About us

Managing Clinical Director/Principle Physiotherapist

Liz Burden BSc(hons) MCSP HCPC Registered     

Liz Burden is the principle Chartered Physiotherapist at The Nielsen Clinic (Weymouth) Ltd. She achieved an honours degree in Physiotherapy from Bath University in 1995 & a post graduate diploma in Orthopaedic medicine in 2004. She has 15 years experience specialising in musculo-skeletal outpatient physiotherapy in the NHS & in private practice. She is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists & registered with the health Professions council & the Organisation of Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice named Physio First.

Chartered Physiotherapist       

Philippa Fenton  BSc(hons) MCSP HCPC Registered

Philippa Fenton (nee Clapp) achieved her honours degree in Physiotherapy in 2003 from the University of the West of England. Philippa has joined the team at The Nieslen Clinic (Weymouth) Ltd  after gaining a wealth of experience while working in the NHS for 8 years. She also specialises in musculo-skeletal outpatients & she has a special interest in the management of spinal conditions. She is a member of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, The Health Professions Council & The Organisation for Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice named Physio First.     

Chartered Physiotherapist  

Paul Evans BSc (hons) CSP HCPC Registered 

Paul Evans graduated in 2005 from The University of Southampton. He has over 9 years of experience in the NHS, working for Dorset County Hospital Foundation NHS Trust. He has specialised in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and along side The Neilsen Clinic (Weymouth) Ltd works at Weymouth Community Hospital and Dorset County Hospital. As well as working closely with a number of Orthopaedic Consultants he has worked at a number of GP surgery's in the area. He comes from a rugby and sporting background. Originally from the midlands Paul now loves living by the coast and gets out on the water as much as possible! He is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and registered with the Health Professions Council. He is currently providing a Thursday evening clinic at The Nielsen Clinic (Weymouth) Ltd. 

Physiotherapy Clinic

Our chartered physiotherapists are experts in musculo-skeletal movement. We understand how and why your muscles, bones, joints, nerves and ligaments move and why pain and injury happen. Once your injury is diagnosed we use a wide variety of techniques to restore function and eliminate pain. Treatment can involve joint mobilisations, soft tissue massage, stretching, strapping, exercises therapy & postural correction.

Sports Injury Clinic

Our chartered physiotherapists are able to assess and treat sporting injuries from a biomechanical perspective. Using biomechanical knowledge of the forces and stresses your chosen sport puts upon your body, we are able to identify the cause of the problem.  We have assessed & treated people from many different sporting backgrounds including running, tennis, sailing, golf, badminton, football & swimming. We have a dynamic approach to help you get better & work towards future injury prevention.

Whiplash Clinic

We treat whiplash injuries & provide a progressive and holistic treatment programme for this group of patients.

Sports Assessments

We assess athlete development which includes a biomechanical assessment of posture, flexibility, agility, core stability, speed, strength, balance and co-ordination. We identify any problems and advise in regards to their solutions - enabling you to be fit to play your sport.

Other physiotherapy specialities

We treat Orthopaedic conditions such as arthritis & rheumatic disorders. We provide rehabilitation after joint replacement surgery or after immobilisation from a fracture.We have a holistic approach towards assessment and treatment aiming for your highest potential for recovery.

Our Pregnancy Clinic

We assess & treat musculoskeletal pregnancy related pain. Pregnancy causes many changes to your body including ligament softening, stretched muscles & postural changes. These can cause back pain, pelvis pain or scaitica. Looking after young children can also cause physical strain on the body which can also lead to pain. Gentle physiotherapy & the right exercises can really help make your pregnancy more comfortable.We can also help get those stretched muscles strong again after having your baby.  
The Nielsen Clinic (Weymouth) Ltd is recognised by major insurance companies