Marlene Smith

Founder and Practice Principal / Chartered Physiotherapist
Marléne qualified in 1994 at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Following her training she started her career at 1 Military Hospital in Pretoria where she did her rotations in the three core areas of Physiotherapy over two years. She thereafter ventured into private practice working across South Africa in different private hospitals and practices.

Marléne came to the UK as a locum Physiotherapist in 1998 working across the UK in the National Health in various Physiotherapy departments and treating a variety of conditions before finally immigrating to the United Kingdom in 2000. She settled at Andover War Memorial Hospital for the following 10 years in which time she also started a family. It became clear that her passion was to treat musculo-skeletal conditions and sports injuries and subsequently have been specialising in this area over the past 15 years. During her time in the NHS she joined a specialist group of Physiotherapists, working alongside Consultants doing triaging for knee conditions.

Marléne started out in private practice in 2006 alongside her NHS commitments and eventually decided to pursue and build her dream of a multi-disciplinary clinic with a holistic approach of various clinicians offering a variety of treatments.

She is very passionate about Physiotherapy in general, but specifically about her area of interest and enjoys the outcome of being able to support and to help clients to manage their injuries on route to recovery. She is very keen to develop the business over the next 5 years to its full potential and is striving with her team to give the local community the best service they can.

At Tidworth: Elizabeth Prince (Sports Massage Practitioner)


Mobile Number: 07979643240

Katie Bluff (Podiatrist)

Mobile Number: 07881802386



What Our Clients Say

I’ve been meaning to write and thank you for ages for the brilliant Bounce back course you ran. What reminded me to write was that last weekend I fell backwards on concrete, hit my head and my coccyx real hard, big bruise on both! That evening my back felt really battered and I was worried I was in for a bad time. BUT the next day I was fine! I’m feeling so much stronger all over, knees are giving me practically no jip and my back is so very much more comfortable. It is lovely to spend the day labouring hard in the garden and not to suffer for it!!!! I do 15 to 20 minutes exercise every morning and walk the dogs (my new way of walking!) every afternoon. IT WORKS!! So thank you.

All the best

I’ve been a patient since 2008 when I had ankle surgery. Marlene provided a rigorous, well controlled rehabilitation plan that gave me 100% ankle function back and I have remained pain free since. We have continued to work on other issues arising from my hyper-mobility and the critical thing for me is that Marlene has helped me understand the root causes of my issues rather than simply treating the symptoms. We’ve worked together to strengthen the weak areas and tackle my issues one by one, I’m a bit of a work in progress! Taking the Bounce Back courses have given me a real transformation – the exercises translate easily into real life, over the weeks I was able to use the exercises to reduce my pain so do more and I have been able to apply what I have learned to everyday situations that would have caused me problems in the past.

I think that Marlene is an excellent and very experienced clinician. She is able to explain my problems to me in ways that I understand and she helps motivate me to work on them, even when it takes me a while to get to grips with the exercises! I can now do so many day to day things now that limited me in the past so I’m a very happy patient.


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Why Choose Us

Marlene Smith Physio Clinics is recognised as one of the leading physiotherapy clinics in Tidworth and Andover with a reputation for quality treatment and lasting results. We are a multi-disciplinary clinic with treatments for a variety of conditions and injuries under one roof.

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01980 881861


Nadder Rd, Tidworth SP9 7QN, United Kingdom