The service is run by a specialist physiotherapist Salim Mughal who has 29 years of clinical experience in the management and treatment of musculoskeletal problems. He's worked with elite sportsmen and women from the world of athletics, football, ice dance, body building, boxing and cricket.


After graduating from Manchester in 1987 he moved to Solihull and started work at a large teaching hospital in Birmingham. During this period he gained significant experience and skills in a wide range of specialities, including sports injuries and orthopaedics.

He very soon became interested in the control of pain with Acupuncture and went on to study Traditional Chinese Acupuncture at the British College of Acupuncture in London and is recognised as a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.

He developed a practice in Solihull but also continued to work within the NHS as a senior clinician in the treatment of chronic pain.


In 2003 he started to work as a specialist in an occupational health setting, providing a rapid access service for NHS staff. He also advised and supported employees and managers on return to work programmes as well as providing education on health and wellbeing in the work place. During this period he successfully completed a Masters in ergonomics from Loughborough University. Since then he has continued to work in the manufacturing industry as well as private practice.




Physiotherapy incorporates both modern and ancient manual techniques. 

The Romans did it, the Greeks did it, the Indians did it; just about every civilisation developed hands on therapeutic techniques. A highly skilled therapist develops and hones specific manoeuvres and stretches carefully adjusting and accommodating to the contour and shape of the client. The external surface of the body can provide a deep insight into underlying musculoskeletal conditions so sensitive hands are the most valuable tools for a physiotherapist.

  • Trained fingers probe at tight spots and apply pressure and stretch where structures have shortening.

  • Hands are able to warm the tissues and boost circulation.

  • Touch helps to calm sensitive nerve endings and restore movement patterns.



A Good Physiotherapist should be able to listen carefully and have a genuine interest in helping the client.

That's why at Knowle and Dorridge Physio we insist on allocating a full hour to the initial assessment. Firstly we'll listen carefully to how your symptoms developed then question you about your concerns, provide a diagnosis, propose a treatment plan if appropriate, provide self help advice and provide clear objectives of the proposed intervention.

So whether you're having problems with nerves, muscles, tendons, bones, joints, cartilage or ligaments, our job is to get you back to your normal lifestyle ASAP. For follow ups we provide up to 45 minutes, again this ensures we won't compromise on the quality of the service, our promise is that you won't feel that it's a quick in and out

An experienced and highly skilled physiotherapist is able to provide a wide range of treatment modalities and can help you chose the one the feels right for you.

Salim Mughal has the following qualifications and memberships:

  • Chartered Physiotherapist (Grad. Dip. Phys)

  • Ergonomics/ Human Factors (MSc)

  • Licentiate in Acupuncture (Lic. Ac.)

  • Member of AACP (The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists)

  • Member of ACPOHE and recognised as 'Registered' practitioner (The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health & Ergonomics)

  • HPC registered

  • Graduate Member of the Ergonomics Society