Great Northern Physiotherapy Logo

Health. Life. Performance.

5 Windermere Avenue, North Hykeham, Lincoln


Great Northern Physiotherapy Logo

Health. Life. Performance.

5 Windermere Avenue, North Hykeham, Lincoln


Great Northern Physiotherapy Logo

Health. Life. Performance.

5 Windermere Avenue, North Hykeham, Lincoln


Great Northern Physiotherapy Logo

Health. Life. Performance.

5 Windermere Avenue, North Hykeham, Lincoln


Physiotherapy Physiotherapy
great northern physiotherapy physiotherapy service


At Great Northern Physiotherapy we champion the benefits of expertly applied evidenced based treatment. Physiotherapy is a science based profession that helps to restore and maintain physical function and movement following injury, dysfunction or disability. As such Physiotherapy is a diverse profession helping people manage a variety of different conditions including Musculoskeletal, Neurological, Orthopaedic, Sports Injury, Respiratory disorders and many other long term conditions.

By utilising Manual therapy (spinal and joint mobilisation and manipulation), Soft tissue treatments, Exercise therapy and many other modalities we can reduce pain and dysfunction and improve your quality of life. All of our team each have extensive post graduate training and clinical experience in their chosen field of speciality and are highly skilled in the use of a variety treatment techniques and approaches to suit your needs. 

Pilates & Yoga Pilates & Yoga
great northern physiotherapy pilates yoga lincoln

Pilates & Yoga

Pilates involves utilising targeted exercises for core strength, improved posture, and freedom of movement this can be very beneficial for specifically improving spinal mobility and stability, though Pilates exercise can be targeted to treat other areas of specific dysfunction.

Yoga focuses more on flexibility on the body and calming the nervous system to ease physical and mental tension. This can be very useful for managing immobility, improving flexibility and controlling stress and anxiety. Yoga is frequently used in elite sport as an adjunct to heavy training programs as a method to improve recovery and reduce tension. We offer small group Pilates classes led by our experienced Instructor Cathy Ainsworth. The nature of these small group classes allows for specific coaching and attention throughout.

Monday 19.00-20.00 Pilates

Thursday 19.00-20.00 Yoga

Friday 12.30-13.30 Pilates

1:1 appointments available Thursday and Friday PM

Each class runs as a 6 week block and costs £42. Please note we are unable to take bookings on a pay as you go basis. Please contact us for further booking information.

Diagnostic Ultrasound Diagnostic Ultrasound
Ultrasound Scanning - Great Northern Physiotherapy

Diagnostic Ultrasound

Reaching a confident diagnosis prior to embarking on a treatment plan is fundamental to our approach at Great Northern Physiotherapy. Diagnostic Ultrasound scanning is one of the most useful and versatile methods of imaging muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments. It can be used as part of your assessment to ensure you have the most accurate diagnosis and the best physiotherapy treatment to help your recovery. As well as it’s diagnostic abilities it can be very effective at tracking progression of certain conditions and can help to inform us on effective treatment selection. We have an up-to-date, high specification scanner that provides us with great quality images. Our Scanning service is led by Richard Craig (HCPC registered Physiotherapist), who is qualified and highly experienced in Ultrasound Scanning, Physiotherapy and Injection therapy. Richard works closely with Phil and Becky to ensure that you are getting the best Physiotherapy and rehabilitation available.

Sports Massage Sports Massage
great northern physiotherapy sports massage service

Sports Massage

Sports massage the application of soft tissue techniques with the aim of managing, manipulating and rehabilitating muscles, tendons and ligaments. Some benefits include increased blood flow, improved flexibility, and improved sleep. As well as physical benefits, sports massage can have a range of psychological benefits  and can help a person to manage stress. During a sports massage the body releases endorphins, these help to decrease anxiety, provide pain relief, improve mood and enhance a person’s state of wellbeing. Massage has also been found to increase the levels of serotonin in the brain which can help with symptoms of depression. Massage and sports massage can help clients from both sporting and non sporting backgrounds as the benefits of are equally beneficial to both groups. Our Massage service is led by Sports Massage Therapist Sophie Hunt.

