John Dennis, Clinical Specialist MCSP, MACP Physiotherapist, Bike fit Specialist and Educator

John qualified as a physiotherapist in 1991 and worked full time in elite sport from 1998 to 2009, as Lead Physiotherapist with Badminton England, regionally with the English Institute of Sport and Lead Physiotherapist with British Triathlon. 

As part of these roles he had the opportunity to work at multiple international events, World Championships, Commonwealth Games and as part of Team GB at the Olympic Games in Athens 2004 and 2008. 

In an evolving role as a recognised expert in cycling biomechanics, he has since worked with a multitude of pro cycling teams including Team Sky, Orica, MTN Qhebeka on their bike fits as well as physiotherapy support and provided education and training to bike fitters nationally and internationally. Analyzing sports injuries, movement patterns and contributing faults combined with expert manual skills provide athletes and patients with the best chance of a quick recovery and individualised bike positional work.

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Katherine Vials MCSP, BSc (Hons), MSc SEM Physiotherapist and APPI Pilates Instructor

Katherine qualified as a physiotherapist in 2007 and she specialises in sports physiotherapy. She has always taken a keen interest in sport and competed as a professional athlete at the 2004 Athens Olympics, finishing seventh in the double handed ladies sailing event.  

Katherine has worked as a Physiotherapist with Olympic and Commonwealth Games athletes and has worked with the English Institute of Sport, Durham University and Newcastle University sports teams, Newcastle City Gymnastics Club and British Rowing.
Katherine is also currently engaged as the Lead Physiotherapist on the Start programme at British Rowing.  The Start programme is a high performance training programme which identifies, recruits and develops individuals to become Olympic and World Championship rowers. 

Katherine is also an APPI (Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute) trained pilates instructor.  Her combined skills as a specialist sports physiotherapist and an APPI qualified pilates instructor allows her to run classes which utilise and exploit her in-depth understanding of musculoskeletal problems, injury prevention and injury management.

In 2012 Katherine completed a Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine from Nottingham University.

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Morgan Lloyd MCSP, MACPSEM Physiotherapist, Bike fit Specialist and Educator

Morgan has experience with athletes from a wide range of sports and activities and enjoys working with sports people of all ages and abilities. He has a particular interest in performance, screening, injury prevention and biomechanical analysis in cycling and triathlon.

Qualifying as a physiotherapist in 2009, Morgan went on to work in the NHS in North Yorkshire. His interest in sports injury and rehabilitation, and especially cycling biomechanics and bike fitting, lead him to a move to London where he trained and worked at Cyclefit.

Since moving North again in 2016 Morgan has worked in professional sport at UCI Pro Continental cycling team One Pro Cycling, the Great Britain Cycling Team, where he worked at the 2017 UCI Road World Championships, and UCI Women’s team WNT Pro Cycling. Most recently he has worked at UCI World Tour team, Team Sky, working at some of the biggest races in the sport including the 2018 Giro d’Italia.

As keen road cyclist himself, Morgan rides most days and occasionally hits the trails on his mountain bike too.

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Kate Charlton MCSP, BSc (Hons) HCPC Physiotherapist

Since qualifying with a first-class honours degree in Physiotherapy from Northumbria in 2016, Kate has gained an NHS background across a wide range of physiotherapy disciplines including musculoskeletal, orthopaedics, neuro/elderly and respiratory.

Over the last six years Kate has built her own private client base offering sports massage, strength and conditioning, triathlon coaching and more recently physiotherapy. She works with a wide range of clients from age group performance athletes in running, cycling, swimming and triathlon as well as recreational athletes and clients with non-sport related injuries and conditions.

Kate believes individuals who commit to physiotherapy and an ongoing engagement in activity will reap the benefits in terms of developing functional strength, and fatigue and injury resistance culminating in an improvement in quality of life, thereby enabling you to improve your performance in your chosen sport/activity and life in general.

In the last 10 years Kate has gained a range of complimentary qualifications as well as 1:1 and group coaching/teaching experience to support her delivery of individualised physiotherapy care and help people to achieve their goals. Her qualifications and experience include Level 2 qualifications in coaching triathlon, running and cycling; Level 2 swim teaching, L3 sports massage, L3 personal training, gym instructing, indoor cycling and kettlebells.

