All our physiotherapists have years of experience and are passionate about getting their patients back to normal.

The quality of our treatments are important to us in order to restore movement and relieve pain quickly. All 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 regular in house training and external courses.



Deidre ten Cate

HCPC MCSP BSc Physio ACPOHE
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
City and Claygate

Deidre has 30 years experience working in the public and private physiotherapy sector in South Africa. She specialises in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, rehabilitation and workstation assessments.

After graduating from Stellenbosch University, South Africa, in 1990, Deidre worked in a government hospital before joining a private physiotherapy practice, where she gained experience in sports-related and musculoskeletal injuries. After running her own physiotherapy practice for a while, she pursued a corporate marketing career with Discovery Health and the private hospital group Mediclinic. In 2012, she developed an interest in ergonomics, furthered her studies and worked as an ergonomics consultant. She is a registered member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics (ACPOHE) in the UK. Deidre also worked for a company that specialises in work-related injuries, and for the past three years owned a physiotherapy practice in Hermanus, South Africa.

Following a move to London in 2021, Deidre joined The Physio Company.

Through her professional experience, Deidre learnt how acute injuries and health setbacks can be overcome and managed through intervention, movement and rehabilitation. She uses evidence-based care plans to provide patient-centred treatment.

Key Skills:

  • Musculoskeletal
  • Manual therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sports injuries
  • Workstation assessments
Helen Harper

Helen Harper

HCPC MCSP BSc Physio ACPOHE
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Claygate

Helen graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2007 before providing physiotherapy treatment on an exciting secondment across community clinics and Accra Hospital in Ghana. After returning to the UK she worked for the NHS in Physiotherapy and Musculoskeletal posts where Helen treated people with a wide variety of musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, rheumatology and sporting problems. Once she left the NHS she went on to provide physiotherapy services for Mars Chocolate UK gaining experience within occupational health settings including work place assessments within the factory and working with the wider occupational health team to allow people with musculoskeletal conditions to remain in work with the correct adjustments.

Helen has completed post graduate training in acupuncture, gait analysis, chronic pain management, manual therapy and myofascial techniques. Taking a holistic approach to treatment, Helen focuses on understanding the whole person not just their condition.

Outside of work Helen leads an active outdoor lifestyle and enjoys regular Pilates, as well as time with her family.

Key Skills:

  • Musculoskeletal
  • Acupuncture
  • Gait analysis
  • Pain management
  • Manual therapy
  • Workstation assessments
Aayush Yakhande

Aayush Yekhande

MCSP HCPC MSc Sports and Ex medicine
Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapist
City, Claygate, Allen and Overy and Standard Chartered Bank clinics

Aayush has 10 years experience as a musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapist. During this time he has worked in elite sports in India with Olympic bound athletes from boxing, athletics, wrestling and judo. teams and in a Sports Medicine and high performance centre.

He was also worked closely with the World record holder in Javelin throw at the World Junior Athletics Championship 2016.

After the Rio Olympics, he had the opportunity to work as a full time team physiotherapist with the elite women Indian boxing team. During this period he completed his PG Diploma and MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine. Aayush was the core member of the Indian Boxing Team at the Olympics 2021, Commonwealth Games 2018, World Championships 2018, Youth World Championship 2017, Asian Championships 2017, 2019, 2021 and various International boxing competitions held between 2017 to 2021. In the Tokyo 2021 Olympics  one of the female boxers that Aayush was looking after won a bronze medal.

He holds a particular interest in managing and rehabilitating various sports related injuries thus helping in optimal return to play. He believes in a holistic approach with the use of evidence based practice, manual therapy techniques, dry needling and exercise. He specialises in PREHAB – injury prevention protocols.

In his spare time he likes travelling, playing badminton, cricket and football. He was also the captain of his University Volleyball Team.

Key Skills:

  • Sports injuries
  • Sports rehab
  • Manual therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Exercise prescription
Ellesse Newman

Ellesse Newman

HCPC MCSP BSc Physio
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
City, Allen and Overy and Standard Chartered Bank clinics

I graduated in 2016 with a Bsc in Physiotherapy in London. Since this period, I have worked within the private sector and gained experience in sports -specific rehabilitation and soft tissue injury management. In addition to this I have worked in an NHS outpatient and hospital setting. Here I was able to develop my skills in post-operative rehabilitation, spinal pathologies and degenerative pain.

