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Moko

Physiotherapy

Derby Physiotherapy Clinic

We help individuals in pain return to activities they love.

Specialist Physiotherapy Tailored For You.

Start your journey to return to playing a sport, or return to work after a long period off, or live a pain free life as quickly as possible.

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In our brand new award winning health and wellness centre in Mickleover

We offer 1:1 physiotherapy and rehabilitation, massage, group rehab classes, yoga, pilates and educational workshops.

What we help with

We love treating both simple and complex pain or injuries. We understand how it makes you feel to be in pain. We help individuals with both acute or more long-term symptoms.

Tailored Rehabilitation

We will work together to design a roadmap of how we will succeed in achieving your goals.

Whether you want to return to a particular sport, activity or playing with your children the focus is on what matters to you.

No goal is too small or large.

How We Help

We take time to listen to you and your individual story. We carry out a thorough physical assessment to ensure there is nothing worrying about your symptoms. Together we create a bespoke plan to achieve your goals.

Our Services

Who We Help

We help a variety of individuals, from a range of ages, with a spectrum of different goals. Whether you want to return to a particular sport, activity or playing with your children the focus is on what matters to you. No goal is too small or large.

Book Appointment

Or you may contact us at 01332 501098 or info@mokophysiotherapy.co.uk

Frequently Asked Questions

Physiotherapists are specialists in the assessment, diagnosis and rehabilitation of pain, disease or injuries. We love helping people improve their health and wellbeing, returning to sport, daily function or a new specific goal. 

Specifically at Moko Physiotherapy, we specialise in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, which is the most well known area of physiotherapy. There are also neurological and cardiorespiratory specialisms. We may be able to help in these other areas, as some of our team have prior experience in these other areas. 

Physiotherapy treatment may involve exercise, rehabilitation, stretching, strengthening, balance, massage, taping or hands on. Treatment varies depending on your individual problem. Currently we do not offer shockwave therapy or ultrasound. 

No, physiotherapists are not medical doctors, although some physiotherapists may choose to undertake a PHD which is a high level qualification that enables them to call themselves a Doctor of Physiotherapy. However, this is not the same as a medical doctor.

The physiotherapy degree is usually a 3 year course to qualify as a physiotherapist and register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). You must be registered with the HCPC to call yourself a physiotherapist. 

Loose clothing is useful (rather than jeans for  example). Ideally we need to see the area so if you have knee pain then please wear shorts. For ladies if you have a shoulder or neck problem, please wear a vest top. If the physio cannot see the area, you may be asked to undress to your underwear, but this is only if you feel comfortable in doing so. You may bring a friend / family with you to act as a chaperone if you would prefer. 

Every individual has specific needs.
All new physiotherapy patients are required to have an assessment (45 minutes) and results session (45 minutes). Routinely we would do the assessment and results sessions in the same week. 

Follow ups typically last 40 minutes.
The rehabilitation classes, yoga and pilates classes are either 45 or 60 minutes.
Sports or therapeutic massage can either be booked for 60, 45 or 30 minute appointments.
The educational workshops are 90 minutes.

Yes, physiotherapy is a great treatment for arthritis. This may include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or inflammatory conditions such as psoriatic arthritis. Treatment is likely to include rehabilitation to work on the movement and strength in the surrounding muscles which support the affected joint.

Yes, physiotherapy is very successful in treating sciatica. This may involve bespoke stretching, referral to massage and then graded rehabilitation to prevent the sciatica returning. It is normal for sciatica to take 3 months to settle. 

Yes, physiotherapy treatment often helps neck pain. This may involve bespoke stretching, referral to massage and then graded rehabilitation to prevent the neck pain returning.

Yes, the most common condition that we see at physiotherapy is back pain. We have great success in helping individuals recover quickly and then prevent the pain returning again in the future. Treatment may involve bespoke stretching, hands on, referral to massage and then graded strengthening to prevent the neck pain returning.

It is very easy to self refer to physiotherapy.

