The Team

Allow me to introduce myself, I first set up BounceBack Physio in 2005 in the Midlands where we built a thriving practice. In the summer of 2010 my family and I relocated to Hoxne in Suffolk. In the same year we opened up a clinic in Harleston where we will continue to offer the same high standards we have provided since 2005. I studied at Sheffield Hallam University and since graduating have completed many post graduate courses one most notable been Acupuncture. I have thousands of clinical hours experience working within private practice dealing with common day-to-day injuries frequently treating clients with headaches, neck and back pain, stiffness, muscle weakness, instability and reduced mobility. I am, therefore, experienced in treating all types of musculoskeletal disorders.

I also have years of postgraduate experience working within sports such as Professional Football and World Championship Boxing. During my time in professional football I was Head of the Medical Department at Port Vale FC and I am currently still involved with TheFA and England as medical support staff. I am a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), Health Professionals Council (HPC), Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine (ACPSM) and a practising Acupuncturist member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).
My name is Emily Bower and I am a professional dance teacher and Pilates instructor. I studied at Laine Theatre Arts, where I gained my Teaching Certificates as well as graduating with a Diploma in Musical Theatre and performed in a number of Summer Seasons, Pantomimes, Gala events and even at the Palace Theatre in the West End.

Fitness and wellbeing is also very important to me and I believe that Pilates is a perfect exercise programme to work alongside physiotherapy rehabilitation. I also believe that it is something that you should continue after your rehabilitation is complete as part of your weekly exercise and fitness regime. The strength, flexibility and body awareness Pilates gives you is great and will compliment any other fitness programme you follow.
Dr Nick Wilford is an experienced sports and exercise physician with a wealth of knowledge of both amateur/leisure and elite level sport. He currently works at a Premier League football team and looks after a professional boxer. In the past he has looked after athletes, motor racing drivers and other elite sports people.

He qualified in 1993 from Newcastle University following which he pursued a broad spectrum of training to become specialised in musculoskeletal medicine. He has a Master of Science degree in Sports and Exercise Medicine and is a Member of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine. He believes in using a full array of techniques to optimise accurate diagnosis and to that end he trained in musculoskeletal ultrasound and often uses this in his daily practice.

He sees many injured patients in his day to day practice in addition to looking after elite level players as required. He performs up to date therapeutic techniques including the use novel intramuscular interventions as required. He strongly believes in a close working relationship with physiotherapists and acknowledges the importance of the whole team, including physiotherapists, soft tissue therapists, nutritionists and others, in addition to the doctor, in promoting successful return to play.

Dr Wilford is 46 and married to Michelle. They have three boys aged 14, 8 and 6. In what spare time he has Dr Wilford is a manager for one of his son’s junior football team. Weekly he runs 10-20 miles and plays squash.
After completing my degree in Sports therapy I went on to gain a Masters in physiotherapy. I have been working as a physiotherapist in private practice, sports and occupational health with has given me experience with a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. Being a keen rugby player myself sets me up for the sporting environment as well as working with people making a speedy recovery and return to work. I am a Chartered physiotherapist (CSP) and am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I also have a membership with the Society of Sports Therapists (SST). I am currently developing my postgraduate studies and have already completed my acupuncture and certified kinesio tex tape qualifications allowing me to offer focused treatment at BounceBack Physio.
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What our happy clients are saying:
  • I came to see John Bower at BounceBack Physio, when I injured my Achilles and within no time he had me back in the gym...

    Richie Woodhall
    Former WBC Middleweight & Super Middleweight Champion
  • I was suffering with a bad neck, came to see John at BounceBack Physio and within one treatment session he sorted me out, great work. Thanks...

    Perry Fenwic
    Eastenders Billy Mitchell
  • I broke my ankle badly after a fall from my horse at a competition; it took 4hours of surgery and some hefty metal work to pin the shattered bones resulting in 12 weeks on crutches...

    Cerys Evans, Suffolk
  • John has always been a good source for advice and when I return to the U.K. I always visit BounceBack Physio to help maintain my fitness. He's a great physio...

    Chris Birchall
    International & LA Galaxy Footballer
  • I make frequent trips to Suffolk to see John at BounceBack Physio. Dancing at the Moulin Rouge 6 days a week puts a lot of stress on my body, John keeps me going. Thanks John...

    Lynsey Smith
    Solo Dancer Moulin Rouge – Paris
  • I came to see John Bower at BounceBack Physio, he is an excellent physio. It took only four months of weekly treatment by him, to aid my full recovery from a broken leg....

    Alan Featherstone
    Plc Commercial Director
  • Great physio, very dedicated and hard working. Very approachable, and from a players point of view all the dressing room spoke highly of him...

    Luke Rodgers
    New York Red Bulls Footballer
  • John has always been a good source for advice and when I return to the U.K. I always visit BounceBack Physio to help maintain my fitness. He's a great physio...

    Chris Birchall
    International & LA Galaxy Footballer
  • I broke my ankle badly after a fall from my horse at a competition; it took 4hours of surgery and some hefty metal work to pin the shattered bones resulting in 12 weeks on crutches...

    Cerys Evans, Suffolk
  • I have worked closely with John for many years and found him very professional and could not recommend a physiotherapist more highly. We treated many professional footballers and can happily say he has a great understanding on what high level athletes need...

    Roger Wade
    Orthopaedic (Sports) Consultant
  • I have known John personally for over 6 years and worked along side him at Port Vale FC, he ran the Medical department to a very high standard and kept a very low injury rate. He is an excellent physio, one of the best I have worked with....

    Geoff Horsfield
    Former West Brom & Birmingham Premiership Player