All the physiotherapists at The Physio Company are carefully selected for their expertise, caring attitude and sense of humour.

The quality of our physiotherapy treatments are very important to us and our physiotherapists hold post graduate qualifications in their particular areas of expertise as well as continuing to maintain a high level of clinical competence through in-house regular training and external causes.

Amanda Harris - Director

Amanda Harris

MCSP Grad Dip Phys HPC MACP AACP Nebosh Cert
Director/Lead Clinician
London/Claygate

Amanda is the founder of The Physio Company

She qualified from Guy’s Hospital and worked in several London teaching hospitals specializing in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. Following this she went onto study to become a member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapist (MACP) gaining a distinction in her final examination. More recently she studied under the internationally renowned Physiotherapists Diane Lee and LJ Lee and uses The Integrated System Approach. This approach has honed her skills treating complex problems by analysing movements of the whole body and correcting faulty movements which can lead to pain.

In addition to previous ergonomic training and extensive occupational health experience at The Royal Free Hospital and British Airways, Amanda completed her Nebosh Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health in 2004. She is passionate about combining her physiotherapy and ergonomic skills to help patients with RSI and other work related pain.

Other post graduate qualifications include acupuncture and Pilates which she uses regularly for pain relief and rehabilitation. Her special interests are spinal problems, work related disorders, shoulder and foot/ankle conditions. She is a “hands on” therapist and passionate about helping patients achieve their goals through manual therapy, exercise and education.

Amanda has lectured nationally to Physiotherapists and businesses on “The treatment and prevention of Work Related Upper Limb Disorders”.

Out of work she enjoys travelling, spending time with family and friends and playing tennis.

 

Tamsin Low

Tamsin Low

MCSP HCPC BSc Hons (Physiotherapy)
Physiotherapy Manager
Allen and Overy Clinic

Tamsin graduated from the University of Otago, New Zealand in 2008. She then worked in private practice in New Zealand treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries including sports injuries and spinal problems and worked closely with sports teams, particularly rugby and hockey. During this time she developed an interest in pain management and vocational rehabilitation, working with patients with chronic pain in a multidisciplinary team undertaking functional capacity evaluations, work hardening training and facilitating return to work programs.

Following a move to London in 2016, Tamsin gained experience working in NHS outpatient clinics before coming to work for The Physio Company at our Allen & Overy clinic.

Post graduate education has included a Post Graduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, spine diagnosis and management, chronic pain management and exercise rehabilitation for cancer patients.

Having dealt with both acute and chronic problems, Tamsin believes in empowering patients to understand their injuries to achieve long term solutions.

In her spare time Tamsin is makes time for travel, yoga and enjoying the excitement of big city life.

Jacqui Norton-Old

Jacqui Norton-Old

MCSP HCPC registered, BSc Hons (Physiotherapy)
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
City, Standard Chartered Bank and Allen and Overy clinics

Jacqui graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honors) from The University of Melbourne, Australia, which followed a Bachelor of Science Degree with Anatomy and Neuroscience Majors.

She has 16 years experience working in NHS Community Services, Orthopaedic inpatient and outpatient clinics and Private Practice settings in the UK and Australia.

Jacqui loves analysing biomechanics and human movement, and by improving these she helps to alleviate patient’s pain and dysfunction. In addition to this she uses a variety of techniques (joint mobilisation, massage, acupuncture and taping) with advanced rehabilitation skills to aid a patient back to their normal functional level.

In her spare time Jacqui enjoys attending Yoga and Zumba classes, walking and travelling to experience different cultures.

 

Emma Higson

Emma Higson

MCSP HCPC BSc Physio MSc Sports rehab
Musculoskeletal/sports physio
Claygate

Emma graduated from the University of East Anglia in 2014. She spent 2 years working in Musculoskeletal outpatients before completing her MSc in Sports Rehabilitation alongside working with British swimming and the English institute of Sport. During this time, she led research based on shoulder pain in swimmers, which was published in the Shoulder and Elbow Journal 2018.

