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Meet the team

About Us - Meet the team

About Us - Team profiles
Laura England - Profile

Laura graduated from UWE Bristol in 2002 with a BSC (Hons) in Physiotherapy. She started work as so many Physiotherapists do as a Junior in the NHS doing rotational specialities such as stroke rehabilitation, respiratory assistance, orthopaedic rehabilitation and outpatients.

She realised quickly that her heart lay in the fast paced speciality of outpatients and continued to improve her skills with time spent as a Senior Physiotherapist treating hands, spines, lower limb problems and developed an interest in sports injuries. She then went on to run a successful business supplying Physiotherapists to sports teams, regional and national squads for sporting events, as well as working in Rugby and Football herself.

In her NHS time she met Lizzy and became firm friends working closely on an orthopaedic role specialising in managing a difficult caseload of patients, and doing Physiotherapy, acupuncture, steroid injections, scans and x-rays, as well as organising patients to have surgery. Both Lizzy and Laura are proud of the links they built up with local surgeons.

Laura now works as a Consultant Physiotherapist after being approached for a new role in a GP practice at Concord Medical Centre. She works exactly like the GP would, but brings immediate specialised care to her patients without delay, providing physiotherapy, injections and investigations to frontline care, without the need to see a GP first.

Laura is also immensely proud of completing her Masters Degree in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Cardiff University in June 2010. It was during her Post-Graduate time at Cardiff University that Laura also became eligible through examination and clinical placements to become a member of the prestigious MACP (Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists) which is only a group of 1100 Physiotherapists worldwide who have the expertise to become accredited with the qualification as part of her Masters degree. This means that she has extensive knowledge in manipulation skills. She is also a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists to deliver acupuncture.

In her spare time Laura still looks after sports teams in football on a regular basis, planning strength and conditioning training, as well as doing injury prevention, she enjoys working hard with her personal trainer in the gym, and enjoys family time away from work with her husband Jon.

Lizzy Craft - Profile

Lizzy Craft qualified in 2003 from UWE Bristol with a 2:1 BSC (Hons) Physiotherapy degree.

She has worked since 2003 within the NHS. Her career first started in the Bristol Royal Infirmary, then transferring to Taunton NHS Trust to specialise in Trauma and Orthopaedic and finally returning back to Bristol and now works with Laura for Sirona Care & Health. She initially worked as a Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, then progressed onto a Clinical Specialist post and now is an Extended Scope Practitioner (ESP) and acting Manager for the Physiotherapy service.

Lizzy’s ESP post works within the Clinical Assessment & Treatment Service in South Gloucestershire. She treats an array of Orthopaedic conditions and injuries. She works with local GP’s receiving referrals, working within different clinics and communicating with them to aid management of musculoskeletal patients within the local community.

Lizzy also works closely with Orthopaedic consultants and radiologists referring for specialist opinions, investigations and interventions. She can order diagnostic tests such as MRI's and X-rays and also administer corticosteroid injections. She also delivers high quality Physiotherapy treatment. This includes exercise prescriptions, joint mobilisations and manipulation.

She has got an impressive record of post graduate courses including a Masters level Physiotherapy module for clinical applications for musculoskeletal corticosteroid injections and being a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists allowing her to treat an array of Musculoskeletal conditions with acupuncture.

Lizzy has a particular interest in shoulder injuries and rehabilitation being able to assess and treat complex shoulder conditions. She has strong links with the North Bristol Trust Upper Limb Orthopaedic consultants and acts as the shoulder specialist within her ESP role in the NHS.

Lizzy has a great passion for sport and used to play national league standard netball and basketball. She has also ran in a number of half marathons and completed in the London Marathon in 2011. She has also had experience of working with Thornbury Rugby Club treating their acute injuries and providing pitchside physiotherapy.

Now she regularly attends the gym and enjoys spinning classes.

Kate Moore - Profile

Kate graduated from Bournemouth University in 2008 with a BSc (hons) in Physiotherapy.

She started work in Somerset within the musculoskeletal service before moving onto the acute hospital to complete her core junior rotations, including neurology, respiratory, orthopaedics and outpatients. This assisted her to develop a breadth of knowledge and skills within Physiotherapy. During this time she decided that her passion was in musculoskeletal outpatients and she took on a static specialist post. In this role she ran rehabilitation classes, hydrotherapy worked within local GP surgeries. Alongside her NHS work Kate also worked with the local National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society group, taking both gym and hydrotherapy based rehabilitation classes and also worked with the local football side offering injury triage, rehabilitation and conditioning for the players.

Since moving to Bristol in 2012 Kate has working in a senior posts in outpatients in Bristol and Wiltshire where she rans specialist classes and locums to GP surgeries on top of her normal caseload.

Kate is currently based in Bristol in a senior outpatient specialist rotation where she works between different areas of musculoskeletal health including outpatients, orthopaedics, chronic pain management and hydrotherapy.

Kate has completed the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine Diploma and Acupuncture training courses to enhance her clinical skills.

Outside of work she has a passion for exercise and sport, playing in a local hockey team and completing regular fitness training sessions and occasionally taking less conventional fitness challenges.

Antony Cavallini - Profile

Antony's passion for health and well-being first took him to Bristol in 1996 where he completed a MSc in Exercise and Health Sciences. He finally realised his ambition to be a Physiotherapist after graduating from St George's - University of London in 2006 with first class honours.

