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Every course of treatment starts with a 45-minute initial assessment to assess your symptoms, then recommend the right plan for you and begin 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. *Treatment price does not include specialist pelvic health physiotherapy appointments.

  • Non Members

    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:

  • Chronic pain
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Musculoskeletal conditions, e.g. shoulder, knee, ankle, SIJ dysfunction
  • Sports injuries and injury prevention
  • Back / neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Headaches
  • Tendinopathies
  • Upper limb problems e.g. tennis elbow
  • Women's Pelvic Health Physiotherapy (with Jo Dafforn)*
  • Men's Pelvic Health Physiotherapy (with Jo Dafforn)*

*Pricing for pelvic health physiotherapy:
Initial assessment: £85 non-members / £68 members (60 minutes)
Follow-up appointment: £60 non-Nuffield gym member / £48 member (30 minutes)

Please call 01823 250608 or 0345 045 4845 to book and ask for a pelvic health physiotherapy appointment.

At the Taunton physiotherapy department we offer the following treatments:

  • Sports injury rehabilitation
  • Sports massage
  • Post-operative management and rehabilitation
  • Manual therapy
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Exercises for urinary incontinence
  • Shockwave therapy
  • 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 Physiotherapy Manager About

Marcus Bill

Physiotherapy Manager

How can I help you improve your health?

Marcus believes that an understanding of both the injury and the context of a patient's problem is the key to the successful resolution of musculoskeletal 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
Karla Howe Senior Physiotherapist About

Karla Howe

Senior Physiotherapist

How can I help you improve your health?

Karla graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy from Cardiff University. She began her physiotherapy career with Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, where she gained skills in a number of areas within physiotherapy, becoming an orthopaedic and MSK Senior Physiotherapist in 2021. She joined the Nuffield Health team in Taunton in 2022. 

Karla provides a holistic approach to treatment and always includes her patients in decision making and goal setting.

Karla has a keen interest in pre and post-surgical rehabilitation, using evidence based practice to obtain positive outcomes. With a personal interest in strength and conditioning and functional fitness methods, Karla is passionate about promoting the importance of a healthy lifestyle and exercise prescription to maintain independence and optimal levels of activity. 

My Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • BSc Hons Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Level 3 advanced diploma in Personal Training
  • Certificate in advanced fitness testing
  • MCSP
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
Tilly Pulsford-Brooks Physiotherapy Assistant About

Tilly Pulsford-Brooks

Physiotherapy Assistant

How can I help you improve your health?

Tilly graduated with BSc (Hons) in Rehabilitation in Sport and Exercise from Plymouth Marjon University. She has a keen interest in strength and conditioning as well as sports injury treatment, helping to provide services to several local sports teams.

Tilly joined Nuffield Health in 2022. Tilly is a keen Netball player and hiker and so enjoys being able to support a wide range of patients on the ward to ensure they achieve their full potential and return to the activities they love, better and stronger.

Tilly is currently completing the Nuffield Health degree apprenticeship scheme to become a fully qualified Physiotherapist.

My Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Rehabilitation in Sport and Exercise
  • Personal Trainer Level 3
  • Emergency Trauma and Immediate First Aid
  • Accredited member of the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators
Kim Scott Senior Physiotherapist About

Kim Scott

Senior Physiotherapist

How can I help you improve your health?

Kim graduated with a BSC (Hons) in Physiotherapy from Plymouth University in 2019. She began her career at Somerset NHS foundation trust where she gained skills in a wide variety of areas. She became a Senior Physiotherapist in 2021 specialising in the treatment of orthopaedics and musculoskeletal patients. Being career minded she felt the need to progress her interest and skills further taking up a post here at the Nuffield Taunton at the start of 2023.

Kim has always had a keen interest in sports rehabilitation, strength and conditioning and before Physiotherapy had a background in personal training. She believes in combining her knowledge and holistic approach in these two disciplines to ensure that rehabilitation should be person-centred allowing patients to set their own goals with support and guidance in order to reach their full potential.

Kim uses her experience in supporting people post-surgery by applying an up-to-date, evidence-based approach to guide her practice and treatments. She aims to educate and equip people with the skills and knowledge required to allow them to independently and confidently maintain their health and fitness.

My Qualifications

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

Fiona Stacey

Physiotherapy Assistant

How can I help you improve your health?

Fiona has worked at Taunton Hospital for over 18 years as a Physiotherapy Assistant.

Her area of expertise is with early mobility and rehabilitation of orthopaedic patients on the ward. She also assists our Physiotherapists in the safe handling of patients on the wards.

She finds the continuity of care the most rewarding aspect of her job ensuring patients are confident, happy and able to return to their home environment.

Jodie Woods Physiotherapy Assistant About

Jodie Woods

Physiotherapy Assistant

How can I help you improve your health?

Jodie has worked as a Physiotherapy Assistant at Taunton Hospital for over 3 years.

Her area of expertise is in identifying the rehabilitation needs of the patient and early mobility and rehabilitation of orthopaedic patients on the ward. Jodie also assists our Physiotherapists in the safe handling of patients on the wards.

Jodie has a personal training background, therefore the most rewarding aspect of her job is ensuring patients get back to a normal healthy lifestyle feeling confident and happy.

My Qualifications

  • Personal Training Certificate
Taunton (Hospital) Physiotherapy

Staplegrove Elm, Taunton, TA2 6AN

0345 045 4845

Opening times: Monday - Thursday: 07:30–19:00;
Friday: 08:30–15:30;
Lines open Monday to Friday 08:00-20:00 & Saturday 09:00-13:00