Leon Vaughan

Leon Vaughan graduated from the University Of Wales College Of Medicine in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy.

Leon is a Chartered, State Registered Physiotherapist with experience working in the NHS, in private practice, and has worked in GP Surgeries and chronic pain management teams.

His continuing professional development portfolio is regularly updated, thus offering the patient the cutting edge of today's clinical care.

Qualification Year of Graduation
Diploma Sports Massage Therapy (SMA) 1999
BSc (hons) Physiotherapy (UWCM) 2003
Cert. Manual Therapy (Manual Concepts) 2005
PgC Musculoskeletal Diagnosis (Staffordshire University) 2007

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Do I need a referral? Or can I self refer?

Patients can be referred to us in one of three ways i.e. directly by their  GP, a Consultant or you can refer yourself directly to Physio4motion. Contact will be made with your doctor as necessary and a letter sent once treatment is finished.

How Many Treatments are Likely to be Necessary?

This will depend on your specific injury type / case. The overall policy operated by Physio4motion ensures that each patient receives the best and most appropriate treatment – or if your condition is not resolving a referral back to their GP or a Consultant if necessary.

As a guide, the average number of treatments per case is five; however fewer or more treatments may be necessary for your particular condition.

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a health care profession concerned with human function and movement. Physiotherapists are highly skilled, fully qualified state registered professionals who use a combination of assessment and treatment techniques to diagnose and treat problems that arise in the moving parts of the body, its skeletal structure and the soft tissues structures.

Treatment techniques combine: hands-on treatments, exercise therapy, and electrotherapy to reduce pain and to promote healing.  Physiotherapists complete degree courses in Physiotherapy and must be registered with the Health Professions Council to be able to practise Physiotherapy.

What do I need to bring to the first appointment?

This list covers most of the usual items people bring with them to their initial physiotherapy appointment. If you have any other question regarding other items you may wish to bring to your appointment please contact Physio4motion on (enquiries@physio4motion.co.uk) or log a support ticket here.

  • Your usual trainers
  • Suitable clothing e.g. shorts for assessment of a knee injury
  • Physio4motion – Patient information sheet emailed to you on booking your appointment

        (Click here to Book online)

  • Cheque or cash to cover session fees (Link to fees page)
  • GP referral letter (if you have one)
  • Insurance company covering letter (If you have one)
  • Medical Images e.g. X-ray (Radiographs) or MRI scans and reports

Sarahs Story - Falls Prevention (2009)

A simple solution to a scary problem. I am a mid-sixtyish woman who, for the past decade, has fallen a lot. For no apparent reason, I would plunge to the ground, pavement, sidewalk, concrete, or whatever. I received bruises, lacerations, scrapes, and...

David's Story - Knee Pain (2009)

"Having sustained a knee injury at an event two weeks prior to the Cardiff Half Marathon, I was determined not to pull out and let my sponsors down. I contacted Physio4Motion for emergency treatment and Leon’s diagnosis and treatment was swift, which not only got me through the run pain free, but I even beat my anticipated time!"


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Will's Story - Physiotherapy Testamonial (2009)

"Leon is a great physio who gave a thorough assessment and a detailed exercise plan to help me recover from my sports injury. He is able to explain the science behind my injury to help recovery and prevent reoccurrence”

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Jessica's Story - Shoulder Pain (2009)

"I get very tense shoulders and they started to seize up for days at a time, so I decided to ask a physio for professional advice. I am a student at Cardiff University so Leon was very well located right next to the Student's Union and the prices are...

Achilles Heel a Classical Tale


In classical Greek mythology Achilles was a hero of the Trojan War. Legend has it that Achilles was invulnerable in all areas of his body except for his heel which later led to his death when he was shot by an arrow to his heel.


Clearly Greek writers knew of the underlying weakness and problems associated with this tendon and developed these great fables around it. This probably makes Achilles the first recorded episode of tendonitis!


Achilles tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis is one of the most common sports injuries. The tendon which is located behind the ankle can be inflamed by a change in the type and intensity of activity.


Some authors suggest that non-optimal lower limb biomechanics play a role in the development of this condition by placing excessive rotational stresses on the Achilles tendon and that this contributes to its degeneration.


Click Here to Read the Full Article on Achilles Tendonitis

Published by Physio4motion Cardiff Physiotherapy Clinic