About us

Physiotherapy in Harrogate HG2

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 can offer the very best in physiotherapy care to our clients.

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:

Annelize Ferreira

Annelize Ferreira Clinical Lead Physiotherapist & Director
MSc (Musculoskeletal Medicine) BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, MCSP, HCPC Registered™
Somatic Energy Medicine Practitioner

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 unique and broad outlook on health and wellbeing, and she weaves this through her assessment and treatment of her clients’ musculoskeletal problems. She takes her time to listen to her clients which helps to get to the root of their issues.

Annelize is also trained in Somatic techniques. This practice helps her to assess the relationship between the Autonomic Nervous system (your nervous system state and your unique personality traits) and the physical body (the experience of aches and pain). This in-depth approach allows her to choose the most effective treatment strategy for each client’s specific presentation.

Annelize is a senior lecturer on the topics of anatomy, physiology, and movement science for the Institute of Yoga Sports Science ®. She has co-written a training course and hosts several webinars on the science of movement, pain mechanics and the effect of breathing patterns on musculoskeletal health and movement. She teaches anatomy and physiology at local Yoga Teacher training studios.

Annelize loves hiking. Her favourite place is the Yorkshire Dales and Moors. She is passionate about exercising and enjoys Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting and body based gymnastic skills.

Annelize is a member of the Health Care Professions Council and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Personal Statement:

“I am passionate about helping people get back to living a healthy and physically fulfilling life after an injury or a painful condition. Whilst I am a very hands-on physio, I love nothing more than equipping my clients with the long-term tools they need to self-manage muscle, joint or soft tissue issues when they crop up.

I am a lifelong learner and enjoy expanding my clinical knowledge and personal development so that I can offer the very best in physiotherapy care. I practice in a ‘nervous system sensitive way’ which means I am aware of all areas of a person’s life experience, personality, health, and wellbeing that plays a role in pain experience and therefore also the recovery process. This is very individual to each person and therefore my physiotherapy management are 100% client centred.”


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!