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Physiotherapy supports people with a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions by working physically with your body to assist you in your recovery from injury, pain, disease or dis-function and uses a practical approach to look at the root causes behind them to allow true healing to occur. 


The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy define Physiotherapy as –

  • Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability.

  • Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. 

  • They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease.

  • The profession helps to encourage development and facilitate recovery, enabling people to stay in work while helping them remain independent for as long as possible.


Neck, shoulder and upper quadrant problems

Work related problems are on the increase especially for sedentary desk workers, those using lap tops or with poor ergonomics.

This can affect neck, shoulders and upper back areas at any age. Improved posture with treatment, exercises and advice can help. 

Stress and tension related headaches also respond well to gentler manual therapy techniques. 

OptiNeck Balance Wedge®

OptiNeck is a brand new tool that can be used in the clinic or at home in conjunction with physiotherapy treatment and exercises to provide an ‘anti-dote’ to a sedentary static posture and support the body to be strong and flexible for work and leisure. 

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What clients say

"Just to say thank you that was such a valuable hour with you this afternoon. I walked home raising my arm into the air every few hundred metres just for the thrill of it!” 

​M. Lightwater


Pain and Inflammation


In the early stages after an injury, where there is pain and swelling, Ultrasound and Laser Therapy might be indicated to support with soft tissue healing, along with gentle progressive movement and exercises and manual techniques or massage. 

For example knee, foot and ankle strains, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand pain. 

What clients say

"The assessment and treatment provided by Shirley-Ann is exemplary. Shirley-Ann reviews previous treatments and my feedback on each visit ensuring that the treatment is tuned to my needs every time."




When recovering from an injury or operation, it is important to progress treatment beyond pain relief to regain natural movement and power to the affected and surrounding parts of the body in order to reduce recurrence or achieve optimal outcome.


For example hip or knee replacement surgery.

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What clients say

“I have received excellent care from Shirley-Ann over many years for various problems. She has a gentle manner and technique, which allows the body to relax and be open to any treatment. Best physiotherapist I have seen in years.”



Back Pain 

Lower or general back pain is one of the most common presentations in physiotherapy clinic, and is one of the leading causes of time off work. It is important to keep moving and working as much as possible, supported by physiotherapy treatment, exercises, and pain relief medications where needed. 

What clients say

"After a treatment with Shirley-Ann I feel three inches taller and ten years younger! Best Physiotherapy I have had!"


Physiotherapy is a holistic science in that it includes all of you in the approach to your care and healing process. You the patient are the centre focus as an active participant of the treatment session, so that you can learn and develop your own awareness about your body and be empowered about your current and future health.

Physiotherapists have a degree or equivalent qualification, with state registration (HCPC) may belong to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and other professional associations such as PhysioFirst as their foundation and may include a wide variety of specialisations to support your health at whatever stage in life.  

Best Physiotherapy near me.

Shirley-Ann Walters would love to welcome you to Lightwater Physiotherapy conveniently located in a quiet residential area near the M3 Junction 3 easy to find and park. If you are looking for hands-on personalised care and the best physiotherapy expertise get in touch to make an appointment or call to learn more.

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