Meet The Team
Katrina qualified in 1984 and worked initially in the NHS in London, Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury before joining Ramsay Health Care at their hospital in Chelmsford. She then moved to the Oaks hospital in Colchester in 1997.
Katrina has worked in the Out-patient setting since 1987 and became a Clinical Specialist in Men’s and Women’s Health 20 years ago. Katrina’s work has included the role of Extended Scope Practitioner for the assessment of patients going through Spinal Triage. She also has expertise in the treatment of spinal and pelvic problems, including Male and Female Pelvic Pain.
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. She is also a member of the Pelvic Organ and Gynaecological Physiotherapy Association (POGP), the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI), International Continence Society (ICS) and ther Bladder and Bowel Foundation.
Katrina is married to Simon and enjoys Photography, travel and walking their two dogs, Lilly and Harry.
Katrina Wade BSc (Hons) MCSP
Clinical Specialist in Men’s and
Women’s Health, Acupuncture and Pilates.
Louise qualified as a physiotherapist in 1990 and has worked in a wide variety of clinical settings both in the UK and overseas. She has enjoyed roles within the NHS, private sector, military, and has supported various sports teams from rugby and hockey to sailing and skiing.
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.
Louise White BSc MCSP
Spinal and Musculoskeletal Specialist Physiotherapist
Certificate in spinal manual therapy
Acupuncture and Pilates
Claire graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1997 and completed her junior Physiotherapy rotations at the Royal Berkshire and Battle NHS Trust. Since then Claire has worked predominantly in private practice and has worked closely with orthopaedic consultants in Colchester and London. Claire established her own private practice in London in 2009 before moving back to Essex to start a family.
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 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.
Claire is an experienced Pilates instructor and is also qualified to teach antenatal and postnatal Pilates.
In her spare time, Claire spends time with her little ones and squeezes in as much exercise as possible!
Claire Downes BSc (Hons) MCSP
Senior Chartered Physiotherapist
Specialist in spinal and musculoskeletal conditions, Sports Injuries, acupuncture and Pilates
Since qualifying in 2006 from the University of East London with a First Class Honours in Physiotherapy, I began my career at the Oaks Hospital developing my skills and knowledge base in the field of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal physiotherapy.
For the last four years I have been a Clinical Specialist in the Upper Limb, and have a particular interest in the management of frozen shoulder, shoulder impingement syndrome and hand pathology.
In my spare time I enjoy swimming, socialising with friends, watching films, listening to various types of music and spending time with my husband and 15 month old daughter.
Charlie Jackaman BSc (Hons) MCSP
senior chartered physiotherapist
clinical specialist in upper limb disorders
I qualified in 2008 and have most recently held a senior physiotherapy position at the Oaks Hospital specialising in musculoskeletal outpatients, working there has given me a wide knowledge base treating musculoskeletal conditions both chronic and acute.
I have a particular interest in treating lower limb problems which is complimented by my degree in sports and exercise science. I have most recently qualified as a veterinary physiotherapist and have set up a mobile clinic.
In my spare time I train and compete in Dog agility with my two border collies and enjoy camping and Pilates.
Mellissa Matthews BSc (Hons) MCSP
Senior Chartered Physiotherapist
Specialist interest in Sports Injuries, acupuncture, Musculoskeletal and Spinal Conditions
Sophie graduated from the University of East Anglia in 1999 and completed her Junior Physiotherapy rotations at Colchester University Hospital Foundation Trust. She has gained extensive experience in both the NHS and in private practice, working in community settings and at the Oaks Hospital.
Sophie has a specialist interest in the rehabilitation of Older People, and since 2004 has worked predominantly with this client group both in the hospital setting and in the community. Sophie also has an interest in Parkinson’s disease, Elderly Fallers and rehabilitation post fracture.
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.
Sophie Stubbings BSc (Hons) MCSP
Senior Chartered Physiotherapist
Domiciliary Specialist Physiotherapist
Specialist interest in the rehabilitation of Older People
Sally is a Specialist Physiotherapist in Palliative Care. Having gained a First Class Honors degree from University of Hertfordshire in 2005, Sally has gained vast experience in the physiotherapy profession, with a special interest in Palliative care and Respiratory conditions.
