The Team

Physiotherapists

Candice Davis

Candice Davis

Chartered Physiotherapist

  • Why did you choose physiotherapy as a career? I chose physiotherapy as a career as it combined being active and social in a medical setting. I loved all sport growing up and physiotherapy seemed a natural progression for me.
  • What areas of physio are of particular interest to you? I have a keen interest in lower limb issues and spent 4 years working alongside a Knee Consultant as an extended scope knee practitioner. I also enjoy treating spinal and sacroiliac issues.
  • Hobbies or interests outside of work: I love open water swimming and have swum the length of lake Windermere as-well as the English Channel and the Bosporus strait. I’m married and have a teenage son.
  • One interesting fact about you: My head has 2 titanium plates in it…
Charlie James

Charlie James

Chartered Physiotherapist

   

  • Why did you choose physiotherapy as a career? I chose physio because I really wanted to make people better. I decided age 15.
  • What areas of physio are of particular interest to you? I don’t have a chosen area but I really believe holistic rehabilitation is the way forward. I look at the big picture and work out why a patient is using their body in a particular way, and if that’s causing them problems we gradually unpick this. Half my time is pure physio the other half is pilates.
  • One interesting fact about you: I’ve have been to 43 countries.
Fiona Howells

Fiona Howells

Hand Therapist

   

  • Pronoun: She/her
  • Why did you choose hand physiotherapy as a career? Hands are incredibly complex, both the anatomy and the movement patterns involved, and they fascinate me! Our hands enable us to grasp and manipulate objects for our day-to-day tasks, but also express our emotions or touch.
  • What areas of physio are of particular interest to you? I have worked as a specialist hand therapist for over 25 years and have a keen interest in trauma and post-op rehabilitation as well as long-term MSK conditions.
  • Hobbies or interests outside of work: I enjoy walking and travelling, and I am married with 3 adult sons.
  • One interesting fact about you: I used to work oversees in Africa and India on development projects.
Gillian Pink

Gillian Pink

Chartered Physiotherapist

   

  • Why did you choose physiotherapy as a career? physiotherapy was an obvious career choice for me as I wanted to work in healthcare, getting to understand people and work with them to improve physical and mental well-being through activity. I love seeing the extent that this can impact on someone’s life.
  • What areas of physio are of particular interest to you? All things MSK, particularly spines and hips.
  • Hobbies or interests outside of work: swimming, dressmaking, wordle
  • One interesting fact about you: recently qualified as a surf lifeguard
Sam Maund

Sam Maund

Chartered Physiotherapist

  

  • Why did you choose physiotherapy as a career? I broke my foot at 16 and discovered the fascinating world of physio as a result!
  • What areas of physio are of particular interest to you? I try and treat the body as a whole so am interested in all areas but spine and persisting pain conditions are my main passion.
  • Hobbies or interests outside of work: My garden and dog walks are my happy place.
  • One interesting fact about you: I have a degree in metalwork and silversmithing
Zoe Dennett

Zoe Dennett

Chartered Physiotherapist

   

  • Pronoun: She/her
  • Why did you choose physiotherapy as a career? It was my path! I have developed a holistic approach after studying Acupuncture at Masters level and I love to use a variety of techniques including aquatic therapy to enable patients to achieve their goals by restoring movement and managing pain and fear.
  • What areas of physio are of particular interest to you? I enjoy treating a mixture of orthopedic, trauma, sports injuries, and pain management. Also acupuncture and hydrotherapy.
  • Hobbies or interests outside of work: I enjoy an active lifestyle of walking, cycling, sea swimming, going to the gym, and yoga.
  • One interesting fact about you: I use to be a DJ and once played at the Sealife aquarium!
Gregor Ross

Gregor Ross

Chartered physiotherapist

  • Pronoun: He/Him
  • Why did you choose physiotherapy as a career? I like sport, I like helping people and I enjoy learning about the human body. Physiotherapy allows me to combine all these interests and help people lead as active a life as possible.
  • What areas of physio are of particular interest to you? Knees, hips, sports, orthopaedics/surgery.
  • Hobbies or interests outside of work: Running, cycling, triathlons, playing with my 2 little children (6 & 3)
  • One interesting fact about you: I completed the Ironman Wales in just under 12.5 hours back in 2015 (pre-children :-) )
Iain Weavers

Iain Weavers

Chartered physiotherapist

  • Pronoun: He/Him
  • Why did you choose physiotherapy as a career? To help people improve their health and wellbeing.
  • What areas of physio are of particular interest to you? Lower limb, Sports
  • Hobbies or interests outside of work: Football, Tennis, Cycling
  • One interesting fact about you: I also work in elite sport and have a keen interest in sports injuries.
Gemma Freeman

Gemma Freeman

Chartered Physiotherapist

  • Why did you choose physiotherapy as a career? I have always been very sporty and I didn't like to be injured so this naturally led me to learn about injury management, prevention and then physiotherapy.
  • What areas of physio are of particular interest to you? I treat all musculoskeletal injuries. I have a particular interest in lower limb injuries and sports rehab.
  • Hobbies or interests outside of work: I like doing anything that involves being active and outdoors. My main hobby/obsession is currently triathlon.
  • One interesting fact about you: I have recently completed a half ironman.
Michelle Mason