Electrotherapy Electrotherapy
Great Northern Physiotherapy Service - Electrotherapy


Our Lincoln Physiotherapy clinic is well equipped with the latest in electrotherapy modalities to help you get back to full function. We offer a range of services including Therapeutic Ultrasound, Electroacupuncture, TENS and Neuromuscular stimulation. Speak to a member of our team to find out how this can help you.

Running Lab Running Lab

Running Lab

At Great Northern Physiotherapy, we have a purpose built space for slow motion video/ motion sensor gait analysis and physiological testing. Our suite allows us to deliver a detailed assessment on your biomechanics, running gait, and we use Vimove’s latest technology in motion sensor analysis to accurately determine specific metrics that will affect your running economy. Personalised heart rate and running pace zones can also be set so you can train smarter. Following this detailed assessment and athlete profile we are able to deliver a tailored training program to help you achieve your goals. These services are led by Chartered Physiotherapist and British Athletics Qualified Running Coach, Phil Williams. He specialises in the coaching of distance runners of all abilities and is passionate about helping you get the most from your training and improving your performance. If you want to improve your running, our running lab is the place for you.

Acupuncture and Dry Needling Acupuncture and Dry Needling
Great Northern Physiotherapy Service - Acupuncture

Acupuncture and Dry Needling

Acupuncture and Dry Needling are safe, effective and evidenced based methods of relieving pain and restoring function with musculoskeletal pain or myofascial trigger points in muscle. Both Phil and Becky have extensive post graduate training and clinical experience in the use of Acupuncture and Dry Needling for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain. We also offer Acupressure, trigger point release and myofascial cupping as non invasive technique’s which can be used as an alternatives or in conjunction with acupuncture.

Injection Therapy Injection Therapy
Injection Scanning - Great Northern Physiotherapy

Injection Therapy

Injection therapy can be used to settle down pain that has not responded to physiotherapy alone. This can give you the opportunity to engage in full rehabilitation and get back to fitness. When indicated injections of steroid and local anaesthetic can be very effective in reducing joint or soft tissue pain and dysfunction allowing you to fully rehabilitate. Prior to an injection your Physiotherapist will undertake a thorough assessment of your problem, current medications and your past medical history in order to make a judgement of whether or not you would benefit. In addition to steroid injections we also offer injections of sodium hyaluronate. This injection can increase the viscosity of the synovial fluid within the painful joints, this helps to restore its lubricating, shock-absorbing and filtering properties. In addition, it re-establishes the protective coating of hyaluronan over the inner surface of the joint. The result of this can be a reduction in pain and inflammation of the joint’s membrane. At Great Northern Physiotherapy, any of these injections can be delivered with ultrasound guidance making sure the injection is placed exactly where it is needed.

Joint Pain Joint Pain
Great Northern Physiotherapy Service - Arthritis

Joint Pain

At Great Northern Physiotherapy we have an number of effective treatments for managing pain and dysfunction from spinal and peripheral joints. Our Physiotherapists are highly trained with advanced post graduate training in joint assessment and treatment. Whether you require rehabilitation after a joint replacement or prehabilitation prior to one, we are here to help. Our scanning and injection therapy clinic enables us to offer Sodium Hyaluronate injections which are an effective treatment to improve mobility, reduce stiffness and ease the pain from osteoarthritic joint pain. Don’t suffer with joint pain, speak to a member of our physiotherapy team to see how we can help you.

Coaching Coaching
Multi disciplinary coaching services from Great Northern Physiotherapy


Helping you achieve your goals and maintaining a happy, active, fulfilling lifestyle is fundamental to our approach in the clinic. As such, Chartered Physiotherapist’s Becky Robinson and Phil Williams also hold additional coaching qualifications and use these skills with every client they see. We believe that your goal should be at the centre of your treatment plan and we use a multi disciplinary approach in order to help you get there. Whether you want to give up smoking, improve your work life balance or simply reduce your pain and improve your fitness levels, we have the skill base and passion to help you. See our Clinician Biographies for more information on how we can help.  



