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What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a profession whose aim is to encourage and support the return to normal following illness, surgery, disease or trauma. It can be effective in the treatment of a range of muscle, joint and nerve conditions.

Physiotherapists use a wide range of techniques such as manual therapy and exercise prescription to maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease.

We can offer expertise in upper limb and hand rehabilitation, pain management programmes and post-surgical recovery. Many of our therapists are also trained in Pilates, Acupuncture and Joint Manipulation, carrying out thorough biomechanical assessments to enhance and optimize function.

We have strong links with many orthopaedic consultants and have an excellent track record in the rehabilitation of upper and lower limb sports injuries. In addition we can offer pre and post natal treatment and advice as well as vertigo and balance rehabilitation with our vestibular specialist.

Pricing, appointments and booking

  • Appointments available: Monday - Thursday 08:00 - 20:30 / Friday 08:30 - 16:30
  • 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.

How are Nuffield Health different to other physiotherapy clinics?

Meet our physiotherapy team at our Tunbridge Wells Hospital

Lorraine Harris

Qualifications & memberships:

  • BSc Physiotherapy (Hons)
  • MCSP
  • Acupuncturist registered with BMAS

Since qualifying in 2005 Lorraine has worked extensively in the NHS and privately. She has vast experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, and has worked with various football teams in her early career. 

She treats a large variety of non-surgical and surgical conditions, specialising particularly in shoulders, knees and chronic neck pain/headaches.

Simon Head

Qualifications & memberships:

  • BSc Physiotherapy (Hons)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma -  Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Member of the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine (SOMM)
  • Member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS)
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (MCSP)

After graduating from King’s College London in 2008 Simon has gained experience in a number of musculoskeletal environments, ranging from professional football to spinal rehabilitation clinics.

He specialises in treating spinal and pelvic girdle pain, especially those related to lower limb biomechanical issues. He has a special interest in ‘extended scope’ practices such as radiology, injection therapy and acupuncture, as well as clinical Pilates rehabilitation.

Outside of physiotherapy he is a keen road cyclist and indulges in yoga, swimming and running from time-to-time.

Pru Clements

Qualifications & memberships:

  • Ba Phty (La Trobe University Melbourne)
  • Post Grad Cert - Sports Physio upper Limb
  • Post Grad Cert - Spinal Manual therapy

Pru graduated in Melbourne in 1995 and has worked both in the public and private system in Australia and in England.

She has worked at Nuffield Health since 2010 and has a special interest in shoulder rehabilitation and treats other musculoskeletal injuries.

Pru loves keeping fit and active through cycling, swimming and running.

Kate Murphy

Qualifications & memberships: 

  • BSc Physiotherapy (Hons)

Kate has been qualified for many years and over this time has worked in a wide number of areas both for NHS and private hospitals.

Kate has been at the Nuffield Health for over ten years and is based on the ward. She treats patients for rehabilitation following surgery.

Jackie Grant

Qualifications & memberships: 

  • MCSP (Manchester Royal Infirmary)
  • MSc (University of London)
  • HCPC
  • PhysioFirst member
  • ACPAT Category A member

Since qualifying in 1976 Jackie has worked in the NHS setting up a paediatric physiotherapy service in a local children’s hospital and worked with MENCAP.

She established her own private practice and managed a team of four physiotherapists for 24 years, where they treated numerous MSK and neurological conditions, provided hydrotherapy and domiciliary visits to chronically disabled clients. Jackie has vast experience in treating various MSK conditions and enjoys treating dancers from a local dance school.

Eileen Kneller

Qualifications & memberships: 

  • BSc Physiotherapy (Hons)
  • MCSP
  • HCPC registered
  • Acupuncturist registered with AACP

Since qualifying in 2005 Eileen has worked extensively in the NHS and more recently in the private sector. She has gained a wealth of experience in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, both acute and chronic.

Eileen has also specialised in hydrotherapy.

Andrew Reader

Qualifications & memberships:

  • BSc (hons) Physiotherapy
  • MCSP

Andrew graduated in 2007 and has worked primarily within the NHS over the past 8 years.

His area of specialty is paediatrics and he has a wealth of clinical experience within all facets of this area.

Andrew's passion however is for MSK and sports injuries management and over the past 2 years, through Nuffield Health, he has begun a private service tailoring specialist musculoskeletal assessment for paediatric patients.

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

Tunbridge Wells (Hospital) Physiotherapist

Kingswood Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 4UL


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