MEET THE TEAM
ROBYN VERE NICOLL
Julia has over 20 years experience working in the musculoskeletal environment. Gaining a distinction in MSc Sports Injuries from Manchester and progressing on to complete MMACP qualification. Julia was a Senior Lecturer at St George’s University of London where she lectured at Masters (MSc Exercise for Health) and undergraduate levels (BSc Hons Physiotherapy). Also completing PGCE in higher education.
Julia has worked with athletes at both club and national levels covering sports from table tennis (international championships working with the Irish team!) to Ironman triathletes, (3 seasons in Val d’Isere) and Rugby. Julia’s area of special interest is lower limb rehabilitation and adolescent musculoskeletal conditions.
Julia has 3 children and a Soldier for a husband and is Clinical Director of Abbey View Physiotherapy but when she has a spare minute likes running and dance. If she had her time again wishes she could have been the next Darcey Bussell!
After studying as a Chartered Physiotherapist at the University of East London Lucy went straight to work at St George’s Hospital Tooting London. This excellent foundation in one of London’s biggest teaching hospitals was a fantastic platform to launch her career. She very quickly established an interest for movement analysis and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. In addition to her role at George’s she worked with London Scottish Rugby Football club for many seasons.
Lucy was selected to work as part of the medical team to support the Strive Charity on their endurance Triathlon events and has worked with them for several years; at the time of writing she is with the team in Sicily on the cycling leg of the latest challenge.
Lucy enjoys road biking and adult ballet classes, she is a Pilates Instructor and is completing her Stability, Sport and Performance Movement Course with Joanne Elphinston.
Before training to be a physiotherapist Lucy spent many years in the French Alpes skiing (and working!) and is an excellent Telemarker and off Piste Skier. Rehabilitation of Ski injuries and returning Skiers to the slopes is another area of special interest. When you meet Lucy her ski knowledge in addition to her biomechanics and rehabilitation skills combined are second to none, why not come and see if she can help you get the most out of your ski holiday getting you fit and ready for the slopes this winter.
Anna gained a BSc(Hons) in Physiotherapy (1999), a PGDip in Performance Nutrition (2012), she is a qualified acupuncturist with AACP accreditation and a Pilates instructor trained by the APPI. She has over 15 years of physiotherapy experience. She has worked with trauma and orthopaedic patients in London teaching hospitals: The Royal London & Charing Cross Hospital, going on to specialise in neuro rehabilitation and spinal injuries. She spent 6 years at Richmond Rugby Club treating match related impact and sports injuries. She has worked alongside some top triathletes and toured with endurance teams. Anna is a passionate sportswoman and particluarly enjoys endurance biking, swimming and running.
Anna is also our onsite nutritionist, and spent 2 years training with the International Olympic Committee to become a Performance Nutritionist. She also now lectures in senior schools on adolescent nutrition. Anna is also our bike fit go to and will set you up to ride long distances pain free.
Anna likes to take a whole body approach to your treatment identifying the root cause of your problem and offering advice on how to prevent future injuries.
Jemima qualified with a BSc Hons in Physiotherapy in 2004 and went on to gain a Post Grad Cert in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy in Perth in 2009.
Having spent 5 years gaining invaluable experience working within hospitals and as a steward for the Chartered society of Physiotherapy Jemima then went on to working within the private sector and then running her own private practice specialising in Musculoskeletal work, promoting injury rehabilitation and prevention. Jemima was also honoured to be able to work within the athletes village at the 2012 Olympics in London.
Jemima is highly dynamic having completed courses in; natural running, shoulder control, neck pain, chronic pain and many on manual therapy techniques.
Alongside her exceptional listening and manual skills Jemima is qualified in Acupuncture and Pilates and has been a great addition to our team working on Mondays and Thursdays alongside caring for her 3 little ones.
ROBYN VERE NICOLL
Robyn qualified in 2011 with a BSc Hons in Physiotherapy, has a level 3 Sports Massage Diploma and is currently completing her level 3 Pilates Instructor training.
With 7 years of working within different dynamic hospital teams Robyn has managed inpatient work; neurological rehabilitation, respiratory care, A & E rehabilitation pathways and even worked on burns care. Robyn latterly has spent more time expanding her out-patient care, including a year working with a cricket team and then completing a season in Val providing treatment for acute and chronic snow related injuries. She has played hockey, tag rugby and netball to a good level and been involved in coaching hockey to children.
Robyn has also spent 7 years volunteering for the FANY which is an organisation that provides support in times of crisis, working alongside the police, military and casualty bureau which is a reflection of her amazingly positive nature, great wiliness to help and dedication to the care of others.
She has recently completed her PG Dip & MSc in Veterinary Physiotherapy so that she can extend this care to animals alongside her work within the clinic!
Jade completed a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science in 2015 before completing her MSc in Physiotherapy in 2017. Alongside this she gained a level 3 Dip in Sports Massage in may 2016.
Jade has spent 2 years working within the hospital rotation system to gain valuable experience from acute post-operative rehabilitation to palliative care, going on to specialise in musculoskeletal and neurological rehabilitation.
Jade has also enjoyed Hockey to a high standard, captaining her Exeter university team and currently Gillingham ladies.
Jade has been a superb full time member of our team since June and alongside her busy clinic appointments she is helping us to run Hydrotherapy sessions at a local pool and setting up some more rehabilitation classes within out studio in Shaftesbury.
When not in clinic she is playing ‘favourite aunty’ to her nephews and nieces!
Issy is our amazing new Sports Masseuse, Pilates Instructor and Receptionist!
In Feb 2018 Issy attained a level 3 Sports Massage Diploma and is now offering a daily list with exceptional feedback from many clients already. Issy also graduated with a 1st class honours degree (BSc Hons) in Sports and Exercise Science and spent a year of this studying in Australia. She passed a REPS accredited Olympic Lifting Trainer Course, has coached netball, worked with local gyms and sports centres lifeguarding, running reception and organising children’s courses.
Alongside doing our admin and bookings Issy is available for massage, currently runs our Friday HIT class, is offering 1:1 Pilates and is starting a few more Pilates classes in the new year
When Issy isn’t working to keep us and all our clients fit she seems to be at the gym herself!