Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine stainless steel needles into the skin.

Our specialist physiotherapists are trained in Western Medical Acupuncture – this is slightly different to Dry Needling. Acupuncture places the needles into specific points and typically the needles are left in for approximately 15-20 minutes. Dry needling, the needles are not placed in specific points and typically aren’t left in as long. In acupuncture the therapist may ‘stimulate’ the needles by twisting them to increase the effect if you require further sensation or they can leave the needles if you would prefer.

Acupuncture may be used to treat a wide range of common health problems and to reduce pain, although you may see people use it for other reasons such as relaxation, infertility. At Moko Physiotherapy, we commonly use it to help individuals with muscular pain / tightness, relaxation and acute / persistent pain.

All acupuncture appointments are currently with our clinical lead physiotherapist, Naomi. Appointments are 30 minutes to include time to understand your goals of acupuncture, see how we can help, carry out health screening / consent forms as well as the needles being inserted for 15-20 minutes. If you have further questions, please call us on 01332 501098 to discuss your specific needs.

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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.

– 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.

– 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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Mike Noble


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.