The Team at Tavistock Physio Clinics
Jane Hyde - Chartered PhysiotherapistMCSP, HCPC, AACP, SOM, Physio First, ACPAT, VN, APPI Pilates
|For as long as I can remember my passion has been to provide the highest quality Physiotherapy based healthcare service, to help people in our community. I love to see people that we have helped, recover from pain and injuries, regain their confidence, their mobility and their general fitness. To see people realise how great it is to live their ‘normal lives’ without the incumbrance of pain and for some, to be able to live their dreams.
Having lived life to the full with my family and friends, enjoying riding, skiing, cycling, kayaking and walking to name a few, I too have picked up my fair share of injuries along the way. As a result, I have personal experience of what it is like to loose ones ability to do basic activities, that we all take for granted and then to go through the process of treatment, recovery and rehabilitation. Whilst building up Tavistock Physiotherapy clinic, these experiences and those of close family and friends have helped me realise what services and treatments we need to provide for our community.
Each personal and family injury has increased both my depth of knowledge and how the experience affects one’s life. Researching the latest and best care for each problem, over the years I have developed treatment and rehab plans for all sorts of conditions, including: Back pain, Sacro iliac (SI) joint issues, Sciatica, ACL and PCL (anterior and posterior cruciate ligament), Knee rehab, Hip arthritis and hip replacement (not me). Ankle ligament instability, Neck pain and whiplash injury, (concussion… but I don’t remember that!), Tennis elbow, De quervains wrist pain, Rib and chest pain, and more recently with my poor Dad, Parkinsons and MSA. Then with the gift of motherhood came the trials and tribulations of pelvic floor issues! We sound like a ‘broken family’, but actually I think we’re just a good example of what issues and injuries people experience.
My ‘tool kit’ of physiotherapy skills are many, learned over more than 30 years of clinical experience, training programmes and having been lucky enough to have worked alongside some wonderful people.
Recently I have become confident with online zoom Pilates classes and realised how much people can benefit through this medium. As a result, I have put together a ‘Womens Health’ online 12 week Pelvic floor Masterclass, where I share information that I have found useful, specific exercise techniques and rehab, whilst trying to demystify and open up this stubbornly taboo subject, that adversely affects so many women (and men).
Mike Veerasingham - Chartered PhysiotherapistMCSP, HCPC, BSc (Hons), Body Control Pilates
|Since qualifying as a Physiotherapist 20 years ago I have worked both in the UK and in France. My main sphere of interest is in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and my experience has been gained from both working in the NHS and within private practice.
I use gentle manual therapy techniques with my clinical practice as and when required. I am a qualified Pilates Instructor and have incorporated aspects of this within my rehabilitation programs. I have taught private Pilates classes for the last 15 years.
During my spare time, if not out and about with my family or repairing something around the house, I will be found off-road mountain biking.
Nicole Grech-Cini - Chartered PhysiotherapistMCSP, HCPC, ITEC Sports Massage, APPI Pilates, Level 5 Dry Needling
|I graduated from Plymouth University with a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy in 2018 and additionally acquired an accredited ITEC diploma in Sport Massage. I have been practising as a sports massage therapist since 2016. Since qualifying I have been working in musculoskeletal therapy in private practice, where I continue to grow my experience and skills.
As a physiotherapist I have a real interest in combining hands on manual therapy with exercise and physical activity to help get each patient achieve the best results possible. I am particularly interested in using a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach in helping people to understand and manage their pain. I also have an interest in acupuncture, women’s health and the use of Pilates Exercise Therapy.
Outside of work, I enjoy getting out in our beautiful country side, including walking, wild swimming, kayaking and climbing.
When the weather is not so good I can always be found with a good book!
Jo Rogers - Chartered PhysiotherapistMCSP, HCPC, AACP, , APPI Pilates
|I was born in Plymouth and brought up in East Cornwall, trained as a physiotherapist in Birmingham and qualified in 1983. I worked in the NHS for 6 years as a rotational junior and senior physiotherapist and gained a wide range of experience across specialities including medicine, general surgery, neurosurgery, burns and plastics, intensive care, MSK and orthopaedics. I quite quickly realised I felt most comfortable in musculoskeletal physio and have continued to work in that field ever since.
