We thrive on getting YOU back to your best

We provide the best physiotherapy services in the region. Despite being a small team, we pack a punch with our award-winning physiotherapists. We thrive on getting YOU back to your best.

We do the simple things well and look for the root cause of your problem, we do not simply treat your symptoms.

We are the choice of national sports teams, local GPs and the region’s top orthopaedic and pain management consultants. We will arrange for fast diagnostic imaging or refer you to a consultant if needed.

We endeavour to treat YOU on time, with the minimum number of sessions required.

We are an innovative and caring practice offering far more than just physiotherapy, including orthopaedic and sports medicine, specialist jaw and vestibular services, rehabilitation, acupuncture (and dry needling), electrotherapy and sports massage.


Owner and Practice Manager, Britt Hughes

Britt Hughes

VTCT (Owner & Practice Manager)

Britt Hughes, The Physio Clinic’s Non-Clinical Director is a qualified counsellor who has worked with Off the Record and Relate Counselling providing support services to children and adolescents. Britt has previously run her own events business and has held a number of senior administrative positions in higher education and legal settings.

Britt is knowledgeable, highly efficient and organised and is the backbone of The Physio Clinic which means you, as a patient, will have a direct point of contact and will be kept informed at every step along the way your treatment and rehabilitation.

Ashley Barnes, Owner and Clinical Director

Ashley Barnes

MSc MHCPC MCSP (Owner & Clinical Director)

Ashley Barnes, The Physio Clinic’s Clinical Director has extensive experience of physiotherapy service provision to a range of elite organisations and professional athletes and sportspersons. Specifically, Ashley has provided services to clients such as McLaren F1, The Football Association (The FA), Sports Massage Association, London Irish Rugby F.C and the Manchester United Foundation. He also treats a wide range of disorders which affect non-sports participants.

Ashley holds two Masters Degrees in physiotherapy and sport and exercise physiology from the University of Southampton and University of Chichester, respectively. Ashley was Head of Department for sport and exercise science at the University of Winchester for a number of years and has also worked in outpatient settings for the NHS. Ashley is currently the Deputy Chief Executive Officer for VTCT, one of the UK’s largest awarding bodies.

Ashley has considerable success treating musculoskeletal disorders which have been unresponsive to previous treatment and acts as a clinical advisor to other chartered physiotherapists, sports therapists and awarding bodies.

Office Assistant Paige Barnes

Paige Barnes

Office Assistant

Paige Barnes, The Physio Clinic’s Office Assistant works part-time whilst at college studying to be an actor.

Paige supports Britt in the office and will do her best to provide you with a friendly and professional service.

Consultant Physiotherapist Nav Gunganah

Nav Gunganah

BSc MHCPC MCSP (Consultant Physiotherapist)

Navin qualified with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy in 2007 from King’s College London and has since enjoyed working within the NHS, private practices, as well as local sports and health clubs. He has a passion for orthopaedic and sports medicine rehabilitation. He also has a special interest in neuro-outpatients, headaches, vestibular rehabilitation, and treating patients with long term conditions such as Parkinson’s, stroke and multiple sclerosis.

His treatment approaches include manual therapy (soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation and manipulation), tailor-made exercise prescription based on your needs and goals as well as acupuncture. Whether you develop symptoms after recreational tennis, gardening, during marathon training, after a work related injury or are struggling to get in and out of bed, he will work with you to help resolve your problem and optimise your recovery.

He currently works Tuesday evenings and Friday afternoons at The Physiotherapy Clinic.

Consultant Physiotherapist Komal Chitre

Komal Chitre

BSc MHCPC MCSP (Consultant Physiotherapist)

Komal is one of our newer members of the team. Despite being new to the team she qualified as a physiotherapist in 2007 and has held numerous senior physiotherapy positions within the NHS and private sector, and is highly specialised in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

Komal has an advanced skillset which includes manual therapy, soft tissue work, exercise therapy, taping and strapping, individualised treatment planning and Pilates.

Ben Cairns BSc MHCPC MCSP, Consultant Physiotherapist

Ben Cairns

BSc MHCPC MCSP (Consultant Physiotherapist)

Ben qualified from the University of Southampton in 2010 with BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy.

Ben has specialises in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy working with the NHS in West Sussex and private practice. He has worked at numerous rugby clubs providing sports rehabilitation, injury prevention and pitch side first aid. Ben has years experience of utilising manual therapy, acupuncture, myofascial release and clinical Pilates as complementary therapies to his physiotherapy treatment.

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