Physiotherapy at SWEAT Southsea

Physiotherapy is the bringing together of clinical knowledge with rehabilitation, health promotion and exercise to help restore and optimise physical function an overall wellbeing.


An initial physiotherapy session involves obtaining a full history, understanding your lifestyle, and a conducting a detailed exploration of your problem. This is then followed by a physical examination, full explanation of the condition, and education on management. Our Physiotherapist Sam uses evidence based treatment approaches to implement the best techniques. She believes that physiotherapy is a journey and encourages you to ask questions and ensures that you are fully informed on the best route to recovery. If we feel that you need a little more support or investigation we will let you know and advise on who may be best to seek advice from.

Don’t wait for pain! We believe that being proactive leads to happy bodies. One of the key roles of physiotherapy is in injury prevention. We can help with conditioning and symptom management for long term conditions to help you optimise every day.

Each physiotherapy session is assessed for the most appropriate treatment and may include:

  • Exercise rehabilitation
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Post-operative rehabilitation
  • Cognitive functional therapy
  • Manual therapy
  • Massage
  • Mindfulness and relaxation techniques
  • Self-management strategies

Physiotherapy treats musculoskeletal injuries such as:

  • Back pain
  • Joint pain
  • Nerve pain and sciatica
  • Muscle strains
  • Headaches
  • Postural problems
  • Sports injuries and conditioning
  • Tendinopathies
  • Ligament injuries
  • Instability
  • Foot pain and plantar fasciitis
  • Lower limb pain
  • Arthritis
  • Dysfunctional breathing problems

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Sam Moss HCPC CSP MSc BSc Dip.Yoga is a specialist physiotherapist with eight years’ experience. Sam qualified with an MSc in Physiotherapy from the University of East Anglia and got straight to work in the NHS for six years, eventually becoming a Lead Physiotherapist across musculoskeletal, surgical and respiratory specialisms. During this time, Sam also worked in private practice looking after patients suffering from persistent pain and whiplash injuries. Sam's extensive experience in Wellbeing has led her to take care of those with persistent pain, post-operative conditions, and dysfunctional breathing to endurance athletes, Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes.

Sam moved full time into private practice two years ago and has loved every minute! Now, having moved back to the South Coast, Sam is delighted to offer her services at SWEAT Southsea. During her career, Sam has added Pilates Instructor, Yoga Teacher and Special Interest in Spinal Health with cognitive functional therapy to her training.

Sam's broad, holistic experience means that she is able to look after people, not just their conditions and she prides herself on quality treatments that are also enjoyable. Sam is a member of the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine and the Australian Physiotherapy And Pilates Institute.