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!
Sally Davis BSc (Hons) MCSP ACPOPC MAPPI
Specialist Physiotherapist in Palliative Care
Rehabilitative Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist
Jo is a qualified Pilates Instructor.
I qualified as a Pilates instructor in 2007, studying “Modern Pilates” with Northern Fitness and Education Ltd. My interest in Pilates came from my back ground as a Holistic Therapist.
As a Holistic Therapist, I am 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, I recovered from a repetitive running injury by attending Pilates classes. The classes were a revelation! So much so that I 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, I am a busy Mum with a young family. I compete in triathlons for fun and enjoy long bike rides and open water swimming.
Qualified Pilates Instructor
My name is Melissa I am a fully qualified ITEC Level 4 Sports Massage Therapist. I was a Police Officer for 10 years, before marriage and children completely changed my priorities and my focus. I no longer wanted to spend long hours commuting, working shifts and rarely getting quality time with my family.
So I started to consider my options. I have always had a keen interest in Sports. I played netball, football and hockey as a youngster and grew up riding horses. These days my exercise consists of running and the occasional swim. I have also had my fair share of injuries and non Sports related problems with posture and Sports and Remedial Massage has been a key part of my rehabilitation and well being. This, along with a keen interest in Anatomy, Physiology and the mechanics of the human body lead to me to pursue Sports Massage as a career and it is now my passion to which I am fully committed.
Since I started on this journey of career change, I have worked extremely hard and gained some great and invaluable experience with both professional and local sports clubs in order to challenge myself and learn as much as I can. I have also very much enjoyed being involved in other Sporting and Charity events.
I regularly undertake continued professional development in order to further my knowledge, improve my skills, and keep up to date with the latest information.
I have worked with the following Teams
England Rugby Union Under 20s team
Northampton Saints Youth and Academy
West Bergholt FC
I have worked at the following Events
Norwich Half Marathon 2013
Virgin London Marathon 2014
Breckland 10K 2014
Saxon Classic Cycle Event 2014
With more to follow this year!
Sports Massage Therapist
ITEC Level 4
Olivia has a range of qualifications in business administration, customer care and property law. She spent many years working as a Conveyancer for a large law firm in Colchester and more recently, undertaking the administration within the radiology department at a local private hospital.
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.
Clare joined us as our Receptionist/Administration Assistant as of June 2015
Clare has worked in offices for 10 years before having her two children. Her last work placement was in a busy Business Travel Agency in the Accounts Department based in Colchester.
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.
Frances joined us as our Receptionist/Administration Assistant as of March 2015
Before her daughters were born, Frances worked in London for banks and property developers. Latterly, she has worked for her husband's graphic design business giving her a wide range of office experience.
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 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.
Sarah is passionate about people not being hurt by the things they use in everyday life for work and personal use. She is a registered ergonomist and holds an MSc in health ergonomics, she is also a qualified nurse.
She has had many years of experience advising companies and individuals about health and safety related issues and helping to stop people being hurt by work. She was, for over 20 years, a Health and Safety Inspector with the Health and Safety Executive where she saw and investigated many cases of discomfort and disability caused by work activities.
Sarah has a particular interest in office ergonomics after many years of advising friends and colleagues who use computers at work and at home. Time after time people are seeking advice after complaining of aches and pains and unexplained niggles in their necks, shoulders and wrists and not realising that it was their computer making them sore.
Computers and their use are often advertised and talked about as a mysterious and complicated thing with sales folk offering all kinds of ‘ergonomic’ solutions rather than addressing simple things like adopting a good posture and taking regular breaks. There are some very simple things that can stop a computer hurting the person using it, the first of which is an awareness of the ways how a computer will hurt given the chance.
Sarah believes in making things clear, easy to understand and practical to stop people being hurt or made uncomfortable when using their computer. In her spare time Sarah likes to spend time with her daughter, reading, pottering in the garden and walking along the beach
SARAH TAPLEY MSc MIEHF GradIOSH