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.
In recent years Hayley has also studied running gait analysis, so if you are an athlete struggling with injury, or just hoping to improve your personal goals, she can help and advise.
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.
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.
She has worked both in the NHS and in private practice in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. She developed valuable experience in the core areas of physiotherapy and quickly discovered her passion for Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and interest in sports injuries. Alex now currently works as a Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist at Cheltenham General Hospital alongside her work at Cheltenham Physiotherapy and Sports injury clinic.
She has also worked with amateur rugby teams, providing pitch side support and rehabilitation physiotherapy. She has completed courses in sports taping, Mulligan manual therapy techniques and sports massage, which she uses to compliment other assessment and treatment techniques.
Her experience has allowed her to gain a wealth of knowledge and expertise in a wide range of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, working with a variety of patients, from the young athlete to the elderly.
Alex is passionate about providing excellent patient care with individualised and effective assessment and treatment and to help in the prevention of further injury.
Outside of physiotherapy Alex is a competitive triathlete and plays hockey for Cheltenham Hockey Club. She also has a love for the outdoors and travelling, most recently summiting Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
Annette is a full member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists. Annette’s studies are ongoing and she enjoys attending the supporting therapists group through the Cotswold Academy. She has a holistic approach to her treatment which will involve giving you a deep tissue remedial massage, coupled with care and attention making you feel comfortable and relaxed. Prior to becoming a therapist, Annette worked extensively in the health and fitness industry which has given her a comprehensive understanding of sports injuries, together with her knowledge of a wide range of conditions, treatments are tailored to your specific needs. A sports massage can be adapted to suit all individual requirements and is perfect for work related postural stress which can result in back, neck and shoulder pain. Massage is also effective as a maintenance treatment and aids recovery between physical activity and training sessions.
In her spare time, Annette has a love of the great outdoors and enjoys keeping fit with cycling, hill and mountain hiking. She is a keen traveller and loves adventure style holidays.
Prior to joining the clinic in 2016, she worked most recently in the NHS as a Specialist Practitioner managing acute injuries in the A&E department and as a Musculo-skeletal Physiotherapist in the outpatient department for a wide spectrum of patients from elite athletes to older people and adolescents.
Louisa has a broad range of experience treating musculo-skeletal conditions including sports injuries, RSI, spinal pain and general 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 Pelvic dysfunction/SPD. Louisa is skilled in the application of a variety of manual therapy & soft tissue/myofacial release techniques, clinical Pilates/Swiss ball exercises combined with clear advice and individual exercise plans. She is also a qualified acupuncturist.
Outside of work Louisa is kept busy with family life and an active dog.
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.
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.
Justin specialises in musculoskeletal sports injury rehabilitation. Whilst studying he qualified as a Level 4 sports massage therapist. During his training he has voluntarily worked with both professional and semi-professional sports teams such as: Cheltenham Town FC, Gloucester RFC and Evesham United FC. He has also provided massage at sporting events including the London marathon.
Justin can provide exercise rehabilitation and assessment, taping and strapping, sports massage, deep tissue massage, muscular energy technique stretching, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching, myofascial release and trigger point therapy. His extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics enables him to understand people’s injuries and needs, providing the best rehabilitation and massage techniques for them.
In his spare time Justin likes to go to the gym and play football.