About Us


Julie Herbert MCSP BSc (Hons) MAACP

Specialisms – Musculoskeletal and Orthopaedic conditions, Domiciliary Elderly Rehabilitation

I qualified in 1999 as a Chartered Physiotherapist following which I pursued my career within the NHS. This has given me experience in treating a wide variety of ailments across all age groups.  I established my clinic, originally at The Folly, Hadham Road in Bishop’s Stortford in 2006.  In 2022, I set up my clinic in Great Hallingbury and moved permanently to my new location at The Street Barn in January 2023.

I am a Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a Member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MAACP). I am also a Member of Physio First.  Since October 2016, my clinic has been participating in Physio First’s Data for Impact study and I became a member of the Physio First Quality Assured Practitioner (QAP) scheme in May 2017.

I specialise in musculoskeletal/orthopaedic physiotherapy covering all soft tissue injuries and joint problems.  I also work with patients in the community offering Elderly Rehabilitation.

To maintain my registration with the professional bodies and to ensure I keep up to date with new techniques and training, I attend practical training courses, seminars and conferences every year.

I am registered with most private healthcare providers, including AXA PPP, WPA, Aviva, Simplyhealth, Vitality and Cigna. However, I have chosen not to continue to be registered with Bupa.


Natalie Hilliard BSc, MCSP

Specialisms – Domiciliary care, Elderly Rehabilitation, Neurological, Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal conditions

Natalie graduated from the University of Hertfordshire with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy in 2005. Prior to this she graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Sports Science from Brunel University. After graduating from her Physiotherapy degree, Natalie worked in complex neurology, treating patients with traumatic head injury and spinal cord injury, as well as treating patients with long term neurological conditions such as MS, ME and Parkinsons Disease. During this time, she also treated patients with respiratory conditions and orthopaedic conditions.

For several years, Natalie led the therapy service in a large Specialist Nursing Home, managing therapy services for a varied case load including patients with complex neurological conditions, orthopaedic/post-operative needs and elderly patients who required rehabilitation.

For the last 6 years Natalie has specialised in an approach called Myofascial Release, working in outpatient clinics and visiting people in their own homes. Used in conjunction with other physiotherapy interventions, such as exercise therapy and other rehabilitation approaches, this approach is effective in the treatment/management of musculoskeletal pain, such as low back pain, shoulder pain and neck pain, as well as sporting injuries and orthopaedic conditions. This gentle treatment approach also helps improve function for patients with neurological conditions.

Natalie also has a special interest in chronic conditions such as ME and fibromyalgia and since covid-19, she is now seeing patients struggling with ‘long-covid’ symptoms.

Natalie is registered with AXAPPP, Cigna, WPA and SimplyHealth.

Natalie’s professional and caring approach to recovery has had a positive impact on my recovery from Long Covid. With a tailored specific approach to rehabilitation you can be assured that Natalie’s experience of working with Long Covid patients is heartfelt, sincere and comes from a genuine place to help.

Julie is an excellent Physiotherapist and always explains the problem and the best treatment plan.

Due to ongoing health issues, I have seen her on and off over a period of time and her kindness and reassuring manner have always given me a positive mindset with which to deal with back pain episodes.

Julie was very professional and everything was explained to me, which helped with my recovery.  Thank you

“Julie listened to our request for exercises to do at home.  She explained what was happening clearly, how exercises would help and carefully how to do the exercises.  Thank you.”

“I would not hesitate to recommend Julie or return myself if it was necessary.  Julie has an excellent reassuring manner and is very professional.  My treatment was very successful.  Thank you.”

” I was very impressed with every aspect of treatment. I was made to feel very relaxed and welcome.”

” Excellent help – first physiotherapist I have been to and actually benefited from treatment.”

” I cannot fault the kindness and attention given to me by Julie Herbert. Nor the manner in which she alleviated the pain I was suffering.”

” Julie was very professional, got to the cause of trouble immediately and effected a ‘cure’. I would not hesitate in recommending The Physiotherapist to others.”

” Julie, as you know, I think the care, kindness and thought you give your work is excellent and indeed I do recommend you to others.”

” Excellent treatment – Julie gave me confidence, plenty of feedback and there was praise from the Consultant on excellent physiotherapy. I will recommend you any time. Thank you Julie.”

” Julie is very knowledgeable and explains things very well and very clearly. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone who needed physiotherapy services.”

” The physiotherapy I received from Julie Herbert following my hip replacement operation was most beneficial and the two home visits at the beginning were particularly beneficial. Julie took a lot of time with me.”

” It was refreshing to be treated by someone who obviously cares about her patients and I felt very confident in her abilities.”

” Very happy with treatment and friendly attitude to me as a patient and shifting to a downstairs room when I had problems walking upstairs! Have already recommended to others.”

” Having been to another physio prior to Julie, I was resigned to the fact my shoulder would never be 100%. However, Julie used several different treatments, which made a huge difference very quickly. I feel the service has been second to none and would wholeheartedly recommend Julie to anyone needing help.”

” Julie has been absolutely fantastic in getting my running injury resolved. Couldn’t be more delighted! Many thanks.”

” Julie, as you know, I was unable to sit or walk properly, with heavy & sharp pain in my legs. Following your expert diagnosis, effective treatment, and ongoing management, I have been able to function properly and without pain. I am, have been, and will be, extremely grateful for your expertise, professionalism, and kindness. Thank you!”

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