Welcome to James Davis Physiotherapy, an Essex physiotherapist recognised for world-leading treatments and a genuine patient-focused approach. My committment is to give you an understanding of your problem and provide high value treatments, and a plan for you to self-manage at home. This will help you get better faster and return you back to moving normally. I avoid giving low value treatments such as spinal manipulation, use of electrical machines, acupuncture and massage which have been proved to be ineffective.

I have over 34 years' clinical experience  and specialist expertise in treating severe debilitating low back and neck pains and sports injuries. I treat shoulder, elbow and wrist injuries, knee and ankle pains and pregnancy-related back and pelvic pains in patients of all ages ranging from school children to elderly patients, including professional sports men and women (see Sporting History). I have a long tradition of helping people from all walks of life in Chelmsford, Essex and the home counties, get back to normal life, having been empowered to resolve their problems with our help and guidance.

Hemant Patel

There are times in life when pain is unbearable and life is difficult. And, you become a pain in he butt to others around you. At such a time I contacted James for help. He is a genuinely patient-focussed man who cares about your health and wellbeing. He patiently and encouragingly worked with me to […]

Graham Gooch

I have known James for many years, since 1992 in fact when he first came to work with me at Essex CCC after four years at Lords, on the recommendation of some of my players at the time. Physios in cricket spend a lot of their time looking afer bowlers and batsmen but fortunately I […]


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 […]

Gerry Moore

Good afternoon James IÕm just writing to thank you for your treatment for my back. I have had a Òbad backÓ for years, mainly due to sciatica, in the last year the pain had become so bad, particularly in the morning, that I had a consultation with an orthopaedic surgeon. He recommended getting an appointment […]

Alisdair Hogarth

James has been my regular physiotherapist for the last two years and I have no hesitation in highly recommending him both for treating existing conditions and also for advising on preventive measures and exercises for those engaged in physically challenging activities. He always treats the cause rather than the symptoms which gives you both the […]

Dr Richard Taylor

As a busy hospital consultant and keen cyclist I developed increasingly severe low back pain. After seeing a series of Harley street specialists without success. James took a different approach and pointed out that many things I had tried were counter-productive. After just three sessions working on posture, breathing and flexibility I was able to […]

Mr Andrew Lowe

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 […]

Mrs Marion Thompson

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 treatment. After years […]