Kate enjoys being a role model to her young daughter, who she regularly swims, bikes and runs with. Having personally completed a range of sporting events such as a 24hr endurance ride, a 39-mile ultra-marathon in the Lake District and several triathlons up to middle distance, Kate's focus for 2018 is the Rat race Coast 2 Coast two-day challenge which will see her and her event partner running, cycling and kayaking a total of 105 miles in Scotland, well that's if she learns how to Kayak!

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Fiona Watson MCSP, BSc (Hons) HCPC Physiotherapist

Fiona qualified as a chartered physiotherapist from Northumbria University  in 2005. She has gained knowledge and experience in the NHS within critical care, neurological rehab, respiratory, Paediatrics (orthopaedic, paediatric neuro, Talipes Equinovarus babies), musculoskeletal and Orthopaedics, Burns and plastics with reconstructive surgery.

Fiona then went on to study Orthopaedic Medicine and acupuncture at post graduate level. She has developed a clinical interest in Musculoskeletal and Orthopaedic trauma, with a particular interest in Tibial plateau fractures and Anterior Cruciate ligament Reconstructions as a result of trauma through sports injuries. This clinical background enables her to manage and treat sports injuries with a particular emphasis on lower limb biomechanics, and higher-level sports rehab.

Since joining the Physiohaüs team, Fiona enjoys working with clients and athletes diagnosing and treating all aspects of musculoskeletal/orthopaedic and sports injury conditions. She has a varied case load from treating Paediatric/adolescent conditions, triathletes, Ironman competitors, cyclists, runners and rowers. She also provides rehab post injury together with prevention strategies, higher level rehab with a graded return to sport.

Fiona also specialises in the  Run Analysis Service, this provides her with accurate measurements from a runner using - physiotherapy assessment, video motion analysis together with a structured run rehab programme to improve performance and prevent repetitive injuries. 

Outside of work Fiona enjoys photography, salsa, cycling, mountain trekking and Collie training.

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Vicky Percy MCSP, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapist

Vicky qualified at Nottingham University in 2002, obtaining a First Class (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy. She has 12 years of experience working for the NHS and in Occupational Health, private practice and elite sport in Leicester, Sunderland, Limerick, Ireland, where she lived for 3 years, Gosforth and Durham University. She has worked with all level of athletes across a range of sports, including rugby union (Leicester Tigers; Young Munster RUFC, Limerick), netball, Irish dancing, gaelic football, hurling, athletics, swimming, rowing, lacrosse and hockey.

Vicky presently works privately here at Physiohaüs as well as within Occupational Health and for the English Institute of Sport at Gateshead International Stadium, where she treats elite athletes in the North East. This includes members of the Women’s English Rugby Union Squad, Paralympic athletes, GB trampolinists and the Newcastle Eagles.

Vicky is also a member of the medical team for National Division 1 side, Blaydon RUFC and the Irish Rugby League Squad, who she travelled with to the Rugby League World Cup in October 2013. She also works as Physiotherapist for British Swimming and travelled to the European Championships and World Junior Championships in Baku and Singapore in Summer, 2015.

What Vicky loves most about her job is the number of people she meets every day from all walks of life!! Vicky is fascinated by the body and takes pride in problem solving and assisting the individual needs of every patient to optimise their recovery so they can resume their quality of life.

Vicky utilises a mixture of treatment techniques including manual therapy, soft tissue therapy, biomechanics, exercise prescription and rehabilitation. Vicky also has a keen interest in chronic pain.

Vicky had the honour of representing England at all age groups in netball and played in the National Super League for teams including Team Northumbria. She now spends her spare time running, continues to play netball locally and nationally, coaching the U16 Tyne and Wear County Netball Academy, travelling and socialising with friends.

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Catherine Bowe MCSP, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapist

Catherine qualified as a Chartered physiotherapist from University Of Cumbria in 2011. She worked in Penrith Hospital and the Cumberland Infirmary for 1 year before focusing on musculoskeletal skills and began working for a private physiotherapy company offering care within GP surgeries as well as the workplace in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Catherine believes her best characteristic is her bubbly personality and the ability to engage with all her patients well.

Catherine has worked with a variety of athletes in different environments, including rugby union, football and runners. She is keen to keep active and fit, and regularly incorporates her patients rehabilitation plans into a gym environment when they wish. Catherine believes that completing your rehabilitation in an environment you feel comfortable in will gain the better outcome as well as enjoying it overall.

