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Specialists in the Treatment of Musculoskeletal Problems

Welcome to Stretch Physio, based in Chelmsford, Essex


I went to see Ellie on the recommendation of a GP friend of mine due to lower back pain. Ellie alliviated my back pain and her exercise rehabilitation also saw me through my training to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. 


Physiotherapy Client 

I saw Ellie following extensive abdominal surgery following a cancer diagnosis. I saw several other Physiotherapists while in hospital and although helpful with my immediate surgical recovery, none of them were a patch on Ellie. She recognised within a few minutes of meeting me that I needed to relax, move and get my confidence back. 


As the weeks went on, I saw incredible improvements, and Ellie gently began to introduce yoga-based stretches and strengthening exercises. Ellie’s approach was holistic and flexible. She began each session by asking what I felt I needed, and tailored the time to suit me. I felt incredibly comfortable discussing my physical and mental health with Ellie and her support during a difficult time was invaluable. I was genuinely sad when our sessions came to an end, but I honestly think Ellie took that into consideration, and that she worked towards preparing me to listen to my body and my instincts, helping me to rediscover my own confidence in my ability to take responsibility for my health.


Physiotherapy Client

"Following a stroke I was left with a constant aching in my right arm and leg. My physiotherapist suggested regular massage session with Erica which has provided considerable relief. My stroke also left me unable to speak and Erica has always made me feel comfortable and emotionally supported. I would recommend her without hesitation and have complete confidence in her skills. 



I went to see Erica for a sports massage, as I have been to her Pilates classes and always found her to be extremely knowledgeable and kind. I booked a sports massage as I wanted to elevate the musclar ache and pain that I was feeling in my neck and shoulders after a long and heavy stint of gardening. Her massage was first rate and I felt relaxed and painfree following her session. I recommend her to everyone, particularly, anyone like me, who is now working extremely hard to remain active in older age.




Committed to excellence

Our specialist Physiotherapists have extensive knowledge and experience, enabling them to offer you the best evidence-based care.

At Stretch we offer a range of massage treatments, including sports massage and pregnancy massage.

Acupuncture is one of many skills used within physiotherapy as an integrated approach to the management of pain and inflammation.

Pilates is a programme of exercises that targets the postural muscles of the abdomen and spine to improve core strength and posture.


About our Business

Whatever your story, we’d love to hear it. We understand that most of what we need to know about the problems you are experiencing will come from what you tell us. We will then look at what is going on, by conducting a thorough examination.


Our assessment process will enable us to identify what the problems are so that we can agree an effective and comprehensive management strategy. We can help you whether you are an elite athlete who needs to get fit for your sport, or if you are having problems with day to day tasks, such as bending forwards or turning in bed. Whatever your lifestyle, career or sporting aspirations, we will create a Physio treatment program that caters for your unique needs.

We may use mobilisation, manipulation, acupuncture and rehabilitation as part of your treatment. However, before we do anything, we’ll make sure that you understand the nature of your problem, the relevant science and how we’re going to help.


How we work

Our expert team provides physiotherapy and massage services, including sports massage and personalised Pilates sessions led by our Clinical Director, aiming to facilitate recovery, promote wellbeing and optimise your performance.


Your questions, answered

  • Do I need to visit my doctor first to get a referral?
    No, you may self refer by contacting us directly either by telephone or e-mail. However, GP and Consultant referrals are also welcome.
  • How long is each treatment session?
    Please allow 45 minutes for your initial assessment and treatment session. Follow-up treatments are also 45 minutes. If a longer appointment is needed in order to deal with multiple complex issues, a double session will need to be booked and paid for.
  • How many sessions will I need?
    Most people tend to need between 4 and 5 sessions of treatment but this depends on the specific nature of your problem. Your Physiotherapist will be able to indicate how many sessions may be required following your assessment but ultimately the number of sessions needed, will depend on your progress.
  • What should I wear?
    Please wear comfortable clothing and be aware that as part of your Physiotherapy assessment and treatment you may be asked to undress. Please bring shorts if you have a lower limb problem and a vest if your problem is with your neck or upper limb.
  • How soon after the onset of symptoms should I seek treatment?
    We prefer to assess you as soon as possible but generally recommend an appointment at least 48 hours after an acute injury. Please feel free to ring for advice in the event of an injury and one of our Physiotherapists will be able to advise you what to do and when you should come in and see us.
  • How do I pay?
    Payment is required by cash, cheque or bank transfer at the time of treatment. Receipts can be provided if required.

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