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Golf performance physiotherapy & sports injury clinic is located at Northcliffe Golf Club in Shipley, West Yorkshire. The clinic provides a wide range of services including physiotherapy, sports injuries, strength and conditioning, massage therapy, golf performance, rehabilitation and fitness. We are TPI and SuperSpeed certified. The clinic facilitates exercise prescription, manual therapy treatments and evidenced based practice to deliver highly effective results.

To arrange an appointment. Please call 07921 821128 or email

wHAT Our customers say

Had a few sessions with John as I’ve had lower back pain from playing and practicing a lot and I’ve already seen a massive difference not just from the pain but with overall body mobility, would more than recommend at any golfers or anyone struggling at all!

(Harry Hunter-Mapp – July 2021)

I went to see John due to tightness in my shoulder during my golf swing. John not only looked at my shoulder but alongside this looked at the whole of my golf swing which has helped me feel more comfortable playing golf. Alongside my lessons having sessions with John has increased my flexibility and consistency. Thank you John.

(Jonathan Hayton – June 2021)

I met John whilst playing at my golf club , I’ve been suffering from a constant back issue for many many years. I’ve had normal physio before and more chiropractic treatments than I can count but I’ve never gone for a deep sports muscle session. Wish I’d done it years ago we sat and talked for a while about what I’m wanting out of the treatment and then we jumped straight into treatment. All I can say is wow the relief afterwards was amazing my headache had gone I could move freely and my golf improved massively. I’ve had three sessions now and for the first time in twenty years I’m pain free. Now my back is a degenerative disorder so I’ll need treatments for the rest of my life so I book myself in once a month for a service. I can’t recommend John enough. Give him a try you won’t be disappointed

(Peter Schofield – June 2021)

Highly Recommend John, really helped me with my shoulder and neck issues, got me back playing golf again and continues to help with issues that currently restrict my golf swing.

(James Meredith – June 2021)

After 6 years of pain and misdiagnosis, I met John. He knew exactly what was wrong and more importantly how to treat it. For the first time in years I have had my first week of no pain. I cant recommend him highly enough.

(Lynne Hunter – May 2021)

I decided to contact John based on his growing reputation. We’ve been working together to resolve my issue for about a month now. Yes there’s ‘homework’ to do in the form of stretches but he actually does physio on your body! Using the NHS in the past this has seemed like the very last approach they are willing to do! The private physio is already proving beneficial. John knows his stuff, is attentive and genuinely cares about improving outcomes. It’s also good that he can to relate issues to the golf swing and the capability of my body. Of course its not all about golf so don’t think you have to play to get his help. It’ll be worth the call.

(David Lawrence – May 2021)

Great physio who’s helped me tremendously

(Sam Buckley – May 2021)

Started working with John on an issue having seen a number of people previously. John was very thorough, identified the cause and sorted it. John has great knowledge and a friendly approach. I would recommend him and I will continue to see him.

(Andrew Rigby – April 2021)

Amazing, went in for pain in neck & shoulders and John has eased my pain so much and given me really good exercises to do at home. Best physio around would recommend.

(Alex Vandy – May 2021)

Excellent service would definitely recommend.. friendly.. knowledgeable.. helpful overall good service.

(Lewis Ferguson – May 2021)

I’ve been suffering considerable discomfort from a shoulder rotator cuff injury for a few months. After just 2 sessions of consultation, massage and home exercise I’m sleeping better and, more importantly, I’ve played 3 rounds of golf in a week without any pain whatsoever. I highly recommend him to anybody, he’s friendly & knowledgeable. Many Thanks John

(Steve Criddle – April 2021)

I injured my back lifting an overweight friend from a chair,I was in agony,I made an appointment with John,who treated me and gave me exercises,which I still do.I am 85 years old and after the second treatment my pain had gone and I felt 20 years younger.I can thoroughly recommend John and thank hi most sincerely.

(Frank Brammah – April 2021)

Absolutely fantastic…the massage was amazing.. great guy

(Sara Pedley – March 2021)

Two calf injuries, running again after 4 sessions brilliant. Graham

(Graham Darcy – February 2021)

John was recommended to me by friends after I injured my lower back. After 3 sessions & an ongoing light exercise program I am now pain free. I have since recommended him to others & wouldn’t hesitate to see him again should the need arise.

