HUGH JENKINS (PARTNER)
B.Sc.(Hons) Physiotherapy MCSP HCPC Registered. Graduated in 1991 from the University of East London. After working for the NHS and private sector in London he moved to Devon in 1996. He has a specialist interest in treating back and pelvic problems, and lectured nationally to physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors on the management of these conditions. He has been involved with a number of sports clubs locally and has advised business on injury prevention at work. In his spare time Hugh tries to play hockey and enjoys skiing.
B.Sc.(Hons) Physiotherapy MCSP HCPC Registered. Qualified in 1991 from the University of East London. She quickly specialised in physiotherapy treatment for the neurologically impaired person, at Kings College Hospital, London working in neuro surgery and neuro rehab. Whilst in London she completed her Bobath course. She has worked at the regional neurological rehabilitation centre in Exeter, working alongside a Bobath tutor. She now works purely in the private sector helping patients with neurological issues such as incomplete spinal injury, MS, Parkinson’s disease, and after a head injury or stroke.
Bsc (Hons) Physiotherapy MCSP, HCPC, Be.d (Hons) Physical Education. Eliza has spent most of her Physiotherapy career specialising in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Early on she worked for the NHS in Northamptonshire and then in private practice in Lincoln.
Since then Eliza has expanded her knowledge and experience working for trusts in South Yorkshire, Devon, Cornwall and Wales.
A former PE teacher and football coach Eliza has an interest in sports rehabilitation and has been expanding her knowledge in Achilles and shoulder pathologies. She is also an advocate for holistic health and well being and currently works as a life coach alongside her work as a physiotherapist.
B.Sc (Hons), MCSP, HCPC registered, AACP registered.On graduating from the University of Hertfordshire in 2005 he has specialised in numerous areas of musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Originally working in south London and for West Kent PCT, Nick developed an interest in spinal rehabilitation and worked within sports physiotherapy including England Badminton and Sheffield United FC. Since moving to Devon, Nick has continued working within this field yet has a special interest in lower limb rehabilitation and has completed several courses in functional rehabilitation for runners. Nick also completes acupuncture in adjunction to standard physiotherapy. Outside of work he enjoys a number of sport including running, surfing and football.
Grad. Dip. Phys, MCSP HCPC Registered. Qualified in 1987, he has developed a specialist interest in complex shoulders. He works as an extended scope physiotherapist with the shoulder surgeons at Wonford Hospital, and in the knee reconstruction unit. He is a leading clinician in the South West on shoulder problems especially instability issues. He lectures nationally on shoulders and has presented at the British Elbow and Shoulder Society and the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow. He is a member of the British Shoulder and Elbow Society.
Grad. Dip. Phys. MCSP. HCPC Reg. Graduated in 1987 from Cambridge School of Physiotherapy.She has much Musculoskeletal (MSK) and Orthopaedic experience from working in hospitals in Kent, Nottingham, New Zealand and Somerset. She is an accredited member of the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine and the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists; and has had further training in Adolescent MSK injuries.
She divides her time between NHS and Exeter Physio and now works as a lower limb Advanced Clinical Practitioner. This involves working with the Hip and Knee Team at PEOC, Exeter, and teaching within Primary Care.
B.Sc (Hons), MCSP, HCPC, AACP registered. Qualified in 2000 from Salford University, Catherine has spent most of her career specialising in orthopedics and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Catherine has had a wide range of experience initially working for the NHS in North West London and Surrey. For the last twelve years she has worked for the Military, as a sports and training injury specialist, in many locations. Catherine is committed to continued professional development and has almost completed postgraduate training to MSc level in manual therapy. She is also a registered yoga teacher and is acupuncture trained. Catherine has a specialist interest in treating sports and training injuries holistically, especially the lower limb.
B.Sc (Hons), MCSP, HPC registered. Steve studied his Physiotherapy degree at Sheffield Hallam University, whilst working for a private practice based in Nottingham.
Graduating in 2010, he has a wide range of experience and knowledge dealing with sports injuries working with professional athletes in rugby, swimming, football and World strongman competitors.
He currently works full-time for Exeter Chiefs as a senior physiotherapist and has been with the club since moving down to Devon in 2011.
Bsc (Hons) MCSP HCPC Registered. Lisa graduated in 2000 from the University of Wales, college of medicine. She spent 4 years in the NHS in Exeter and London. Since 2004 she has worked in the private sector in Devon. She has specialised skills in manual therapy, having studied at Curtin University Australia in 2006. She is a qualified Pilates instructor. Her specialism is spinal pain and the ante / post natal client. She has particular interest in running and surfing related sport injuries.