Michelle Mason

Chartered Physiotherapist

  • Pronoun: She/her
  • Why did you choose physiotherapy as a career? I started volunteering at a Riding for the Disabled group (for my Duke of Edinburgh Awards) where I experienced first-hand the value of movement (albeit on horseback) on a person's physical and mental wellbeing. During this time, I worked very closely with someone who had been involved in a motorcycle accident that unfortunately left him paralysed. I enjoyed working closely with him and watching his mood lift and physical independence improve. The journey was so rewarding that I decided I wanted to make it my career which led me to become a physiotherapist. I have since had an enjoyable and varied career that started in the NHS as a rotational physiotherapist where undertook training in areas of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal medicine, stroke rehab, neurosurgery, oncology, respiratory including intensive care, and elderly care. I then worked as an amputee specialist which was incredibly humbling. I progressed to managing a team at a residential rehab unit for service personnel.
  • What areas of physio are of particular interest to you? I enjoy working with all injuries and conditions
  • Hobbies or interests outside of work: Tennis
  • One interesting fact about you: I have climbed right to the very top of the shard (you have to go outside of the building)
Alice Campbell

Alice Campbell

Chartered Physiotherapist

  • Pronoun: She/her
  • Why did you choose physiotherapy as a career? I love being active and believe strongly in the power of exercise and its effects on the body, brain and overall well being. If I can help people become active or keep people moving daily I feel fulfilled.
  • What areas of physio are of particular interest to you? General day-day injuries, sports and the active population - Pilates based rehab - Keen interest in ACL rehabilitation
  • Hobbies or interests outside of work: Running, pilates, travel, good food
  • One interesting fact about you: Vegemite over marmite any day
Caroline Garrett

Caroline Garrett

Chartered Physiotherapist

  • Pronouns: she/her
  • Why did you choose physiotherapy as a career? Before training as a physio, I had various jobs including working in a nursing home with elderly people and also in a home for Autistic adults. I wanted a career which allowed me to include my passion for health and fitness, while working in a caring environment. I chose physiotherapy as it allowed me to incorporate all these things to help improve a person's health, well-being, and quality of life.
  • What areas of physio are of particular interest to you? I have a particular interest in strength and conditioning and sports injury rehabilitation. I enjoy treating all areas of the body especially lower limb injuries and conditions of the hip, knee, and ankle joints.
  • Hobbies or interests outside of work: Anything health and fitness related including cross-fit!
  • One interesting fact about you: Give me a piano accordion and I can throw out a few traditional Irish tunes.
Lisa Cullum

Lisa Cullum

Chartered physiotherapist

  • Pronoun: She/her
  • Why did you choose physiotherapy as a career? I love sport
  • What areas of physio are of particular interest to you? Orthopaedics and Aquatic Therapy
  • Hobbies or interests outside of work: Open water swimming, triathlons, knitting, lino printing
  • One interesting fact about you: I bake wedding cakes
Paul Hegenbarth

Paul Hegenbarth

Chartered Physiotherapist

  • Pronoun: He/Him
  • Why did you choose physiotherapy as a career? I chose physio as a career as I find the combination of sport and exercise, injury management and human biology really interesting. I have a background in sports science, sports coaching and teaching and have played many sports since I was young. Putting this all together into a rehabilitation-based approach to promote activity and injury prevention has allowed me the opportunity to work in the UK, Australia and New Zealand in public, private and sporting settings.
  • What areas of physio are of particular interest to you? Areas of particular interest to me are hip and knee injury and rehabilitation, working as an advanced practitioner in the NHS. I also have a keen interest in adolescent musculoskeletal injuries and having worked with regional and national level athletes. I also enjoy rehabilitating all clients back to their activities and sports that are important to them.
  • Hobbies or interests outside of work: I enjoy playing racket sports, in particular tennis. I sea swim regularly and enjoy paddleboarding, travel and spending time with family and friends on the beach and South Downs.
  • One interesting fact about you: I bake more bread than I know what to do with.
Ali Orchard

Ali Orchard

Chartered Physiotherapist

  • Pronoun: She/her
  • Why did you choose physiotherapy as a career? I wished to work in healthcare and enjoy being active so physiotherapy was the perfect choice.
  • What areas of physio are of particular interest to you? I enjoy treating knees and shoulders and over the last seventeen years I have worked alongside a knee and shoulder consultant as an Extended Scope Physiotherapist. I have recently started working as an Extended Scope Physiotherapist in a hip clinic alongside a hip consultant.
  • Hobbies or interests outside of work: Riding my horse over the South Downs, Paddle Boarding and Cooking.
  • One interesting fact about you: I once spent three months on a Kibbutz in Israel picking avocados.

Admin

Vickie Ryall

Vickie Ryall

Clinic Manager

Our amazing admin team are:

Nadra - Reception and Admin

Sarah - Reception and Admin

Kate - Reception and Admin

Jaia - Reception and Admin

Stella - Finance assistant

    Massage Therapists

    Dora

    Dora

    Massage Therapist

    We are very lucky to have two very experienced massage therapists who both listen to you and your body. Massage therapy involves the therapist manipulating the soft tissues of your body. The soft tissues includes muscle, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, and skin. The therapist varies the amount of pressure and movement.

    Massage is part of integrative medicine. Stride physios often recommend it with standard treatment. It can be used for a wide range of medical conditions.

    Studies of massage benefits have found massage can:

    • Help reduce stress.
    • Lessen pain and muscle tightness.
    • Increase relaxation.
    • Improve the work of the immune system.
      Dominika

      Dominika

      Massage Therapist

      We are very lucky to have two very experienced massage therapists who both listen to you and your body. Massage therapy involves the therapist manipulating the soft tissues of your body. The soft tissues includes muscle, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, and skin. The therapist varies the amount of pressure and movement.

      Massage is part of integrative medicine. Stride physios often recommend it with standard treatment. It can be used for a wide range of medical conditions.

      Studies of massage benefits have found massage can:

      • Help reduce stress.
      • Lessen pain and muscle tightness.
      • Increase relaxation.
      • Improve the work of the immune system.