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    Really appreciated the service received over past couple of years. Recently had great massage from Kathryn, easing out back and keeping these octogenarian legs up to scratch for my cycling. Highly recommended.

    Eric Beard,
    Sports Massage


    Professional service throughout - I broke my wrist playing football back in September and was recommended Shawe Physio by my health insurance for rehabilitation once my cast was removed. Following initial assessment by Kath and 6 follow up sessions, I am back to full fitness. The service is excellent with initial treatment and home exercises which were easy to maintain.

    Sam Cheshire,
    Wrist Injury


    I would highly recommend Shawe Physio! Coming from a competitive CrossFit background we tend to put our bodies through a lot of strain, Michael at Shawe Physio has been a great addition in helping me keep any nagging injuries away and improve my overall recovery and performance.

    Rob Schillaci,


    Best place to go for physio. Highly recommend!!! I have been many times over the last few years.

    Peter Clarke,
    Shoulder Injury


    I’ve been to Shawe Physio twice this year, for a knee injury and gait analysis – these guys are amazing, they give you advice and techniques which work! I recently ran the London Marathon and without Michael’s advice I would of really struggled with the knee pain, simply adjusting the way I was running made sure I got to the start line and finished! Would highly recommend for any runner and anyone thinking of starting up running to see these guys for advice and to get a gait analysis done with Ashley! Thank you both.

    Gemma Louise,
    Knee Injury and Gait Analysis


    Excellent service. Friendly and professional. Highly recommend Jack and colleagues.

    Helen Brooks,
    Neck Injury


    Had a bad shoulder for over a year. A couple of weeks physio with Ashley and I have lots of movement now and less pain.

    Julie Ryder,
    Shoulder Pain


    I have had 2 appointments here so far with Michael for lower leg pain caused from running. On both visits I have had detailed explanations on my injury and what I need to do moving forward to strengthen and get myself back out there running. Along with a few improvements on how I should be running. Staff are always polite and welcoming making visits pleasant.

    Stuart Bunkall,
    Lower Leg Pain


    This is my second visit to the clinic and I am extremely happy with the fantastic levels of service provided. Michael has provided me with a detailed explanation of my injuries along with a plan to attack the route cause of my pain and resolve the issue. Overall a 5 star experience!

    Ben Chapman,
    Shoulder Injury


    I would highly recommend Michael from Shawe Physio, a very knowledgeable and thorough physiotherapist. I am a gas engineer and plumber by trade for ever getting myself into awkward positions daily and also being a very physical job. I have many sporting injuries from a life time of adrenalin sports I’ve perused. Having just finished my second appointment another booked in already. I highly recommend this practice.

    Mike Rainbow,
    Sporting Injuries


    Shawe Physio are a seriously talented bunch of professionals. After my injury and a 13 week rehabilitation programme, it’s as though it never happened. Huge thanks to Ashley for her patience and profound knowledge. Keep up the good work.

    Jonathan Smalley,
    Knee and Hip Pain


    Excellent service and very pleasant staff.

    Jim Dunn,
    Hip Pain


    I took my sporty teenage daughter with back & knee problems to see Ashley. She was great with her and combined in house treatment with exercises at home which got her sorted within a few weeks. I would definitely recommend her.

    Mandy Squires,
    Back and Knee Pain


    I recently went to see Michael at Shawe Physio with a suspected touch of tennis elbow. After a very detailed review of the mobility in my arm Michael proceeded to massage the affected area before engaging in a round of periosteal pecking with an acupuncture needle. This isn't the happiest of experiences, to be honest, but Michael handled the whole thing brilliantly. Firstly by explaining what was happening and why, and secondly with a very calm approach and a good level of sympathy about how uncomfortable the necessary procedure was. Following that treatment some exercises were given to work through at home, with Michael checking that I could do them properly before I left and then I was set until the next visit. During the following session it was clear that Michael's treatment had worked wonders, and I was back to almost full mobility and much reduced pain. Michael's approach was super friendly, very professional but without that clinical coldness that you sometimes find with medical practitioners. The treatments were explained well and I knew what was going to happen and why before anything was applied. I would wholeheartedly refer anyone to Shawe Physio. I have been twice now, seeing Michael and one other practitioner, and both times was met with a high level of professionalism and expertise and a fast resolution of the problems I went in with. Totally awesome experience from start to finish! Thanks Michael

