BRANCHING out to start her own business, a physiotherapist aims to provide the same level of service to people from all walks of life.

While Sara Mather (33) has set up a physio clinic at Hexham Community Centre, her business InSync Physio Pilates can be taken out on the road. She also runs weekly pilates sessions in Hexham, Whitley Chapel, Slaley and Greenhead, where she grew up.

Having previously worked with the NHS and Hexham-based Physio&Therapy, she is now excited to be offering a personal, one-to-one service to a wide spectrum of people living in the Tyne Valley.

She said: “I suddenly realised that I wanted to offer something different and, coming from a community spirited background, I wanted a physio service fit for everybody.

“We pride ourselves on treating the individual and not just an injury. There’s no one size fits all solution.

“I have a clientele from a 90-year-old lady wanting to weed her garden and wanting help with techniques to make that possible, to elite athletes and local football and rugby players.

“It is my view that everybody, no matter who they are, should be entitled to receive the same level of treatment.

“I am being a bit more community focused and not sales driven.”

The business provides mobile physiotherapy as well as a static clinic in Hexham Community Centre, deep tissue and sports massage services and shockwave treatment.

Sara has grown a bank of customers since starting out, and said she was pleased with how the business was progressing.

She said: “I feel it’s really rewarding and it’s like I’m giving something back to the community.

“I never feel I’m coming to work because I have a job I actually love and I really like helping people get back to full fitness. The most rewarding part is seeing someone get back on the golf course or football field after six months of physio.”