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Welcome to James Davis Physiotherapy, an Essex physiotherapist recognised for world-leading treatments and a genuine patient-focused approach.


Our committment is to help you get better faster and return you back to moving normally. We do this by identifying and solving the cause of your pain, not just treating the symptoms.


We have over 30 years’ clinical expereince  and specialist expertise in treating acute and persistent low back pain and neck pain, shoulder and knee pains, pregnancy-related back and pelvic pains and sports injuries of patients of all ages, including professional sports men and women (see Sporting History). We have a long tradition of helping people from all walks of life in Chelmsford, Brentwood, Essex and the home counties, get back to normal life, having been empowered to resolve their problems with our help and guidance.

We’d be delighted to help you too!

James Davis was recommended to me by a local orthopaedic spinal surgeon after an MRI scan for my chronic lower back pain.

I have suffered severe lower back pain on and off for many years and have received treatment from various different sources (physiotherapists, chinese medicine, chiropractors & osteopaths) without any long term success. I had a real fear that I would end up in a wheelchair. 

James diagnosed my problems and after 7 sessions I am now pain free. This was achieved through various exercises (in particular belly breathing), watching 3 clips on his website under Patient Information and talking (fear in the mind is a very powerful factor). 

I am now very confident of my long term health and would highly recommend James to other sufferers.

Mr Andrew Lowe, Chelmsford Essex (November 2012)

I suffered from Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) (Pelvic Girdle Pain) towards the end of my pregnancy, to the extent that I was unable to walk, and had a complicated birth and delivery. This resulted in my pelvis misaligning, a slipped disc and chronic back and sciatica pain in my leg. I saw other Physiotherapists both during and after my pregnancy that could not help me improve. I was then referred to an orthopaedic surgeon who after an MRI scan advised me that surgery for the slipped disc was my only option. Thankfully before agreeing to surgery I made an appointment to see James Davis and after 6 sessions I am now pain free and I no longer need major surgery on my lower back. James quickly diagnosed the cause of my pain and used a combination of Dry Needling (IMS), Physiotherapy and exercise techniques. I am confident that as James has diagnosed the root cause of the issues that the effects will be long term. I also feel confident that should I decide to have another baby that I would not suffer from SPD again in a future pregnancy.

Holly Snary, Chartered Surveyor and first time mother to baby Poppy (6/01/2012)

Top man. Top physio. Thanks for all your help over the years. I shall definitely recommend your physiotherapy clinics.
Simon Khan, Professional European Tour Golfer: Winner of BMW PGA Championship 2010 & Welsh Open 2004

Simon Khan, Professional European Tour Golfer

I had been suffering from lower back pain for five months before I was referred to James by Prof John Dowell. Prior to my referral I had been treated by many well-meaning professionals who had given me conflicting advice. I was living in constant pain that had completely altered my life, I had given up working and any hope of a social life. Everyday tasks such as bending to reach into cupboards were beyond me, and I felt that I would never have a normal pain free life again. After starting my treatment with James within a few weeks I was 80% better, and I now have my life back. I have resumed work, my studies and going to the gym, and feel able to play an active role in my family as a wife and mother. Thank you so much for all your help James.

Julie - Chelmsford, September 2014

James Davis was recommended to me in 1994 and i have used his services ever since. Diagnosis has always been accurate. Treatment, after care and advice excellent. I have no hesitation in recommending their services.

Charles Hirons-Doddinghurst, Brentwood, Essex

Further to my recent visits to your clinic in Chelmsford, I am pleased to say that the treatment that you carried out on my shoulders, back and hip have helped me immensely, so much to say that on one occasion it felt like a miracle had occurred the following day after your teatment. After years of pain and discomfort I felt I had to write to let you know. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Mrs Marion Thompson, Writte, Chelmsford (28/9/2011)

I am delighted by the responses of some of my patients with chronic pain to the manipulative physiotherapy and the intramuscular stimulation that is provided by James Davis and colleagues at his clinics.

Dr Rajesh Munglani MB. BS. DCH. FRCA, Consultant in pain management , Addenbrooks and Cambridge Lee

In all the years i have spent in cricket i have not met a more dedicated or educated physiotherapist than James Davis and who is able to apply modern and effective treatment techniques to get excellent results.
Former Captain of England and Essex County Cricket Club.

Nasser Hussain