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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 (1-2-1 or classes are run by a chartered physiotherapist on Wednesdays 09:15 and Fridays 13.00)
  • 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 - 19:30
  • Tuesday: 08:00 - 18:30
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 08:00 - 20:00
  • Friday: 07:00 - 18:00

Pricing, appointments and booking:

  • Initial assessment: £65 non-member / £52 member (45 minutes)
  • Follow up appointment: £40 non-member / £32 member (30 minutes)
  • 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
Claire Brennan Physiotherapist About

Claire Brennan


How can I help you improve your health?

Claire initially qualified as a Sports Therapist in 2007 and used her education to lecture on Sport and Exercise BTECs and A-level programmes as well as treating and rehabilitating rugby injuries on and off the pitch.

She later graduated from University of Hertfordshire, in 2013, with a 1st Class honours degree. Claire followed her passion for Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in the NHS, by rotating specifically within musculoskeletal outpatient departments.

She gained a promotion to a Senior Physiotherapist in 2015, before heading to the Austrian Alps to work as a mobile private physiotherapist during ski seasons.

Claire has always been a sports and fitness enthusiast, having played both team and individual sports to county level. This reflects well in her practice, as she can apply her knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics to sports injury and treatment, across a variety of sporting fields.

My Qualifications

  • BSc Sports Therapy
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Science
  • BSc Physiotherapy
  • APPI Pilates
  • Healthcare Professions Council
Karla Gardner Physiotherapist About

Karla Gardner


How can I help you improve your health?

Karla worked for five years in the NHS gaining a wide variety of experience in different clinical specialities before moving into the private sector. Karla also used to work for a rugby club and particularly enjoys treating the spine; she also has an interest in golf biomechanics and injuries and has worked with professional golfers.

My Qualifications

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

James Whatley


How can I help you improve your health?

James has a BSc honours degree in sports therapy and subsequently studied at the University of Brighton were he gained a masters level degree in Physiotherapy. James is also currently studying modules at the University of Herefordshire towards a post-registration diploma.

Between 2013- 2017 James predominantly worked in the NHS in musculoskeletal physiotherapy outpatient departments and between 2014-2017 as a senior musculoskeletal physiotherapist. This involved seeing patients referred via their GP practice with a wide range of expectations, needs and medical conditions. Additionally, James has worked privately in North London treating a varied caseload involving orthopaedic/ occupational health clients.

James’s passion lies in the rehabilitation of sporting injuries with a further interest in pain science. He has an individualised approach to his assessment and management of his patients empowering them to meet their goals.

My Qualifications

  • MSc Rehabilitation Science
  • BSc (Hons) Sports therapy
  • Acupuncture Association Chartered Physiotherapist
  • Health care Professions Council
Mikaela Wilmot Physiotherapist About

Mikaela Wilmot


How can I help you improve your health?

Mikaela qualified in 2010 from Keele University with a BSc (Hons) 1st class honours in Physiotherapy. She joined Nuffield Health in February 2014, and moved to St Albans Nuffield Health in February 2015. She has gained post-graduate training in acupuncture (Dry needling), clinical pilates and taping techniques.

Mikaela completed her pilates teaching qualification in September 2012 and has continued to complete courses in pre-natal pilates, pilates for skiers and pilates with small equipment.

Clinically, Mikaela specialises in winter sports injuries having worked closely with both able-bodied and para winter sports teams. She also has an interest in pregnancy related pain, post -operative rehabilitation and other sporting injuries.

My Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP)
  • Health Care Professions Council
  • Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP)

Opening times: Monday: 08:00–19:30;
Tuesday: 08:00–18:30;
Wednesday: Closed–;
Thursday: 08:00–20:00;
Friday: 07:00–18:00

St Albans Physiotherapist

Highfield Park Drive, St Albans, AL4 0AH


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