My philosophy for patient treatment focuses on treating the cause of the injury rather than symptom management. I pride myself in working collaboratively with my patients and support them throughout their rehabilitation journey. I aim to promote a holistic treatment approach using a partnership of manual therapy combined with exercise prescription, education and advice. My specific points of interest are biomechanics, tendinopathies, osteoarthritis and lower limb pathologies. I have completed post graduate training in sports massage therapy and joint mobilisations.

In my spare time I enjoy travelling, going to the gym and salsa dancing.

Key skills:

  • Manual therapy
  • Tendinopathy management
  • Sports specific rehabilitation
  • Strengthening and conditioning
  • Dry needling
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.

Key Skills:

  • Manual therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Rehabilitation
  • Workstation assessments

Special interests:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Work related injuries
  • Shoulder pain
  • Foot and ankle pain
Paul Browning

Paul Browning

BSc(Hons) MSc Grad.Dip.Phys. MMACP
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Claygate

With a background in chemistry and biochemistry at undergraduate and post graduate level Paul went on to study Physiotherapy, where he quickly developed an interest in pain. After qualifying he went onto study acupuncture and traditional chinese medicine qualifying with the International Acupuncture Society and became advanced member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists ( AACP).

He worked in the NHS and went on to become a member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapist (MACP). During this time he became an assistant tutor to Kinetic Control, teaching muscle stability and movement control and also taught at the University of Brighton. He returned to clinical practice working in London at Physioworks treating spinal and persistent pain conditions and then in the NHS as a Superintendent / Spinal Clinical Specialist developing the services at his hospital. Following this he 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.

In 2015 he returned to clinical work with his last post as a First Contact Practitioner / Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner working in the GP practices before joining The Physio Company. His main areas of interest are spinal, nerve conditions, long covid, 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.

Key skills:

  • Manual therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Pain management

Special interests:

  • Long covid
  • Spinal conditions
  • Pain
Conor Daly

Conor Daly


Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Claygate

Conor graduated in 2019 from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Since then, Conor has worked predominantly within the private sector in Australia gaining experience treating a wide variety of Musculoskeletal complaints. Conor has also previously worked with Football and Australian Football Club’s and has developed a strong interest in the rehabilitation of sporting injuries.

Conor has a keen interest in exercise and evidence-based practice and endeavours to promote better community health through active lifestyle changes. As a previous football player, Conor has sustained several significant knee injuries and as a result has great empathy with clients undergoing their own course of rehabilitation. Conor appreciates rehabilitation can look different for everyone. Using a client centred approach, Conor uses a combination of both manual therapy and exercise rehabilitation to ensure all your goals are met, whether that be to get back on the sporting field or to be more actively involved with grandchildren.

Conor decided to relocate to the UK in November 2023 for new opportunities and to broaden his scope of practice. In his spare time, Conor loves travelling, running, and playing golf.

Desiree Joubert

Desiree Louw

BSc Hons (Physiotherapy), Physiotherapist MCSP HCPC
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
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. Desiree has worked with The Physio Company since 2017 in both our private and onsite clinics. In addition to her clinical musculoskeletal work she is an experienced workstation assessor.

Further postgraduate qualifications include workstations assessment training 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.

Andrea Parker

Andrea Parker


Finance/Practice Manager

Andy has a strong background in finance and administration.
She manages both the finance and admin sector of The Physio Company with great expertise.

She also makes a mean cuppa!

Carole Hickmott

Carole Hickmott


Clinic Administrator

Carole joined us after working at the Princess Alice Hospice for almost 15 years. She is responsible for managing the physio diaries, assisting patients with bookings/queries and helping with invoicing and facilities.

Carole enjoys latin & ballroom dancing, pilates, long walks and travelling.



Laura Nicol


Clinic Administrator

Before joining us Laura spent 20 years in recruitment managing national accounts.

Laura is responsible for managing the diaries of all our physios, finance and invoicing for private medical companies as well helping with patient queries.

Outside of work you’ll find Laura chauffeuring her two children around or in a Pilates class!

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.

Rowan Anderson

Rowan Anderson


Clinic Administrator
Claygate

Rowan has worked in many customer service/admin roles since she was 18, ranging from private companies and local government to NHS charities and the Science and Natural History museums in London. She attended university in Glasgow and has a master of arts in linguistics. She is also an avid animal lover, if you have a pet she will want to hear all about them!