
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
St Albans Physiotherapy

Highfield Park Drive, St Albans, AL4 0AH


Opening times: Monday: 08:00–21:00;
Tuesday: 08:00–18:30;
Wednesday: 08:00–21:00;
Thursday: 08:00–19:30;
Friday: 07:00–18:00