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy MCSP AACP HCPC Registered. John has gained experience in physiotherapy in a number of areas since he graduated from Loughborough University in 1996. He has worked for the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust and for a private practice in Northampton. He has strong credentials within the sporting world having worked for Northamptonshire County Cricket Club, England RFU and more recently as lead physiotherapist with Exeter Chiefs from 2007. John’s sports background, physiotherapy experience and knowledge of strength, conditioning and rehabilitation has ensured the swift return to full fitness for elite athletes, amateur sports people and non-athletes alike.
B.Sc (Hons), PgD, MCSP, HCPC registered. Qualified in 2005 from the University of Southampton Adam has spent most of his career specialising in orthopaedics and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Adam has had a wide range of experience working for several NHS hospital trusts, as well as providing physiotherapy to the academy football teams at Portsmouth FC. He is currently working as an extended scope practitioner at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Trust within the orthopaedic knee team. Adam has continued his education through post graduate studies, achieving a PgD in diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound through Bournemouth University and has recently completed his injection training via Plymouth University. Adam has a specialist interest in treating knee and shoulder problems and is a keen advocate of a holistic approach to health and wellbeing.
BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy, MCSP, HCPC Registered.
On graduating in 2010 Tom has worked in several NHS trusts across the south west of England, specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy over the last 6 years. He has worked across a variety of musculoskeletal areas, including working for the Fire Fighters Charity, in hand specialist rehabilitation and in chronic pain. He has a developing interest in foot and ankle rehabilitation, particularly returning patients to sport following injury or post-operation. He currently spreads his time between the Emergency Department and Hand specialist rehabilitation at the RD&E and with Exeter Physio
BSc. (Hons), MCSP, HCPC Registered
Dan has worked within the NHS since graduating from University in Yorkshire and returning to his hometown of Exeter. He is currently employed as a Specialist Physiotherapist within the busy Emergency Department at the RD&E utilising his extended skills in Emergency Care and advanced musculoskeletal knowledge. Dan has worked in sport for several years and currently is a key member of the medical team at Exeter City FC Academy. Dan holds a diploma in Sports Medicine approved by FIFA, has achieved a level one accreditation with the ACPSEM and is working along the MSc. pathway with the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine. Dan has a special interest in acute injuries and the rehabilitation of sporting professionals and amateurs alike.
B.Sc (Hons), PhD, MCSP, HCPC registered.
Bev qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1999 and as part of her degree spent 3 months working voluntarily in Ecuador. After 3 years rotating across multiple healthcare settings she finally specialised in rheumatology and hydrotherapy, taking up her position as senior hydrotherapist at the RDEFT in 2003. Bev has completed a residential course on hydrotherapy and is now the team lead for the service. Bev has been involved in the hydrotherapy service for Exeter Physio since 2010
Robert qualified in 1989 from Plymouth School of Podiatry. He initially worked for the NHS in Leicester for 12 years, whilst also running a private practice in Loughborough. During this period, he gained experience in different aspects of podiatry: general skin care and dermatology; care of the ‘high risk’ foot, particularly in patients with diabetes; nail surgery and other minor surgical soft tissue procedures.
He has a particularly interested in lower limb biomechanics.
Has diplomas in swedish massage and anatomy and physiology. He is a member of the Association of Physical and Natural Therapists and The British Complementary Medicine Association. He offers a range of massage treatments for rehabilitation, stress relief and relaxation. He also offers seated massage in the clinic or workplace.
TERESA DA CRUZ
ITEC qualified in Swedish massage, Sports massage, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage and Anatomy and Physiology. Teresa has worked in both the voluntary and private sectors, providing holistic treatments to a broad spectrum of individuals whose requirements have been both physiological and emotional. Seeing the benefits that massage and associated therapies have had on patients with long-term or terminal health problems has inspired Teresa to take a particular interest in remedial therapies. Her objective is to provide treatments that are tailored to meet the needs of her patients and take into account their total health and well being.,
Has 13 years experience as a massage therapist and reflexologist. She spent 12 years at a local health club and joined us in 2002. Holds ITEC qualifications in Swedish massage, sports massage, aromatherapy massage and reflexology. She is a member of the Westcountry Massage and Reflexology associations and has a special interest in muscular problems relating to physical and emotional stress.
I work as the outreach massage therapist for Exeter Physio.
I provide massage treatments for clients who have complex needs meaning they are unable to attend the clinic. I have 20+ years experience in working with special needs as well as 7 years, varied massage experience.
Outreach appointments are catered for clients with limited mobility and/ or complex conditions which means that a clinic appointments would not be suitable. Massage treatments can be carried out within the clients familiar surroundings either using their own adjustable bed or within a seated position on a stand aid or chair. The treatments can incorporate a variety of massage techniques from deep tissue, sports, lymphatic, hot stones and myofacial release. For many clients massage in this form can help clients with tension from being in a fixed position, improve muscle tone and assist lymph flow. It also provides a positive and relaxed opportunity for hands on therapy which can be used as a precursor to other regular physio manual sessions.
Peter gained his Level 5 Soft Tissue Therapy qualification with the Institute of Sports and Remedial Massage in 2016. His treatments include a range of advanced soft tissue and muscle energy techniques, and focus on enhancing recovery from injury, preventing new or further injury, improving posture and function, and providing pain relief and relaxation. He has a particular interest in trigger point therapy.
Peter works here on a Thursday and Friday
Karen has over 7 years experience as a massage therapist treating various injuries and muscle problems.
Karen offers various methods including hot stones and bamboo as well as traditional massage treatments
Karen works on a Wednesday and Saturday morning
PILATES AND YOGA
Tania has practised Pilates for 15 years becoming a Polestar Mat Instructor in 2006, followed by a personal trainer qualification specialising in corrective exercise. She has attended many workshops including pre/post natal, balance, osteoporosis, lower back problems, the shoulder, and is now trained as a Comprehensive Studio Instructor, able to teach using all of the Pilates studio equipment. She also qualified as an Equitation Pilates instructor for riders.
Tania began working at Exeter Physio in 2010 conducting mat classes and individual sessions. Joseph Pilates initially called his work ‘contrology’ and Tania believes that it is important to use ones’ mind to guide movement when problems have arisen and pays great attention to precision, another of Joseph’s principles. Her belief is that we should have ‘freedom to move’.
Tania has her own horse, practises yoga and attends the gym ‘for fun’!
Howard teaches Hatha Yoga. This encompasses postures and breathing to help improve your flexibility, balance, focus and concentration. It is an excellent form of exercise for people with rehabilitation needs. It is taught in small classes and is a very gentle, controlled form of exercise
B.A (Hons), Level 3 Personal Trainer and former British Athlete. Graduated in 2013 from the University of Bath. After many years performing at international level in both Modern Pentathlon and Triathlon, Katie moved to Devon in 2017. Due to her extensive knowledge and experience she prides herself on going beyond the 1hr session each week by setting bespoke programmes for her clients. Katie believes that a high level of fitness and wellbeing can be achieved without a gym, and as such promotes an exercise regime that can be carried out at home or outdoors. Katie is sensitive to both the physical and mental repercussions of an injury, having suffered a serious road accident whilst out cycling, and will work with your physio where appropriate to aid in the final stages of your rehabilitation and progression onwards.
Foundation Degree Sports Science , BSc (Hons) Health and Fitness, PG Cert Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition. Upon completion of her degree Christine specialised in nutrition for sport and exercise performance and general health and fitness. She has worked extensively with Ivybridge Tennis Academy and has undertaken a number of research projects there, including the use of beetroot as a performance aid and the relationship between energy expenditure and intake. Christine’s work uses evidence based research to provide the most up to date recommendations for clients in order to help them achieve their goals and has a special interest in sports performance nutrition.
BUTEYKO TREATMENT / THERAPY (for asthmatics)
MSc (Ergonomcs), MCSP HCPC Registered Physiotherapist.
Sue qualified in physiotherapy in 1983 from Guys Hospital, London. Following her qualification as an ergonomist, she worked at the Kingston & Esher Health Authority to provide a programme aimed at preventing back pain and other musculoskeletal problems amongst NHS staff. She then worked as a researcher in knee replacement at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. She has worked as a Physiotherapist in London and Devon, most recently at Axminster Hospital, since 2001. Sue qualified as a practitioner with the Buteyko Breathing Association in 2004 and now offers training in the Buteyko breathing technique for asthmatics.
MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION
Trained as a Mindfulness & Meditation Teacher in 2012, and has been running 8-week courses for Stress Reduction and Wellbeing ever since, for individuals, organisations and charities. Diana trained with Zen Master Julian Daizan Skinner and is able to bring both the traditional Zen Insight alongside a modern Western scientific approach to her courses, she is passionate about making Mindfulness and Meditation as accessible as possible. She is also a Mentor to student teachers supporting them through training, qualification and ongoing teaching.
Trained as a Mindfulness & Meditation Teacher in 2014, he is also a Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming and Hypnotherapy. Mark trained with Zen Master Julian Daizan Skinner and prior to training in Mindfulness & Meditation he spent over 30 years in the corporate environment and looks to support businesses and individuals to fulfil their true potential.