What is Physiotherapy?

Relieve pain, manage injuries and promote health and wellbeing with our
bespoke physiotherapy packages.

What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy uses movement and exercise to restore function to as near normal as possible when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability.

Physiotherapists work autonomously with other healthcare professionals in a wide variety of settings such as intensive care, mental illness, stroke recovery, occupational health, and care of the elderly, always working with patients to promote their health and wellbeing.

Physiotherapists can help treat:

  • Stress-related headaches
  • Back and neck pain
  • Joint problems
  • Overuse and tendon injuries
  •  Pre and post operative rehabilitation
  • Posture and relaxation
  • Pre and post natal problems
  • Sports injuries
  • Sports specific rehabilitation programmes


Home Visits 

At Emma James Physio we don’t let a little thing like geography stand in the way of your health.

We are proud to offer our full range of bespoke services to you in the comfort of your own home. Your location should not prevent you from receiving first class specialist treatment from our team of experts. So whether you are recovering from severe injury and can’t face making the trek to our clinic or simply want to fully enjoy the immense

Virtual Services 

Welcome to the digital era of Healthcare – We now offer online and virtual services 

We at Emma James Physio are available for online consultations, wherever you may be based.We also offer a suite of remote services to facilitate your health care management pathway, these services include:

Pilates & Pilates Classes

We are also introducing:

Follow up Audio/Video calls
Initial Assessment Triage Audio/video calls
Live Streamed Exercise Classes
Video Assisted Personal Training/Rehabilitation calls
Individualised Home Exercise Programmes
Personal Training Programme Cards
Ergonomics advice on working from home work stations

Massage and Manual Therapy

Treatments to relieve muscle pain and spasms, improve circulation and reduce
scar tissue. 

Our physiotherapists have a vast medical and anatomical knowledge of massage, including sports and pregnancy 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.

There are various techniques which can be used depending on your needs. Our physiotherapists will talk you through your options and discuss your goals to find the best plan for you.

Deep friction massage can be used on scar tissue to break down adhesions, which can hinder the healing process, thus allowing restoration of normal movement and function. Often soft tissue techniques are used to improve blood flow, which will directly enhance the healing process.

Massage therapy has been proven to:

Reduce muscular tension
Improve circulatory issues
Stimulate the lymphatic system
Increase joint mobility
Aid relaxation and reduce the stress hormones
Aid recovery of soft tissue injuries
Improve sleep

Joint Mobilisations

Restore ease of movement and release tension with the help of our experts

Joint stiffness contributes to pain, reduced movement and dysfunction. Reduced movement at specific intricate parts of the skeletal system leads to overuse and overstrain of other components, which in turn results in pain and irritation. Mobilisations can be performed in many directions with differing force depending upon the degree of dysfunction present.

Joints can become stiff for a number of reasons:

Post fracture especially after immobilisation from a cast/splint
Post-operative stiffness
From Osteo-arthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis
Post trauma (direct or indirect)
Poor posture
Sporting injury or overuse injury
As a result from muscle imbalance or biomechanical dysfunction i.e. chronic overuse symptoms
From spinal dysfunction such as lower back or neck pain

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Vibrations stimulate muscles to increase blood flow, boost collagen, encourage healing and retrain trigger points

Electrotherapy is a useful addition to physiotherapy treatment. It works at a cellular level to promote the healing process and optimise recovery.

Here at Emma James Physio, we have a wide variety of electrotherapy modalities including Ultrasound, Interferential and Muscle Stimulation. Depending on the modality used, there is either a heating or cellular vibration of the damaged area thus increasing blood flow and enhancing the quality and quantity of collagen deposited in the injured tissue, resulting in a higher tensile strength and elasticity of the tissue affected.

Electrotherapy can also be used over areas of muscle spasm to deactivate trigger points (areas of spasm and exquisite tenderness) and thus reduce pain. Through muscle stimulation techniques, muscle activity can be promoted where there is poor firing of muscles due to injury/disuse atrophy or post-operatively. This type of stimulation can play an important role in the re-education of muscle groups to re-train and improve muscle bulk.

Electrotherapy modalities are used in conjunction with other physiotherapy techniques in order to optimise treatment effectiveness.

