Physiotherapy is a non-invasive treatment to address a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Our physiotherapists aim is to restore normal, pain-free movement without the use of medication or surgery. They utilise manual techniques to address joint and soft tissue restrictions and employ strengthening exercises to restore the physical balance between body parts. These therapies are supplemented with rehabilitation exercises and stretches to achieve a pain-free return to activity.

Whenever we are in pain, we want to be seen and get well quickly.  At the Specialist Medical Clinic we offer a comprehensive physiotherapy service where patients can normally be seen every day of the week. Speedy access to our team of highly qualified specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapists, who each have a wealth of experience in the treatment of patients with musculoskeletal problems, ensures you are seen quickly and can get on the road to recovery fast.

What Can Physiotherapy Treat?

Our specialist physiotherapists treat pain and discomfort arising from the locomotor system (bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves).

Conditions such as lower back pain, thoracic and neck pain, sports injuries, ligamentous and tendon strains and sprains, nerve injuries, and postural dysfunction aggravated by the working environment or sporting activities are all part of the physiotherapy repertoire. Unlike sports therapists and chiropractors, physiotherapists also trained to address musculoskeletal dysfunction following major skeletal and muscular injuries such as dislocations and fractures, as well as provide post-surgical rehabilitation.

The Treatment Process

Your initial consultation will include a detailed discussion of your problem, followed by a comprehensive physical examination, and if necessary treatment to begin to alleviate and treat your symptoms.

Patients will receive a full explanation of their diagnosis/condition and an appropriate treatment plan for the proposed  course of therapy during subsequent sessions.  In many cases a home-care programme may also be included.

The Physio Team

At the Specialist Medical Clinic we have three physiotherapists: Joyce Evans, Rebecca Ramirez and Christopher Shaw.  All three of our specialists trained in the UK and are registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. They have been qualified for several years and hold post-graduate qualifications in their specialist areas, which include Manual Therapy and Manipulation, Sports Physiotherapy and Women’s Health Physiotherapy.  Physiotherapists work as independent healthcare practitioners and a GP or Consultant referral is not always necessary.

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Your Specialists

Rebecca Ramirez. BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, BSc (Hons) Sports Science, MCSP

Chartered Physiotherapist

Areas of expertise

Physiotherapy areas of interest: sports injuries, paediatrics, women’s health I have worked with numerous sports teams including netball, football and swimming. Most recently, I worked at the World Swimming Championships and Island Games providing physiotherapy services for the Gibraltar National Swim Team.

Education and professional training

Teesside University, UK

Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

BSc (Hons) Sports Science BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy HCPC registered Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Member of Pelvic, Obstetric and Gyneacological Physiotherapy

Professional experience

I qualified in 1998 with a degree in Sports Science and went on to complete my Physiotherapy degree in 2002. I then worked at the Luton and Dunstable Teaching Hospital where I worked in paediatrics, musculoskeletal outpatients, neurology, respiratory, orthopedics and in the limb fitting center. I then returned to Gibraltar and took up a senior II post at the physiotherapy department in the GHA. I worked as a senior II Physiotherapist in the GHA where I worked primarily in paediatrics in my latter years there. In 2017 I left the GHA to work in private practice and further pursue work in sports injury management as well as women's health.

Languages spoken

English Spanish


interest in all things sports related and love to read sports biography books. Getting an insight into the psyche behind elite athletes fascinates me.

Passion fuels my journey as a Physiotherapist, I am dedicated to delivering exceptional high value patient centered care and results-driven treatment. Through patient education, advice, empowerment and active participation in the treatment process, I ensure that every step of your treatment leads you towards your optimal health and well-being. "

Nicole Norton


Areas of expertise

Unique fusion of two specialties, combining, functional assessment, through movement analysis, therapeutic exercises, manual therapy and modalities. Restoring a patients optimal functionality, regaining their power of movement and contributing to the enhancement of sporting performance.

Education and professional training

BSc in Sports Therapy at the University of Central Lancashire, where she achieved a 1st Class Honours and further Postgraduate MSc in Physiotherapy.

Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

BSc Hons Sports Therapy. MSc Physiotherapy. Advanced Dry Needling and Medical Acupuncture. Level 4 Sports Massage and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage. Kinesio Taping and Sports Strapping. Elite Athlete Surgery Recovery Management. Level 3 Sports First Aid.

Professional experience

HCPC Registered Physiotherapist and Gibraltar Medical Board Certified. Physiotherapist for Gibraltar Rugby, Cricket and Gibraltar Football Association. Extensive experience in several Semi-Professional and Elite Sports Clubs in UK. Physiotherapist experience in Major Trauma, Orthopaedics and MSK Outpatient’s.

Languages spoken

English and Spanish


Field Hockey, Elite Athlete Performance Enhancement and Acute Sports Trauma and Care