MEET our
Teams

Meet the team at 5Physio. Our team of highly trained professionals are here to help get you back on track, find out more about them below.

MEET OUR
HADLEIGH TEAM

ALICIA

Alicia graduated in 2019 and has gained extensive knowledge in assessing and treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries. She has since completed her Masters (MSc) in 2021. She has experience working in private practice, the NHS, and with recognised sports clubs/teams.

 

Being an athlete herself since a young age, competing regularly at club and county level athletics, Alicia knows how frustrating it can be to have an injury and this is what sparked her interest to help others.

She uses a range of treatment, such as soft tissue massage, joint mobilisations, dry needling and shockwave, as well as providing rehabilitation exercises and programmes to help people return to full function, whether it be performance related or being able to go about their daily life pain free. 

 

In her free time, Alicia enjoys regularly training, competing and coaching for her athletics club, and going for dog walks.

MIKE

Mike has gained experience in professional sport and private practice. Most recently, he has been working with post-operative patients and those suffering with repetitive strain injuries to aspiring athletes looking to improve performance. Mike has also achieved TPI status and is working with golf enthusiasts, professionals and colleges.

Through his own experience of playing international Rugby with the England lambs and his work within a Championship rugby club, he has got a strong understanding of working within a multi-disciplinary setting and thrives working as a part of a team.

Mike emphasises the importance of identifying and eliminating the root cause of pain and explaining this to his patients. He builds comprehensive injury preventative plans to ensure patients don’t have to spend too much time away from their sport. He has a strong belief in a hands-on approach, and regularly utilises sports massage, joint mobilisation, shockwave therapy as well as acupuncture and dry needling. 

However, this year his golfing focus lies within expanding his network within the golfing community and helping improve the game of golfers of all abilities!

SAM

Sam has built a varied experience in both private and NHS outpatients clinics, treating all types of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, from sports or work related injuries to aiding in the rehabilitation of those who have suffered from strokes.

Sam has a sports background from football, table tennis, swimming and basketball. This has allowed him to witness a wide variety of injuries, aiding in his clinical judgement. Because of this, he uses a variety of treatment methods including dry needling, shockwave therapy, soft tissue massage, acupuncture and rehabilitation to achieve the best results in patients recovery.

Similar to Tiago, Sam does not have the golfing ability the others have.

Tiago

Tiago is a Physiotherapist at 5Physio. Prior to joining 5Physio, he gained experience both in the NHS and the private sector. He has treated athletes, work related injuries and those suffering from chronic pain. The wide variety of injuries and medical conditions he has treated allows Tiago to create bespoke plans for each individual patient.

To ensure optimal treatment, Tiago also keeps up to date with the latest research. This approach allows several different techniques to be applied to reach the best outcome.

Tiago is a keen football player and has had enough unique injuries to inform his therapy skills, aiding in solving the real issue. He uses treatments such as soft tissue massage, joint manipulation, dry needling and shockwave therapy to help aid his patients recovery.

Tiago, unlike the others, has no idea what to do on a golf course.

DAN

Dan is the founder and director of 5Physio, he has mastered his craft in the NHS and Private sector for the last 10 years with a big ambition to provide elite Physiotherapy care to the local community. ‘Dan has a very diverse Physiotherapy background but specialises in chronic back and neck pain, always making sure the main focus is on diagnosing the root cause of someone’s pain rather than just symptom managing.

His unique experience working in many multi-disciplinary settings has allowed him to gain invaluable knowledge and has been able to tailor his treatments to provide successful outcomes for all his patients. He is a strong believer in combining a very hands on approach alongside other treatments such as joint manipulation, acupuncture, shockwave therapy, electrotherapy and rehabilitation to achieve fantastic results for everyone.

When he’s not in the clinic he’ll normally be found on the golf course sulking because his business partner Kane has beaten him over 18 holes.’

KANE

Kane is medical director at 5Physio. Prior to 5Physio, he was the Head of Department at one of the most established and respected Orthopaedic and Sports clinics in Dubai, UAE. There he treated athletes from many different sports, both professional/amateur and people from all around the world. He also covered large sporting events such as the Dubai Rugby 7s and assisted with professional football teams during their winter training breaks.

Before spending nearly 6 years as an expat, Kane worked in the UK for both the NHS and private sector. He has vast experience in treating sport injuries, tendinopathies(tendinitis), neck and shoulder pain. He has also had enough knee injuries playing football to keep his skills up to date.

