Sarah Massey

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Chartered Physiotherapist HCPC Registered
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB23 6DP
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I offer a FREE initial consultation over the phone or by video call.

If you need help improving your function and mobility, decreasing your pain, getting out the house again, please get in touch.

I can assess, provide a clinical diagnosis, then treat, and facilitate you back to achieving your health goals, improving your function and quality of life.

Some common conditions I treat

Back and Neck pain including chronic conditions
Road Traffic Accident Injuries
Neurological conditions e.g. sciatica, trapped nerves.
Pre and Post Operative Orthopaedic Surgery e.g. THR and TKR
Post Fracture Rehabilitation
Osteoarthritis and rheumatology conditions.
Shoulder pain including Rotator cuff injuries and Frozen Shoulder
Knee pain including Patella Dysfunction and Ligament Injuries
Sports Injuries including Achilles tendinopathy, Tennis Elbow


Chronic Pain Coaching (SIRPA trained) 

I have completed a Post Graduate course in Chronic Pain run by SIRPA UK. I have worked with the NHS pain team at Addenbrookes, Cambridge and continued to receive private patient referrals from the spinal and pain consultants. This is my specialist interest area to help people with chronic pain and related conditions. The SIRPA approach is evidenced based and G.P.s through to all the healthcare professionals are now getting training in this chronic pain approach.

Please go to "Find a practitioner" at www.sirpa.org and you will find my profile to read more information. With a SIRPA practitioner, I resolved my own 30 year back pain and I hope to help you with your chronic pain and to get you back to the life you desire. Or please watch the TED video talk below which explains the SIRPA approach.

My specialist interest areas for chronic/stress conditions are:

Back and neck pain including nerve disorders e.g. sciatica.

Chronic fatigue /M.E.

Digestive disorders e.g. IBS

I am currently looking for 3 case studies as of April 2024. These sessions will be conducted exactly the same as for standard chronic pain coaching clients. The cases will be discussed anonymously with my SIRPA supervisor for my required ongoing professional development. Hence the sessions are being offered at reduction off the normal rate, and will be at £45 per hour online or £50 in clinic. There is a commitment to a minimum of 5 sessions with a frequency of 1-2 weeks between sessions is required. Please get in touch for a free chat if you feel this could be an option for yourself. Please go to "Find a Practitioner" at www.sirpa.org and you will find my profile to read more information.

Work History

I graduated from Manchester University Physiotherapy School in 1998 and became a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). Also, as a member of the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC), I am fully insured and work within competency levels which are the same for NHS and Private work.

I completed rotations in NHS hospitals including orthopaedics, outpatients, and rheumatology.

I specialise in musculoskeletal outpatients treating orthopaedic post-surgery, fractures, sports injuries, and back and neck conditions. I have worked in NHS spinal triage clinics alongside consultants, specialist chronic pain physiotherapists and the Pain Team.

After ten years, I transferred to Private Practice physiotherapy clinics, seeing G.P, consultant, MOD and self-referrals for the above musculoskeletal conditions.

I regularly attend CPD events at the local Cambridge BUPA and Nuffield hospitals, to enhance my knowledge and to network.

I can assess, treat, and facilitate you back to achieving your health goals, improving your function and quality of life.

Some Client Feedback
From loudervoice.co.uk reviews:

In June 2016, I had to undergo quite complex surgery to repair a shoulder injury. The physio I saw, Sarah Massey, saw my shoulder as an interesting challenge. It was evident that she did a lot of homework researching what the surgeon had done. In her own time, Sarah even attended lectures given by my surgeon relating to new techniques and procedures. I first saw Sarah in August, and we agreed it would be a great target for me to be recovered to the point where I was able to swim on holiday in November. It was mission accomplished and I was able to swim over 400 metres in the sea. That was beyond my expectations. (Bob)

Many thanks for your support and encouragement, and of course your expertise. (Jane TS)

I thank you (Sarah) for all the kind physio you gave me on my shoulder, it is making excellent progress. (Anon)

