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Welcome to Otto Physiotherapy Exeter and Totnes

Specialist Exeter 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 pain killers 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 pain is preventing you from fully enjoying life, request an appointment above or call to find out more. Michael works as a physio in Exeter and Totnes





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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 than 4 treatments to get these fantastic results. Click below on 'Testimonials' to hear the stories of people who have been treated by us;



Getting to the bottom of the problem and facilitating recovery

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 working 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 complimentary 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 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.


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I have created some resources for my physio clients in Exeter and Totnes.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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