I have continued to work for the past 25 years mainly in the private sector in the Berkshire area including 10 years in my own practice and have always had an interest in back and neck pain and occupational health. For the past 4 years before moving back to the West Country I worked at a private Hospital in Reading where a specialist shoulder unit is based and have now developed a more particular interest in shoulder problems.
Far more challenging than all of this has been bringing up my 3 sons who have all now "flown the nest" although I remain available as a taxi and clothes washer when needed!
I have now taken the decision to make the move back to my roots and hopefully a slightly quieter life, and most important of all to spend time with my dog!
Carmel Marner - Chartered PhysiotherapistMCSP, HCPC, BPhty, MASO, QLD, SRP, APPI Pilates
|I have over 18 years of physio experience, having worked in Australia, the USA, Nepal, and the UK. Since completing my training in Brisbane, Australia, I have gained a wealth of experience in a range of physical therapies, including all aspects of musculoskeletal manual therapy, acupuncture, Core stability and Pilates type exercise therapy.
I have a special interest in working in partnership with overweight & obese clients, enabling them to overcome their barriers to being more active. I am currently part of the Plymouth NHS Weight Management Team.
My most challenging job is as a Mother of two energetic youngsters. I am a great outdoor enthusiast, & one of my greatest experiences has been trekking to Everest Base Camp. My husband frequently takes part in Mountain marathons & adventure races, and as back up crew to these events I often finds myself Physio for any sporting injuries. I recently did the OMM (Original Mountain Marathon) with my husband, a 2 day event and was thrilled with our placing of 77th out of 176 teams.
Nikki Kidd - Chartered PhysiotherapistMCSP, HCPC, BSc (Hons)
|Nikki qualified in 2009 from the Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh and relocated to Devon from Aberdeen in 2021. She has previously worked for both GB Hockey and GB Ski Team. She has a wealth of experience working for Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinics and as a Small Group Fitness Trainer
Nikki has played as a professional hockey player in Germany and the UK. She has represented Scotland in European Championships, Commonwealth Games and World Hockey League.
As well as her team sports Nikki is a keen runner, cyclist and also plays golf. She comes with a mass of specialist experience working with runners and cyclists as well as the usual back aches and injuries.
Nikki’s passion is to help to get you through an injury and she is able to use her strength and conditioning coaching to get you fitter than before.
Laura OliverChartered Physiotherapist MCSP, HCPC, BSc (Hons), ITEC Level 3, Yoga Alliance 500hr
|I love all things nature and movement and am passionate about supporting people to move more and get back to movement following injury and pain. I came to physiotherapy slightly later as a second degree, seeking to better understand the complexity of the human body, develop my yoga practise and teaching and with the aim of making a meaningful difference to people’s lives through my work.
I graduated from the University of the West of England, Bristol and began working in NHS outpatients treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions ranging from orthopaedic cases such as post knee replacement or wrist fracture to acute injuries and longer standing pain across the body such as the back, shoulder and ankle.
Alongside physiotherapy, I am also a qualified yoga instructor and sports massage/deep tissue massage therapist, having taught and practised these since 2015/2016 in yoga studios, therapy spaces and in private practise.
I particularly love blending physiotherapy and yoga and developing my understanding of the interconnected nature of the mind and body. For example, utilising breathing techniques to help manage pain and reduce stress, using traditional ‘yoga movements and stretches’ in rehabilitation (there are lots of cross-overs with pilates here too) and utilising my physiotherapy knowledge to create yoga classes that cater to injury, injury prevention and balance strength with mobility, flexibility and reduced stress and anxiety.
When not working I love to be outside with my family, including my 3 year old son Eli, exploring. I particularly love the sea and can mostly be found either in the sea, on the beach or on a coast path overlooking it! As well as yoga I also enjoy the occasional run, bodyweight fitness sessions and am always keen to get moving in other ways (when the opportunity to briefly escape from my 3 year old may arise!): dance, climbing, scuba diving, kayaking, biking.
All physiotherapists at Tavistock Physio Clinics are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and are recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and are covered by professional liability insurance.
Our physiotherapists are also recognised by the following bodies:
- Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine (ASPCM)
- Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP)
- Organisation of Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice (OCPPP)- Physio First
- Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health (ACPOH)
- Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACPOG)