Our Team

Our highly-qualified and experienced team specialises in a vast range of therapies to meet the needs of our patients, including Sport Injuries, Clinical Pilates, Women’s Health Physiotherapy, Injection Therapy and Acupuncture.

Continuous professional development in our team is incredibly important to ensure we provide the best and clinically effective treatments for our patients recovery.

We are always interested in hearing from experienced clinical or administrative professionals who are interested in working with us here at the clinic.  To register your interest, please send your CV with a covering email to mandy@physiospinalclinic.co.uk

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Mandy Watson

Mandy Watson

Senior Partner

Mandy is the Senior Founding Partner and Clinical Director. Since qualifying Mandy has continued to hone her skills in Orthopaedic, Rehabilitative and Sports Medicine., Mandy is a qualified physiotherapy acupuncturist (accredited by the AACP), holds multiple qualifications with the Australian Pilates Physiotherapy Institute (AAPI) and has been qualified to offer Injection Therapy as an adjunct to other treatments since 2006.

Mandy has lectured at Masters level at the University of Hertfordshire in Musculoskeletal (MSK) Injection Therapy and continues to strive towards providing all her patients with the most up to date, evidenced based treatments to support a return to normal function.

As the Clinical Director, Mandy is passionate about ensuring all patients experience high-quality, clinically effective and compassionate care.

Mandy Watson

Rebecca Sessions Bsc (Hons) Physiotherapy MCSP MHCPC

Becky qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist over 15 Years ago from The University of Hertfordshire. She worked within the NHS for a number of years specialising in MSK Physiotherapy before going to work for a local private hospital.

In 2010 she won a scholarship to Bradford University and was awarded a Post Graduate Certificate for Physiotherapy in Women’s Health. She subsequently worked locally for Ramsey Health as their national lead in Women’s and Men’s Health Physiotherapy.

Becky specialises in:

  • Women’s and Men’s Health (therapeutic treatment of incontinence, prolapse, pelvic pain and constipation)
  • Mummy MOT
  • Complex MSK conditions
  • Acupuncture for MSK and pregnancy related issues

Becky is a member of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and is registered with The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Rachel Copp

Rachel Copp BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy MCSP MHCPC

Rachel is a Chartered Physiotherapist attaining a first-class BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy at Brighton University. She has worked with-in both the NHS and private sector since, specializing in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy for the last 10 years. In Hertfordshire, Rachel ran the regional Ankylosing Spondylitis exercise group. She is now an Advanced Spinal Physiotherapy Practitioner at Addenbrooks Hospital and is currently studying Advanced Physiotherapy at Masters level.

Rachel specialises in:

  • Complex Spinal Conditions
  • Shoulder and elbow conditions
  • Acupuncture
  • Clinical Pilates
  • Treatment for scoliosis

Rachel is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), and registered with The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Vicky Sharpe

Victoria Sharpe BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy MCSP MHCPC

Vicky qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from the University of Hertfordshire in 2006 and worked within the NHS for six years specialising in musculoskeletal outpatient physiotherapy before moving to the private sector. Alongside this Vicky has also been Team Lead Physiotherapist for Welwyn Rugby Club since 2006 and has completed her Sports Trauma Management qualifications.

Vicky specialises in:

  • Sports injury treatment and rehabilitation (in particular Rugby and running related injuries)
  • Acupuncture
  • Assd

Vicky is a member of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), and registered with The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Tracy Draper

Tracy Draper BSc ( Hons) Physiotherapy MCSP MHCPC MAPPI

Tracy is a Chartered Physiotherapist with over 13 years of experience working within the NHS. She is our longest serving Associate having been working with the clinic for over 10 years. She also works part time as a senior MSK Physiotherapist within the local NHS outpatient department.

