About Us

We're all about our patients...

Helping People Get Better Since 2003

Our team are experts in all areas of sports science.
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Our Mission

Our aim is to treat every patient personally, more as a friend than as a client. We are here to reduce pain and restore function in a timely manner, using cutting edge technology and systems to achieve highest possible outcome. We want Physio & Therapy UK patients to achieve goals beyond their pre-injury expectations!

Meet our Experienced Team

Experienced sports science and support staff
Paul Hobrough Physical Therapist and MD

Paul Hobrough MCSP

Physiotherapist

Paul is the founder of Physio & Therapy and has 16 years of international level sports behind him.

Newest physical therapist Carl Bell

Carl Bell BSc

Physiotherapist

Carl played for Newcastle United at the age 13 and went on to achieve two BSc degrees in both Physiotherapy and Sports and Exercise Science after being hampered by injury.

Sports Masseuse Jamie Berrie

Jamie Berry BSc

Sports Therapist

Jamie is the Sports Therapist for Prudhoe and Stocksfield Rugby Club and holds a Bachelor in Sports and Exercise Science.

Administrative Lead Ffion Owen

Ffion Owen

Lead Admin & Sports Therapist

Ffion has worked locally as a swimming teacher at Wentworth Leisure Centre and, when she's not requested for her sports therapy skills, is the front of house every clinic needs.

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Anji Andrews

Running Coach

Anji leads the Physio and Therapy Running Hub, and has vast experience working with runners like Steve Cram.

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David Charlton

Sports Psychologist & Business Performance Coach

David is a HCPC Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist, as well as a Mental Toughness and Leadership coach.

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What Our Patients Say About Us

Although the mind still thinks I’m the athlete I was in 1985, the body is not being as willing! Therefore I rely heavily on the expertise of Paul and the Physio and Therapy team to keep me in one piece and able to do the physical activity to keep the mind and body sane! I can’t thank Paul enough for all his help with ongoing Achilles and Calf problems and can’t recommend them enough.

Steve Cram CBE track and field champion patient
Steve Cram MBE World Record Holder

Paul Hobrough was a massive support at Physio & Therapy.

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Tim Brabants Olympic Champion

I would thoroughly recommend Paul Hobrough and the Physio and Therapy team to anyone who enjoys being active. I find fortnightly sessions just keep me in one piece and able to keep the activity levels up! Thanks to all the team for keeping the niggles at bay!

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Allison Curbishley BBC Radio 5 Live & former GB Athlete

Paul Hobrough and Rick Van Riemsdijk have been an intrinsic part of my support team for many years, with their treatment being second to none. They have a genuine interest in all their clients sporting ambitions, whatever sport at whatever level. Thanks guys for all your support.

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Benedict Whitby British Marathon Runner

I have been running for over 20 years and in that time I have seen my fair share of injuries and physio therapists. I wish I had starting seeing Paul earlier as I believe I would have saved myself many unnecessary injuries and time away from a sport I love. Paul has a wealth of experience and information to hand that enables him to diagnose, treat and recommend a path to enable sustained recovery.

Paul has a passion for his work, he will research and try new avenues if he feels they are right and has a refreshing approach. He is not afraid to use his contacts in the field to add another dimension or perspective to injuries and recovery. It is no wonder top athletes ask for him! Both my husband and I are am still running, cycling, swimming and enjoying sport to the fullest. Thank you Paul!

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Gillian Dore

I am a club runner who, over a period of 5 years or so, gradually was ground down by increasingly frequent injury. The periods in which I was recovering from an injury got longer and longer while the training periods got shorter and shorter. Eventually, I was unable to train at all. I had used a number of physiotherapists and podiatrists over a 5 year period.

I was at the end of my tether when I went to see Paul at the beginning of this year. In the first session we had together Paul identified the source of the problem – a lack of flexibility in the big toe in my right foot. To my astonishment, he guessed that I was a twin. The condition is apparently not uncommon in twins. We began a series of exercises to rebalance the muscles in my legs. Within 3 months I was passing his biometric testing and gradually I have returned to training.  I ran my first race for several years on Saturday. It was superb to be “back in the saddle”.  My very sincere thanks to Paul and to his team.

Toby Gibson Runner

I am a Great Britain marathon runner and had an injury that many top physiotherapists could not diagnose or treat. Paul was able to do both and rehabilitated me back to full training, with no recurrence of the injury again.

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Ben Moreau GB Marathon Runner

After coming to see Paul at Physio and Therapy around a year ago I could not be happier with treatment that I have received. I have just had a pair of orthotics fitted and it feels like I have new pair of feet again.

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Simon Harris Sales Director

I just had to tell you that I achieved a PB in the Milton Keynes marathon last Sunday. My performance was all down to your help in sorting out my hip injury. I could not have done it without you and I am still amazed that I even managed to complete the event after the pain I was in just a few weeks ago. Thank you so much.

Shirley Perrett

Over the years I’ve had knee injuries and other running related problems which have largely disappeared following treatment at Physio&Therapy UK. I’m now running as fast as I did 15 years ago.

