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Our Physiotherapists

Please find details of the Physiotherapists at Parkside Hospital in Wimbledon below. All our specialist Physiotherapists have at least five years’ post-graduate experience, and are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

For more information or to make an appointment, please call 020 8971 8021.

 

Sue Razzell

Physiotherapy Manager

Sue is the Physiotherapy Manager at Parkside Hospital and her work is split between clinical and administrative duties. Sue trained at King’s College Hospital and qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1983. She subsequently gained a Master’s degree in Sports Injury and Therapy from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1999.
Sue has gone on to undertake training in acupuncture, kinetic control, and myofascial release. These skills have provided her with an excellent foundation on which to help the clients that she sees. Sue works closely with the London Rheumatology Clinic and Wimbledon Clinics as well as with local Consultants and GP’s.
Over the past 14 years Sue has been very fortunate to work with England Netball and The Guildford Flames ice hockey team.

Special interests: Acupuncture

 

Abby Armstrong

Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Abby qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2003 from the University of Southampton and has specialised in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy for the last 8 years. Abby has worked in a variety of settings including Physiotherapy Outpatients, Orthopaedic Inpatients, Occupational Health, Pilates Centres and Geriatric Care in both public and private health sectors.
Abby’s special interest area is Women’s Health with particular focus on pregnancy related musculoskeletal pain. Post graduate training and skills include acupuncture, manual therapy, electrotherapy, Pilates instruction, exercise rehabilitation and chronic pain management. Abby has a sporting background having competed in gymnastics and trampolining at local and national level and currently plays netball for local teams.

Special interests: Acupuncture, Hydrotherapy, Pilates, Women's health

 

Charlotte Cooley

Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Charlotte qualified with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree from Coventry University in 2004. She then went on to complete her Junior Rotations at a leading teaching hospital in Birmingham before moving back down to the London area. Prior to moving to Parkside Hospital Charlotte spent 7 years working at St George’s Hospital in Tooting. There she led the Hydrotherapy service and had the opportunity to increase her skills working across a variety of specialist areas including Women’s Health, A&E and Orthopaedics.

Since qualifying Charlotte has completed further qualifications in Orthopaedic Medicine, Acupuncture and Pilates.

Charlotte enjoys working hard with patients to meet their specific goals and has a particular interest in lower limb rehab after undergoing 2 ACL Reconstructions herself.

Charlotte has a keen interest in keeping fit and is due to run the London Marathon in April 2015.

Special interests: Acupuncture, Hydrotherapy, Pilates, Women's health

 

Anna Davis

Senior Neurological Physiotherapist


Anna qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy from Nottingham University in 1998. Whilst working at St George’s Hospital, London she developed a passion for neurorehabilitation and moved to King’s College Hospital in 2001 to specialise in neurophysiotherapy. She has worked in this field ever since in several different NHS teams across London. She started working at Parkside Hospital in 2013. 

Anna has completed masters level studies in the Bobath technique and Movement Science approaches to Rehabilitation. She has extensive experience in helping people with a wide range of neurological conditions such as Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease. She also provides vestibular rehabilitation for people with dizziness and balance problems. 

Anna enjoys working with patients to achieve their specific goals and always challenges patients to achieve their maximum potential.

Special interests: Neurophysiotherapy

 

Deborah Earl

Deputy Physiotherapy Manager

Debs qualified from Brunel University with a BSc Hons Degree in Physiotherapy in 2001 and after completing junior rotations at the Royal Berkshire Hospital she took up a Musculoskeletal Outpatients Post at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital where she stayed until 2009. During this time she worked with a variety of patients with sports related injuries, post operative rehab requirements, chronic pain conditions and also ran the Hydrotherapy Department.
In 2008 she travelled to Perth, Western Australia to complete her Manual Therapy Diploma. Since 2009 she has worked here at Parkside and alongside this, completed a 3 year Masters Degree in Sports and Exercise Rehabilitation at the University of Hertfordshire. Her special interest area is lower limb biomechanics in particular, running related injuries and sports rehabilitation. She is trained in both acupuncture and pilates and is a highly motivated individual who strives to provide excellent standards of care to all the clients she works with.

