Welcome to Mike Varney Physiotherapy

Now established for 35 years, Mike Varney Physiotherapy offers a wealth of expertise and experience in treating musculoskeletal injuries. A range of specialized treatments are used to aid recovery and healing for a variety of injuries. Such conditions include: back pain, road traffic accidents, sports injuries and other muscle and joint problems.

Our aim is to provide professional advice and competitively priced treatment, to achieve the best possible results. We pride ourselves on providing excellent care, using evidence based techniques to ensure the delivery of the most effective treatment.

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We offer 30 minute consultations and treatments where various modalities may be used in one treatment session. We are able to provide treatment under all major private medical healthcare policies. You do not need to be a member of Harlow Leisurezone sport centre to be treated by us, or pay an entrance fee to visit the practice. Free car parking is available on site within the sport centre car park.

What can you expect from your first visit?

A history of the injury will be taken with any relevant factors included. An examination will then follow in a private treatment room, a diagnosis will be given and a treatment plan formed. You will then be advised of the approximate number of appointments required to resolve the problem. Treatment is often started on the first visit at no extra cost.


Physiotherapy Treatments

At Mike Varney Physiotherapy we offer a complete range of the latest and traditional treatments:

  • Interferential Therapy
  • Laser & Ultrasound Therapy
  • IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation)
  • Acupuncture (Western/Electro)
  • Massage
  • Manipulation
  • Rehabilitation

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Radial Shockwave

Radial Shockwave Therapy is one of the latest treatments now on offer at the Mike Varney Physiotherapy practice. It is an excellent alternative to traditional physiotherapy treatments, and one which has shown impressive results for people suffering with chronic pain and those who have exhausted all other treatments, as it stimulates the body’s natural healing process.


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Kinesio Tape

Kinesio taping is one of the modern physiotherapy techniques on offer at Mike Varney Physiotherapy, which is now used by many of the world’s top athletes and sports stars, as well as for the reduction of pain and supporting weak joints. We have also found kinesio tape techniques are very successful in the treatment of adolescent injuries, especially in young aspiring athletes.


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The Therapy Suite

In ‘The Therapy Suite’ we offer a range of alternative complimentary therapy treatments available from specialised practitioners. These include:

  • Massage Therapies
  • Acupuncture
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Cosmetic Treatments

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  • After having treatment with Mike for an ACL rupture, he has got me back in to the gym and playing football again! Fantastic treatment, advice and communication whilst I was going back and forth to Uni.–S Hayes

  • Right from the beginning, in diagnosing my issue, identifying the problems, the physios played a fantastic role in easing my tennis elbow pain. The recommendations made by Annabel helped me to undergo the right MRI scan and injection, in reducing my forearm and elbow pain. The support, guidance, treatments given by Annabel was tremendous and played a vital role in my pain reduction and was very satisfying.–JC, Harlow

  • I have been a patient at the clinic for many years with various football injuries. The results have been excellent and Mike’s knowledge of medical treatments is very impressive. He has kept me playing!–GP, Harlow

  • Mike Varney helped me overcome an acute back problem. My sciatica was so painful I needed a stick to walk. Within six sessions my pain had disappeared. –A.P.

  • I attended Mike’s clinic with a knee problem. He examined me thoroughly and advised me I may have a torn cartilage and physiotherapy would not cure it. He gave me exercises and wrote to my GP. I have since had the cartilage removed and returned to Mike for further treatment and I am now playing sport again.–D.B. ,Harlow

  • I would like to thank you for your excellent care. I saw a Physiotherapist today who was extremely helpful, professional, kind and i already have some relief from pain. I am am very impressed by the practice, the receptionists are welcoming and efficient. I will recommend to all my friends and colleagues.–F.H. -Harlow


Mike Varney Physiotherapy is accredited by several of the trade associations including the Chartered Society of Physiotherpists, Physio First, the AACP and the HPC and are registered with most private medical healthcare companies.

Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists