What is physiotherapy?

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"Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability."
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Our physiotherapist

We are very happy to introduce you to Katie who has joined us at the Sheffield Wellness Centre. She is our first physiotherapist and we are so pleased that someone with her skills and experience is now available to help you. Click on her photo for more details.
Katie Boyes is a physiotherapist

Katie Boyes


What are the three main areas of physiotherapy?

There are three main types of physiotherapy. At the Sheffield Wellness Centre we focus on the musculoskeletal physiotherapy.


physiotherapy for musculoskeletal issues
Musculoskeletal (pain arising from muscles and bones, but also nerve pain such as sciatica).


physiotherapy for neurological issues
Neurological (rehabilitation from conditions such as a stroke, Parkinson’s disease and brain injury).


physiotherapy for Cardiorespiratory issues
Cardiorespiratory (rehabilitation for conditions affecting the heart and lungs such as asthma, COPD and cystic fibrosis).

What can musculoskeletal physiotherapy help with?

  • Acute conditions (symptoms from a few days up to 3 months)
  • Persistent or chronic conditions (symptoms from 3 months to many years)
  • Sports or running injuries
  • Non-sporting injuries (such as falls, sprains etc)
  • Postoperative rehab (recovery after surgery)
  • Pains developed for unknown reasons
  • Muscle or tendon pain
  • Ligament injuries
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Joint pain (osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis for example)
  • Low back pain
  • Nerve pain such as sciatica
  • Neck pain and associated pains into the arms
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Elbow, wrist or hand pain

Our therapists have helped get some amazing results

Rachel Pointon
Rachel P.
I found Richard online and was eager to find a professionally qualified hypnotherapist. His website gave me all the information regarding his services and MOST importantly his professional qualifications and affiliations. After my free phone conversation with Richard I attended for an initial consultation where we discussed my needs and problems. I wanted additional confidence in the work place and for my hobby of singing and performing at the Lyceum. I have now finished my last session (of 3) and feel a great improvement. After the 1st session I had an audition and instead of being petrified I sailed through and got the part I wanted. At work I have been able to perform a disciplinary procedure without doubting my ability or authority and I perform better under stressful conditions. I even found the deep relaxation helped a very painful back spasm!! All in all a winner.Richard is thoroughly professional and adapts his technique and mannerisms to match the needs of his patients.If you're a skeptic Hypnotherapy may seem a bit "far out" when compared to traditional science and healthcare but it definitely works and proves that it really is mind over matter.read more
Emily J Electric
Emily J E.
The hypnosis completely turned around my mindset in just one hour - I couldn’t believe how effective it was! I had got very panicky about my driving test and when I broke down in a lesson a couple of weeks before my test, decided to get some help. Richard instilled me with confidence and I left feeling amazing, drove great and went to the test calm and prepared 🙂 He put so much energy into his voice and used how I already think to tailor the session to me. Thanks Richard for helping me pass my test!read more
Gabriella Lunt
Gabriella L.
I got in contact with Richard because I was struggling with confidence and anxiety around my placement as a student paramedic. I had previously been having CBT sessions, which were okay but not impactful enough for me. Whilst having an occupational health check, I was encouraged to try hypnosis, and a Google search later, I came across Richard. I was a little dubious at first, because I thought that I would not be able to go into trance and that it wouldn't work for me. But Richard had no doubt about the former. He talked me through all my questions and concerns and reassured me that if it wasn't for me, I would get my money back. He also highlighted to me that hypnosis is not a magic wand, it doesn't solve the problem for you; it gives you the tools to help you help yourself.Listening to Richard is like being immersed in honey; his words and the way he speaks makes you feel safe and calm. Being in a trance is like that period before you fall asleep. And it was so easy to get there. I was aware of everything at the time, but now I look back on it, I wouldn't remember the things that Richard was saying to me. If I wanted to move, I could have done, but I was so relaxed that I didn't even want to move my hand to scratch my nose. After every trance, I awoke feeling absolutely amazing and so good about myself.I don't feel like hypnosis particularly helped me when I think about it. However, it must have done, because I have since become a qualified paramedic. My mentor said that the change in my behaviour and confidence was profound. Maybe my conscious mind is unaware of the changes in my subconscious and that's why I don't feel different? I don't know how this stuff works, but I suppose it did! So, thank you Richard, you've helped me open the door to my brand new career.The only reason why Richard doesn't get 5 stars is because he forgot about one of our appointments and turned up 15minutes late, and I wasn't emailed a copy of our second recording session and was therefore unable to listen to it in my free time.read more
Gaynor Martin
Gaynor M.
I recently went to Richard for hypnotherapy because I was suffering crippling nerves and anxiety when attending job interviews. It was really affecting my ability to secure jobs at the interview stage because, although I was getting the interviews following what must have been good applications, I was not managing to get the jobs.I had three sessions and found them fantastic. In addition, Richard forwards his recording of the sessions afterwards in case anything has been missed whilst under hypnosis, and also giving time to reflect again and reaffirming what he said during the hypnosis.The interview I attended after the last session went well and I secured the job. I can’t say that I wasn’t still very nervous because I was, but I managed to calm myself using the techniques Richard recommended.I would not hesitate to recommend Richard and his hypnotherapy to anyone. If you are experiencing confidence or anxiety issues, I would say just go for it as you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.read more
As an older woman I didn't feel I would find the confidence /motivation to begin a weightloss journey again. However since January I've joined Gemma Hobson's fitnesses classes and have found a love for working out again. you can go at your own pace and what's comfortable for you whilst seeing some amazing results. Thanks Gemma, would recommend to anyone wanting to start to get fit who's been out of the habit for so long.read more
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Why should you choose physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is supported by scientific research and may include movement and exercise, education and advice or manual therapy. Physiotherapy can help people of all ages recover from injury, manage pain and prevent disease. At the core is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment. The whole person is considered, including general health, mental well-being and lifestyle.

How much does physiotherapy cost?

This varies depending on where you have your treatment and the physiotherapists experience or specialism. Currently physiotherapy at the Sheffield Wellness Centre is offered at £70 per hour.

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We are delighted to share our customer reviews and thank you all for supporting our ever-growing family run business in Sheffield.


Adam C.
The Wellness Centre has a wonderful Yoga studio, one of the best intimate smaller yoga spaces I have ever used. Absolutey wonderful!
Andleeb M.
I had a wonderful experience with Richard, He is very friendly, I found it really easy to talk to him. He has all the qualities of a Good Hypnotherapist. I would recommend all my friends to him. And trust me it was first time I met him and it was great.
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