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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

Why use Nuffield Health York Hospital for your 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.

Our highly qualified physiotherapists based at York Hospital use a range of modern techniques, such as manual therapy and exercise prescription, to improve the health of clients - helping them to manage pain and prevent disease.

We offer expertise in upper limb and hand rehabilitation, pain management programmes and post-surgical recovery. Many of our physiotherapists are also trained in clinical pilates, acupuncture and joint manipulation, carrying out thorough biomechanical assessments to enhance and optimise function.

We maintain strong relations with our orthopaedic consultants based in Yorkshire and have an excellent track record in the rehabilitation of upper and lower limb sports injuries. In addition we can also offer pre and post natal treatment for women, as well as neurological physiotherapy with our neurological specialist.

All of our clinicians at York Hospital are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and registered with the Health Professions Council.

How are Nuffield Health different to other physiotherapy clinics?

  • Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Gym members in Yorkshire receive a 20% discount off the cost of treatment
  • Free gym trial available during your physiotherapy treatment
  • Patients can book their initial 45 minute physiotherapy appointment online.
Jo Allerton Physiotherapist About

Jo Allerton


How can I help you improve your health?

Jo qualified from Pinderfields College in 1987 with a Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy. Following her Graduation Jo has worked both in the NHS and private healthcare settings. She has extensive knowledge and clinical experience in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.

Jo is a qualified Pilates Instructor and teaches regular Clinical Pilates classes here at the Nuffield Health York Hospital.

My Qualifications

  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP)
  • Health Care Professions Council Registered (HCPC)
Wendy Buswell Senior Physiotherapist - Inpatients About

Wendy Buswell

Senior Physiotherapist - Inpatients

How can I help you improve your health?

I trained at the Middlesex Hospital London and qualified in 1985. I subsequently worked at St James’s University Hospital Leeds where I gained experience in all aspects of Physiotherapy, but developed a special interest in Orthopaedic surgery. I have worked in the private sector since 1995 and for Nuffield Health since 2001, where I have continued to develop my orthopaedic experience. I work closely with all surgeons and ward nursing staff to ensure that our enhanced recovery programmes allow efficient and effective rehabilitation to enable safe discharge from hospital.

My Qualifications

  • Association of Trauma and Orthopaedic Chartered Physiotherapists (ATOCP)
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
  • Registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Lauren Cole Physiotherapist About

Lauren Cole


How can I help you improve your health?

During my physiotherapy career I have mainly worked in the private setting where I have gained considerable experience in rehabilitating orthopaedic, musculoskeletal, pre and post-operative conditions. Working part time for myself and for one of the GB equestrian team physiotherapists has also allowed me to utilise these skills in the veterinary sector. I have a keen interest in Pilates, sporting injury, biomechanics and functional movement systems.

My Qualifications

  • Msc Physiotherapy (pre –reg)
  • Pg Dip Veterinary Physiotherapy
  • Bsc Hons Sport and exercise science
  • APPI Pilates level 1,2,3
  • Orthopaedic medicine (Peripheral limbs)
  • Anatomy in Motion (AiM)
Abey Lawrence Physiotherapist About

Abey Lawrence


How can I help you improve your health?

I qualified as a physiotherapist in 2005 and started worked in the NHS for 5 years before moving into private practice. I specialise in musculoskeletal and orthopaedic disorders, including sports injuries, neck and back pain, post-trauma and post-operative rehabilitation and arthritis-related problems.

I completed a Sports and Exercise Science Degree prior to training as a physiotherapist and am also an athlete – running for York Knavesmire Harriers and competing in long distance multi-sport events with York Triathlon Club. I am particularly passionate about treating sports injuries, as well as getting people back to sports quickly and effectively, I also really believe in ‘pre-hab’, and love to focus on helping people to avoid injury, train effectively and achieve peak performance.

I love working with people to help them reclaim the quality of life they are looking for, and do the things which make them happy. This could be helping an athlete maintain their peak fitness, or someone with an arthritic knee who just wants to be able to continue walking their dog.

I also regularly use acupuncture in the physiotherapy setting and am a member of the Association of Acupuncture Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).

My Qualifications

  • Association of Acupuncture Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP)
Lee-Anne Leach Physiotherapy Manager About

Lee-Anne Leach

Physiotherapy Manager

How can I help you improve your health?

Since completing my physiotherapy training at Northumbria University in 2007 I have specialised in orthopaedic and musculoskeletal physiotherapy, working closely with orthopaedic surgeons in York to provide both in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation. I have a special interest in hand therapy and upper limb disorders and have completed post-graduate studies to further enhance my expertise in this area. I am able to provide bespoke made thermoplastic splints for hand injuries and to aid post-operative recovery.

My Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • PGc Hand Therapy
  • APPI Matwork Pilates Certified teacher

My Professional Memberships

  • Member of the CSP
  • Member of the HCPC
Heather Rafferty Physiotherapist About

Heather Rafferty


How can I help you improve your health?

I qualified from The Nottingham School of Physiotherapy in 1989. On moving to York in 1990 I worked as a physiotherapist  in both the York and Leeds NHS Hospitals for 14 years. I have been at The Nuffield Hospital here in York since 2001. Throughout this time I have been working in the field of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal medicine both on an inpatient ward and in outpatient clinics. I treat a wide range of MSK problems. More recently I have undertaken training in women’s health dealing with continence and prolapse issues.

My Qualifications

  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (MCSP)
  • Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered
  • Association of Acupuncture Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP)
Jo Raw Senior Physiotherapist About

Jo Raw

Senior Physiotherapist

How can I help you improve your health?

Since qualifying in 1985, Jo has many years experience and specialises in neurological physiotherapy treatments. She frequently treats patients with Parkinson's, patients recovering from stroke, peripheral neuropathies and MS. Jo is a qualified PD warrior instructor and utilises these techniques in the treatment of these and other conditions.

York Physiotherapy

Haxby Road, York, YO31 8TA


Opening times: Monday: 08:00–16:00;
Tuesday: 07:30–17:30;
Wednesday: 07:30–17:30;
Thursday: 08:00–17:00;
Friday: 08:00–16:30;
Lines open Monday to Friday 08:00-20:00 & Saturday 09:00-13:00