She has always had a keen interest in the mechanics of the body, and has worked in musculoskeletal rehabilitation, sports injuries, chronic pain management and hydrotherapy from the outset. She always keen to help her patients get to the root cause of their problem, and therefore help to prevent future injuries, through correction of imbalances within the body, and correct biomechanics.
Hayley trained in 2003 as an acupuncturist, which she has found an excellent tool to aid pain relief and help speed up recovery from injury. More recently she has become fascinated with the human myofascial system and has trained in myofascial release techniques. Hayley also became a qualified yoga teacher to both adults and children in the last few years so will advise on the safest and most effective ways to stretch.
Hayley is a keen skier, having done 5 winter seasons in Meribel, France, so is happy to advise and share stories on all things skiing related.
As a yoga teacher, Hayley is passionate about the benefits of yoga for all. In her much younger years Hayley played junior county badminton for Gloucestershire, and for Manchester University. She loves the great outdoors, and enjoys walking with her dog.
After completing her junior rotational training at Cardiff, she went on to work in Canada.
Here Jane gained lots of experience working with amputees, where the patients were followed through from surgery to discharge, so included extensive fitness, exercise and gait rehabilitation. Skills which Jane still draws upon today.
Whilst at Cardiff, Jane worked with some of the very first anterior cruciate reconstruction surgery, and this sparked her ongoing interest and extensive knowledge of knees and their rehabilitation post- surgery.
On returning from Canada, Jane joined the knee team at Westhill hospital, Dartford, where she worked closely with the knee consultants, and the rehabilitation of pre and post operative knees.
Prior to joining Cheltenham Physiotherapy Clinic Jane worked as the extended scope practitioner in the knee clinic at Cheltenham General Hospital, where she was involved with diagnosis and triage of all types of knee injuries.
In recent years Jane has developed a further interest in tendon injuries, and has attended courses to learn about the current thinking and management of tendon problems, for example shoulder, Achilles, elbow and patella.
She is also a trained Ossur fitter for ACL and osteoarthritic knee braces.
Jane is a keen skier and squash player, enjoys the theatre and loves to cook.
Elaine is a clinical specialist in shoulder physiotherapy with 16 years’ experience. She qualified from Coventry University in 1999 with a
1st class honours degree in physiotherapy, then went on to complete a
post graduate clinical training, becoming a member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) in 2007. Having gained her Masters degree in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy from Cardiff University in
2011 she then returned to Coventry for a further masters module in injection therapy in 2014.
Elaine is also a qualified acupuncturist.
Since 2004 Elaine has worked for Gloucestershire NHS Foundation Trust and works almost exclusively with shoulder patients, treating a full spectrum of conditions.
Outside the NHS she has experience in a variety of elite sporting environments including rugby, cricket, football and basketball.
Elaine is a member of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS) and the European Society of Shoulder & Elbow Rehabilitation (EUSSER).
Elaine places evidenced based practice at the heart of her physiotherapy, combined with communication, education and patient empowerment to provide the very best treatment and advice.
She has developed a special interest in neurology, specifically in the treatment of a range of conditions such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease and head injury.
Jackie worked at Guys, the Royal London and the Royal Free hospitals, treating both inpatients and working in the community.
When she first moved to Cheltenham she worked at the Leonard Cheshire home for 2 years as a neurophysiotherapist.
Jackie has attended various specialist training courses including Bobath and Normal Movement.
She is able to see patients in the clinic, in their own homes or at nursing homes.
Treatment involves on going rehabilitation, including postural advice, and with guidance for relatives and carers, to help the patient reach their potential.
In her spare time Jackie like to keep fit, and enjoys running, yoga, cycling and walking the family Labrador Daisy
She works with patients who have dysfunctional breathing patterns and hyperventilation syndrome, as well as other respiratory diseases such as bronchiectasis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Hannah applies a variety of different treatment methods such as breathing control, chest clearance techniques and relaxation, alongside education and advice to ensure patients fully understand their condition and enable successful self-management. With these tools, patients can gain benefits of increased exercise tolerance and improved sleep, as well as a reduction in anxiety and depression, leading to an overall improvement in their quality of life.
Outside of work, Hannah is a committed member of British Military Fitness and trains 3 times a week. She is also a keen runner who completed the 2015 London marathon and is taking part in a number of mud runs this year.
He initially gained valuable experience as a pitch side and rehab physiotherapist with university and amateur rugby teams, then moving to the NHS to complete his rotational placements across a broad range of specialties. During this time he was able to run and manage an ACL and lower limb rehab programme, as well as being the exercise promotion champion at Gloucester Royal Hospital.
Jon loves the outdoors and during September 2015 he joined a team of medical researchers on a trip to Mount Elbus in Russia. The aim of the research was to examine a link between baseline physiological capacity and the risk of developing acute mountain sickness, so building on existing research findings.
Jon has a desire to push the achievements of the human body, through training and hard work, and regularly uses current research findings to enhance his knowledge. He runs an independent gym specialising in maximum performance, and has treated and worked with GB and sponsored professional climbers. Jon is also involved with screening international athletes.
Outside of physiotherapy Jon is a keen climber and mountaineer, which propel him to train and achieve his physical potential. He holds the summer mountain leader and outdoor climbing qualifications. He has instructed in many sport disciplines from mountain leading and climbing, to spinning and gym instructing right through to kayaking and archery.
