96 London Road

Widley, Waterlooville, PO7 5AB

02392 215 050

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Why the physiotherapy centre

Our Results Focused Method combined with our multidisciplinary team is what makes our Award Winning business model unique in the healthcare market. Unlike the majority of private clinics our staff are employed, rather than contracted, which means that you will be working with the members of the team most experienced and capable of getting you the results you deserve.

Our philosophy

Our philosophy has grown from the experience of successfully working with thousands of clients and developing a unique method focussed on creating permanent transformations in people’s health.
The De Vos Method, a unique 3 step Results Focussed System (RFS), was initially specifically designed to help women with long term hip pain and has been successful to resolve pain in thousands of clients creating results well beyond what they believed possible.

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Angela Goldstein

Associate Practitioner

Angela is a musculoskeletal physiotherapist who has worked at The Physiotherapy Centre since 2014. Born and raised in South Africa, she qualified as a Physiotherapist from the University of Cape Town in 2004. After working for the South African Military Health Service for a year, Angela relocated to the United Kingdom in 2006. She has since had experience working within a variety of settings including private practice, the NHS and military.

Angela’s postgraduate education includes training in dry needling and acupuncture, manual therapy, musculoskeletal medicine and Pilates. She is a member of the following professional groups: Chartered
Society of Physiotherapy (77456), Health Care Professions Council (PH75452) and Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (17052).

Outside of work, Angela is a keen runner and archer (although not at the same time for safety reasons!) and enjoys spending time in nature and with her friends and family. One of her goals over the next year is to complete a charity half marathon in memory of her father who she lost to cancer 3 years ago.

Having personally experienced the frustration of injury and resulting setbacks, Angela is passionate about helping her clients to either recover from injury or manage their long-term conditions better, so that they can get back to doing the things that define them and that they love to do.

Although a little cliche given her heritage, Angela takes inspiration in the words of Nelson Mandela ‘A winner is a dreamer who never gives up’ and ‘The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.’

Patrick sanford

Marketing & Sales Director

Patrick handles all the pretty stuff and things that make people notice us.  He has been with the company for around 10 years now. Prior to that, he spent 20 years as marketing manager at a bakery in Brighton – not putting the holes in the doughnuts! 

To his great surprise Patrick graduated from Luton University with a B.A. in Business & Marketing.  In his spare time, Patrick is a keen mountain biker and enjoys listening to great music (so he says).  He believes that challenges make life interesting, but overcoming those challenges makes life meaningful.

As a final word, Patrick is obsessed with ensuring that all our awesome clients receive the highest level of service and care and safest possible environment.

Jeannette Small

MSK & Adolescent Practitioner

Jeannette graduated from Brunel University in 2003. She worked in the NHS for nearly 20 years before joining the team at The Physiotherapy Centre in January 2023. She has experience of assessing and treating a wide variety of MSK conditions in both adults and adolescents (12-18 year olds). She is a member of The Health and Care Professions Council (PH64711), The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and The Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists (069415).

Jeannette was a very keen gymnast growing up, she coached for many years and she still loves to throw herself upside down when she gets the chance. She has had physiotherapy treatment following injuries of her own so is very aware of how debilitating it is physically and mentally. She is very aware that activity in childhood is extremely important to ensure good health into adulthood therefore Jeannette is passionate about supporting and guiding her patients back to activity in the safest way possible.

Jeannette has 2 young children so when she’s not working most of her time is spent running around after them. She loves to spend her time with family and friends and she is willing to try her hand at any activities.

Laura Holdway

Community & Home Practitioner

Laura, Community and Orthopaedic Physiotherapist, visits clients in their homes to provide rehabilitation at an early stage and specialises in treating Orthopaedic conditions.

Laura, who graduated from the University of Brighton in 2006, is delighted to return to The Physiotherapy Centre after spending the past 15 years within NHS acute hospitals. Prior to this current role, Laura was a Trauma and Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Team Leader managing a team of 12 people and leading with trauma management for the Trust.

Laura has a long-standing interest in the rehabilitation of those who have suffered a fractured hip as this type of debilitating injury can have such a negative effect on individuals’ lives. She enjoys the challenge of ensuring each client can achieve their optimal outcome and empowering them to take control over their recovery.

Outside of work, Laura enjoys spending time with her family; playing games, baking and going for walks with their cocker spaniel, Teddy. She likes to keep herself fit with different exercise classes and enjoys gardening to relax.

Kirsty Sanders

Associate Practitioner

Kirsty has been working at the practice as an MSK Physiotherapist for over a year. After graduating from Brighton University in 2017, she spent time working at Gosport War Memorial Hospital, QA in the Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic wards and worked at the Victory Reablement Unit in Portsmouth. She is also a volunteer for AgeUK.

