Rachel Canning


Meet the Physio-Life Team


Rachel Canning – Owner and Principal Physiotherapist


Hi, my name’s Rachel and I’ve been working as a specialist physiotherapist for over 20 years, 16 of which were spent in the NHS as a Senior Physiotherapist in Neurological Disorders followed by the position of Senior Physiotherapist in Respiratory Conditions.

My career has also seen me working at the Herts MS Therapy Centre and I also spent two years at the private International Spinal Injuries Unit in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. During this time I developed a passion for hydrotherapy.

In 2011 after a lot of soul-searching, I decided it was time to leave the NHS. My main motivation was the drive to provide an outstanding and life-changing service to patients without any of the restrictions that come with operating under the NHS.

I set-up Physio-Life in 2012 providing a home visit service to patients with respiratory and neurological disorders and then in March 2013 I opened a small clinic in Letchworth, Herts.

Towards the end of 2013 I decided the time was right to add to my skills and expand my services into vestibular rehabilitation. I’ve undertaken several vestibular rehabilitation courses and also attended advanced balance training with a team of highly regarded physicians and therapists from the US, including the coveted Vestibular Rehabilitation Competency based course in Atlanta, USA.

In terms of my accreditations, I’m registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and am a member of the following associations:

  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP)
  • Association of Physiotherapists in Aquatic Therapy (ATACP)
  • Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Vestibular Rehabilitation (ACPIVR)
  • Vestibular Disorders Association (USA)


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