We have a team of highly qualified and experienced Physiotherapists at The Boxgrove, Chichester, who can help to alleviate your pain, restore movement and ultimately improve your injury or condition. Physiotherapists are experts in diagnosing and treating injuries and conditions by using a variety of techniques such as mobilisation, manipulation, massage and exercises to help muscles, soft tissue, joints and nerves all work to their full potential.

There are many reasons you may come to The Boxgrove to see one of our Physiotherapists; you may have an acute sports injury or a niggling pain that won’t go away, you may require pre or post surgical advice or rehabilitation, or you may want some help to begin exercising safely again after having had a baby or recovering from illness.

Whatever the reason, our experienced Physiotherapists will spend time discussing your concerns before fully assessing both the primary pain area and your overall movement patterns, so that they may understand the nature and cause of your pain or dysfunction. Our priority is to relieve you of your pain whilst restoring movement and improving your quality of life.

Once we have a working diagnosis we discuss treatment options with you, including time scales and number of treatments. At The Boxgrove, we pride ourselves at being hands-on and with the aim of restoring your mobility and reducing your pain, we use a variety of techniques such as massage, joint mobilisation and deeper soft tissue release. After treatment you will begin rehabilitation which may include specific exercises, advice on posture and helpful tips on best practice at work.

Our goal is to help you become more mobile and pain-free. Our Physiotherapists will help you to manage your symptoms and prevent recurrence through treatment and by teaching you exercises to do at home or in the gym if you prefer.

At The Boxgrove we are Iucky to have a lot of expertise under one roof. If we feel that you may benefit from another practice, for example, Acupuncture or Fascial Manipulation, then we will refer you accordingly.


Initial consultation & treatment: 60 minutes / £75
Follow up: 60 minutes / £90
Follow up: 30 minutes / £47

Frequently Asked Questions

No. You don’t have to be referred unless you’re using private medical insurance.
During your first visit to The Boxgrove, the Physiotherapist will give you an initial assessment. This will include discussing the relevant problem, the suggested treatment, and your expected outcome. The suggested treatment will take place during this initial assessment and you may do some work in our Pilates Reformer Studio if relevant to your needs. A tailored treatment plan will then be discussed together and suggested exercises or advice given.
We recommend that you wear loose comfortable clothing. We may ask you to partially remove some clothing so that we can access the area to treat. We provide shorts should you need to change. All rooms are warm and blankets provided. We also use towels to maintain your privacy.
Of course, if you are nervous or worried about your initial appointment please do bring a friend or family member with you. If you’re under 16 years then an adult will need to be present during the consultation.
This will be dependent on the problem you are experiencing. Our Physiotherapist will be able to give you an estimate of how many sessions you may need, dependant on the problem and your expectations.
All therapists at The Boxgrove are fully qualified, fully insured, and belong to the necessary governing bodies. Each one is hand-picked by us and is a specialist in their field of expertise.
Directions to The Boxgrove and a map can be found here. Parking is available to all of our patients. We kindly ask all those coming for a scheduled class to park in the Boxgrove Village Hall car park.


Emma Dodd

Emma is a highly skilled and experienced clinician with over 15 years in both the NHS and the private sector. Emma is also a qualified APPI Pilates Instructor, integrating rehabilitation with manual therapy, cementing her holistic and analytical approach to the presenting problem. More recently Emma has developed her rehabilitation techniques by certifying as a JEMS practitioner, which has enhanced her treatment of multiple pathologies and provided a deeper understanding of biomechanics. Emma’s aim is to help you understand the cause of your symptoms, regain what you have lost, optimize your body’s natural movement and give you the understanding as to how your body works best.

Paul Frawley

Paul completed a degree in Sports Rehabilitation in 2000 and is a member of the British Association of Sports Rehabilitators and Athletic Trainers (BASRaT) and Sports Massage Association (Level 4). He has worked with the Rugby Football Union for 18 years with various age groups and for the last 10 years as a Clinic Soft Tissue Therapist/Rehabilitator with the England Senior Rugby Union Team.

Paul has extensive experience in the treatment of shoulder, hip and lower back dysfunction and pain. Treatments are very much hands-on with the aim of reducing pain, enhancing movement and allowing return to normal function/sporting activity. Treatments may include clinical massage therapy, joint mobilisations, Gunn intramuscular dry needling and functional exercises. He has a special interest in using Pilates as part of the rehabilitation process having completed the Polestar comprehensive rehabilitation modules.

Sean Duggan

Sean’s career has been exclusively in professional sport and sports injury clinics. He currently works full time at a Premier League football club where he specialises in the rehabilitation of short and long-term injuries. Most of his time has been spent in football and he has worked throughout the spectrum from head of sports science and medicine at academy level to first team head physiotherapist. Sean started at Harlequins Rugby League and for a period worked with the Ben Ainsley Racing team in their preparation for the Americas cup.


Sean completed his MSc in Sports Physiotherapy at Bath and completed research in adductor and other groin injury.  Sean’s experience adds a rehabilitation specialism to our team and a focus on optimising performance.  Sean’s unique skill set blends well with the rest of our inter-disciplinary team so that we can offer you more than just the resolution of injury, in fact the chance to come back better than before.

Trish Formby

Trish Formby has been a qualified physiotherapist for over 25 years. She has a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy. Trish set up a very successful physiotherapy practice in Kensington in 2002 consisting of Physiotherapists, Pilates Instructors, Massage therapists etc. which she sold in 2013.

Trish taught shoulder rehab at Kings College, at Masters Level, for many years and she was named as one of the top physiotherapists in London by Tatler magazine.

She is a Director and Founder of The Boxgrove.

If you have any other questions please email us at or call us on 01243 696 630.