Kane is a trained diagnostic ultrasonographer and feels that a thorough assessment and a clear diagnosis is essential in a successful outcome. He regularly uses treatments such as soft tissue massage, joint manipulation, dry needling and acupuncture to help aid his patients recovery.

When he is not spending time with the family, Kane enjoys playing golf and tennis, although both are more suited to the year round sunshine in Dubai. However, he is looking forward to showing Dan what the fairway looks like.

RECEPTION

susi

Susi joined our reception team having previously worked for 18 years in education teaching German.

Outside of work she enjoys long walks, going to the theatre and losing herself in a good book.

JO

Jo has joined our reception team having previously worked in London as a PA for 15 years in Investment Banking.

Outside of work she enjoys going to the gym and socialising with family and friends.

LORRAINE

Lorraine has joined our reception team having previously worked for 21 years in the Banking industry managing a credit card team.

Outside of work she enjoys long walks with her dog Freddie a naughty spaniel, socialising with her family and friends and going to the theatre.

MEET OUR
GREAT DUNMOW TEAM

NIAMH

Niamh is our resident Hyrox champion, recently winning in Madrid. She competes in CrossFit competitions and as a professional dancer, was in the Dance World Cup and England finals.

This keen interest in elite sport has led her to develop a specific interest in functional training and sports rehab. 

Niamh graduated from the University of Birmingham with a first-class honours in Physiotherapy. She is also qualified in acupuncture and likes a mixed approach to treatment consisting of manual treatment and rehab therapy to provide long term outcomes. She has worked in both the private sector and the NHS and has treated a wide variety of patients including athletes, people with chronic pain and many other musculoskeletal conditions.

She is also qualified in APPI Pilates which has been shown to be of great benefit for lower back pain, neck injuries and post-partum diastasis recti as it focuses on core strength, control and muscle activation. The principles of Pilates are also very beneficial for most athletes when working on movement pattern control and stability and she is excited to promote this within 5Physio and all its affiliates

JAMIE

Jamie has gained a breadth of Physiotherapy experience after spending his first seven years in the NHS, he moved into private practice, working in both London and Essex. He has vast experience in managing all joint, muscle and tendon injuries. He has a particular interest in injury prevention and strength and conditioning training, especially in cycling and running. 

Using his knowledge and expertise, Jamie builds effective gym-based rehabilitation programmes including shoulder and knee rehabilitation. He has also worked closely with orthopaedic surgeons giving him a vast experience in rehabilitation of post-op shoulder and knee surgery. 

Jamie trains in the gym five days a week, as well several runs a week! When the weather is good, he is out paddle-boarding or hiking. He will definitely not be playing golf! 

CHLOE

Chloe graduated with a degree in Sports Therapy. She has gained experience in private practice as well as working pitch-side for local sports teams.

Chloe has worked within the NHS, with her role particularly focusing on exercise rehabilitation for a range of musculoskeletal conditions. She is also able to accompany this with hands on treatment such as dry needling, joint mobilisations and soft tissue massage.

Away from the clinic, Chloe enjoys keeping active as well as helping others hit their own personal goals through coaching a range of sports including rock climbing, kayaking and paddle boarding.

DAN

Dan is the founder and director of 5Physio, he has mastered his craft in the NHS and Private sector for the last 10 years with a big ambition to provide elite Physiotherapy care to the local community. ‘Dan has a very diverse Physiotherapy background but specialises in chronic back and neck pain, always making sure the main focus is on diagnosing the root cause of someone’s pain rather than just symptom managing.

His unique experience working in many multi-disciplinary settings has allowed him to gain invaluable knowledge and has been able to tailor his treatments to provide successful outcomes for all his patients. He is a strong believer in combining a very hands on approach alongside other treatments such as joint manipulation, acupuncture, shockwave therapy, electrotherapy and rehabilitation to achieve fantastic results for everyone.

When he’s not in the clinic he’ll normally be found on the golf course sulking because his business partner Kane has beaten him over 18 holes.’

KANE

Kane is medical director at 5Physio. Prior to 5Physio, he was the Head of Department at one of the most established and respected Orthopaedic and Sports clinics in Dubai, UAE. There he treated athletes from many different sports, both professional/amateur and people from all around the world. He also covered large sporting events such as the Dubai Rugby 7s and assisted with professional football teams during their winter training breaks.

Before spending nearly 6 years as an expat, Kane worked in the UK for both the NHS and private sector. He has vast experience in treating sport injuries, tendinopathies(tendinitis), neck and shoulder pain. He has also had enough knee injuries playing football to keep his skills up to date.

