Meet The Team
Jonathan Smith MSc,BSc, FSOMM, MCSP
Jonathan graduated at the University of Huddersfield, obtaining a 1st class BSc Honours degree in Physiotherapy. Since then he has specialised in Musculoskeletal Medicine, obtaining both a Masters Degree (MSc) and Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Medicine (FSOMM). Jonathan is a Course Principle for SOMM and is one of only 4 people with these qualifications within the UK . He also has Diplomas in Advanced Clinical Practice and Injection Therapy.
Jonathan lectures in the UK on Musculoskeletal Medicine courses to both GP’s and Physiotherapists and was a guest speaker at the 2008 National Symposium (see award link). He has extensive experience in assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and sports injuries.
Jonathan used to work in the NHS as an Extended Scope Physiotherapist, where he specialised in the assessment and treatment of both upper and lower limb conditions. Through this work, he has formed excellent working relationships with some of the most highly regarded Orthopaedic Consultants in the area.
Professionally, Jonathan is state registered and is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), the Health Professions Council (HPC), the Extended Scope Physiotherapy Group (ESP), the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine (SOMM) and the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Orthopaedic Medicine and Injection Therapy (ACPOMIT). Jonathan is also a full member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).
A keen innovator and passionate about what life has to offer, Jonathan’s optimism will contribute to a more positive outlook of your capabilities.
Hannah Smith BSc MCSP SRP Bobath trained
Hannah graduated with a BSc Hons degree in Physiotherapy at the university of Huddersfield in 2003. Following this she completed her junior rotations at Frimley Park Hospital before moving to Southampton to specialise in neurology. Having gained invaluable experience in the rehabilitation of many neurological conditions, Hannah returned to Frimley Park 3 years later and is an integral member of the Neurology team.
Hannah’s passion is rehabilitation and she has a special interest in stroke, MS and Guillain Barre syndrome. Her creative and positive approach is inspiring to her patients.
Daniel Lewis MSc BSc MCSP SRP
Daniel graduated from the University of Brighton with an MSc in Physiotherapy. Prior to this Daniel completed a BSc Sports Science degree at the University of Swansea. Since graduating Daniel has worked both in the NHS and the private setting for a number of years. Daniel also has sports physiotherapy experience, having been the physiotherapist for rugby 7’s teams such as the White Hart Marauders academy.
Daniel is passionate about sport, in particular rugby union and golf. He has a special interest in lower limb and tendon pathologies and in particular running gait analysis. Daniel conducts gait analysis using slow motion video and the ViMove wireless sensors to not only help people suffering with injuries, but also to give advice and strengthening programmes to prevent injuries in non-symptomatic patients.
Professionally Daniel has completed postgraduate courses in Spinal Manipulation, acupuncture and also electroacupuncture. Daniel is state registered and is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), the Health Professions Council (HPC), and a full member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).
Ben Gallagher BSc, MCSP SRP
PhysiotherapistBen graduated from the University of Southampton in 2000 with a BSc Honours degree in Physiotherapy. Currently Ben works within both the military and private sector; he has also worked with national level American Football and Basketball teams. During his time in the NHS Ben was the Area Co-ordinator for the international ACTIVE trial: a study of the benefits of Autologous Chondrocyte Transplantation/Implantation in the knee. Ben has a specialist interest in Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, Cervicogenic headaches and facial palsys. Ben is registered with the Health Professions council, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, and the Acupuncture association of Chartered Physiotherapists. Ben is currently studying for a Master’s degree with the MACP
Helen Antram BSc MCSP SRP
PhysiotherapistHelen graduated with a 1st class BSc Honours degree in Physiotherapy from Brunel University in 2004. She works part time as a senior musculoskeletal physiotherapist at Frimley Park Hosptial. Having also completed a number of postgraduate courses she utilises a wide range of treatment techniques including soft tissue techniques, mobilisations, muscle energy techniques and acupuncture to help her clients achieve their goals. Helen is a very keen sportswoman, and particularly enjoys running and mountain biking.
Laura Lewis BSc, MCSP, AACP
Laura qualified from Southampton University in 2009. She has since worked within the NHS at Frimley Park Hospital and the Royal Berkshire Hospital treating a wide variety of conditions and injuries within the musculoskeletal outpatients departments. Laura also has sports injury experience, having been head physiotherapist at Camberley Rugby Club for a number of seasons.
Laura has a specialist interest in neck and upper limb pathologies and uses a wide variety of treatment techniques with patients to assist in their rehabilitation including the use of acupuncture and dry needling in order to improve pain and function with her patients.
Laura is state registered and is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), the Health Professions Council (HPC), and a full member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).
Laura has also qualified to practice Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture and is a member of Cosmetic Acupuncture UK.
Anna Readman BSc Hons, MCSP SRP
Anna joined Thorpes Physiotherapy in March 2016 and has become an energetic and enthusiastic member of the team. Anna graduated from the Cardiff University with a 1st Class Hons degree and started working in Private Practice in 2014. Anna is qualified in Pilates from the Australian Physiotherapist Pilates Institute. She has also trained in dry needling acupuncture, advanced mobilisations, sports therapy and rehabilitation. She uses a variety of mobilisation, soft tissue and exercise techniques to maximise full resolution of injury.
