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Physio in the city has clinics in the following London locations...

City of London Clinic Canary Wharf Clinic Paddington Clinic Docklands
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Jill Dean (nee Hendry)

Practice Owner

MCSP HCPC Grad.Dip.Phys

jill hendryJill established the physiotherapy clinic at Cannons Health Club in the City in April 1990 and rebranded it physio in the city in 2000. In 2001 she opened her first satellite clinic at Cannons Health Club Bloomsbury, followed in 2002 by clinics in Twickenham, Willesden and Wimbledon. 2003 was a busy year as it saw the opening of the full time complementary health clinic in the West End where we offer Physiotherapy. Sports Massage, Pilates, Podiatry, Chiropody, Shiatsu, Acupuncture and Alexander Technique as well as a new physiotherapy and sports massage clinic inside the new development at Paddington Basin.

2004 saw the opening of a clinic in Cheam and of our clinic at the Third Space Sports Club Canary Wharf. In 2013 the City Clinic was re located to King William street and we now offer Physiotherapy, Sports Massage, Shiatsu massage, Acupuncture, Chiropody, Podiatry and Alexander Technique from this site.

Jill qualified in 1982 from Kings College Hospital London, and worked for the N.H.S. at King's,the Middlesex Hospital, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bath Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases and St Bartholomews Hospital, before moving to the private sector at London Bridge Hospital and then setting up the clinic at Cannons Health Club in April 1990.

Jill specialises in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and has a special interest in treating back and neck problems and sports rehabilitation including work in the gym, hydrotherapy and muscle imbalance correction.

Jill has a post graduate hydrotherapy diploma gained whilst working in Bath where she was providing hydrotherapy and clinic treatments to all types of rheumatic disorders, especially rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. Jill has experience in the field of women's health and particularly pregnancy related aches and pains.

Jill was a member of the British Women's Gymnastics Squad and a qualified Gymnastics coach and Aerobics Instructor. She is still a keep fit enthusiast using the gym, swimming and running regularly as well as coping with the demands of her own 3 children!

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Greg Savides

Senior Physiotherapist

Located at : City of London Clinic

Greg SavidesGreg graduated from the University of the Witwatersand, South Africa in 1994 and has been part of the Physio in the City team since moving to the U.K in 2003.

He specialises in sports injuries and post-surgical rehabilitation.

Greg has a special interest in the prevention of posture related injuries in office based staff.

He is involved in our Ergonomics programme conducting CityBacks ergonomic posture management training workshops as well as carrying out workstation assessments.

His sporting interests are distance running and long distance triathlon having completed the Comrades Ultra-marathon and Ironman triathlon.

Greg is a firm believer in educating clients to better manage themselves in order to prevent injury.

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Claire Atkinson

Senior Physiotherapist

MCSP HCPC MAACP BSc (Hon I)/ B. Exercise Science
Located at : City of London Clinic

ClaireAClaire graduated from Griffith University in Australia with degrees in Physiotherapy and Exercise Science.  Following completion of her training, Claire gained a wide range of experience working within a multi-site hospital in Brisbane, treating adults, paediatrics and pre/post-natal women.

Since moving to the UK two years ago, Claire has developed a special interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and injury management, working within private practice and with the Ministry Of Defence.  She has post graduate training in Pilates and Acupuncture and has a strong interest in research and evidence based practice, ensuring the highest level of patient treatment. 

Claire utilises a combination of manual therapy, acupuncture and exercise based rehabilitation to ensure not only a full recovery for her patients, but long term injury prevention. 

Claire loves keeping fit and active with running, Pilates and regular gym sessions. She has travelled extensively and never intends to stop, using her time in the UK to experience all that Europe has to offer.

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Senior Physiotherapist

MSCP HCPC AACP B(Hons) Physiotherapy
Located at: City of London Clinic

FionaPFiona studied Physiotherapy at Sheffield Hallam University and graduated with honours in 1999.She has a special interest in the treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal dysfunction, particularly in back pain and post- surgical rehabilitation.  Fiona has extensive experience working as a Physiotherapist in both the public and private sector.

With growing evidence in the role of exercise and Pilates she trained with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates institute and achieved Class Instructor status.  She also studied with Polestar in the rehabilitation of patients using the specialised Pilates equipment.

Fiona continues her professional development in Physiotherapy by attending courses in both the UK and in the USA.

