Timberland Physio

About us

You will be treated by a physiotherapist at the forefront of the profession with expert clinical experience, knowledge and advanced specialised clinical skills.
Our physiotherapist

  • Has 30 years clinical experience and an advanced clinical qualification in treating the muscles, joints and nerves in the spine and limbs
  • Has a PhD qualification in Physiotherapy from King’s College London. Dr Phillips thesis investigated the awareness of posture and movement in people with and without low back pain
  • Dean recently wrote an important national themed review published by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Dissemination Centre titled “Moving Forward: Physiotherapy for Musculoskeletal Health and Wellbeing”  It shows investment in physiotherapy services for musculoskeletal conditions improves patient outcomes and reduces overall healthcare costs. The report is available to download here.
  • Has a specialist research Masters qualification in musculoskeletal physiotherapy
  • Is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
  • Is a Member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) in recognition of achieving a standard of excellence in the management of musculoskeletal conditions
  • Has worked in a variety of clinical settings – a national sports council treating elite athletes including world champions and Olympians, as well as physiotherapist at National and International sporting events; private physiotherapy clinics; a chronic pain centre; private and NHS hospitals; and in occupational health treating NHS staff for local Primary Care Trusts
  • Lectured at the University of Southampton (1995 to 2009) to undergraduates and taught specialised clinical skills to qualified physiotherapists
  • Continues to co-ordinate and teach 6-8 one day courses per year to physiotherapists
  • Is committed to providing you with the most effective treatment based on current research and best practice
  • Has received prestigious research grants and presented and published his research nationally and internationally

Find out about Dean’s particular research interests at Linked in profile


Dr Phillips PhD also assesses and treats patients at the following clinic:
Cura Healthcare at the Hampshire Wellbeing Centre, The Ageas Bowl, West End, Southampton SO30 3XH. Telephone: 023 80465746 or 023 80475637 for an appointment with Dean at Cura Healthcare.