Meet The Team
Jason is a New Zealand trained Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist graduating from Auckland University of Technology. He previously studied at Otago University in New Zealand completing a BSc in Anatomy and Structural Biology.
Jason joined the CPPG team in 2014 and works at our Crystal Palace clinic.
He has worked at a busy private practice in New Zealand and has experience with the management of a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries. During his time in New Zealand he worked with numerous sports teams including Rugby, Cricket, Netball and Hockey from an amateur to an elite level. He has completed post graduate courses in dry needling, kinesio taping, biomechanics of cycling and running, Pilates and manual therapy. Jason has a keen interest and passion for sports physiotherapy, in particular running related injuries.
In his spare time Jason enjoys the gym, playing numerous sports, running and travelling.
Annabelle worked as a professional dancer for 10 years, performing with Matthew Bourne’s 'New Adventures’ and in West End Musicals. Once her career came to an end and having experienced some very effective physiotherapy treatment over the years, she decided to retrain.
She has since had 8 years experience working in a wide variety of specialisms at St George’s Hospital.
Her specialism of interest is Women’s Health, which involves a wide range of conditions, from pelvic girdle pain, carpel tunnel syndrome, through to incontinence. She has had further training in Pilates and Acupuncture, and advanced Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor training with Maeve Whelan.
Annabelle is a huge advocate of exercise, and feels it is very necessary for a healthy body and soul. She loves yoga, ballet or just lots of walking. She has two small children so (in theory) spare time would involve lots of yoga, theatre and travel!
Justin is a physiotherapist and exercise physiologist based at our Crystal Palace and Orpington Clinics. Justin graduated from the University of Sydney, Australia with a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science and a Masters of Physiotherapy in 2010. Justin has a depth of experience working in the musculoskeletal, sports and rehabilitations settings within Australia and the UK.
Justin has worked in both the private and NHS settings, as well for a number of netball, football and athletics teams. His special interests are lower back and neck pain, tendon and joint injuries of the lower limb, shoulder pain, running and cycling biomechanics, sports injuries, vestibular physiotherapy and headache management. Justin is also our Men's Health Specialist at Crystal Palace and along with Chris Hall has specialist training in Shockwave Therapy treatment.
Justin is a keen triathlete, so when he is not treating patients he will usually be found swimming, cycling or running.
Sarah qualified as a physiotherapist from The University of Manchester. She began her career in the NHS in a London Trust as a junior physiotherapist gaining a broad range of experience in different areas of physiotherapy including musculoskeletal, paediatrics and intensive care. In 2006, Sarah went to work in New Zealand for 2 years. Here she worked in private clinics treating largely sporting injuries, especially skiing related.
Sarah joined Crystal Palace Physio Group in 2009 and set up our Women’s Health Service, which is her area of special interest. She treats a wide range of conditions from pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain to incontinence problems. She has published several articles helping new mums return to exercise.
Sarah also treats musculoskeletal injuries with a particular interest in skiing and running injuries. Sarah is trained in both Pilates and Acupuncture.
In her spare time Sarah is a keen runner, triathlete and loves nothing more than a big powder day on the mountain!
Sarah recently returned from maternity leave and is based at our Crystal Palace clinic on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Chris qualified as a physiotherapist from Oxford Brookes University. Prior to this he studied Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Exeter. Chris has worked in several large teaching Hospitals in a variety of settings including gym rehabilitation, hydrotherapy, spinal management and post fracture rehabilitation.
Chris joined the company in 2013 and specialises in a variety of musculoskeletal conditions including spinal and peripheral joint treatment, sports injuries and post-operative rehabilitation. Chris is a Team Leader and is based at our Crystal Palace clinic. He also has specialist training in Shockwave Therapy treatment.
Chris also works with semi-professional rugby players at Barnes RFC. This includes pitch side first aid, treatment clinics and high level rehabilitation to return to play. In his spare time Chris likes to play various racket sports and train for middle distance running events.
Anthony studied Physiotherapy at the University of Brighton and is also a qualified sports massage therapist. Since graduating Anthony has worked in the private sector specialising in sports injuries and medico legal cases.
Additionally, Anthony works for local rugby team Sidcup Rugby Football Club, helping with match days and an evening clinic during the week. His clinical interests include acupuncture, manual therapy and exercise based rehab sessions.
Ann qualified from the University of East London. She has since worked in large London teaching hospitals including Kings College Hospital. She has treated a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions including spinal pain, soft tissue injuries and post-operative rehabilitation.
Ann has worked with Crystal Palace Football Club’s Academy teams, English Institute of Sport Weightlifters and has experience in acute sports injuries and sports specific rehabilitation/injury prevention. She has a special interest in running assessments, lower limb rehabilitation and acupuncture
Danielle 'Danni' Thorn
Danni graduated from Exeter University where she studied Exercise and Sport Sciences, and then went on to complete a Masters in Physiotherapy (pre-registration) at King’s College London. During her Physiotherapy degree she also trained to be a Personal Trainer and soon after qualified as a Les Mills GRIT and CXWORX instructor.
Danni has worked for the CPPG Occupational Health team, before transitioning on to join the Private Services team at our Crystal Palace Clinic. She specialises in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, treating spinal and peripheral joint pathologies, ranging from sports injuries to the elderly. Her approach is to treat holistically, taking not just the body into account but the mind as well.
When Danni's not at work, you’ll find her training at the gym, teaching exercise classes or individually training clients.
Clare studied Physiotherapy at University of Brighton and has over 18 years’ experience in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, within the NHS and private practice. This includes treating a wide spectrum of conditions including acute and persisting low back pain, post orthopaedic surgery and reconstruction as well as rehabilitation and sporting injuries.
Within the NHS, she is a Team Leader and works in Orthopaedic and fracture clinics, Haemophilia and out-patients. Clare is involved in regular weekly teaching and enjoys keeping up to date with the best research to help manage musculoskeletal problems more effectively. Currently Clare is completing MSc modules in Advanced Physiotherapy Practice.
Personally, Clare enjoys fitness and exercise. She is passionate that everyone should regularly exercise for their physical and mental well-being. Clare is based at our Crystal Palace clinic.
Our resident Northerner, Adam graduated from the University of Nottingham with a first Class Honours Degree in Physiotherapy. Since graduating, he has gained a wide range of experience in assessing and treating musculoskeletal conditions in both NHS and Private sectors.
A self-confessed geek, he has completed postgraduate qualifications in deep tissue massage, joint manipulation, acupuncture, taping and bio-mechanical analysis.
Adam is currently based at the Crystal Palace clinic. He has a special interest in sports injuries, particularly in the management of running related conditions, however Adam is no one trick pony! He will tailor treatment to your specific needs and overall goals.
When not perfecting his hair (his prize asset!), Adam is a keen runner who has completed numerous marathon and half marathon events. Renowned for his patient rapport, Adam is dedicated to getting you back to peak fitness and is committed to supporting you throughout your journey to full recovery.
As a deep tissue therapist, Louise uses sports massage techniques alongside the wisdom of Thai massage and her recent study of cranio-sacral therapy to ease tight and aching bodies, increase range of movement and unwind body tension.
An adolescence enjoying dance, athletics and rowing - and being injured more often than not - has fuelled Louise's desire to help other people heal and repair their bodies. She loves to work with clients from all walks of life and relishes the challenge of unravelling tension and improving the function of bodies, old or young. Over the past 4 year at CPPG this has included professional and amateur athletes, Paralympic swimmers, DIY fanatics, gardeners, yogis, marathon runners, desk based workers, stunt men (!) and many more.
Outside of the clinic, Louise's continued love of movement now draws her to spend time in nature, wild swimming and cycling. She's also a self-confessed yoga addict and is a Yoga Alliance certified teacher for both adults and teens.
Louise is based at our Crystal Palace clinic.
Stephanie is a Canadian trained physiotherapist who graduated from the University of Alberta with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. She also previously studied Kinesiology at Western University in Ontario.
In Canada, she specialized in musculoskeletal therapy and worked in a busy private practice. She has worked with patients of all ages and activity levels. Since graduating, Stephanie has completed courses in manual therapy and dry needling.
Stephanie enjoys working with all types of patients. Her goal for each patient is to give them the tools necessary to manage their rehab. Additionally, Stephanie believes that education empowers patients to better understand their injuries and the importance of treatment.
Stephanie is based at our Mottingham clinic. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, photography and traveling. Prior to moving to the UK, she also enjoyed playing golf and snowshoeing.
Jenna qualified as a physiotherapist from Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. She has since worked as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist in both private and NHS clinics, and with premier level rugby teams in Auckland; providing side-line first aid and high level sports rehabilitation. She has treated a range of different musculoskeletal conditions including acute and chronic sports injuries, spinal pain and post-operative rehabilitation.
Being a keen runner herself, Jenna has a particular interest in running related injuries and sport-specific injury prevention and rehabilitation. She likes to use a combination of hands on therapy and exercise-based rehabilitation in order to achieve patient goals.
Emmanuel qualified as a physiotherapist from the University of East Anglia and had previously studied a post graduate certificate in Sports Medicine, Exercise & Health at UCL.
Emmanuel has a diverse skill set having worked within several different private practice settings. This includes working with professional rugby and football clubs of which he is currently combining his CPPG work with his role at Millwall Football Club as the lead Academy physiotherapist managing the elite players return to play and pitch side cover.
Emmanuel has particular interest in sports injuries and lower limb conditions. He is currently undertaking Master’s degree modules in Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy. In his spare time he is a keen musician but also enjoys playing football and runs his local men’s team.
Emmanuel is based at our Crayford and Dartford clinic.
Hansa is a New Zealand trained Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. Before joinging the CPPG team, Hansa worked as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist in private practice in Auckland. She has treated a range of different musculoskeletal conditions including acute and chronic sports injuries and post-operative rehabilitation.
Hansa has a particular interest in sports injuries, rehabilitation and injury prevention. She has completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine from Otago University in New Zealand.
Hansa is based at our Islington clinic.
Caroline qualified as a Physiotherapist from St Georges, University of London in 2015. In addition, she also has Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Science.
Since joining the company in 2015 she has worked across the NHS, Private and Occupational Health services. Caroline uses a mixture of exercise and manual therapy within her treatment and has a Diploma in Sports Massage and is also Acupuncture trained.
Having recently moved to Manchester in 2018, Caroline currently works in Occupational Health and Private Physiotherapy services. In her spare time Caroline is a keen runner and enjoys strength training in the gym.
Caroline works at our Trafford and Stretford clinic.
Georgie trained as a gymnast until the age of nineteen and after experiencing many injuries and physiotherapy treatments herself, decided to pursue a career as a physiotherapist. She trained at Essex University, whilst working as an assistant physiotherapist throughout her training. After completing her physiotherapy training, Georgie chose to specialise in musculo-skeletal (MSK) rehabilitation and Occupational Health physiotherapy and began working for RehabWorks physiotherapy in Bury St Edmunds.
She has had further training in Sports Massage and Manual Therapy for the shoulder, lumbar, cervical and thoracic spines.
Georgie enjoys exercise and a balanced lifestyle, regularly partaking in swimming and weight training, yoga and Pilates.
Georgie works in our Bury St Edmunds clinic on Monday mornings and Thursdays afternoons.
Originally from New Zealand, Leroy graduated from the Auckland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy) in 2010. Since graduating, Leroy moved to Melbourne and gained experience working in Musculoskeletal private practice, treating everything from elite sportspeople to elderly patients.
While comfortable treating a range of complaints, Leroy has developed a special interest in sports injuries, weight-lifting biomechanics, neck injury and tendon dysfunction. Leroy uses a systemic approach to identify the root cause of your injury problems, as well as addressing the symptoms. He believes working with patients in partnership, is key to achieving their health goals. Leroy is based at our Kingston clinic.
Outside of work, Leroy has a passion for health and fitness. In his time off you can find him at the gym, obsessively watching the All Blacks or exploring the outdoors.
