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No matter what your problem, whether you have simply sprained your ankle, twisted your back or are recovering from surgery or illness, help is at hand from ACTIVE VIII, Henley on Thames, Centre of Excellence for Physiotherapy.


We offer a wide range of Physiotherapy treatments for all musculo-skeletal problems. Providing a holistic approach, these treatments are usually used in combination and are tailored to your individual needs.




What is Physiotherapy


Physiotherapy is a distinct and holistic health care profession which employs the most extensive portfolio of therapies emphasizing the use of physical approaches in the prevention and treatment of trauma, disease and disability.

Active VIII physiotherapists undertake systematic assessment of musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and neurological disorders of function.

We use natural methods based primarily on movement, manual and manipulative physiotherapy, rehabilitation and a range of physical agencies to treat injury and disease. 

We aim to speed up the body’s own natural healing mechanisms, restoring physical, psychological and social well-being, taking account of variations in health status.  


Science Based:


Physiotherapy is science-based, committed to extending, applying, evaluating and reviewing the evidence that underpins and informs its practice.  The exercise of clinical judgment and informed interpretation is at its core.

Active VIII offers help to all ages, from babies through to older people.Preventative treatment is at the heart of physiotherapy – we are highly skilled in providing preventative treatment and advice to ensure that you remain healthy and the chances of a recurrence of reduced.


What range of Physiotherapy Treatment skills does Active VIII provide:


Manual Therapy

  • Manipulations
  • Mobilisations
  • Muscle energy and Myofascial techniques
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
  • Positional release
  • Soft tissue mobilisation
  • Deep soft tissue massage

Pain Management

  • Injections
  • Acupuncture
  • Electrotherapy
  • Cryotherapy
  • Many manual therapy techniques
  • Soft tissue massage


  • Ultrasound
  • Interferential
  • Laser therapy
  • Muscle and nerve stimulators
  • Deep Vibro-Massage therapy
  • TENS.

Heat & Cryotherapy

  • Hot packs
  • Moist heat
  • Cryotherapy (ice therapy) with compression


  • Exercise therapy
  • Pre and post operative exercise rehabilitation
  • Muscle strengthening
  • Stretching
  • Clinical Pilates - Core stability training
  • Posture correction
  • Balance and Stability - Proprioception
  • Co-ordination
  • Re-education - of gait (walking and running), posture and sports technique

Taping, Strapping,Splinting, Bracing and Orthoses

  • Active-VIII physiotherapists are experts in this field.
  • We use a whole range of taping skills including the latest Kinesio/Kinasesiology taping procedures
  • We can measure and supply you with a whole range of bracing products, including knee and ankle braces to tennis elbow supports

EMG and Pressure Biofeedback

  • providing electro-myographical measurement of muscle activity
  • pressure biofeedback information on muscles activity for improving muscle weakness and posture


  • use of water for rehabilitation following surgery, injury or disease
  • following sports injury for fast track recovery

Ergonomic Work Station Assessments

  • We can help with the correct set-up of your desk, chair and computer workstation

What happens when I visit my physiotherapist and how will ACTIVE VIII’s physiotherapists determine the best treatment?


  • Active VIII's  Physiotherapists are trained to provide accurate clinical diagnosis of a wide range of musculo-skeletal problems and their effects on the nervous, vascular and visceral systems, considering the links between all structures of the human body when making their diagnosis.
  • Active VIII's physiotherapists will assess your condition, provide you with a clinical diagnosis of your problem and help you to understand what’s wrong.
  • Active VIII's physiotherapists will work with you to develop an effective treatment plan that takes into account your lifestyle, leisure activities, general health, and what you want to get out of the treatment. This will include advice on how you can help yourself, and where appropriate, we can also advise your partner or carer how they can help you. 

Let ACTIVE VIII’s highly skilled physiotherapists help lead you to a healthier future