About Physiotherapy

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Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession with a science foundation. Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function to as near normal as possible when someone is affected by injury, illness or by developmental or other disability.

Physiotherapists work autonomously, most often as a member of a team with other health or social care professionals.

People are often referred for physiotherapy by doctors or other health and social care professionals. Increasingly, as a result of changes in health care, people are referring themselves directly to physiotherapists without previously seeing any other health care professional.

If you have any questions about how whether physiotherapy would help you, and how to get referred for physiotherapy, or how to refer yourself, please contact us on 01375 375938 and we will be happy the help.

Physiotherapist Emma Turner MCSP OCPPP AACP

BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy, BSc(Hons) Sports Science

Emma Turner, Physiotherapist in Grays, Thurrock, Essex

Emma qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2003 and holds a Sports Science degree during which she studied muscle and exercise physiology, biomechanics and kinesiology (science of movement). This enables her to understand and treat sports injuries and to work proactively helping sports people maximise their performance. She has also completed a post graduated course in advanced musculoskeletal assessments.

Emma has gained valuable experience in both NHS and Private settings.

Emma has worked in Private physiotherapy practice for over 8 years and treats a wide range of problems including sports injuries, low back pain & sciatica, whiplash, post-operative rehabilitation (knee replacements, arthroscopies, carpal tunnel decompression, chronic conditions such as arthritis). Emma is also qualified to practice Acupuncture for musculoskeletal pain relief (see the conditions we treat).

Physiotherapist Dareth Coombs MCSP AACP

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, DIP FTST IIHHT

Dareth Coombs, Physio in Grays, Thurrock, Essex

Since graduating from The University of East London in 2005, Dareth has worked for South West Essex PCT where he completed all core rotations before specialising in the field of musculoskeletal / outpatient physiotherapy. Dareth currently works as an Advanced Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist within the NHS. He works autonomously in GP Practices and holds post graduate qualifications in acupuncture for the alleviation of pain, grade V manipulation, fast track triage assessment skills and holds a Level 1 BHAT (Hand Therapy) qualification.

He has worked for Gillingham FC as a Youth Team Physiotherapist and is also a qualified Personal Trainer. Dareth has extensive experience working within the fitness industry specialising in weight loss and sport-specific / vocational fitness.

Physiotherapist Bianca Broadbent MCSP ACPSM

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

Bianca Broadbent, Physio in Grays, Thurrock, Essex

Bianca graduated from Coventry University in 2009, and completed her junior rotations with South West Essex PCT/Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital Foundation Trust. She continues to work within the NHS in a senior capacity, as well as part-time at Bodyworks.

Bianca has experience of treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, and has a special interest in hydrotherapy, sports massage, taping techniques and amputee rehabilitation.

With a vested interest in sports, she can often be seen running, swimming or cycling within the area.  This means she has a good understanding of sporting injuries and the rehabilitation process. Bianca is in the process of developing her sport specific skills for cycling by completing a bike fit course.

She has completed her training in kinesiotaping, a specially designed tape that flexes with the body to promote a reduction in pain, oedema, bruising. See Kinesio Taping website for further details.

Bianca is also a qualified Retul Bike fitter www.fityourbike.co.uk