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Welcome To Ashburton Physio

Here at Ashburton Physio, you will receive individual assessment and treatment by physiotherapists who want to help you to reach your full potential. Whether it is related to sports and exercise or just general aches and pains, we are here for you.   Leah Mears and Alastair Backus are successful clinicians, highly experienced in exercise and manual therapy, with a passion for helping people to move better. We firmly believe in hands-on treatment, alongside exercise, as a means to recovery.

Despite the recent change in rules, we are continuing to screen our patients, have a break between patients to air and clean the room, and we are wearing appropriate PPE. We ask our patients not to attend if they have any cold or flu-like symptoms or have tested positive for Covid in the seven days prior to their appointment. Please arrive on time and not early, and wear a mask. Do ring us for advice and an appointment, we don't answer the phone during a treatment session so please leave a message and one of us will get back to you.

Contact Leah and Alastair on 01364 652883 or email leah@ashburtonphysio.co.uk 

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Both Alastair and Leah are Chartered Physiotherapists, registered with the Health & Care Professions Council.  They are both qualified in Acupuncture which they use alongside more conventional physiotherapy techniques.

We are easily accessible, one minute from the A38, near Newton Abbot, Totnes, Torbay, Teignmouth, Exeter, and Plymouth.

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Ashburton Physio - Why Choose Us?

  • We are passionate about helping people to move better.
  • We are highly successful at reaching a correct diagnosis (finding out what is wrong with you)
  • We use quality treatment, to get you better and back to normal activities in the shortest time possible
  • We aim to see you within 24-48 hours of first contact. The earlier you are seen, the quicker your body will heal
  • Our treatment modalities are up-to-date and, where possible, evidence-based. You are in safe hands
  • We work closely with other health professionals, including GP's and hospital specialists. We are registered with all major health insurance companies
  • Between the two of us, we have over 55 years' wide-ranging experience in the physiotherapy world

What do we treat?:

  • People who want to move better
  • Back problems including sciatica
  • Treatment for neck pain, headache, dizziness, whiplash,
  • Shoulder pain management,
  • Neural mobilisation for trapped nerves,
  • Hip, knee, ankle and foot problems,
  • Sports injuries,
  • Performing arts injuries,
  • Postural re-education and life-style advice,
  • Adolescent and children's conditions, as well as care of the older person,
  • Stress-related conditions,
  • Overuse injuries,
  • Fractures and post-surgery rehab,
  • Biomechanical assessments,
  • Management of arthritic conditions,
  • Thoracic Ring Approach,
  • Movement analysis for neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis.

How do we treat?:

Manual therapy, including soft-tissue massage, joint mobilisations, fascial work and, occasionally, high-velocity manipulation.

Dynamic movement screening, functional exercise and rehab;

Acupuncture, therapeutic ultrasound, TENS, and a range of taping techniques.


Contact Ashburton Physio or phone 01364 652883.      Contact Us