Meet The Team... 

 

Katrina Wade BSc (Hons) MCSP 

Clinical Director 
Clinical Specialist in Men’s and Women’s Health, Acupuncture and Pilates. 
HCPC registered 
Her past roles have involved working with Consultants in the fields of Orthopaedics, Gynaecology, Urology, Gastroenterology and Breast surgery. She has gained a local reputation in her treatment of Men, Women and Children with bladder and bowel associated problems, and has been treating patients referred from the local area and into Suffolk. Katrina has also worked very closely over the years with patients who have undergone breast surgery for Cancer. 
 
Katrina, although Specialising in Men’s and Women’s Health, has continued to treat all conditions in the general out-patient setting, and will continue to do this at the Bodyworks Physiotherapy Clinic. Katrina has been trained in various areas of musculo-skeletal medicine including Cyriax, Mulligans and McKenzie.  
 
Katrina is married to Simon and enjoys Photography, travel and walking their two dogs, Lilly and Harry. 
 

Louise White BSc MCSP 

Spinal and Musculoskeletal Specialist Physiotherapist 
Certificate in spinal manual therapy 
Acupuncture and Pilates 
HCPC registered 
From 2007 to 2013 Louise set up and ran a spinal service at The Oaks Hospital working as an Extended Scope Practitioner and managing a caseload of patients with complex spinal issues. She also attained a Certificate in Spinal Manual Therapy during this time. She continues to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions, using acupuncture and manual therapy. She also teaches pilates. 
 
Louise now splits her workload between Bodyworks and as part of the Advanced Level Physiotherapy team for Nuffield Health. Louise has two young children whom keep her busy and, together with her husband, enjoys an active lifestyle with plenty of travel. 
 

Claire Downes BSc (Hons) MCSP 

Senior Chartered Physiotherapist 
Specialist in spinal and musculoskeletal conditions, Sports Injuries, acupuncture and Pilates 
HCPC registered 
Claire has attended numerous courses over the last 17 years to gain a greater depth of knowledge in all areas but she has a special interest in treating patients with back pain and shoulder pain. The treatment techniques Claire uses include manual therapy such as mobilisations, massage and trigger point release, taping, electrotherapy and the provision of exercise programmes. 
 
Claire is an experienced Pilates instructor and is also qualified to teach antenatal and postnatal Pilates. 
 
Claire thoroughly enjoys working with patients to help alleviate symptoms and aims to provide all patients with the necessary knowledge and exercises to help prevent problems from recurring in the future. 
 

Charlie Ridsdale BSc (Hons) MCSP 

Senior chartered physiotherapist 
Clinical specialist in upper limb disorders 
HCPC Registered 
For the last six years Charlie has been a Clinical Specialist in the Upper Limb, and has a particular interest in the management of frozen shoulder, shoulder impingement syndrome and hand pathology. 
 

Mellissa Matthews BSc (Hons) MCSP 

Senior Chartered Physiotherapist 
Specialist interest in Sports Injuries, acupuncture, Musculoskeletal and Spinal Conditions 
HCPC registered 
Mellissa qualified in 2008 and has most recently held a senior physiotherapy position at the Oaks Hospital specialising in musculoskeletal outpatients, working there gave her a wide knowledge base treating musculoskeletal conditions both chronic and acute. 
 
Mellissa has a particular interest in treating lower limb problems which is complimented by her degree in sports and exercise science. She has most recently qualified as a veterinary physiotherapist and has set up a mobile clinic. 
 
In her spare time Mellissa trains and competes in Dog agility with her two border collies and enjoys camping and Pilates. 
 

Alex O'Dell BSc (Hons) MCSP 

Senior Chartered Physiotherapist 
Specialist interest in Musculoskeletal Conditions, especially upper limb and knees, and sports injuries 
HCPC registered 
Alex’s specialisms include problems with the upper limb and knee, He works with an upper limb orthopaedic surgeon within his NHS role. He also has a particular interest in rehabilitation from sports injuries. Alex aims to restore people’s confidence in using their bodies as he supports them to recover from injury, and to provide the necessary knowledge to help prevent reoccurrence of symptoms. 
 
He is currently studying for an MSc in advanced musculoskeletal physiotherapy, and in his spare time likes to keep fit by going to the gym and running. He has completed the Barcelona marathon and enjoys playing racket sports. 
 

