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Meet the team at Farrell Physiotherapy in Chelmsford

Founded by the practice principal Ben Farrell in 2003, at Farrell Physiotherapy our team of highly trained experts can treat a range of injuries through carefully administrated physiotherapy treatments and sports massage.

Registered by the appropriate statutory governing bodies and members of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, we all adhere to a strict code of professional and ethical conduct. We're committed to development and education to ensure we are up to date with latest practices, so you can always feel confident that you will get the best possible care and advice when visiting us at Farrell Physiotherapy in Chelmsford.

For more information about us or to book your appointment, contact us directly on 01245 615 051.

Find out about our team members here

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Ben Farrell

Ben Farrell

Ben Farrell is the practice principal and established Farrell Physiotherapy in 2003.

BSc Hons Degree in Sports Rehabilitation 1995-1998
St. Mary's University College, Middlesex
BSc Hons Degree in Physiotherapy 1998-2001
University of East London, Stratford

Ben began his career at Southend General Hospital, where he spent three years increasing his core skills, learning from some of the most experienced therapists in the region and eventually specialising in musculoskeletal outpatients.

Alongside his NHS work, Ben began to work part-time in the private sector, quickly becoming full-time and establishing Farrell Physiotherapy. He has a keen interest in sport and during his career, has worked with amateur and professional sports teams such as Old Loughtonians Hockey Club and Essex County Cricket Club. Through this he has assessed and treated many international level athletes taking them through rehabilitation back to full fitness.

Ben has worked at various clinics in Chelmsford, Wickford, Leigh-on-Sea and Berkshire (Reading & Henley) providing the highest level of care and treatment to his clients. Due to his experience of working in the NHS, with professional and amateur sports people and in private practices, Ben is able to treat a wide range of problems from the chronic to the acute.

Rachel Dodgson

Rachel Dodgson

Rachel Dodgson trained at the Nottingham School of physiotherapy and qualified in 1992.

Rachel is passionate about her job and she endeavours to deliver a highly skilled, friendly and professional service to her patients in order to relieve your pain and determine the cause of your symptoms with the aim of preventing recurrence.

She has worked in private practice for 16 years. During this time she has developed a specialist interest in Spinal Rehabilitation and Rehabilitative Pilates. She has found this invaluable to her practice in significantly reducing spinal pain, improving posture, and giving patients the techniques to self manage .Specific exercises are also very helpful pre and post operatively for patients who require spinal surgery helping to hasten their recovery.

Rachel worked in New Zealand for 3 years where she developed a Pilates studio within a multi-disciplinary practice. Rachel regularly treated members of the All Blacks, All Whites and the New Zealand national cycling team during her tenure there.

In addition to spinal conditions Rachel also enjoys treating knee pain and works very closely with local orthopaedic surgeon Professor Kevin Cheah in the management of his patients.

In addition to her specialist areas Rachel’s other clinical interests include Pelvic Imbalance, shoulder pain, tennis elbow, sports injuries and the treatment of headaches and migraine.

Val Nettleingham

Val Nettleingham

Val has over 25 years’ experience as a chartered physiotherapist, working in the NHS and later private practice.

She is a Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Physiofirst Organisation and Member of the Health Professional Council.

After qualifying from The Royal London Hospital School of Physiotherapy Val gained experience in the NHS specialising in treating Out-patients particularly orthopaedic conditions, post-surgery repairs and joint replacements, sports injuries, back & neck pains. She uses a range of techniques –mobilisations, massage, myofascial release, posture and muscle re-education, providing home exercise programmes to rehabilitate patients back to full fitness and function aiming to help people stay as mobile and pain free as possible to allow them to enjoy life.

She went on to run and expand The Royal London Hospital Sports Injury Clinic for many years, helping to develop and teach on a Sports Diploma qualification for Doctors and Physiotherapists to specialise in that field. Many participants have gone on to work with professional and international teams.

Having a keen interest and participation in sport herself, Val has worked and travelled with a number of different sports teams at local and international levels – football, athletics, hockey and water polo and has been Team Physiotherapist at Commonwealth Games and the World Student Games.

One of her present interests involves relating the biomechanics of the golf swing to the physical fitness and attributes of the player. She works in liaison with Golf PGA professionals on junior international golf players, using the physical screening assessment to develop a golf specific exercise programme to enhance their playing ability and prevent injury.

Val continues to enjoy working in private practice treating a wide variety of conditions and looks forward to helping you!

Tamara Neary

Tamara is an established member of our receptionist and administrative team here at Farrell Physiotherapy. She is available to assist you with any queries you may have regarding treatments and payment, and will ensure that your appointment is made to best suit your needs.





Chris Lansdowne

Chris Lansdowne

After qualifying in from Coventry University in 1999, I spent my initial 2 years working in orthopaedics, care of the elderly, surgical and outpatient rotations in the NHS. Following this, I quickly specialised in outpatient physiotherapy for 2 further years, and have since worked in private practice.

During this time, I have developed a specialty working with ankle, knee, hip and shoulder joints problems as well as post surgically, and enjoy helping these people to return to their normal pain free lives and sports. In doing so have built excellent relationships with orthopaedic consultants in these areas, including leading surgeons such as Mr Allen and Mr Kutty.

More recently I have also developed a strong clinical interest in spinal problems, and have had great success treating these and the complex underlying issues that can make back and neck problems so persistent to many people. One factor I find crucial is an explanation to the patient so they really understand what is causing their problem.

I strongly believe in constantly updating my knowledge with learning new treatments, assessment skills, and different physiotherapy philosophies, which allow me to ensure that my clients are treated with the best possible techniques. I recently gained a Post Graduate Certificate in Sports and Injury Rehabilitation from the university of Hertfordshire.

I am also the lead physiotherapist at Bishop’s Stortford Rugby Club, a semi professional team, where I keep all the players there in excellent physical condition, and looking forward to helping take them into national one division next season!


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Farrell Physiotherapy
Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre
Victoria Road

01245 615 051
07980 898 212
Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday: 6am - 9pm
Saturday: 9am - 12noon
Sunday: Closed

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01245 615 051

07980 898 212

Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre
Victoria Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1FG

Monday - Friday: 6am - 9pm
Saturday: 9am - 12noon

Same day and emergency
appointments available