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.

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.

Nicky Hope Hall

Nicky qualified from the University of Birmingham in 1999.  She started her working life in London Teaching Hospitals quickly specialising in Orthopaedics and musculoskeletal injuries and embarking on postgraduate education.

Nicky left London in 2003 to follow her husband's military career, still determined to see hers progress.  She worked in England, Wales and Scotland in NHS and private settings developing clinical, teaching and leadership skills.  She's been a clinical educator and mentor to students and physios and developed self referral services in NHS hospitals and educational and exercise programmes on pain and injury recovery.

Since 2011 she's divided her professional time between the MoD and private work.  She enjoys helping people return to what they want to do; whether that's high performance or sitting at a desk.  Everyone experiences pain in life but everyone's experience of pain is different.  Nicky's motivation and results are driven by understanding, providing thorough assessments, giving honest advice and facilitating effective rehab.  She is passionate about good clinical care and can open doors to improved performance and encourage resilience to future injury.  She is competent in acupuncture and a member of the AACP.

Nicky enjoys any outdoor activity and has a love of learning anything new about treating pain or injury.  She is often running whilst listening to podcasts.

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.

Linda Wood

Linda qualified in 1984 from the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.

After rotating around the main specialities in several hospitals she began to specialise in Trauma and Orthopaedics at the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, which is where she met Clare.


Charlie Hunting

After leaving school, Charlie worked within the equine industry gaining her qualifications (BHSAI and UKCC Level 2) teaching all ages and abilities. She also studied and achieved a 2:1 in International Equine and Agricultural Business Management at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester. After a further three years working in national hunt racing, her passion, Charlie decided to change direction careerwise and qualified as a level 2 gym instructor / level 3 personal trainer and set up her business CJ Fit  


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