Physiotherapy Canterbury

Taking time to manage injuries effectively

we deliver evidence based physiotherapy treatments, bespoke rehabilitation and encourage patient participation to achieve their goals.

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Physiotherapist Canterbury

Physiotherapy helps you restore movement and function when you are affected by injury, illness or disability

Here at The Natural Order we offer a wide range of services aimed at restoring your health, rehabilitating you from an injury and preventing future issues.

Sports Physiotherapy

As a sports physiotherapy service the aim is to translate what is delivered in a professional sport environment to an everyday person. Each patient is treated holistically, looking at the body as whole and not just focusing on the area of symptoms. Using current empirical scientific evidence, the accuracy of diagnosis and effectiveness of treatment is enhanced. Assessments are carried out in good detail without the need to rush.

It is about the quality of intervention not quantity of treatment sessions. It is not enough to simply treat the acute or persistent injury, the patient is taken through a comprehensive journey, rehabilitating them back to full function. This is an environment that forms an interface between common sense and sport medicine excellence.

Strength & Conditioning

It is important that people utilise exercise to maintain their health and wellbeing. Combining a wide range of adjuncts the patient should feel there is an opportunity to build, challenge and evolve a physical capacity that matches the demands of their goals. Whether the patient is seeking an improvement in everyday function or very targeted sport specific performance, the service aims to create the physical attributes to succeed.

Here at The Natural Order, our ambition is to take both our personal & professional experience of sport performance and deliver that to everyday people. Rehabilitation will involve periodised, specific and researched physical preparation that enables physical adaptation, skill acquisition and/or facilitates return to sport/function. To sustain a physical equilibrium patients need to build an educated approach to building a balanced musculoskeletal body.

Manual Therapy

Human beings need physical contact, as we receive this input the brain responds through emotional centres to enable recovery from both physical injury and emotional trauma. The science behind adjuncts like massage techniques, joint mobilisation, trigger point therapy and mobility varies from generation to generation but the results are consistent. Patients seek treatment that aids their recovery and this is achieved in part from evidence based hands on techniques.

We take time to assess and diagnose accurately but we intervene with action not just theory. If medical imaging or specialist opinion is required e.g. Rheumatology we don't hesitate to make that referral. It is about finding a balance but patients don't just want to be prescribed exercise.

Acupuncture & Dry Needling

Here at The Natural Order both Acupuncture and Dry Needling is utilized as a treatment modality. It is important to differentiate that this is to aid recovery from musculoskeletal pain/injury e.g. headaches and shoulder pain. Medical problems such as infertility and lifestyle goals like smoking cessation fall out of our scope of practice.

All techniques are sterile, clinical and delivered within stringent health and safety protocols. When these adjuncts are learnt in the Western world, science is of paramount importance, however to neglect what has been learnt from its heritage in Eastern philosophies would be foolish. Accordingly a holistic approach to managing musculoskeletal injury is adopted to merge both methodologies.

Competitive Pricing

Physio (Initial Appointment)

£70 for 60 minutes

Physio (1st follow up)

£50 for 45 minutes

Physio (on going)

Option A

£50 for 45 min

Option B

£40 for 30 min

Physio (Optional)

£70 for 1 Hour

Physio King’s school pupil

(standard appointment) £40 for 30 minutes

Women's Health Initial Physio Appointment

£70 for 60 minutes

Mummy MOT Assessment

£70 for 60 minutes

Sports rehab (In-house referral only)

£50 for 60 minutes

Home Visits

£70 for 45 minutes

Acupuncture/Dry needling

£25 for 30 minutes

Sports screening

£70 for 60 minutes

Web based consultation

£30 for 30 minutes

Massage (Indian Head Massage - Full Body)

£30 - £45 for 30 - 60 minutes

Beauty (Tinting, threading & Facials)

£5 - £45 for 20 - 60 minutes

What our clients think

  • Max is a friendly and knowledgeable physiotherapist who has really helped me with my injury. He has an obvious passion for the function and well-being of the human body.

    Max was recommended to me following a physical assessment by a specialist consultant based in Bank, London after experiencing significant abdominal pain during and post exercise.

    Max developed a bespoke rehabilitation programme specific to my needs and lifestyle which has not just reduced the pain I am experiencing but also considerably improved my overall running form.

    I wouldn't hesitate to recommend his services to anybody, no matter their physical condition or fitness level.

