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Physiotherapy in Bath

Bath Clinic, Bath's private hospital of choice. Our MSK (musculoskeletal) outpatient physiotherapy service is available to everyone from across the area including Bath, Bristol, Frome, Trowbridge, Melksham and Chippenham. 


Physiotherapy Bath

Physiotherapy at Bath Clinic

Are you suffering with aches and pains or an injury? Are you finding it difficult to see your GP?

Our highly skilled team of experienced physiotherapists provide high quality physiotherapy assessments and treatments for a wide range of conditions. Get on the road to recovery faster in our Physiotherapy Department at Bath Clinic, your private hospital of choice in Bath.

You do not need to be an existing patient to access our facilities. Our MSK (musculoskeletal) Outpatient Physiotherapy is available to everyone.

With fast access to appointments, booking is quick and easy and there is no need to have a doctor’s referral. We are recognised by all major insurance companies.


Musculoskeletal physiotherapy (MSK)

Our team of experienced Physiotherapists can assess and treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions from back pain to ligament sprains, including persistent or long-standing pain that has failed to respond to previous treatments. Our Physiotherapists can help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. They take a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing and will take time to understand each patient’s individual goals. They will then create a tailor-made treatment plan to optimise each patient’s recovery. At the core is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment.

Post-Operative Rehabilitation

We can provide post-operative Physiotherapy sessions whether you have had your surgery at Bath Clinic or elsewhere. Your physiotherapist will progress you to ensure you restore function and achieve your goals. We have close working relationships with the orthopaedic consultants and the rest of team and can liaise with them directly when necessary to help enhance your overall recovery.

Pelvic health rehabilitation

Pelvic health is an area that many people don’t realise is a physiotherapy speciality. Pelvic health physiotherapists are especially trained to work with both men and women to help bladder, bowel and other pelvic conditions. Many people put up with troublesome symptoms that impair their quality of life but physiotherapy can improve symptoms and in many cases, avoid the need for surgical intervention which is backed by NICE guidelines. Please do ask a member of our team if you have any questions about this service.

Physiotherapy for sports injuries

Sports Injury management specialises in assessment and treatment of injuries sustained during sporting activities, and can range from simple overuse to more traumatic problems that require surgery and extensive post-operative rehabilitation. The physiotherapist will examine in a holistic manor, looking at strength, balance, coordination and flexibility, and use the data to provide an effective return to sport programme. If surgery has been required the physiotherapist will liaise with the surgeon to determine the best approach. With elite athletes, liaison with the coach and strength and conditioning coach can be included.

Shockwave Therapy

Extracoporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a non-surgical treatment used by physiotherapists to treat conditions such as achillies tendinopathy, plantar fasciopathy, tennis elbow, patella tendinopathy and greater trochanteric pain syndrome. It involves the use of a medical device to pass shockwaves through the skin to the injured part of the body. The shockwaves generate an inflammatory-like response in the injured tissue, prompting the body to increase local blood circulation which stimulates the body’s natural healing process and can also break down calcium deposits in tendons. ESWT works best in the treatment of chronic conditions moving them back into the acute phase of healing.

Balance and Falls Rehabilitation

As we age, strength, mobility and the ability to balance can deteriorate. Physiotherapists can assess your balance and mobility and create a bespoke programme of exercises for you to follow at home. We can give you advice and tips on how to minimise your risk of falling. We aim to maximize your ability to balance, your reaction speed and your confidence, thereby improving your function and quality of life.

Acupuncture on patients back

Physiotherapists use acupuncture to help relieve pain and other symptoms and are in a unique position to be able to combine acupuncture with other treatment options which is more likely to lead to successful rehabilitation. Acupuncture is one of the oldest recorded forms of medicine and therefore a combination of the traditional Chinese beliefs with modern science and research, acupuncture has been shown to assist the body to heal itself and provide pain relief.