Special interests: Acupuncture, Hydrotherapy

 

Jessica Harland

Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Jessica qualified in 2007 from Kings College London with a BSc in Physiotherapy. She has worked at a number of large London teaching hospitals in a number of specialities with her main interest being in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.
Jess went on to work in a senior role at the King Edwards VII Hospital in Marylebone, working primarily within musculoskeletal outpatients, hydrotherapy and post operative orthopaedic surgery rehabilitation.
Jess has worked here at Parkside since September 2013, and is proficient at treating a number of different conditions and complaints including post operative rehabilitation, sports related injuries and acute and chronic joint and soft tissue injuries. She is now undertaking a Yoga Teaching Training Diploma which she hopes to start implementing into her practice and teaching classes appropriate for those with injury in the future!

Special interests: Acupuncture, Hydrotherapy, Pilates

 

David Richmond

Senior Physiotherapist

David completed his Master of Science Degree in Physiotherapy at Northumbria University in 2009. In addition to experience gained in the NHS and private clinics, he has provided physiotherapy for a variety of sports people, tournaments and public events. This includes combat sports, rugby, football, squash and tennis players, triathletes, runners and rowers at various levels.


David’s approach utilizes functional movement assessment and screening as well as focused musculoskeletal injury testing as a basis for assessment. This facilitates selection of the most appropriate treatment options available to assist healing and recovery as well as identification of other factors contributing to injury.


He believes in bespoke treatment for his clients using a range of modalities (joint mobilisation/manipulation, soft tissue release, acupressure and trigger point release), Kinesiotaping, Functional Fascial taping and Therapeutic exercise (including core stability training using the APPI Clinical Pilates Method). David joined the Physiotherapy team here at Parkside in 2015. 

Special interests: Musculoskeletal specialist  

 

Paul Sparrow

Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Paul qualified as a physiotherapist in 2004 following a career in professional football. He has a wealth of experience working in numerous private hospitals and clinics treating a wide variety of conditions, from chronic back conditions, acute sports injuries to ACL rehabilitation. He has also worked with College Academy football teams in the UK and abroad.
Paul holds a postgraduate certificate award in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy and is also qualified to practice acupuncture.

Special interests: Acupuncture

 

Rhona Synnott

Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Rhona qualified as a Physiotherapist from King’s College, London in 1999. She has worked at a number of large teaching hospitals in London and subsequently specialised in Musculoskeletal Outpatients in 2002, whilst working at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.  Rhona managed the hydrotherapy pool at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, as well as working in GP practices and within the main hospital.
Prior to joining the team at Parkside, Rhona worked at one of the leading private hospitals in Ireland, where she worked with a wide range of patients including triathletes, post-operative orthopaedic patients as well as work related and repetitive strain injuries. She has a keen interest in sports injuries and also has experience working with dancers at a number of London dance schools.  She is highly experienced in rehabilitating patients from the early post-operative phase through to return to sport.

Rhona strives to help each individual patient to achieve their goals and reach their full potential and is also acupuncture qualified.

Special interests: Acupuncture, Hydrotherap

 

Lynne Sayer

Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Lynne qualified as a Physiotherapist in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2004.
After a year of leading the physiotherapy department in a community hospital, Lynne came to the UK in 2006. She has worked in the private sector since then and has established herself as an experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist. After working for 3 and half years in a private orthopaedic hospital in Surrey, Lynne started her Parkside career in October 2009.
Lynne has post graduate qualifications in Pilates, Acupuncture and Hydrotherapy.
Although she enjoys the challenge of all areas of musculoskeletal physiotherapy, she has a keen interest, both personally and professionally, in dance and especially ballet.

Special interests: Acupuncture, Hydrotherapy, Pilates

 

Esther Mountain

Senior Neurological Physiotherapist

Esther has over 15 years experience treating a large variety of neurological conditions. She qualified as a physiotherapist at the university of Hertfordshire in 2002. After completing her junior rotations just outside Manchester, and then at University College London Hospital, she began to specialise in Neurology. Working for a number of years at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery provided her with a range of skills and knowledge which she still uses in her practice today. Esther has been working at Parkside Hospital since 2011.

Esther's post-graduate qualifications include training in the Bobath concept and vestibular rehabilitation. 

Esther particularly enjoys setting patient-focussed goals for treatment, and believes that managing patients holistically is vital. 

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