    Elaine Wood,
    Elbow Pain


    Excellent service. Appointments within a day. Recommended  6 people from Hoddesdon Tennis Club who have all been happy with their treatment.

    Yvonne Stredder,
    Elbow Pain


    Professional and very informative. Was dealt with quickly and was treated fantastically. Recommend them to anyone in need of help from a physio. Brilliant! Thank you



    I have been to so many physiotherapists over the past decades and Michael is in a league of his own. His sensitive, thoughtful and intelligent manner shines through, and his passion, deep knowledge and genuine kindness is ever-present. I would highly recommend Michael to anyone. He is a gem.

    Sallyann Keizer,
    Hip Pain


    Visiting Michaels clinic was such a delight! Everything is so fresh, clean and inviting! With his extreme knowledge he has managed to put together a plan for me, to work on the numerous of issues I have going on!! With being of short stature every part of my body works differently so trust me it is not easy! I am really looking forward to the results and finally seeing some change! Highly recommend him and his team

    Miranda Button,
    Hip Pain


    Have been seen by Michael for a few years now for one thing and another,  have to say one of the best Physio’s I have used. Would highly recommend.

    Nadia Bhabha-Mitchell,
    Lower Back Pain


    Best sports massage I have ever had, my moto is, do it right or don't do it, they a have it right.

    Marc Kitter,
    Sports Massage


    1 hour consultation for my husband who has been in excruciating pain in his back for two weeks. Ashley was amazing and so lovely. He is already feeling better this morning and will do the exercises religiously. Thank you so much Ashley, you're a star!

    Kathy Shearsby,
    Back Pain


    Calf niggle resolved on two visits - thank you Jack and the rest of the team.

    Mike East,
    Calf Injury


    I have had physiotherapy treatment from Michael, and at present receive personal training from him. I have been very impressed by Michael’s professionalism, assessment skills, knowledge, and range of treatment techniques at his disposal. As a personal trainer, unlike so many in the past, he seems to ‘get me’, understanding my limitations and goals, which has been very refreshing, he is a great motivator, pushing me and being tough. I never get bored!

    Debbie Gibb,
    Fitness / Personal Training


    I have been receiving physio treatment from Michael for sometime now having scoliosis in the lower back and neck problems and at times being in a lot of pain.  Michael is kind caring and very professional and is a brilliant physio. I would not hesitate to recommend Michael to anyone  needing physio treatment. He also gives you exercise plans to improve your condition as in my case to manage it better   I would just like to thank Michael for all his help and support and wish him well and once again many thanks for what you have done for me to improve my quality if life.

    Caroline Whitmore,
    Scoliosis / SIJ dysfunction


    Earlier this year I dislocated my ACJ joint in my shoulder whilst being filmed for an upcoming film project in Austria. When I got back to the UK a lot of doctors were telling me it would take the usual 6 weeks to heal and this was no good as I had been training for the British Championships all year and this time frame would mean I would miss the event.
    I went to see Michael for standard physiotherapy and by the end of the first session, he decided that I may be able to make the Championships, just three and a half weeks from competition day. With a rigorous physio routine I was able to compete and even came home with a bronze medal! Without the tremendous effort of Michael and his expertise I would have never been able to compete, which means I would have also missed out on many opportunities I have been given off my podium. A special thank you goes out to him for believing that I would be ready and I would 100% recommend him to any family or friends of mine!

