Sports Therapy & Physio Harrogate

Physio Action – Who We Work With

About Physio Action – Physiotherapy Clinic Harrogate

New Harrogate Clinic  Leading the way for physiotherapy in Harrogate is Physio Action; a team who pride themselves on delivering thorough treatments for all their patients. Gill Cannon & Rachel Galley run the Physio Action clinics and oversee all treatments to ensure that everyone receives the correct type of treatment for their problem. Our team of professional physiotherapists in Harrogate offer a wide range of treatments for problems caused by sports injuries as well as accidental injuries caused by slips and falls. If your injuries or pain are left untreated, it can, over a period of time, become worse and harder to treat and may require more time to make sure the problem is less painful. We can offer treatments and physio in Harrogate for the following issues:

  • Back pain, including sciatica, sacroiliac joint pain, and spinal disc problems.
  • Neck pain caused by whiplash, migraines, and headaches.
  • Sports and exercise strains and sprains.
  • Rehabilitation for pre & post-operative.
  • Work-Related Injuries.
  • Issues with running and bio-mechanical issues.
  • Evaluations of women’s health using Physiotherapy.
  • Mummy MOT’s including Pre & Post Natal Physiotherapy.
  • Conditions which benefit from Acupuncture & Kinesio Taping.

If you are looking for a professional physio in Harrogate, call us today.

Physiotherapy Clinic Harrogate

Visit Us: *NEW LOCATION* Harrogate Sports and Fitness Centre, Hookstone Wood Road, Harrogate, HG2 8PN
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NEW PHYSIO! We are delighted to welcome Allen Brown as our new Harrogate-based Physiotherapist. Allen will be offering appointments on Mondays from 10am until 2pm, and will also soon be offering appointments on Thursdays 10am until 2pm.

We have developed a strong relationship with the Orthopaedic Consultants, Sport & Exercise Medicine Consultants, Podiatrists & Paediatricians to ensure we can always make the right recommendations to our clients and provide the best treatment possible for their injuries.

We can also arrange for our customers to visit a private clinic to have treatments such as MRI scans, ultrasounds or X-rays so that we can provide the proper treatments for our clients. We’re able to provide a dedicated therapist for sports injuries. They work with you to resolve your injuries or keep them at bay. Our Harrogate clinic can also provide Kinesio taping to help relieve pain and increase joint stability and proprioception. We also stock an extensive range of Medi products such as support and braces, memory pillow cushions and more.

Are you Experiencing Neck Pain in Harrogate?

Our professional Phyiso’s in Harrogate provide treatments for a wide range of neck problems caused by injuries from car crashes, postural issues, nerve irritation, Wry neck or Torticollis.

Whiplash Treatments

We’re able to treat whiplash. When the head moves backwards and then forwards with great force, the ligaments stretch beyond their capability. Usually caused by one of the following:

  • Rear-End Collisions
  • Horse Riding
  • Blows to the head
  • Physical abuse
  • Contact sports
  • Falls
  • Cycling
Postural Neck Pain Treatments

If you have poor posture, this can be the cause of postural neck pain. It is caused by the way you sit or position your self frequently and for long periods. Treatments can range from:

  • Massage
  • Manual therapy
  • Heat and ice therapy
  • Electrotherapy acupuncture
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Stretching exercises
  • Range of movement exercises
  • Education and advice
  • Ergonomic assessment at work
Nerve Root Irritation Treatments

85% of people experience nerve root irritation at some point in their life, and it is caused by the spinal nerves becoming trapped in the upper part of the back sometimes causing severe neck or back pain. 

  • Exercises can help you relieve the pressure of neck root irritation, and these exercises help to stabilise the spine and provide more open space for the trapped nerves.
  • You may require injections to help reduce the swelling and treat the pain caused by trapped nerves. Epidural steroid injections & nerve root injections help reduce the swelling in the affected areas.
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications can help to reduce the pain by preventing and reducing the swelling.
Wryneck / Torticollis Treatments

Wryneck is when the head sits at an angle. For example, the top of the head tilts to the right while the chin sits over to the left. the causes are one of the following:

  • Injury to the spine or neck, causing muscle spasms
  • Infections causing inflammation
  • Abscesses in the airway or upper throat.
  • Infections in the ears, sinuses, teeth, scalp or jaw.

Do You Require Back Pain Treatments in Harrogate?

