About us

how we work

You can be assured of a thorough assessment. We will endeavour not only to give you a diagnosis of your problem but also to discover why the problem occurred. All findings will be fully explained by your therapist.

We believe in a ‘hands on’ approach to treatment and encourage active participation from clients in the form of home exercise programmes and ‘self help’ regimes.

Treatments are given in a friendly sympathetic and professional environment. Your therapist will always be happy to discuss any queries you have.


Click here to find details of each therapist and members of staff.

All the physiotherapists working at the clinic have passed a 3-year Chartered Physiotherapists training and are registered with the Health Professions Council which means they have met the criteria to be fully recognised and have liability insurance from their professional body.

Qualifications can be examined at the websites of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Health & Care Professions Council.

who can use the clinic?

The clinic is open to everyone of all ages and with a variety of problems.Patients are referred to us from a variety of sources:

  • Self Referrals – just phone, book and pay as you go
  • GPs from Southern Derbyshire CCG
  • Consultants
  • Other Therapists
  • Sports Clubs
  • Solicitors
  • Nursing Homes

Patients are normally offered an appointment to be seen within 48 hours, although urgent requests for treatment from doctors are usually seen on the same day. Most Medical Insurance Schemes are accepted but please contact us if you would like to check that we deal with your insurance company.   NHS patients may experience a wait if funding is short.

Patients referred as NHS patients from the Wirksworth, Brailsford or Hilton practices are usually seen at satellite clinics at the appropriate Health Centres.

We now also offer appointments for private patients at Wellbrook Medical Centre, Hilton. Contact Hilton on 01283 777070 or visit the website www.hiltonphysio.co.uk for more details.   Our new Physio centre at Hilton means we have vastly improved our facilities there and can offer self funding massage and physio appointments throughout the week.

Click here for appointment details and prices.


The Centre was established by Chartered Physiotherapist Pam Phillips in 1984 and has flourished on its reputation of sound clinical experience and honest advice.

In 2002 leadership of the clinic was passed to the current Director, Lorna Short and has continued its legacy of a quality service for the community of Ashbourne and the surrounding areas.

Over recent years the clinic has expanded further with the physiotherapy team increasing and with the inclusion of our Pilates classes, massage and complementary therapy and 1 to 1 fitness training.