Biomechanical Assessment & Corrective Services 

We assess foot position, weight distribution and posture so you can carry yourself with ease.

What is Biomechanics?
Biomechanics focuses on the relationship between your foot alignment and how this affects the rest of your body.

The principle of this is that if a foot position is out of alignment, it can affect your shin which in turn, can put stresses on the hip and eventually the back will compensate for this. If left untreated, the neck and shoulders can also be affected!

Leg length discrepancies can tilt the pelvis and lead to undue stresses or loads being put on different parts of the body and then eventually foot, knee, hip and back pain.

Our physiotherapists can issue appropriate orthotics, as well as advising you on exercises and lifestyle changes, to correct your stance.

Additionally, the patient’s gait and balance are assessed as appropriate, all findings are explained in detail and a gait report given to each patient.

For more complicated problems, Emma James Physiotherapy has links with specialised London Podiatry Clinics as well as more local highly qualified podiatrists.

Gait Scan

The Gait Scan system is a computerised pressure plate which measures the distribution of force throughout a patient’s foot during each step. This state of the art analysis tool is able to produce objective detailed data that will aid in the diagnosis of abnormal foot biomechanics.


Restore ease of movement and release tension with the help of our experts

As many of us spend our days on our feet, it is no surprise that a great deal of pain and discomfort can result from using poorly fitted footwear.

Prescription insoles made from measurements of the foot and assessment of the way you walk (gait analysis) can help prevent injuries caused by poor biomechanics from inadequate footwear such as; plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinopathies, shin splints, knee pain and lower back pain.

Book an appointment for an assessment and we will arrange the delivery of your tailor-made insoles to fit all shoe types (including high heels and rugby boots).

Phase One:
Assessment and calculation of prescription is done during one appointment.

Phase Two:
A copy of your gait scan and a full report will be sent to our podiatrist for review. Tailor made orthotic insoles are produced to the highest standards

Children’s orthotics are also available.

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Apos Therapy 

AposTherapy® is an innovative non-surgical and drug-free treatment for knee pain, back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders.

It uses a unique individually-adjusted device that is worn on the foot for around an hour a day whilst going about normal daily activities.

The treatment brings your body into optimal alignment, reducing the pressure and strain on painful areas in the joint. As you walk, it stimulates and retrains your muscles, ultimately re-educating your body to adopt a corrected and less painful walking style, even when you are not wearing the device.

The personalised treatment re-educates the brain and muscles to work correctly in order to provide better joint stability and re-establish a more symmetrical walking pattern, leading to lasting pain relief and improved function.

Unique Benefits of AposTherapy:

Non-surgical and drug-free
Highly effective for reduction in pain, improvement in function and quality of life
Clinically proven for lasting pain relief
Addresses the root cause of your condition
Highly convenient and fits easily into your daily routine
Personalised to your specific needs
On-going care for optimal results

Who is suitable for Treatment?

Patients with:
Knee Osteoarthritis
Chronic Knee Pain
Torn Meniscus
Knee Ligament Damage
Patello-femoral Pain (anterior knee pain)
Rehabilitation Following Knee Surgery
Lower Back Pain

Paediatric Physiotherapy Services 

From newborns to teenagers, our physiotherapists offer physio assessment and treatments to facilitate short and long term goals

At Emma James Physiotherapy we have specialist expertise in working with children and their parents as a whole. Children are not just small adults and our therapists not only have specialist knowledge of conditions affecting children, but also in depth experience of normal and abnormal child development.

The areas of paediatric physiotherapy that Emma James Physiotherapy specialises in are orthopaedics, neurology, musculoskeletal sporting injuries and postural dysfunction.

Conditions treated include:

Cerebral palsy
Gait anomalies
Chronic pain
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Head injury
Developmental delay

Infants may also benefit from physiotherapy and we offer treatment for talipes, Erb’s palsy and head preference (restricted head movement/favours one side). Advice is also available regarding gross motor development and the prevention/management of plagiocephaly (flat head). This is applicable for term and pre-term infants.

Adolescents often feel out of place within the paediatric setting, but here at Emma James Physiotherapy we are able to bridge that gap offering an age appropriate assessment and treatment plan but with the option of linking in with the onsite gym and personal training service.