A new patient physiotherapy assessment is £59
Results session (including report from the assessment and treatment) £59 
Weekly follow ups are £59 per session (block of 4 used within 1 month)
Adhoc follow ups are £65 per session

If you are in pain or unable to do the activities you would like to, a physiotherapist will help you reduce pain and achieve your goals. The benefits of private physiotherapy include;

  • fast access to a specialist
  • regular follow up sessions
  • longer appointment times compared to the NHS
  • quick recovery and improvements in pain 
  • bespoke treatment, tailored to you and your needs
  • supervised rehabilitation

Kate Gasior

Sports Massage Therapist

Kate provides sports and therapeutic massage at Moko on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening.

She also works as a personal trainer and class instructor externally. Kate has in depth knowledge regarding the psychosocial factors that influence exercise, recovery and nutrition. She helps many individuals make long term health changes, not just quick fixes. She emphasises relaxation and stress management during her massages.

Natalie Mee

Sports Massage Therapist

Natalie is a qualified Sports Massage Therapist, currently in her final year of studying Physiotherapy at the University of Leicester. She qualifies as a physiotherapist Summer 2024. Until then, she offers Sports Massage at Moko Physiotherapy on a Friday evening.

When not studying physiotherapy or providing massage, you will find Natalie in the outdoors – she is a keen long distance runner and enjoys cycling too. She completed her first ultra-marathon last year and also cycled to Paris!

Kirstie Whitford

Clinic Co-ordinator

Kirstie is one of our fab clinic co-ordinators – she ensures the smooth running of the clinic on a Monday and Friday evening.

When not working you might find her juggling 3 teenagers or completing her 200hr Yoga Instructor Course. She may also be found floating on water somewhere as she teaches paddle boarding to beginners!

Kirstie loves to travel, go horse riding and spend quality time with friends and family.

Will Figgis

Fitness Instructor

Will is fitness instructor, teaching strength and tone classes at Moko Physiotherapy on a Friday evening. Wills sessions are fun, varied and challenging for all abilities so there is something for everyone.

He can adapt the exercises to suit you.

Will has worked as a fitness instructor for the past 15 years and been personal training for the last 10.
Originally his background was in Fitness Pilates but have since moved into more high intensity training and is very much enjoying it.

Ryan Bennett

Senior Physiotherapist

Ryan works as a senior physiotherapist at Moko on a Wednesday and Friday.

Specialisms:
– High level sports injuries
– Running injuries
– Gym related injuries
– Shoulder injuries
– Lower limb
– Prehab, strength and conditioning
– Performance enhancement

Ryan has been working as a Physiotherapist in the NHS and privately since qualifying from Coventry University in 2018. Before this, Ryan completed his Sports Therapy BSc and personal training qualifications. These qualifications and experiences have shaped Ryan’s exercise driven approach to rehab. Ryan has also recently worked as a First Contact Practitioner (FCP) across two GP sites – so is experienced in helping people with acute pain, as well as chronic pain.

Ryan is passionate about promoting prehab and the principles of strength & conditioning – he is able to tailor plans to help you stay injury free during training blocks, as well as programming to improve your overall strength and sporting performance. Ryan’s wealth of knowledge and experience allows him to set clear, individualised plans for clients. He places high importance on shared decision making and always puts the clients goals at the centre of treatment.

Outside of Moko you can expect Ryan to be running – he had 3 marathons planned this year, lifting weights or watching football.

Neil Brailsford

Yoga Instructor

Neil is a 200 hour yoga instructor at Moko Physiotherapy. His ethos is to move and breathe in a way that feels good for you and your body. His passion for yoga started many years ago and now has enabled him to turn what he loves into his living.

He thrives on maintaining a health and well-being lifestyle to promote and enhance not just the physical body but also to aid with our mental health. He enjoys practising vinyasa/energy flow yoga and is thrilled to share this with you.

Beth Protheroe

Pilates Instructor

Beth teaches Pilates at Moko Physiotherapy. She uses Pilates techniques within the class or 1:1, using techniques to improve physical and mental health, build resilience, strength and flexibility.  

Suzie Hemmings

Clinic Co-ordinator and Massage Therapist

Suzie works at Moko as a clinic co-ordinator on a Monday PM and Wednesday AM, as well as a massage therapist on a Thursday AM, specialising in deep tissue massage, pregnancy massage and post natal recovery with an interest in women’s health and well-being.