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Simon Griffiths Freelance Writer and Triathlete

runningwithus are proud to be the coaching & training partner of physio & therapy. We want our athletes, clients and partners to receive world class injury prevention, physio and biomechanical advice and treatments. We believe Paul and his team offer the best service to any runner serious about being their best.

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Nick Anderson and Phoebe Thomas www.runningwithus.com

@StuartAmoryPT the running gods created @PhysioTW11 – I’m sure they can save the day!#FitTeam12

Stuart Amory Celebrity Personal Trainer

Paul made a visible difference to my recovery from a knee injury.

Mary Ondrusz International Ski Coach

Treatments and advice from Physio & Therapy UK helped me finish my first marathon recently, I couldn’t have done it without the support of their team, thank you!

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Sarah Winter Course Administrator - Kingston University, Runner

Just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for all your help in preparing me for the Brighton Marathon on 15th April. I am glad to report that I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and managed to run the entire distance without resorting to walking, something I really didn’t think was possible! I did run slowly but at a constant pace throughout and completed it in 4.54 which was an hour quicker than I thought so definitely chuffed!

No ill-effects afterwards other than slightly sore knees for a couple of days so I clearly didn’t go fast enough! As you suggested, I am now totally hooked and looking for the next challenge so I expect you’ll be seeing me and my hammies soon!! Was pondering Paris and London on consecutive weekends next year but that may be too great a leap!

Thanks again for all your support and especially for getting my hamstring through it!!

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Rob Mackmurdie Brighton Marathon

A HUGE THANK YOU for getting me fit and ready for the hardest physical challenge I have ever done – the UK 70.3 Iron Man!!

Thanks to you my Achilles Tendinitis did not stop me from taking on this dream and I am now already planning my next 70.3! I thought it was all over when I first saw you back in October last year but I couldn’t believe how quickly I healed. I was even more shocked that throughout the physio rehabilitation plan I could still complete the gruelling Iron Man training. Not an easy thing to help me prep for half marathons, olympic triathlons and 100 mile cycles, but you did!

I can’t recommend you and your team enough and again THANK YOU!

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UK 70.3 Iron Man

The staff at Physio & Therapy UK have provided both expert advice and treatment following two separate knee operations through my rehabilitation. Their support and expertise has enabled me to get back skiing again and the whole team have my eternal thanks!

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Doug Bray Sales Manager, Interest – Off piste and backcountry skiing

I went to see Paul at physical fix after suffering from acute neck and shoulder pain, I received some intensive therapy which has allowed me to be pain free for the first time in several years and therefore to operate more effectively in my job as a personal trainer.

Vicky McNeil Personal Trainer, Teddington

My job has taken its toil on my back and shoulders over the years and trying other alternative treatments made no major difference. After just a couple of massage sessions with Physio & Therapy UK I feel so much noticeably better and pain free. I recommend the clinic highly to all my clients.

Az Hanif Dental Surgeon, Part-time sportsman

Fearing my running days were over, I dropped in to Physio & Therapy UK and they fixed my foot AND my confidence. Now I’m running better than ever and return for physical and motivational maintenance whenever I need it. Physio & Therapy isn’t just for young athletes – they’ll welcome you whatever age and stage you’re at.

Lucy Abercrombie Counselling Student and Mum of 3, Recreational runner

I just wanted to thank you and your team for the outstanding treatment I have received over the last few months. When I arrived at your clinic I could not sleep at night due to pains in my legs (diagnosed by my GP as arthritic hips) and very painful plantar fasciitis which made it impossible to walk without a pronounced limp. Thanks to all the varied treatments and exercise programs I have now returned to my previous fitness levels and have no problems sleeping at night. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anybody needing physiotherapy for any injury or condition

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Our Story

Physiotherapy UK was founded by Paul Hobrough back in 2003. Following a successful sixteen year international kayaking career, Paul decided to bring his sporting expertise into the world of sports rehabilitation. Bringing together the talents of fellow experts – from top flight physiotherapists and Sports massage therapists through to fitness gurus - has made Physiotherapy UK the ideal place to offer treatments that get a wide range of injury sufferers back to their best.

What makes Physio and Therapy UK different from other physical therapy and rehabilitation clinics?

As well as offering experienced staff from a variety of disciplines, Physiotherapy UK also caters for a multitude of clients. From treating individuals suffering from the ill-effects of surgery to getting Olympic athletes such as Paula Radcliffe, Steve Cram and Aly Dixon back to competing for glory once again.

The team at Physiotherapy UK have seen it all. All customers are treated to a bespoke and carefully tailored rehabilitation programme, whatever the level of fitness or their sporting achievements.

This level of customer care and attention is what makes Physiotherapy UK stand out from the crowd. Whether you call our friendly team to talk over your needs or fill in the online patient form, you can be guaranteed a quick and caring response.

Our first class facility will see you welcomed by a smiling face at reception and a team of professionals who want to get you back to the level you deserve.

Our testimonials from customers are a great example of how we could turn your life around. Get in touch today and get back to your best with Physiotherapy UK.

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