Meet the Team

Treating You Better

The Team at Cheltenham Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic

Our specialist team treat a wide range of conditions including all kinds of pain and injury

We offer treatments in a relaxed and professional setting and have helped thousands of people overcome their pain, discomfort or disability and regain their active lifestyle.

Cheltenham Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Team - Hayley Walker

Hayley Walker

Physiotherapist
(Director)

BSc Hons MCSP HCPC Reg Physio AACP
Hayley trained at Manchester Royal Infirmary School of Physiotherapy, graduating in 1991 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy.

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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 is 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.

 

Cheltenham Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Team - Jane Lisk

Jane Lisk

Physiotherapist
(Director)

Grad dip Phys MCSP HCPC Reg
Jane trained at Cardiff University School of Physiotherapy, graduating in 1985.

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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.

Cheltenham Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Team - Louisa Strong

Louisa Strong

Physiotherapist
(Associate)

Grad Dip Physiotherapy MCSP HCPC Reg
Since graduating from St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington in 1992
Louisa has worked within the NHS and private practice
specialising in Musculo-skeletal Physiotherapy.

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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.

Cheltenham Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Team - Jeremy Gowan

Jeremy Gowan

Physiotherapist
(Associate)

BSc Physiotherapy, Csp, HCPC, Spinal manual therapy,
BSc Sport & Exercise Science

Jeremy is able to offer Dry Needling, Acupuncture, Clinical
pilates, Sports Exercise Prescription, Orthopaedics

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Jeremy Gowan joined the Cheltenham Physiotherapy in August 2020. He joins us fresh from a senior physiotherapy position in both a private hospital and a private practice in Dubai. Jeremy is a physiotherapist who gains great satisfaction from getting to the root cause of problems.

He became a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2008 having gained a BSc in Physiotherapy at Bournemouth University. Prior to that he had graduated with a Bsc in Sport and Exercise Science; where his research focussed upon running shoe design’s influence upon injuries.

As a graduate physiotherapist he gained valuable experience rotating through various specialities within the NHS, before concentrating on his chosen speciality of musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Within this field he has enjoyed enhancing many skills including acupuncture, dry needling, clinical pilates, spinal manual therapy, both in the Uk and overseas.

Whilst overseas he expanded his experience working with colleagues from around the world, treating a large spectrum of patients including high level athletes and many work related injuries.

His passion for treating patients comes from the satisfaction of getting to the root cause of problems and allowing patients to maximise their quality of life. This requires tailoring treatment to each patient’s needs, ensuring they are able to not only resolve problems, but also gain an understanding of how to prevent future issues.

Outside of work Jeremy is kept busy with family life, and likes to keep himself fit by running.

 

Adam Couzens

adam couzens

Sports Therapist / Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist
(Associate)

MSc Sports Therapy (2019), Level 5 dip Clinical Sport & Remedial Massage Therapy (2015), BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching Science (2011) 
Adam is a graduate Sports Therapist from the University of Gloucestershire with 6 years experience practising as a soft tissue therapist.

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He has a background in sport and exercise and played rugby to a national league level. During this time he has had to overcome a number of his own injuries which gives him a unique empathy and a desire to help others recover.

Dale Turner

Dale Turner

Physiotherapist
(Associate)

BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy (2018)
Dale is currently finishing his research towards an MSc in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.

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Dale Trained at the University of Worcester, graduating with a 1st Class BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy in 2018. He is currently finishing his research towards an MSc in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and he hopes to graduate from the University of Brighton.

He has experience working within private healthcare and elite sport including experience at The Commonwealth Games and in motor racing. In addition to this he has worked for companies such as Unilever and Warburtons in an occupational health role.

He has joined the clinic part time alongside his role as a lecturer in physiotherapy at the University of Worcester. He is especially interested in using the latest research to deliver the best care and is currently conducting research into osteoarthritis. Dale believes in always making the individual person the centre of their physiotherapy, so that each session is bespoke to their lifestyle and requirements.

In his personal life Dale plays guitar in a band, plays badminton for Gloucestershire in the national championship and loves all things active.

Ruth Henderson-Cash

Ruth Henderson-Cash

Yoga Therapist

YT (Dip), CNHC (YT) Reg, BCYT Secretary, YTA and YAP member
Ruth’s approach is collaborative, where the individual is involved in selecting practices that resonate with them, gains skills in using them, and takes ownership of their well-being .

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Ruth qualified as a yoga therapist in 2016 and a yoga teacher in 2013 (following over 20 years in accounting). She is currently Secretary of the British Council of Yoga Therapists, is registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and is a member of both the Yoga Therapy Association (YTA) and Yoga Alliance Professionals (YAP).

Ruth has contributed to yoga teaching and yoga therapy training courses, as well as regularly attending additional training.  Further learning includes applied anatomy for adapting yoga, counselling skills training, chair yoga, breath techniques training, and yoga for back care.

Her client work routinely involves research of particular conditions.  This includes Long Covid and fatigue conditions, Parkinson’s Disease, Menopause, and specific joint and muscle related injuries and rehab protocols.

Ruth’s approach is collaborative, where the individual is involved in selecting practices that resonate with them, gains skills in using them, and takes ownership of their well-being .

In her personal life Ruth stays active with yoga, gym training, country walks, and skiing- an excuse to get into the mountains! She enjoys listening to music, especially jazz.

Sports Injury during training

Hannah Colgan

Physiotherapist
(Associate)

Physiotherapy BSc Hons MCSP HPCP Reg
Member of the ACPRC – Physiotherapy for Hyperventilation

Hannah graduated from the University of the West of England in 2014 and since then has found her passion in respiratory physiotherapy

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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 likes participating in mud runs.

Cheltenham Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Team - Sue Cosh

Sue Cosh

Receptionist
Cheltenham Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Team - Emma Bowers

Emma Bowers

Receptionist
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Treating you Better

Over 45 years experience treating patients in Cheltenham

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Our physiotherapy clinic based on Bath Parade in Cheltenham was established over 45 years ago and is the longest-standing in all of Cheltenham.

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Hours

Monday: 8.30 - 7pm
Tuesday: 8.30 - 5pm
Wednesday: 8.30 - 5pm
Thursday: 8.30 - 7pm
Friday: 8.30 - 5pm
Saturdays: 9 - 12pm
(by prior appointment only)
Sunday: Closed

Address

Cheltenham Physiotherapy and
Sports Injury Clinic
24 Bath Parade, Cheltenham,
Gloucestershire GL53 7HN