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What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that works with people to identify and maximise their ability to move and function. We use a range of skills to provide pain relief, aid healing and rehabilitation for most surgical and medical conditions. Physiotherapy is an appropriate choice of treatment for a wide variety of muscle, joint and nerve conditions.

All our physiotherapists are focused on providing you with the most effective and appropriate treatment, whether you need a short course of treatment or an extended rehabilitation programme. This may require a change in lifestyle and/or continued exercise programme, our physiotherapy team will guide you.

What your local physiotherapy team can provide

Nuffield Health is the largest employer of physiotherapists in the UK outside the NHS. The physiotherapy department within our Tees Hospital consists of an established team of experts with a wealth of experience at your disposal.

Expert physiotherapy care from our clinicians

Our physiotherapists are all experienced clinicians with a wide array of interests and skills. These range from working in Football with a team in the FA Women’s Super League, to diagnosing and treating a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders.

Upper and lower limb

We can offer expertise in upper and lower limb rehabilitation and provide pain management with the use of such modalities as electrotherapy, trigger pointing and acupuncture. We have strong links with many orthopaedic consultants and have an excellent track record in the rehabilitation of upper and lower limb injuries including post-surgery.

We also offer an advanced lower limb rehabilitation class to assist people to get back to sport.


For the last 15 years we have led an innovative spinal rehabilitation programme, developed for those with acute or chronic back pain and after spinal surgery. The rehabilitation package includes counselling, education, exercise and relaxation.

Nuffield Health Tees Hospital is home to four widely experienced spinal surgeons who work closely with the Physiotherapy team to offer individual care and excellent outcomes. Please visit our consultant profiles for Mr Daniel Fagan and Mr Raman Kalyan.

Back Fit

The Back Fit programme is our physiotherapy-led 6 week programme designed to help people who have persistent back pain. Linking exercise with mindfulness, relaxation and techniques for managing your back pain, the programme consists of one-to-one consultation and treatments plus small group education and exercise sessions. The aim is to equip patients with knowledge and practical skills to reduce their pain and improve function. 

Assessment and 6 week programme costs £200.00.  Please get in touch for programme dates and to book your place. 

Yoga classes for Health and Wellbeing

We offer Yoga classes, suitable for all levels, including people recovering from injuries.  Viyasa flow Yoga can help improve your general fitness, flexibility and muscular body strength as well as a wide range of musculoskeletal problems by engaging the deep postural muscles in your lower back, abdomen, neck and shoulder areas. As part of a healthy lifestyle Yoga can improve blood pressure, help boost low mood and increase energy. Yoga can also help with a variety of Women's Health conditions.

Weekly sessions take place on Thursday evenings from 5.30pm-6.30pm and a six week course costs £40.00
Booking is essential. Please get in touch for dates and availability. 

Pelvic Health Clinic (Women's and Men's) 

At Nuffield Health Tees Hospital we have a dedicated physiotherapy clinic for the assessment and treatment of women's and men's health issues including:
Women's Clinic
Pelvic floor retraining
Continence issues
Ante and postnatal 
Men's Clinic
Incontinence and overactive bladder

All clients are unique

We recognise that all our clients are unique, which is why we provide a comprehensive range of treatments ranging from a short course to an extended rehabilitation programme - all tailored to your exact needs.

You will receive a consultation with your named physiotherapist, where we will discuss the history of your present symptoms and other relevant information regarding your health, and a physical examination to determine the most appropriate treatment.

All our Physiotherapists are professionally qualified and registered

All members of the Nuffield Health Tees Hospital physiotherapy team are members of the Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). So you can relax knowing you are in the hands of experts.

Physio contact details, clinic times and prices

  • Appointments are available - Monday to Friday 08:00 to 17:00 with late night clinics on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • Initial assessments - £40
  • Follow up treatment - £40
  • For further information or to book an appointment please call 08450 454 845
  • We are registered with all major health insurers.
Katherine Ager Senior Physiotherapist About

Katherine Ager

Senior Physiotherapist

How can I help you improve your health?

I graduated from Brunel University in 2013 and began my career in the NHS in Staffordshire treating patients with a variety of MSK conditions. Following this, I returned to the North East and had the opportunity to complete rotations at James Cook University Hospital working across neuro rehab, spinal rehab, and elderly care. I thoroughly enjoyed working in the hospital environment and at this time I also gained valuable experience within hydrotherapy.

I began working for Nuffield Health Tees in January 2019 and now work as a senior physiotherapist treating orthopaedic and MSK problems. I have completed a variety of courses to support my skills including the Foundation in Acupuncture course, Pain in Pregnancy, and Therapeutic Yoga level 1 and 2.