Katie is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with the Private Team at CPPG. Born and raised in the county of Cork, Ireland, Katie graduated from the University of Limerick in 2014. She moved to New Zealand in 2015 to start her career in physiotherapy and then on to London in 2017 to continue the journey.
Katie chose a career in Physiotherapy to help people in the community rehabilitate and achieve their personal goals. She also enjoys the analysis and problem solving involved when diagnosing a patient’s specific issues.
In her spare time Katie enjoys yoga, live music and road trips. Katie works at our Fulham clinic.
Nick studied Sport Science & Physiology (INT) at the University of Leeds and the University of Queensland, Australia before completing his Masters in Physiotherapy (pre-registration) at Brunel University. Nick joined the Private Team in 2018 and specialises in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. He has worked in both our Private and NHS Teams for CPPG, across many of our London Physiotherapy clinics. Now a full-time member of the Private team, Nick is based at our Crystal Palace and Croydon Clinics.
He has special interests in treating a wide variety of shoulder and lower limb injuries, as well as sports injury rehabilitation. Nick prides himself on building a strong rapport with his patients in order to help them achieve their goals. He is motivated to make rehab fun and regularly attends external courses to further improve his practice.
Outside of work, Nick enjoys attending live music, surfing, playing beach volleyball, and has now taken up the drums to annoy his neighbours. From day one at CPPG, he has adopted the nickname ‘Prince’ for his uncanny Prince William side profile, but we have yet to change his name badge.
Britt is from the Netherlands and graduated in Physiotherapy in 2011. She then specialised in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy and finished her Master of Science in 2015. Britt has been working in the Netherlands for seven years in a private clinic located within a fitness centre. This year, she decided to combine two of her favorite things: working as a physiotherapist and London.
Britt has experience of a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions, but mainly focuses on the management of people with neck and/or back pain. She also has a special interest in treating (chronic) pain. It is always a puzzle to find all the factors that play a role in a persons pain and it is her passion to find the right treatment together to solve and prevent it.
She likes spending time with friends and family, discovering London, play tennis or going for a run. She is a group fitness instructor as well who loves to teach Sh’Bam.
Britt is based at our Crystal Palace and Charing Cross clinics.
Jon received his BSc in Physiotherapy at The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. He has worked as a physio in professional football for Djurgårdens FC in Stockholm, the Copenhagen FC Academy in Denmark and the Fulham FC and Tottenham FC Academy teams.
Jon focuses his treatment and rehabilitation on each patient’s individual needs, lifestyle and goals. He enjoys working with patients from all age groups and backgrounds, who are suffering from acute or chronic musculoskeletal issues. He has completed specialist post-graduate courses in Dry Needling, Manual Therapy, Foot and Ankle Pain, and Chronic Neck Pain.
In his free time, Jon enjoys swimming, coffee, and toast. Jon is based at our Harrow clinic.
Despina qualified in Greece from the University of Patra in 2011. She has since worked in Athens and London, both in musculoskeletal physiotherapy for private and corporate services. She has a special focus on functional rehabilitation and the management of persistent pain, as well as supporting athletes with their return to sporting activities.
Despina has a broad range of clinical experience treating a variety of different problem areas but has specialist interest in treating lower limb, neck and low back injuries. The ultimate goal is to educate her patients about general wellbeing and healthy lifestyle habits to help them effectively manage their current and future injuries.
Despina values a good rapport with her patients and listens carefully so she can understand their individual needs and tailor a rehabilitation plan that will help her patients to achieve their goals.
Outside work Despina enjoys bouldering, travelling, strength training and socialising. Despina works at our Mottingham clinic.
Kate is an Australian trained Physiotherapist, graduating from a Masters degree at Bond University in Queensland, Australia. She previously studied at Queensland University of Technology completing a Bachelor degree in Exercise Physiology. Kate has many years of experience working as an Exercise Physiologist in Australia, specialising in rehabilitation of patients with spinal cord injuries and many other neurological conditions.
Since moving to London, Kate has gained experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings within the NHS and private settings. She has treated a range of different musculoskeletal conditions; acute and chronic sports injuries, spinal pain and post-operative rehabilitation. Kate’s special interests include treating ankle and knee injuries, particularly running related injuries.
Kate works out of our Beckenham and Crystal Palace clinics. In her free time she enjoys travelling, running and pilates.
Claire’s first introduction to massage came whilst at Drama School, where she learned techniques to help cope with the physical demands of her profession. After graduating, Claire went on to have a well-established career within London’s West End but also wanted to develop her interest in massage. Claire took a course in Anatomy, Physiology and Holistic massage. Her passion to learn, lead to a qualification in Clinical Sport and Remedial massage (BTEC L5) under the guidance of the Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage.
Claire now specialises in chronic or ongoing conditions, soft tissue rehabilitation, shoulder dysfunction and injury, swimming injury, pelvic and hip dysfunction, as well as pregnancy massage.
David has practised as an Occupational Therapist for the past 35 years and is a full member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, and registered with the Health & Care Professions Council. His work has been in the UK and abroad, providing services for health authorities, social services and an extensive period working in private practice. David’s specialist experience includes working in the fields of physical disability, mental health and substance abuse.
David's current expertise lies in the provision of recommendations and specifications; focused on allowing people with disabilities to remain at home and maintain their quality of life. This involves providing advice regarding; structural adaptations to an accommodation; designs for bathrooms, kitchens, stair access and ground floor extensions; reports and recommendations for people planning to rehouse; and information on specialist equipment which will make life easier to manage.
David aims to work with his clients in an inclusive manner, so that all voices are heard and the problem solving results in a solution which is feasible, practical and agreeable to all.
David works for our domiciliary Therapy@Home team.
Suzy graduated from Keele University in Staffordshire and has worked in the NHS and private practice in the UK and South Africa. Her past experience is within specialist hospitals for chest conditions, orthopaedic/spinal units and rheumatology. Suzy joined CPPG in 2009 and works for both Occupational Health and Private Services teams.
Suzy specialises in musculoskeletal conditions, but sees clients with neurological and balance disorders as well as long term conditions such as Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis and respiratory/chest conditions. Suzy has worked for Marks & Spencer and theatre as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist, covering all ergonomic, stress-related Occupational Health issues.
Suzy worked in China for a short period learning Acupuncture. She developed an interest in Tai Chi and has her Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructors Certificate, as well as Pilates. Her interests include a holistic approach to all conditions, return to work plans and working towards achievable functional goals.
Outside of work Suzy enjoys walking, cycling, swimming, going to the theatre, listening to music and travelling. She has done several long walks for charity. Suzy works for our domiciliary Therapy@Home team.
Angie is a neurological rehabilitation specialist. She treats clients with a neurological diagnosis including but not limited to stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, parkinson’s disease and neuro-oncology.
Angie has worked in various clinics within neuro rehabilitation including vestibular, falls and balance, botulinum toxin and return to running clinics. She has experience with the use of robotics such as the Exoskeleton, Bionic Leg and Alter G Gravity eliminated treadmill.
Angie trained and qualified in New Zealand before moving to work in a large tertiary hospital setting in Melbourne, Australia. She then worked in Southampton and for various NHS trusts across London. She is currently working for Guys and St Thomas Trust in the Neurological Rehabilitation Enhanced Transition Team (NETT), delivering intensive physiotherapy input within the home. She is currently completing her APPI Pilates Instructor training. Her interests include running, yoga, pilates, climbing, hiking, and any accessible outdoor activity!
Angie works for our domiciliary Therapy@Home team.
Amanda Squires is a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and has worked as a clinician, manager, commissioner and academic, with a particular expertise in elderly rehabilitation and long term disability.
Amanda has a PhD in Quality Studies and MSc in Health Planning and Financing and has been an honorary professor in health care quality. She has written several books and articles on elderly care, rehabilitation & health care quality. She worked as an inspector for the UK’s health regulator, the Health Care Commission (now Care Quality Commission) from 2000-07.
Amanda has extensive rehabilitation experience as well as acupuncture and works for our domiciliary Therapy@Home team.