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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Notice

Active VIII Physiotherapy is committed to always look after our patients’ safety and wellbeing. With this in mind we have decided that it is in the best interests of our patients and staff to reduce our services to urgent care only.

Please contact the practice call 07733 318993 or e mail if you have any questions or concerns or to arrange an online consultation (£30) - no Musculoskeletal problem too big or too small.
We will ACTIVE VIII you back to good health.

We look forward to seeing all our patients back in practice in the very near future.
With the best wishes from all the ACTIVE VIII team.

Sarah Roberts

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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

Kerry Jones

Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and Injection Specialist

Wendy Davies

Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and Pilates instructor

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

Reviews and Testimonials

  • Thomas W

    I can’t thank Active viii enough for great treatment on my back, which I injured rowing. They manipulated my spine and used an "instrument" to stretch out and massage my tight back muscles. 

  • Vicky G

    Thanks also to Active viii for great pilates core stability treatment for my back. Superb!


  • D

    After years of living in pain, I would like to say a big thank you to Active viii for their treatment to my neck and shoulder, both pre and post-surgery. Thanks to them, I now have a much better quality of life. D

Opening Hours

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    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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