Hello Sarah, just to let you know I saw Mr Vince Tuesday night and he was very pleased with my progress. He says I do not need to see him again or have any more Physio. Thanks for all your help. (Chris)

Coaching Testimonials :

“I had a very positive experience of being coached by Sarah through SIRPA. She carried out our sessions with great sensitivity and professionalism. She helped to bring clarity and insight into some of the mind-body symptoms I was experiencing, and through following her advice (which was thorough and easily applicable) I noticed a significant improvement in my symptoms. I would definitely recommend her. “

RM 

“Sarah is a truly holistic NLP coach who provides a reliably safe emotional space. Sarah kept me focused on my goals and uses time effectively, which I really appreciate – she makes it easy to pick up where we left off, recalling details and aligning our activities in a positive and considerate way.  With Sarah I learned helpful strategies to deal with difficult emotions and benefit still after 6 months.  She gives gentle encouragement when going through setbacks. Being coached by Sarah is a really fulfilling experience hence I highly recommend Sarah as an NLP coach to others. Thank you."

Anne B

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc. (Hons) Physiotherapy from Manchester University 1998
  • M.A.C.P. Northern Branch Qualification 2005
  • Pg Cert. Physiotherapy 2006
  • Acupuncture foundation and further MSK courses from 2004
  • APPI Pilates 2009
  • VTCT Level 3 Swedish Massage 2010
  • First Aid Training 2022
  • Enhanced DBS 2022
  • SIRPA- Chronic Pain training 2022/23

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Therapies offered

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Fees

£45.00 - £60.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA
  • Aviva

Additional information

The initial telephone or video conversation is FREE. This is an opportunity for us to get to know each other and for your questions about the services I offer. There is no obligation to proceed further if I am not the right therapist for you.

First Physiotherapy Session - please allow 60 minutes ; £50.00 (online)

£56 in clinic

1) I will take a history about your about your injury/condition to formulate a clinical diagnosis. This will include your past medical history and how you are affected in daily life. This is your time to tell me how the problem is affecting your daily life.

2) I will then assess, use clinical tests for the area and discuss the clinical diagnosis with you.

3) I will give you an estimated time of recovery, provide an evidenced based treatment plan and advice. All treatment techniques are done with your consent and I will explain the benefits for each possible treatment.

4) You will be then be shown and sent a personalized exercise programme including videos and instructions for each exercise. This programme will be updated as you progress.

Follow up  physiotherapy sessions ; 45 minutes ; £45 per session (online);  £50 in clinic

This will include further treatment, advice and progressions to your exercise programme. The aim is to guide you through your recovery step by step. The number of follow up sessions will be determined by the individual and their condition.

Chronic pain coaching sessions; 60 minutes.

£60.00 per session online and in clinic

In our discovery free phone call, I will explain the process involved for the SIRPA chronic pain approach. This is evidenced based and please watch the TED presentation above which helps explain this approach. Or please look on the SIRPA UK website for further information including success stories (including my own recovery from chronic back pain.)

Sessions are currently online using secure systems either TEAMS or Rehab Guru. During the pandemic we switched to online video appointments for NHS and private treatments and research supports the effectiveness of online physiotherapy. I am insured to see anyone remotely in the UK.

I can also see clients face to face. I work from a clinic room at:

Cambourne Osteopaths

Regus ; 1010 Cambourne Business Park

Great Cambourne

Cambridge,

CB23 6DP

Sessions include the required documentation time, and I may ask you for investigation results to aid your treatment. I can liaise/write to other health care professionals/ your G.P. as required.

When I work

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If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition, please consult your GP for advice before starting any new therapies.

Cambourne Osteopaths, Regus, 1010 Cambourne Business Park, Great Gambourne, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB23 6DP

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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The clinic room at Regus House is on the ground floor. There are toilets (including disabled toilets) and a comfortable reception area. A receptionist will provide a warm welcome. There is plenty of free parking at Regus House.

Sarah Massey
Sarah Massey