At Totnes Physio Clinic, we use a combination of traditional and up-to-the-minute technology including:-

  • mobilisation and manipulation 
  • connective tissue massage 
  • exercises and postural re-training 
  • manual therapy 
  • acupuncture 
  • kinesiotaping 
  • ergonomics 

We believe that understanding your condition is essential to recovery. We strive to explain your condition and how your treatment will aid your recovery.


The treatment that we provide is particularly effective for a wide range of sporting conditions including sprained ligaments, muscle strains and joint injuries. We use the latest technology to give long term relief and give sports specific retraining to prevent further injury.

  • sprains and strain
  • knee injuries
  • painful muscles
  • foot and ankle conditions
  • shoulder injuries
  • post dislocation
  • post fracture
  • biomechanics


We use a combination of techniques in the treatment of sprains, strains, painful or stiff joints as well as back and neck pain to promote your own self healing, bringing the body back into balance.

  • hip and groin injuries
  • knee injuries and disorders
  • upper limb injuries and disorders
  • back injuries, foot & ankle injuries
  • post dislocation or fracture
  • neck injuries inc. whiplash


Keeping the body in a state of homeostasis is the key to good health. We can design an individual maintenance programme to enable you to manage your condition effectively.

  • repetitive strain injuries
  • physical fitness
  • orthopaedic conditions
  • posture
  • relaxation
  • arthritis
  • headaches
  • ergonomics


We combine manual physiotherapy with individualised exercises, gait re-education and relaxation techniques to gain better mobility.

  • joint mobility
  • rehabilitation
  • muscle strength
  • muscle tone
  • exercise post surgery
  • gait re-education
  • flexibility

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect at my first appointment?

In order to complete a comprehensive assessment, you will be first asked some questions about you, your health and your pain. It would help if you bought in a list of any medication that you are taking. Then a physical examination will take place, assessing overall posture, general movement and specific testing of your problem area. Following an explanation of your diagnosis and discussion with you about your treatment options, we will work together to start towards recovery.

What should I wear?

It would be helpful for you to wear loose, comfortable clothing. It may be necessary to remove some clothing during the assessment to observe and feel the affected tissues [many female patients prefer to wear a vest top]. We would never ask you to do anything that you are not comfortable with.

Do I need to see my GP first?

The majority of the time it is absolutely fine to self-refer to physiotherapy; the exception is some insurance companies require a GP referral, please check your terms and conditions before booking. Should any issues arise that require your GP’s attention, with your consent, a letter will be sent and the GPs are more than happy to work with us to provide the best care for our patients.

What time can I have my appointment?

We offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments and try our best to accommodate our patient’s schedules.

Will I always see the same therapist?

Yes! We believe that continuity is absolutely vital along the patient journey. In the occasional case of therapist leave, we will explain your appointment options to you.

Can I have physiotherapy while I am pregnant?

Yes! We provide physiotherapy for pregnancy related conditions such as pelvic pain and lower back pain as well as ongoing problems and injuries throughout pregnancy. We are taught how to position pregnant ladies sensibly during assessment and treatment so that they are comfortable and treatment remains effective.

Will I be given exercises?

This depends on condition but in the majority of cases, exercises form a part of treatment, alongside other physiotherapy techniques. We tend to prescribe exercises that compliment the treatment that we have done in clinic with an aim to enhance recovery. It is important that you try to do your exercises, we will try and make them as simple as possible for you.