Physiotherapy Appointments in Stockport and Manchester

Whether your problem is acute or long standing, physiotherapy treatment plays an important role in providing pain relief, healing and rehabilitation. 

We aim to restore your normal daily function, so you can keep up your recreational activities and return to work.

We can usually offer an appointment within 24 working hours.

Call Gatley on 0161 491 1999 or the Heatons on 0161 432 3232

Qualified and Experienced Physiotherapists at Clinics in Gatley, Cheadle, Heaton Moor, Stockport and Didsbury

Physiotherapists can assess and treat a very wide range of medical conditions, helping to reduce pain, improve mobility, range of movement, balance and posture and to increase muscle strength.

We use a combination of treatment techniques to achieve this according to the individual needs of our patients

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We Offer a Wide Range of Physiotherapy Treatments at Our Stockport and Manchester Clinics

Our service caters for all patients, from those who are suffering from niggles and strains, to post-operative rehabilitation right through to elite athletes recovering from injury or maximising their fitness.

Hands On Physiotherapy Treatment

“Hands On” or manual therapy is a technique where a physiotherapist uses their hands to manipulate,  mobilise and massage the body tissues.  

Our clients often tell us, it’s just what they felt they needed.

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy can be used to treat specific problems, such as back pain, but may also be useful for a range of conditions that don’t affect the bones, joints or muscles.

Physiotherapists use their hands to manipulate and mobilise joints. Mobility or ‘range of movement’ of a joint is frequently reduced following injury or surgery and can be associated with any joint, muscle, tendon and ligament injury. Joint mobilisation is a technique performed to improve joint mobility and reduce pain.

It is vital that as much mobility is restored as quickly as possible. It is important to realise that joints do not need to ‘click’ to gain an increase in movement and become pain-free. Mobilisation of the joints are performed carefully and gradually.

Joint mobilisations can help to:

  • relieve pain and reduce stiffness
  • increase joint movement
  • increase function

Often used in combination with mobilisation techniques of the joints, our Physiotherapists use various massage techniques to the muscles and soft tissues to assist with a quick recovery. Massage can be used to reduce pain, muscle tightness/spasm, reduce swelling, promote soft tissue healing and improve blood flow.

The ‘hands-on’ treatment is only part of your treatment and will be followed with a specific exercise programme and advice to maintain the improvement seen in treatment and to prevent your symptoms re-occuring.


During your first session with a physiotherapist, following a detailed assessment,  we will identify the exact location of the injury or source of the problem you are having, as well as the underlying factors that may have contributed to it.

The aim of our initial assessment is to establish a precise diagnosis so you know what is wrong with your body and what we can do to help you. 

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Physio Treatment

No matter what your age or fitness levels, we provide the same high standards of physiotherapy for everyone, Allowing you to benefit from the experience and knowledge of your physio, using evidence based treatments ensuring you receive the best possible, up-to-date treatments.

Core treatments include hands on treatments including soft tissue massage, deep tissue massage, joint mobilisations/manipulations, postural advice and advice regarding the management of your condition, exercises and rehabilitation. In addition, treatment may include, strapping and taping,  electrotherapy with equipment such as a TENS machine, ultrasound, interferential, and NMES (muscle stimulators) and acupuncture.

We usually expect good progress to be made in each session as your treatment targets the problem areas intensively during that time, but a significant contribution is made to the final outcome through following a structured, progressive exercise plan that you can complete between physiotherapy appointments. Your rehabilitation is often the key to maintaining your recovery.

We’ll also teach you to self-manage your condition over the long term which promotes positive lifestyle behaviours and increases confidence, a sense of well-being and quality of life.

Physiotherapy is used to treat the following types of problems:

  • Muscle and joint problems including sport injuries (musculoskeletal problems)
  • Spinal conditions such as arthritis, spondylosis and disc bulges
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Overuse tendon problems such as pain in the Achilles tendons (tendinosis) and tennis and golfers elbow
  • Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
  • Dizziness e.g. BPPV
  • Balance problems

Call Gatley on 0161 491 1999 or the Heatons on 0161 432 3232

What do Physiotherapists Treat?

