To Needingworth Physiotherapy Clinic

If you are looking to overcome an injury, manage pain, recover from a surgery or improve your general health, we can help.

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Developing a Tailored Exercise Program​me

I understand that finding motivation to do regular exercises can be challenging. Therefore, I work with my patients to create an achievable programme. 


This involves the insertion of extremely fine needles into specific points on the body to relieve pain and promote natural healing. During my time as a Physio, it's popularity has increased exponentially and is now a widely used form of treatment.

Myofascial Release

This is a soft tissue technique that involves the manipulation of deep tissue, as well as subtle realignments which can be extremely powerful.

Sports Injuries
Such as traumatic injuries, soft tissue damage and repetitive strain injuries.
Spinal Problems
Back Pain (including sciatica) and neck pain.

Athritis and other joint-based problems.

Surgery and Fracture Recovery

Rehabilitation and strengthening following surgery or trauma.

Postural Re-education

Ergonomic advice to prevent injury.

Clinical Experience

Treatment Examples

Pain Management

Persistent pain is complex. A better understanding as well as the use of appropriate strategies are essential parts of overcoming this common problem.


Drug-free therapies to remedy recurrent headaches.

My Approach

 Pain can be the consequence of an injury. But problems may also manifest in the body gradually, with no apparent cause.

As a chartered physiotherapist, I have the background to make a comprehensive assessment of the joints, muscles, nerves and connective tissue. I feel it is also important to assess the situation holistically.

The body will respond to a minor strain by compensation somewhere else, without you necessarily being aware of any pain. This process can continue until the compensation becomes significant enough to cause symptoms.

It is therefore Important not to just treat the symptoms, but to try and identify the underlying cause of the problem.

Therefore, my approach combines the practical application of traditional physiotherapy techniques with a holistic assessment of the your needs. This allows for the inclusion of techniques such as accupuncture and myofascial release, which I have found to be extremely effective. Additionally, as part of the management of your problem, you are likely to be offered advice and given exercises to do at home. Experience has shown that your co-operation in this will enable you to improve more quickly, and help prevent future recurrence of the problem.

I strive to work with each patient individually to cater to their specific needs. Therefore your first appointment will last 45 minutes, in which I will ask you questions relating to your problem, lifestyle and general history in the strictest of confidence. A thorough physical examination will follow and we will develop a plan of treatment to suit you.

Futher Treatments will last 30 minutes.

For more information or if you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me. 


About The Physio

Debbie Yates
Chartered Physiotherapist

I have over 25 years experience in both the NHS and private practice, and established Needingworth Physiotherapy Clinic in 2005.  I am a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP), the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the Organisation of Physiotherapists in Private Practice known as Physio First and the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) of which I was previously a director.

Having qualified at Kings College Hospital in London, I spent the following 3 years working at St Bartholomew's.  I have also spent time working in Australia and in 1990, I lived and worked in New Zealand. Our understanding and skills within medicine and physiotherapy has made great strides in the last 20 years, the research of which thrives on the input of a highly international community, which has a strong base in these countries. Therefore, aside from enjoying the windsurfing and squash, my time there was hugely beneficial. Since having children and settling in the area, I've held a senior post at Hinchinbrooke hospital.

Although my extensive experience has proved invaluable, patient care continually evolves, and I therefore retain a strong commitment to my professional development. In order to do this, I regularly undertake further training and endaevour to stay abreast of current research.

My current hobbies include tennis, yoga, pilates and walking holidays

 (which I train for for with the enthusiastic help of my dog!)




16 High Street, Needingworth, St Ives, PE27 4SA

Tel:  01480 462112

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16 High Street


St Ives


PE27 4SA