A PHYSIOTHERAPIST who boasts clients such as Paula Radcliffe, Steve Cram and Laura Weightman is reaping the benefits of a move in premises.

Paul Hobrough of Physio&Therapy UK has been based at at his clinic in Corbridge since 2012, having been building his business in London and the south east since 2003.

But his new premises at the bottom of Hallstile Bank in Hexham, opposite Tesco, has brought a larger space with new opportunities.

Paul, who splits his time between Hexham and his clinic on Harley Street in London, has been able to transform the lower ground floor into a yoga and pilates studio - something the Corbridge premises didn't have space for.

Meanwhile more treatment rooms has allowed for a new physiotherapist to join the team, and the whole building has been renovated.

"I have always wanted this building, even when it was Fat Giraffe," Paul explained.

"When it was up for rent about three years ago our house had just been flooded in Corbridge so it wasn't the right time.

"So when it came up this time I was just straight on to the owner and we did a handshake deal within minutes."

Having now been in the premises for two months, Paul said the clinic is seeing a remarkable number of walk-ins at around 25 a week.

Meanwhile yoga and pilates is proving so popular, with 20 classes a week, that the team are looking to squeeze more classes in.

Along with the new premises, Physio&Therapy UK now has one of only two focused shockwave therapy machines in the country - a machine which Paul calls "the future of physiotherapy" - with the other being in Paul's Harley Street clinic.

He said clients are travelling from the likes of the Lake District, Carlisle and Durham to come to the Hexham clinic.

"It has been incredible," said Paul. "Moving to Hexham into this location has been the single best business decision I have made in my career."