Personally she enjoys staying fit and has done several half marathons and triathlon’s. Her passion is surfing – so don’t get her on to that subject! Anna will help you return to your sport as she fully understands the importance of fitness, competition and personal goals. She loves to relax by walking her dog Roxy, cooking and yoga and is a big advocate for rehabilitation through sport.
Anna is always keen to go the extra mile, advance her knowledge and work with new people.
Jessica Harrison-Crowley BSc MCSP, HCPC, AACP
Jessica graduated from Nottingham University in 2005 with a First Class (Hons) degree. Prior to this she completed a degree in Sports Science from Loughborough University.
Jessica has worked in several different clinical settings, specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy since 2008. She has worked at Frimley Park Hospital, Basingstoke Hospital and has been working as a Senior Physiotherapist at Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust for the last 6 years, treating both acute and chronic conditions referred by GPs and Consultants.
Jessica has completed continued postgraduate courses up to Masters Level. Using her experience and knowledge of injury management, biomechanics, Pilates, and conditioning, Jessica is able to manage individuals and sporting personnel to achieve their specific goals. Her aim is to reduce your pain and restore normal function using manual therapy, acupuncture for pain relief and sound rehabilitation programmes so that you can enjoy your hobbies and sports once again.
Personally sport has always played a huge part of her life. She has played Junior International level hockey, enjoys running and keeping fit with her little one!
Kate McGowan BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy MCSP HCPC BSc (Hons) Sports Science
Kate is a Chartered Physiotherapist and Sport Scientist. She started as an NHS Physiotherapy Technician in 1998 before going on to graduate with a Physiotherapy degree in 2005 from Brunel University. Kate then worked at Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Trust and Surrey Primary Care Trust. Since leaving the NHS, Kate has worked in private clinics where she specialises in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy with everyone from teenagers to the elderly.
Kate is an approachable, friendly practitioner who builds a good rapport with her patients. She is registered with the Health Care Professions Council and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
Kate is an avid sports enthusiast with a keen interest in squash and hockey, having played both at an international level.
Louise Parker (BSc Hons, MCSP SRP)
Louise qualified in 1984 at Prince of Wales School of physiotherapy and has gained over 30 years experience in the NHS and privately. This includes some highly respected hospitals including the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases and the Royal United Hospital in Bath, as well as Frimley Park Hospital. Louise has always enjoyed learning new skills and after gaining general physiotherapy experience undertook post graduate training to gain diplomas in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy and Orthopaedic Medicine. This has led to a special interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and in particular spinal problems
Out-side work Louise has a love for the out-doors and is a keen Hill walker and mountain biker. She has competed successfully in mountain bike cross country races for over 20 years and continues to do so giving her an insight into the needs of the active individual especially as they get older!
Marianne Hill, Soft Tissue Therapist
Soft Tissue TherapistMarianne is a qualified soft tissue therapist, having achieved a Level 5 Diploma in Clinical Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy at the London School of Sports Massage. She has also completed a course in Pregnancy and Post Natal Massage. Marianne is a passionate believer in the benefits of soft tissue therapy for everyone – whether struggling with aches and pains from sport, a physically demanding or stressful job, or indeed any daily activity. Marianne adopts a wide range of soft tissue techniques to ensure that each treatment is tailored to the each person’s unique needs and really enjoys working with people of all ages and from all walks of life. She is continually broadening her experience and is also trained in Kinesiotaping. Marianne is a member of the Institute of Sports and Remedial Massage and registered with the CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council). Away from work, Marianne enjoys mountain biking, hiking and yoga.
Caroline is a registered Nutritional Therapist, holds a full accreditation with The British Association of Nutritional Therapists (BANT) www.bant.org.uk and is a member of the Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) www.cnhc.org.uk.
Since qualifying in 2006 Caroline has worked as a Nutritional Therapist in several practices in Berkshire and Hampshire and is now looking forward to working with the Physiotherapists here at Thorpes. With a wealth of knowledge and experience, Caroline brings another element of treatment and complementary therapy to our clinics. Caroline is a very experienced Tutor and Examiner currently working for the Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION) in Richmond, assessing at degree level.
Caroline has a keen interest in gastrointestinal health, migraine, endocrine disorders, musculoskeletal conditions and children’s health but of course, if you have any cause for concern with regards to your health or if you feel that you would like some guidance on the types of foods you should be eating, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Clerical AssistantJane has been working in customer service since 16 years old and has experience in a variety of different settings including an NHS dental clinic and Frogmore leisure centre.
Clerical AssistantKim has worked in customer service all her life, including front of house at the prestigious PennyHill Park. More recently Kim has worked as front of house at a hair salon and joinedThorpes Physiotherapy in 2016. Kim enjoys socialising and spending time with her family.