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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 Member

    Initial Assessment - 45 minutes / Follow Up - 30 minutes
  • Members

    Initial Assessment - 45 minutes / Follow Up - 30 minutes

Physiotherapy - Could it help you?

Nuffield Health's physiotherapy team in Taunton take your health and and wellbeing very seriously. No matter what your lifestyle, age or goals, we are dedicated to helping you get back to your physical best, whilst providing education and lifestyle advice.

Being located within a hospital means our physiotherapists have close links with expert consultants and treat a lot of patients who have undergone orthopaedic surgery with us, like knee and hip replacements. A patient's aftercare is included in the 'one-off' fee, meaning you can take advantage of our on-site expertise to encourage a full and thorough recovery.

We also see patients just wanting independent treatment, whether you have private medical insurance or are choosing to 'self-pay'. If you are suffering pain and discomfort physiotherapy treatment could help.

Book your initial 45 minute appointment online today and take the first step to a healthier, happier you.

Our physiotherapists in Taunton are highly qualified and experienced in assessing and managing a wide variety of conditions, including:

  • Women’ health issues e.g. pre and post-natal treatment, urinary incontinence, pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy, Mummy MOT (Jo Dafforn)
  • Chronic pain
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Musculoskeletal conditions, e.g. shoulder, knee, ankle, SIJ dysfunction
  • Sports injuries and injury prevention
  • Back / neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Headaches
  • Tendonopathies
  • Upper limb problems e.g. tennis elbow.

At the Taunton physiotherapy department we offer the following treatments:

  • Sports injury rehabilitation
  • Sports massage
  • Post operative management and rehabilitation
  • Manual therapy
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Acupuncture for pain and musculoskeletal injuries
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Exercises for urinary incontinence
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Cortisone (steroid) Injections
  • Mummy MOT

All our physiotherapists are professionally qualified and registered

All members of the Nuffield Heath physiotherapy team are proud members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and are registered with the Health Professions Council. So you can relax in the knowledge you're in the hands of the physio experts.

Why use Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital for your physiotherapy?

  • Nuffield Health gym members receive a 20% discount off the cost of treatment
  • Free gym trial available during your physiotherapy treatment
  • We are approved by most major private medical insurers
  • Clients can now book their initial 45 min appointment online.
Marcus Bill Senior Physiotherapist About

Marcus Bill

Senior Physiotherapist

How can I help you improve your health?

Marcus believes that an understanding of both the injury and the context of a patients problem is the key to successful resolution of musculo-skeletal complaints. By working with and listening carefully to his patients in relation to their conditions he involves his patients in the awareness and management of the various factors that can aid their recovery.

To compliment his approach Marcus utilises various modalities and manual therapy skills.

My Qualifications

  • Graduate Diploma Physiotherapy
  • BSc Hons Degree Physiology
  • MSc Contemporary Practice Injection Therapy
  • Advanced Gait Analysis (European Society for the Motion Analysis)
  • DSE workplace assessment
Jo Dafforn Specialist Physiotherapist in Pelvic Health About

Jo Dafforn

Specialist Physiotherapist in Pelvic Health

How can I help you improve your health?

Jo is the National Lead for Pelvic Health Physiotherapy for Nuffield Health. 

Graduating from Southampton University in 1997 with an honours degree in Physiotherapy - she soon specialised in Pelvic Health. She gained a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation - focused on pregnancy related pain and continence care (in both men/women). 
Jo joined Nuffield Health in 2014, prior to this she was the Clinical Specialist in Women's Health at Imperial College Healthcare in central London.

Jo's particular area of clinical expertise lies in treating pelvic floor muscle dysfunction including symptoms of vaginal prolapse, bladder and bowel weakness. She also specialises in treating pregnancy related back/pelvic pain and male bladder/bowel weakness. Jo is also fully trained to deliver acupuncture and can use this alongside any of her treatments. She also treats orthopaedic inpatients at the hospital. 

Jo is passionate about making a difference to people’s lives by restoring their pelvic health and helping them return to a full, active lifestyle. Sessions are provided in a comfortable, relaxed environment, and with a reassuring, honest and open approach to your physiotherapy treatment and care.

