Chartered Physiotherapists

'Specialists in the treatment of all
musculoskeletal related conditions'

About PhysioPlus

Physioplus was established in Kingsthorpe in 1997 when Sara Southam moved her physiotherapy practice there. Since then Southam and Associates has expanded and now has clinics in Wellingborough and Daventry. Our physiotherapists are all highly trained and qualified; some with over 30 years experience, and take pride in the individual, patient-orientated service and treatment we provide.

Alongside physiotherapy we also offer a wide range of complementary, health related treatments which enable our clients to be seen under one roof, for a variety of conditions and problems

Treatments available at Physioplus include:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Chiropody and Podiatry
  • Osteopathy
  • Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy
  • Clinical Reflexology
  • Nutritional Therapy and Naturopathy
  • KORE Therapy
  • Cupping
  • Massage
  • Swedish and Aromatherapy Massage
  • Beauty Therapy
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Pilates
  • Zero Balancing
  • Ayurvedic Lifestyle Programme

Meet the Physiotherapy Team

Sara Southam

Sara Southam MCSP – Sara qualified as a physiotherapist in 1978, initially working in large teaching hospitals in Birmingham and Weston-Super-Mare before moving into private practice in 1992 and establishing Physioplus in 1997. She has a wealth of experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, especially spinal conditions, rehabilitation, hand injuries and lower limb injuries.

Steve Kent

Steve Kent MSc, MCSP, MMACP, MAACP, MACPOMIT– Having qualified as a physiotherapist in 1987 Steve has over 25 years experience assessing and managing the spectrum of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions, ranging from acute sports injuries to episodic and chronic pain. He has worked in private practice, sports clinics and the NHS, initially in London and now in Northants. He has a Masters degree in neuromusculosketal manipulative physiotherapy from the University of East Anglia and also post-graduate qualifications in acupuncture and injection therapy and maintains that all of his skills and experience are needed working at Physioplus!

Steve is also an Extended Scope Physiotherapist in North Northants, managing more complex cases that require advanced diagnostic and treatment skills. Steve regularly works alongside Orthopaedic, Rheumatology and Pain consultants, which has allowed him to gain extensive experience and knowledge of management strategies outside that of physiotherapy. His other professional activities include mentoring colleagues, research activities and lecturing at Coventry University.

Alongside his passion for improving the lot of people with troublesome musculoskeletal conditions, Steve enjoys living life with his wife and children and travelling whenever possible – even if it is only to the Count Ground or Franklin Gardens.

Bernadette McMillan

Bernadette McMillan – Bernie qualified as a physiotherapist from the Queen Elizabeth School of Physiotherapy in 1991 and has worked both within the NHS and private practice. She is extremely experienced in the treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries both peripheral and spinal and rehabilitation following orthopaedic surgery. Her particular interest is in treating sports injuries at both recreational and competitive levels and is able to advise on returning to sport following an injury, especially Triathlon, open water swimming and sailing, these being sports in which she herself participates. Her other interests are the treatment of headaches, hydrotherapy and Pilates exercises.

Mohammed Riyaz Yakub

Mohammed Riyaz Yakub BSc (Hons) – Mohammed qualified as a physiotherapist in 1999 and has subsequently advanced his clinical knowledge and expertise by obtaining his Masters Degree in Manipulative Physiotherapy at the University of Birmingham. He has worked all over the world including Srilanka, India and now the UK, and in a variety of clinical settings within both the NHS and private practice. His aim is to provide the highest standard of clinical assessment and care, in the treatment of complex musculoskeletal conditions using advanced clinical reasoning and manual handling skills. He has extensive experience in the treatment of neck and back pain, headaches, dizziness and vertigo (neck related), nerve pain, post-op fractures, soft-tissue and sports injuries. He uses an evidence-based approach, which includes mobilisations, acupuncture, electrotherapy, soft-tissue massage and gym work.

Vijay Rajaram– Vijay graduated as a physiotherapist in 2000. Since then he has completed a post-graduate qualification in manual therapy at the University of Nottingham and has become a trained acupuncturist, which he finds very rewarding in terms of obtaining the best possible outcome for his patients. He works as a Lead Physiotherapist in the NHS and joined Physioplus in 2010, where he has quickly established himself as a respected and popular member of the team.

Taiwo Popoola

Joseph Chimera

Jairos Chitepo

To book an appointment at any of our clinics please call us on 01604 722272 or email us at

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