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Meet the team - Amanda Freeman-Hicks

Amanda Freeman-Hicks

Physiotherapist

BSc Hons, MCSP, MMACP

Amanda qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from the University of Hertfordshire in 2002 and has specialised in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy for the last 15 years. Amanda is registered with The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) and is nearing completion of her MSc.

Sports Injuries

Trauma and Orthopaedics

ACL and PCL Ruptures

Knee Ligament Reconstructive Surgery

Injury Prevention

Strength and Conditioning

Rehabilitation Programmes

Joint and Soft Tissue Mobilisation

Myofascial Release

The McKenzie Method treatment approach for Back and Neck Pain

In her spare time Amanda is kept busy with her family and dogs and studying for her MSc and relaxes with visits to the gym and travelling.

Anne Hackett

Anne Hackett

Physiotherapist
& Partner

Grad.Dip Phys. MCSP

Anne is a registered member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) and member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). She graduated from St. Thomas Hospital in 1979 then continued to work in the NHS and also sports injuries clinics. In 1989 she became a co-founder of the Cotswold Physiotherapy Centre and Sports Injuries Clinic. 

Her role today is multifaceted covering business management, clinical directions to ensure high standards are maintained, as well as treating patients.

All musculoskeletal injures with a special interest in the spine and knee joint

Sports injuries

Ultrasound Therapy

Elderly care

Falls and balance problems

Manual Therapy

In her spare time she enjoys gardening and walking her three Bassett Hounds.

Caroline Thompson

Caroline Thompson

Physiotherapist

BSc (Hons), MCSP

Caroline graduated from Manchester School of Physiotherapy in 2000 and is registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and Health and Care Professions Council. She has worked in a wide range of clinical settings working with a huge variety of health conditions, injuries and disabilities. Caroline has worked in the NHS, Industry and has worked in Private Physiotherapy Clinics for over 13 years.

All musculoskeletal injuries

Sports Injury assessment and rehabilitation

Strength and Conditioning post injury

Joint and soft tissue mobilisation

Acupuncture

Display Screen Equipment Assessment and Ergonomics

Car Ergonomic assessment

Sarah Keys back treatment

Sports massage

Kiniesiology taping and much more!

In her spare time Caroline enjoys running, walking her dogs, spending time with her family and getting frustrated watching Gloucester Rugby from the Shed!

Cherry Mayers

Cherry Mayers

Physiotherapist

Grad.Dip. Phys. MCSP

Cherry is a Chartered Physiotherapist with over 30 years experience working in private practice. She qualified at St Mary’s hospital in London and has worked for the NHS in both London and in Cheltenham. While working in private practice, she has been seconded to work in occupational health for a large company, also in a school and for the RAF. She is registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, Health and Care Professions Council and with the AACP (Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists).

All musculoskeletal injuries with a special interest in spines

Sarah Key Back Treatment

Acupuncture

Sports injuries

Elderly care

Home Visits

In her spare time she enjoys gardening, playing tennis and practising yoga.

Meet the team - James Peirce Physiotherapist at Cotswold Physiotherapy Centre

James Peirce

Physiotherapist

BSc (Hons) MCSP

James qualified in physiotherapy in 2005 at Bristol UWE. He has gained experience working both in the local NHS hospitals and also private practice. After completing his general rotations in the hospitals James specialised in musculoskeletal and Rheumatology Physiotherapy. He also looks to develop his treatment skills and has undertaken many courses post qualification to allow him to treat a variety of conditions both acute and chronic. His added skills in Vestibular Rehabilitation and Acupuncture give a valuable depth to his treatment skills.

Outside of work James enjoys keeping active by running and watching his beloved Liverpool FC!

Janina Langdon

Janina Langdon

Physiotherapist

Grad.Dip. Phys. MCSP

Janina is a registered member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and Health & Care Professions Council with forty years of experience, mainly within the private sector.  After graduating from Bristol School of Physiotherapy. Janina started her career in the NHS combining it with working in Sports Injuries clinics. She worked part-time in private practice, at a semi professional football club (still awaiting a call from her favourite Premiership team) and athletic club, whilst combining it with bringing up her five children.

