More than 35 years of experience, with half of this as ex-Navy (Royal Hospital Haslar).
Including back and neck pain, whiplash, sports injuries and work related problems / accidents.
KD physiotherapy is owned and managed by Kevin Dunleavy is ex-Navy of Royal Hospital Haslar and previously was a physiotherapist for Devon & Cornwall Police. He is chartered and HPC registered consultant physiotherapist specialising in musculo-skeletal physiotherapy. Our resident physiotherapists can help patients of all ages, relieving pain, gaining mobility, reducing spasm and restoring function.
Back and neck pain
Arthritis and repetitive strain injury
Fractures and trauma
Rib and central back pain
Tennis elbow / golfers elbow
Muscle / ligament / tendon tears and sprains
Work related problems / accidents
Massage / soft tissue release
Mobilisations (gentle form of manipulation)
Electrotherapy (ultrasound / interferential)
Muscle energy techniques
Specific rehabilitation programs
Muscle balance work
Ergonomic and postural advice
Do I need a doctor's referral for physiotherapy treatment?
No. Whilst physiotherapists maintain a strong link with GP’s, it is not necessary to be referred by one. However, we do recommend that you contact your private health insurance company as they may require a medical referral to authorise reimbursement of treatment charges.
Is the cost of physiotherapy covered by medical insurance?
Yes. If the physiotherapist is chartered and HPC registered (we are). It is advisable to check with your insurance company before starting treatment as they may need to pre-authorise it.
How quickly can I be seen?
We will always try to offer an appointment on the same day or within 24 hours.
How do I know if a physiotherapist is fully qualified?
All chartered physiotherapists have undergone the required training and passed the necessary exams to enable them to practice. They will have the letters MCSP after their names and be HPC registered.
What is electrotherapy?
Electrotherapy includes ultrasound and interferential treatments. They use electrical energy waves which affect tissues by reducing swelling, pain and muscle spasm. Thus it promotes healing.
Can a physiotherapist manipulate?
Yes, all chartered physiotherapists with the appropriate postgraduate training can manipulate.
Is Physiotherapy treatment appropriate for back and neck problems or is it only useful for muscle injuries?
Chartered Physiotherapists are qualified to treat all spinal problems. In fact, a large percentage of their workload is made up of neck and back problems. Orthopaedic Consultants (Surgeons who operate on and treat spinal problems) refer nearly all their patients to Physiotherapists.
How long does each session last?
30 minutes for the initial consultation – 30 minutes for a follow-up session.
"Kevin is a great physio and makes you feel at ease. The neck pains I was having on a regular basis, especially after exercise, have almost completely gone and I feel much less stiff. He’s a fantastic guy too and very chatty. Would recommend"
"The Best Physiotherapist in Portsmouth, I was apprehensive about having physio but Kevin was fantastic, so knowledgeable and corrected pain that I had been experiencing. Thank you, you were great!"
"I was nervous about attending my first ever physio appointment but as soon as we started talking I felt comfortable and like I was really being listened to about the pain I was experiencing.
KD physiotherapy was really good at helping me getting back to work and back to the gym after my car accident.
Would recommend to anyone!"
"The difference that KD physiotherapy has made to my life is staggering.
After being involved in a bad car accident, I was having doubts that I would ever regain the proper use of my left leg.
Even after the first couple of sessions, the results were amazing.
With KD's help I am no walking completely unaided again, and have been able to successfully return to work in my former capacity.
All I can say is thank you, I was beginning to think I would never get to this point."
"Excellent physiotherapist. Had an issue with my calf, one visit diagnosed within moments and put me at ease of its repair time. Treated me and one further follow up appointment my calf has never been better. Will recommend to anyone".
"I've seen Kevin a number of times over the past 15 years for various injuries, the treatment is excellent and has always resulted in quick recovery. Highly recommended".
"Can't rate him any higher really helped my neck And shoulder pain after an accident such a relief to be able to turn my head round again".
"I tore my knee ligament nearly 3 months ago and have since been going to KD. He is a fantastic physio-wanting to know about your injury, checking you over correctly and then appropriately treating. I’m in the medical profession myself and he is excellent and is friendly and approachable and I would highly recommend to anyone that needs physiotherapy"
"I am currently having treatment for neck pain and am seeing a big improvement in my mobility and pain level. I previously saw Kevin through my car insurer last year following a car accident and he resolved my back pain, so I had no hesitation in contacting him privately for my neck pain. Kevin is really accommodating to book appointments before work and the Drayton site is easy to access with free parking outside. Thank you, Kevin."
"A brilliant physio helped me get my mobility back a nice and down to earth man would highly recommend"
"Welcoming and friendly physio I had pains after a car crash it definitely helped me recover 5 stars"
"KD physiotherapy is fantastic and very understanding with your pain"
"Professional, inspected pain areas and worked well to control and mobilise them 🙂
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Our opening times are:
Monday to Friday 07:30 to 19:30.
NOW OPEN SATURDAYS. 07.30 - 16.00
All major medical insurances accepted.