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Tim Humphries
, Acupuncturist
 in West Mersea

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Tim Humphries
Tim Humphries

Tim lives in West Mersea, Colchester, Essex with his wife, family and Nala, the dog. He has been there for 21 years and has had a private practice from home since 1999.
Tim has been a Chartered Physiotherapist for over 21 years. Previous occupations include car sales and yacht sales. He enjoys walking, sailing and spending time with the family.


Background & Qualifications

Tim qualified with a BSc (Honours) degree in Physiotherapy in 1997 from Brunel University College, Isleworth, London. He is a Chartered Physiotherapist and is a member of the Health Care and Professions Council, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.

For six months after qualification he worked at the Royal Brompton Hospital, Kensington specialising in cardiac and respiratory physiotherapy before moving with his family to West Mersea, Essex in February 1998. There he worked at Colchester General Hospital rotating around different physiotherapy departments gaining experience before transferring to Halstead Hospital, Essex where he specialised in out-patient physiotherapy.

In 1999 he set up his first private practice in West Mersea where, over the years, he has helped many hundreds of people improve their quality of life by reducing pain and improving normal function (see home page for extensive list of conditions treated). This is achieved through various evidence-based, hands-on treatment techniques as well as advice regarding self-management and exercise.

Tim left the NHS in 2003 to concentrate fully on his private work, however, he has maintained connections with the NHS through local GP contracts.

Tim opened his Tiptree Physiotherapy Clinic in June 2007 and this has gone from strength to strength owing to his commitment to providing professional, quality and evidence-based physiotherapy assessment and treatment. In November 2012 as part of business expansion Tim opened up a third practice in Manningtree.

My Specialisms

Tim provides professional and confidential treatment for the following people with the conditions:

Back Pain Sciatica Neck Pain
Headaches Inflammation Arthritis
Pins & Needles Sports Injury Work Related Injury
Muscle Sprains Ligament Strains
Joint Pain and Injury including hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow and wrist

Acupuncture treatment available.

NO WAITING LIST. MOST PEOPLE WILL BE SEEN WITHIN 24/48 HOURS BUT OFTEN THE SAME DAY.

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

Practice Purpose:

"My aim is to help every individual maximise their potential and quality of life through symptom relief, improving mobility, health education and encouragement using over 21 years of experience as a Chartered Physiotherapist and healthcare professional. "

I feel that being honest and treating everyone with respect and courtesy is essential in helping to gain peoples trust and understanding of their complaint.

All my patients are given full self-help advice to help maximise their response to treatment.

Treatment is only ever recommended if it is appropriate and potentially beneficial.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Acupuncture In Person £40 per 30 minutes
Physiotherapy In Person £40 per 30 minutes

Additional Rate Information

Rates for those claiming through Health Insurance companies do vary. Please check your policy. Home visits are charged at £80 per half-hour session.


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