Express Therapy

About Us

Express Therapy is a physiotherapy and sports injury clinic based within the Oasis Health Club, Grimsby and the Yarborough Leisure Centre, Lincoln. We are fully qualified, insured, Chartered Physiotherapists (members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy) registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council), and members of the ACPSEM (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine).

The clinic is owned and operated by Michael Chuck MSc BSc (Hons) MCSP HCPC.

Michael is a Chartered Physiotherapist with a special interest in sports medicine and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Whilst undertaking his undergraduate Sports Rehabilitation studies at The University of Hull, he gained invaluable experience working within the medical departments of professional football (Scunthorpe United FC, Sheffield United FC) and Rugby League (Hull FC Super League, Batley Bulldogs) clubs. Moving onto further his knowledge and clinical skills, Michael then completed a Masters degree in Physiotherapy at Teesside University, gaining key training experience in all core areas of physiotherapy practice. Since qualifying Michael has worked in private practice, the local NHS, and he spent 3 years working as first team physiotherapist for Gainsborough Trinity FC.

What to expect

As a patient at Express Therapy you can expect a “first class, professional, friendly, understanding and honest” physiotherapy service. Along with “second-to-none treatment and expert advice”, all patients can expect “hands on” treatment where clinically indicated, as we are firm advocates of the manual therapies. You are also guaranteed to be treated with “dignity and respect”. These are just some examples of what our patients have said about us. We are proud of the services we offer, and strive to maintain and better our service levels by continuously improving our knowledge and skills, via ongoing continuous professional development. Therefore, you can be assured you will receive the most appropriate and up to date evidence-based physiotherapy treatment relevant to your individual case. Please see our testimonials page for previous patient feedback.

With a flexible service at Express Therapy, it is likely that you will have early access to appointments. If you are concerned regarding the availability of sessions please ask to speak to a physiotherapist, and we will do our utmost to make suitable arrangements for you.

Our Services

In addition to providing a physiotherapy service to the local general public and sporting individuals, Express Therapy provide physiotherapy services to a range of Medical/Health Insurance clients, Occupational Health and Rehabilitation companies. We are registered physiotherapy providers to most major health insurance companies, health cash plans, numerous medico-legal and rehabilitation companies, and solicitors. With recently expanded clinic premises we are always interested in forming new working relationships with local and national business’s, and would welcome the opportunity to discuss new opportunities with interested parties. Contact us



Acupuncture is a treatment in which fine needles are inserted at specific points in the body to create a desired therapeutic response. Originating in China 2000 years ago, and spreading to the western world in the 17th Century, acupuncture has evolved to be recognised by the World Health Organisation as an acceptable evidence based treatment for a numerous conditions, symptoms and diseases. As such, it has become a skill often utilised by medical Doctor’s and allied health professionals, such as physiotherapists.

Like all treatments we offer, you will be suitably screened prior to acupuncture being administered. We understand that the idea of needles can generate added apprehension for some patients; for this reason you will be given adequate opportunity to discuss acupuncture in depth at your assessment.

Michael is qualified as a physiotherapist and has conducted the required post-graduate training to enable him to practice acupuncture safely and legally. He is also a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS). More information on acupuncture can be found on the BMAS website .

Not in need of physiotherapy, but enjoy having Sports massage as part of your training routine, lifestyle management, or simply as a treat? Our Sports Massage service is available alongside the physiotherapy service.

Sports massage is a specialised form of massage utilising various compression, stroking, frictional and deep tissue techniques to achieve a desired therapeutic effect based on individual client needs. Several therapeutic benefits of massage therapy have been described, and as such sports massage may aid you by improving lymphatic drainage, decreasing muscle tone/tension, releasing trigger points and thickened soft tissues, restoring optimum tissue length, and providing pain relief. Thus, potentially leading to improved recovery following exercise, improved athletic performance, and increased psychological well being.

Not sure what is the most beneficial treatment for you? Physiotherapy or sports massage? Please see our FAQ’s section for further guidance.

The likely answer is yes; below are just some examples of what we treat and the treatments we use. We appreciate that some conditions may fall outside of our professional scope, and in these cases we will ensure that you are given the correct advice on how to best manage your condition. We have excellent working relationships with a range of Medical Consultants and will be happy to refer you for specialist opinions where indicated.

Not sure if we can help you? Please contact us for a free telephone consultation.

Some of the injuries and conditions that we regularly treat are listed below.

  • Ankle Injury
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
    • Disc injury
    • Joint dysfunctions
    • Piriformis syndrome
    • Sciatica
  • Bursitis
  • Cervicogenic Headaches
  • Elbow Pain/Injury
  • Foot and Heel Pain
    • Bursitis
    • Plantar fasciitis
  • Fractures
  • Growth Related Disorders
  • Hip and Groin Pain
  • Joint Injuries/Dysfunctions
    • Peripheral (Upper limb, Lower limb)
    • Spinal
  • Knee Injuries
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Muscular Strains
  • Neck Pain
    • Joint dysfunctions
    • Muscular pain
    • Trapped nerves
    • Whiplash
  • Pain Management
  • Postural Disorders
  • Pre and Post Surgical Rehabilitation
    • Joint replacement preparation/rehabilitation
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries/Overuse
  • Road Traffic Accident rehabilitation
  • Shoulder Pain/Injury
    • Frozen shoulder
    • Joint dysfunctions
    • Rotator cuff injury
    • Tendinopathy/Bursitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tendon Injury
    • Rupture, tears and strains
    • Tendonitis
  • Work Related Injury
  • Wrist and Hand Pain

In order to ensure accurate diagnosis and effective treatment, all of our physiotherapy patients undergo a thorough musculoskeletal assessment prior to treatment. This involves a detailed subjective examination (questioning) followed by a systematic physical examination. Patients are then given a clear explanation regarding their condition, and recommended physiotherapy strategies are discussed. You will also be advised on how many treatment sessions are likely to be necessary. A physiotherapy plan is then agreed between patient and physio.

We use a wide variety of treatment techniques, some of which are outlined below:

  • Acupuncture
    • Medical/western acupuncture approach
    • Dry needling/trigger point acupuncture
  • Biomechanics
    • Advice
    • Re-education
    • Gait analysis
    • Custom fitted orthotic prescription
  • Electrotherapy
  • Exercise therapy
    • Core stability
    • Strength training
    • Proprioceptive training
    • Sports specific functional rehabilitation
  • Manual therapy
    • Mobilisation
    • Manipulation
  • Postural advice, education and training
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
  • Taping and strapping techniques
  • Soft tissue techniques
    • Myofascial release
    • Sports massage
    • Trigger-point therapy
    • Muscle energy techniques

Not sure what treatment you need? Don’t worry, that’s our job! We will recommend what treatment is best for you.

For more information on any of our services, treatments or conditions treated please contact us or call
for a discussion with a physiotherapist.

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