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Specialist Dietitian

Our specialist Dietitian, Joanne, works with the team to help optimise clients’ nutrition to work towards their goals.

We are passionate about working nutrition around life, rather than life around nutrition, formulating plans around individuals’ needs and wants. 

Working holistically as part of a our knowledgeable team, we are able to bring a nourishing eye to clients, helping discover and share the importance of nutrition and hydration as part of the healing process.

Special Introductory Offer

We are offering all new assessments at a special discount of almost 30% OFF!

To take advantage of this amazing offer contact the admin team for more information.

Your Initial Assessment will be only £60 (instead of the regular price of £85).  You will also receive a minimum of 10% OFF any follow up sessions that are booked.

This offer is only available for the first 10 clients that book with Joanne.

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What is a dietitian?

Did you know that eating healthily boosts the immune system and can help combat depression and stress? A dietitian can offer practical guidance to help you make appropriate lifestyle and food choices. Dietitians base their advice on the most up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease.

What do Dietitians Do?

Dietitians translate the science of nutrition to help individuals with an array of conditions or situations they may find themselves with. Advice is individualised, taking an holistic approach to optimise outcomes, taking into account body measurements, blood test results and even what kitchen utensils you have! Plans are often developed with the individual concerned, to ensure it is felt to be achievable, although potentially challenging. Dietitians are great teamworkers, facilitating your journey alongside others such as physiotherapists, speech therapists and occupational therapists to name just a few.

Dietitians can help with a variety of areas including: allergy, diabetes, cholesterol, nutrition support, weight management and gastrointestinal difficulties.

Dietitian v Nutritionist

We are often asked what is the difference between a Dietitian and Nutritionist, the following information may serve to give you an insight into the differences and similarities.

Dietitians are the only legally regulated profession qualified in clinical nutrition and diet. Dietitians are trained to a minimum of degree level (3-4 year programmes) and keep up to date with the latest evidence. We work with healthy and sick people to assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems and take into account other health needs. Like Osteopaths and Physiotherapists, the dietitian title is protected by law and are required to registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).

The main difference with a nutritionist is that they do not have to legally register their profession. There is however a voluntary register for those who have done certain degrees/courses and they can then use the title – registered nutritionist . As there is no legal requirement to register, anyone is able to title themselves a nutritionist and it is difficult to ensure that the nutritional information that they are providing is safe, appropriate and evidence based. There are however extremely knowledgeable and qualified nutritionists working in all sectors.

Registered Nutritionists can provide information about food and healthy eating but not about special diets for medical conditions. This is where dietitian specialities lie, in the greater knowledge/depth and ability to support those with other medical conditions too (within their scope of practice).

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joanne tattersall


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.

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.

Prof. Elizabeth Barley


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

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.

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.

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.

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.