Barry Edwards

Barry Edwards – Clinical Specialist in Sport


Barry graduated from the University of the West of England in 1998.  After initially working in the NHS and MOD, he then worked as a Sports Physiotherapist at the University of Bath for 20 years before joining Bath Clinic in 2020. Barry has worked with a number of elite sports, including Judo, Gymnastics, Triathlon, Beach Volleyball and Swimming, travelling to World and European Championships as part of the medical team. Barry completed his MSc in Sports Injuries in 2006 and has been a Gold accredited Physiotherapist with the ACPSEM since 2008. He became a registered International Sports Physiotherapist in 2010. In 2020 Barry was awarded the Martyn Hedges award for his services to both Elite and University sport. He is also a qualified fitness instructor and has been teaching group exercise for over 30 years!

Barry has a very holistic approach with a strong interest in both manual and exercise therapy and although he specializes in Sports Injuries is also happy seeing non athletes and post operative patients as well.  Being an older person himself he believes that age should be no barrier to an active lifestyle and will always try to find a way of keeping the body moving whilst recovering from injury.  His aim is to get you better as quickly as possible by showing ways for patients to self-manage their injury problems and has close links with Consultants in Sports and Exercise Medicine, Orthopaedics and Rheumatology.

Kim Acton – Senior Physiotherapist

CPC, MCSP, BSc (hons)

Kim completed her physiotherapy training at The University of West of England in Bristol in 1999 and worked initially for the NHS in Bristol and Bath before joining Bath Clinic in 2006. Kim has worked within all areas of musculoskeletal and orthopaedic rehabilitation but has a special interest in all types of shoulder pain and dysfunction as well as pre and post operative shoulder surgery. Kim uses a variety of treatment techniques including specialist treatments such as acupuncture and Shockwave therapy.

Kim enjoys working closely with the shoulder orthopaedic consultants at the Bath Clinic to provide the highest level of care and treatment to all of her patients.

Clare Doyle – Senior Physiotherapist

HCPC, MCSP, BSc (hons)

Clare qualified from Withington School of Physiotherapy, Manchester in 1992.

She gained experience at St Lukes Hospital, Bradford before specialising within the musculoskeletal field at The Middlesex Hospital, London. After returning from a period of travelling and working in Australia, Clare started work within the private hospital, health and fitness club and private clinic setting, joining Bath Clinic in 2005.

Clare enjoys treating all musculoskeletal conditions using a variety of techniques, including manual therapy, exercise therapy, acupuncture and shockwave therapy. 
She has a particular interest in Spinal conditions, lower limb biomechanical conditions, and clinical Pilates.

Rachel Wood – Senior Physiotherapist

HCPC, MCSP, BSc (hons)

Rachel graduated from Coventry University school of Physiotherapy in 2001. She has since gone on to complete post graduate training in areas including Pilates, acupuncture and hydrotherapy. 
She worked for 12 years in the NHS and gained experience in different areas of Physiotherapy before specialising in musculoskeletal outpatients in 2004. In 2010 Rachel moved into private practice and started working at Bath clinic.

Rachel has a wealth of experience in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions in both the NHS and private settings. She has a special interest in spinal conditions, but also offers expert assessment and treatment for all musculoskeletal conditions and post operative patients.

Rachel uses a variety of rehabilitation and treatment techniques, including specialist treatments such as acupuncture and shockwave therapy. She also focuses on helping patients take an active role in their recovery through patient education, empowerment and self-management.

Matt Edwards – Physiotherapist

HCPC, MCSP, BSc (hons)

Juliet Suddaby – Senior Physiotherapist

HCPC, MCSP, BSc (hons)

All Circle Health physiotherapists are registered with Health Care Professions Council and are all members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists. Our physiotherapists work as close members of a multi-disciplinary team within our hospital, therefore if necessary, you can benefit from fast referrals and access to other specialities including the latest imaging technologies to help accurately diagnose and aid treatment pathway decisions.


Accessing private physiotherapy is easy, whether you choose to pay directly or use private medical insurance.

If you are paying for yourself, we can usually offer an upfront cost which you can then choose to pay in full or access one of our easy payment options. Prices start from £64 for an initial assessment and £52 for a follow up appointment.

If you have private medical insurance, we can arrange direct settlement with your provider, although you should check in advance to see if your treatment is covered. For more information, visit our private medical insurance page.