Physiotherapy is a mainstream, NHS recognised, evidence-based treatment for a wide range of musculo-skeletal conditions and injuries.  It is designed to alleviate painful symptoms and restore normal movement and function.  All joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and peripheral nerves can be treated in this way.  Examples include sports injuries, back and neck pain, post-operative care and work-related upper limb disorders to name but a few.  
During your first consultation you will be asked about the nature and history of your problem, including past episodes of similar symptoms. A physical examination will then be carried out to determine diagnosis. You will then be offered initial treatment and advice for self management and exercises. Follow up treatments will consist of further assessment, treatment and progression of exercises and advice. 

You will also be advised on injury prevention and rehabilitative exercises which can include a gym session to devise a tailor-made programme which you can then carry out independently to protect against further injury and improve sports performance.

Physiotherapy has shown to be beneficial for:

  • Sports injuries 
  • Neck and back pain/sciatica (acute and chronic)
  • Postural problems
  • Work related upper limb disorder (RSI)
  • Muscle/tendon and ligament strains/sprains and tears 
  • Joint pain and swelling 
  • Overuse injuries 
  • Headaches 

What a physiotherapy treatment may involve:

  • Muscle imbalance re-education 
  • Taping/strapping 
  • Massage/frictions/myofascial release 
  • Muscle energy techniques 
  • Joint mobilisation 
  • Exercise therapy 
  • Advice on injury prevention 
  • Postural correction 
  • Pilates based core stability exercise 
  • Manipulation and adverse neural tension techniques
  • Ergonomic advice
  • Ultrasound

During the Ethos upgrade works, therapists will be based in alternative locations on campus. Please contact the therapist directly for information and to book a session.

Therapists who offer this treatment

Sally Waters

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Sally is available at the following times:

Monday: 10.30 - 16.30
Friday: 10.00 - 16.30


Initial consultation
Standard rate: £70.00 
Imperial Staff: £65.00
Imperial Students: £55.00

Follow up treatment
Standard rate: £50.00 
Imperial Staff: £45.00 
Imperial Students: £40.00

To book a session with Sally, please call 07747 0 56 761 or email Please note that a 24-hour cancellation policy applies.

From 18 March 2019, Sally will be based in the Imperial occupational health department, Level 4 Sherfield Building. Access is via College swipe card. Non-College clients can ring the buzzer to call reception. On entering, please take a seat to the left or right of the entrance. Sally will call you in at your appointment time, if you are late please knock on the door.

You can also visit

Maria Healy

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Maria is available at the following times:

Wednesday: 17.30 - 22.00

Standard rate: £65 (1 hr), £40 (30 mins)
Imperial Staff: 
£55 (1 hr), £30 (30 mins)
Imperial Students: 
£50 (1 hr), £30 (30 mins)

To book a session with Maria, please call 07580 478 075 or email