Physiotherapy Southend – Physio Answers
We have moved!! Physio-Answers Southend has sadly left Mayura Yoga and Pilates Centre and has grown up sufficiently to move into a place of its own! We are now located at 36 Eastern Esplanade, Southend. SS1 2ES. (opposite the Sealife Centre) with a new spacious treatment room and our own private waiting room. We continue to work with Mayura and will often recommend one of the many classes held at Mayura including specialist Pilates classes for back pain, pre-natal yoga and sitting yoga for those unable to get on the floor.
We continue to offer expert physiotherapy and sports massage including treatment for:
Our Physiotherapy Services
- Sport Injury Treatment
- Sciatica Treatment
- Neck Pain Treatment
- Shoulder Pain Treatment
- Back Treatment
- Hip Pain Treatment
- Knee Pain Treatment
- Ankle Pain Treatment
- Sports Massage
- Hand Treatments
- Hypermobility Syndrome
- Sacro -Iliac Joint Dysfunction
How to Find us
By Road: We are located on the Eastern Esplanade along the parade of shops and restaurants opposite the new part of the Sealife Centre.
By Bus: The No 9 bus between Shoebury, Thorpe Bay, Southend and Rayleigh stops outside the clinic
By Rail: within convenient proximity of Southend East
Southend East Train Station (Distance 1.1miles)
Operating a C2C service into London Fenchurch Street (average journey time 50mins).
Southend Victoria Station (Distance 2 miles)
Operating a national rail service into London Liverpool Street (average journey time 60mins)
Meet the Team
CLINIC OWNER AND PRINCIPAL PHYSIOTHERAPIST – Ann Petherbridge BSc (Hons), MCSP
Ann Petherbridge BSc (Hons), MCSP practices at both Southend and Leyton.
She graduated from Brunel University in 1999 and soon specialised in musculo-skeletal physiotherapy in the NHS. Here she gained valuable experience in treating an extensive variety of patients and conditions. She was also involved in training under-graduate physiotherapy students.Ann has worked in the private sector for the last 17 years including treating patients involved in litigation cases. She completed post-graduate training in acupuncture in 2000 and regularly attends lectures and courses to update her knowledge in all aspects of physiotherapy.
She has a special interest in hypermobility syndrome and its effects and spinal conditions.Ann moved from London to Southend 7 years ago and enjoys spending a quieter time in nearby Southchurch Park and the beach… She used to be a keen horse rider, skier, windsurfer and mountain walker but now spends most of her time taking her 3 boys to their various sporting events and activities!
Liam graduated form the University of East London in 2012 having previously qualified as a sports massage therapist when he realised his ambition was to become a fully-fledged physiotherapist. He completed his training as a junior physio at Southend hospital where he progressed to a senior role in the outpatient department. In this role he is involved in the treatment of very complex patients with both acute and chronic conditions as well as training the resident student physiotherapists and junior therapists which he finds stimulating and very rewarding. Liam is qualified in acupuncture, myofascial release techniques, combined movement theory, and grade V spinal manipulations.
Liam also works in the private sector to follow his passion for sports injuries and love of manual therapy. Liam has also previously worked as a physiotherapist for pitch side cover at Dartford Grammar School, and offered treatment and taping for Brentwood Stags baseball team.
He plans to begin masters in advanced physiotherapy, focusing on the assessment and treatment of shoulder pathologies In the near future but at present has his hands full with his young family!
Liam lives locally in Benfleet. When he has time he likes to ride his road bike, which he does so every Sunday, but mostly he enjoys spending time with his friends and family.
Nikki Nicholas – Pilates specialist in Low back pain
At our Southend clinic we work closely with Nikki who is a Pilates teacher specialising in teaching those with low back pain. Pilates is a safe and effective exercise approach for those with back pain
by working on the body’s core strength and stability which helps protect and stabilise the spinal structures. It also improves posture and flexibility so making the back less prone to injury and over use strains. Nikki is a fully accredited member and listed Advanced Instructor at Level 4 with the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) and she is qualified in Exercise for the Management of Low back Pain. Nikki also teaches Pilates sessions to Southend United Football Club, is a qualified yoga teacher and trained in ante/post-natal exercise. By working on Pilates exercises as part of their physiotherapy treatment
our patients’ find it maximises the effects of hands on techniques and gives them the tools to strengthen and stabilise their spine for a long term solution to their back pain.
Nikki lives locally in Southend and also teaches pupils in her home studio.
Parking:There is paid parking along Eastern Esplanade and in the nearby new Gasworks car park.