Whilst juggling her three children and running a business Suzie had grown to appreciate the importance of keeping her body healthy, strong and fit for both her physical and mental health. After gaining her Level 3 Diploma in massage Suzie went on to further train in pre and postnatal massage.

Out of the clinic you will usually find Suzie outdoors, either running (She’s taking part in the London Marathon in April 2024!), cycling, skiing, fitness bootcamps and the odd triathlon – she loves a challenge.

Laura Birbeck

Senior Physiotherapist

Laura works as a senior physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor at Moko Physiotherapy 4 days per week.

Specialisms:
– Acute and chronic pain
– Lower limb and upper limb rehab
– Pilates rehab
– Back and neck pain
– Ligament injuries
– Neurological physiotherapy – stroke, Parkinson’s providing independently mobile and medically well.
– Sports and Therapeutic Massage (with a Physiotherapist)
– Aromatherapy Massage
– Hot Stone Massage
– Indian Head Massage

Laura graduated as a Physiotherapist from the University of Nottingham in 2017. Following this, her interest in health and wellbeing led her to also complete a Level 3 NVQ in Massage Therapy and Levels 1-3 of the APPI Pilates Matwork Series. Helping people take time to care for themselves and to build a happier life is one of Laura’s main goals in her work, whether it is supporting recovery from injury or promoting self-care and relaxation.

Outside of work, you will find Laura climbing (bouldering), spending time with friends and family, as well as the odd visit to Hotel Chocolat!!

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We’re so sorry to hear that you aren’t happy with our service. Your feedback is really important to us and we do all we can to make sure we are constantly improving. Please leave your feedback for us below and we’ll get back to you to see what we can do to resolve any issues you may have.

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We’re so sorry to hear that you aren’t happy with our service. Your feedback is really important to us and we do all we can to make sure we are constantly improving. Please leave your feedback for us below and we’ll get back to you to see what we can do to resolve any issues you may have.

Mike Noble

Nutritionist

Mike supports Moko Physiotherapy and our clients with Specialist Nutrition Advice. He offers 1:1 support, nutritional plans and educational talks at Moko Physiotherapy.

Starting out as a personal trainer in 2015, Mike’s career has always been geared towards connecting with people and helping them understand how they can better their health. He studied nutrition in 2019 and from there his mission was clear: to empower people to live their best lives through the power of food and fitness.

Since then, he’s been amazed at the difference a natural approach to food and lifestyle can make, helping people increase their energy, cure their skin condition and even fall pregnant.

Mike works with clients struggling with conditions from PCOS and menopause to chronic stress or IBD, who feel they have tried everything, but achieved nothing. Whatever it is you’re struggling with, Mike can work with you to help you get the results you need, all through simple lifestyle changes.

Mike is happy to see you for nutritional support in house at Moko Physiotherapy, online or also offers personal training from his private 1:1 studio in Chester Green.

How does the process work?

1) Discovery call:

You’ll start with an initial chat to find out where you’re at currently, what you want to achieve and how Mike can support you.

Step 2) Send out health questionnaire

When you decide to go ahead, you’ll receive an in depth health questionnaire to find out everything Mike needs to know.

Step 3) Create your personalised plan

Once Mike has a full picture of your health and current situation, he’ll start working on your personalised wellness plan.

What’s included in the personalised wellness plan?

– Summary of your current health/ condition
– Written justifications for all foods & supplements included in your plan
– Full 7 day meal plan
– Recipes
– Shopping lists
– Nutritional information (kcals/fats/protein/ vitamins & minerals)
– Supplement recommendations

Step 4) Get Started

You’ll start the first few weeks of your wellness plan, before a 1:1 catch up again to see how you’re getting on.

At this point, Mike will make some changes and then catch up again in another few weeks. By the third session, we’d expect to be seeing some positive changes.

Pricing structure:

Initial consultation + Personalised Plan
2x follow up appointments
1x Bonus PT session @ Milife Studio
Price: £185

Additional Follow up appointments
Price: £55

For further enquiries, speak with our Moko Physiotherapy reception team and they’ll put you in touch with Mike.