With our many years of experience and high standards of service, Action First Physio is the only logical choice to treat your muscle and joint pain. We understand that every client is unique, so treatments differ greatly. This is why we work closely with each and every one of our clients so that we can properly understand their needs. This allows us to tailor their treatment plan to their individual requirements.
Lower back and other common muscle problems can be agony and really disrupt our daily lives. Action First Physio can help you to get back on your feet and teach you techniques to gradually improve your condition. Our clients come to us from all over the surrounding areas including Goole, Thorne, Monk Fryston and Selby and many recommendations come from satisfied clients.
Whether you are looking for support with sports injuries, after a road traffic accident, work related injuries or age related problems, you can call and speak to one of our therapists for free advice on
01405 949134. A Team of Fully Qualified Physiotherapist's
Our friendly team are all highly trained and fully qualified members of HPC and CSP. With their many years of experience and wealth of knowledge you can be assured that you are always receiving only the highest standards of services available.
Kirsteen Deakin - Physiotherapist / Practice owner
Kirsteen graduated with a BSc in Physiotherapy in 2005 and is now a fully qualified sports masseur and carries out acupuncture to complement her physiotherapy treatment. She has recently returned to part time work following the birth of her daughter Annie and is also mum to Emily. She has a wealth of experience including paediatrics, musculoskeletal problems, post joint surgery, arthritis and occupational conditions.
As a passionate sportswoman herself, taking part in Triathlons, running half marathons and joining in the Pilates classes here at Action First, Kirsteen understands the stresses and strains that come alongside a range of different sports. Hazel Teather - Physiotherapist
Hazel graduated with a BSc in Sports Science before completing an MSc in Physiotherapy and Acupuncture. She has worked in the NHS and has a wealth of industry knowledge and experience including musculoskeletal, orthopaedics, rheumatology, acupuncture and can offer one to one and group pilates sessions.
Outside of work Hazel spends time with her two daughters and is involved with their gymnastics club. Harriet Gowthorpe - Physiotherapist
With a BSc in Physiotherapy, Harriet has a wide range of experience: from paediatric, musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions in the community and acute hospital setting. She also worked in hospitals and health centres in Africa as part of her training, working in a developing country enabled her to gain a wealth of experience working with trauma patients and having to think "outside of the box." In addition, she has continued her specialist training in paediatric, orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions.
Harriet is an avid show jumper competing at National level, this provides her with a good understanding of horseriding injuries and fitness. Adele Carrington - Physiotherapist
We are pleased to welcome Adele to our team as our new physiotherapist.
Adele has experience in stroke and surgical rehabilitation, especially around walking and getting back to day to day activities. A knowledge of women's health including incontinence and obstetric physiotherapy as well as working in sport both professional and amateur, adults and juniors
Combined with over twenty years massage experience Adele is able to offer our clients a holistic experience. Focusing on your goals and expectations from physiotherapy.
Her hands on approach compliments our ethos and will provide those who suffer with osteoarthritis, womens heath issues or need rehabilitation after an injury, surgery or illness with a treatment plan based on individual needs and goals.
Adele is a keen runner and hiker usually motivated by the reward of cake and coffee at the end! Always willing to take on a challenge or adventure. She recently returned from Ghana where she volunteered as a physiotherapist in the countries third largest hospital. She still found time to hike the waterfalls and tribal caves and canoe to see the wild elephants in the national park. Terry Ullerthorne - Physiotherapist
We are pleased to welcome Terry as our new physiotherapist who will be practicing at both our Snaith and Sherburn clinics.
Terry qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1984. He now has 37 years of clinical experience. In that time Terry has attended many post-graduate courses and he was a Clinical Supervisor on the Sheffield Hallam University Post-Registration Combined Manipulation Course.
He has worked for many years in the Public Hospital sector specialising in treating neuro-musculoskeletal conditions both in the United Kingdom and in New Zealand. Terry passed the credentialing examination of the McKenzie Institute for spinal mechanical therapy.
Terry has been working exclusively in the private sector for the past 10 years. He is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and HCPC, a former member of the acupuncture association of chartered physiotherapists, the McKenzie Institute and PhysioFirst.
