Stratford Upon Avon Physiotherapy Clinic

Physiotherapists In Stratford Upon Avon Dedicated To Establishing A New Benchmark Of Clinical Excellence In The Diagnosis & Treatment Of Pain & Injury

The Pain and Injury Clinic, Stratford Upon Avon’s the regions foremost provider of services for diagnosing, managing, and offering conservative treatment for a broad spectrum of painful conditions and injuries. Located within the Old Toll House on Clopton bridge, overlooking Cox’s Yard within the beautiful market town of Stratford Upon Avon, this centre of clinical excellence is recognised for a friendly and professional approach, gentle and effective treatment, and fantastic clinical outcomes.

Our Stratford Upon Avon Physiotherapy Faculty is run by Nia Sarah Edwards (Physiotherapist).


What is Physiotherapy?

According to the The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy’s (CSP), and National Health Service (NHS) definition, physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. It can also help to reduce your risk of injury or illness in the future. Physiotherapy can be helpful for people of all ages with a wide range of health conditions, including problems affecting the:

Bones, joints and soft tissue – such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain and sports injuries

Brain or nervous system – such as movement problems resulting from a stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS) or Parkinson’s disease

Heart and circulation – such as rehabilitation after a heart attack

Lungs and breathing – such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis

Physiotherapy can improve your physical activity while helping you to prevent further injuries.

Reasons To See A Physiotherapist In Stratford Upon Avon

Our contemporary, evidence-based approach to physiotherapy in Stratford Upon Avon empowers our physiotherapists to thoughtfully choose and implement treatment and complementary physical rehabilitation methods. Our goal is to achieve optimal results for you swiftly, affordably, and with minimal interruption to your daily life.

Regardless of whether you’re experiencing acute pain due to injury, trauma, surgery, or enduring chronic pain, effective treatment is attainable. Pain should never be dismissed as insignificant, as research indicates it profoundly impacts individuals’ lives, hindering their ability to recover and function normally. Managing pain leads to reduced suffering, improved sleep, and enhanced vitality for engaging in daily activities.

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Physiotherapy Consultation.

Consultation and Diagnostic Service.

Your First Physiotherapy Appointment.

Our Stratford Upon Avon Physiotherapists begin by taking a thorough clinical history of your complaint, as well as a full past medical history, family history and history of other factors which can impact your condition.

This will be followed by a comprehensive physical examination by a Stratford Upon Avon Physiotherapist, consisting of: orthopaedic, neurological, postural, and gait evaluation. It is this thorough approach to examination that assists our Physiotherapists in establishing factors that may be contributing to the complaint you’re suffering from.

Most patients we see in our Stratford Upon Avon Physiotherapy Clinic are suitable for Physical Therapy. However, if our Physiotherapists feel that further testing (i.e Blood tests) or investigative imaging (i.e An MRI scan, CT scan, Ultrasound scan, or X-ray) is required, we can refer you swiftly and efficiently to an appropriate specialist for such investigation.

The majority of patients attending our Stratford Upon Avon Physiotherapy Clinic are eligible for Physical Therapy. Nevertheless, should our Physiotherapists deem additional examinations, such as blood tests, or diagnostic imaging like an MRI scan, CT scan, Ultrasound scan, or X-ray, necessary, we can promptly and effectively facilitate a referral to a suitable specialist for further investigation.

You may not currently have a complaint, and might be looking to either: prevent future problem, keep fit and well, or optimise your sporting performance. In this case we can look at matters prospectively, seeking to identify factors which could predispose you to future problems in the future, especially if you have a close family member who suffers from such a complaint, or are involved in a sport where such problems commonly occur.

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Confidential Clinical Report of Findings.

Your Second Stratford Upon Avon Physiotherapy Appointment.

Following your Consultation and Diagnostic Service Appointment, your physiotherapist in Stratford Upon Avon will assess your case findings and develop a personalized treatment or management plan for your condition. Upon your return to the Stratford Upon Avon Physiotherapy Clinic, we will engage in a detailed discussion to share our conclusions with you. During this session, our team of physiotherapists in Stratford Upon Avon will inform you about:

A Diagnosis of your condition: What it is, & what’s causing it.

A Prognosis of your case: How it’s expected to recover and how long that will take.

An Outline of Proposed Treatment: Should we deem ourselves suitable for the management of your complaint, we will inform you of:

  • What we can do to help you.
  • What you will be able to do, in order to help yourself.
  • What outcomes you can expect.
  • The rate at which you can expect results.
  • What this result will cost you in time and money. ‘We aim to make all costs involved in the management of your case known to you from the outset.’ Click here to see Our Costs.
  • If we feel that your complaint would be better managed by another clinician, the appropriate referral to that clinician will be made without delay.

