The team at Coates Physiotherapy

Our team are all highly qualified physiotherapists, and they offer a range of specialist treatments, including acupuncture and office environment assessments.

Richard Coates

MSc, BSc (Hons), MCSP, HPC (reg), ACPSM

Since qualifying from the Welsh College of Medicine in 2000, Richard has gained a wealth of experience working in the NHS as a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in musculoskeletal injuries, and in elite sport, working with The Gwent Dragons, Newport RFC, and UWIC. He has also completed an MSc in Physiotherapy from Cardiff University and has recently won a Fellowship award from British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS). Richard is qualified in Acupuncture for pain control and is a member of the Association of Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine. Honorary Lecturer at Cardiff University.  

Amy Williams

BSc (Hons) MCSP HPC (Reg)

Since graduating in BScHons Physiotherapy in 2006 Amy has worked in both private practice and with elite level sports teams. 

Amy is a keen horsewoman and has represented GB Equestrian teams in both Dressage and 3 Day Eventing since the age of 14.  Amy has worked with members of the GB Kayaking, table tennis, badminton & athletics squad in addition to working with professional sports teams holding head physiotherapist position at; Boston United FC, Basingstoke Bison ice hockey team, international stunt team 3run, Slough Jets ice hockey team, Farnham knights American Football team and last season worked with English Premier League Championship winning ice hockey team Telford Tigers alongside lecturing BSc Sports therapy at University College of Birmingham.

Ross Oakley


Ross qualified from Cardiff Metropolitan University with a degree in Sports Conditioning, Rehabilitation & Massage.

Ross has worked in private physiotherapy clinics in Cardiff and Newport in addition to his mobile work, which has provided an opportunity for him to work with clubs within professional rugby, national hockey & local running associations.

Ross is a former Cardiff City and Newport County Academy under 18s footballer but now turns his attention to help his clients reach their potential in sport, work and everyday life.

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Vanessa Coates

BSc (Hons) MCSP, HPC (reg), ACPOHE

Since qualifying from the Welsh College of Medicine in 2002, Vanessa has progressed quickly to become a highly respected Physiotherapist. She has worked in the NHS as a Senior Physiotherapist working in Chepstow Community Hospital and Gwent Healthcare and has also worked in elite sport with Newport R.F.C. and U.W.I.C. Vanessa is a member of The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists working in Occupational Health and Ergonomics (ACPOHE). Vanessa has ongoing work within corporate giant ExxonMobil (Solutia) conducting in‐house occupational health lectures, return‐to‐work and onsite assessments.

Jonathan Rees

BSc(Hons), MCSP, HPC (Reg)

Since graduating from Coventry University Jon has worked in the private sector specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Jon's passion is working with sports injuries and chronic injuries, with his area of interest being the foot; and the role of the foot with lower limb injuries.
Jon maintains a keen interest in sport and has worked in a semi-professional setting, realising he is more use on the sideline than on the pitch.

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BCs Hons, MChS, HCPC registered

Michael graduated in 2001 with an honours degree in Podiatry from Glasgow
Caledonian University. Gaining a position with Selby and York PCT he developed an interest in the biomechanical aspect of podiatry working closely with the specialists within the department developing his skills.

In 2006 he moved to Australia where he developed his biomechanical knowledge.  Taking up positions in both a private practice and in the health service he learnt and practiced a wide range of skills and techniques, including video gait analysis.  Working within many multi-disciplinary teams he has regularly worked with the physiotherapists, orthotists and occupational therapists to provide the most effective treatment.

In 2008 Michael moved back to the UK and joined the North Somerset Primary Care Team in the role of lead podiatrist in biomechanics, orthotics and musculoskeletal treatments. in biomechanics for both the Podiatry.  As the Musculoskeletal Service has grown he has changed his NHS role to concentrate as the specialist lead in biomechanics for this service. He works closely with the local Orthopaedic and Rheumatology departments, along with doing some work with Bristol Rugby, which have
broadened his knowledge and treatment regimes in relation to musculoskeletal problems.  Michael is also part of the Somerset Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic

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Richard and Vanessa Coates

To book an appointment with one of our team call01291 441 200 -
01600 731 313 - 01633 741 066

Beth Reid


Beth qualified as a physiotherapist from Cardiff in 1982 initially working within the NHS. After entering the private sector in 1987 Beth owned and ran her own practice in Cardiff for eleven years, including outposts within two major private leisure facilities and running an assessment base for a physical evaluation company in Cardiff.

Since 2001 Beth has operated her own domicillary service and worked with several private clinics after moving to Monmouth in 2003.

Beth has worked with sports injuries, neurological problems and general musculoskeletal conditions. Her passion is physiotherapy and welfare of patients.

Clinic Administration Team
Sharon Edwards, Kirsty Abel, Arlette Marsden

Sharon, Kirsty and Arlette are the first point of contact for most patients. They all bring a wealth of experience to their respective roles ensuring the smooth running of the Clinics and will be only too happy to help with booking appointments and dealing with any  queries that you may have.
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