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We can offer a solution to get you to the destination and outcome you want and deserve.  Our specialist practitioners provide personal advice and treatment which can include Shockwave Therapy, Hands on, Hydrotherapy and Rehabilitation.

Read about how we have been able to create solutions for our awesome clients and get them to the destination they deserve.

Meet John ... who had 15 years of back pain and had been to many practitioners before coming to us.

When John came to see us back in 2018 complaining of intermittent bouts of low back pain for the last 15 years he was of the belief that he would just have a few sessions, get some relief to get over the flare up and then be on his way.

John typically would have worked in the past with a therapist up to a point where his symptoms were controlled and manageable and after 3 or 4 sessions be discharged. He had over the last 15 years experienced this strategy at least 18 times.

We explained to John that we would use our 3 step RFS method and work with him to a point where he became better skilled at managing his condition. This meant that he had to initially invest more money than what he would normally do however he understood that when he is capable of managing his condition independently he would not need to spend any more money. He had worked out he had spent in excess of £2000 on short term ‘fixes’ over the last 15 years.

We were able to identify the true cause of his back pain, which was stress related and we provided John with a bespoke plan which resulted in him becoming pain free. He now also had better insight into what caused his back pain and the methods he learned to control his stress levels meant he was now able to stop any further flare ups. He attended for a different complaint recently and is still pain free 3 years later and has had no flare up at all. He invested £650 in his plan with us which is about the same he would have spent on his short term ‘fixes’ over the same 3 years period.

Peter came to see us approximately 18 weeks after a total hip replacement. Although his surgeon was happy with his outcome Peter was somewhat disappointed. His pain was resolved but he lacked stamina and strength.

Although Peter is 74 he did not feel old and had hoped he could resume his walking post-operatively, which he had to give up due to his hip osteoarthritis. He was therefore disappointed he could only walk about 2 miles.

He has a group of friends and for the last 30 years they have enjoyed walking in the countryside up to 15-20 miles in a day. Peter wanted to be able to go walking with them again and when we first met him he did not have the belief he could ever do these distances again.

We applied our RFS method and Peter worked hard encouraged by one of our rehab specialists and over a 6 month period he managed to join his friends again for 15-20 mile walks.

Peter had a total hip replacement and wanted to walk 15-20 miles again ... we got him there

linda wanted to raise money for cancer uk, but she damaged her hamstring. we enabled her to complete her dream.

Linda is a runner who had challenged herself to do a marathon for her 50th Birthday and raise funds for Cancer UK, a charity she got involved with after surviving breast cancer. She had raised around £3000 when during her training she developed a hamstring problem which stopped her from running. She had seen several practitioners before she came to see us and had not been able to return to running. With 3 months until the marathon and not having trained for 3 months it seemed impossible for Linda to accomplish her dream. She felt disappointed in herself but also guilty she had raised this amount of money and was unable to run let alone run a marathon.

We applied the RFS method and successfully managed to get Linda to run the marathon and we also discovered why she had the hamstring problem in the first place. We worked with Linda for several months after the marathon to ensure her problem was properly addressed and to stop any recurrence in the future. She raised a total of £4500 in the end! We felt proud as a Company not only to have helped Linda but as a result of our successful approach contributed to her being able to raise the funds for her charity.

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Our philosophy has grown from the experience of successfully working with thousands of clients and developing a unique method focussed on creating permanent transformations in people’s health.
The De Vos Method, a unique 3 step Results Focussed System (RFS), was initially specifically designed to help women with long term hip pain and has been successful to resolve pain in thousands of clients creating results well beyond what they believed possible.

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Sue Wooster

Lead Receptionist

Susan (Sue), Receptionist; welcomes clients and co-ordinates appointments.

Sue has been with The Physiotherapy Centre team for a year now, previously 14 years with Portsmouth City Council as Business Support Officer.

In her spare time Sue loves to walk and has completed marathons: Moonlight Walk and Blenheim Palace, Abseiled Spinnaker Tower and did a Tandem 10,000 ft parachute jump; all for good causes.

She works on the adage ‘use it or lose it’ when it comes to physical health.

Every day is different, and meeting so many people and sharing their experiences is a privilege and inspiration.

Prof. Elizabeth Barley


I am a Health Psychologist, Practitioner Psychologist and Registered General Nurse, working in private practice. I am a trained listener, therapist, mindfulness teacher and mentor.

