Since we opened as a physiotherapy clinic in 2005, we have successfully treated thousands of people from West Wickham, Beckenham, Bromley, Hayes and the surrounding areas, and built up the rest of The Artemis Clinic along the way!


Whether your pain or injury is long standing or acute, our experienced chartered physiotherapists are specially trained to deliver the very best treatments to help reduce pain, speed up recovery from injury and get you back to normal activities.


Musculoskeletal (MSK) physiotherapy is the treatment of a wide range of disorders that affect the spine, muscles, ligaments, joints and tendons.


                                      Why Choose Physiotherapy at The Artemis Clinic?


  • Be seen at the time of your appointment.
  • We strive to offer same day appointments if required.
  • Be treated by experienced, award winning chartered physiotherapists who are committed to the highest quality care.
  • Be guaranteed a hands-on approach to treatment, as MSK physiotherapists, we use specialised soft tissue techniques to help you get better quicker.
  • We do not over treat our clients, most are discharged in five sessions or less.
  • We are recognised by all the major private health insurance companies.
  • If required, we will arrange onward referrals to a trusted network of consultants.
  • If required, we will arrange referrals for cost-effective private imaging services.

Our physiotherapists are experienced in the treatment of the following –


  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Ankle sprains
  • Sports injuries
  • Disc bulge
  • Spinal degeneration
  • Shoulder pain
  • Tennis/golfers elbow
  • Knee pain
  • Shin splints
  • Posture issues
  • Neuralgia
  • Muscle strain
  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease

The initial assessment is where we gather a detailed history from you about the complaint and start to develop an idea of what structures may be causing the problem. This is followed by a physical examination which would typically test movement, strength, balance, posture, joint mobility and soft tissue integrity.


These tests enable us to develop a working clinical diagnosis. Once that has been ascertained, a treatment plan will be discussed which will incorporate any functional goals you may have. The initial consultation always includes treatment.


As a manual therapy clinic, we do not just prescribe exercises and choose the most comfortable treatment methods to help our clients get better.


If imaging or a consultant referral is required, the client will be referred to the appropriate service or specialist. There is no additional charge for referrals or correspondence with medical professionals regarding our client’s care.

Treatment methods are proposed and discussed with clients before each session. Often a combination of the following techniques are used in one treatment session.


  • Manual therapy
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Posture advice and retraining
  • Exercise and sports advice
  • Stretching exercises and advice
  • Strengthening and core exercises 
  • Ergonomic advice
  • Relaxation advice



Home exercises for stretching, strengthening and posture are typically a core aspect of the treatment plan. These will be emailed to clients (with their consent) via our bespoke home exercise rehabilitation program.


It is important for clients to be relaxed and comfortable with all aspects of their treatment. If a client prefers to not have a particular treatment (acupuncture for example), an alternative is used instead.

We assist clients with the management of chronic pain due to conditions such as osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, spinal disease, neuralgia, PMRS, headaches, fibromyalgia, and chronic mechanical back pain.


During the initial consultation, a history of the presenting condition will be taken, followed by a physical assessment and a discussion of the treatment plan. Treatment is incorporated into the initial consultation and only proceeds with the client’s consent.


Due to the challenging nature of chronic pain management, no more than three treatment sessions are advised at the initial consultation. Three sessions are sufficient to ascertain whether treatment is going to be effective. If it is, clients are advised to continue with treatment and increase the interval between appointments, as is appropriate to their symptoms. If there is no benefit after three sessions, there is unlikely to be one, and we advise against continuing with treatment.

  • Initial consultation including treatment is £55 (30mins)
  • Any follow-up sessions are £55 (30mins)


We are registered with all the major private health insurance companies.


Book online via our website.


To book an appointment over the phone or for information regarding physiotherapy services at the clinic, call 020 8777 1500 or email


Late cancellation policy: There is no late cancellation fee if you change or cancel your appointment more than 24 hours in advance. Under this time, cancellations or non-attendances will be charged in full. Deposits are non-transferrable between clients.