Kirsty believes that a healthy and balanced lifestyle is key to success. When she is not chasing after her 2 year old girl , you will find Kirsty out running or joining in on online Zumba sessions.

She is a strong believer that you should do something today that your future self will thank you for and that her role is not just to help get someone better but to provide them with the means to stay well and active in the long term.

Cameron Hawley

Sports Therapist

Cameron, Sports Therapist, works with injury diagnosis, management and rehabilitation, with sport and non sports based injuries.  Cameron has only just started working with us, before joining us he worked in multiple private clinics, and working as a massage therapist most recently. Alongside this Cameron spent time in the NHS working at Petersfield community Hospital.

Cameron graduated from the University of Chichester with a BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy, outside of sports therapy Cameron volunteered in the NHS as a non clinical vaccinator and helped with providing covid vaccinations.

Cameron is a keen sports player, playing football in his spare time on the weekend along with other sports like tennis and occasionally golf, alongside training regularly Cam understands the injuries that occur with an active lifestyle and understands how to work around and with these injuries.

Cameron believes in working to make a client happy and healthy within their body and helping teach to develop an understanding of their body and help develop confidence and knowledge to go about life without fear of injury or settling for pain.

Yves De Vos

Managing Director & Lead Practitioner

Yves, Managing Director and Clinical Lead, deals with all aspects of business development and educates/leads a team of clinicians to excel in their capabilities.

Yves has been part of the company since 1999, initially as a self employed contractor and in 2008 took over ownership together with his wife, Ruth. Prior to working for the company he worked in the NHS and other smaller private clinics in the Portsmouth area for 5 years.

He founded Solent Shockwave Therapy Ltd in 2018, a company dedicated to the delivery of shockwave therapy treatment.  He has founded together with 5 other experts, in 2020, ‘edclinics’, a specialist company who specialises in Men’s Health.

Yves completed his Physiotherapy qualifications in Belgium in 1994. He also acquired a Diploma in Cardiac Rehabilitation at the same time. He was one of the first clinicians in the Portsmouth area to use acupuncture, completed a Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine (SOMM) and a Diploma in Manipulative Physiotherapy to gain full membership to the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP), an organisation of 1200 physiotherapists who have reached a recognised standard of excellence in musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

He has in recent years joined a team, following training in Switzerland, of UK Educators who teach professionals the science and application of shockwave therapy through live events, webinars and on-line courses.

He became an Amazon #1 Best Selling Author in November 2020.

He is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (PH48182) and Chartered
Society of Physiotherapy.

Yves specialises in complex long term pain of the lower back, pelvis and hips in women
between 40 and 60 years old. He has also a special interest in Men’s Health.

Yves’s passion is skiing. He also enjoys cycling, walking his dog and spending time with his wife and 3 children.

Yves’ s inspiration and motivation comes from the admiration of human capability. Helping people to overcome challenges in their life both physically and mentally to create a more fulfilled life is one of the biggest rewards for him.

He therefore strives to maximise the client’s experience and works relentlessly to improve
the service he provides through innovation, investment and education.

Yves’ favourite quote is by an unknown author “The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you are not going to stay where you are.” When people present with chronic pain they have often been told nothing can be done about it or they have to learn to live with it.

Yves has seen thousands of clients over his 26 years career who decided they were not
going to accept this and with Yves’ guidance and treatment successfully achieved the result they were after.

Ruth De Vos

Specialist Respiratory Practitioner & Co-Owner

Ruth De Vos qualified with a BSc in Physiotherapy from Brunel University in 1994 and began her career working in the large teaching hospital of Southampton University Hospital on the challenging respiratory rotations. Here she consolidated her skills and knowledge of respiratory medicine and respiratory physiotherapy in the areas of Chronic Obsructive Pulmonary Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, bronchiectasis and hyperventilation syndrome.

Since moving to work in the Respiratory Centre at the Queen Alexandra Hospital 15 years ago, Ruth has run the pulmonary rehabilitation programme and the respiratory physiotherapy outpatient clinics. She has an excellent working relationship with the Consultant Respiratory Physicians and Respiratory Nurse Specialists. Ruth is also a regular contributor to the local ‘Breathe Easy’ group- the support group for sufferers of chronic respiratory conditions, where she provides expert physiotherapy advice.

Ruth has developed a special interest in the treatment of asthma and hyperventilation syndrome and to further consolidate her extensive skill base she successfully completed the Buteyko breathing retraining course and is now a qualified Buteyko practitioner.

Ruth also has a special interest in the importance of exercise in the management of COPD, and of sputum clearance techniques in bronchiectasis.

Ruth is a partner at The Physiotherapy Centre, is married to Yves De Vos and has three young children.

