Hands-on Treatment

Specialists in Hands on Treatments


Hands on therapy is known by many terms, including Manual therapy, manipulation, soft tissue manipulation and joint manipulation.

Our practitioners are specialists in providing hands on treatments.

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All our practitioners are registered with their government bodies.


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We will always offer advice and reassurance prior to any treatment.

Hands On

All our practitioners can carry out hands on treatments.


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This Is Our Passion

Manual therapy, manipulation, soft tissue manipulation and joint manipulation are all terms used to describe a therapist performing hands on techniques to tissue to reduce pain and restore range of motion and function.

In recent years there has been controversy in its use by many therapists and large organisations such as the NHS are now virtually providing a ‘hands-off’ service. This has mainly been driven by lack of sound research evidence of its use as a single modality and fails to empower people to self-manage their condition.


Our RFS system is aimed at getting results, we therefore use a cluster of various modalities including hands-on treatment combined with rehabilitation, acupuncture, shockwave therapy etc.

Most research will investigate the effect of a single intervention to the body however there is very few research papers investigating the effect of combining techniques. The RFS method does exactly that and combines interventions to create better results.

The RFS method uses various treatment interventions but also various professionals to maximise the results we achieve.

For example, a patient with chronic low back pain could be treated with hands-on treatment combined with shockwave therapy and rehabilitation. At the same time, they may see a clinical psychologist to improve their mental wellbeing and a nutritionist to improve their diet resulting in a much bigger general effect on the person than if we were to just provide that person with a massage.

The RFS method focusses on the person not just the condition.

What Our Clients Say…

Frank Parsons
Frank Parsons
I can’t recommend the Physiotherapy centre in Purbrook highly enough, from a warm and helpful welcome from reception staff to Catherine who helped me a great deal with my back problem. The exercises has given me more flexibility, thank you and will use you again.
lisa darrand
lisa darrand
Fantastic treatment and service. I have recommended to many friends and family over the years.
Michele Cook
Michele Cook
I’ve used the Physiotherapy Centre 3 times over the past 15years & always been ‘fixed’ within 3-4 weeks; they really know there stuff & I can’t recommend them enough!👏👍
Trevor C
Trevor C
I sprained my ankle while out running. After the initial swelling had gone down the Physiotherapy Centre gave me various strengthening and mobility exercises, and gradually over a number of weeks my ankle returned to full strength. I would highly recommend the Physiotherapy Centre.
Jason Ambridge
Jason Ambridge
The phsyio treatment and advice I received from Jeannette was excellent. I was given further exercises to help with my ongoing rehab that have really helped. All the staff very friendly and welcoming. Highly recommended
Pauline Campbell
Pauline Campbell
Excellent treatment by Cameron. I had severe backpain. Cameron found the cause after a very thorough examination. He treated this and gave me excersises. It worked well. I had 4 sessions. Brilliant
david may
david may
My experience of The Physiotherapy Centre is that it is first class, utterly professional and simply superb
lorraine moran
lorraine moran
Really good and helpful advice on my first initial call and also from Jeanette when my mum visited recently. Thank you for taking the time to listen and care.

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