The Team

Our physiotherapists are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and are registered with the Health Professions Council and the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.

We treat all musculo-skeletal problems including neck and back problems, sports injuries, headaches, balance disorders, whiplash, occupational related disorders and can provide post-operative rehabilitation.

We are recommended by the Pelvic Partnership in the treatment of pregnancy related pelvic pain.

Clare Woodward

Clare qualified as a physiotherapist from Birmingham University in 1995 and specialised in musculoskeletal pain and injuries, working within the NHS and private practise.

She started working with Gloucester Rugby in 1996 taking a full time post in 1999 and then moving to become Head Physio at Worcester Rugby in 2001 until 2006. She was part of the team that led to Worcester being promoted to the Premiership.

James Clapp

James Clapp qualified from Oxford Brookes University with BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy in 2008. 

Since qualifying James has worked within the NHS and privately throughout Gloucestershire in a variety of settings. James joined us in 2013 and previously worked within the Gloucestershire Children and young peoples team as the special interest team lead for musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

Kirsty Greenwood

Kirsty Greenwood qualified as a physiotherapist from the University of the West of England in Bristol in 2001. She gained her initial experience down on the South Coast in Bournemouth and Poole, developing a sound clinical grounding in all aspects of physiotherapy.

 

Zoe Coltraro

Zoe Coltraro qualified as a physiotherapist from Birmingham University in 2003 and spent her early career in Worcestershire gaining experience in a wide variety of physiotherapy specialities in both NHS and private practice.

She soon specialised in musculoskeletal and sports injury combining this with hydrotherapy to work as a senior physiotherapist at Worcester Royal Hospital.

Natalie Gonsalves

Natalie Gonsalves qualified as a physiotherapist from King's College London in 2005 and specialised in musculoskeletal pain and injuries, working within the NHS and private practice.

She has worked within Gloucestershire Hospitals gaining experience in the core areas of physiotherapy and has since specialised in musculoskeletal outpatients and sports injuries.

Georgina Taft

Georgina Taft qualified in 1993 from Manchester University. She gained her initial experience in both Birmingham and London, working for the NHS, private sector and within the military. She also had the opportunity to work abroad, including Australia, voluntary work in Calcutta and working as a physiotherapist in the French Alps.

Lucy Richens

Lucy qualified with a first class honours degree in physiotherapy from the University of Birmingham in 2008. She started her career working for the NHS in Gloucestershire, gaining experience in a variety of disciplines, before specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Lucy has worked with Worcester Reds netball team, who compete in National Premier League 1, and maintains close links with the club. Her experience has allowed her to gain a wealth of knowledge in treating a wide range of conditions and the opportunity to work with national and international standard athletes. Lucy has also developed a specialism in treating musculoskeletal pain during pregnancy whilst working for the NHS.

Prior to physio, Lucy gained a degree in Sport and Exercise Science at Leeds Met Carnegie University which she finds complements her physio well. She is also a qualified APPI Pilates instructor.

In her spare time Lucy enjoys playing netball, which she has played at national level, as well as tennis and skiing.

Laura Collins

Laura Collins completed a BSc in Sport Science and Physical Education at Loughborough University, specialising in sport psychology, skill acquisition, fitness and training before qualifying as a physiotherapist from Coventry University in 2004.

Angela Hardie

Angela Hardie's first degree was Anatomical Science studied at Bristol University. This proved extremely useful on continuing at the University West of England studying physiotherapy. After qualifying as a physiotherapist in 2007 Angela spent her early career working within Gloucestershire Hospitals gaining experience in the core areas of physiotherapy.

Hannah Gray

Hannah Gray qualified with a first class Hons. degree in 2004 and quickly specialised in the field of Women's Health Physiotherapy. She has gained nine years experience within the NHS working in three of the countries leading hospitals, Saint Mary's Women's Hospital in Manchester, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London and Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital, also in London. Each position facilitated extensive clinical experience and the opportunity to work within highly specialist medical teams. Her specialist area is pelvic floor dysfunction, which may present as bladder, bowel or sexual problems - including vaginismus or painful intercourse.

Hannah recognises the role of physiotherapy in preparing for childbirth and during the recovery period. She inspires women to take an active role with practical tips and lifestyle changes. She is a fully qualified Pilates instructor, and has specialised experience of antenatal and postnatal Pilates. She has worked at two specialist gynaecological oncology centres treating patients both in the early days following surgery and then post-operatively during recovery. 
 
She has also worked privately for 'Lulubaby', a London based antenatal class company,  and The Women's Wellness Centre in Chelsea.
 
Outside of work Hannah enjoys leading an active lifestyle - running, cycling, tennis and touch/tag rugby.
 

Holly Derrick

Holly is a level 4 Sports Massage Therapist. She has been working in the sports industry for the last 7 years running her own private swim school and she also has a degree in Sports Conditioning and Coaching from the University of the West of England which she completed in 2009.

Holly is a huge sports enthusiast; her main sport being Eventing which she has competed at from a young age.

Kim Owen

Kim Owen is a fully qualified Sports Therapist, Tutor, Assessor and ASA swim coach. She is also an established open water swimmer (Solo English Channel 2011). Her knowledge is enhanced by her own personal achievements in the past in Triathlon (GB Age Group Team), Running, Netball, Endurance events, Surf Lifesaving and Open Water Swimming.
 

Charlotte Jones

Charlotte (Charlie) is the Practice Manager at Back into Action Physiotherapy. Charlie joined Clare when the clinic opened in July 2011 and has since seen the clinic grow in both size of building and number of physiotherapists. Charlie, with Hazel's help, deals with all of the admin and paperwork enabling the physios to do what they do best .... fix patients!

Charlie is kept busy outside of work with 3 children and enjoys running, cycling, pilates and yoga.

Suzie Matty

Suzie qualified as a physiotherapist from Kings College London in 2004.  Suzie originally came to Back into Action as a client, then provided maternity cover for Practise Manager Charlie and continued to provide admin support until 2017.   Inspired by the pilates classes held at BIA and encouraged by some of the lovely physios Suzie has now completed her APPI Pilates training and takes a number of the pilates classes.  Suzie is currently under taking her Pilates Equipment training (also with the APPI).

Although various life events meant that she did not persue her career in physiotherapy, as a keen sports person and some one who has experienced their fare share of challenges (mostly due to falling off horses!) Suzie has first hand experience of the huge benefits of Pilates.  

Suzie spends most of her "spare" time riding horses, walking her 2 terriers and cycling places for coffee and cake.

 

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