Are you suffering from back pain? Physio Action could help you diagnose your back issue and give you the correct treatment to relieve the pain so that you can continue living a pain-free life.

We understand the implications this can have on your day to day life which is why we offer treatments designed to help you, delivered by our trained physio in Harrogate.

Postural Back Pain Treatments in Harrogate

Poor posture can be the cause of back pain, such as sitting slumped or slouching in your chair, Lying down or sitting on bed a bed while working on a laptop or reading a book are just a few of the things that can cause postural back pain. There are things you can be doing you improve your posture, such as:

  • Reduce Weight – being overweight can directly affect the posture of your back. It weakens the muscles and adds stress on the joints and ligaments in your back.
  • Exercises – Exercising can help improve the posture of your back. It would be best if you were concentrating on improving the strength of the muscles in your back and the flexibility for improved posture.
Disc Prolapse / Slipped Disc Treatments

A symptom of a slipped disc can cause pain and or numbness the pain won’t always be in the back and can extend to your arms or legs. Unexplained muscle weakness can also be a telltale sign of a slipped/prolapsed disc. Treatments can range from:

  • Surgery – Mircodiskectomy is when a surgeon removes the disc or a portion of the disc. Only recommended when the disc is starting to affect the function of the muscles. In some cases, the surgeon may replace the disc with an artificial disc.
  • Exercise Programs – Many people can relieve the pain of a slipped disc by using exercise programs. An exercise program helps you strengthen your back muscles and can help reform the disc.
Sciatica / Trapped Nerve Treatments

If you’re experiencing pain from your lower spine to the back of your leg, this is a sign that you could be suffering from sciatica or a trapped nerve. The causes of Sciatica / trapped nerves can be:

  • Bone Spur – An overgrowth of a bone on vertebrae which has caused a nerve to become trapped.
  • Tumour – Tumours can compress a nerve causing it to become trapped, causing pain in the back.
  • Disease – nerves can become damaged by diseases such as diabetes.
What Is The Biggest Cause Of Back Pain?

Back pain can be a result of many different factors. If it is a recent onset of pain known as acute pain the most common cause is usually a strained muscle. This is often a result of an awkward lifting injury or poor sitting postures. This is also known as a mechanical back pain. The ligaments and joints of the spine can also be a source.

Other common causes of low back pain for patients in the Harrogate area, can be due to a lumbar disc herniation which may or may not cause leg pain (Sciatica). This depends on whether the nerves exciting the spine are irritated or compressed by the bulging disc.

Pain that develops more slowly over time can be due to age related degeneration (wear and tear) of the spine such as degenerate disc disease, osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis.  In other less common cases, non-mechanical back pain could be due to inflammatory arthritis conditions such as Ankylosing Spondylitis.

Other medical conditions such as Osteoporosis, Infections or Tumours need to be considered.

What Is The Best Treatment For Back Pain?

If your back pain is not resolving within 2-3 weeks or if it is stopping your normal activities or sleep, it is important to seek further advice. Our team of expert Physiotherapists in Harrogate are often best placed to help with back pain. Following an assessment to establish the type and cause of back pain a tailored treatment plan can begin.

It is best to remain active and to begin appropriate exercises as prescribed by your physiotherapist. Sometimes this just keeping mobile, not sitting for long periods of time, short walks and gentle back exercises. As the pain eases progressing the exercises to develop more flexibility and core strength will help restore normal pain free movement.

In addition, having a good understanding of the cause and how you can influence it – from getting up in the morning until last thing at night can have a huge impact. Combined with the right exercise and appropriate hands-on manual therapy the recovery begins. Staying positive as well as active can aid recovery and prevent a long-term issues occurring.

Simple pain relief options such as over the counter anti-inflammatory drugs may also help the initial recovery. You may find that it helps you to keep active if taken before exercise. You should only take anti-inflammatory drugs for a short period of time. Paracetamol alone has not been found to be helpful for back pain. If stronger pain relief is required in order to stay mobile your GP or Private Doctor can prescribe.

Are You Experiencing Hip & Pelvic Pain Harrogate?

Are you experiencing pain from hip or pelvic problems? Our professional team can help you diagnose the problem and provide you with a treatment which is best suited to you: we’re able to treat the following hip and pelvic problems:

Sacroiliac Joint Treatments

SI joint pain is caused by inflammation of one or joints, there are many reasons which can lead to the dysfunction of the sacroiliac joint such as. Osteoarthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Gout, Injury & pregnancy.