With an ability to focus and reach his own goals, he has the skills to help motivate you to achieve yours.
Over the years she has been involved in triathlons, ironman competitions, horse riding and eventing both on a competitive level and as a hobby.
Sally found herself in need of continuous body maintenance and massage and this gave her the inspiration and drive to learn about
different massage techniques in order to help herself and others achieve their goals.
Sally has worked with Chiropractors and Physiotherapists for several years. She has developed and specialised
in sports massage, the Bowen Technique and Myofascial release. More recently she has also qualified in hot stone massage.
She is a qualified Advanced Sports Massage Therapist, Advanced Sports Stretching Techniques, Advanced Myofascial Release
and Sport and The Bowen Technique. Sally is a full member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists.
She has experience of working with a wide range of individuals from the elderly to the sporting athlete.
She is able to manage musculoskeletal dysfunctions through the use of exercise prescription and education of the condition, and compliments this with the use of joint mobilisations and sports massage.
Megan’s special area of interest and expertise lie in the knowledge of Pilates, having completed matwork levels 1, 2 and 3, and this proves a valuable tool for regaining core control and stability in a wide range of injuries, but especially with back pain. She is also trained in McKenzie mechanical diagnosis and therapy, which is a useful tool for the treatment of spinal pain and dysfunction.
Megan always tries to ensure assessment and treatment sessions are centred round the individual’s personal goals, to provide bespoke rehabilitation.
In her spare time, Megan enjoys keeping fit with cycling, badminton and the occasional country walk. She is a keen traveller and looks to see as much of the world as possible.
She has worked in a variety of hospitals and clinical settings in Neath, Gloucester and Cheltenham, and has gained experience in various specialist areas including respiratory, mental health, musculoskeletal, trauma and orthopaedics and elderly rehabilitation.
For the last 10 years Jodie has specialised in rehabilitation, particularly in the home setting. She helps patients with many differing and complex conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, dementia, post orthopaedic surgery, musculoskeletal conditions and falls.
Jodie has a particular interest in falls prevention and management, and is a qualified Otago exercise programme leader, an evidence based strength and balance exercise programme to help reduce falls in frail and older people.
She has continued to enhance her knowledge through many post-graduate training days and courses.
In her spare time Jodie enjoys adventures in her camper van and mountain tandem bike rides.
Dee specialises in working with the older patient, enabling patients to reach their full potential following operations, falls, fractures or illness.
She has a particular interest in the treatment and management of Parkinson’s disease, but has the skills to treat all neurological conditions, and those people who may have balance or mobility problems.
In her spare time Dee enjoys playing tennis, travelling, walking and gardening.
She joined Cheltenham Physiotherapy clinic in 2015, where she has become a valued member of the team, having previously worked as a massage therapist in a gym locally.
Alice loves her job, and is passionate about the treatment she gives. She prides herself on making each treatment bespoke the, and will always discuss the best treatment options for each individual so tailoring each session for best results.
Remedial Massage Therapy Level 3 with merit, and is currently an associate member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
When practising as a Chartered physiotherapist from 1987-1995 Sarah specialised in musculoskeletal outpatients and Sports
therapy at a high level. She was the British Olympic Association Physiotherapist attached to the British bobsleigh team for 3 years and attended the Winter Olympics in Albertville in 1992 as physiotherapist to the British Bobsleigh and Luge teams.
Sarah retired from physiotherapy to start her family, but has continued her interest in sport by training as a rowing coach and she holds an Instructors Award for Rowing.
She worked for Wycliffe College Boat Club for 8 years as a rowing coach, whilst continuing her own participation in rowing and sculling.
Sarah still regularly competes on the Masters Rowing circuit around the UK and abroad, and holds many World, National and Henley Masters medals. In her earlier career Sarah represented GB at Under 23 and Oxford University 3 times in the Woman’s boat race.
Sarah is able to offer Holistic massage, myofascial technique, soft tissue release, neuromuscular technique (trigger point) and muscle energy technique, as well as full postural assessment and advice about return to sport.
She soon found a passion for
musculoskeletal and women's health physiotherapy. She then developed her women's health knowledge and expertise and recently completed a Master's
degree in Women's Health Physiotherapy. Kate now practices as a Clinical Specialist with Women's Health. This includes treatment of ante and
post-natal musculoskeletal conditions, shoulder problems post mastectomy and other breast surgery, pelvic pain and continence and pelvic floor
dysfunctions in both men and women. Kate is also a qualified level 3 Pilates instructor.
In her spare time, Kate enjoys keeping fit and her most recent highlight is completing the 2015 London Marathon. She also enjoys playing hockey,
being outside and travelling to new and exciting places.
Louisa has worked most recently in Gloucestershire NHS working as a Specialist
Practitioner managing acute injuries in the A&E Department and as a musculoskeletal
Physiotherapist in the Outpatient Department. She has experience in treating patients
of all ages with both acute and chronic conditions.
Louisa's expertise is in the treatment of all musculoskeletal conditions, including sports injuries,
RSI, spinal pain and rehabilitation following injury, operation or illness. She also has a special
interest in the treatment of back, rib, pelvic and sacro-illiac dysfunction, including ante or post-natal
SPD. She is skilled in the use of manual therapy, clinical Pilates and swiss/gym ball exercises combined
with clear advice and individual plans.
Outside work, Louisa is kept busy with family life and an active dog.