About Us

Emma James Physiotherapy has been providing long-term holistic staff wellness services for our clients since 2004.

Our team of clinicians and medical consultants includes specialists in physiotherapy, gait, ergonomics, nutrition and general health.

We provide physiotherapy, personal training, biomechanical assessment and correction, sports injury management and paediatric physiotherapy.

We have a vast medical and anatomical knowledge of massage and other manual techniques and these can be used to restore muscle length, reduce friction between structures and relieve pain and muscle spasm. All of this allows normal function to be restored in the maximum time.

We pride ourselves on providing a one-to-one service to evaluate your specific needs and create a bespoke treatment designed just for you. 

Book An Appointment With Us?

Please call us on 01442 870686 or email us at
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Meet the Team


Emma James

Emma James

MD and owner and senior clinical director BSc (Hons), MCSP, SRP, HPC, APPI

Since qualifying as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1998 Emma has worked extensively in the private sectors, treating muscular and skeletal injuries. Emma offers the highest level of service utilising the latest medical research.

Her passion and drive for a patient centric approach to care has driven her to strive to continue to develop her clinical skills over the last two decades. She has ploughed that care and passion into her stunning practice in the heart of Hemel Hempstead.

The main areas of focus of her treatments are the management of movement dysfunctions and recovery from long or complex injury. As a qualified APOS therapist and women’s health practitioner these skills allow her to review the body biomechanics as a whole. 

Pilates, acupuncture and biomechanical analysis anchor her diagnostics skills and enable her to treat holistically. Alongside the floatation therapy, working very closely with some of London’s top private consultants and working in one of London’s leading Physiotherapy Practices, twelve years ago Emma set up her stunning luxury medical centre, in a beautiful converted school house in the heart of the Chiltern Hills and has created an incredible wellbeing department using holistic therapy, focusing on inner health and mindfulness complete with fully equipped gym and state of the art Floatation Tank – the only one of its kind in Hertfordshire. Emma James Physio has also recently become an accredited Apostherapy clinic focusing on non evasive and surgery free treatment for knee, hip and back pain.

Emma believes everybody deserves a life free from pain and creates bespoke packages for every client with individual requirements being the key focus.



Senior Physiotherapist MSc, BSc (Hons)

Lisa qualified in 2004 as a physiotherapist after completing an MSc in rehabilitation science. Prior to that she completed a BSc honours degree in sport and exercise science at the University of Birmingham.

Lisa worked for several years in the NHS gaining a wealth of different physiotherapy experience. Lisa started to work in private physiotherapy practices in 2009 and has worked at private clinics in London and Buckinghamshire prior to joining the team at Emma James Physio. She has also worked as a Physio at Fulham Football club, QPR football club and at the London Marathon.

Lisa has completed several modules of an MSc in advanced musculoskeletal physiotherapy at the University of Hertfordshire. This has resulted in her receiving a post- graduate diploma in advanced musculoskeletal physiotherapy and membership to the MACP- a special interest group which requires extensive postgraduate study and recognition of an excellent standard of the treatment and management of musculoskeletal physiotherapy. In addition, Lisa has qualifications in clinical pilates and acupuncture.

Lisa uses a combination of manual (hands on) therapy and functional rehabilitation exercises to help patients achieve their goals.



Sports Therapist BSc (Hons)

Adam graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in 2016 with a BSc (Hons) Degree in Sports Therapy.

As a Graduate Sports Therapist, Adam has covered a plethora of musculoskeletal pathologies within the sporting and private sectors.

During his Degree Adam completed a sandwich placement year at his local football club AFC Bournemouth; working with elite professional footballers as well as all ages of academy scholars from under 9s up to under 23s.

Adam completed a successful clinic placement with Emma James Physio during his final year of studying and has been with the company both as a student and graduate. Adam’s skill set enables him to rehabilitate patients from initial assessment through to return to sports/activity. Sports Therapists have a wide scope of skills within rehabilitation and prevention of Musculoskeletal pathologies using fundamentals of strength and conditioning.

Adam is also qualified in clinical Pilates with the Australian Physio Pilates Institute (APPI) and teaches two classes per week at our practice in Hemel Hempstead.

Adam has widened his patient base in private practice using these fundamentals and incorporates aspects of pain management and progressive rehabilitation to manage patients.

Clinical interests include tendon rehab and hamstring injuries.



Senior Physiotherapist MSc, BSc (Hons), MHCPC, MCSP

Mary qualified as a physiotherapist in 2009 after completing a Masters degree in Rehabilitation Science at Glasgow Caledonian University. Prior to this she undertook a BSc Honours degree in Physiology and Sports Science at Glasgow University.

Mary worked for several years in the NHS in Glasgow whilst simultaneously working part time in football at Club and National level in both the men’s and women’s game respectively. After 5 years in football she made the move to London to take up a full time role as Head Physiotherapist at Arsenal Ladies Football Club.

Her interests and expertise lie in treating musculoskeletal injury and she has a keen interest in the lower limb and in particular, conditions of the knee, developed after her vast experience in football.

She utilises a mixture of manual therapy skills and prescriptive exercise to develop a patient centered rehabilitation programme to help restore function.

More recently Mary has become a Level 1 Apos Certified Physiotherapist. Apos therapy is an innovative and individual treatment method for knee and back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders. This has significantly developed her skills in Biomechanics and Gait Assessment allowing Mary to assess and treat using a foot-worn biomechanical device providing a non-surgical and drug free treatment to this patient group.


Karen McAteer

Karen McAteer

Practice Manager

Karen is the Practice Manager who has vast experience dealing with all aspects of your care. Along with the rest of the Administration Team she will be able to assist you in the whole process from booking an appointment to settling your account. If you require any assistance do not hesitate to call 01442 870686. For any specific Physiotherapy requirements, Karen or another member of the team will direct you to a Physiotherapy call back service.




Tracy has been with Emma James Physio for more than 12 years and supports the growing team of therapists and assists with the ever-increasing administration associated with a busy practice.

While our customer service is very important, Tracy also has outstanding communication, relationship-building and influencing skills, which inspire confidence and loyalty.

Tracy has vast experience dealing with all aspects of your care whether in customer service or in reception. On the retail side of the company Tracy also deals with the PelviPower Chair, which can be tailored to your individual needs as required. Her aim is to put every patient at ease and treat them as individuals.

She has proven herself to be an invaluable asset to the clinic, and has a great understanding of the roles of all the therapists in the team, as well as the complexities of helping run a busy clinic. If you have any questions about the services that we offer, Tracy and the rest of the team are here to help.



Customer Services Manager and PA to Emma James

Kate is the Customer Services Manager and PA to the Director Emma James, making sure all patients expectations, requirements and needs are met.

Kate firmly believes that every patient is entitled to elite care, from your first enquiry with us, to your last appointment and will do her best to ensure every patient journey with Emma James Physio is of the highest standard. Along with the rest of the admin team she will be able to assist you in the whole process from booking an appointment to settling your account.

Book An Appointment With Us?

Please call us on 01442 870686 or email us at
Alternatively you can book online by clicking below.

Get In Touch

Our dedicated administration and customer service teams are available to answer your questions and help guide you to the right treatment via telephone & email or you can send us a message using the following contact form.

01442 870686