About Us

CSP logo“Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability.” (The CSP)

The Physiotherapy Practice, Colchester, was established in 1994 by Mrs Nicola Betts Physiotherapist and over the years grew into a dynamic team of 10 therapists and 6 admin staff  providing timely, patient focused,  experienced and evidence guided care across the NHS, public and private sectors for the past 27 years.  During the Covid pandemic, and after much consideration, Nicola Betts decided to partially retire and therefore, has restructured and downscaled  the practice. She now works as a sole practitioner from the West Bergholt site; CO6 3LH and has closed the North Station Road clinic. Nicola says she misses the team, but is enjoying being able to just focus on her patients and their care as well as having time to spend with her expanding family in semi retirement.

The Physiotherapy Practice has always prided itself on the extensive experience of its clinicians. Nicola Betts qualified in 1994 and uses her experience and an evidence guided approach to diagnose and treat a range of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, e.g. spinal problems, sports injuries or arthritis. Please see “Conditions” page for more information on what she can treat.

Treatment is patient centred and uses a range of physical modalities which treat pain, improve range of movement and strength, and restore function. The  objective being to not only relieve pain but to establish the underlying cause of symptoms and so help prevent recurrence. The aim being  to improve function and enhance performance.

Physiotherapists can also advise you on alternative treatment and investigations and Nicola Betts will liaise with your GP/Consultant as required or requested.

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Whilst working at the practice all our Physiotherapists have always been members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and those clinicians, like Nicola, who practise acupuncture registered with the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.                                                                                Nicola Betts continues to be registered with all the above, continues to be recognised by all major private medical insurance companies and remains an approved provider clinic for Bupa and AXA PPP.