Catherine likes a hands-on approach to her treatment and enjoys manual therapy and soft tissue massage treatments the most. She has a keen interest in biomechanics of the lower limb and is part of our running analysis team.

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Amy Archer MCSP, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapist

Amy qualified as a Chartered physiotherapist from University of Northumbria in 2004. She worked at Darlington Hospital for 2 years covering all aspects of physiotherapy before focusing her skills on the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal problems. Amy began working for a private physiotherapy company after this, offering care within GP surgeries & the Occupational Health setting, following this she moved into private practice offering a range of manual therapy techniques alongside advice and rehabilitation, this is where Amy feels she can achieve the best outcomes for her patients.

Amy has developed a keen interest in Women’s Health Physiotherapy both pre and postnatal. This progressed after having her own children and meeting a lot of women who have had struggles after childbirth and found they were at a loss as to where to go for help. Amy feels this is an area that is generally lacking in support but with her skills she can make a huge difference to someone’s well being both physically and emotionally.

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Jon Bateman BSc (Hons), MRes, IBFI bike fit specialist, sports massage therapist & elite cycling coach

Jon is a postgraduate sports scientist and therapist with a long-term personal and professional interest in cycling. He is a member of the International Bike Fit Institute and has been bike-fitting since 2013 with a particular interest in the physiology and biomechanics of bike racing.

In 2015 Jon qualified as a sports massage therapist, registering with the Sports Massage Association. Beginning by treating the aches and pains of elite athletes, Jon now has a varied and strong client base, also treating those who develop pain as a result of day-to-day life.

Jon is an experienced cycling coach. Previously working as a British Cycling coach for youth and junior riders for a number of years, Jon now works with a core group of U23 and junior riders from around the North that are looking to take the next step into professional cycling.

Jon really enjoys working one-to-one with his clients, training and educating them on all aspects of cycling, including lifestyle and nutrition, helping them to understand how small changes can have a big impact on their quality of life and performance.

Jon graduated with a first class honours in Sports Science in 2014 and an MRes in Exercise Science in 2016. During his studies, Jon has researched and published work on the influence of positional biomechanics on gross efficiency (Journal of Cycling Science, 2014) and the effect of hot and cold drinks on thermoregulation perception and performance in cyclists (European Journal of Applied Physiology, 2018).

Not surprisingly Jon is a very keen cyclist but surfs regularly to get away from two wheels every now and then. 

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Sarah Hardy, Sports Massage Therapist

Sarah is a graduate of Northumbria, where she completed her degree in Applied Sports Science. Having a keen interest in the body, how it works and responds to the demands placed upon it, she began engaging in a more holistic approach to her practise. She went on to set up her own therapy and sports injury clinic, which has been running for the last ten years. 

Her repertoire of treatments has expanded over the years, in the belief that a multi pronged approach allows her to work alongside her clients, offering them a more informed choice over their treatment plan. Essentially providing a unique treatment plan for each which aims to address emotional balance as well as physical. In her practise and personal life, Sarah is a big advocate of prevention and maintenance, rather than cure.

Sarah has provided treatment and rehabilitation for runners, cyclists and various other sportsmen and women over her ten year career; however she also deals with those who acquire everyday injuries, postural related and degenerative conditions. She is keen to point out that such provision is not just there for athletes and those involved in sport.

Sarah is a keen cyclist, doing regular club runs and has run at county level when younger.  She has has taken several trips abroad to work with various conservation and wildlife rescue organisations; a subject of which she is very passionate about. Outside of her frenetic lifestyle, she can be found with a paintbrush in hand, behind an easel or with her head in a book.

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Tracy Latimer, Clinic Manager

Tracy joined Physiohaüs in February 2015 as Clinic Manager with over 12 years of experience managing private physiotherapy clinics.

With a foundation degree in Leadership and Management, Tracy is passionate about providing exceptional customer service and strives to enhance their experience at Physiohaüs. She loves meeting people and would describe herself as a people person enjoying the buzz that a clinic environment provides.

Tracy's ambition at Physiohaüs is to continue to deliver services to the high standard our clients expect and deserve as well as continually looking at ways to develop the company and the team.