Whether your problem is acute or long standing, physiotherapy treatment plays an important role in providing pain relief, healing and rehabilitation to restore your normal daily function, recreational activities and to help you return to work.

  • Neck & back pain – From spinal problems including muscle sprains and spasm, prolapsed disc, joint pain, osteoarthritis, Whiplash, headaches, sciatica, spondylosis, stenosis.
  • Sports injuries – including muscle tears, sprains and strains of the ankle and knee, cartilage tears, Achilles tendinosis, tennis elbow, rotator cuff problems.
  • Shoulder injuries such as rotator cuff tears and impingement pain
  • Muscle /tendon problems – from acute recent injuries to long standing muscle aches
  • Joint problems – Treatment of pain and stiffness of all joints including Osteoarthritis, post-surgery, fractures, dislocations.
  • Headaches
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Repetitive / overuse injuries
  • Posture problems
  • Balance issues
  • Altered biomechanics of the foot including flat feet, plantar fasciitis, shin splints.
  • Post fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) – dizziness
  • Core stability including Pilates. 

Who is Physiotherapy Suitable For?

Physiotherapy can be beneficial for people of all ages with a wide range of health conditions.

Our age ranges are from age 13 to 95 and beyond. Some of the most common conditions we treat are back pain, neck pain, hip pain,  knee pain, ankle problems and shoulder/elbow pain.

We treat problems that occur for no apparent reason, that originate from every day activities or following a sporting activity.

Benefits of Physical Therapy

Depending on the reason for treatment, the benefits of physical therapy include:

  • Relieve pain and reduce stiffness
  • Avoiding surgery
  • Increase joint movement
  • Assist recovery from injury or trauma
  • Prevent falls
  • Improve balance
  • Management of age-related medical problemsP
Physiotherapist treating a patient

Self-Funded Physiotherapy

If you are paying for your treatment yourself, you don’t need a Doctor’s referral or pre-authorisation.

We require payment at the end of each session. You can use debit or credit cards, Apple Pay, cash or cheques.

Feel free to just call and book an appointment anytime.

Using Private Health Insurance for Physiotherapy

Gatley Physiotherapy Clinic is recognised by most of the major insurance companies, as we are all Chartered Physiotherapists and are registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC).

You will need to check with your insurance company prior to treatment, as some companies require a referral from a Doctor beforehand.

Health insurance customers must first provide a policy number and authorisation code along with any excess details or treatment limitations.

Any excess on your policy is to be paid direct to the Clinic.

Contact a private physiotherapist near you today.

Physiotherapy in Stockport

How To Make an Appointment

We are usually able to offer an appointment time within 24 working hours of your call. 

Please either call the clinic or leave your details in the online enquiry form and we’ll call you back to confirm the arrangements.

Gatley: 0161 491 1999
Heaton Moor: 0161 432 3232

Why Choose Gatley & Heatons Physio?

We provide expert physiotherapy treatments from our clinics in Heaton Moor, Gatley and Didsbury and we regularly help patients from across Stockport and Manchester reduce their pain and return to normal activities.

We frequently work with clients in Cheadle, Bramhall, Poynton, Wilmslow, Northenden, Altrincham, Sale, West Didsbury, Withington, Burnage, Heaton Moor, Heaton Chapel, Heaton Norris, Heaton Mersey and Reddish, and we are regularly able to provide home visits for those who are not able to attend one of our clinics.

We have been established in these areas for many years and have a fantastic relationship with most of the Doctors in these areas. If needed, we will liaise with your Doctor about your condition, for example if medication is needed or a referral to another speciality.

We have an excellent reputation of providing high standards of clinical physiotherapy and a professional service through a trusted, personal and friendly approach.

We offer flexible appointment times to all patients including extended working hours and home visits.

Professional and caring treatment received with sound follow up advice. Would recommend to others without hesitation!

Caroline Dobson