Debbie Richards

Senior Physiotherapist

Specialising in: Elderly Care, Falls, Acupuncture and Musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

Locations covered: Wimborne, Poole, Ferndown, Corfe Mullen, Broadstone, Verwood, Fordingbridge and nearby areas.

Debbie specialises in community rehabilitation providing a holistic approach to treatment. She is dedicated to helping clients achieve their goals, making it a fun and enjoyable process along the way. Debbie is also a qualified acupuncturist and provides acupuncture from our clinic in Ringwood as well as in home visits.
 Debbie has many years of experience working in the NHS in a variety of clinical settings and now works full time privately. She loves being a physiotherapist and has a particular interest in the management of Parkinson’s Disease although is able to expertly assess and treat a large variety of conditions including:• Orthopaedic and musculoskeletal injuries such as back pain, arthritis, fracture management and fibromyalgia.• Neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease and stroke.• Falls, frailty, reduced balance and deconditioning in the elderly.• Respiratory conditions such as bronchiectasis, COPD and rehabilitation following a stay in intensive care.  Debbie graduated with a first at Bristol University in 2012. She completed additional training for musculoskeletal injuries, first aid and has previously run rehabilitation exercise classes. A career highlight (although not a field she now works in) was working alongside other sports physiotherapists for the Olympic athletes in London 2012 Olympics!Alongside work, Debbie and her husband enjoy spending time with their two girls and pets. They love cycling, swimming and going to the beach.

Debbie Richards HCPC number: PH99082

Debbie Richards CSP Number: 091386