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
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
City and Claygate

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Deidre is an HCP registered physiotherapist with comprehensive experience in general physiotherapy practice.
She graduated from Stellenbosch University, South Africa, in 1990, and first 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. She 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 recent move to London, 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.
. Musculoskeletal
. Manual therapy
. Rehabilitation
. Sports injuries
. Workstation assessments

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.

(Currently on maternity leave)

 

Helen Harper

Helen Harper

HCPC MCSP BSc Physio
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.

  • 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, Allen and Overy and Standard Chartered Bank clinics

Aayush graduated in 2013 and worked as Physiotherapist for an elite football team based in Mumbai for two seasons before moving to work in a reputed Sports Medicine and high performance centre.

He was then promoted and sent to the National Institute of Sports to work with few Olympic bound elite athletes from boxing, athletics, wrestling and judo. He was also closely working with the World record holder in Javelin throw at the World Junior Athletics Championship 2016.

After the Rio Olympics, he got an 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. He 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. The highlight of the Tokyo 2021 Olympics for Aayush was that one of the boxers on the Indian women’s team 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 (21 countries and more to go!!!) and playing badminton, cricket and football. He was also the captain of his University Volleyball Team.

  • Sports injuries
  • Sports rehab
  • Manual therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Exercise prescription
Joana Carmo

Joana Carmo

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

Joana Carmo graduated as a Physiotherapist from Portugal.

Before moving to London in 2016 she worked in Finland for six months and Portugal for a year. Over this period of time she worked with a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries, sports injuries and post-surgery rehabilitation. She also worked in the clinic and pitch side with handball and football teams.

In the UK, prior to joining The Physio Company, she worked for 5 years as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist for a group of private clinics.

Over time she has developed her professional expertise through post graduate training in areas including acupuncture and chronic pain management.

Her main areas of my interest are biomechanics and chronic pain.

Joana loves sun and good food.  She is a big fan of bouldering and hiking and always ready for a delicious meal or a new adventure.

  • Musculoskeletal
  • Sports injuries
  • Sports rehab
  • Biomechanics
  • Chronic pain
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.

 



Amy Ford

HCPC MCSP BSc Physio
Musculoskeletal/Sports Physiotherapist
Claygate

Amy graduated from the University of Brighton in 2009 and has worked for both the NHS and in private practice. She worked for the Ministry of Defence, treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions in service men. Since 2009, she worked with rugby clubs in National 2 and 3 leagues, as their clinic and pitch-side Physiotherapist.

Amy’s postgraduate training includes Advanced Injury Prevention and Management. Acupuncture and Matwork Pilates.

Her interests outside of work include spending time with her young family.

. Musculoskeletal
. Manual therapy
. Sports injuries
. Acupuncture
. Rehabilitation

Paul Browning

Paul Browning

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

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.

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
Mireia Ruiz Barrull

Mireia Ruiz Barrull


Clinic Administrator

Mireia is our clinic administrator and has lots of patient experience having spent more than 3 years as Medical Concierge at the London Bridge Hospital.

In addition to this she has 6 years customer service experience working in the Luxury Retail sector, both in Spain and the UK.

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.