    Callum Welch ,
    Freestyle Skier


    Having suffered a stroke early in 2013, I was fortunate in making a reasonably good recovery.  On discharge from Hospital I decided further physiotherapy would benefit my recovery.  Michael has been helping me on a regular basis for the last two and a half years, and I have a very high regard for him with the progress I have made with his expertise in dealing with the problems I have encountered.

    John Moulster,


    I would recommend this course of pre/post treatment and the Mike Shawe, Stacy Chew team to anyone facing, what is in effect major orthopaedic surgery. Thanks Guys. It was hard work but fun. I really appreciate your work and help.

    Jim Easton,
    Total Hip Replacement


    We have been seeing Michael following my 9yr old daughters operation.  He has worked so well with her, encouraging and supporting her and above all making each session fun!

    Miss Edwards,
    Complex Hip/Pelvis Surgery Rehab


    I have seen Michael on two occasions in the last year, one for a hip problem and once for post foot surgery rehabilitation. On both occasions I found him to be professional, wiling to take  time to explains things. Both treatments helped enormously and and I feel sped up my recovery.
    Michael knows his stuff and for that reason would not hesitate in recommending him

    Debra Simmonds,
    Post Op Foot Surgery


    Mike was able to diagnose a long term issue that others had failed to do for many years. With his excellent treatment, knowledge and advice I’ve been able to make life-long changes and my health have improved greatly.  I can’t thank Mike enough for his help and have recommended him to friends, family and colleagues.

    Bobbie Cowel,
    Complex Cervical and Thoracic Pain


    I first used Michael when I had received injuries from a car accident!  I was a very anxious client as I was just about to compete in my first ever qualifier for the OCRWC.  My event was 8 weeks away and I didn't want my training to suffer due to the accident!  My few weeks to begin with him where great and as he promised I was able to train within a few weeks.  My mobility and strength is improving every week and at 40 years of age have never been fitter. Would highly recommend his work!!

    Rodney McNamee,
    Obstacle course racer


    "I have been to so many physiotherapists over the past decades and Michael is in a league of his own. His sensitive, thoughtful and intelligent manner shines through, and his passion, deep knowledge and genuine kindness is ever-present. I would highly recommend Michael to anyone. He is a gem."

    Sallyann Keizer,
    Frozen Shoulder


    "I have been very impressed with the quality of treatment I received. During my visits to Michael he would listen carefully and asked relevant questions and really tried to understand the pain I was experiencing.

    I would of never have thought I would of recovered as well as I have with the help of Michael! My recovery has been very hard work but also its been an enjoyable experience!"

    Danielle Handley,
    Acute Inflammatory OA


    "I recently ran 4 marathons in 4 months to raise money for charity and was fortunate to have been assigned Michael Shawe as my physiotherapist.  I needed regular deep tissue therapy and acupuncture. Michael did a fantastic job getting me race fit every time, I highly recommend him to anyone in need of physiotherapy."

    Stuart Blacklock,
    Marathon Training


    "I experienced problems while running and walking, after 3 or 4 visits to Michael, he recommended I see a neurologist. I was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in April 2015.

    Throughout Michael has provided appropriate Physio, he has given me belief, yet been realistic, he has encouraged me and educated me. He has a great balance of technical knowledge and capability, positiveness, humour and wisdom of someone beyond his years. I would suggest that you put your trust in Michael."

    Andrew Knowlman,
    Motor Neurone Disease


    "Michael has treated my daughter for the past 12 months, through several very difficult injury periods. As an elite gymnast she has suffered from a whole raft of issues which are part and parcel of sport at that level.
    Michael has successfully recovered her from hamstring, back, neck and knee injuries and consistently goes above and beyond to get her fit to compete again. Without his help and support her gym career could certainly have ended prematurely, thank you Michael."

    Miss White,
    UK National Gymnast


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    Our team are experts in various conditions and treatment methods. Find out more here.


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