Janina has used her expertise to diagnose and treat patients within a range of settings from local care homes, MoD facility, industry, children in education, hydrotherapy and gait analysis, as well as out-patient work at Cotswold Physiotherapy Centre for over thirty years.

Janina specialises in diagnosing and treating patients in a wide age demographic.

Musculo-skeletal injuries  – neck, lower back, shoulders, hips, knees, ankles and feet

Sports injuries – dance, football, athletics, swimming, racket sports

Elderly care – rehabilitation, balance control, falls prevention, home visits, stroke rehabilitation

Post-surgery – rehabilitation, home visits

Electrotherapy

Therapeutic and Sports massage

Pilates and core stability

Outside work, Janina enjoys tap dance and Zumba, Pilates, sewing and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Kristi Fawcett

Kristi Fawcett

Physiotherapist

BSc (Hons) MSc MCSP

Kristi is a Chartered Physiotherapist who qualified with a Masters degree in Physiotherapy in 2015 from Glasgow Caledonian University. Over the last five years, Kristi has primarily focused on musculoskeletal physiotherapy within an outpatient setting in both the private sector and the NHS. Much of her career was initially spent working in occupational health and aiming to integrate injury recovery with working life. Kristi is registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

All musculoskeletal injuries

Joint and soft tissue mobilisation

Soft tissue massage

Gaitscan/Foot Scan & Orthotics

Kinesiology taping

Home visits

In her spare time, Kristi enjoys spending time with her husband and their nine month old son. As she has just bought her first home, much of her spare time is also spent flexing her DIY muscles and keeping herself and her husband injury free.

Louise Cox

Louise Cox

Physiotherapist

BSc (Hons), MCSP

Louise is a Chartered Physiotherapist with over 12 years of clinical experience in outpatient physiotherapy departments and working with people who are severely disabled. Louise is a graduate of St. Georges Medical School London and is registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and the Health and Care Professions Council.

Louise has worked as a physiotherapist for the NHS, Leonard Cheshire Disability and currently works at Cotswold Physiotherapy Centre in Cheltenham.

All musculoskeletal injuries with a special interest in back pain

Diagnosing and treating sports injuries

Joint and soft tissue manipulations

Soft tissue therapy

Kinesiology taping

Back pain in pregnancy

Ultrasound therapy

Fall and balance problems

Home visits

In her spare time, Louise enjoys spending time with her family and her three cats. Being married to a rock climber, Louise has to regularly treat him too!

Rebecca Scott

Rebecca Scott

Physiotherapist

BSc (Hons), MSc, MCSP

Rebecca qualified in 1999 from Northumbria University in Newcastle and has practiced as a Chartered Physiotherapist  ever since, gaining experience in all areas of rehabilitation. Rebecca is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP).

Neurological conditions

Musculoskeletal  conditions

Soft tissue massage

Joint mobilisations

Kiniesiology taping and exercise therapy

Health promotion

Away from the clinic Rebecca enjoys spending time with her family and two young sons

Rob Dent

Rob Dent

Sport
Rehabilitator

BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation 

Rob is a Graduate Sport Rehabilitator with experience in assessing, diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating patients with acute injuries all the way through to returning to play or meeting their individual goals. He puts his clients first and works with them to achieve their personal goals whether that’s helping them walk again, reducing pain, or returning to play competitive sport.

Rob graduated from the University of Nottingham with a first class honours in Sport Rehabilitation and Exercise Science, where he gained experience with Nottingham Forest Football Club and has also volunteered to provide sports massage at sporting events such as the Robin Hood Half Marathon and the British University and College Sport (BUCS) National Championships. Whilst at University, Rob completed a dissertation project that investigated the effects of sports taping and soft tissue therapy on balance which he is able to implement into his practice.