Fiona is also a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.  She treats pain from musculoskeletal injuries and headaches using acupuncture.

Personally, Fiona attends the gym and enjoys Pilates Fusion, Yoga and Ballet classes.

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Jack Lidyard


B.Sc. (Hons), MChs
Located at : City of London Clinic and London Docklands Clinic

JackAfter qualifying in 2008 from the University of Brighton Jack immediately began working with athletes from an amateur to national level. He has always maintained a keen interest in sports podiatry throughout his career while also spending considerable time working in routine chiropody, diabetic clinics, cosmetic podiatry, bio-mechanics and nail surgery, all within NHS and private practice. The role of the lower limb in everyday life is as important in the non athlete as in the enthusiastic amateur and he offers a wide range of specialist treatments to enable effective care and recovery. Jack is mainly based in central London but will regularly run clinics in the surrounding areas to work with local teams, clinics and sports facilities to ensure clients are able to maintain their commitment to healthy gait and posture and that have the opportunity to seek specialist treatment. Jack was an active rugby and american football player however now is a keen cyclist, his treatment philosophy is accurate, tailored care and uses his experience and enthusiasm to deliver results.

Jack is available at Docklands Clinic but at present only on Wednesday mornings.



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Mark Edmonds

Sports Massage Therapist

Located at : City of London Clinic

Mark Edmonds Mark qualified in Sports Massage with Honours at the London School of Sports Massage in 1991. In 2010 he enhanced this qualification to a Level 5 BTEC Sports Massage Diploma. He has now accrued 20+ years experience. Mark works between 3 London Venues in the City, Canary Wharf and Covent Garden.

Formerly an Essex County Level swimmer. he made the transition into a triathlete in 1985.

Having won a National Age Group gold medal at the British Junior Championships in 1987 he soon began to progress into the senior ranks as a triathlete.

From 1989-97 Mark won 3 senior British Championships medals (2 silver, 1 bronze) and won the British Grand Prix Series outright for 3 consecutive years ('92-'94). He also represented Great Britain at an Elite Level on over a dozen occasions at European and World Championships. He has also competed in 7 Ironman Triathlons including the prestigious Hawaii World Championships in 2004 and has a marathon PB of 2hrs 43 mins.

Mark is a qualified YMCA Fitness Trainer and also possesses ASA Swim Coach, Schwinn Spinning Instructor and BTF Level 2 coaching qualifications.

He has a keen interest in working with athletes in particular and was very excited to be included at the Olympic Games as a Sports Massage Practitioner in London 2012 within Track and Field Athletics. In this time he got to massage the Gold Medal winner of the Mens 1500m (Taoufik Makhloufi from Algeria) and also the Bronze Medal winner in the 110m Hurdles (Hansle Parchment from Jamaica). Read about Marks experience in our articles section.

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Jenny Cottrell

Pilates Instructor

BBA Cum Laude. Peak Pilates Certified Instructor levels 1&2
Located at : City of London Clinic

Jenny was introduced to Pilates after a serious back injury. As a result, she discovered the benefit of body awareness, and recognised the advantage of whole-body movements. After years of personal practice, she decided to pursue her passion in addition to her career in finance. Since then, she has cumulated more than four years of private and group instruction experience in Pilates and has worked with clients of all ages and from all walks of life.

She earned her comprehensive apparatus training in the classical Pilates repertoire but personalises each session for the needs of her students. She emphasises postural improvement, strength and flexibility development, and overall health. Jenny grew up in California and recently moveto UK from sunny Florida.

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Sophie Apps

Senior Physiotherapist

Located at: Canary wharf Clinic

SophieAppsSophie graduated from Kings College London and initially worked in the NHS before moving into Private Practice to develop her interest in Musculo-skeletal and Sports Physiotherapy.

Sophie has wide experience of treating back and neck disorders as well as sports and post operative rehabilitation. She has worked with several different sports teams including Crystal Palace Football Club Boys Academy, Barnet Ladies Football Club, the KCH Boxing team and multi sports as physio for the British Universities Championships programne.

Sophie has post-graduate qualifications in Acupuncture, Pilates and Spinal manipulation.

She played volleyball for KCH and is a competitive runner and Triathlete.

