Meet Physio Chris

Chartered Physiotherapist and Founder of Physio7

  • 25+ years experience treating musculoskeletal pains and sports injuries
  • ‘Master of Manual Therapy’ from the world renowned University of Western Australia
  • Trusted by major insurers, international athletes and weekend warriors alike


After qualifiying as a Chartered Physiotherapist from Manchester University, Chris served clients from various sectors, including sports clubs, private practice, the NHS and employee health programmes.

In 2005 Chris became a Master of Manual Therapy at the renowned University of Western Australia. The Masters course emphasises the importance of excellent examination skills and advanced handling, mobilisation and manipulation skills.

Soon after, he moved to Ipswich and set up Physio7, to offer high quality physiotherapy to the local community.

Passionate about running, Chris has transformed himself from a footballer and National League triple jumper who hated training distances over 100 metres to an ultra runner and sub 3 hour marathoner.

He has competed in several Backyard Ultras (4.167 miles, on the hour, every hour until you drop) and in 2022 he competed for the UK Backyard Ultra team as part of the World Team Championships. He has also completed several other ultramarathons including the King Alfred Way (350km), the Ultra Trail Southwest (100 miles), the Thames Path (100 miles), the Kennet and Avon Canal Race (145 miles from Bristol to London), and even completed 7 marathons in 7 days with his friend and client Paddy for the childrens charity EACH.

Alongside running injuries (he has had a fair few!), Chris has a personal interest in back pain. He turned up at Physio School struggling with low back pain, which began a two decade journey to first fix his own back, then to create a system of treatment that would work effectively and consistently with his clients.

Chris is a member of several professional bodies, including the CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapists) and the AACP (Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists).

Injuries can be painful, debilitating and extremely frustrating. I understand this completely from my own running experiences and a historic back pain problem; I’m afraid that even physiotherapists are not immune to the odd ache, pain or niggle!

Overcoming those injuries can feel like a complicated job, especially when you have been suffering for months or years.

My detailed examinations help to uncover your unique combination of weakness, stiffness, tightness or sub-optimal movement patterns.

The first phase of treatment is to identify and calm down the sensitive tissues..... to get you out of pain and able to function again.

Next I aim to fix the root cause of your problem, to help prevent further injuries and allow you to perform at your best.

Treatment might involve mobilising tight joints, releasing and stretching tight soft tissues, showing you how to strengthen your weak areas, or correcting sub-optimal movement patterns, postures or training practices. My approach follows a unique 4-step treatment system that has been inspired by some of the leading experts in physiotherapy, osteopathy and soft tissue therapies.

If you’re like me, you won’t want to simply cope with your aches and pains, you’ll want to overcome them and live a healthy and physical life.
Chris Spurling
8 Cromwell Court, 16 St Peters Street, Ipswich, IP1 1XG

1:00 PM – 7 PM Mon and Wed
11:30 AM – 6 PM Tues and Thurs
11:30 AM – 1.30 PM Fri

Contact us
Phone: 01473 569007

The Physio7 Clinic
is Open for Emergency Cases Only

Please call 01473 569007 to find Out if you are eligible for treatment in clinic