Our physiotherapy and sports therapists have years of practical experience and expertise in treating sports related injuries.
Helen Cairney MSCP HPC AACP (Physiotherapy Manager)
Helen graduated with distinction from Guy’s Hospital in 1985. She has worked extensively in both NHS and private sectors in a variety of specialties including respiratory, amputee rehabilitation, neuro-musculoskeletal, sport injuries and cardio-pulmonary therapy. Helen is a qualified acupuncturist and matwork 1 Pilates instructor. Helen has worked with professional tennis players, senior and junior, and as a junior player at county and national level herself has valuable experience in this field.
Gill Southall MCSP,HPC, DipAPPhysSport,Full member Society of Orthopaedic medicine.,AACP (Physiotherapist)
Gill has worked in the physiotherapy department at The Holly Private Hospital for almost 20 years. She has developed the physiotherapy service to provide specialised treatment for all aspects of peripheral joint pain. The shoulder and its associated problems is one of her particular interests. Special interests include phototherapy, Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ disorders) and headaches.
Carolyn Welsford MCSP HPC AACP (Physiotherapist)
Carolyn has been working as a Chartered Physiotherapist for twelve years. She has valuable orthopaedic experience and particularly enjoys post-operative rehabilitation with such patients in the outpatient department. She also spends some time on the ward. Carolyn has completed her phototherapy training for the treatment of patients with skin conditions, is a qualified acupuncturist and is trained in matwork 1 pilates.
Seral Ramadan BSc (Hons) BA (Hons) Dip AACP MCSP HPC (Physiotherapist)
Seral graduated as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2006 from the University of East London. She also has a degree in Sports and Fitness Studies, diploma in Sport and Remedial Massage, and qualified as a Personal Trainer. She is a fully qualified and registered Acupuncturist and a qualified clinical Pilates instructor. An experienced neuro-musculoskeletal physiotherapist in the NHS and Private sectors. She has worked with dancers at the Urdang Dance Academy. She is a keen cyclist, snowboarder and fitness enthusiast. Her intention is to utilise all her experience and knowledge to prevent and treat injuries and pain.
Noel Thatcher MBE MCSP HCPC (Senior Physiotherapist)
Noel is a senior `musculo-skeletal Physiotherapist who graduated with distinction from the North London School of `physiotherapy in 1990. He worked in the NHS before moving to the private sector where he worked in rehabilitation roles before moving to his current position as Senior Physiotherapist at The Holly Private Hospital. He also leads the Physiotherapy imput for the Run 3D gait analysis at Holly House.
Noel has extensive post-graduate qualifications in the fields of manual therapy and rehabilitation of sports and, specifically, running injuries.
Noel has previously run his own private practice within a running retailer and has nearly 15 years experience of treating runners of all ages and abilities, from sub-11 second 100m runners to ultra-runners and everyone in between. Noel has blogged and contributed to articles in both Runners World UK and in the Guardian as well as presenting at various running seminars and “Ask the Experts” evenings.
Noel particularly enjoys working with new runners and first time marathoners. As a runner Noel competed Internationally for over 20 years taking part in 6 Paralympic Games and winning medals at every distance from 100m to 10,000m on the track. In a career spanning 20 years, Noel won a total of 42 International Gold medals and never missed a Championship due to injury. At the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games Noel won
both 5000 and 10,000 metres despite carrying a stress fracture to his left tibia. He has completed 15 marathons with a PB of 2.34.
Noel was awarded an MBE in the 1997 New Years Honors List for Service to Disability Sport and was inducted into the England Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009. Bucket list race would have to be the Ultra Trail Mount Fuji but Noel also has a dream of leading a group of visually impaired runners in a relay from North to South Japan.
- MCSP. Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists.
- Registered with the Health Professions Council.
- Member of the Association of Physiotherapists in Private Practice.
- Registered as a Super Specialist with the world-acclaimed The Running Clinic .
Charlotte Pilgrim (Physiotherapist)
Charlotte qualified as a physiotherapist in 2010 from the University of Southampton. She initially worked in the NHS before joining The Holly Private Hospital in February 2014. Charlotte provides the inpatient physiotherapy service, treating patients post-surgery, as well as managing musculoskeletal conditions in the outpatient setting. She has completed APPI Pilates Matwork Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 and runs weekly Pilates classes at The Holly. She is also qualified in acupuncture. Charlotte has a part time position with West Ham United Football Club Academy, where she assists with the rehabilitation of sports injuries in young professional athletes.
Anna Rees BSc (Hons) HPC MCSP AACP MBAHT (Physiotherapist)
Anna graduated as a Chartered Physiotherapist from the University of West England (UWE) in 2008. She has worked in the NHS for eight years and now splits her time between the NHS and The Holly. She has a special interest in upper limb conditions and has been on a number of post graduate courses on the diagnosis and management of shoulder and hand pain. She is currently working through British Association of Hand Therapy modules and is the lead for shoulder and hand therapy in the department. She has completed Pilates (APPI Matwork Level 1 and 2) courses and runs classes weekly. She is also qualified in acupuncture. She believes in empowering people to help self manage their recovery process.