Physiotherapy Treatment.

Physiotherapy treatment in Stratford Upon Avon usually involves a comprehensive array of gentle and evidence-based conservative care techniques.

Ultimately, the care provided to each patient is tailored to their individual case, considering their unique needs and preferences. We recognise that patients may feel apprehensive about treatment, and we strive to prioritise their comfort and reassurance. Our care encompasses various options, including but not limited to:

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Our Modern & Evidence-based Approach to Physiotherapy

Our acclaimed outcomes and clinical achievements stem from the development of a comprehensive and evidence-based strategy.

Pain is a widespread issue that should be recognised as a global epidemic. Studies suggest that one out of every five adults (20%) suffer from pain, with an additional one in ten adults (10%) diagnosed with chronic pain annually. Pain affects individuals across all demographics, irrespective of age, gender, income, ethnicity, or location. Pain experiences can range from acute to chronic or intermittent, or a combination thereof.

Acute pain, often characterised by its sudden onset and temporary nature, is a prevalent experience encountered by individuals across various ages and backgrounds. It commonly arises in response to tissue injury, surgery, or medical procedures. While acute pain serves as a vital physiological response, signaling potential harm or injury, its management is crucial to prevent unnecessary suffering and promote recovery.

Chronic pain, in contrast, presents a persistent and debilitating challenge for individuals enduring its relentless grip. Unlike acute pain, which typically resolves with healing, chronic pain persists beyond the expected recovery period, lasting for months or even years. Its incidence is staggering, affecting millions globally and posing a significant burden on healthcare systems and society as a whole. Chronic pain can stem from a myriad of underlying conditions, including musculoskeletal disorders, neuropathies, and systemic diseases, making its management complex and multifaceted.

While acute and chronic pain differ in duration and underlying mechanisms, they share commonalities in their impact on individuals’ well-being and quality of life. Both types of pain can disrupt daily activities, impair functioning, and lead to emotional distress if left unmanaged. Moreover, pain can lead to numerous significant consequences, such as anxiety, depression, work incapacity, and strained social relationships. Those enduring chronic pain typically suffer for an average of seven years.

Understanding the complex origins of pain necessitates a multidisciplinary approach to its management. As physiotherapists in Stratford Upon Avon, we collaborate with various allied healthcare professionals, including orthopaedic surgeons, rheumatologists, podiatrists, general practitioners, chiropractors, psychologists, and radiographers, to deliver tailored care for each patient.

What is the Difference Between Physiotherapy, Osteopathy & Chiropractic?

In our perspective, the primary distinction lies solely in… ‘the spelling’. Allow us to elaborate…

All three of these professions essentially focus on conservative (non-surgical) musculoskeletal care, and it appears somewhat redundant to have three separate professions essentially performing the same, or at the very least, a very similar function.

If a Physiotherapist in Stratford Upon Avon, an Osteopath, and a Chiropractor effectively assess and diagnose a patient, and pose the question ‘What’s the most effective way to address this patient’s concern?’, theoretically, they should all implement precisely the same treatment/management approach. There exists an optimal method for treating a patient, and each professional should tailor the care they provide to the specific needs of the patient before them, rather than adhering rigidly to professional ideologies.

We encounter numerous patients who have been advised to consult with either a Chiropractor or an Osteopath. At the Pain And Injury Clinic, we act as a collective of professionals, all working together for the betterment of patient care. Hence, we’ll also often co-manage patients across our clinical team, meaning that often patients will also be seen by a Podiatrist, Chiropractor, Osteopath etc.

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It’s our pleasure to look after a range of patients from the local areas of Henley in Arden, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwick, Solihull, Redditch, Leamington Spa, Birmingham, Wootton Wawen, Claverdon, Alcester, Knowle, Dorridge, Shirley, Hatton, Lapworth, and Hockey Heath, Solihull, Coventry, Moseley, Kings Heath, Harborne

We are also proud to attract professional sports men and women / athletes, and likewise patients with more chronic and complex problems from a host of major cities, further afield throughout the UK: Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Portmouth, Cambridge, Bournemouth, Oxford, London etc.

We are also able to support patient who live further afield via Telehealth Consultation (Online Video Consultation).

If you would like to know about the services we can offer, please don’t hesitate to telephone the Warwickshire Clinic on 01564 89 80 80, the Birmingham clinic on 0121 448 43 90, or the Stratford-upon-Avon Clinic on 01789 507 490. You can also email us at

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