Gemma Brown

Specialist Neurological Physiotherapist

She graduated with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Physiotherapy in 2005 and worked within the NHS for 10 years.  She has worked within the private sector since the beginning of 2014. Gemma’s passion has always been within the specialism of neurology gaining a broad range of experience in inpatient, outpatient and community settings.

Gemma is Bobath trained and a member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists In Neurology (ACPIN).  She treats a wide range of patients with neurological conditions and believes in a thorough assessment and understanding of her patients’ needs to ensure the best outcome. Gemma has a particular interest in Vestibular issues (dizziness) and the associated balance impairments involved.

In 2011 Gemma became the Team Leader of the Community Stroke Team in Southampton striving to deliver quality care.  The Team won an award for Outstanding Contribution to Patient Care in 2012 emphasising the importance and need for care in the community. Gemma is also a guest lecturer for the Physiotherapy Course at the University of Southampton.

She is an Accredited PD Warrior instructor and can also measure, assess for and prescribe Lycra garments.

Gemma works closely with her patients to reintegrate them into the local society and has close links with local gyms and groups

Patient testimonials:

“Gemma has been amazing helping our son recover from serious brain surgery. Under her guidance we have seen real progress and improvements in his physical abilities. She has built up a lovely rapport with him and he now refuses to get into the hydrotherapy pool without her! She is always kind and professional and constantly includes new exercises to keep it interesting for our son whilst ensuring he gets the most possible benefit from his sessions.”
Ally B.

“Gemma by name and a gem by nature. Her enthusiasm just makes you determined to do your very best. That is why my sit-stand and my walking have improved a great deal.”
Jill W.

joanne tattersall

Dietitian

Joanne, Dietitian, works with the team to help optimise clients’ nutrition to work towards their goals with The Physiotherapy Centre.
 
Joanne has worked in NHS hospitals in a variety of settings – including care of the elderly, surgery, diabetes, paediatrics, respiratory and orthopaedics – with patients from just days old to over 100 years old!  She has also worked in sports since she was 13, being a qualified Gymnastics Coach and Swimming Teacher.
 
In 2017, Joanne graduated from the University of Surrey with BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Dietetics, and is heading back to her studies alongside work, commencing a PhD which combines her nutritional interests and love of animals!
 
Born and bred in the New Forest, Joanne loves being outdoors, be it by the sea or at home home with her family.  Walking, cycling, yoga and cheerleading keep Joanne busy when she isn’t working, and there is always some experimental baking on the go!
 
Joanne is passionate about working nutrition around life, rather than life around nutrition, formulating plans around individuals’ needs and wants.  Importantly, Joanne believes with CHAlleNGE comes CHANGE.
 
Working holistically as part of a knowledgeable team, Joanne is excited to be able to bring a nourishing eye to clients, helping discover and share the importance of nutrition and hydration as part of the healing process.

Prof. Elizabeth Barley

Psychologist

I am a Health Psychologist, Practitioner Psychologist and Registered General Nurse, working in private practice. I am a trained listener, therapist, mindfulness teacher and mentor.

I am a specialist in:

  • Helping people to cope with anxiety, depression, illness and with other life stresses.
  • Helping people to make lasting lifestyle changes.
  • Helping people to live well with illness.

I can help you to:

  • manage troublesome emotions such as depression, anxiety or stress
  • explore the emotional impact of life changes such as illness, disability or loss
  • cope with difficult symptoms, such as fatigue, pain, breathlessness, palpitations, menopause
  • adjust to living with illness, including cancer, long term conditions or health conditions without a clear medical diagnosis
  • make, and stick with, healthy life choices such as eating healthily, exercising and reducing alcohol intake
  • manage your time, work or studies better
  • explore what matters and how to change things for the better

hannah gray

Practice Manager

Hannah oversees the day to day running of the Practice with the help of the amazing admin team.

Hannah has been with the company for 7 months and prior to this she spent 5 year as a practice manager in the dental industry. Hannah has completed various courses in customer service and administration and is keen on streamlining business processes.

In Hannah’s spare time she is a Mother of 4 Children and loves days out and trips away with the family.

Hannah enjoys seeing the clients make progress in the centre and believes this is all down to the fantastic therapists we have who put their heart and soul into giving the best possible care.

Sue Wooster

Lead Receptionist

Susan (Sue), Receptionist; welcomes clients and co-ordinates appointments.

Sue has been with The Physiotherapy Centre team for a year now, previously 14 years with Portsmouth City Council as Business Support Officer.

In her spare time Sue loves to walk and has completed marathons: Moonlight Walk and Blenheim Palace, Abseiled Spinnaker Tower and did a Tandem 10,000 ft parachute jump; all for good causes.

She works on the adage ‘use it or lose it’ when it comes to physical health.

Every day is different, and meeting so many people and sharing their experiences is a privilege and inspiration.