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Welcome to Ulverston physio



Otto physio service helps people in Ulverston live free from physical restriction and pain, without relying on medication or trips to the GP. We use the latest and most effective techniques to help clients enjoy life to the full and reach their potential.


Specialist Ulverston Physio Michael Otto offers a physiotherapy service for people who are experiencing long-lasting or recurring pain. His approach is tailored towards people who are seeking an alternative to painkillers and who want to develop independence and confidence with their body. Michael's holistic approach helps you to take control of your own pain. So if the pain is preventing you from fully enjoying life, request an appointment above or call to find out more. 


Want to find out more about what we do from some of our past clients? Then have a look at our Google reviews:


Otto Physio: 4.9 rating on Google Review


I approached Michael after aggravating an old knee injury. Michael explained that I was holding tension in my injured knee which was making the problem worse. He gave me some exercises to help reduce the tension and helped to correct how I walk to prevent the problem from recurring. I was amazed by the results. My knee feels better than I thought it would be possible- I can't recommend him enough!

Tanya. R

I saw Michael for a recent knee pain that prevented me from running any meaningful distance. He had a great manner about him that made me feel totally relaxed. He corrected flaws in my posture and running style which has led to me having no knee pain, as well as an increase in my endurance abilities. I would thoroughly recommend Michael to anybody who has pain problems or would like to learn more about and improve, how they move.

Ed. R

I cannot recommend Michael highly enough. I saw him for two different types of pain - one was a prolonged knee pain and the other a sudden inflammation in my other knee. Michael explained how pain is connected to body patterns- our walking and standing postures we don't even notice - and how by changing them we address the pain. Definitely worked in my case! He also helped to build my running routine, through postures. 

Natalie. O



Recurrent and long-standing pain Recent injuries Running and jogging injuries Sports Physio


Our Commitment

Our commitment to you is to get you better as soon as possible, feeling confident and in control of your own health. We aim to get you back doing the things you love before you know it. Our clients are amazed at how quickly they recover, even after having pain for many years. In the vast majority of cases, it takes no more than 4 treatments to get these fantastic results.


About Otto Physiotherapy

Michael Otto, MSCP

Michael Otto is a passionate and enthusiastic chartered physiotherapist with eight years’ experience working in the muscular-skeletal field. He has post-graduate training in a range of treatment disciplines. He has worked in a variety of settings from orthopaedic rehab in the NHS to work with semi-professional runners and sports people, as well as in a clinic-based setting seeing a wide range of patients with all kinds of different problems. Michael prides himself on being able to dramatically improve the quality of life of his patients.

His special interest areas are treating long-standing spinal conditions and runners with recurring injuries.

Skills & Qualifications

  • BSc in Physiotherapy
  • BSc in Anatomy & Physiology
  • Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP)
  • Member of Society of Orthopedic Medicine (MSOM)
  • Buteyko, Pilates, and Acupuncture, and other complementary therapeutic techniques

Additional Professional Interests

Michael is interested in understanding how injury, psychology and posture come together to produce pain and disability and how to harness the power of these to facilitate long-term resolutions and return to full function. In addition to this, Michael has been at the forefront of innovations that use gentle hands-on techniques to immediately reduce pain and promote recovery.

Find out more about Michael's Additional Techniques

Exeter physio treating back pain

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy or physio is the treatment of nerve, muscle, and joint problems with movement, exercises and hands-on techniques.

Examples of common problems treated by physio:

  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Knee injuries

Physio is also particularly useful for aiding the rehabilitation of injuries that may have been caused by sporting activity such as running, accidents or falls, or surgical operations such as hip replacements.

Excellent Physiotherapy

We believe that physio is at its best when it combines a high-level medical understanding of the body and pain with a range of softer and more holistic therapeutic techniques. This provides a well-rounded treatment tailored to your individual needs which both identifies the underlying problem and unleashes the body’s own capacity for healing to return to full function.

Some of the techniques used by Michael are:

  • Gentle massage and manipulations
  • Movement Analysis and therapeutic exercise
  • Alexander Technique based rehabilitation 
  • Buteyko Breathing and Mindfulness techniques

Through this integrated physiotherapy approach, we find that most patients require no more than four sessions to experience significant pain reduction and improvements in function and confidence.


I have created some resources for my physio clients in Ulverston. These resources are there to help people in their recovery and to facilitate wellness and health. 

Resources for pain-free living and wellness.

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