Emma then went on to work with athletes from various Olympic sports teams within the English Institute of sport. She spent a year with British Triathlon working with both the Junior elite triathletes across England and World class program athletes based in Bath. With a keen interest in triathlon herself she completed a half ironman in Mallorca in 2018 and has the goal to complete a full ironman in the future.

For the last 18 months she has been working full time with the British Sailing team in the lead up to the Olympic games in Tokyo, traveling internationally for both training camps and competition. During 2020 she made the decision to come back to her hometown Claygate bringing her sport physio experience back to private practice.

Emma’s postgraduate training also includes Acupuncture and Mat work Pilates and she really enjoys seeing benefit from using Pilates within her physiotherapy practice. Emma specialises in helping patients return to sport following time out for injury, especially focusing on the prevention of further injury through education and rehabilitation.

Paul Browning

Paul Browning

BSc(Hons) MSc Grad.Dip.Phys. MMACP

Paul originally gained a BSc(Hons) in Chemistry at the University of Leeds and then an MSc in Biochemistry at Salford University. During this time he studied and practised T’ai Chi becoming an instructor, developing his interest in health leading him to study Physiotherapy at Leeds School of Physiotherapy. Due to his background in biochemistry Paul quickly developed an interest in pain. After qualifying Paul also went onto study acupuncture and traditional chinese medicine qualifying with distinction with the International Acupuncture Society and became also an advanced member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists ( AACP).

Paul then worked in the NHS and then went onto study to become a member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapist (MACP) gaining a distinction in his final examination. During this time he also studied and became an assistant tutor to Kinetic Control, teaching muscle stability and movement control and also taught at the University of Brighton. He then returned to clinical practice working in London at Physioworks treating spinal and persistent pain conditions in his clients who included actors and professional dancers. He returned then to the NHS as a Superintendent / Spinal Clinical Specialist developing the services at his hospital and then returned to academic work as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire teaching on the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, leading teaching on pain and supervising research with a number of publications resulting from this work.

He left the University in 2015, returning to clinical work with his last post as a First Contact Practitioner / Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner working in the GP practices in Fleet. His main areas of interest are spinal, nerve conditions, persistent pain and lower limb muscle stability and movement control.

His interests outside of work include cuban salsa and bachata dancing, combined with his love of latin music and T’ai Chi.

Desiree Joubert

Desiree Louw

BSc Hons (Physiotherapy), Physiotherapist MCSP HCPC
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (Currently on maternity leave)
London City, Standard Chartered Bank, Allen and Overy clinics

After graduating from the University of Pretoria in 2011, Desirée moved to Cape Town where she started working in private practice. Already a qualified Pilates mat instructor, she also gave private and group Pilates classes which enhanced her skill to correct movement patterns and promote rehabilitation through exercise. During this time she completed her training in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy level 1, which broadened her skills in hands-on manual therapy treatment for a variety of conditions. After moving to London in 2015, she worked in a private practice specializing in the pre and post operative management of spinal disorders and treatment of spinal pain in addition to rehabilitation of sports injuries. Further postgraduate qualifications include training in assessing office-based workstations through ACPOHE, dry needling and rehabilitation for dizziness. Her special interests include lower back pain and acute sport injuries. In her spare time she enjoys reading, jogging, netball, skiing and traveling.

Karina Stead

Karina Stead

BSc(Hons) MCSP HCPC
Domicillary Physiotherapist/Pilates Instructor
Claygate

Karina graduated from the University of East London in 2002 and once qualified went on to work at the Royal London Hospital where she developed skills in a variety of specialities and as a senior Physiotherapist specialised in Neurology. After a career break in South Africa she worked for Central London Community Healthcare based in Westminster. In this role she developed highly specialist skills in Community Physiotherapy working with conditions such as trauma, post-operative rehabilitation, medically unwell, hospital admission avoidance, falls prevention, COPD, Parkinsons Disease, Stroke, Dementia and Palliative care. Karina worked full time for several years as a team lead Physiotherapist in a team of Occupational therapists, Podiatrists , Speech and Language therapists, Dieticians and Rehabilitation assistants. More recently she has decided to work closer to home because of her 3 young children.

She studied Matwork Pilates with the APPI and has been teaching in The Physio Company Claygate clinic since April 2015.

