About me

At S.H.I.P.S. Physio we help people who have had Stroke, Head Injury, Parkinsons, or Spinal injury. We teach you how to stand and walk again, to improve your walking, or how to regain the use of your hands and arms.

Our treatments are based  mainly on the Bobath concept, which means we change the way we hold support and direct people to adapt the way they move. It means our treatments are very much " hands on "

We also use Chinese Acupuncture and  Western Medical Acupuncture to help with pain relief and relaxation. Acupuncture affects people in a variety of ways so it can help recover movement also.

Because of our speciality, we work with  people in their own homes, or community facilities, ranging from gym to forest cycle parks, swimming and hydrotherapy pools to climbing walls.

We teach health care workers and families on a range of subjects from understanding the symptoms and behaviours of their patients, to moving and handling.

Training, qualifications & experience

All our staff are Members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy,  the national standard for working inside and outside the NHS.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC's primary role is to protect the public and ensure they have a reliable resource for finding professionals qualified to a high standard.

Therapies offered

Other available therapies

If you have had a stroke or head injury or are helping someone who has, then we are here to help. Many people in this situation have been told or encouraged to think that they have got as far as they can. But therapy is constantly changing, so what may have once been true, might no longer apply. Ask us today. Call or send a message and we'll do our best to give you the most up to date advice available.

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Additional information

Our fees are based on £ 67 per hour for one therapist.

We may need to charge travel on top of this, according to your location, so please enquire.

You can call us now on 0800 9 020 191 free from your home or office, or you can call  Andy MacKellar direct,  on 07957 884 143.


Monday to Friday 8 am to 6pm. Out of these hours by arrangement

Further information

We offer a flexible service to help you meet your needs and ambitions, whether it's to take a few steps indoors, or returning to work, sport or hobby.

If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.

Howton Lane
Newton Abbot

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a therapist's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the therapist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Fully accessible toilets and showers on site.

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