The Varney Practice
The Team
Steve Varney
Steve Varney

Steve Varney is the Director of The Varney Practice and also works as the Head Physiotherapist. Qualified in 1992 from Leeds University and very quickly made the jump from NHS to private practice. He developed an interest early on in his career in acupuncture and chronic conditions. This paved the way towards specialising in IMS (intra-muscular stimulation - a medical form of segmental acupuncture tailored towards chronic musculoskeletal injuries). Over the years he had the opportunity to work in the IMS centre of excellence in Vancouver, Canada and then went on to become a certified instructor (one of 3 physiotherapists qualified in the UK) which was awarded in Seoul, Korea. He was awarded an honorary fellowship from ISTOP (the IMS institute) in 2005.

More recently Steve has developed an interest in the use of Real Time Ultrasound for assisting in both diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal problems. He completed a 1 year part time practical course based in Bournemouth and has since utilised ultrasound imaging as a daily part of his practice.

A member of DUG; the specialist interest group in dynamic Ultrasound. Steve is additionally qualified in western and eastern acupuncture, manipulation of the spine, Cyriax approach to MSK problems and deep tissue mobilisation.

Involved with many sports clubs (football, cricket and rugby), he has treated elite and professional sports people including professional golfers, cricketers, footballers and racing drivers to name but a few. In 2000, Steve was the Physiotherapist for Benetton Formula 1 team, and worked full time for a season as consultant Physiotherapist for the Ford World Rally Team, travelling around the world with them.

Although Steve doesn't take on new patients as a rule, he acts as a consultant physiotherapist when required.

  Other Team members
  • Rhys Carter
  • Guy Titman
  • Kristy Wilson-Davies
  • Magdalena Kopalova

When you get in touch with us for treatments, our receptionists will assist you in the assignment of the most appropiate physiotherapist for your injury.

Mandy Pottle

Mandy is practice manager and one of the receptionists. She has worked at the clinic since 2000.

Mandy Pottle Danielle Hart - Receptionist Karen Speck - Receptionist