Lee Platt MSc Physiotherapy MCSP  

Senior Chartered Physiotherapist 
Specialist interest in Musculoskeletal Issues, especially Backs, Shoulders and knees 
HCPC registered 
Following this he has since completed rotations at Colchester Hospital in a range of different settings. Lee currently works full-time in musculoskeletal outpatients in Suffolk. Lee is interested in helping individuals to return to their normal level of function and activity as well as understanding why injuries occur. Lee is particularly interested in the assessment and treatment of backs, shoulders and knees but enjoys all areas of musculoskeletal physiotherapy. 
 
Lee likes to spend time with his wife and dog, run, longboard and kayak and has recently started learning to kite surf. 
 

Jo Metson 

Qualified Pilates Instructor 
As a Holistic Therapist, Jo is interested in natural health and wellbeing, which closely aligns with the ethos of Pilates, being a dynamic form of mind-body exercise. Modern Pilates is literally a “modern” approach to Pilates and the principles are based on up to date research from the world of physiotherapy and other holistic forms of exercise. 
 
As a keen runner, she recovered from a repetitive running injury by attending Pilates classes. The classes were a revelation! So much so that Jo trained as an instructor. Pilates is mindful exercise, designed to educate students about their bodies and to understand a bit about their physiology. As well as the physical benefits, Pilates can also bring about relaxation and mental focus. Outside of work, Jo is a busy Mum with a young family. She compete in triathlons for fun and enjoy long bike rides and open water swimming. 
 

Sophie Stubbings MSc  MCSP 

Senior Chartered Physiotherapist 
Domiciliary Specialist Physiotherapist 
Specialist interest in the rehabilitation of Older People 
HCPC registered 
Sophie is on the National Executive Committee for AGILE, a clinical specialist group for physiotherapists working with older people. This experience allows her to network with her colleagues from around the country, share treatment ideas and keep informed of latest guidelines and initiatives. 
 
Sophie is married with 2 young children, but amidst a busy family life, she enjoys exercising including tap dancing, travelling and socialising with friends. 
 
 

Olivia Toop 

Practice Manager 
Olivia has now joined the team at Bodyworks Physiotherapy Clinic as our Practice Manager. Olivia also deals with the 'behind the scenes' administration and marketing side of the practice. 
 
In her leisure time, she enjoys spending time with her dogs and riding her horses for pleasure and competitively in dressage and showing. 
 

Melissa Mills 

Sports Massage Therapist 
ITEC Level 4 
Since starting on this journey of career change, Melissa has worked extremely hard and gained some great and invaluable experience with both professional and local sports clubs in order to challenge herself and learn as much as she can. Melissa has also very much enjoyed being involved in other Sporting and Charity events. 
 
England Rugby Union Under 20s team 
Northampton Saints Youth and Academy 
West Bergholt FC 
Norwich Half Marathon 2013 
Virgin London Marathon 2014 
Saxon Classic Cycle Event 2014 
 
 

Frances Chasney 

Administrative Assistant 
Her leisure interests are music, flower arranging, gardening, reading and sailing with her husband. She also enjoys quality time with her children and grandchildren. 
 

Faye Mallett 

Administrative Assistant 
Faye joined us as our receptionist/administration assistant as of June 2016 
 
Faye spent 12 years working for her family business where she did a range of tasks including accounts, admin and factory work. 
 
Faye enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 young boys getting out and about exploring the Suffolk coast in particular Aldeburgh. When time allows Faye enjoys dance style fitness classes and getting together with friends. Faye loves to be busy and enjoys meeting new people. 
 

Clare Collier 

Administrative Assistant 
In her leisure time she likes to walk her four dogs and socialise with family and friends, and when there is time she likes to read and watch movies. 
 

Sally Davis BSc (Hons) MCSP ACPOPC MAPPI 

Specialist Physiotherapist in Palliative Care 
Rehabilitative Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist 
HCPC Registered 
Sally holds an AACP qualification in acupuncture and has completed Level 3 of the APPI Pilates series. 
 
With a strong interest in Oncology and Palliative care, Sally has completed the Pink Ribbon Program, holding the qualification of Rehabilitative Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist. 
 
Sally believes that physiotherapy plays an important role in restoring a patient to a person and teaching ‘Pink Ribbon Pilates’ to breast cancer survivors is an excellent way of achieving this. Outside of work, Sally enjoys running, taking part in fundraising events in aid of St. Helena Hospice and spending time with her family. Sally also likes to travel, especially if it involves a cocktail in the sunshine! 
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