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Meet The Team

Lizelle Tennent SRP MCSP

Clinic Director

Lizelle completed her B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Physiotherapy in South-Africa. After a few years working in the NHS and Private Practice she discovered the many benefits of Pilates for herself. She completed training through Body Control and gained certification through the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) in 2005. She continued to explore better movement and trained in fascia release and muscle energy techniques.

She is passionate about hands-on therapy and improving movement. Together with the rest of the team she continually attends training courses and conferences to bring the latest evidence based practice to her work and the practice.

She teaches Pilates on the Mat, Reformer and Springboard.

Andrea Coombs SRP MCSP

Senior Physiotherapist and APPI Instructor

Andrea has over 20 years experience in private practice and the treatment of a wide variety of musculo-skeletal conditions.

 

She has a special interest in treating facial pain, jaw, headaches, and neck pain. She receives consultant referrals for the treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), and vestibular rehabilitation. Treatment and management of chronic pain is another string to her bow.

 

She is also a Certified Pilates Instructor with the APPI and the Pink Ribbon Programme (Breast Cancer Specialist).

 

She is a member of the CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapists), AACP (Acupuncture Association of Physiotherapists), ACPTMD (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Temporomandibular Disorders), ACPIVR (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Vestibular Rehabilitation), and also APPI.

 

She is a keen runner, swimmer and cyclist and regularly competes in triathlons!

Marketa Hamilton

Sport Massage Therapist

Marketa qualified as a Soft Tissue Therapist at the London School of Sports Massage in 2013, with a Diploma Level 5. She has since worked with various types of clients – from top athletes (triathletes, ultra-runners, swimmers, tennis players, etc.) to post-cancer treatment patients, neuro-patients, to the World’s Strongest Man competitor! Marketa loves working together with the physios helping patients speed up their recovery by her soft tissue work.

She’s a runner/triathlete/cross-country skier herself which helps understand patients’ “niggles” and the need of getting back on track.

Naomi Dineen

Senior Physiotherapist and APPI Instructor

Naomi graduated from Liverpool University in 2004 and has specialised in Musculoskeletal treatment since 2009.  She has worked in both public and private health settings in the UK and Australia including Harley Street and the Royal Surrey County Hospital.

Naomi completed post graduate training in Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2015 gaining her MMACP registration. She has also completed equipment-based Pilates training with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) and Acupuncture training with the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).

Naomi is passionate about getting you back to where you want to be, whether your goal is returning to work or sport.  In her spare time Naomi enjoys Pilates, Jungle Body fitness classes, walking, water sports, photography and singing. 

Ross Taylor

Sports Therapist

Ross graduated from Hartpury University in 2018 as a Sports Therapist. Whilst training, he worked in a variety of sporting environments with both professional and amateur athletes. As a sports therapist his main interest is rehabilitating players from sporting injuries covering the initial assessment through to sports conditioning and return to play. In addition, he provides sports massage and soft tissue techniques to assist in the rehabilitation process. As well as treating injuries he can offer movement screening to assess any potential risks and provide corrective exercises to reduce the likelihood of future injuries through an understanding of the principals of strength and conditioning. Outside of therapy Ross is a keen sportsman, with a particular love for rugby and water sports.

 

Steph Wilkins MCSP

Senior Physiotherapist and APPI Instructor

Steph Wilkins SRP MCSP

After qualifying as a physiotherapist in 2000, Steph has worked in a variety of NHS settings, including the Centre for Defence Medicine in Birmingham. During the past 12 years she has worked in the private health sector treating a variety of acute and chronic disorders.


She has assessed, diagnosed and treated complex clinical patients and, in particular, specialises in:

  • the treatment of Musculo-skeletal sports, Spinal and peripheral joint problems;
  • pre-hab and rehabilitation following surgery;
  • acupuncture for musculo-skeletal conditions and chronic pain;
  • chronic pain management;
  • lower limb bio-mechanics and related injuries.

 

She has also treated both professional athletes and weekend warriors alike and has a passion for rehabilitation and educating self-management where appropriate.

 

Steph is also trained in clinical Pilates Classes APPI levels 1-3 as well as Post-Natal Pilates.

Vanessa McLachlan

Body Control Pilates Instructor

Vanessa has worked in the fitness industry for more than 30 years and is passionate about keeping people moving! She qualified with Body Control Pilates in 2003 and since then has continued to attend workshops and courses, including recently training with Eric Franklin. She is now a Franklin Method Educator, working to enhance the power of the mind and body connection, and she recently qualified on the Reformer and Wunda Chair.

Her approach to movement is fun yet challenging, imaginative but most importantly, enjoyable!

She loves the outdoors and going for a family walk. She enjoys yoga, bootcamp, tennis, swimming & much more.

Angela & Beverley

Reception

Angela Parry:

Angela trained as a Secretary and worked in banking for 40 years, retiring in 2012. 

Following retirement, she worked Part-Time for a Property Management Company, carrying out Administration/Accounts work.

She joined London Road Health and Fitness as a Part-Time Receptionist in April, 2018 and enjoys meeting and assisting our clients.

In her spare time, she enjoys walking her ‘very spirited’ Terrier, Izzy, going to the Theatre and travelling.

 

Beverley Rendle:

Beverley joined the health and fitness industry after having had a long career in the financial services sector. Quite surprisingly she finds some of the skills needed in both roles are very similar and more than anything she loves meeting and greeting all of our lovely clients.

When Beverley is not in the office she volunteers for a number of local charities & pursues everything involved in being a ‘home maker’.