Since March 2016 she has been offering a home visiting Physiotherapy service in the local area for The Physio Company for patients who find it difficult, for whatever reason, to access the clinic and who have musculo skeletal, neurological and respiratory problems or who require rehabilitation after joint surgery or Palliative care.

Sarah McGowran

Sarah McGowran

Paediatric Physiotherapist
MCSP HCPC registered BSc Hons (Physiotherapy)
Claygate

Sarah graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy (Honors) from the University of Brunel. She has 8 years of experience working in the NHS in the UK as well as abroad in private practice and with Charities.

She is APPI Pilates trained and certified and has a keen interest in using Pilates with all populations from adults to teenagers. Sarah will be leading the Saturday morning Pilates classes.

Sarah is a senior specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist. Following 3 years experience in the NHS, Sarah moved to Singapore in 2013 to work at the largest women’s and children’s hospital in South East Asia which included working on intensive care, early intervention and orthopaedics. Sarah has a passion for travel and seeing healthcare reached to all children with needs, this lead her to volunteer with charities as a Children’s Physiotherapist in Peru and Nepal.

Sarah returned to the UK 2015, and has since been working full time at a London NHS hospital treating children and teenagers, in both hospital and community settings.

She has a passion to work with children and teenagers with musculoskeletal conditions in a holistic way, including joint pain, muscle tightness or weakness, growth related biomechanical changes, post fracture or orthopaedic surgery, and symptomatic hypermobility. Sarah is keen to make young people’s rehabilitation creative and enjoyable.

Sue Mackenzie

Sue Mackenzie

Physiotherapist / Ergonomist, HCPC Registered

Sue qualified as a physiotherapist in 1993 and worked in the NHS and private practice. While working as a physiotherapist she developed a keen interest in work related injuries and how to prevent them. This interest lead to her completing an MSc in Ergonomics, studying how we interact with our working environment, the effect this has on the body and how changes can positively affect our health and productivity. Sue has since been working in the field of ergonomics for over 16 years. She has provided ergonomics advice in a range of industrial and office environments – from helping office workers be more comfortable at work through to preventing injuries in a chocolate factory.

Sue is a consultant ergonomist and workstation assessor. She also has a NEBOSH certificate in Health and Safety and an MBA which helps her to understand the bigger picture when conducting workstation assessments.

Andrea Parker

Andrea Parker


Finance/Practice Manager
Rachel Williams

Rachel Williams


Clinic administrator/reception
Paula Clifford

Paula Clifford


Reception

Paula has worked in administration roles for over 10 years, prior to that she spent 10 years in the skies as Cabin Crew. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, travelling to far flung places such as South East Asia and attending exercise classes. She loves Pilates and is studying for the level 3 Pilates mat work diploma.

Caroline Neat

Caroline Neat


Work Station Assessment Administrator
Claygate

Caroline ensures the smooth running of the workstation assessment service for one of our corporate clients.

Siobhan Lloyd

Siobhan Lloyd


Pilates instructor
Claygate

Siobhan was introduced to the benefits of Pilates after she was motivated to get strong after the birth of her two children. She qualified as a Body Control Pilates instructor in 2002 and underwent further training in equipment based Pilates. Her background is in Marketing.
She says, “I love Pilates because it really works if done religiously and deliberately. I like to use various small props and balls to assist the targeting of specific muscles and patterns of movement. I am meticulous with my clients to ensure that they have good knowledge and achieve progress that influences every day of their lives. As a teacher there is always something new which is highly motivating and rewarding when you witness the effect. I have a very inclusive nature and am passionate about effects on both the mind and body.”

Susi Owusu

Susi Owusu


Pilates teacher
Claygate

Susi is an Alan Herdman certified Pilates instructor with further qualifications through BASI and Active IQ level 3.

With over 400 hours of training and teaching she has lots of Pilates experience to pass onto her clients.

Testimonials:

Posture getting better! back pain disappeared – Sarah

Susi’s passion and knowledge of Pilates makes each class so enjoyable and I can feel the Pilates working it’s magic in each class. Plus, my dodgy knee from running is much improved. Thank you – Camilla