Rob is also a Theragun Educator who is able to offer unique percussive therapy treatments which can help reduce muscular tension, stiffness, whilst improving range of motion and relaxation. 

Rob is a full graduate member with the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRAT).

All musculoskeletal injuries

Diagnosing and treating sports injuries

Sports Massage

Injury management and rehabilitation

Theragun Percussive Therapy

Sports taping

Balance improvements

Late stage rehabilitation

Analysis of movement

Rehabilitation of Spinal Disorders

In Rob’s spare time, he plays for Cheltenham Hockey Club and Hatherley and Redding’s Cricket Club where he coaches within their youth sections and occasionally provides pitch side treatments during games.

Zoe Jones

Zoe Jones

Physiotherapist

BSc (Hons) MCSP

Zoe is a Chartered Physiotherapist with sixteen years of experience. She trained at the University of Birmingham and has worked extensively in the NHS in musculoskeletal outpatients and currently works within the Musculoskeletal Advanced Practitioner Service when not working at Cotswold Physiotherapy Centre. She has also worked in other private hospitals and for the Old Patesians Men’s and County Boys Rugby teams.

Zoe has a special interest in hand therapy and upper limb problems. She has worked with the hand surgeons in Gloucestershire since 2007 and has an excellent understanding of hand injuries and their management. Zoe is an injector in her NHS role and has a great understanding of when injection therapy can play a role in musculoskeletal conditions.

All soft tissue and joint problems

Spinal treatments

Sports treatments

Acupuncture

Hand treatments

In her spare time, Zoe likes circuit sessions and running.  As her two girls have now started school, Zoe is looking forward to getting back into hill walking again too!

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Jak Martin

Physiotherapist

BSc (Hons) MCSP

Jak is a Chartered Physiotherapist who graduated from the University of the West of England in 2018 and has 2 years experience in Musculoskeletal (MSK) physiotherapy consisting of sport and NHS experience. Jak is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)

Jak specialises in diagnosing and treating all MSK conditions and has an additional qualification in sports massage (ITEC International Level 3 Diploma).

Sports injuries

Running injuries

Trauma and Orthopaedic 

Post-operative rehabilitation

Soft tissue/Myofascial release techniques

Neuro-muscular techniques

Trigger pointing

Muscle energy techniques

Joint mobilisation

Jak previously played football for over 20 years and now enjoys the gym, running, the great outdoors and researching the most up-to-date Physiotherapy techniques

Jodie Evans

Jodie Evans

Physiotherapist

BSc(Hons) MCSP MAACP

Jodie trained as a physiotherapist in Oxford, graduating in 2003.  She gained valuable experience in the NHS, prior to specialising in musculoskeletal outpatients.  Jodie has since worked in private hospitals and private physiotherapy clinics, in the UK and New Zealand.  Working in New Zealand was part of her time spent travelling, and offered the opportunity to work in close proximity to the ski fields, assessing and treating acute injuries.

Musculoskeletal and sports injuries

Postural and spinal pain

Post-operative progression of Orthopaedic patients (including Total Knee Replacements and Total Hip Replacements)

Soft tissue mobilisation and myofascial release

K-Taping

Acupuncture

Pilates 1:1

Pelvis dysfunction, which can cause problems during and post pregnancy

Jodie focuses most of her treatments on muscle balance of the body, and has found a passion for teaching Pilates.  She loves keeping active through her Pilates and enjoying the local area whilst running, or walking with her family.

Chris Johnson Practice Manager

Chris Johnson

Practice Manager
& Partner

Originally from Manchester, Chris relocated to Cheltenham when the company she worked for moved there in 1980. After having time off to raise her family, she joined the clinic at its inception in 1989 as an evening receptionist. As her children became of school age she became a day time receptionist and then assistant practice manager. In 2001 she was offered the post of Practice Manager and a Partnership followed 2015.

Her role today is the general administration of the practice and to help maintain the clinics reputation as a dependable, professional, friendly practice.

In her spare time Chris enjoys gardening, running and looking after her grandchildren.