The practice principal is Clare Roche. She began the practice, with a partner in 1986. She is a member of the Manipulative Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, entry to which is only gained by examination (arduous ones at that!) Her interests are principally in musculoskeletal problems including TMJs, but she also endeavours to maintain her skills in the treatment of neurological conditions such as strokes, MS and Parkinsons. She is also qualified to inject joints and other tissues when appropriate. She believes it is of vital importance for patients to understand the nature of their problem so that they are key players in the road back to full fitness. Successful rehabilitation depends on this. For most conditions it is an illusion that the patient's role is a passive one.
Having had a go at most sports including amongst others marathon running, mountaineering, skiing, sailing , tennis, squash, diving and dragon boat racing (If you can call that a sport!) she retains a certain sympathy with the frustrated injured sportsman.
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Cath is an important member of the therapeutic team. She has an holistic approach to treatment and is qualified to use acupuncture when appropriate. She is personally very involved with sport on many levels both in her physiotherapy practice and outside, so is familiar with the particular demands that this requires.
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Suzanne van Kessel
Suzanne joined the practice in 2002. She comes from the Netherlands but has lived in Britain for many years. Suzanne runs our exercise classes and is a specialist in women's health problems as well as musculoskeletal complaints. On a personal level she is a triathlete and has also competed internationally in hang gliding . She is also the practice linguist... speaking a few other languages apart from english and dutch!
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Alison has joined the practice on a more permanent basis; she had been doing some locum work for us for a while. Alison is an experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist having worked in many NHS departments as well as in private practice
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Louise joined us in 2004. She is an enthusiastic and dynamic therapist with an interest in joint biomechanics, ergonomics and the interaction of muscle imbalance in the genesis of musculoskeletal dysfunction
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Sue is our practice manager. She endeavours to keep us all in order which is a difficult task in itself, but she manages to do that and keep a smile on her face. She is often the first person patients encounter and so has a crucial part to play in the practice.
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Sandra is our receptionist/secretary .She has the exceptional ability to keep cheerful when everything is imploding around her. Panic is not something Sandra knows much of......she has the enviable ability to keep her head when all around are losing their. She is a very valued and important member of our team
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