Advantage Physio

In the autumn of 2022, Ali and Helen struck up a conversation. Having worked together for many years, they developed a profound mutual respect for each other's clinical expertise. They decided to join forces as they knew that they could provide an exceptional service for their patients. As a result, in March 2023, Advantage Physio was established.

With a combined 40 years of clinical experience, they are well-equipped to offer expert opinions and tailor precise treatment plans to address your specific condition.

They treat all musculoskeletal conditions from head to toe. . Ali has a special interest in spinal conditions, including sciatica, while Helen upper limb issues (shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand). Both continue to work as Advanced Practice Physiotherapists in the NHS.

Understanding that a simple exercise sheet may not suffice for many clients, they take pride in offering a comprehensive treatment approach. This approach ensures you can achieve your ultimate goals as efficiently as possible.

Simple Steps to Booking

Booking through this website is easy, but don't hesitate to reach out to Ali and Helen if you have any questions or can't find a suitable appointment slot online. They will do their best to accommodate your schedule at Advantage Physio, Hurst Green, Surrey.

We currently support Aviva, Axa Health, Vitality Health Insurance, Aetna Global Benefits, and Bupa Healthcare.

Advanced Practitioner Physios (APPs), Ali and Helen have extensive experience in treating complex musculoskeletal conditions and sporting injuries,. They are clinical leads in their respective fields within First Community, linked with East Surrey Hospital, North Downs and Gatwick Spire.
A summary of their qualifications and specialisms is detailed below, with further detail in their biographies at this link.

The Advantage Physio Team

Ali Lightbody MCSP, HCPC

Helen has extensive experience in treating all musculoskeletal conditions, with a specialist interest in the Upper Limb, working closely with Orthopaedic Consultants at East Surrey and North Downs Hospital.​ Helen obtained her Post graduate Diploma from the University of Hertfordshire. She holds membership to Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and British Elbow and Shoulder Society, with training in pilates.

Helen Hingston MCSP, HCPC, MMACP, PGDip

Helen HingstonHelen Hingston

Alison has a wealth of experience in treating all musculoskeletal conditions and has a specialist interest in Spinal pain, working closely with the Orthopaedic Consultants in the local area. Having completed an extensive number of post graduate training and masters courses, to aid her assessment and treatment, including medical imaging, Musculoskeletal Triage and Pilates.

Why Advantage Physio

  • Expert Physiotherapists who treat all conditions

  • Extensive experience in Spinal and Upper limb conditions

  • Members of the Health and Care Professions Council and Chartered Society of Physiotherapists

  • Self referrals are accepted

  • Close links with local GPs, Orthopaedic Consultants, Rheumatologists and other Health Professionals

  • Spacious Clinic Room with a fully equipped gym attached for all your rehabilitation needs

  • Close links with the Lifeline Gym with access to classes to aid rehabilitation if required (pilates, yoga, spin)

  • Ample free parking

Our Treatments:

  • In-depth assessment, diagnosis and treatment plan

  • Mobilisation & Manipulation

  • Rehabilitation Programmes

  • Strength and conditions testing and training

  • Gait Analysis

We Can Help With:

  • Sports Injuries

  • Back Pain with or without Sciatica

  • Neck Pain with or without radiating pain

  • Frozen Shoulders

  • Rotator Cuff Pain

  • Shoulder Instability

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Rheumatoid arthritis/Ankylosing Spondylitis

  • Elbow, Wrist and Hand Pain

  • Headaches

  • Strapping/Taping

  • Myofascial Release

  • Whiplash

  • Work Related/Ergonomic Pain

  • Mechanical Knee Pain

  • Foot and Ankle Pain

  • Hip Pain

  • Tendinopathies

  • Chronic Pain

  • Fractures and Broken Bones

  • Rehabilitation Post Surgery

  • Pregnancy Related Problems

  • Manual Therapy

  • Proprioceptive Programme

  • Strapping/ Taping

  • Myofascial Release

  • Proprioceptive Programme

  • Manual Therapy

  • Acupuncture

Our Clinic with Lifeline Gym

Advantage Physio
Matchpoint Tennis Club & Lifeline Gym
Holland Road

We have the benefit of access to an onsite gym, Lifeline Gym, please click on the link to view the top class facilities.