What is Physiotherapy?

What is Physiotherapy? What does it treat?

Physiotherapy helps patients in the following ways:

  • Re-learning
    normal movement and function
    following injury or the onset of pain due to a variety of causes
    including sporting injuries, accidents, postural problems, pregnancy,
    repetitive strain issues and age related changes.
  • They
    use exercise, education, advice and ‘hands on’ manipulation or manual
    therapy techniques.
  • Help
    people of all ages maintain health, prevent loss of function and prevent joint and muscular pain,
    through things like posture correction and tissue lengthening.
  • Help
    people to get back to the sport they
    love, return to work, maintain independence and increase their general fitness
    and wellbeing.

  • Physiotherapy
    is a science-based profession and
    looks at the ‘whole person’ – considering the individuals lifestyle goals and
    demands. The patient’s involvement in their own care is aided through
    education, awareness, empowerment
    and participation in their own treatment.
  • Sometimes
    Physiotherapists will initiate referral onto other Medical specialists or where
    needed will request scans or blood tests
    from a GP or consultant.
  • People
    can benefit from Physiotherapy input at any stage of their life – whether as
    part of recovery from sudden injury, chronic
    back pain
    , long term problems like arthritis
    or preparing for a sporting event/aiding injury prevention.

Is there Physiotherapy on Milton Park?

  • Yes,
    Flex Physiotherapy Practice
    (formerly P Bassett Physiotherapy) is based at the Park Club on Croft Drive. They
    are a team of 5 highly experienced
    physiotherapists and 1 sports massage
    therapist who provide daytime, evening and weekend appointments for people
    working on Milton Park and for the wider area of Didcot and South Oxfordshire.
  • Flex
    Physiotherapy Practice specialises in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy – which
    covers things like back pain, whiplash, sports injuries, arthritis, joint pains
    and muscle pains.
  • The
    team are considered experts in diagnosis
    for these types of problems, having Advanced Practice Physiotherapists on the
    team and an average of over 15 years experience in practice.
  • All
    the physiotherapists in the clinic have Chartered
    and are registered with the Health Professions Council.

Meet the team

Lead Physiotherapist – Tom Jacobs, BSc, MCSP, HCPC

Oxford Physio Tom Jacobs

Clinics: Oxford
and Milton

clinical interest
: Sporting knee injuries/pain

About Tom: Enjoys
days out with his young family, never-ending DIY projects and playing tennis


Senior Physiotherapist – Ed Brown, BSc, MCSP, HCPC

Oxford Physio

Clinics: Oxford
and Milton

clinical interest
: back pain, shoulder problems, trauma injuries and

About Ed: Enjoys
gyming and travelling with his wife, but doesn’t like leaving the dogs behind!


Senior Physiotherapist – Pippa Bassett, BSc, MCSP, HCPC

Physio oxford, milton

Clinics: Milton

clinical interest
: Rotator cuff problems and adolescent pain/injury

About Pip: Sings in a
choir and arranges the occasional social in the village, when not running
missions to visit the kids at Uni!


Senior Physiotherapist  – Amanda Wall, MSc, MCSP, HCPC

Physio Didcot

Clinics: Oxford
and Milton

clinical interest
: Complex pain, chronic pain/fatigue, runners injuries

: Enjoys marathons, and ultramarathons, when not juggling 2
demanding youngsters!


Senior Physiotherapist  – Frankie Chesterton, BSc, MCSP, HCPC

Oxford physiotherapy

Clinics: Oxford only

clinical interest
: Back pain and sports injuries, particularly rugby,
running and cycling.

About Frankie: Has a 2
year old who’s his pride and joy! Also can be seen cycling around most of


Sports Massage Therapist – Michaela Sawyer, FHT

Didcot physio

Clinics: Milton

clinical interest
: Muscular imbalance and muscular pain

About Michaela: Is a 3rd dan Black Belt Kickboxing instructor, teaches classes and is a personal trainer. She has no free time!


Do I need to see my GP first?

Generally speaking, no. If you are medically well and feel your problem is muscle, joint or spine-related then you don’t need to see your GP first. Physiotherapists are autonomous practitioners but if they feel that a GP consultation would be worthwhile then they will tell you when they see you. 

How much do appointments cost?

people pay privately, others use their medical insurance to be seen at the
clinic. If your insurer is paying directly then you will need to get
pre-authorisation from them and may have a policy excess. Self-funders can pay
over the phone or in clinic by card machine. The current appointment fees are

consultation (diagnosis and management plan): £58   –   45

Follow-up appointment (review and treatment): £48   –   30 minutes

How Do I book an appointment?

line: 01235 313595

Book online: www.flexphysiopractice.com (you’ll need an email address to do this)

Where are the clinics located?

Milton Park (Didcot): The Park Club Milton, 17 Croft Drive, Milton Park, Abingdon, OX14 4RP
Contact number: 01235 313595

Oxford: The Park Club Oxford, Ozone Leisure Park, Grenoble Rd, Oxford OX4 4XP
Contact number: 01865 564565