    I would readily recommend Phil Williams and Great Northern Physiotherapy for advice and treatment on injuries together with diagnosis on gait problems etc. A great service and attention to detail with maximum effort to establish the cause of the problem and treat it accordingly.


    Had a consultation with Phil today and I have to say I'm more than happy! Phil asked some great questions and listened to everything I said. I've seen a few physios but Phil has to be the best one!! He then did a thorough examination and gave me a diagnosis. Not only that he visually showed me what the issue was and then gave me some exercises to help me recover. Follow up appointment booked and can't wait to see the results. Thanks Phil!


    I could barely walk when I visited Rebecca due to a lower back problem that had been causing me problems intermittently for over a year. Not only did Rebecca get me mobile again, she also wrote a comprehensive letter to my GP to help me obtain further aftercare treatment. A very professional and thorough physiotherapist. Highly recommended.


    I was consulted and treated by Becky Robinson and I was very pleased with the service and the result. They always greeted me with a smile, and I felt very welcome. Becky is a very good Physiotherapist and made me feel comfortable and relaxed. I always looked forward to go back, and still wished I lived in UK and had neck problems, just so I could have another session there. I definitively recommend them!


    I've had a great experience and service from these guys!! Highly recommend them. Their treatment was superb and got me back to my sport very quickly. The aftercare was brilliant too - plus their online booking system and communication, makes everything so much easier!! Thanks again GNP ;)


    Just had my first appointment with Phil. Great modern and friendly environment. Phil is a great listener and questioner. He takes a considerable amount of time to fully understand not only the immediate issues, but to also determining if any wider problems might be the underlying cause.
    I thought it might be difficult to get to, but was pleasantly surprised how easily I got there, even on a Friday morning rush hour. Please don't suffer or self-diagnose/treat. Just get the expert advice early!!


We believe in delivering a service that empowers you to achieve your goals and lead an active, fulfilling life. By combining expert clinical knowledge with evidenced based Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation and Coaching we pride ourselves in being able to help you go beyond your own expectations.

 Health, Life, Performance.

Phil Williams <br> Chartered Physiotherapist Phil Williams
Chartered Physiotherapist

Phil Williams BSc (hons) MSc MCSP

Chartered Physiotherapist

HCPC PH78591

Phil completed his undergraduate Physiotherapy training at Sheffield Hallam University in 2006. Since then he has gained extensive clinical experience and post graduate training developing an excellent reputation as a Physiotherapist and Sports Medicine Specialist. Previously, Phil has held roles within the NHS as an Extended Scope Physiotherapist and Clinical specialist in Musculoskeletal disorders. Phil’s special interest in Sports Medicine and Tendinopathy has led him to visiting lecturer and conference speaker roles in this field. He has a Master’s degree in Advanced Clinical Practice (Musculoskeletal studies) and his thesis was based on injury prevention in athletes. He has a lifelong passion for running and athletics and is a British Athletics qualified Coach. More recently he has made the Great Britain Age Group team in Duathlon and he has also started to take part in Triathlon.

“I love being in a position to support people in becoming more active and making real life style changes to become healthier. Whether that be a novice athlete doing their first park run or a more experienced athlete gaining a new Personal Best, its a great challenge!”