I am a specialist in:

  • Helping people to cope with anxiety, depression, illness and with other life stresses.
  • Helping people to make lasting lifestyle changes.
  • Helping people to live well with illness.

I can help you to:

  • manage troublesome emotions such as depression, anxiety or stress
  • explore the emotional impact of life changes such as illness, disability or loss
  • cope with difficult symptoms, such as fatigue, pain, breathlessness, palpitations, menopause
  • adjust to living with illness, including cancer, long term conditions or health conditions without a clear medical diagnosis
  • make, and stick with, healthy life choices such as eating healthily, exercising and reducing alcohol intake
  • manage your time, work or studies better
  • explore what matters and how to change things for the better

Jeannette Small

MSK & Adolescent Practitioner

Jeannette graduated from Brunel University in 2003. She worked in the NHS for nearly 20 years before joining the team at The Physiotherapy Centre in January 2023. She has experience of assessing and treating a wide variety of MSK conditions in both adults and adolescents (12-18 year olds). She is a member of The Health and Care Professions Council (PH64711), The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and The Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists (069415).

Jeannette was a very keen gymnast growing up, she coached for many years and she still loves to throw herself upside down when she gets the chance. She has had physiotherapy treatment following injuries of her own so is very aware of how debilitating it is physically and mentally. She is very aware that activity in childhood is extremely important to ensure good health into adulthood therefore Jeannette is passionate about supporting and guiding her patients back to activity in the safest way possible.

Jeannette has 2 young children so when she’s not working most of her time is spent running around after them. She loves to spend her time with family and friends and she is willing to try her hand at any activities.

Laura Holdway

Community & Home Practitioner

Laura, Community and Orthopaedic Physiotherapist, visits clients in their homes to provide rehabilitation at an early stage and specialises in treating Orthopaedic conditions.

Laura, who graduated from the University of Brighton in 2006, is delighted to return to The Physiotherapy Centre after spending the past 15 years within NHS acute hospitals. Prior to this current role, Laura was a Trauma and Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Team Leader managing a team of 12 people and leading with trauma management for the Trust.

Laura has a long-standing interest in the rehabilitation of those who have suffered a fractured hip as this type of debilitating injury can have such a negative effect on individuals’ lives. She enjoys the challenge of ensuring each client can achieve their optimal outcome and empowering them to take control over their recovery.

Outside of work, Laura enjoys spending time with her family; playing games, baking and going for walks with their cocker spaniel, Teddy. She likes to keep herself fit with different exercise classes and enjoys gardening to relax.

Cameron Hawley

Sports Therapist

Cameron, Sports Therapist, works with injury diagnosis, management and rehabilitation, with sport and non sports based injuries.  Cameron has only just started working with us, before joining us he worked in multiple private clinics, and working as a massage therapist most recently. Alongside this Cameron spent time in the NHS working at Petersfield community Hospital.

Cameron graduated from the University of Chichester with a BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy, outside of sports therapy Cameron volunteered in the NHS as a non clinical vaccinator and helped with providing covid vaccinations.

Cameron is a keen sports player, playing football in his spare time on the weekend along with other sports like tennis and occasionally golf, alongside training regularly Cam understands the injuries that occur with an active lifestyle and understands how to work around and with these injuries.

Cameron believes in working to make a client happy and healthy within their body and helping teach to develop an understanding of their body and help develop confidence and knowledge to go about life without fear of injury or settling for pain.

hannah gray

Practice Manager

Hannah oversees the day to day running of the Practice with the help of the amazing admin team.

Hannah has been with the company for 7 months and prior to this she spent 5 year as a practice manager in the dental industry. Hannah has completed various courses in customer service and administration and is keen on streamlining business processes.

In Hannah’s spare time she is a Mother of 4 Children and loves days out and trips away with the family.

Hannah enjoys seeing the clients make progress in the centre and believes this is all down to the fantastic therapists we have who put their heart and soul into giving the best possible care.

Patrick sanford

Marketing & Sales Director

Patrick handles all the pretty stuff and things that make people notice us.  He has been with the company for around 10 years now. Prior to that, he spent 20 years as marketing manager at a bakery in Brighton – not putting the holes in the doughnuts! 

To his great surprise Patrick graduated from Luton University with a B.A. in Business & Marketing.  In his spare time, Patrick is a keen mountain biker and enjoys listening to great music (so he says).  He believes that challenges make life interesting, but overcoming those challenges makes life meaningful.

As a final word, Patrick is obsessed with ensuring that all our awesome clients receive the highest level of service and care and safest possible environment.