Keiran Barnard

Keiran Barnard – Flex Physiotherapy


Flex Physiotherapy – Please Call: 01342 349365



Flex Physiotherapy was established by two of the leading physiotherapists in the South East. All of our physios are highly trained experts in their field and have published in research journals and/or text books. We lecture both nationally and internationally.

As a team we provide expert knowledge, diagnosis and treatment. We pride ourselves in providing high quality evidence based physiotherapy. Our typical client base varies from those with simple aches and pains, through to the recreational ‘weekend warrior’, to the elite athlete. We provide treatment for a wide range of conditions from whiplash and back pain, to sports injuries, joint pains and overuse injuries. Flex offers a wide range of hands-on and one-to-one physiotherapy treatments including: joint or spinal manipulation, post-operative rehabilitation, exercise, massage and acupuncture.

We are experienced at managing patients who have not responded to previous treatments including physiotherapy, chiropractic and osteopathy and we are happy to offer a specialist second opinion.  We have close links with local GPs as well as local Orthopaedic, Rheumatology, Neurosurgery and Pain Management consultants. We work closely with the Spring Orthopaedic Group in Brighton and Hove, Horder Health and also consultants at Gatwick Park and Goring Hall Hospitals.

If you are in pain and unsure whether you need to see a physiotherapist then contact us today and we’ll be happy to offer advice and let you know whether we think we’ll be able to help. If you are in pain and do not yet have a diagnosis then book an appointment to see us today. You can self-refer and do not need a referral from your doctor. We are registered with all the major insurance providers.

Physio Treatment

Initial Physiotherapy Consultation

At your initial physio consultation, one of our experienced team will fully assess you by taking the time to talk through your problem and perform a physical examination to examine the relevant joint, muscle and nerve structures to provide you with a diagnosis. We will then discuss with you the likely causes of your pain and the treatment approach which we feel is most appropriate. We will also address factors which may be contributing to your problem such as your posture or abnormal movement patterns. In most cases we will begin treatment during the initial consultation. Please contact us with any questions you may have or to arrange an appointment.

Follow-Up Physio Consultation

Treatment will vary depending on your condition. This may include joint manipulation or mobilisation, soft tissue techniques, nerve mobilisation and acupuncture. We will provide you with specific exercises and advice to help you return to full fitness.  We normally would expect significant improvement within 3-4 session of treatment.  If the condition is not improving as we would expect, we will have an honest conversation as to why that may be.  We will not continue to treat if it is not helping and if necessary we may liaise with you doctor and suggest further investigations or an onward referral.


Initial Consultation – £45.00
Follow up Consultation – £45.00
(Payment made on the day should be by cash or cheque please.)

About Keiran

MSc (Manipulative Physiotherapy) BSc (Hons Physiotherapy) MCSP MMACP, HCPC Registered

Kieran set up Flex Physiotherapy with his colleague Matt in 2015. He completed his undergraduate Physiotherapy training at the University of Nottingham in 1998 and completed his masters degree in Manipulative Physiotherapy at the University of Brighton in 2007.  Kieran is a member of the prestigious Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP). He is a qualified injection therapist.  Kieran is currently completing his second masters degree, this time in clinical research.  His publications include various chapters in core physiotherapy textbooks, one of which he co-edits.

Kieran has worked in both in the NHS and the private sector, including a spell working in professional football for Norwich City F.C. Currently he works as an Advanced Practitioner Physiotherapist and is Hip and Knee clinical lead for Sussex MSK Partnership, the largest musculokeletal service in the country, leading a team of experienced and specialist physios.  He has worked in an ‘extended scope’ for the last ten years. He has referral rights for x ray, MRI and blood investigations and works closely with local Rheumatologists, Orthopaedic Surgeons and Neurosurgeons. He is able to list some patients for surgery. As part of his role Kieran acts as a clinical mentor to MSc students on clinical placement. His clinical interests include clinical reasoning, communication, sporting injuries and spinal pain.  He is also an expert adviser to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.

Kieran lives in Brighton with his wife and 3 young children.  He enjoys family life and keeping fit by running and training with kettlebells