Our team are at the core of Boathouse Physiotherapy, offering the highest level of diagnosis, treatment and care.
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Katherine qualified from University West of England, Bristol in 2000. From here she completed her NHS junior rotations in all sectors of physiotherapy before specialising in orthopaedic and out patient physiotherapy.
In 2006 Katherine took up a post at the Spire hospital Bristol where she was employed as a senior physiotherapist, later progressing to Physiotherapy Manager. In this role she worked closely with lead consultants to set up and develop the outpatient department.
Alongside this she worked independently in other private practises and for the South West of England Girls hockey team and a South West division 1 rugby team. At the same time she developed her interest in Pilates and Acupuncture.
Since moving back to Reading in 2011 Katherine has worked at both the Spire Dunedin Healthcare and the Boathouse surgery. Outside of work she has two young girls who occupy the majority of her time.
Katherine and Jessica have now established themselves independently and are full time at the Boathouse Physiotherapy retaining the close relationships with the consultants and the GPs. The clinic is set up to provide expert assessment, treatment and rehabilitation to the local residential and business community and to meet the ever increasing demand for fast access to high quality physiotherapy.
B App Sc (Physio)
Jessica is a Physiotherapist with 11 years experience gaining her qualifications at the University of Sydney. Moving in to the private sector, she worked in some very successful practices in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney.
After moving to the UK in 2006 Jessica went on to work in both the NHS and Private sectors. She has extensive experience in treating elite and recreational athletes, patients with complex spinal injuries and conditions, post-operative rehabilitation, lower limb injuries and jaw problems.
Jessica has developed a special interest in treating patients with pelvic pain, especially in pregnant women both pre and post natal. She has also studied acupuncture, a tool she is able to use with great effect when treating her patients.
Through her career Jessica has had the opportunity to work with and observe many of the most respected orthopaedic and neurological surgeons in the Berkshire area. She has also worked closely with some very successful sporting teams including Berkshire County Rugby and Reading Rockets Basketball.
Jessica has a young family and enjoys watching sport and live music. She also enjoys travelling especially around Europe and home to Australia.
BA (Hons) BSc (Hons) PgDip MACP MCSP HCPC
Anthony was drawn to becoming a physiotherapist after undergoing extensive physiotherapy following the amputation of his right leg due to an injury sustained whilst playing rugby. He then gained his undergraduate degree in physiotherapy from Oxford Brookes University before progressing through the NHS to a senior physiotherapist role specialising in musculoskeletal health. After leaving the NHS he then spent several years working in the private sector treating a broad spectrum of patients from sports people through to the elderly.
Anthony is one of just over 1% of physiotherapists who are members of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP). In addition to undergraduate training and clinical experience he has undertaken extensive postgraduate training and, following a robust examination process, reached a recognised level of clinical excellence in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. This means that when you see Anthony you can be rest assured that you will receive the gold standard in terms of examination, treatment and management.
Anthony's approach involves hands on treatment to joints, nerves and muscles. The majority of his treatments are focused on giving specific education and exercise to address your needs and your goals by avoiding a one-size-fits-all approach.
His broad clinical interests are: shoulder "impingement", classification based management of spinal pain, non-surgical management of hip osteoarthritis, the role of the hip in the prevention and rehabilitation of lower limb sports injuries and the rehabilitation of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures.
Out of work he is currently writing his thesis for his MSc in Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and completing a post graduate qualification in strength and conditioning. He has completed transatlantic yacht races, several half marathons, the 3 Peaks Challenge in under 24hrs and earned a black belt in Judo. When not training or studying he loves spending time with his family.
Alan joins us from a Sports Medicine background; his previous role left him responsible for the treatment of GB rowers, GB ironman/triathletes, GB sprinters, GB equestrian and national tennis players along with weekends warriors from all walks of life. Prior to this role Alan has been fortunate enough to work for Reading and Barnet Football Clubs and the Welsh Institute of Sport, leading the physiotherapy for the mens and under 21s squads in their Commonwealth Games qualification campaign.
His clinical interests lie in Hip & Groin pathologies and functional movement. He is also trained in medical acupuncture, sports massage, clinical pilates, running biomechanics and strength & conditioning.
Nehal qualified in 2001. She has experience working in different regions of UK, treating in both private clinics and NHS hospitals, and workplace settings.
Nehal has worked as Team Lead Physiotherapist for Lakky Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic, MSK Physiotherapist for Hampshire Health and In-patient Bank Physiotherapist for Orthopaedic/Gynaecological surgeries at Princess Margaret Hospital, BMI.
Nehal is a highly experienced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist; her skills are manual therapy and Acupuncture for pain relief and areas of expertise involve management of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions including sports injuries, hydrotherapy, falls management and Women’s Health.
In her spare time, Nehal enjoys listening to music running and playing badminton.
Helen graduated in 2003 with Bsc Hons in Physiotherapy from the University of Wales College of Medicine in Cardiff. She has worked in large teaching hospitals in Wales and London where she gained a wealth of experience in a range of physiotherapy before specialising in community and musculoskeletal settings.
Helen moved to the local area to raise a family in 2011 and has continued to work in both private and NHS sectors. Her experience enables her effectively treat acute and chronic conditions in both spines ad peripheral problems. She utilises a range of manual techniques including joint mobilisations, manipulations, soft tissue release, acupuncture, exercise therapy and taping.
BSc Hons MCSP HCPC
Neil qualified from the University of East London in 2005, completing his Junior Rotations at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. Neil moved into the Private Sector at Bupa Sports Injuries Clinic working closely with Sports and Exercise Medicine Consultants treating patients from elite level through to capable amateur athletes.
Alongside the Boathouse, Neil currently works as a Regional Clinical Lead for Nuffield Health, providing clinical leadership for 11 physiotherapists across 12 sites, providing education and clinical support with complex pathologies and presentations. Neil has experience within sport working at Reading Football Club, Maidenhead Football Club and Henley Rugby Club and medical support at events such as the Great North Run.
Neil's clinical interests are in Hip and Groin related pain and feels exercises, done properly, are the best form of evidence based treatment. Neil has attended courses led by world leaders in the field of hip and groin pain and strength and conditioning. Neil has a strong focus on treating the root cause of symptoms, ensuring his clients gain a good understanding of their pain or injury, whilst providing evidence based treatment for immediate and lasting recovery.
BSc (Hons) MSc
Will studied Physiology at Sunderland University in 2004 and Physiotherapy at the University of Brighton in 2007. He has developed his knowledge and clinical skills as a physiotherapist at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, and as a senior physiotherapist at Spire Dunedin.
Will spent 3 years in Kenya working as an independent physiotherapist, setting up a clinic in Nairobi. Whilst in Kenya, Will also worked with Shamas Rugby; a youth empowerment NGO which uses rugby to improve the lives of 1000 children from Informal Settlements in Nairobi.
Will has a keen interest in elderly rehabilitation, and, in 2011, set up a private community rehabilitation company called Therapies on Thames.
Hayley is a Physiotherapist with 18 years’ experience treating patients. For the last 7 years she has been working as an extended scope practitioner specialising in Spinal and lower limb pathologies. Her special interests are in Spinal pathologies, occupational health and ergonomics as well as obstetric women’s health.
Sports Therapist BSc (Hons)
Stevie took the position at Boathouse Physiotherapy since October 2017 as their Remedial Massage Therapist.
Stevie qualified in Sports therapy from Birmingham University in 2009. Stevie has gainer her experience through working with a variety of sports teams and in several Physiotherapy Clinics including (Spire) Dunedin Hospital Reading.
Stevie set up her own Sports Therapy company in 2011, treating a wide range of sporting and non-sporting injuries, rehabilitating patients back to full fitness and treating with Remedial massage techniques and mobilisations, and she also uses acupuncture for sports injuries. Stevie is a qualified personal trainer and Pilates teacher, and actively runs group sessions and personal Pilates classes.
Stevie also works as part of the Physiotherapy and medical team at Abbey Rugby Club looking after the senior Men’s and Ladies rugby team’s pre/post-match, on Pitch-side during games and during weekly training sessions. Prior to this, she worked for six seasons at Reading rugby club with the men’s 2nd team and as Head Therapist leading the medical team.
Stevie has been competitive in a number of sports such as Rowing, Rugby, Hockey and Running. She has taken part in several half marathons and 10Km races, and she has also taken part in the GB National Championships in Rowing and Women’s Henley Regatta.