Terry offers exercise prescription, Advice and Rehabilitation, Spinal and peripheral mobilisation, Spinal manipulation, Movement with Mobilisation techniques, Taping, Electrotherapy with particular emphasis on Non Invasive Neurostimulation using the Inter X technology, Lumbar stability exercises, Soft tissue massage.
Patient Message: Terry believes that no one should live a life in pain or discomfort. He has spent the last 37years of his working life in trying to alleviate patient’s suffering through exercise, mobilisation and manipulation and various electrotherapeutic modalities. The introduction of Non Invasive Neuro Stimulation using the Inter-X- Therapy device has been a revelation to Terry and improves the lives of his patients and makes his job satisfaction so much greater! He is at present investigating the beneficial effects that Red and Near-Infrared therapy has upon the body.
Terry is married with 2 grown up sons. Hobbies and interests have included flying light aircraft and hang gliding , but are now limited to more earthly pastimes such as playing the occasional round of golf and walking. James Pearson - Physiotherapist
We are excited to welcome James Pearson to the team as Physiotherapist
James has worked in healthcare since 2005 having gained a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science at York St John University and an MSc Sport Injury at Sheffield Hallam University in 2006.
James qualified with a BSc Physiotherapy in 2009, and has worked extensively within the NHS, the MOD and elite Sport. He is qualified in sports massage, manual therapy, taping techniques and acupuncture, and has a very sound knowledge in strengthening and conditioning rehabilitation for all level of injuries and persistent conditions.
James has a particular interest in the screening, assessment and management of tendon related pathologies, spine and joint related disorders, pre and post surgical Orthopaedic problems. He aims to work with clients to help them set their expectations, understand their problem, and formulate an individualized treatment plan so that people can achieve their goals.
Outside of work James has 3 children and 3 dogs, enjoys spending time outdoors and keeping active through running, cycling, swimming and strength training. He has a keen interest in all sport including Rugby, Football and Triathlon. James is also a Level 2 FA qualified coach. Angela Gibbons - Sports Therapist
I’m Angela Gibbons, a fully qualified Sports Massage Therapist & Personal Trainer. I offer Sports/deep tissue massage to help clients with sports related injuries and general muscular dysfunctions. I also offer Personal Training sessions for clients including nutritional advice and individual personal training programmes. I run fitness classes and also offer training for clients who suffer certain medical conditions but still want to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The qualifications I have are as follows: Diploma in level 2 fitness instructing & level 3 Personal training, level 3 exercise referral & level 3 sports massage therapy. I also have my Level 3 award in education & training & assessment, with this I teach fitness courses and assess learners.
Angela is based at our Sherburn clinic every Monday.
Adrian Lee-Stokes- Sports Therapist
Adrian is a fully qualified sports massage therapist and is studying Physiotherapy at York St. John’s university.
With a history in triathlon and ultra-marathon endurance events, he has a keen understanding of the importance of manipulative therapy in aiding recovery, enhancing performance and alleviating aches and pains. Adrian also has experience from the world of professional dancing having performed on stages around the world from the southern tip of the America’s to the arctic circle - he brings his unique first hand experiences to the field of massage therapy here at Action First Physiotherapy..
Christine Crimmins - Receptionist
Christine joined Action First Physio in 2011 as a Receptionist and Physiotherapy Assistant and is a valued member of the team. She has a keen interest in socialising with her local Darts team, travelling and spending time with her family and dogs.
Emma Laughton - Receptionist
Emma joined us in 2018 as a receptionist and physiotherapy assistant. Emma enjoys spending time with her Husband and three boys. She also volunteers in the local community working with the Rawcliffe bridge section of 1st Snaith and Rawcliffe Bridge Scouts.
Mia Boyle - Receptionist
Mia joined us as a Saturday receptionist following a weeks work experience shadowing the Physios. She did so well we offered her a job !! In her spare time Mia swims for York City Baths club training 8 times per week. She is 15th in England for 50m Free and 13th in Britain for the 4x100m free relay.
Debbie King - Receptionist
We are pleased to welcome Debbie to our Reception team as our new receptionist and physiotherapy assistant.
Debbie has a wealth of marketing and customer service experience. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her Husband and Son.