Kane is a trained diagnostic ultrasonographer and feels that a thorough assessment and a clear diagnosis is essential in a successful outcome. He regularly uses treatments such as soft tissue massage, joint manipulation, dry needling and acupuncture to help aid his patients recovery.

When he is not spending time with the family, Kane enjoys playing golf and tennis, although both are more suited to the year round sunshine in Dubai. However, he is looking forward to showing Dan what the fairway looks like.

RECEPTION

MARIA

Maria was 5Physio’s original virtual receptionist before we opened the clinics, so she is very happy to be back working with the team.

She has a background in HR and office management, is a qualified Netball Coach and trained Image Consultant. 

When she’s not working at the clinic she  enjoys performing with her local choir.

SADIE

Sadie joined our reception team at the beginning of February this year having had her own cleaning business for the previous 14 years but unfortunately had to stop due to aching joints!

She is always around her family and arranging days out and mini breaks with her 6 (soon to be 8) grandchildren!

DAWN

Dawn joined our team after a career in Trading & Finance where she worked as a phone broker on the hectic LIFFE trading floor & as a PA to the Director of a large derivatives broking company.

Dawn left the city to concentrate on bringing up her two children in 2003 & now enjoys watching her Son play rugby & has a very active social life.

MEET OUR
SHENFIELD TEAM

MIKE

Mike has gained experience in professional sport and private practice. Most recently, he has been working with post-operative patients and those suffering with repetitive strain injuries to aspiring athletes looking to improve performance. Mike has also achieved TPI status and is working with golf enthusiasts, professionals and colleges.

Through his own experience of playing international Rugby with the England lambs and his work within a Championship rugby club, he has got a strong understanding of working within a multi-disciplinary setting and thrives working as a part of a team.

Mike emphasises the importance of identifying and eliminating the root cause of pain and explaining this to his patients. He builds comprehensive injury preventative plans to ensure patients don’t have to spend too much time away from their sport. He has a strong belief in a hands-on approach, and regularly utilises sports massage, joint mobilisation, shockwave therapy as well as acupuncture and dry needling. 

However, this year his golfing focus lies within expanding his network within the golfing community and helping improve the game of golfers of all abilities!

KANE

Kane is medical director at 5Physio. Prior to 5Physio, he was the Head of Department at one of the most established and respected Orthopaedic and Sports clinics in Dubai, UAE. There he treated athletes from many different sports, both professional/amateur and people from all around the world. He also covered large sporting events such as the Dubai Rugby 7s and assisted with professional football teams during their winter training breaks.

Before spending nearly 6 years as an expat, Kane worked in the UK for both the NHS and private sector. He has vast experience in treating sport injuries, tendinopathies(tendinitis), neck and shoulder pain. He has also had enough knee injuries playing football to keep his skills up to date.

Kane is a trained diagnostic ultrasonographer and feels that a thorough assessment and a clear diagnosis is essential in a successful outcome. He regularly uses treatments such as soft tissue massage, joint manipulation, dry needling and acupuncture to help aid his patients recovery.

When he is not spending time with the family, Kane enjoys playing golf and tennis, although both are more suited to the year round sunshine in Dubai. However, he is looking forward to showing Dan what the fairway looks like.

DAN

Dan is the founder and director of 5Physio, he has mastered his craft in the NHS and Private sector for the last 10 years with a big ambition to provide elite Physiotherapy care to the local community. ‘Dan has a very diverse Physiotherapy background but specialises in chronic back and neck pain, always making sure the main focus is on diagnosing the root cause of someone’s pain rather than just symptom managing.

His unique experience working in many multi-disciplinary settings has allowed him to gain invaluable knowledge and has been able to tailor his treatments to provide successful outcomes for all his patients. He is a strong believer in combining a very hands on approach alongside other treatments such as joint manipulation, acupuncture, shockwave therapy, electrotherapy and rehabilitation to achieve fantastic results for everyone.

When he’s not in the clinic he’ll normally be found on the golf course sulking because his business partner Kane has beaten him over 18 holes.’

Our Clinics

SHENFIELD

66 Hutton Road,
Shenfield, Brentwood

CM15 8NB

GREAT DUNMOW

59 High Street,
Great Dunmow, Essex

CM6 1UZ

HADLEIGH

200 London Road,
Hadleigh, Benfleet

SS7 2PD

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