Founder Urban Health & Fitness & Chartered Physiotherapist, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Dorset | Urban Health & Fitness

Manny Patel

Chartered Physiotherapist & Director

About me

I have always been interested in exercise and human movement from a young age and explored this further by undertaking a sports science degree, followed by a master’s degree in Physiotherapy. I have been fortunate to have worked as a Specialist Physiotherapist in a variety of settings from the NHS, private practice and the Ministry of Defence which has given me the skills and experience in treating a vast variety of conditions and injuries.

In 2014 I set up Urban to create a fun and friendly community environment where people felt comfortable to exercise regardless of age or injury. As well as empowering people to stay active for longer I have focused on Urban being able to provide a more holistic approach to addressing people’s health problems. I believe that by staying fit together people hopefully will be happier and healthier in their lives.

Over the years I developed a special interest in managing and teaching people about complex back and spinal pain. This hugely complex condition allows me to draw on all my skills, from the hands-on treatment, biomechanics, rehabilitation and the psychology of pain management plus much more.

My favourite quote is...

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."


MSc Physiotherapy  |  BSc (Hons) Physiology and Sports Science  |  SOMM Diploma in Orthopaedic Medicine  |  AACP Acupuncture Trained SOMM Diploma in Injection Therapy  |  YMCA Level 3 Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor  |  Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Trained  |  Extensive Post graduate training and Qualifications

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