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About PhysioNeeds East Bridgford

PhysioNeeds is an expanding group of physiotherapy practices, that now boasts 5 clinics based in Nottingham, Rushcliffe and East Bridgford.

About PhysioNeeds East Bridgford

About us

Established in 1982, PhysioNeeds is an ever growing group of physiotherapy practices, which now boasts 5 clinics based in the Nottingham and Rushcliffe area.

Our aim at PhysioNeeds East Bridgford is to provide a high quality physiotherapy service within a comfortable, confidential and friendly environment. We only employ Chartered and State registered physiotherapists, and we ensure we meet both The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and The Health and Care Professions Council’s standards.

All of our staff are dedicated to maintaining their continued professional development to maximise results for our patients.

Meet the team

Mrs. Helen Tomlinson MCSP

Helen Tomlinson Physiotherapist

I am the founder of PhysioNeeds and after graduating from Nottingham University in 1979, with a MCSP Grad Dip in Physiotherapy, I specialised in spinal and sporting injuries.

I have years of experience treating a wide variety of injuries and a wide range of patients including famous people like Stephie Graph, Stuart Pearce, Brian Ferry and Jane Torville. I opened my first private physiotherapy practice in 1982. Torville and Dean then opened the Nottingham Sports Injury Clinic in 1995. I am a family person and love my family with all my heart.

I have triplet boys called Mark, Peter and James and a daughter called Abigail. James and Abigail are now partners in PhysioNeeds. I love to horse ride in my spare time and take my springador called 'Willow' for a walk everyday. I also enjoy reading, listening to music as well as theatre and travel. I would say my specialty is backs and necks as I have graduated in osteopathic manipulative techniques. I also gain great satisfaction in seeing how core stability exercises/pilates help my patients and have established PhysioNeeds Equestrian which combines my interests and specialities. I believe that hands on physiotherapy is very important and I make sure all my staff are trained and deliver the best quality hands on treatment possible.

Abigail Tomlinson

Abigail TomlinsonI studied BSc Physiotherapy at Northumbria University and graduated with a First Class honours degree and I have worked in private practice ever since. I also work at the Nottingham Sports Injury Clinic, which gives me a wide range of experience.

My keen interest within physiotherapy is musculoskeletal and I enjoy treating people of all ages. I always like to focus on people's own goals whether that's returning to high level sport or simply being pain free doing the hoovering. I find my job very rewarding when I get patients back to the activities they enjoy and getting them better!

I have undertaken many postgraduate training courses to enable me to continually develop my manual skills. I am a fully qualified Sports Massage Therapist (ITEC) and I treated runners at the Great North Run for the NSPCC for 3 years when I was living and training in Newcastle. I am trained in Acupuncture which can have amazing results and it's always fascinating me. I also have a keen interest in Pilates, having undertaken APPI Pilates training to Intermediate Level and I run Pilates Classes at the Nottingham Sports Injury Clinic.

I enjoy riding and I represented England in 2006-2008, competing in Ireland for the British Young Riders dressage squad on my pony Billy. After university, and a spot of travelling, I have returned to competing but I now do British Eventing on my horse Hugo. With my knowledge of equestrianism I am part of PhysioNeeds Equestrian which looks at a riders posture/position and how this may be effecting your riding or your horses way of going. Please see the section on PhysioNeeds Equestrian for more information.

Paul Scothern

Paul Scothern Physiotherapist

I obtained my First Class Honours in Physiotherapy from Sheffield Hallam University and I have been working in the private industry since 2010. I have also completed training in western medical acupuncture for the treatment of painful conditions such as low back pain, headaches and arthritis to name just a few. I am an associated member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) and a member of the Advanced Practice Physiotherapy Network (APPN).

I am currently studying for my MSC in Manual Therapy at Sheffield Hallam University. I have a great interest in advanced diagnostics of complex musculoskeletal conditions and the management of upper limb conditions and headaches. Through my MSC, my goal is to train in injection therapy and ultrasound imaging to provide the effective assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions which would ordinarily need to be reviewed by an Orthopaedic Consultant.

When I'm not busy at work, I am kept preoccupied by my wonderful young family. I have a little girl (who isn't so little any more) a big baby boy and a supportive (and patient) wife. In my spare time (not that there is much of that with work and family) I enjoy running, cycling and generally keeping fit. I have completed several half marathons and I have set my sights on completing various endurance events across the country as well as trying to break that elusive 1 hour 30 minute half marathon!


Ben Physiotherapist

I studied Physiotherapy at Sheffield Hallam University, qualifying in 2010. I have been working in private practice since 2012, after a period working in the NHS in Cambridgeshire. Since 2012 I have chosen to work in a variety of different private healthcare settings, including providing occupational physiotherapy for DHL aviation.

I have completed post graduate training in the Mulligan Concept of Manual Therapy levels 1-4, which fits in well with my approach of helping facilitate better movement in my patients day to day lives. I have written a number of blogs related to musculoskeletal physiotherapy for a few companies over the last few years which I have really enjoyed, giving an opportunity to express my creative side! I have a personal interest in health, psychology, nutrition and strength and conditioning, which I suppose all link nicely to my physiotherapy practice!

I enjoy swimming having done swimathon for Marie Curie, have recently taken up running again, and like to generally keep fit. I also have an unrelated and unusual interest for a physio… I like to draw and paint, although time has limited this in recent years.

How to get in touch

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Dear PhysioNeeds East Bridgford patients

We hope you are all keeping safe and you and your families are managing okay in these very unprecedented times.

Our clinic is open for Face to Face treatment! We assure you that we have put enhanced measures in place to ensure the protection of both you the patient, our staff and the wider public. A full risk assessment of the working environment has been undertaken. We are following Public Health England COVID-19 infection prevention and control guidelines.

We are asking patients to wear a face mask at all times when inside the clinic.

Please see our PDF attached outlining our SCREENING-CLEANING-PROTECTING protocols

COVID-19 SCREENING QUESTIONS: When booking a Face to Face appointment you will be asked to confirm that you or any member of your household IS NOT presenting, or HAS NOT presented with the following symptoms in the last 14 days:

If you answer YES to any of the above then you will not be able to be seen Face-to-Face but we can still discuss and treat your injury via Telephone/Video Consultations. We can also offer Telephone/Video Consultations for those patients who are still shielding.

We have also been posting lots of videos on our Facebook page and YouTube channel (PhysioNeeds) so do check those out to try and stay as active as possible. We have also been putting top tips on our Facebook page to help with prevention/management of injuries. If you have any questions, please do contact the clinic.

Stay safe everyone!

From all the team at PhysioNeeds

Screening, Cleaning, Protecting