Physio & Health Matters was set up in May 2000 at a time of change in her life. Over the years it has evolved into a thriving business. They are now in multiple locations and their main aim is to provide the clients and the local communities with a high quality professional service.
Kiran’s main interest area has been the sacro iliac joint and the spine as a whole; with a bias towards bio-mechanics and how the two interact. Bio-mechanics and the sacro iliac joint are two areas that have historically been poorly understood. She would like to have the time to look further into these two specialisms and write her own course and teach, to aid a better understanding within her peer group.
The journey of setting up the business and developing it has taught a many lessons and helped to shape in to the person she is today; for that she is grateful.
In 2012 Kiran was very fortunate to be selected to be a part of the Paralympics medical squad. That was a wonderful experience, that she will always cherish. She loves the outdoors and animals. In Kiran’s spare time she enjoys running, going to the gym and spending time with her family.
Amie graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2009 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy and she has worked at Physio & Health Matters since she qualified. Amie is a Chartered Physiotherapist (MCSP) and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). She is a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).
Amie has always been fascinated by the human body and how physiotherapists can bring about change. She enjoys all aspects of neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy, but her passion lies in assessing and treating the spine. Over the years and with the support of a dedicated and supportive Clinical Director, Amie has established a good working relationship with local specialists and consultants. She prides herself on a personable but professional approach.
Amie lives in the village with her husband and her rescue dog, Penny. She can often be spotted walking around the village come rain or shine! In her spare time Amie loves to socialise with friends and spectate at live motorsport events. She has also previously enjoyed paddle boarding and hopes to do more of this in the summer months.
After serving in the Army, James has established a career as a Neurological Physiotherapist. Early in his career he completed all the ‘core’ physiotherapy rotations including neurology, respiratory, medicine, musculoskeletal, T&O and elderly rehab. By covering these key areas, James has developed a thorough understanding of a wide range of conditions and a holistic approach to my therapy. He developed an interest in neurological conditions and enjoys being able to implement the skills he has gained during his rotational experience to enhance the quality of life for patients and their families. Since 2012 James have worked as a senior neuro-rehabilitation physiotherapist, working with a varied client base including head injury, stroke, peripheral nerve injuries, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injury, Multiple Sclerosis and a wide variety of mental health issues.
James is currently in a clinical specialist role and thoroughly enjoying the work that he does. He has excellent assessment and treating skills offering a comprehensive treatment programme that can include the Bobath technique, Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Saeboflex® and hydrotherapy. Furthermore, he is skilled at assessing all aspects of tone and spasticity and a competent injector of Botulinum Toxin-A (Botox®) for limb spasticity having completed the MSc Injection therapy module. He has since taught Ultrasound Guided Injection Techniques at various locations around the UK.
As an active member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy James was awarded a prestigious Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Service Excellence Award in 2014. He was elected to the CSP Council in 2017 helping to shape the strategy and vision for the physiotherapy profession.
Bringing forward experience from all aspects of his life James truly appreciates and empathises with both the individuals suffering from a neurological condition and their family members. He truly enjoys working with people who live with neurological impairment and supporting them to gain as much function as possible enabling them to live a fuller and more active life. He brings passion, enthusiasm and fun to therapy sessions. He strives to ensure the highest quality of service, constantly using up to date research and evidence-based practice to achieve optimum rehab potential.
Amy, with a Y, graduated from the University of Coventry in 2011 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. She joined the team here at Physio & Health Matters, on a part time basis, in August 2018 following a year off on maternity leave. She is a Chartered Physiotherapist (CSP) and HCPC registered. She is also qualified in acupuncture and injection therapy.
Amy has previously worked in Sport, orthopaedics and occupational health, with a special interest in the lower limb and lumbar spine. In her spare time Amy can be found running around after her toddler.
Amy is the newest member of the team! She qualified as a physiotherapist in 2010 from Brunel University and began her career in London working in a variety of NHS, private and sports sectors.
Amy has a passion for helping people achieve the physical health and wellbeing they are striving for. She has a particular interest in treating spinal pain.
Three years ago Amy completed her yoga teacher training, she loves to incorporate yoga influenced exercise and relaxation techniques with her patients. Yoga is her main hobby, as well as body pump and spin classes at the gym. Amy loves to travel and spend time outdoors going on country walks as much as possible.
Having recently graduated from the University of Nottingham, our Sports Rehabilitator Josh has pushed to better his treatment and provision of care. Josh has had a range of experiences to apply all these skills.
Some of these experiences include working with GB Sport, Championship Rugby, and Championship Football. Working at a high level within sport has helped Josh consolidate the skills highlighted above. The skills will be used as part of your comprehensive assessment and treatment package!
Paul joined Physio & Health Matters in February 2020 as Practice Manager with a view to supporting Kiran in the management and development of the business. Paul has had a long and successful management career within several business sectors and hopes that he can use this experience to benefit the company.
He loves living in the countryside, socialising with friends and is a passionate rugby fan.
I have been the Bookkeeper for Physio and Health Matters since September 2016. I have my own bookkeeping and management accounting business and several clients I visit regularly to help them complete that day-to-day bookkeeping tasks plus giving them ongoing bookkeeping and financial management advice. I have always enjoyed working with numbers and after completing my Accounting and Management degree at Cardiff University in 2002 I moved from Somerset to Herefordshire and started working in a private accountancy practice. After working in practice completing Audits and Accounts for a few years I moved into industry with a company just north of Hereford starting as their Assistant Finance manager and progressing to their Finance Manager, however after working for other people for 12 years I decided in 2014 to go out on my own! Most of my spare time outside of work is spent either walking my Sprocker Spaniel ‘Oakley’ or watching my husband race his vintage off-road motorcycle machine around the UK and Europe! I met my husband at the motorcycle racing 22 years ago as my dad also races bikes and still does even at the young age of 70! I am also part of the organising team for the racing and am secretary for the European Classic Motorcycle Organisation which runs the European Classic Motocross championship each year.
Jess started working for Physio and Health Matter in 2019. Jess has experience working within the health sector. She has worked for the NHS and care work for 5 years all together and has experience working in administration.
Jess is a big football fan, so always here for a chat about football and pently of other stuff. Jess played football for about 5 years. Jess enjoys meeting new people, watching films and swimming.