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Hayley Mepham

Senior Physiotherapist

Located at: Canary wharf Clinic

HayleyMSince graduating from Plymouth University in 2010 with a degree in Physiotherapy, Hayley has built up a wealth of experience working throughout London and the South-West. Practicing out of private clinics, rehabilitation centres, gyms and NHS clinics, specialist areas include musculoskeletal-rehabilitation, spinal, post-surgical and acute to chronic sporting injuries.

Hayley has post-graduate qualifications in Acupuncture, Pilates, and a diploma in Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal Medicine. She utilises her knowledge and experienced skill base in all assessment and treatment, to ensure a full recovery and prevention of the injury in the future.

Hayley has an interest in neck management and lower limb injury and prevention, and enjoys developing her skill base with various courses. In her spare time she enjoys being active, travelling and cycling.

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Jack Rees

Fiona has been absolutely amazing, ever since I hobbled in with a hideously painful metatarsal injury from sprinting and a very uncomfortable TMJ ache in my ear, neck and jaw that ran all the way to my middle back.

She has the benefit of using ultrasound, acupuncture, massage and is impeccably professional, courteous and insightful. Fiona is very knowledgeable it’s so helpful and comforting to have her explain medically what is wrong with me (a lot!). Both my injuries have improved immeasurably due to her expertise and care – including the provision of home exercises to alleviate the discomfort and aid healing - whilst her happy and positive manner is just the tonic when you feel like you are falling to bits – and she has proven more than capable of putting me back together again!

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Ana Alvarez

Senior Physiotherapist, Pilates Instructor

Located at : Paddington Clinic

AnaAlvarezAna has worked with performing artists and in the private sector since graduating as a Physiotherapist from Complutense University in Madrid, where she gained clinical experience for a couple of years before moving to London in 2006.

Ana specializes in sports and dance injuries and has gained an MSc in Dance Science. For the past 5 years she has worked as a Physiotherapist at Trinity Laban Music and Dance Conservatoire.

Ana has a special interest in hypermobility, CFS and Fibromyalgia, pre and post partum physiotherapy, and cervical dysfunction. She has trained in Cranio-sacral therapy, Dry Needling and Acupuncture.

Continuing professional development has always been important to Ana. She has developed advanced Clinical Pilates skills, having taught extensively in this topic, and its application to Sports performance enhancement and preventing injury recurrence.

In her spare time, Ana enjoys nature and spending time with her family. She speaks fluent English, French and Spanish.

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Celine Mougeot

Sports Massage Therapist

Located at: City of London Clinic

CelineMougeotCeline is a graduate of the London School of Sport Massage (LSSM) - one of the leading establishments in it’s field in the UK- and a member of the Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage (ISRM). She has a BTEC Level 5 in Clinical Sport and Remedial Massage Therapy.She is skilled in massage modalities such as Neuromuscular Technique (NMT), Muscle Energy technique (MET), Soft Tissue Release (STR), Positional Release Technique (PRT), Myofascial release and deep tissue massage.

Celine has worked as a sports massage therapist at Triathlons and the London Marathon.She is a dedicated therapist who is passionate about the health and well being of all her clients. A passion for gymnastics when young has led to a lifelong interest in sport and exercise. She practices yoga and also enjoys cycling and running. She is fluent in English and French.

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Simon Cutler

Senior Physiotherapist

Located at : Canary Wharf Clinic and Docklands

SimonCutlerSimon graduated at Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand in 2009. Since then he has worked for private clinics in Christchurch and Melbourne specialising in gym and clinical rehabilitation for spinal, post surgical and sports injuries. He has worked alongside surgeons, sports doctors and specialist physiotherapists.

Simon has an interest in sports physiotherapy and has been head physiotherapist for the Sydenham Rugby Club, and Park Orchard Australian Rules Football Club. He developed skills in player screening, management and injury rehabilitation and return to sport.  

Simon uses soft tissue massage, myofascial release, joint mobilisation and dry needling in the clinic combined with home and gym exercise programmes to ensure a full recovery and prevention of future injury.

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Sarae Pratt

Pilates Instructor

Located at : City of London Clinic

SaraeWhether you’re a complete beginner or improver, looking to shape up during or after pregnancy or perhaps you’re a sportsperson with a nagging injury, you can benefit from a tailored approach to Pilates.