See Phil for:

  • Spinal and Musculoskeletal pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Strength and Conditioning and Injury prevention
  • Gait analysis
  • Acupuncture and Dry needling
Becky Robinson <br>  Chartered Physiotherapist Becky Robinson
Chartered Physiotherapist

Becky Robinson MSc BSc (hons) MCSP

Chartered Physiotherapist

HCPC PH63351

Becky qualified as a Physiotherapist at The University of Northumbria in 2002. Since then she has gained extensive clinical experience in both the NHS and private sectors. She has an holistic approach to treatment and uses the biopsychosocial model of assessment and treatment. Becky is highly skilled in Manual therapy, Acupuncture, and Myofascial cupping. She is passionate about patient centred care and working with individuals to achieve their goals, improve knowledge of their conditions and help increase independence and self management. Becky also holds a Life Coaching qualification and uses these skills to help her clients overcome obstacles, set goals, and uses mapping techniques to help direct clients to the path of their choice. Becky is also qualified in Clinical Hypnosis and registered with BSCAH, she is able to use this approach with clients for conditions such as pain relief, smoking  cessation, stress management, sports performance and anxiety. She has a Masters degree in Pain Science and Management from Keele University, her thesis explored the use of clinical hypnosis and it’s effect on the brain with people experiencing pain.

“The most rewarding part of my job is when you see people go beyond their own expectations of what they can achieve. When people start to regain their independence-its really empowering! It’s great to be part of that person’s support network”

See Becky for:

  • Spinal and musculoskeletal pain
  • Treatment options for Chronic or persistent pain problems
  • Long term conditions such as Osteoarthritis or spinal pain
  • Acupuncture and Cupping for pain relief
  • Clinical hypnosis for pain relief, smoking cessation, stress management and anxiety.
Richard Craig <br> Chartered Physiotherapist and Sonographer Richard Craig
Chartered Physiotherapist and Sonographer

Richard Craig MSc. Grad Dip Phys. MCSP

Chartered Physiotherapist and Sonographer

HCPC PH40546

Richard is a highly skilled and very experienced Physiotherapist, he joined the Great Northern Physiotherapy team in the summer of 2016 as lead of the Diagnostic Ultrasound and Injection Therapy Service. Richard is qualified in Ultrasound Scanning, Injection Therapy and practises as an Independent Prescriber. Richard qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1989 and has worked continuously in Musculoskeletal healthcare since 1991. He has post graduate qualifications in Orthopaedic medicine and Injection therapy and Masters degrees in Clinical research and Professional Practice. In addition to this he has trained as a Sonographer and has Ultrasonography Training at Masters degree level, recognised by the Consortium for Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE). He has extensive experience within the NHS and the private sector providing musculoskeletal physiotherapy assessments, including injections, ultrasound scans and ultrasound guided injections. He works closely with all of the team at Great Northern to ensure that you are getting the best Physiotherapy and rehabilitation available in Lincolnshire.

“It’s great to be able to offer clear diagnostics, injection therapy and physiotherapy within the same location. It really helps to speed up the process and kick start the rehabilitation, to get people on the road to recovery quicker. “

See Richard For:

  • Expert Opinion on complex problems
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound scanning for diagnosis
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Soft Tissue and Joint Steroid injections
  • Soft Tissue and Joint Ostenil (Hyaluronic acid) Injections
Ian Longbottom <br> Chartered Physiotherapist Ian Longbottom
Chartered Physiotherapist

Ian Longbottom BSc (Hons) PG Cert MCSP

Chartered Physiotherapist

HCPC PH68610

Ian is a very experienced Healthcare Professional having worked in the NHS for the last 14 years as a Chartered Physiotherapist. Ian has worked across a broad range of specialities within the NHS.  He has worked as an acute children’s Physiotherapist working with ages 0 to 18 years old encompassing respiratory, neurological, orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions. More recently Ian has worked in adult rehabilitation including areas such as rehabilitation of the older adult , post fracture and surgical rehabilitation, Parkinson’s Disease and falls / balance education.  Ian has completed his Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Professional Practice which incorporated a specialising in the Management of Long Term Conditions. His academic background and extensive healthcare experience allows Ian to take a holistic approach to patient care and very much promotes long term management rather than short term fixes.