Jo also performs the Mummy MOT, a specialized post-natal assessment recommended for all women following delivery – from 6 weeks to many years later. In the Mummy MOT Jo assesses the strength and function of the tummy and pelvic floor muscles to help prevent long-term childbirth-related complaints such as incontinence, low back pain and ‘mummy tummy’. 

To book an appointment - please call 01823 250608.

My Qualifications

  • BSc Hons Physiotherapy
  • MSc in Rehabilitation (Obstetrics & Continence)
  • Acupuncture - Foundation Level & Pregnancy trained
  • Clinical Pilates Matwork Level 1 (APPI)
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Member of Health and Care Professions Council
  • Member of Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP) Group
Mehmet Gem Physiotherapist Manager / Advanced Level Physiotherapist About

Mehmet Gem

Physiotherapist Manager / Advanced Level Physiotherapist

How can I help you improve your health?

Mehmet graduated with a BSc (hons) in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Hertfordshire in 2007 and went onto complete a (Pre-Reg) Masters in Physiotherapy at The University of Essex soon after.

Since then Mehmet has worked as the first team physiotherapist for AFC Sudbury, Barking RFC, Tabard RFC (Women’s and Youth teams), and worked closely with the elite level youth rugby and football players as the physiotherapist at the West Suffolk Sports Academy and for Essex U16 RFC. Over the last eight years Mehmet has specialized in MSK Physiotherapy, and also as a role within the Advanced Level Physiotherapist Service at Nuffield Health.

With a strong interest in sports rehabilitation and weight training, Mehmet has also developed a clinical interest in Hip injuries, in particular FAI Syndrome. He is currently studying for his Masters in Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy at the University of Hertfordshire and soon to complete his post graduate qualification in Injection therapy.

Mehmet has a strong belief in using evidence based practice to direct his treatment approaches and feels that empowering patients with the tools to prevent injuries from reoccurring is imperative.

My Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) MSc
  • MCSP
  • HCPC
Charlotte Lewis Senior Physiotherapist About

Charlotte Lewis

Senior Physiotherapist

How can I help you improve your health?

Charlotte graduated with a BSc (hons) in Physiotherapy from Cardiff University in 2013. Since then Charlotte has worked with elite athletes at Hockey Wales and Cardiff City Football Club. Charlotte has now specialised as a Senior Physiotherapist in Musculoskeletal Outpatients.

With a strong interest in sports and high level rehabilitation, Charlotte is passionate about return to sport and activity from grass roots to elite level. Charlotte works out of both Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital and Taunton Fitness & Well-being Centre, giving patients an opportunity to improve their advanced rehabilitation prior to return to sport.

Charlotte believes that both manual techniques and working alongside a patient to create strong, measurable injury management plans assists in speeding up recovery times and return to normal activities.

She is also trained in shockwave treatment and can provide courses of acupuncture where applicable.

My Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
  • Member of the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC)
  • Member of Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP)
Jack Preston Senior Physiotherapist About

Jack Preston

Senior Physiotherapist

How can I help you improve your health?

Jack graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy from Northumbria University Newcastle in 2014. Following this, he started his physiotherapy career with Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, where he was for 6 years, becoming a Specialist MSK Senior Physiotherapist in 2017. He joined the Nuffield Health team in Taunton in early 2021. 

Jack has a strong sporting background in rugby, having represented his university 1st team and county, plus being a physiotherapist for a North East rugby club. He has a passion for sports rehabilitation, strength and conditioning training, and promoting a person’s return to their optimal level of performance. 

His practice is guided through utilising up-to-date evidence bases and his own knowledge of exercise physiology and training principles. Jack relishes the opportunity to apply this to the rehabilitation process, guiding a person to their desired standard of activity. 

Jack believes in person-centred therapy, where he listens to the individual needs and motivations of each person. He has an educate-and-empower approach, with a view to enabling people to confidently drive towards the goals they aspire to. 

My Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • MCSP
Fiona Stacey Physiotherapy Assistant About

Fiona Stacey

Physiotherapy Assistant
Jodie Woods Physiotherapy Assistant About

Jodie Woods

Physiotherapy Assistant
Taunton (Hospital) Physiotherapy

Staplegrove Elm, Taunton, TA2 6AN


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