ACTIVE VIII We are here if you need us…. call 07733 318993 or e mail


We remain fully open for online and face to face appointments. Full PPE will be worn at all times and by all staff. Your health and safety is our number one priority. Please call us to chat through any of your concerns and to book your appointment



Active VIII Physiotherapy is committed to always look after our patients’ safety and wellbeing.

Public Health England and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy have provided us with the most up to date clinical guidelines with respect to the re-opening of Active VIII.

In accordance with Public Health England we have undertaken thorough risk assessments and implemented strict infection prevention and health and safety control measures for every aspect of our clinic environment and our client’s journey through the clinic.

These measures are fully compliant with current Public Health England guidelines and ensure that we provide the safest environment for everyone:

No more than “One” client is allowed in the clinic at a time, with a stagger of 15 minutes before the next client arrives.
Patients are to wait outside until the therapists calls them in having taken their temperatures with thermal imaging
Only two clinic rooms will be to maintain a 2 metre distance.
Except for emergency – Toilet facilities ARE closed
Active VIII Physiotherapists will be wearing full PPE including FFP3 face masks, face shields and surgical gloves.
A full glass screen covers the reception desk/staff. Reception chairs are spaced 2 metres apart
All surfaces are cleaned and disinfected after each appointment, protecting clients and staff alike.

Due to escalating costs of PPE and sanatising equipment products, for the foreseeable future, we are making a charge of £2.50 to all patients to cover these additional costs. We thank you for your understanding!

Telephone Triage :

In the first instance, we are required to undertake a brief telephone “triage” consultation with all of our clients. This will determine if a “face-to-face” or an “online video” physiotherapy consultation is best for you.

In the event of any uncertainty a Physiotherapist will contact you to discuss your clinical needs and how we can best achieve this.

Face-to-Face Consultation: Where clinically appropriate, clients will be offered a face-to-face consultation. Following this the client and therapist will agree as to whether future treatment sessions can be delivered remotely via video consultation or where clinically appropriate continue as “face-to-face” consultations.

Clients, Staff and the General Public: can have confidence in Active VIII’s strict procedures, ensuring the health and safety of everyone.

Medical Insurance: We are recognised by all medical insurance companies and both “in clinic” and “online video” consultations are covered.

Confidence: All reasonable infection prevention and control measures are in place and compliant with Public Health England guidelines

Communication: Via our website updates, Active VIII will provide our clients, staff and the general public with regular updates with respect to Public Health England guidelines and clinic appointments.

Welcome to Active VIII

Established in January 1999 by Geraldine Watkins and Sarah Roberts, Active VIII is a renowned centre of excellence for physiotherapy, sports injury and biomechanical solutions. Active VIII is based in the centre of the beautiful town of Henley-on-Thames, close to Townlands Hospital.

We treat people from all walks of life, from children through to the elderly and have a particular interest in Olympic, Great Britain and National sportsmen and women and recreational sports enthusiasts.

Active VIII has elite Sports Physiotherapists at Olympic, GB, England and/or Club level. They have been involved with a number of sports teams and individuals. They are, or have been involved with GB rowing, hockey, triathlons, lacrosse, motor cross, cycling, skiers, England Students Rugby and so on. Many of our physiotherapists have attended Olympic, GB, World, European, International or National sporting events.

We offer a wide range of Physiotherapy treatments for all musculo-skeletal problems. Providing a holistic approach, these treatments are usually used in combination and are tailored to your individual needs.

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Sarah Roberts

Clinical Director and Consultant Upper Limb Physiotherapist

Geraldine Watkins

Associate Professor of Sports Physiotherapy

John Jackson

Sport Specialist Physiotherapist

Wendy Davies

Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and Pilates instructor

Sophie Rodley

Physiotherapy, Sports Injuries, Rehabilitation, Acupuncture

Hilary Ayres

Practice Manager

Why come to Active VIII?


There is a cancellation fee for cancellations made with less than 24 hours notice. This is currently £25 per appointment. Missed appointments will be charged at full appointment fee.

  • Elite Sports Physiotherapy Centre established 1989
  • Sports injuries – Olympic to recreational level
  • Top 15% of UK physiotherapy practices
  • Accredited Practice: All therapists registered with CSP.
  • Fast track diagnosis of your sports injury
  • Fast track treatment, rehabilitation and preventative care for all your musculo-skeletal problems
  • Expert therapists, expertise stretching over 20 years, cutting edge facilities
  • Benefit from strong relationships with consultants, doctors, easy referrals,
  • Recognised by all major private medical insurers, accredited in top 15% by Bupa nationally
  • Same day appointments, emergency appointments day or night, modern treatments rooms,
  • Close proximity to Doctors surgeries, Pharmacies and Hospitals. Free Parking
  • Latest technology,
  • Hydrotherapy

Specialist Services:

  • Sports Physiotherapy – all musculoskeletal therapies including manipulation
  • Sports & Therapeutic Massage
  • Rehabilitation and return to Olympic or recreational level
  • Acupuncture & Electrotherapy for pain relief
  • Joint and Soft tissue injections for pain relief
  • Sports Biomechanical Solutions and Podology
  • Analysis and bespoke management of your injuries
  • Prescription insoles, orthotics, braces
  • Compex electro stimulation muscle re education
  • Measurement of cardio-vascular fitness, speed and agility
  • Hydrotherapy and aqua therapy – to advanced level
  • Sports Pilates – Dynamic
  • Reflexology

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Opening Hours

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  • Saturday

    Saturdays available on request for emergencies. Contact 07733 318993

  • Specialist Prices
    £175 initial assessment Sarah Roberts including Ultrasound scan.
    £150 initial assessment John Jackson 1:1 Compex Rehabilitation 


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For Appointments please telephone

Tel: 01491 577129

Fax: 01491 579230


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Henley Physiotherapy, Sports Injury & Biomechanical Solutions Centre

3 West Lane
Oxon RG9 2DZ

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