    - Stephen Pattenden

  • During lockdown I suffered a traumatic shoulder injury and thankfully Max came highly recommended. His professionalism and knowledge put me at ease straight away and helped me to better understand my injury.

    Max was quick to refer me for imaging and I subsequently saw his colleague who specialises in shoulder injuries, from start to finish my journey to recovering was effortlessness and stress free.

    Personally I have no reservations in recommending Max to my friends and family.

    - Sue Webb

  • I have been experiencing lower back pain but have struggled to find a diagnosis despite going to multiple physiotherapists and osteopaths since the pain started. As a coach myself, I found this extremely frustrating and it was starting to impact my day to day life. I have been seeing Max since he starting practicing out of CrossFit Stone Towers.

    He immediately put me through a comprehensive screening process, and identified a few key areas that needed balancing out that could be the root of my pain. Through a combination of hands on therapy and rehab exercises, I already feel so much better, and so much more confident in preventing pain moving forwards.

    As a big bonus he is super friendly and easy to chat to, and communicates technical things in a clear and concise way.

    - Sarah Catford

  • Over the last 7 years I have been playing rugby at national 1 and 2 levels for Canterbury RFC. Across the seasons I have sustained my fair share of injuries, however seeing Max on a regular basis has been invaluable to my fitness and performance

    Over the past 2-3 years Max and I have had regular appointments, whereby his experience and ability in preventative measures and rehabilitation have enabled me to feel fit and prepared for each game. Overall, Max’s holistic approach towards my well-being has helped me to understand how to get the best out of myself including both physically and mentally.

    I am grateful to Max for what he has already taught me, and I will most definitely be using his services and skills going forward into the next season. I cannot thank him enough.

    - Aiden Moss

  • Max is a great coach. His approach is multi-dimensional and he really cares, not only about your physical potential as a human being, but also about the way you feel about training and the emotional side of things.

    Aside from physical therapy, Max really took the time to understand the emotional reasons behind my training and helped me focus my attention into the most rewarding endeavours to complement my lifestyle.

    This is not typical ‘magic sponge’ physiotherapy. You will not be disappointed.

    - David George

  • I suffered a complicated detachment ankle break and subsequent surgery with dense metalwork in July 2020. I started having physio treatment with Max, 3 months after surgery privately, a recommendation from a friend and after unable to secure any NHS physio. I continue to have weekly physio sessions with Max.

    The attention to detail, his expert knowledge, advice and physio treatment service has enabled me to walk again after a relatively short period. I have highly recommended Max to numerous friends all of whom are extremely grateful for his support, physiotherapy and knowledge.

    Not far off a miracle being able to work, go to the gym, walk and continue being active without the treatment from Max within 6 months of injury.

    - Nina Gregory

About us

Here at the Natural Order it is not enough to simply assess and treat in a time poor fashion with no regard to the individual in receipt of that intervention. It is our quest to ensure each and every person is treated with the type of kindness and care required to make a positive impact in their life. We do things properly with good professionals, those that have worked hard to develop expertise and acquired specialisms in their chosen fields.

Accordingly, the clients we work with will have an individualised, time rich and high-quality experience that leaves them feeling completely empowered to optimise their potential. We place high value on a comprehensive assessment that is accompanied by lengthened treatment times and accordingly a set of tariffs that reflect the clinician’s qualifications and experience.

More than anything we want our clients to feel motivated by the energy and positivity exuded by our team. Creating an environment and delivering a service that best aids you along your personal journey is what stimulates us to deliver the highest possible standards of practice.

Meet the Team

Max Ganderton (Principle Physiotherapist) MSK & Sport Specialist

Bsc.Hons Physio, PGCert Sport Physio, MSc Sport Physio, MCSP, HCPC

Max Ganderton

Max has had exposure to the study of human movement and physical conditioning most of his life. As an athlete he competed at an International standard in a range of combat sports including Judo, Sambo and Olympic Wrestling. Academically, Max completed his undergraduate studies in 2006 at the University of East London, a post graduate certificate (2016) and masters degree (2018) at La Trobe University, Melbourne (Australia).

In his career Max has worked extensively in Australia in elite sport that included Aussie Rule Football (AFL) & Rugby League (NRL), here in the UK within County Club Cricket, Basketball, Hockey and currently in Rugby Union at National League standard as a Rehabilitation Coach. Max is qualified and registered to practise in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. This has enabled him to gain an invaluable insight into diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and conditioning. When asked what Max enjoys most about his work, he said “I like to learn about the person and their's what I love about my work, getting involved in the meaningful conversations”.

