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. 
 

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. 
 
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Lee Platt MSc  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 
 
 
Jo qualified as a Pilates instructor in 2007, studying “Modern Pilates” with Northern Fitness and Education Ltd. Her interest in Pilates came from her back ground as a Holistic Therapist. 
 
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. 
 

Zoe Clark MSc  MCSP 

Senior Chartered Physiotherapist 
Specialist interest in Musculoskeletal Issues, pre & post-natal conditions and patients with urinary and pelvic floor dysfunction 
HCPC registered 
Following this, she has worked within other NHS trusts, the private sector and also worked abroad as a registered physiotherapist treating sports injuries in the French Alps. 
Zoë was previously working in the NHS in Cornwall as a Specialist Musculoskeletal and Women’s Health physiotherapist treating a wide range of musculoskeletal, pre & post-natal conditions and patients with urinary and pelvic floor dysfunction. She was responsible for managing the Women’s health clinic in her NHS locality and liaised with practitioners county-wide. Zoë now divides her work between the Ramsay Private Hospital group in Essex and Bodyworks. 
Zoë treats all musculoskeletal conditions and has a specialist interest in sports medicine and women’s health. 
In her spare time, Zoë enjoys running, surfing, yoga and skiing and has a passion for exploring the outdoors. 
 

Alice Webster MAPPI 

Qualified Pilates Instructor 
Working as a massage therapist she often felt that there was more she could offer to keep people out of pain and address its causes. Knowing that movement re-education and corrective exercise was important she decided to train as a Pilates Instructor. The APPI is a world leader in Pilates Teacher Training - providing a rehabilitation focused brand of Pilates which is appropriate for different levels of ability and experience. Since regularly practising and teaching Pilates, Alice no longer suffers with the migraines and chronic neck and shoulder pain she had had for years. Feeling slightly allergic to exercise in the past she has fallen in love with Pilates and feels like she has a new body! 
 
Alice lives with her husband and naughty border terrier Roscoe. She enjoys walking, reading and is learning to play the piano. 
 

Debby Hunnaball BA 

Qualified Stott Pilates Instructor 
BA Hons Degree in Dance 
Debby started her career after graduating with a BA Hons Degree in Dance. Whilst professionally dancing and performing she developed a passion for Pilates due to its many benefits.  
 
She decided to share these benefits by becoming an instructor and gained a qualification in Stott Pilates Matwork in 2008. Since then has been teaching and helped many people throughout this time.Debby believes that Pilates can bring Strength and healing with Stott Mat Work Pilates being based on the belief that mental and physical health are interrelated, and should be conditioned to allow well being. Pilates classes with Debby attempt to coordinate breathing and physical movement, improve focus, realign the spine, improve concentration, and help participants regain control of their body and mind. 
 
For her love of well being and after having children she also became an expert in Baby Massage and Baby Yoga as well as a qualified Nutritional Therapist and Mindfulness expert, having gained diplomas and being fully accredited in these fields. 
 
By integrating body, breath, movement, and meditative awareness Debby strives to promote an understanding of the inter dependency of all these aspects in personal health and well being. 
 
In her free time Debby enjoys spending time with her husband and young children. Together they enjoy going out on long walks with their Dalmatian and building happy memories. 
 

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. 
 

Tanya Matthews 

Sports Massage Therapist 
ITEC 
Tanya is a fully qualified ITEC Sports Massage Therapist. 
 
Tanya has 10 years of experience since training at the North London School of Sports Massage (NLSSM). 
 
Initially Tanya worked at the Reebok club -canary wharf, and was also corporate massage trained and worked doing desk station treatments in offices in London in many corporate companies. Tanya also worked at Ipswich university. 
 
Tanya’s experience has also included working with semi pro and pro football teams, pitch side and pre and post games. Osteopathy massage at an Osteopathic clinic with referrals from the osteopathy practitioners. 
 
Tanya worked with dancers in a clinic in London, and internationally in Greece. She travelled with them to Paros. 
 
Most recently Tanya has set up her own company, Rehabilitate and run, working with runners post and pre events. Also clients with different backgrounds and injuries. From office workers to athletes! Even wrestlers! 
 
Her interests are Pilates, Dance, Tennis, running and a good gym workout! She absolutely loves what she does ....her first training came from her dance background which, after being injured, created her interest in anatomy and physiology and led her to her Sports Massage career, something that she is really glad she did! 
Tanya has also very much enjoyed being involved in other Sporting and Charity events. 
 
Virgin Marathon 
Brighton Marathon 
Hackney half Marathon 
Beachy head marathon 
Various other sporting events 
 
 
 

Clare Collier 

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

Frances Chasney 

Administrative Assistant 
 

Faye Mallet 

Administrative Assistant 
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