Nautilus Physiotherapy

A holistic approach to Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy based in Lightwater, Surrey

Nautilus Physiotherapy Clinic was established in June 2022 by two experienced Physiotherapists, Karen Brown and Pia Barrass, when the Camberley based clinic they were working in closed Its doors. They had a loyal and wonderful local client base who they were keen to continue to help and found a lovely home alongside Adapt Osteopathy in Mount Pleasant Close, Lightwater, Surrey. They pride themselves on offering a holistic service, not just focussing on your injury but all factors of your health, fitness and lifestyle which may be affecting your recovery.  

Their clients come from all walks of life – from school children to pensioners, armchair athletes to semi-professional sportsmen and women.  No matter who you are you will always receive a warm welcome alongside a thorough assessment, examination and treatment tailored to your individual needs and lifestyle.

We cover Lightwater, Camberley and the surrounding areas

Find us to help with:

  • Sports Injuries
  • Pre- and post-operative rehabilitation 
  • Pre- and post-natal treatment for pelvic girdle pain, return to fitness/sport
  • Back and neck pain
  • Postural or work-related pain 
  • Headaches
  • Home visits if you cannot attend the clinic
  • Pilates-based rehabilitation
  • Sprains and strains
  • Muscle/tendon/ligament Injuries

Treatments may include:

  • Soft tissue massage
  • Hands-on joint mobilisation
  • Fascial release work
  • Ultrasound
  • Acupuncture
  • Exercise therapy
  • Taping

What to expect:

Your first consultation will be 45-60 minutes long and you will be asked a lot of questions about your specific injury as well as your general health and fitness, work and past medical history.  It is helpful if you bring any medical letters/reports or results of any tests or investigations you may have had before seeing us. This will help us understand you as a person as well as any factors which may affect your recovery.  

We have a private and comfortable clinic room in a quiet clinic where your consultation will take place.  You will be asked to undress to a vest and/or shorts depending on the area we are examining in order for us to conduct a full assessment of your injury or movement dysfunction.

Once we have completed our assessment we will discuss our findings with you and work out a plan of treatment which fits in with your lifestyle and activities.  We will also have time to start your treatment and you may leave with some exercises to practise at home. Please do ask questions – this is your time for your health.   You are also welcome to telephone or email us following your consultation if you have any questions after your sessions.

We will formulate a plan of treatment including whether you need further visits and how frequent these should be and book you a convenient time for a follow up visit if required.

You are very welcome to bring a friend or relative with you to your consultations.

Home visits are conducted in your home or we are able to provide a full rehab service back into the community eg. visit to shops or gym to help you regain your confidence.

Our Team


Senior Physiotherapist & Clinic Director

Karen qualified in 1981 from Queens College, Glasgow, and has over 30 years experience working within the NHS and private practice.

Within her initial NHS practice, Karen worked across many specialties in a hospital environment such as in and out patient care, and pre and post op rehabilitation; she eventually specialised in orthopaedics and musculoskeletal problems. Expanding her knowledge she then spent time as Lead Physiotherapist working in GP clinics in the community and treating patients in their own homes. This ended with her working in a hospice.

Following on from her time in the NHS, Karen then spent the next 20 years of her career working across multiple countries and disciplines within a private setting. Spending time across the Middle East and Europe, Karen worked as a Clinical Tutor at Kuwait University, within elderly care in Denmark and, most recently, the clinical lead at SOS clinic in Azerbaijan.

On her return to the UK she worked locally in private practice in Ascot, and more recently Camberley. As a result she holds strong relationships with many of the local GPs ,Podiatrists and Orthopaedic Consultants, and uses this knowledge for onward referrals.

Karen’s varied and broad experience enables her to look after her patient’s problems holistically rather than as a single problem. She regularly performs home visits and can build this into treatment plans if her patients are unable to come to the clinic. She has post qualification in Maitland Mobilisation, McKenzie exercise programmes and Swiss Gym Ball exercises.
Karen undertakes regular post graduate onward study and attends courses to keep updated with current evidence practice.

Outside of work, Karen is married with two grown up sons, who are still very actively engaged in playing rugby. As a result you will usually find Karen on a Saturday afternoon running up and down a touch line providing first aid and physiotherapy to both teams!


Senior Physiotherapist & Clinic Director

Pia graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1995. Having spent several years working in inpatient orthopaedics and outpatients she relocated to England in 2001. She has worked in the NHS as well as in a private hospital outpatient department where she took the role of Clinical Lead before moving into two private musculoskeletal clinics. Pia has additional qualifications in acupuncture and Pilates.

She has a huge interest in how the physical body functions and how it relates to our mental functioning. As a Physiotherapist she believes it is important to assess the entire body, not only the injured area, to identify long-term solutions to mechanical problems and improve overall function and performance as well as solving the specific problems with which her patients present.

During her career she has been fortunate to have had many learning opportunities and developed her skills with the addition of acupuncture, clinical Pilates and Kinesio taping. She has also trained in the field of women’s health including the treatment of pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy using manual therapy techniques and acupuncture. During her time as a Clinical Lead in outpatients she had the opportunity to work closely with Orthopaedic Consultants, Biomechanical Podiatrists, specialist nurses and a variety of specialist Physiotherapists with whom she maintains a good relationship. She also works in a second clinic alongside Sports Therapists, Massage Therapists and a Biomechanical Specialist as she feels she learns a lot being in a mullti-disciplinary environment.  She does regular training to ensure that her practice is evidence based and up to date with current research.

Outside of her clinical work she runs small group rehabilitative Pilates classes and enjoys the company of her daughter, husband and long wished-for Irish Setter. She thrives being outdoors and keeps fit running, walking and with regular Pilates practice of her own. She loves travelling and with her family and fortunate enough to indulge her wanderlust regularly.


Initial assessment to include first treatment: 

60 minutes – £60

Follow on treatment:    

30 minutes – £45

45 minutes – £55

Home visits: Price dependent on time and location

Insurance:   Currently we are unable to deal directly with insurance companies.  However, as fully HCPC and CSP registered Physiotherapists we are able to provide a receipt for any treatment which most insurance companies would be happy to reimburse provided you agree this with them prior to starting your treatment.

24 hours cancellation notice is required or a fee may be incurred.


Book your appointment with us

Pia: 07944 598689
Karen: 07306072843

Appointments available Monday to Friday to suit you
13 Mount Pleasant Close, Lightwater, Surrey, GU18 5TP