John Dennis 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 qualified as a physiotherapist in 2009 and went on to work in the NHS in North Yorkshire. His interest in sports injury and rehabilitation and especially cycling biomechanics lead him to a move to London, training and working with Cyclefit, a leading bike fitting company. As part of his role he was a consultant physiotherapist at UCI World Tour professional cycling team Radioshack-Nissan Trek, Trek Factory Racing, and UCI Women’s team Matrix Pro Cycling where he lead pre-season injury screening and assessment to help optimize rider’s performance.

Morgan specializes in cycling and triathlon injury and prevention, working with athletes of all ages and abilities, but coming from a rugby and snow-sports background, has a keen interest and experience of most sports and sports injuries.

Morgan is a keen cyclist himself, riding most days and regularly taking part in road cycling events, occasionally hitting the trails on his mountain bike too.

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Phil Smith BSc (Hons) MSST Graduate Sports Therapist

Phil is a Graduate Sports Therapist (aff) Leeds Metropolitan University, this builds on a Foundation Degree in Sports Training and Rehabilitation. He has experience of working with a range of different client groups from general population to recreational and performance athletes involving aspects of rehabilitation, injury prevention, nutrition and conditioning in addition to sports therapy and massage.

Phil is a qualified British Triathlon Federation Coach and works with and competes for Total Racing International Triathlon Team where is coach to development squad athlete’s and competes in all distances up to Ironman and ultra distance running events. He has represented the GB Age group team at two World Championships and European Championships and spent several years as a Royal Marine Reservist.

As well as having spent some years developing and implementing group based rehabilitation programmes in NHS services Phil has also worked closely with leading Elite endurance athletes in all aspects of performance analysis, coaching, mentoring and treatment. Additionally Phil has worked alongside Leading sports medicine consultants and EIS Strength & Conditioning specialists developing sports specific rehabilitation programmes.

Phil now is also a recognised Retul bike fitter working closely with John Dennis and within Physiohaüs where he can implement and offer his knowledge of coaching and injury prevention to all patients.

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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 is enjoying working with clients and athletes diagnosing and treating all aspects of musculoskeletal/orthopaedic conditions. She has a varied case load from treating adolescent conditions, triathletes, Ironman competitors, cyclists, runners, rowers together with clients who would like guidance on injury prevention while improving their general fitness.

Fiona also specialises in the Run Analysis Service, this provided her with accurate measurements from a runner using - physiotherapy assessment, video motion analysis together with performance screening to improve performance minimising injury. 

Outside of work Fiona comes from a dance background. She enjoys photography, salsa, mountain biking and mountain trekking, having recently climbed Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, she plans to travel to Nepal to complete the Annapurna circuit/Everest Base camp Trek.

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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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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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Philip Lee, Sports Massage Therapist

Inspired by seeing the positive therapeutic effects of massage and physiotherapy on his wife after she was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, Philip studied sports massage and soft tissue therapy and am qualified as a Level 4 VTCT Sports Massage Therapist.

Philip has worked with people from a wide variety of backgrounds including elite athletes, people from sports and non-sports backgrounds and those with reduced mobility.

As a Level 4 Sports Massage Therapist Philip's role is to provide preventative and therapeutic massage to energise or relax the client, before, during or after their chosen activity with the aim of preventing injury.

Philip is a keen runner and has competed in marathon, half marathon, 10k and 5k races and triathlon. He regularly takes part in the in the Great North Run as well as playing squash and mountain biking.

Philip has had his share of both acute and chronic sports injuries and fully understand the huge frustrations that active, competitive people feel when they are unable to participate in their chosen activities.

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Tracy Latimer, Clinic Manager

Tracy joined Physiohaüs in February 2015 as Clinic Manager. She has over 10 years of experience managing private physiotherapy clinics.

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 and loves the buzz that a clinic environment provides.

Tracy's ambition at Physiohaüs is to continue to deliver service to the high standard our clients expect and to continually look at ways to develop the company and the team.