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About Us

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Neil Foster was raised in the village of Wivenhoe and educated in Colchester. Upon leaving school Neil became a professional cricketer with Essex in 1980. In a career spanning 14 seasons Neil went on to represent England in 29 test matches and 48 one-day international matches and taking over 1,000 wickets in all first class cricket in that time. Unfortunately, during his cricket career Neil suffered many injuries especially to the knees and back and this led to an early retirement after numerous orthopaedic operations. This record of injury led to Neil's initial interest in physiotherapy. The cricket section contains more information on Neil's cricketing career.

In 1999 Neil began studying at the Colchester Institute and graduated in June 2003 having gained an Honours Degree in Physiotherapy, awarded by Hertfordshire University. Neil is a member of both the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) and the Organisation of Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice (OCPPP). Neil's main clinic is run from East Bergholt in the Dedham Vale but he also runs clinics in Clacton-on-Sea and Colchester.

Some of the conditions treated by Foster Physiotherapy clinics are:

In the summer months Neil is still involved in coaching cricket and working with Essex County Cricket Club where he is physiotherapist for the second eleven.

Neil lives in East Bergholt and is married to Lorraine and they have with 3 children and a dog named Bella.