WEEKLY CLASSES

Mon: 10am

Tues: 9am, 12pm & 5.30pm

Weds: 9am & 6pm

Thur: 10am & 6pm

Fri: 10am

About us

MEET THE TEAM

Julia Stewart at Abbey View Physiotherapy, Shaftesbury
JULIA STEWART
LUCY HUGHES
ANNA LEIGH
Jemima Munro, Abbey View Physiotherapy, Shaftesbury
JEMIMA MUNRO
Robyn Vere Nicoll, Abbey View Physiotherapy, Shaftesbury
ROBYN VERE NICOLL
Jade Letts, Abbey View Physiotherapy, Shaftesbury
JADE LETTS
Issy Ham, Abbey View Physiotherapy, Shaftesbury
ISSY HAM
JULIA STEWART

Julia has over 25 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 still enjoys guest lecturing back at Georges and has recently been up to teach them about the First Contact Practitioner work that she has set up within the NHS – working across 3 sites within Dorset GP practices triaging musculoskeletal complaints.

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 recently completed the Barre Bar Pilates training and now runs classes combining her love of ballet with many years of pilates teaching.

Julia has 3 children and a Soldier for a husband and is a 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!

LUCY HUGHES

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 worked with them for several years.  Following this Lucy has supported Tribe Run for Love; an endurance event company that raises money to combat modern day slavery.  She has helped run their medical support across many countries involving many events.  This year she has decided as a team we should be on the other side of it and has signed us up to run across Scotland (225km) in 24hrs over the summer solstice!

Lucy is a Clinical Director at Abbey View Physiotherapy but also enjoys road biking and adult ballet classes, she is a Pilates Instructor and has completed the Stability, Sport and Performance Movement Course with Joanne Elphinston.  Over the last couple of years Lucy has been working her way through the Visceral Manipulation training levels and has already completed many weekends of in-depth training.

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 LEIGH

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 20 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. Outside of being a Clinical Director at Abbey View Physiotherapy Anna is a keen sportswoman and enjoys endurance biking, swimming, running and yoga when she isn’t playing her guitar around the clinic!

With Anna’s passion for getting rid of headaches and migraines ABVP’s first course they hosted last year was ‘Acupuncture for the relief of headaches and Migraines’

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.  With that in mind she spent 2 years training with the International Olympic Committee to become a Performance Nutritionist.  With 3 children of her own she is particularly interested in the nutritional requirements and optimising health for adolescents and guest lectures in senior schools on adolescent nutrition.

To help avoid injury on the bike she also completed the bike fit training and is our bike fit go to and will set you up to ride long distances pain free.

JEMIMA MUNRO

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 and recently hosted a spinal acupuncture course for ABVP at our Shaftesbury clinic.

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 has recently completed her Acupuncture and APPI Pilates 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 LETTS

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 and has recently completed her Acupuncture training.

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 has been working hard with Robyn to set up a Fibromyalgia group we have been asked to run through the GP practice that they will be running for 10 week blocks to provide acupuncture, teaching and support sessions.  Jade has also been 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 HAM

Issy is our amazing 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.  Most recently she has also completed Level 2 exercise to music instructor training.

Alongside doing our admin and bookings Issy is available for massage, currently runs multiple Pilates classes including our Friday HIT class, and is offering 1:1 Pilates.

When Issy isn’t working to keep us and all our clients fit she seems to be at the gym herself!