Hip Pain Treatments

Hip pain is a common problem. The location of the pain can help diagnose what is causing the issue, but it can be caused by a wide range of problems including diseases and conditions.

Snapping Hip Treatments

There is 3 types of snapping hip which can cause pain or discomfort when walking. The 3 types are Internal Snapping Hip, External Snapping Hip, Snapping hip due to cartilage injury. Snapping hip can cause painful movements especially when walking and are treatable by physio.

Are You Experiencing Knee Pain in Harrogate?

Knee problems are commonly caused by age-related wear on the knees themselves which can cause stiffness or pain when walking. Sports and jobs where manual labour can also contribute to knee problems. We’re able to treat the following knee problems in our Harrogate clinic.

Osteoarthritis Treatments

Is caused by stiffness or pain in the knee joint itself. The symptoms may come or go and will be affected by the amount of exercise or cold weather. It is treatable by physiotherapy.

Cartilage Injuries / Meniscal Treatments

Symptoms of cartilage damage include joint pain, swelling, stiffness, a clicking or grinding feeling, locking joints, catching or feeling like it is giving way.

Patella Tendon Treatments

Is caused by overuse of the patellar tendon. This results in tiny tears appearing in the tendon itself but as the tears begin to multiply it causes inflammation and weakening of the tendon.

Patellofemoral Joint Problems

Although these is no direct link to the cause of patellofemoral joint pain. It is associated with overuse, imbalances or weakness of muscles and surgery.

Bursitis Joint Treatments

Affects the fluid sacs within the knee joint the bursae sacks cushion the bones, muscles and tendons. The symptoms of bursitis are achy, or stiffness, movement or pressure hurts, and it can appear swollen or red.

ITB / Iliotibial Band Syndrome Treatments

Is a common cause for runner’s knee and is usually an overuse injury and is treatable by physiotherapy.

Are You Experiencing Foot & Ankle Problems in Harrogate?

If you’re experiencing foot or ankles problems that you feel are hampering your day to day routine you should contact a consultant who can help you diagnose the problem.

Ankle Sprains

A sprained ankle is caused when you turn your ankle in a way it should not be turned such as a twist or roll. This awkward movement causes the ligaments to stretch or tear. When this happens the ligaments have usually been forced beyond their normal movement which causes pain and injury to the ankle.

Achilles Tendinopathy / Ruptures

Pain, Swelling and stiffness are the symptoms of Achilles Tendinopathy. It is thought that repeated injuries to the Achilles tendon are the cause of the tendinopathy activities which can cause this due to overuse such as sports.

Plantar Fasciitis

is caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia which is a thick tissue which runs from the toes to the heel bone. it is an extremely common cause of heel pain.


Causes pain when the ball of your foot becomes painful to walk on. It usually is developed from sports or activities which involve jumping.

Are You Experiencing Shoulder Problems in Harrogate?

If you’re experiencing shoulder pain it could be a sign of arthritis or another medical condition. Once you have been diagnosed by a GP they may recommend physiotherapy depending on the condition.

Rotator Cuff Problems

This condition can cause a dull ache in the shoulder and can be worse when trying to sleep on the affected side. It is often caused by repeatedly lifting objects above the head and overworking the muscles and tends to effective people who work in environments where they’re required to perform overhead motions such as painters and decorators.

Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy / Tendinitis

This condition usually happens over long periods in working environments where your shoulder is required to be kept in one position for long periods. Sleeping on your shoulder can also affect this.

Rotator Cuff Tears

There are two types of rotator cuff tears which can occur. There is a partial tear which means that one of the muscles has become frayed or damaged. The second is a complete tear of a muscle that goes through the tendon or pulls the tendon from the bone.


Affects the fluid sacks that cushion the bones and is a painful condition that can affect day to day activities. it is caused by repetitive motions.

Unstable Shoulders

When the lining of the shoulder joint becomes streched it can allow the ball of the shoulder to move partially or completely out of the socket. This is because the lining of the shoulder such as ligaments have become torn or detached.

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Related Injuries

Pre & Post Operation

Womens’ Health &
Pre/Post Natal Physio

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Back & Neck Pain

Referrals For MRI, XRAY,
Ultrasound & FMS

Sports Massage, Taping
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