“Being able to see people in their own environment is an important start of any the rehabilitation process, whether they have just had surgery, been discharged from hospital or recovering from a fall. It is great to be able to be part of that journey, helping people maintain their independence and watch their confidence grow. Supporting people to keep active throughout life is essential in ensuring physical and mental well being”.

See Ian for:

  • Domiciliary visits
  • Spinal and Musculoskeletal disorders (specifically in children and the older adult)
  • Physiotherapy management of respiratory disorders
  • Mobility rehabilitation after Surgery
  • Frailty prevention in the older adult
  • Falls prevention and mobility improvements
Sophie Hunt <br> Sports Massage Therapist Sophie Hunt
Sports Massage Therapist

Sophie Hunt BSc (Hons) MMedSci MSMA

Sports Massage Therapist

Sophie is a highly experienced Healthcare professional. She completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology in 2000 and a subsequently obtained a Masters degree in Human Communication Studies in 2005. Sophie has worked in the NHS for the last 12 years as a Speech and Language Therapist. As highly competent runner and triathlete (Sophie is an Age Group GB triathlete), Sophie has always been interested in the medical needs and the management of the athlete and in 2015 she completed her Level 4 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy. Her academic background and extensive healthcare experience allow Sophie to take a holistic approach to Athlete management and she is always on hand to support athletes pre and post events.

“Sports massage is such a useful tool for athletes, though I also find it is very helpful for most people as a method of keeping musculoskeletal disorders at bay in today’s climate high stress and busy lifestyles!”

See Sophie For:

  • Pre event of Post Event Sports Massage
  • Relaxation Massage
  • Trigger point Therapy
  • Sports Taping
Cathy Ainsworth <br> Pilates and Yoga Instructor Cathy Ainsworth
Pilates and Yoga Instructor

Cathy Ainsworth

Pilates & Yoga Instructor

Cathy joined the Great Northern Physiotherapy Team in September 2017 offering small group pilates and yoga classes, plus one to one sessions. She is passionate about the role of pilates and yoga in rehabilitation, complementing physiotherapy treatments towards returning to optimum health.

She holds level 4 certified yoga teacher and level 3 matwork pilates teacher qualifications as well as post graduate training in careers advice/training and  life coaching. As a teacher she has an holistic and supportive approach to exercise and health, and has a friendly inclusive attitude to all clients.

‘‘I am proud to support people in becoming stronger, and more flexible for the purpose of increased quality of life”.

See Cathy for:

  • One to one Pilates
  • One to One Yoga
  • Pilates and Yoga small group classes
Claire Pegg <br> Receptionist Claire Pegg

Claire Pegg


Claire joined Great Northern Physiotherapy as front of house reception in January 2017 with over 20 years experience in Customer Service Roles. She understands the importance of creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

She lives with Husband Simon and Daughter Emily and Poppy. Since joining the team Claire has caught the running bug and is now a regular at Lincoln Park Run!

“Sometimes you will get clients who have never seen a Physiotherapist and they can be nervous or in a lot of pain, I try my best to help reassure and relax them, create a better experience for them”.

Your First Visit

Your first appointment will last up to 45 minutes and will involve your Physiotherapist taking a thorough assessment of your problem and your medical history. We will also need to carry out a physical assessment to diagnose your problem. Please wear loose fitting clothing or something you are comfortable to be assessed in, if you would like to bring someone with you then that’s fine. If you have any specific requests or queries please get in touch.

All of our Physiotherapist’s are registered with the Health and Care Professional’s Council and each have at least 10 years post graduate clinical experience including Masters level training in their individual specialism.


  • Physiotherapy Initial assessment/ Follow Up £38
    (45 Mins)
  • Ultrasound Guided Injection £129
    (Ostenil Injections carry additional charge)
  • Running Lab Initial assessment £105
    (Includes Biometric assessment and tailored training program)
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound Scan£105
  • Running Lab. Follow Up Appointment£49
    (Includes clinical review and tailored training program)
  • Soft Tissue Therapy £35
  • Clinical Hypnosis appointment £49
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