  1. Orthopaedic post-operative care
  2. Tendon pathology management
  3. Exercise load monitoring & planning
  4. Peripheral & spinal injury assessment and treatment
  5. Return to activity rehabilitation

Chloe Stevens (Senior Physiotherapist) Women’s Health Specialist

Bsc.Hons Physio, MCSP, HCPC & POGP Affiliate

Chole Stevens

Chloe Stevens is a Senior Physiotherapist registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Whilst graduating from the University of Brighton in 2014, a passion for women’s health developed when working in maternity as a care assistant. When asked what Chloe enjoys most about her work, she said "My drive comes from constantly challenging myself. I want to support more and more women to maximise their potential by getting healthier, happier and crucially gain confidence and self-esteem".

Upon graduating Chloe worked in London within women’s health and gained a broad understanding of gynaecological and obstetric conditions. This has been complimented by the completion of post graduate training in management of urinary dysfunction and pregnancy related condition.

  1. Incontinence (Stress Urinary Incontinence & Urinary Incontinence)
  2. Irritable bladder
  3. Prolapse
  4. Diastasis rectus abdominis (DRA)
  5. Pain in pregnancy- Pelvic Girdle Pain otherwise known as Symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD).

Additional Services

Functional Movement Screen

The principles of movement are implemented from the results we derive from the Functional Movement Screen, allowing us to make programming decisions with precision and purpose. Screen results provide valuable feedback throughout the training process to ensure we are meeting short and long-term movement goals for lifelong health and vitality.

The Mummy MOT

Up to half of all women experience weakness in both the abdominal muscles and pelvic floor muscles after pregnancy and up to a third still have a tummy gap at eight weeks post-birth. This can cause instability or poor core strength leading to women developing pelvic or back pain or bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction. These conditions should not be something you should just put up with as a result of having a baby.

1 Hour Assessment

  • Full postural screen
  • Pelvic floor muscle assessment
  • Abdominal muscle exam to check for any separation
  • Screening for bladder, bowel or sexual dysfunction

Follow up

  • Education and advice on safe activities such as lifting your baby or pushing a buggy
  • Bespoke rehabilitation programme with your goals and lifestyle factors in mind
  • Written report of the findings of your assessment

Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates is an essential part of any modern physiotherapy private practice. It enables a bridge to be formed between therapeutic intervention and exercise. The approach is aimed at rehabilitating those suffering pain but with a view of returning to a normal level of activity, uninhibited by the memory of injury. It is accessible to all levels of participants.

This ground-breaking approach led to the development of the step-by-step program of APPI. Every Pilates exercise is analysed on its effectiveness for a client that had suffered an injury. Modifications were made, and a unique exercise-level approach developed to allow a client to be trained correctly from an injured state to a fully fit, functional and efficient state. This allows Pilates to be used by health and fitness professionals alike to empower clients to be able to embrace Pilates from any fitness level. This step-by-step approach has led to the APPI Pilates Method becoming one of the most popular forms of rehabilitation training in the healthcare sector.


Here at the Natural Order we work with a wide range of agencies/companies/professionals that refer patients into our service and we refer onward for specialist opinion. It is crucial to have strong relationships with local G.P's, specialists (Orthopaedic, Rheumatology, Dermatology), Medical Imaging services.

This enables us to provide comprehensive care for our client base and achieve our ambition of taking them on a journey from start to finish. We believe it is best to be good at the things we specialise in but have access to others who lead in their chosen fields.

Our Partners

Since launching the Natural Order we have attempted to forge strong relationships with local groups. As time has passed this has broadened and evolved to include a wide range of associations. We are proud to have a particular affiliation at present with Cross Fit Stone Towers and Canterbury Rugby Club.

What's important is to ensure local people, experience a service that is on par with what they would receive in the major cities throughout the United Kingdom.

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The Natural Order

58 Northgate, Canterbury CT1 1BB

01227 454890

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Physiotherapy has been advocated during COVID-19 pandemic a full service is in place as it falls under the "medical" banner. All patients will receive care that strictly adheres to all health and safety guidelines including "track and trace", "PPE" and the option for remote consultation exists.