I have a special interest in yoga as I feel it complements physiotherapy treatment well. Adapted yoga postures and breathing techniques can be used at all stages of rehabilitation and regular practice can also be used to prevent injury.  I currently teach the yoga class at Nuffield Health Tees Hospital and strive to promote that yoga can be for everyone.

My Qualifications

  • BSc in Physiotherapy
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Jonquil Gilbert Physiotherapist About

Jonquil Gilbert


How can I help you improve your health?

Since graduating  from the University of Northumbria in 2007 I have worked at  the Newcastle Hospitals RVI, Freeman and General completing a variety of rotations in complex respiratory medicine, HDU/ ITU, working with transplant patients, hands, burns and plastics, elderly and MSK. 

I then progressed to telephone triage and outpatient’s physiotherapy/ GP surgeries treating patients with more complex MSK problems.

I came to work at the Nuffield Hospital Tees in 2010. The Nuffield Physiotherapy department has given me the opportunity to work with a variety of patients. We have close links to our specialist consultants this enabling effective management of the patient’s journey.

I enjoy treating all aspects of musculoskeletal problems and helping patients on their journey to maximum function. I am moving towards specialising in treating patients after spinal surgery and general spinal rehabilitation.

As my background lies within teaching aerobics, gym instruction and dance I enjoy taking the spinal rehabilitation classes and in particular teaching Pilates. I have also found many benefits in using acupuncture especially with patients with knee, shoulder, back and neck pain and those suffering with headaches/ migraines.

To date I have completed many post gradual courses including: APPI Pilates Mat work 1, Foundation In acupuncture course, End stage lower limb Rehabilitation, Trigger Point Therapy Course, Combined Movements: Mobilisation (IV+) and Manipulation (IV-) of the Cervical Spine, Orthopaedic medicine for the cervical spine and upper limb, office ergonomics and work station assessments.

My Qualifications

  • BSc Hons Physiotherapy
  • BA Hons in physical Education and Applied Social Sciences 2:1
  • APPI Pilates Mat work 1
  • Exercise to Music Teacher Qualification (including Step and Khai Bo)
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Health Professions Council
Jennifer Johnson-Burke Physiotherapist About

Jennifer Johnson-Burke


How can I help you improve your health?

Since graduating Leeds Metropolitan University in 2009, I worked within the NHS for a short before starting with the Nuffield as a junior physiotherapist. I have currently worked at the Nuffield Health Tees Hospital since 2011, attending extensive post graduate training courses to further expand my musculoskeletal skills.

Now working as a senior physiotherapist my skills are continuing to develop and I feel confident in all aspects of assessment and treatment.

I feel strongly about patient education and aim to make all patients feels at ease; however I also encourage and motivate all my patients to work hard to reach their rehab goals.

I am interested in expanding my future within Nuffield by applying to do my Master’s Degree in Advancing Physiotherapy.

My Qualifications

  • BSc (hons) in Physiotherapy
  • Foundation Acupuncture
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Health Professions Council
Victoria Reynolds Physiotherapy Manager About

Victoria Reynolds

Physiotherapy Manager

How can I help you improve your health?

I graduated from Queen Margaret College in Edinburgh in 1989 and have had a wide and varied career. After completing my rotations I specialised in working with adults and children with learning disabilities and there developed a keen interest in holistic therapy, which has stayed with me in my practise today.

I look at all aspects of a person’s needs including psychological, physical and social which need to be taken into account to see them as a whole to determine a plan of treatment.

After a short career break I joined the Tees team in 2003 working in outpatients and developed my skills with a post grad certificate in musculoskeletal studies and have continued to consolidate my skills with a number of training courses, in such areas as Clinical Pilates, ultimate knee rehabilitation, low light laser therapy and acupuncture to name a few, all allowing me to treat clients with a wide range of injuries and post-operative conditions.

I am also qualified to treat women’s health issues. This includes the assessment and management of continence problems, constipation, ante and post natal problems including pelvic floor re training.

I have been Physiotherapy Manager since 2012 continuing to develop a first class physiotherapy team.

My Qualifications

  • BSc in Physiotherapy
  • PGc in Musculoskeletal Studies
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Health Professions Council
  • British Medical Acupuncture Society
Tees Physiotherapist

Junction Road, Norton, Stockton on Tees, TS20 1PX


Opening times: Lines open Monday to Friday 8:00-20:00 & Saturday 9:00-13:00