Are you SICK and TIRED of waiting MONTHS ​​ ​​​​​for the NHS to get rid of your pain? Why wait when you could come to one of the highest rated private clinic in Newcastle & ​​​​​save up-to 65% off your first appointment

John Ryle

John Ryle

Bsc Hons Sports Therapy. Dip Manip. MSST

John graduated with a honours degree in sports therapy. After working in and around the North East sports scene he relocated to Cambridge to take part in a pilot project looking at how we can get more therapists into high school settings. After a year down there he moved back to the North East when he then began working at Shield Clinic.Originally specialising in Soft Tissue work, he then gradually learnt more and more about how the spine works (or the fact that many peoples backs didn't) and began solely focusing on the spine.

Since graduating in 2009 John has been on a variety of courses to help constantly engage his learning and make sure he s best suited to treating spinal conditions. Some of the courses include

• John Gibbons hip master class course
• Kinesiotaping level 1&2
• Diploma in manipulative therapies
• Advanced Spinal manipulation
• Acupuncture
• Low Level Laser Therapy
• Laser Lypolysis
• IRMER Referrer course

John also has 2 kids, Ben and Max, who regularly receive treatment as they are most definitely 'rough and tumble' kids who need their spines checking regularly!

She now specialises in treating spinal conditions and here is what to say about the magnificent progress she has seen with her patients at Shield Clinic

When I first came to this Clinic l was in so much pain l couldn't straight on my back, was on a cocktail of pain killers, l thought this was what my life was going to be like. l saw John who said he could help me and weeks down the road l am able to stand up straight walk without any pain and the plus side l have managed to reduce my painkillers by more than half, and l am so happy. John is a really lovely man, he is very honest with you, l couldn't recommend him enough. The staff are all very nice and helpful.

Ann WatsonRet.

I first went to shield clinic with a frozen shoulder and lower back pain. The frozen shoulder stopped me swimming, doing yoga and also normal activities like decorating. At 53 I had started to accept that nothing could be done, but after 2 visits to John my shoulder freed up and after 12 sessions my shoulder was back to normal with total movement and no pain, and my lower back pain was gone. I now visit once a month or so but I’ve got my old life back. I can’t thank John enough!

Clare Stephensonproperty developer

Visited the clinic for over 5 years. Great staff and great range of treatments allowing me to live my life pain free.

Marc DadyProperty developer

What we treat


If you have any of the problems we can deal with then we want to help you. If you fill out the form one of our lovely ladies will get in contact with you to schedule your initial assessment where we will give you;

✔️ Full Spinal SEMg Scan

✔️ Full set of physical tests

✔️Neurological tests

✔️Bespoke report given in layman terms (not the medical mumbo jumbo)

✔️ First Treatment if appropriate

When you do get the call my team will be on hand to answer any questions you have and take care you from the off. We all look forward to seeing you here at Shield Clinic.

John Ryle. BSc Hons, MSST.

** Disclaimer: We have made every effort to be truthful and accurately represent what we do at Shield Clinic. However, there is no guarantee of results. Your level of improvement is based on several factors,some of which are controlled by us and others are controlled by you. Results will obviously vary between patients. We don’t currently employ any chiropractors or osteopaths.