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Physiotherapy in St Albans - Physiotherapist at The Sogunro Practice

About Physiotherapy



Physiotherapy is the manual treatment of acute and chronic pain

Thorough assessment of the musculoskeletal system is undertaken to determine the cause of injury and to prevent recurrence. Additional therapeutic modalities are incorporated to help alleviate pain.

Physiotherapy Services for

  • Back, Neck, Shoulder, Knees, Hip Pain

  • General Joint and Muscle Stiffness/Pain

  • Women's Health Physiotherapy

  • Pre and post-menopausal symptoms

  • Pelvic floor rehabilitation programs for pregnant and postpartum women - prolapse, leaking, pelvic floor tightness/pain and recti diastasis

  • Joint Replacement Treatments

  • Post Spinal Surgery

  • Long COVID Physiotherapy

  • Men's Health Physio

  • Performance Physio

  • Physio for Children

  • Pregnancy

  • Physio Pilates

  • Sports Assessments

  • Sports Physiotherapy

  • TMJ Physiotherapy

  • Vestibular Physio


Our qualified physiotherapist and clinical Pilates practitioner, Vanessa Cooper, has a special interest in rehabilitative exercise programs whether it be for chronic pain, sport, pregnancy or postpartum concerns.

Vanessa Cooper is qualified physiotherapist with a particular interest in chronic pain and rehabilitation through exercise therapy. She has completed training in Clinical Pilates, Muscle Activation Therapy and is a Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist.

Vanessa has found the combination of hands-on physiotherapy techniques, rehabilitation through corrective exercise, and Pilates, both mat and reformer, to be extremely effective in the treatment of her client's injuries and their long term recovery.

The treatment sessions are individually tailored to the client's injuries with considerable time spent on clinical assessment before continuing with treatment. She understands that life is busy and will develop individualised programs that fit seamlessly into your daily routine.

Strengthening and rehabilitation from the inside out.

Clinical Pilates forms part of an exercise rehabilitative program which can be used for pain management, return to sport or simply to improve strength with the added benefits that Pilates has to offer.


Vanessa’s highly focused approach to treatment and exercise will take you back to the fundamentals of movement.


By correctly activating muscles and improving joint mobility followed by strengthening exercises, using mat reformer and gym-based exercise, long term benefits are gained. Correct muscle activation and strengthening of core muscle groups is critical for improving movement patterns so that long term benefits and changes are made.

Vanessa has extensive clinical experience and invests considerable time in professional development to stay up to date with the latest research and techniques. She is an avid runner and understands the importance of good rehabilitation and recovery to get back to every day life or the sport we love.

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