This is what we do

Kesson Physio uses a range of techniques to reduce pain and speed up the healing process. We reduce stiffness, improve strength and restore pain free movement as quickly as possible. Whether you are rehabilitating following surgery, have developed pain through overuse, or have suffered an acute injury, physiotherapy plays an important role.

The Services we provide are:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Pilates
  • Acupuncture
  • Electrotherapy
  • Mobilisation
  • Joint manipulation
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Sports Massage
  • Foot Assessment and Orthotics
  • Biomechanical Analysis
  • Yoga (under Clinical Pilates)
  • Womens Health (under Acupuncture)


Our Physiotherapists are professionals trained in the accurate diagnosis and treatment of pain and injury. After taking a thorough history and understanding how your problems affects you, we conduct a thorough Physical examination which involves testing structures such as muscles, nerves, joints, ligaments, and tendons in order to establish the exact source of your pain or injury. Once an exact diagnosis is established we will embark on treatment specific to your problem that takes into account your lifestyle and expectations. We will discuss the problem in detail with you and will also give you advice on to how to prevent your injury returning.

We use a variety of techniques to reduce pain and speed up the healing process. We reduce stiffness, improve strength and restore pain free movement as quickly as possible. Whether you are rehabilitating following surgery, have developed pain through overuse, or have suffered an acute injury, Physiotherapy plays an important role.

Techniques include;

  • Joint Mobilisation and Manipulation – hands-on treatment to reduce pain and stiffness.
  • Soft tissue massage/myofascial release – to improve muscle flexibility
  • Dry needling/acupuncture – for pain and spasm
  • Electrotherapy – machines used to reduce pain and speed up healing.
  • Muscle re-education using biofeedback
  • Specific exercise programs

Post Operative Rehabilitation

We have years of experience helping patients recover following all types of surgery. Rehabilitation is different for each surgery, but will usually involve a graduated strengthening program and specific hands-on techniques to restore correct joint mobility and muscle flexibility. We have a fully equipped rehabilitation gym and state of the art equipment to ensure that you return to pain free function as quickly as possible. Here is a list of the type of surgery we regularly see. It is not exhaustive, so if you’d like to know if we can rehabilitate you from your specific surgery or you’d like to know the specifics of your rehab, just get in touch .


  • ACL reconstruction
  • Meniscal repairs
  • Ligament repairs
  • Arthroscopies
  • Patellofemoral re-alignment
  • Total knee replacement
  • Mircrofracture/ Chondroplasty

Back and Neck

  • Micro-discectomy
  • Spinal decompression
  • Disc replacement


  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Sub-acromial decompression
  • Stabilisation


  • Total hip replacement
  • Hip resurfacing
  • Labral repair/debridement


  • Lateral ligament stabilisation
  • Achilles tendon repairs
  • Arthroscopy


  • Toe joint replacements
  • Bunionectomy
  • Morton’s neuroma

Clinical Pilates

We use the concepts and techniques of Pilates along with the scientific approach of physiotherapy to develop an effective exercise approach to the treatment. We use our fully equipped gym to treat back pain, sports injuries and posture related pain. The result is an individual program of low impact exercise focused at resolving your specific problem.

We run 4 classes a weak at varying times, so call to see when suits you best.


Why chose Yoga?

  1. Improve Flexibility
  2. Build muscle strength
  3. Perfects posture
  4. Prevent cartilage and joint degeneration.
  5. Protect your spine
  6. Boost immunity
  7. Challenge your heart & reduce blood pressure.
  8. Relax & relieve stress

These are but a few of the fantastic ways Yoga will help you make a change to your health.

Classes run every Friday with our fantastic instructor Tracey Hudson.


We perform acupuncture by inserting needles of varying length and diameters into acupuncture points located throughout the body. Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years in China, but more recently has become part of conventional medicine. For example, acupuncture is highly recommended as an effective treatment for low back pain. We use a specific form of acupuncture called Dry Needling. This technique is used to reduce pain, and specifically to eliminate ‘trigger points’ in taut muscle bands. Dry needling of a myofascial trigger point will elicit a local twitch response, which is an involuntary spinal cord reflex that results in a gradual relaxation of the muscle and associated trigger point. While patients often feel great relief following an acupuncture/dry needling session, we will often use it alongside other techniques to assist in maintaining the improved muscle function and joint movement.

Chronic Pain Management

A very specialised area and one we pride ourselves on. This involves the assessment and treatment of long-standing pain, pain that has not been successfully treated, recurring injuries and pain that has not been adequately explained or diagnosed. This may come in the form of musculo-skeletal pain that has not responded to treatment so far, or neuropathic pain where there is a large nerve/neural component that is perpetuating pain. Pain management is a highly specialised area of physiotherapy. We have had many years experience of working side by side with leading pain specialists to treat difficult pain conditions. We are always looking to fully understand the cause of chronic pain and the impact it has on an individual’s life and function. We use the most up to date treatment approaches that have the backing of scientific research to treat these difficult pain conditions.

We run a 4 week Pain programme, once weekly for an hour. In conjunction with pain experts, Charlie, has specially designed this brilliant approach, which  aims to help people understand their pain and help them get going.

Women's Health

Women’s Health Physiotherapy is the therapeutic treatment of all disorders affecting the pelvis and pelvic floor. As a conservative estimate there are around 14 million people in the UK today with some form of bladder problem. Shockingly 1 in 3 women experience Women’s Health problems during their lifetime. However many tolerate these problems, often for years, either too embarrassed to seek help or unaware that there are treatments available. Children can suffer with bladder and bowel related problems too.