He initially worked at The RoyalFree Hospital in Hampstead and after completing his rotations went on to work in Musculoskeletal Outpatients with secondments to lead their Orthopaedic team and work with the local NASS group. He volunteered to work with London Scottish Rugby Juniors on match days and finished his rugby playing days with the Black Baa Baas RFC in Fulham.

He is qualified to practice Acupuncture and has taken on a variety of Training including Tendonopathy Management, Podiatry and Biomechanics and Current Management of Whiplash Disorders. He has also undertaken some key MACP modules and had the opportunity to attend the esteemed Professor Peter O'Sullivan's course on Management of Chronic Low Back Pain.

As a West Country lad it was inevitable that he moved back to take a position as a lead physiotherapist in the South Gloucestershire Community Service and is balancing this with his biggest challenge to date, looking after his five year old son and three year old daughter.

When he can find the hours he cycles and runs and is biding his time before taking on further Post Graduate study. He is pleased that in the mean time he can offer his skills to the MyPhysio team.

Naomi Harris - Profile

Naomi qualified from Filton College in 2011 with a Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences and is currently studying Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation at the University of the West of England.

Naomi qualified in massage in 2012 and is a member of the British Association of Sports Rehabilitators and Trainers. She has the FA Intermediate First Aid for Sport qualification and is experienced in using movement, injury and supportive taping to facilitate recovery from injury; which she has used whilst worked closely with rugby teams, including premiership, county and local teams as well as covering rugby and football tournaments for players of a variety of ages.

Naomi also works with Occupational Health Providers in the workplace to provide injury recovery massage and exercise advice.

In her spare time, Naomi has always been active ranging from hockey, ballet and currently rugby and attending the gym regularly.

Robbie Moore - Profile

Robbie graduated from Northumbria University in 2010 with BSc (hons) in physiotherapy. He started his career in Somerset where he specialist in musculoskeletal out patients straight away as he enjoyed the pace and nature of this work.

Whilst living in Somerset Robbie worked for North Petherton Rugby Club running week night triage clinics and providing pitch side cover on match days.

Robbie has completed the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine and acupuncture training courses to enhance his clinical practice.

Robbie moved to Bristol in 2012 and continued working within the NHS in a senior outpatient rotation, he has worked in the occupational health department, out-patients, orthopaedics, hands, soft tissue clinic and emergency department where he is currently based and training to become an extended scope practioner.

Outside of work Robbie can be found playing golf, football or in the gym working on his conventional and unconventional fitness.

Helen Seavills - Profile

Helen completed her physiotherapy degree at Cardiff university in 2009. She had previously completed a degree in sport and physical education also at Cardiff.

Helen completed all of her 'core rotations' in ITU, Cardiac, respiratory wards, stroke, elderly rehabilitation and oncology at the Bristol Royal Infirmary.

Helen is a currently a clinical specialist physiotherapist in hydrotherapy at the BRI. She has completed all aquatic therapy courses and has a specialist interest in lower limb reconstruction rehabilitation. Helen has specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy since 2011 and has completed rotations in women's health, trauma and orthopaedics, pain and a and e.

Outside of work Helen has an interest in fitness and nutrition and spends lots of time in the gym and walking her dogs. Helen plays hockey for a premiership team travelling the country on weekends and has recently signed up to do her 3rd marathon.

Jenny Escure - Profile

Jenny graduated from Birmingham University in 2004 with a 2:1 BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. She started her career in Birmingham, where she spent three years working in the NHS, completing her core rotations and gaining valuable experience in neurology, respiratory, paediatric, musculoskeletal and orthopaedic Physiotherapy, before going on to specialise in musculoskeletal injury and rehabilitation.

Jenny then worked as a senior physiotherapist in NHS GP surgeries and outpatient clinics, Before moving to Ramsay Healthcare where she continued to specialise in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, undergoing several post graduate training courses including the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine Diploma, and Acupuncture Foundation. She went on to manage the Physiotherapy team, and enjoyed working closely alongside GP’s, Consultants and Radiologists.

Jenny moved back to her Bristol hometown in 2012, and has been working at the Spire Bristol Hospital offering Physiotherapy treatment and rehabilitation to a variety of patients following injury and surgery.

She has gained vast experience and knowledge in musculoskeletal injury, orthopaedics and post–op rehabilitation over the years, and always aims to provide personalised assessment and treatment in order to promote an optimum recovery.

Mandy Cottle - Profile

Mandy graduated from St Thomas’ Hospital School of Physiotherapy in London in 1989. She then worked as a junior physio at Central Middlesex Hospital, North London for two years covering many specialities before flying out to Los Angeles, California for a year. Here she worked as a Physical Therapist at the Brotman Medical Centre having passed the California Physical Therapy licensing exams, in a completely different type of health service than she was used to. It was valuable experience that made her aware of how lucky we are with the NHS in this country. She experienced several earthquakes and was there during the LA riots!

After this Mandy came back to Bristol and joined the Bristol Royal Infirmary Physio Department. Here she became a specialist in arthritis, setting up the Rheumatology Physiotherapy service and working closely with other members of the Multidisciplinary Team, including the world renowned Professor of Rheumatology, Paul Dieppe. She also gained distinctions in her post-graduate Rheumatology qualifications. During this time Mandy was involved in much research and audit and she presented a paper at the World Confederation of Physical Therapists.

After eleven years at the BRI and the birth of two children, Mandy set up her own private practice at home, still lecturing and writing articles for the Organisation of Physiotherapists in Private Practice. She had her busy practice for ten years before taking a career break.

When not working, Mandy enjoys gardening, cooking and being with her children and husband.