Ms Barije Nela MCSP, BSc qualified

as a physiotherapist in 2017 and obtained her Masters degree in 2018. Since then she has gained extensive practical experience in both hospital settings and private clinics. Barije values a hands-on approach to treatment and enjoys working collaboratively with her clients to assist them achieve their goals.


She is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council.




Ms Elaine Gavin MCSP, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, DCHAc, qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1996 and is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council and is a practicing member of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS) and Physio First.


Elaine obtained her postgraduate diploma in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology (DCHAc 2006).


After gaining experience in both public and private health sectors in the UK and abroad, she established her own private physiotherapy clinic in 2005. This clinic developed and expanded over the years to what is now known as The Artemis Clinic.


Excellent physio with Barije , she gave great advice in dealing with my injury & was very encouraging with the prognosis. 3rd session tomorrow ahead of my running event & I’m in a much better physical state!

Emma Cooper - Google review

Very comfortable reception area. I visited for Physio. Barije undertook a very thorough assessment and gave excellent treatment and exercise package.


Jim Lord - Google review

I am very impressed and content with the level of service and professionalism of staff working at the Clinic. For some time, I am struggling with lower back pain. However, after receiving eight sessions of treatment and exercises, I was able to move much more freely and could participate in outdoor activities with the family. I definitely recommend the Clinic for any lower back- and shoulder problems.

Johannes den Heijer - Google review

Very satisfied with my appointment this morning. I would heartily recommend this place therefore! Had problems with severe muscle pain in my left leg. Received excellent advice and treatment in very relaxed surroundings. Good practical suggestions too on how maintain good health in future!

Stephen Davies - Google review

Excellent service. I went there for a problem in my thigh and was treated very well. My issues were clearly explained to me and I was provided rehabilitation techniques to perform myself also. Treatment is ongoing and I recommend this service.

Israel Adjarhore - Google review

Thrilled with the overall experience. First ever physio and won’t hesitate to return if my knee creates any further issues, although it’s already feeling better from the treatment given during my consultation. Thank you!

Tina Edwards - Google review

Great service and clean nice relaxing place nice reception staff with great physio that I’m having treatment with Mrs Barije Nela.

Jay Crowe - Google review

My wife has been suffering for many weeks with several tendon and muscle problems. We were recommended Artemis Clinic by our friends and wish we had gone their earlier. After 3 sessions with Barije there is a definite improvement.

Kevin - Google review

Dear Barije, thank you so much for all the effort you have put into making my aches and pains so much better. If I hadn’t had the physio sessions with you I dread to think how I would be now. You are so knowledgeable, kind and generally a lovely person. You got me in such a good place in such a short time given how man issues I have. Thank you!

Jacqueline - client testiomial December 2023

Great service and clean nice relaxing place, nice reception staff with great physio that I’m having, treatment with Mrs Barije Nela.

Jay - Google review

We cannot speak highly enough of Elaine’s knowledge and professionalism. She is very understanding of her patient’s situation and is kind and compassionate.”

L.G. - client feedback form

The clinic has a lovely atmosphere and staff are very friendly. Texts are sent to remind you of appointments which was great. Have seen Elaine for an on-going problem with my back, she was very experienced and provided me with helpful information. Would certainly recommend.”

Shirley Cheese - Google review

I cannot praise the treatment I have received at the Artemis Clinic enough. I have gained confidence and have been able to return to a job which I love. Everyone at Artemis is so caring and positive. It has made a big difference to my life.”

Client feedback form

Friendly and Fantastic. Treatments had physiotherapy and acupuncture. Helped me to get back to normality.”

V.L. - client feedback form

A fantastic clinic with welcoming staff. Elaine is attentive and professional. Receiving acupuncture here has helped keep my condition under control. Would definitely recommend.”

S.F. - client feedback form

This Clinic is a lovely relaxing place. The staff are very professional and understanding, make you feel very welcome. Elaine has helped me so much with the ongoing pain since a car accident. I would not hesitate to recommend a visit.”

J. Placek


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