Jane Hyde - Chartered Physiotherapist
MCSP, HCPC, AACP, SOM, Physio First, VN, APPI Pilates
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 Physiotherapist
MCSP, HCPC, BSc (Hons), Body Control Pilates
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 Physiotherapist
MCSP, HCPC, ITEC Sports Massage, APPI Pilates, Level 5 Dry Needling
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!
Nikki Kidd - Chartered Physiotherapist
MCSP, HCPC, BSc (Hons)
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.
Jo Rogers - Chartered Physiotherapist
MCSP, HCPC, AACP, , APPI Pilates
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 Physiotherapist
MCSP, HCPC, BPhty, MASO, QLD, SRP, APPI Pilates
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.
Anel Van Heerden
MCSP, HCPC, BSc(Hons), APPI Pilates
I graduated from Stellenbosch University in the Western Cape in 2016, and this is where my love for good wine and the mountains grew.
I did my post-graduate in Sport Physiotherapy in 2019, I love to help my patients move and feel better by using manual techniques and my pilates background. I always try to identify the root cause of the pain and not just treat the symptoms. I’ve gained experience working in South-Africa, Ireland and now England.
In my spare time I love to spend time with my family and friends - these days on video calls and I am always up for an adventure with my partner and our Campervan.
Mr Henry Clement
Personal Trainer Level 3. Gym Instructor Level 2
Henry has played rugby for England under 20’s, Wasps and Plymouth Albion. He is now training as a Chartered Physiotherapist. During his spare time he is able to use his Gym and Personal Training qualifications to help our clients with either one to one Rehab Gym sessions or Strength and Conditioning classes.
Henry has previously worked as a primary and secondary school PE teacher as well as being trained in nutrition for health and performance.
When he is not studying, or helping out at Tavistock Physio Clinics Rehab Gym, you will find him walking his Labrador, Milo.
I enjoy speaking with our patients and find my work rewarding as I follow the journey of a patient from first contact, when suffering from a painful condition, to seeing them improve after each visit.
When not at work I can be found enjoying the wonderful countryside and wildlife in this area with my horse, Ben and dog Charlie.