Tracy Specialises in:

  • Clinical Pilates. Tracy is a fully accredited member of the APPI ( Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute) and has a wealth of experience teaching Clinical Pilates classes as well as 1 to 1 sessions. She has completed training in both Ante and Post-natal Pilates, Pilates for scoliosis, and also runs and advanced course of Pilates for Runners.
  • Running Injuries
  • Acupuncture

Tracy is a member of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), and registered with The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Martyn Cooper

Martyn Flood BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy MCSP MHCPC

Martyn qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from the University of Hertfordshire 8 years ago and has worked within the NHS since as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist. He has worked with the clinic since 2018. He has a special interest in functional rehabilitation, working closely with his patients in our gym area.

Martyn specialises in:

  • Sports injury treatment and functional rehabilitation
  • Shoulder injuries and rehabilitation of the sporting shoulder
  • Acupuncture

Martyn is a member of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), and registered with The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Miles Larter

Miles Larter BSc (Hons) MCSP MHCPC

Miles gained a degree in Sports Therapy from the University of Bedfordshire 5 years ago, and worked within the private sector focusing on the treatment and rehabilitation of a variety of sporting injuries. As a Sports Therapist Miles worked with Wycombe Wonderers FC offering pitch side cover as well as pre and post-match treatment clinics.

He then gained a place at The University of Hertfordshire to progress his studies and qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapists in 2019. Miles is now a Senior Inpatient Physiotherapist within the NHS working with a wide range of patients including Orthopaedics, Care of the Elderly and Neurology.

Miles specialises in:

  • Advanced soft tissue techniques and sports massage
  • Sports injury rehabilitation and return to sport
  • Sports specific strength and conditioning training
  • Strapping and taping
  • Dry needling

Miles is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and registered with The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Ian J Johnston

Ian J Johnston BSc(Hons) MCSP MHCPC

Ian qualified in 1999 from The University of Hertfordshire with an Honours Degree in Physiotherapy. He worked within the NHS for a number of years gaining experience in a wide range of physiotherapy disciplines before specialising in Musculoskeletal (MSK) Physiotherapy within the hospital. He ran classes for those with back and knee problems, and also provided Physiotherapy input to a Falls Clinic for the elderly.

In 2008 Ian left the NHS to work in the private sector focusing on the treatment of MSK conditions in both a private clinic and occupational health department. Since then he has provided pitch side cover to a variety of sports including youth international tennis.

Ian specialises in:

  • ergonomic advice, occupational health and safety, and is a member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics (ACPOHE).
  • Acupuncture, and is a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) and

Ian is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and registered with The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Rick Watson

Rick Watson MCSP HCPC FCMI

Rick is a Partner and the Consultant Physiotherapist at the clinic. His career focus has always been in Musculoskeletal (MSK) Physiotherapy and has worked with in both the NHS and private sector as a Senior Physiotherapist for the past 20 years. He has also worked closely with Orthopaedic consultants as an Orthopaedic Practitioner triaging surgical referrals, authorising appropriate imaging and administering soft tissue and joint cortisone injections where appropriate.

He is our lead injection therapist with 14 years of experience in the field. In addition, Rick is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Hertfordshire where he is lead lecturer on the Masters Level Injection Therapy module.

Rick is an Independent Prescriber, a qualification which allows him to support the Clinic with the management of complex conditions. Rick has a specialist background in the Case Management of medico legal poly-trauma.

Rick also works for the NHS as Head of Therapies for Bedford Hospital where he is accountable for Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Dietetic and Orthotic services.

Rick specialises in:

  • Case management of complex MSK injuries
  • Pain management advice
  • Soft tissue and peripheral joint injections
  • Profession Lecturer in Pharmacology and Injection Therapy

Rick is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and registered with The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Karen Gardner

Karen Gardner

Karen’s background is in HR but she has worked within the Physiotherapy sector for the past 6 years providing administrative services to a number of different local practices before joining The Physiotherapy Clinic Stotfold.

Karen is responsible for the smooth running of reception and administration and always provides a friendly and professional welcome to our patients.

In her spare time, she endeavours to keep fit and particularly enjoys the Spinning classes at her local gym. She is also a member of Hitchin Rock Choir, and never one to seek the limelight, she can usually be spotted in the back row during performances!

Jane

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