Mark Adshead MCSP Physiotherapist

  • MCSP
  • HCPC registered
  • International hockey teams lead physio
  • Over 38 years experience
  • Member of the Physio First Quality Assured (QAP) scheme
  • Not on BUPA or AXA/PPP lists - sorry!

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Mark qualified from Manchester Withington School of Physiotherapy in 1983. After working in hospital based practice in both the NHS and private sector, he established his private practice in St Albans Hertfordshire in 1990.
Mark has a wealth of experience in treating sports injuries. He has travelled extensively with international hockey teams (England Indoor, England U21, Wales Ladies) and club sides (St Albans) competing in European competitions. In his younger years Mark was a key member of national competition winning hockey sides. In recent years he has turned to golf, cycling and skiing for his recreational sport.

“Working with sportspeople from club to international level, coupled with over thirty years experience with patients of all ages, confirms my belief in the importance of accurate diagnosis and analysis of physical dysfunction. This holds true for both acute injury and for post-operative assessment. A treatment plan and a personalised exercise programme based on this assessment will achieve a quicker and more robust recovery.”

As part of his post-graduate education Mark is qualified to undertake musculoskeletal injection therapy (with the authorisation of the patient’s GP) as part of a treatment regime where required.
In addition to his own study, Mark regularly presents on the subject of Soft Tissue Orthopaedics to primary care doctors in the GP vocational training scheme (GPVTS).


After 38 years in professional practise Mark’s patient list has reached full capacity and is now too large for one single practitioner to manage (Likely lead time for an appointment with Mark is 2 to 4 weeks). It is because of this that he has built a team of like minded physiotherapists around him to provide continuity of “Hands on, Face to Face” physiotherapy. Mark will be slightly reducing his clinical hours to concentrate more directly on the management of the clinic as a consequence of the difficult challenges forced upon all of us by the recent pandemic.

What our patients say about Mark Adshead MCSP Physiotherapist

Liam J


"Just to let you know that the elbow is feeling much better after that injection last Wednesday. Initially it was quite tender the first few days afterwards, and I went back to wearing the brace, and guarding it. But  after that  it's been much, much better (I'd forgotten that I have an issue at all). 
I look forward to whatever you suggest next, regarding ongoing treatment and exercises."