(Julian Briggs – October 2020)

Great service from John. Had lower back pain and through massage and an exercise plan eased the pain considerably. Excellent service and can’t recommend John highly enough.

(Paul Holmes – September 2020)

John has treated, very successfully, both myself in recovering from a broken Tibia and Fibula following a ski accident and my husband Russell with ongoing back problems. John is very knowledgeable and provided us with individual exercise programmes, advice on how to manage and progress independently with our recovery. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to friends and colleagues should the need arise.

(Gillian Coates – August 2020)

I am 72 years old and have played golf for well over 60 years. Recently I’ve had serious problems with my right knee and hip. Surgery was suggested but with John’s help I am now much more mobile and I regularly walk 18 holes with little discomfort. Even more amazing is the increased backswing turn I can now make with the benefit of his stretching exercises. My golf coach couldn’t believe the improvement.

(James Sidney – February 2020)

Working with you for a short while and the exercise and training programme you have given me is already starting to pay off. I’ve had a golf lesson today and all the figures are showing an increase in ball speed and distance. It’s great to see and thank you for the very specific areas we are working on. Excellent job John thanks

(Chris Foster – January 2020)

Very professional and thorough. He identified a couple of areas that need work to improve and develop the golf swing. Looking forward to working with John who obviously knows his stuff especially with the golf swing mechanics. If you are serious about golf and want to explore every avenue to find an advantage John is your man.

(Chris Foster – October 2019)

I recently used the expertise of the physiotherapist based at Northcliffe Golf club for a shoulder problem preventing me from playing golf. I found John’s encouragement and professionalism helped me to have the confidence to use the exercises daily which did solve my disability. I thoroughly recommend him to club members should they have any physical problems.

(David Benson – August 2019)

Injured back badly, disc issue. One visit and a program of exercises and back playing golf in no time. Very thorough and knowledgeable. I have no hesitation in recommending John

(Dom Collis – July 2019)

I had suffered from a very painful neck injury for some time and playing golf had made it even worse. Northcliffe’s Golf Professional recommended I should go see John. John was very professional in his approach asking many questions and examining my neck area before he recommended the type of exercises that would help my recovery. I had to be patient but by doing the exercises on a daily basis my neck slowly improved to the point where I’m now back playing golf and enjoying it. If anyone has a golf related injury or just a ‘normal’ injury I would recommend going to see John

(Paul Barwick – October 2018)

Been to see John around 4 weeks ago due to tension in my back and shoulders, the difference from the 1.5 hour sessions has been remarkable and the results speak for itself. Gone from 0.9 to +0.5 in 3 weeks and continues to improve. Would highly recommend John for future clients as I will be returning for further treatment in a few weeks.

(Jordan Clements – June 2019)

My back and shoulder problems have improved dramatically after just two sessions with John. John examines first, explains the problem, treats the injury and then sends you home with a plan of strengthening and stretching exercises, he’s very thorough and his enthusiasm for getting you mended shines out, he basically helps you to help yourself! I would definitely recommend!!

(Andy Scully – January 2020)

After a thorough history and examination I came away feeling positive about improving my mobility and health. Cannot recommend John enough. Very professional and put me at ease and made me think that I can get to where I need to be if I follow the exercise plan he has given me.

(Diane Moffatt – January 2020)

Having been discharged from the NHS with minimal physio after sales, asked John to help, best decision, very thorough and has found the way forward, work in progress, thanks John.

(Tim Stayman – November 2019)

100% the best physiotherapist I’ve ever been to. Having had several injuries over the years I have had my fair share of physiotherapy treatment. I snapped my patella tendon a year ago and I have really struggled lately with muscle wastage and weakness.. John’s lower limb assessment was extremely thorough.. he quickly identified the problem and gave me plenty of advice and exercises to do in order to get me back to normal.. his enthusiasm and assurance that with a bit of work and help from himself I can be fully fit again was exactly what I needed to spur me on.. cant recommend him enough.

(Danny Kenehan – November 2019)

Very happy with service had my 1st session, helped me a lot on my back next day felt a lot better will be going again thanks John.

