Moira D’Arcy Grad. Dip. Phys. MCSP MAACP HCPC Physiotherapist: PH36836

Moira D'Arcy - practice principalPhysiotherapist & Practice Principal - special interests: All musculo-skeletal conditions including back pain, Women's Health & Pregnancy care, Acupuncture, Biomechanics & Pilates.

Moira trained at St. Thomas' Hospital in London, qualifying in 1986. On qualifying, Moira worked within the NHS at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, becoming involved in the rehabilitation of spinal injury patients. Moira left the NHS in 1990 and worked at Bupa Hospital, Harpenden until 1993. She then set up St Judes Clinic. This was based in Edlesborough for 14 years and was gradually developed into a multi-disciplinary Clinic. St Judes Clinic moved in February 2007 to larger premises in Leighton Buzzard.

As Practice Principal, Moira still has a very active role in treating St Judes’ patients, but she also oversees the development and co-ordination of the practice. As a keen advocate of Pilates, and the importance of stability, Moira has undertaken the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute (APPI) Matwork courses and is a fully certified and registered APPI Matwork Instructor.  Moira is also specially trained in Pregnancy Pilates, Ski Fit Pilates, Pilates for Cyclists and Pilates for Osteoporosis.

As a specialist Women’s Health Physiotherapist, Moira is available for continence assessments and treats pelvic floor and lumbar spine problems, which are often the cause of low back or pelvic pain.  Pregnancy related problems such as Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction, stress incontinence, diastasis recti and pelvic girdle pain can also be treated. She keeps up to date with regular CPD courses to further her knowledge.  Moira is in clinic Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Moira offers talks to local groups and GPs and is a WI approved speaker and is happy to discuss individual group needs - here's a recent review:

On 20 January 2022, Moira D’Arcy gave a talk to the Stanbridge & Tilsworth Women’s Friendship Club on the subject of “Women’s Health – A Better Understanding of the Pelvic Floor and How it Works”.  She showed us several diagrams (amazing how ignorant we women are about our own bodies!) and explained the functions of the pelvic floor and surrounding area and the importance of pelvic floor exercises. St Judes is able to assist with these, as Moira is one of the few physiotherapists, either in private practice or the NHS, who is qualified in Women’s Health.  Moira’s talk was down-to-earth, interesting and informative, and given with good humour. I don’t think any of our ladies were embarrassed by the subject matter. Therefore I would have no hesitation in recommending Moira for any future talks or indeed St Judes for assistance in problems to do with women’s health.

Contact her on: 01525 377751 or e-mail: