Meet the team

At London Bridge Hospital we have a committed team of highly experienced Chartered and HPC Registered Physiotherapists. Our Physios have a wide range of specialised skills which enable us to provide excellent treatment. Whether a problem is post-surgical, work-related, or a sporting injury we are experienced in treating all types of conditions.

Lead Physiotherapists

Anna Williamson

Anna
Williamson

Anna Williamson

Anna Williamson

Leads

Anna is the Acting Head of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Anna graduated from the University of Liverpool with a BSc Honours degree in Physiotherapy in 2001.

Anna began her career working in the NHS and specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy in 2005.

She moved to London in 2006 and has worked at the London Bridge Hospital since January 2012. Anna has been managing the outpatient physiotherapy service since 2014 and is now leading the whole physiotherapy and occupational therapy department. As a physiotherapist by background, she understands the need for high quality patient care and customer service. In her spare time, Anna enjoys socialising, gym sessions, and singing. She has travelled extensively around South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and South / Central America.

Katy Warrington

Katy
Warrington

Katy Warrington

Katy Warrington

Leads

Katy is the Inpatient Clinical Lead

Katy studied at Kings College London and qualified with BSc in Physiotherapy in 2007. She started work within the private hospital group Spire in Kent and then in Southampton to gain broader experience in orthopaedics, thoracic and cardiac surgery.

In 2010, Katy moved back to London to join London Birgde Hospital initially as a more rotational post. However, a growing interest in Orthopaedics supported a static position within the orthopaedic team. This particular interest has driven Katy to organise an upper limb muli disciplinary meeting that has been running successfully for over 18months with the support of senior upper limb consultants. In May 2013 Katy took on the role of inpatient clinical lead.

In Katy’s spare time she competes in the national outdoor hockey league for Sevenoaks, Kent which takes up the majority of her weekends and evenings for training. But also enjoys baking, all competitive sports and sun filled holidays.

Ann-Marie O’Reilly

Ann-Marie
O'Reilly

Ann-Marie O’Reilly

Ann-Marie O’Reilly

Leads

Ann-Marie is currently Lead Orthopaedic Physiotherapist.

Ann-Marie graduated from Colchester institute after studying on the part time physiotherapy course. During this time Ann-Marie continued to work as a physiotherapy assistant and worked mostly within orthopaedics and hydrotherapy. Ann-Marie started her career as a junior physiotherapist at West Hertfordshire Trust, completing all rotations including respiratory, amputee rehab, elderly care and orthopaedics. Ann-Marie then went on to specialise in orthopaedics and trauma and worked in the NHS for a further 3 years. Ann-Marie then moved and started her career at London Bridge Hospital specialising in orthopaedics.

Since starting at London Bridge Hospital Ann-Marie has developed structure for the development of the training programme within the inpatient team and is keen to develop the service within orthopaedics. Ann-Marie has a special interest in trauma and elective orthopaedics and is hoping to progress her career by completing a master’s degree in the near future.

In her spare time Ann-Marie enjoys socialising, going to the gym and cycling. Ann-Marie is a keen snowboarder and enjoys mountain biking when not at work.

Emily Drakes

Emily
Drakes

Emily Drakes

Emily Drakes

Leads

Emily is a Acting Outpatient Clinical Lead Physiotherapist and also senior musculoskeletal physiotherapist with a strong background in rehabilitation and particular expertise in running and football injuries.

Having qualified from the University of Birmingham in 2008 Emily joined the team at the major trauma centre for the Royal London Hospital. She completed rotations in neurosurgery, trauma, orthopaedic surgery and hydrotherapy before specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

She became a senior physiotherapist within the trust, developing the enhanced recovery programme for total hip and knee replacements. After 4 years in the NHS she moved into private practice on Harley Street where she continued to develop new skills in Pilates and running assessments. Emily also began her work with Nike at this time, supporting their running clubs and speaking on running injuries at a number of specialist Nike events.

Alongside her NHS and private work Emily combined a long-standing love of football with her career in 2012 and begun work with Chelsea FC’s academy. She has also managed to find time to enhance her skill-set further by studying a master’s degree in Strength and Conditioning which has enabled Emily to better treat patient injuries by applying the optimum training mechanisms.

Emily enjoys running in her spare time which she has now combined with her passion for travel, having completed 5 marathons (her favourite being the Disneyland marathon) and spending time with her family and beloved dog Alfie!

Outpatient Physiotherapists

Anna McAvoy

Anna
McAvoy

Anna McAvoy

Anna McAvoy

Outpatient Physiotherapists

Anna graduated from Manchester University with a BSc(Hons) in Physiotherapy in 1996 and spent two years in the North West, working within a range of medical settings. She then went travelling for a year, and was lucky enough to squeeze in some time working in a top private orthopaedic hospital in Sydney. On returning to the UK she was unable to resist the pull of London where she worked in the NHS specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy for the next 8 years.

She has worked in a number of settings including Hydrotherapy, GP practices, and A&E, where she worked directly with the A&E Consultants in the joint minor injuries clinic. Looking for new challenges in 2007, Anna joined London Bridge Hospital as a Senior Physiotherapist. In 2012 Anna was promoted and became the Deputy Manager of the Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Department.

Anna is a key member of the outpatient team, treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, with a particular interest in work-related disorders and post op shoulder surgery rehabilitation. She also has an interest in myofascial release and practices acupuncture.

She lives in South West London, and spends her free time with her young son and enjoying cycling, playing and running. Anna is also a qualified yoga teacher.

Kelly Delawa

Kelly
Delawa

Kelly Delawa

Kelly Delawa

Outpatient Physiotherapists

Kelly initially undertook a sports science degree which she obtained in 2000 and then moved back to London to study physiotherapy at St George’s medical school. Kelly graduated in 2003 and started her career working in the NHS. She has worked in a number of hospital and GP setting in London and Surrey. Alongside her NHS work Kelly has worked with mens rugby teams. In 2012 Kelly started at London Bridge Hospital following a year out spent travelling across the Far East, Australasia and North America.

Throughout Kelly’s career she has a keen interest in lower limb injuries and rehabilitation. This started at an undergraduate level where she provided sports science support to a professional clubs youth football team and undertook her dissertation reviewing the effect of medial collateral ligament taping on motor performance.

Over the years Kelly has undertaken a number of postgraduate courses including Pilates. This academic year Kelly will return to university to begin a Masters in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy.

In her spare time Kelly pursues her interest in sports psychology, runs regularly and enjoys practising yoga and Pilates.

Lena Redfern

Lena
Redfern

Lena Redfern

Lena Redfern

Outpatient Physiotherapists

Lena graduated Physiotherapy from Kings College London in 2004. Lena started her career working in the NHS in North East London gaining valuable experience in areas including Paediatrics, neurological rehabilitation and women’s health, whilst also working and playing for the Brixton Topcats Basketball team.

In 2008 Lena moved to New Zealand and worked for two private physiotherapy clinics in Auckland. She also worked with both Rugby Union and League teams competing at a National level, enjoying the close relationship you get working with the team and gained an interest in trauma and lower limb injuries. Lena returned to England in 2011 and moved to London to work at London Bridge Hospital. Lena enjoys treating all musculoskeletal injuries from small sprains to major surgical rehabilitation getting people back to enjoying their activities. As a keen basketball player Lena has an interest in helping sports practicing professionals with musculoskeletal problems in order to optimise their performance. She has completed many Post Graduate courses in Manual Therapy, acupuncture and dry-needling, Manipulation and Phototherapy.

In her spare time Lena enjoys socialising, surfing, travelling and still plays basketball for a London team.

Katy Holden

Katy
Holden

Katy Holden

Katy Holden

Outpatient Physiotherapists

Katy after leaving school travelled and worked extensively across Australasia and America for two years. On her return to England she began studying physiotherapy at Kings College London she also worked as a physiotherapy assistant. Katy graduated in 2007 and has gained the majority of her physiotherapy experience at Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT). Whilst working at GSTT Katy treated patients with sporting injuries, post operative patients and also patients with complex poly trauma.

Katy has also worked with Crystal Palace Football club and also with amateur level Rugby clubs and this has given her a keen interest in working with athletes of all levels. She has particular experience in working with patients sporting injuries particularly cruciate injuries and repairs as well as advanced shoulder rehabilitation. Katy enthusiasm for patient treatment and management has lead her to gain post graduate qualifications in neuromuscular assessment, acupuncture and Pilates.

Katy is also a keen cyclist and runner and has completed the London Marathon. In June this year she will complete the Styrkeprøven endurance cycle challenge in Norway cycling 540km within 36 hours.

Lisa Few

Lisa
Few

Lisa Few

Lisa Few

Outpatient Physiotherapists

Lisa is a Senior Women’s and Men’s Health Physiotherapist at London Bridge Hospital. Lisa graduated from St. George’s Medical School in 2005 with a degree in Physiotherapy. Lisa started her career in the NHS at Epsom General Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital. Since graduating Lisa has always had a special interest in Women’s Health physiotherapy, helping to set up and develop services at the NHS trusts where she has worked. In 2011 she completed a masters-level Post Graduate Certificate in Continence and Physiotherapy. Lisa is a member of the professional network Pelvic Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy as well as a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and a member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Helene Bellas

Helene
Bellas

Helene Bellas

Helene Bellas

Outpatient Physiotherapists

Helene graduated with BSc (Physiotherapy) Honours degree from the University Of The Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2002. She worked in both public and private sectors in South Africa gaining a wide range of experience before deciding to move to the UK to travel and work. During this time she worked across the UK doing Locum positions.

She has completed her masters from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh in 2012 (Cardio-respiratory physiotherapy) In 2005 Helene decided to specialise in the area of respiratory physiortherapy and worked at Barts and The London undertaking specialist respiratory rotations for 3 years.

She then moved to King’s College Hospital as a senior therapist working in pulmonary rehabilitation and respiratory outpatient clinics which included general chest clinic, bronchiectasis clinic, cough clinic and hyperventilation syndrome/ breathing pattern disorder clinic. In 2012 Helene moved to a community respiratory service (Sutton and Merton as part of The Royal Marsden) visiting people in their homes, seeing patients in clinic setting and running pulmonary rehabilitation classes.

From 2016 she moved to working at University College Hospital working in respiratory outpatients and severe asthma service. Helene has also recently undertaken training from the Buteyko Breathing Association and is in the process of completing her qualification for this. From 2013 Helene has been working in both private and NHS settings. Away from work you fill find Helene mountain biking, snowboarding, hiking, cycling and anything to do with the outdoors.

Chris Eggleton

Chris
Eggleton

Chris Eggleton

Chris Eggleton

Outpatient Physiotherapists

Chris studied Physiotherapy at St George’s Hospital Medical School, graduating in 2007. He then worked in the NHS at Guy’s & St Thomas’ for 6 years where he specialised in musculoskeletal problems. He worked extensively with back pain, hydrotherapy, trauma and elective orthopaedic, and traumatic knee injuries including ACL-rehabilitation. More recently he worked in a specialist clinical assessment and triage service in Greenwich, linking with podiatry, orthopaedic and rheumatology services, steroid injection clinics, imaging department, and providing shockwave therapy. He is also acupuncture-trained and has completed a number of Masters modules.

When Chris is not being a physio he is busy renovating his house, cooking or triathlon training. In 2015 he proudly represented Great Britain in the European Championships, coming in the top 20.

Aisling O’Malley

Aisling
O'Malley

Aisling O’Malley

Aisling O’Malley

Outpatient Physiotherapists

Aisling is the Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in the outpatient department at the Shard. She graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy from the University of Limerick, Ireland. She completed an MSc in Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy at King’s College London in 2013, which gained her entry to the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP). She is also a qualified DMA Clinical Pilates instructor with experience in both mat and equipment-based exercise.

She has worked in Singapore and London with a wide range of clients including: athletes, servicemen, performing artists, people with work-related injuries, chronic pain and post-operative patients.

She has worked specifically with the Urdang Academy and the English National Ballet School. Aisling’s special areas of interest are lower limb injuries, spinal pain, pregnancy, women’s health and chronic and complex problems. She enjoys working with endurance athletes, triathletes, climbers and those who are competing in multiple sports. She aims to work as part of a team with her clients, considering their individual characteristics to enable and empower them to achieve specific and meaningful goals. She uses a combination of treatments to help achieve this, including hands-on therapies, acupuncture, exercise, self-management and education. In her free time Aisling enjoys keeping active. She plays tag rugby, goes running and practices Pilates and Yoga. She also enjoys eating out and travelling.

Harry Vickers

Harry
Vickers

Harry Vickers

Harry Vickers

Outpatient Physiotherapists

I graduated from Coventry University in 2010 and immediately went into the private sector, treating musculoskeletal disorders. I quickly specialized in this area and moved to London to work in the health and fitness industry. During this time I developed a keen interest in exercise based rehabilitation and racquet sports related injuries. In 2015 I was a physiotherapist at the European Games in Baku, providing medical support for a wide range of sports.

I have also worked at the London marathon on several occasions, as biomechanics and running related injuries are another area of interest for me. Recently, I have had experience of working as a locum physiotherapist within the NHS and privately across a number of different departments. In my spare time I particularly like running, swimming and tennis to keep fit. I love to travel and have recently returned from a trip trekking in Nepal and Southeast Asia.

Abhi Tikkisetty

Abhi
Tikkisetty

Abhi Tikkisetty

Abhi Tikkisetty

Outpatient Physiotherapists

Abhi is a senior physiotherapist in the outpatient department at The Shard. He graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Post Graduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine from The University of Otago in New Zealand. Abhi has worked extensively in New Zealand and Australia with a strong background in musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

He has predominantly practised at sports medicine clinics and hospital orthopaedic departments focusing on pain management. As a passionate rugby follower he has also worked with clubs and provincial teams in NZ. Abhi’s area of interest are spinal conditions especially disc related injuries. He has completed various courses in manual therapy and McKenzie treatment. Abhi has also completed advanced training in dry needling, manipulations, massage and exercise rehabilitation. During his free time he likes to travel with his wife and explore new cities and countries.

Grace Sheppard

Grace
Sheppard

Grace Sheppard

Grace Sheppard

Outpatient Physiotherapists

Grace is a Senior Physiotherapist specialising in treatment of neurological conditions at London Bridge Hospital. Grace graduated from The University of Birmingham in 2007 with a BSc Honours degree in Physiotherapy. Grace has always had a special interest in Neurology and initially spent time volunteering with spinal cord injured patients in The Centre of Rehabilitation of the Paralysed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. On returning home Grace started her career working within the NHS at Southend University Hospital where she gained valuable experience across a board range services including Stroke rehabilitation, acute respiratory care and musculoskeletal therapy.

Grace moved to London in 2013 wishing to further her skill base in Neurology; she worked at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery gaining experience rehabilitating patients who had undergone pioneering neurosurgical techniques. Leading on from this time, Grace secured a Senior role at Northwick Park Hospital where she continued to build on her specialist skill base treating Stroke patients as well as providing an outpatient’s vestibular and neurological rehabilitation service. Grace also has worked in community settings treating patients in their own homes setting up and providing management plans for long term Neurological conditions.

Grace is a member of the professional network The Association of Chartered Physiotherapist in Neurology as well as a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and a member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Neurological Rehabilitation is Grace’s passion and she enjoys providing rehabilitation for individuals needing support with their walking, balance, posture and symptoms of dizziness or vertigo.

Jaya Chandola

Jaya
Chandola

Jaya Chandola

Jaya Chandola

Outpatient Physiotherapists

Jaya graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a first class honours degree in Physiotherapy in 2010. She began her career working for the NHS where she specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and worked closely with orthopaedic consultants. She has experience in treating a wide range of conditions including musculoskeletal dysfunction, sports injuries and post-operative rehabilitation. Alongside her NHS work she provided hydrotherapy for her local National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society and worked with an amateur ruby club.

Jaya’s interest in sports injuries and rehabilitation led her to progress her career in the private sector where she had the opportunity to work with university athletes and sports teams. She is passionate about using her assessment and treatment skills to help her patients achieve their goals and return to full function and performance. She enjoys helping people get back to doing what they love.

Jaya is always aiming to continue to develop her clinical skills and has attended a number of post graduate courses including clinical Pilates and exercise prescription. She hopes to start a masters degree in the next few years.

In her spare time Jaya enjoys playing tag rugby, going to music festivals and spending time with friends and family

Hand Therapists

David Baker

David
Baker

David Baker

David Baker

Hand Therapists

David graduated from Oxford Brookes University as an Occupational Therapist in 2003, and since 2004 has been specialising in the field of hand therapy. He has gained valuable experience working in both the public and private sectors. In 2010 David was honoured a studentship, granted by the national institute for health research, to undertake a masters of research in clinical practice degree. He graduated with merit in 2011.

David has a wealth of experience treating various hand conditions and injuries affecting tendons, nerves, bones ligaments and other soft tissues. He is particularly interested in the treatment of acute trauma injuries following accidents and sporting injuries, but also enjoys the management of individuals experiencing work related upper limb disorders (WRULD), commonly known as RSI. He is proficient at fabricating bespoke splints using thermoplastics and neoprene.

In 2012 David volunteered his hand therapy expertise on a mission to Sierra Leone, Africa, which he enjoyed immensely. This was in conjunction with the British Society for Surgery of the Hand and ReSurge Africa where he joined a team of surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and therapists to offer treatment to local communities. In his spare time he enjoys photography and travelling the globe.

Stuart Simmonds

Stuart
Simmonds

Stuart Simmonds

Stuart Simmonds

Hand Therapists

Stuart graduated from the University of South Australia in 2007 and straight away began specialising in hand and upper limb rehabilitation. While in Adelaide, Stuart worked in the private sector for 5 years, gaining experience in a wide variety of acute and chronic work related injuries (RSI), congenital deformities and degenerative diseases. Stuart was also involved in undertaking work assessments and graduated return to work plans for South Australian WorkCover Corporation and General Motors, Holden.

While in Adelaide, Stuart was involved in a collaborative research paper, Autologous blood injection and wrist immobilisation for chronic lateral epicondylitis, which was published in Advanced Orthopaedic Journal in 2012. He presented the findings at both a State and National level at the South Australia Hand Surgery conference and at the Australian Hand Therapy Association conference.

Since moving to the United Kingdom in 2012, Stuart has gained further valuable experience working in both the public and private sectors. Stuart has spent time within the NHS at the Royal Free Hampstead, Royal London Hospital, St. Thomas’ Hospital, Newham University Hospital and the Horder Centre. Stuart has also worked privately at the London Wrist and Hand unit at the Platinum Medical Centre, the London Bridge Hospital and for Hand Therapy Specialist Ltd.

Stuart is particularly interested in complex trauma, injury problem solving and ergonomic assessments. Stuart prides his therapy intervention on personalised care and strong rapport building. He is very proficient in fabricating all forms of dynamic and static hand splints.

In Stuart’s spare time, he enjoys physical exercise and spending time listening to music. He has a strong passion for snowboarding and surfing and loves any time spent outside in nature.

Inpatient Physiotherapists

Nihar Shah

Nihar
Shah

Nihar Shah

Nihar Shah

Inpatient Physiotherapists

Nihar graduated from Kings College London in 2005 with a degree in Physiotherapy. Following a spell of travelling he began his career in 2006 at Margate Hospital in Kent. After gaining valuable experience in all areas of physiotherapy he moved to Medway Hospital to specialise in Cardio-respiratory physiotherapy.

After 2 years at Medway Hospital he missed London and his home too much, he therefore moved back to London and undertook a Surgical-Respiratory Team Leader role at Barnet Hospital. As the team lead he implementing the new NICE guidelines for critical ill patients. Following 3 years at Barnet hospital and a career break for travelling Nihar joined the physiotherapy department at London Bridge Hospital and continues to specialise in cardio-respiratory care. He continues to pursue his interest in early rehabilitations of patients on intensive care unit, ventilator and tracheotomy weaning.

Aside from work Nihar is a keen traveller and enjoys discovering new places. He recently got married and is settling down in his new home.

René Maree

René
Maree

René Maree

René Maree

Inpatient Physiotherapists

René graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2001 with a four year Bachelor Degree of Physiotherapy. She gained a wide range of experience in both the NHS and private physiotherapy settings. She developed a special interest in respiratory physiotherapy and completed the Care of the Respiratory Patient post-graduate module at the University of Surrey in 2009.

René worked from 2005 at a private hospital in London where she particularly enjoyed treating clients who had cardiothoracic surgery. From 2009 she worked in the NHS sector at a senior level in the treatment of clients with acute and chronic respiratory conditions both on the respiratory ward, intensive treatment unit and respiratory outpatients. She also gained further experience here at a specialist centre for cancer and head and neck surgery. Rene recently joined the physiotherapy team at London Bridge Hospital in September 2014.

In her spare time René enjoys playing tennis.

Anita Roche

Anita
Roche

Anita Roche

Anita Roche

Inpatient Physiotherapists

Anita graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy from the University of Limerick in 2009. She initially worked in Ireland, gaining experience in the areas of care of the elderly and physical disability. After a year away travelling, Anita moved to London in 2012 and began working in a community post in the NHS. Anita moved to King Edward VII’s Hospital in 2013, working in the areas of orthopaedics, respiratory and gynaecological physiotherapy. Anita joined the physiotherapy team at London Bridge Hospital in February 2017, specialising in the area of orthopaedics.

In her spare time, Anita enjoys going to the gym, playing tag rugby, running and tennis, as well as having a keen interest in travelling

Aine Cribbin

Aine
Cribbin

Aine Cribbin

Aine Cribbin

Inpatient Physiotherapists

Áine is the Cardio Respiratory Physiotherapist for the inpatient physiotherapy team specialising in cardiac, thoracic and general surgery.

She graduated from the University of Limerick in 2009 with BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy and soon after travelled to Singapore where she worked for 3 years. Here she gained experience in all areas of physiotherapy before focusing on cardiorespiratory and general surgery as her speciality. She returned to London in 2013 and has worked for 3 years at Barnet General Hospital as well as freelancing in some of the large London Trusts before starting at London Bridge Hospital.

She works closely with her patients to provide the best care throughout their stay in hospital, from pre-operatively right the way through until discharge.

She promotes early mobilisation and fostering independence in her patients through exercise to promote them on the road to recovery.

Áine enjoys all sports in her spare time and is currently playing tag rugby for Great Britain.

Physiotherapy Assistants

Kate Hall

Kate
Hall

Kate Hall

Kate Hall

Physiotherapy Assistants

Kate Graduated with a BSc Sport Therapy in 2009. Since Kate has worked within the private sector alongside healthcare professionals. Kate is now based part time as a physiotherapy assistant at London bridge hospital.

Kate is expanding her knowledge with training and applying for a degree in physiotherapy. Kate enjoys working predominately within the inpatient team across the different ward areas and takes an interest in neuro rehabilitation. Kate will be undertaking a part time BSc in Physiotherapy from September this year.

Kate enjoys all sports and attends a weekly gymnastic session. Kate participates in water sports including wakeboarding, windsurfing and sailing. Outside of work Kate is frequently involved with charitable activities. In the past 4 years she has helped to organise events including quiz nights, auctions, raffles, runs and has also performed a sponsored sky dive and Firewalk.

Nayim Mahomade

Nayim
Mahomade

Nayim Mahomade

Nayim Mahomade

Physiotherapy Assistants

Nayim is currently a student in his third year of university towards a degree in Sport Rehabilitation (BSc) at St Mary’s University. He is predicted to graduate with 1st class honours. On completion of his degree, Nayim aspires to pursue a career in physiotherapy.

Nayim’s degree is a modern vocational programme that provides the skills and knowledge for the management of musculoskeletal injury. His approach to treatment and rehabilitation is based on the principles of applied functional science which looks at the cause of injury rather than a symptom based approach. He is currently undertaking a research project looking at exercises to improve neuromuscular control of the hip to reduce the risk of ACL injuries in female athletes.

In his free time Nayim enjoys the sport of Olympic freestyle wrestling. He has successfully won medals at a junior and senior level in numerous national competitions.

Jatin Shah

Jatin
Shah

Jatin Shah

Jatin Shah

Physiotherapy Assistants

Jatin is a recent graduate from Brunel University with a degree in Sports Science aspiring to be a physiotherapist.

With previous administrative experience Jatin joined HCA in May 2016. Jatin is a conscientious employee who aims to progress into the clinical aspect of working within this organisation. With a big interest in sport Jatin regularly plays basketball, volunteers in youth coaching and is a keen traveller.

Occupational Therapists

Yiannis Alexiou

Yiannis
Alexiou

Yiannis Alexiou

Yiannis Alexiou

Occupational Therapists

Yiannis was born and raised on the island of Kos in Greece. As a teenager he took part in National level athletics which lead to an interest in health care. After studying Occupational Therapy at the Technological and Educational Institute of Athens he was awarded with a National scholarship to fund a six month placement abroad. Yiannis chose to do this at The Wellington Hospital in London where he completed his qualifications and gained experience in a variety of areas including Orthopaedics & trauma, neurosurgery, neurological and critical care and cardiac rehabilitation. Following his placement he was then offered a full time position at the Wellington.

Whilst working at The Wellington Hospital Yiannis completed a Masters Degree in Health Management at the City University from which he graduated with Merit. In 2011 he started working at London Bridge Hospital where he helped to develop the occupational therapy ITU and cardiac care pathways.

Yiannis’s passion outside of work is acting. He has attended several acting courses and graduated from The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama in 2010 with the “Outstanding Student of the Year” award.

Jenny Rodriguez

Jenny
Rodriguez

Jenny Rodriguez

Jenny Rodriguez

Occupational Therapists

Jenny graduated from Miguel Hernandez University with a degree in Occupational Therapy. Jenny gained valuable experience in discharge management, orthopaedics, and rehabilitation in the NHS before joining the private sector in 2014.

Reception / Administration

Salvatore Vernuccio

Salvatore
Vernuccio

Salvatore Vernuccio

Salvatore Vernuccio

Administrators

Greeting you on your arrival and ensure the physiotherapy diary’s runs efficiently is Salvatore.

Salvatore joined HCA in 2008 as an outpatient administrator at Harley Street Clinic. A year later Salvatore joined London Bridge Hospital and gained promotion to his current post of physiotherapy administrator. Salvatore is mainly based at our satellite site at 37 degrees whereby he is responsible for overseeing all of the administration and operational aspects.

In Salvatore’s spare time he regularly goes to the gym and enjoys travelling.

Stephanie Herbertson

Stephanie
Herbertson

Stephanie Herbertson

Stephanie Herbertson

Administrators

Answering your call and helping you book appointments you will find Stephanie. Stephanie has recently started to work for London Bridge Physiotherapy and she come to us with experience of working as a receptionist within in the NHS at GP surgeries and walking in centres. She also has experience working in the retail sector.

When she is not answering your calls you will find Stephanie enjoying cooking, writing poetry or doing karaoke.

Catherine Short

Catherine
Short

Catherine Short

Catherine Short

Administrators

Catherine has City and Guilds qualifications in Catering and Hotel Reception, NCFE qualification as a Special Needs Assistant and a Certificate in Applied Psychology.

Catherine has worked in many interesting jobs, starting in Hotel Reception at Selfridges Hotel. After having her two children, Catherine retrained as a Special Needs Assistant and supported children with special needs in a local primary school. After 10 years, Catherine decided it was time for a change and worked for the NHS at St Helier Hospital as a Physiotherapy Administrator. She has recently started at London Bridge Hospital as a Physiotherapy Administrator.

In her spare time, Catherine enjoys socialising, travelling, yoga, Sudoku and laughing.

Gillian Bernard

Gillian
Bernard

Gillian Bernard

Gillian Bernard

Administrators

Gillian has always enjoyed working with members of the public providing excellent customer service with a smile! She has worked in a range of sectors which include Retail, Financial and most recently in the Education sector.

In her spare time she enjoys travelling and has visited many wonderful places. She also enjoys visits to the theatre and wine tasting!