We work very closely with the child and parents/guardians to identify short and long term treatment goals and provide a tailor-made service to ensure that these goals are successfully met.

Sports Injury Management

Emma James Physio offers sports therapy, sports massage and sports injury treatment to keep you on track 

Sports Injuries: Our chartered sports physiotherapists understand the pressures within the sporting arena and clearly understand the demands placed upon the body through their own personal sporting achievements at high levels.

Their role includes examining and diagnosing injuries, identifying the cause of an injury, discussing the sports person’s ambitions for the future, devising an individual treatment plan and providing a complete care plan from injury back to sporting form.

Treatments include:

Sports massage
Sports acupuncture
Biomechanic assessment (Gait scan)
Taping and strapping
Ice Therapy
Exercise programmes
Stretching programmes
Fitness plans
Pilates and core stability workouts
Electrotherapy (ultrasound etc)

Sports Therapy 

What is Sports Therapy? 

Sports Therapy is an aspect of healthcare that is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of the patient back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness, regardless of age and ability.

It utilises the principles of sport and exercise science incorporating physiological and pathological processes to prepare the participant for training, competition and where applicable, work.

What is a Sports Therapist?

Sports Therapist is a distinct occupational title that applies to a clearly defined scope of practice.

A Sports Therapist, who is a Member of The Society of Sports Therapists is an allied health professional who has the knowledge, skills and ability to:

Assess, treat, rehabilitate musculoskeletal conditions (soft tissues, joints and bones) and, where and if appropriate, refer on for specialist advice and intervention

Provide the immediate care of injuries and basic life support in a recreational, training, occupational & competitive environment

Utilise sports and exercise principles to optimise performance, preparation and injury prevention programmes

Provide appropriate manual therapy interventions where clinically appropriate

Plan and implement appropriate rehabilitation and return to training/work programmes

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Sports Massage

Sports Massage is the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, tendons and ligaments. It is applicable not just to sports people but to anybody wishing to guard against or recover from a soft tissue injury.


Improve circulation and lymphatic flow
Assist in the removal of metabolic waste
Sedate or stimulate nerve endings
Increase or decrease muscle tone
Increase or decrease muscle length
Remodel scar tissue when required
Assist in mental preparation for sporting participation

Sports massage can relieve many problems such as repetitive strain injury, sprains, tension and fatigue. We here at Emma James Physiotherapy provide sports massage to a wide array of clients to aid in preventing injury and injury rehabilitation.

Acupuncture for Pain Relief 

A natural approach based on ancient techniques and innovative science which is proven to alleviate pain and improve circulation

Acupuncture comes from Ancient Chinese medicinal needling, in which fine needles are gently inserted into specific areas of the body in order to achieve the desired effect or treat specific ailments. Acupuncture can be used to treat both physical and mental issues.

The Eastern theory of acupuncture is based on meridians; meridians are said to have two functions:

To transport: meridians are said to transport qi (energy) blood, as well as sensation nourishing, warming and stimulating all the tissues of the body.

To heal: meridians are also said to resist pathogen attack upon the body and a blocked meridian channel can lead to poor healing down that channel.

Acupuncture is a natural way to seek pain relief and ease pain symptoms and associated dysfunctions. Most people feel immediate effects, but it is always recommended that acupuncture is used at least three times to have a lasting effect on a condition.

Acupuncture can be used as a treatment for:

morning sickness
menstrual issues
anxiety and depression
facial palsy
sinus problems

Virtual Gym and Virtual Classes

Here at Emma James, we understand how difficult it can be to dedicate time to your fitness, and the hardest part for most people is simply showing up. With that in mind, we have designed an extensive collection of virtual fitness classes from yoga, to pilates and much more, all led by our team of highly qualified personal trainers. You no longer have to worry about packing a gym bag and battling traffic, now you can just connect and start your work out.

Check out out timetable here

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

We at Emma James Physiotherapy are focused and dedicated to addressing a rounded holistic approach to your
health and wellbeing. We are committed to addressing all aspects of your fitness and physiotherapy journey be that in treating a sports injury, helping you recover from an
accident, personal training or creating your orthotics with our state of the art gait scan facilities. We pride ourselfs on helping other; call to discuss and let us help you today.


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