About us

At Harrogate Physiotherapy Practice we are passionate about helping all individuals get back to living a healthy and pain free life.

We are dedicated to continually training, challenging and developing ourselves so that we are able to offer the very best in physiotherapy care.

Our considerable clinical experience gives us the ability to get to the bottom of the issue quickly so that we can get you back to the things you love doing!

Your Physiotherapist:


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Annelize Ferreira Clinical Lead Physiotherapist & Owner
MSc (Musculoskeletal Medicine) BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, MCSP, MSOM, AACP, PhysioFirst, HCPC Registered™

Annelize established Harrogate Physiotherapy Practice in 2010 after 10 years of extensive experience in the management and treatment of musculoskeletal and sports injuries in both the public, MOD and private sectors in the UK and South Africa.

She qualified with a Bachelors of Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa in 2000. In addition she holds a MSc in Musculoskeletal Medicine and was awarded the Cyriax Prize by the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine for her research on lower limb injuries.

Annelize enjoys treating all types of injuries but has developed a special interest in complex musculoskeletal problems. She is passionate about helping individuals of all ages maximize their performance in sport, work and play. She believes that individualised care, hands-on-treatment, efficient movement and education are the keys to full recovery. Annelize has a very unique and broad outlook on health and wellbeing and she weaves this through her assessment and treatment of her clients’ musculoskeletal problems.

Annelize has a personal interest in yoga and her passion for marrying this 'mind-body' practice with western medicine has led her to study with the Institute of Yoga Sport Science®. This unique approach unites modern sport science with the ancient practice of yoga, aiming to optimise the athlete's mental and physical performance. She is now the Consultant Physiotherapist for the Institute of Yoga Sport Science® course and is a member of their research faculty.

She also teaches Anatomy and Physiology courses to Yoga and Pilates teachers and has hosted several webinars on the science of movement, pain mechanics and the effect of breathing patterns on musculoskeletal health.

Annelize loves walking in the great outdoors. Her favorite place to be is on top of a fell or summit in the Lakes or Dales. She is passionate about exercising and works out at Crossfit Harrogate, where she is being trained in Olympic weightlifting and gymnastic skills.

Annelize is a member of the Health Care Professions Council, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine, Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine and PhysioFirst (Physiotherapists in Private Practice)

Your knowledge, ability to diagnose, and the treatment seemed to me to be quite extraordinary.

Very happy with all aspects of the service I received. I will recommend to others. Thank you!

I dread to think where I would have been without your treatment & advise.

I can't tell you how impressed I was with the outcome of my session!