(Paul Dewhirst – October 2019)

I have had a lot of pain in my right shoulder for some time. But after seeing John for two sessions and doing the exercises he asked me to do throughout the week I am now seeing a big improvement’

(Tony Spivey – October 2019)

I went to see John recently as a knee injury from the previous year is still causing me problems and affecting my golf play. John was very professional and knowledgeable and explained everything very clearly. He quickly identified my problem and suggested exercises and treatments, to help with golf and general improvement of my problem. I felt very confident in following his advice. To have the physio clinic at Northcliffe is really good, and as a golfer himself, John understands all the physical needs required for golf. I would highly recommend him to others, and hope his business at Northcliffe continues to develop well.

(Anne Davy – September 2019)

John spent time listening to me in order to understand my back story and future needs. He then talked through his analysis of what I had described and his plan of action. He then worked on the areas causing discomfort and gave me some exercises to do at home. I left feeling more flexible and with the confidence to continue working at home. I would definitely recommend him and will be back.

(Deane Narayn-Lee – August 2019)

Have had three sessions from John for lower back pain, gives you a thorough examination and action plan of exercises. Would highly recommend John.

(Alan Smith – July 2019)

Saw John last week for an elbow issue. I was treated for tennis elbow, feels so much better straight away. Would definitely recommend!!

(Rob Firth – September 2018)

Highly recommend John. Over a couple of sessions he sorted out a long term knee injury that’s been going on for years.

(Darren Moffatt – August 2018)

I first met John about 3 months back when I took my mum to see him. She was visiting and had was in dreadful discomfort. He was excellent and really thorough. Needless to say, Mum was very happy. I have been struggling on and off with an issue for almost 4 weeks. I kept thinking it was going to improve, but time has gone by and it hasn’t. To the extent it was waking me up through the night and making me feel quite miserable. I rang John up, and he saw me today. I’m sat here on my sofa, having finished work at 9pm tonight and already feel tonnes better. The ‘toothache’ nerve sensation I have been suffering down my left shoulder seems to have disappeared . It was a very thorough session today. After going through all the formalities, John massaged the affected area. Already I can’t believe the difference. I received my list of exercises to do in the meantime. I would highly recommend John. He makes you feel at ease, very professional and has a great sense of humour too.

(Samantha Deen – January 2020)

I have been to see John for 2 appointments so far and the pain in my back, shoulders and neck has greatly improved. I have suffered on and off for many years and have never had much success with previous treatment. I am delighted with the great improvement I’ve already benefited from. Another appointment booked! Highly recommended.

(Sarah Radivan – January 2020)

What a great find Northcliffe physiotherapy was. After 4 weeks suffering with a trapped nerve in my neck and after just 1 session with John the pain is already reducing and I am so much more mobile than I was. John has a wealth of knowledge and really does know his stuff, fully explaining everything as he goes along. I left with plenty of exercises to do in between appointments to help, Thanks John Cockram!

(Claire Shinkins – June 2019)

My husband Paul had some treatment for a sore neck, pain level was a 10 but after seeing John pain was at 0. Very thorough, cannot recommend him highly enough.

(Basia Devenney – February 2019)

John has treated, very successfully, both myself in recovering from a broken Tibia and Fibula following a ski accident and my husband Russell with ongoing back problems. John is very knowledgeable and provided us with individual exercise programmes, advice on how to manage and progress independently with our recovery. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to friends and colleagues should the need arise.

(Gillian Coates – October 2020)

John is extremely knowledgeable on all areas of physiotherapy and rehabilitation. I’ve only had three sessions and he’s set me well on my way to strengthening my shoulder instability. He’s also very motivational. Couldn’t recommend enough!Kind Regards

(James Carson – November 2020)

I recently went to see John after a numbness in my left arm; the professional way in which John conducted the tests was great, he’s given me exercises which have helped and referred me to my GP and hospital for further diagnosis. This is the 2nd injury that I’ve been to see John about and he’s been great both times. I would highly recommend him.

(Mark Heptonstall – January 2021)

Have problems with my Rotator cuff through work, contacted John, straight in for first consultation. Very knowledgeable , made a vast improvement so far & given me a list of exercises to keep the treatment working. I’d definitely recommend him. Thanks John

(Mark Wild – February 2021)


Golf Performance Physiotherapy
& Sports Injury Clinic,
Northcliffe Golf Club,
High Bank Lane, Shipley
West Yorkshire
BD18 4LJ


Monday:           10am - 6pm
Tuesday:                    Closed
Wednesday:    10am - 8pm
Thursday:                  Closed
Friday:              10am - 6pm
Saturday:         10am - 2pm
Sunday:                     Closed