It often just takes some specialist treatment and training to cure the problem, and that is what we can offer with years of experience and specialist training. Women’s Health Physiotherapy provides confidential assessments and specialist treatment.

We treat:

Bladder problems 

Frequency passing urine – going to the toilet to pass urine more than 6-8 times a day

Urgency, urge incontinence/overactive bladder – a sudden compelling urge to pass urine, and maybe leaking on the way to the toilet

Stress urinary incontinence – e.g. coughing, sneezing, shouting, laughing, lifting, bending

Nocturia – getting up in the night

Nocturnal enuresis – bed wetting


Bowel problems 

Faecal urgency and/or incontinence – a sudden strong urge to open your bowels, and/or not making it to the toilet and losing stool

Difficulty controlling wind

Constipation – an enormous problem that many people suffer with for years – you can be helped


Gynaecological problems 

Pelvic organ prolapse (bladder, bowel or uterus)

Rehabilitation after gynaecological surgery, including hysterectomy

Vaginismus and vulval pain


Pelvic pain 

Vaginismus and vulval pain

Perineal pain

Pelvic dysfunction

Myofascial pain

Connective tissue pain


Post op breast surgery following breast cancer

Shoulder mobility exercises, myofascial release and trigger point release

Scar massage and myofascial release

Release of cording – axillary web syndrome.


Don’t suffer in silence.


We utilise several different treatment options available by our trained physiotherapists. When used correctly, these modalities can help control spasm and pain, improve healing rates, and assist in the retraining of the muscle groups that are affected by injury. We use electrotherapy along side our manual therapy and exercise prescription to accelerate healing and ensure pain and injury resolves as quickly as possible.

Ultrasound uses a from of high frequency sound waves to aid the increase of local blood flow, stimulate the healing of collagen tissue in ligaments and tendons, and improve the extensibility of collagen, thereby having a positive effect on scar tissue. The benefits of ultrasound are widely accepted in the clinical world, and are constantly under scientific review to fully assess their benefit.

“TENS” is the acronym for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. A TENS unit sends electrical impulses to certain parts of the body to block pain signals. The electrical currents produced feel like a mild tingle and can prevent pain messages from being transmitted to the brain thus giving pain relief.


We use a passive hands-on movement technique applied to a stiff spinal or peripheral joint. It aims to restore full range of motion to the joint by activating mechanoreceptors within the capsule of the joints. It also has the effect of altering the neuromuscular (nerve) firing within muscles to cause a reflex relaxation of the surrounding tight musculature. Simply, it helps to restore normal pain free motion. Mobilisation is particularly effective when combined with other treatments such as soft tissue and muscle stabilising techniques, along with exercise.

Joint manipulation

We use technique as an advanced form of mobilisation, and those who respond well to mobilisation will usually respond to manipulation. Joint manipulation is the sudden movement or thrust of small amplitude performed at a high speed at the end of joint range. It is performed primarily to the joints of the neck and back, but can also be performed on other joints if needed. Patient’s will usually feel and hear a click. Manipulation can be a very effective method of treatment, but must be performed by a fully qualified Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with experience in manipulation. Our Physiotherapists have extensive experience in joint manipulation, and are experts in assessing when it can be of benefit.

Sports Massage

We use this on those who suffer from sore and tight muscles, which seem to be a feature of modern life. Whether caused by stress, high work-loads, posture, or sport and exercise, stiff and tight muscles can effect us badly. They can cause pain, reduced concentration, fatigue and tiredness, headaches, back pain, and generally rob us of our quality of life. Massage can play an important role in managing and resolving stiffness and tightness. Our expert massage therapists can help you overcome muscle tension, recover from sports injuries, help with your aching back and neck, or simply help you relax. Massage can:

  • Develop and maintain your physical function.
  • Relax tense muscles.
  • Relieve or prevent physical dysfunction and pain.
  • Improve circulation and immune system functionality.
  • Reduce stress.
  • Relax the mind
  • Improve blood flow
  • Increase overall feeling of well-being

Foot Assessment and Orthotics

We assess exactly how your foot functions during gait as you walk or run. This enables our physiotherapists to have a clear picture of your foot biomechanics and determine the effect this is having on your ankles, knees, hips and back. It also helps to determine if you would benefit from wearing custom made foot orthotics. Orthotics are devices worn in your shoes that provide correction and control to your feet, helping them to function more efficiently. Poor foot function and alignment can cause pain in the foot, ankle, knee, hip and back. Prescription orthotics can help relieve your pain by realigning and stabilising the bones in your feet, restoring your natural walking pattern and offloading tissues under strain.

Biomechanical Analysis

Our full body assessment tool is for assessing sports injuries, lower limb pain, running injuries, and back or leg pain that has not resolved with standard treatment. Our analysis follows a four stage assessment:

  1. Full history is taken to gain a complete understanding of the injury/pain.
    2. Physical assessment of joint mobility, muscle length, strength, and posture, allowing us to uncover the effect of the injury on the body.
    3. Visual analysis of walking, running and balance. We will also analyse any sport or life-style related movements that may be causing pain.
    4. Foot gait analysis. We assess your gait to gain a measure of the pressures and forces taken through the lower body.

With this information we produce a detailed report presenting diagnosis and recommendations for treatment and improvement of function.

Charlie was excellent, he had a lovely warm personality and explained the treatment clearly plus what my problem was.