Sarae came to Pilates as a student in 2003 and was introduced to its rehabilitation potential when recovering from two lower back injuries. This inspired her to learn to combine her skills as a trainer and coach, with her growing passion for Pilates. Sarae studied and completed: a Level 3 Advanced PilatesInstructorqualification, with advanced fitness and physiology via City Lit London; Pilates in Pregnancy taught by Allan Menezes, Director of Pilates Institute Australia; and, a Standing Pilates Instructor qualification from the PhysicalMind Institute New York. In addition, she is a full member of REPS and can be found on their Member Directory.

Having taught matwork and standing Pilates since 2008 at Physio in the City, Sarae's clients say that she has a real energy and ability to help them progress towards Joseph Pilates’ “Superbody” and “Powerhouse” of core strength.Utilising the matwork repertoire, Standing Pilates exercises and the TYE4® harness or small equipment, she leads creative, upbeat sessions that balance strength and flexibility. You can expect to work hard, laugh a bit as well as stretch your body and mind through an interactive hour of Pilates exercises, anatomy insights and challenges.

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Alex Iavu

Sports Massage Therapist, Reflexologist

Located at : City of London Clinic

AlexAlex started practicing Martial Arts (Taekwondo ITF) at an early age and in his 17 years of practice he became a multiple national champion. From 2001 until 2007, he was selected in the Romanian National Taekwondo Team. During these years he has won multiple international competitions becoming European and World Champion at different categories and in 2005 obtained a Black Belt with 2nd degree.

His sports experience has led him to have a better understanding of the different stresses and tensions that may be placed upon the body during a competition and training. Since then he has become increasingly interested in sports injuries and has decided to develop his skills in Physiotherapy and Sports & Remedial Massage.

Studying Physiotherapy at Physical Education and Sports University in Romania (2004-2008) has helped him to improve his knowledge about sports and physiotherapy and has also introduced him to Sports and Remedial Massage.

In 2006 he started working as a sports massage therapist and continued learning and developing his knowledge into complementary massage types and techniques. At the moment, he is fully qualified in Sports and Remedial Massage, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic Drainage, Reflexology, Cellulite Breakdown, Aromatherapy and Deep Tissue. During his training and working years as a massage therapist he has collaborated with several massage centres, clinics and with two Taekwondo clubs treating and working with a wide range of clients from athletes to disabled persons with different needs and problems.

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Daniela Cherneva BSc (Hons)

Sports Massage Therapist

Located at : Located at : Paddington Clinic (Tuesdays evenings ) , and London Docklands Clinic (Thursday evenings)

DanielaDaniela qualified as a sports and dance therapist with London Metropolitan University. She has worked in private and NHS physio clinics, a contemporary dance school and rugby teams helping with postural assessments, screening, injury prevention and rehabilitation. She strongly believes that sports and remedial massage are essential in preventing injuries, back pain and stress.

Daniela has a keen interest in gymnastics and ballet due both to her Bulgarian origins, a country in which ballet and rhythmic gymnastics schools have achieved international acclaim, and having grown up in a family that includes professional ballet dancers and teachers. She has worked alongside physiotherapists and choreographers at The Place - contemporary dance school, and The Bulgarian National School of Dance Art helping with injuries recovering, auditions and screening programmes.

Daniela also works as a sports therapist at London Welsh Rugby club.

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Robyn Tayelor MCSP HCPC Bsc Physiotherapy


Located at : Located at : Paddington Clinic, City of London Clinic and London Docklands Clinic

Robyn TayelorRobyn graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa with a BSc Physiotherapy Honours. She also has a post graduate diploma in Sports Physiotherapy and has attended many other courses and programmes.

Robyn graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa with a BSc Physiotherapy Honours. She also has a post graduate diploma in Sports Physiotherapy and has attended many other courses and programmes.

She has considerable work experience in Hospitals, private practices, the NHS, Field-side sports and travelling with athletes. She specialises in acute and chronic musculoskeletal and orthopaedic injuries. Robyn has a particular interest in working on the rehabilitation and prevention of injury in her patients, particularly those that are sports related.

Robyn has had the privilege of working with individual riders for two years at The Cape Epic International Cycle Tour and other highly regarded events. She works closely with cyclists investing hours into injury prevention, training programmes and education to enhance cycling efficiency.

She is an enthusiastic sportswoman with a love for Mountain biking, long distance trail running, triathlons and field hockey. She is at home when she is outdoors and being active. Robyn loves her profession and meeting new people. She firmly also believes that through education and self-understanding her patients can self manage and prevent injury.


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