Welcome to Mike Varney Physiotherapy

Please be aware that we offer
a 24-hour cancellation policy.


Last updated: 12/04/21

As an essential service, Mike Varney Physiotherapy remains open for new and existing patients, during the Covid19 pandemic.

We are based upstairs, within the Harlow Leisurezone, which is now open. You can access our practice by our dedicated entrance, on the left of the Leisurezone building, by the staff carpark. If you require lift access, you can access the clinic via the main Leisurezone ‘fast track’ entrance.  The car park is open. Please bring your token up with you for us to validate your free parking.

We have been working tirelessly to ensure that our clinic is complying with all current Health and Safety requirements in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic. All of our staff have been vaccinated against Covid19 and all take a weekly test to ensure we are infection free. Prior to your appointment you will be contacted for pre-screening. Upon entering our clinic there is a hand sanitising station and you will be able to see our social distancing measures, including floor markers and removal of 50% of our waiting room seating. We have also staggered appointment times for patients to arrive and leave at different times. Our reception desk now has protective screens, as do all the desks in our treatment rooms. Our therapists clean the treatment rooms prior to every patient and change their PPE before your appointment. All our pens are used only once. We have always taken Health and Safety seriously, and we intend to continue to review guidelines to keep our staff and patients as safe as possible.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Now established for 40 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.

Our Puckeridge Practice

We have a Mike Varney Physiotherapy practice in Puckeridge which is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Find out more about our physiotherapy practice in Puckeridge here.

Puckeridge Practice


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.

If you are a new patient you can find out more about visiting us on the New Patients FAQ page.

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.

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News, advice and tips from the team at MVP.

  • 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

  • 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 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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