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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

Caroline Kinash

Physiotherapist, specialising in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Women’s Health & Neurology


Senior Chartered Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor

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


Tailor sessions to your personal needs, come with a friend, partner or spouse for 1:2 and share costs – can be weekly or a one off session to get started before new classes, or a top up to your experience to date.

Call the clinic on 01491 577129 for further information


Read about Eleanors experience here

Eleanor will tailor any session to your personal needs.

Wednesdays Beginners 1:4 6 week courses £105
1.30 – 2.30
2.45 – 3.45

1:1 sessions
60’ 1:1 £90
45’ 1:1 £75
30’ 1:1 £45


Claire Harden-Sweetnam is an experienced Yogi and has taught individuals and small groups of students wanting to gain experience in a yoga for over 20 years.

Read about Claires experience here

Beginner classes

Groups of 4 – Price £70 for 4 weeks.
9.30 – 10.30
10.45 – 11.45


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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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