Physical Therapist in Oxford, Oxfordshire
Physical Therapist in Oxford, Oxfordshire Established in 2012 our clinicians have 80 years of combined experience having
practiced physiotherapy in the NHS for many years, all are highly
experienced and have firsthand knowledge of the various pathways you
may need to pursue in order to get the best care possible.

will diagnose the root cause of your problem, treat your symptoms and
help prevent them from re-occurring. Unlike some other practices, our
physiotherapists are able to organise further investigations where
necessary, including X-Rays, MRIs and Ultrasound Scans.

may consist of hands on therapy to relieve pain and restore movement.
You will be taught specific exercises within a treatment session and be
given a home exercise programme to help correct altered movement
patterns and undo 'bad habits' created by pain. Physiotherapy offers a
unique approach to ensure that your symptoms improve in the long term by
helping you to alter movement patterns which may have caused your
problem to linger or reoccur.
Areas Served
  • Oxford, Headington, Summertown, Kidlington, Marston, Botley, Cowley, Oxfordshire
Business Details
  • Serving residential and commercial clients
  • Licensed and insured
  • Year established: 2012
  • Number of employees: 6
Highlights & Specialties
  • Advanced Physiotherapy
  • Physiotherapy, Pilates
Professional Associations & Certifications
  • CSP
Social Profiles

Contact Details

within Ferry Leisure Centre, Diamond Pl, Summertown
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Driving Directions

Products & Services

Initial Physiotherapy Consultation
read moreAn initial consultation consisting of an assessment and treatment.

Followup Physiotherapy Treatment
read moreAny follow up treatments where an assessment isn't required.

Private Pilates Class
read morePrivate Pilates by arrangement only.

Pilates Group Class (6 sessions)
read more6 sessions of pilates classes in the weekly group slots.

Pilates Assessment
read moreRequired before the first pilates group session to help gauge level and teach techniques.


Graham Upton
read moreHaving suffered long term pain and restricted movement in my neck Cath Hooton's intervention has been little short of magical. In the first session I had with her she identified the cause of the problem and focussed on it with immediate benefits in terms of in terms of flexibility and neck movement. Subsequent sessions have produced continued improvement and I remained hugely impressed by her skill. She is the best physio I have ever been to.

Freia Layfield
read moreI have been attending Oxphysio's pilates class for the last 6 months and I love it! I was completely new to pilates and already feel like I know what's going on. The instructor knows her stuff, develops you and helps all levels get the best out of the class. I am more toned and stronger for having gone. It's great!

Helen Cameron
read moreTheir ability to offer pilates to fit with my complicated work schedule means that for the first time I'm able to engage with exercise in a way that suits my lifestyle. I'm benefiting from the encouragement as well as the tuition. I'm already feeling the benefits in my desk-bound posture.

Key People

Cath Hooton
Physiotherapist And Owner Oxford, Oxfordshire
read moreCatherine qualified as a physiotherapist from Coventry University in 2000 and began her career as a rotational physiotherapist in the NHS. She specialised in Musculoskeletal physiotherapy in 2002 and alongside working full time, she worked as a private physiotherapist in Headington, Bicester and for Junior Rugby League teams. Catherine qualified as an acupuncturist in 2003 and began studying part time for a Masters degree at Birmingham University in 2006. She was awarded a Merit in Advancing Practice in 2009 and became a member of the Manipulative Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. Since gaining her post graduate qualification, Catherine has worked as a Clinical Specialist within NHS Spinal clinics. During this time she has established strong links with several spinal consultants.

Having used Pilates as part of everyday treatment throughout her career, Catherine trained to teach Pilates classes with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institite (APPI) and has been running classes in Headington since April 2012.

Catherine founded OxPhysio in 2012 with the vision that a strong group of specialist musculoskeletal clinicians were needed to provide high quality, seamless care for a wide range of acute and chronic conditions as well as to help with injury prevention. She has drawn specialist clinicians from several phases of her career to bring together a broad spectrum of skills and expertise offering high quality assessment and treatment skills to the residents of Oxfordshire.

Samantha Hynes
Physiotherapist Oxford, Oxfordshire
read moreSamantha qualified from St Mary's Hospital in 1992 and spent two and a half years working as a junior physiotherapist in Middlesex. She worked for three years as a senior physiotherapist in Oxford prior to completing an MSc in Sports Medicine at the University of Glasgow in 1998.

Following the completion of her MSc, she worked with The Lawn Tennis Association, British Gymnastics and spent five years as part of the physiotherapy team at Oxford University Boat Club. She was heavily involved in setting up screening tools for injury prevention, and covered both training camps and international competitions. Samantha currently works as a full time hip and knee clinical specialist in the NHS. Her role includes assessing and treating a wide variety of pre and post operative lower limb conditions and her specialist areas of interest include knee and hip surgery, sports injuries and exercise prescription.

Helen Stevens
Physiotherapist Oxford, Oxfordshire
read moreHelen qualified as a physiotherapist in 1989 and gained experience in a wide range of specialties within the NHS. She specialised in Rheumatology and Sports injuries in 1995 and has been involved in research and teaching within the fields of Rheumatology and Osteoporosis.

Helen has spent the last 17 years working with patients with a variety of Rheumatological conditions including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Connective Tissue Disease and Osteoporosis. She teaches people how to manage long term conditions and reduce pain, thus enabling them to lead as pain free and normal lives as possible, both in individual treatment sessions and in a class format.

Helen is trained with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) to teach Pilates, and uses Pilates both for individual and group classes.

David Ede
Physiotherapist Oxford, Oxfordshire
read moreDavid graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2005 with a degree in physiotherapy. He began his career in the NHS as a junior and senior physiotherapist, before going to work as an Extended Scope Practitioner . David now works solely in private practice. He completed his Masters degree in 2011 in Sports and Exercise Medicine at Queen Mary University, London.

David has worked with a number consultants across Oxfordshire, Berkshire and London. He has also worked with a number of football and rugby clubs and with high level athletes from a variety of sports. He understands the frustrations of being injured and the desire to return to activity as soon as possible.

David is our foot and ankle specialist and has a keen interest in tendon injury and rehabilitation, having completed research in this area. He believes that prevention is better than cure and has a, hands on, holistic approach to getting you fitter and stronger than before.

Simon Wood
Physiotherapist Oxford, Oxfordshire
read moreSimon graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in 1996 and completed his junior rotations in London. He then worked as a Senior Physiotherapist at Kings College hospital in Outpatients, Orthopaedics and Accident and Emergency. During his time at Kings, Simon qualified as an acupuncturist and in 2006 he became a specialist physiotherapist in sports injuries. Over the past six years, Simon has gained valuable experience treating professional athletes as well as recreational sports men and women. He has a special interest in overuse injuries in athletes such as tendinopathies, stress fractures and hip and knee pain.

In 2009 Simon gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Manual Therapy from the University of Birmingham and gained membership to the Manipulative Association Chartered Physiotherapists. Simon is currently undertaking his research dissertation looking into achilles tendinopathies and athletes. In 2010 Simon qualified in injection therapy at Coventry University and completed his Pilates training with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI).

Simon was recently involved in the London 2012 Olympic Games, working at the Polyclinic in the Athletes village assessing, treating and referring athletes for further investigations when necessary. He gained valuable experience working with elite level athletes and covered many of the Olympic training events. Out of work Simon enjoys running and has completed 5 marathons. Nowadays he struggles to find the time for himself with a young family to take care of but he tries to maintain his fitness levels by cycling on his road bike.


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