Physiotherapy | Pilates | Sports Massage Hertford

THE TEAM

Degree in Physiotherapy

Trained with the Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute (APPI)

Matwork Pilates Instructor Qualification 2010

Reformer Pilates Instructor Qualification 2020

Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSp)

Member of the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Katie Barnes - Senior Physiotherapist & Practice Owner

Katie set up Barnes Practice in 2011 and continues to own and manage the practice. Previously, she worked for The Varney Practice for 10 years. Katie qualified from Middlesex University in 2002 and since qualifying, has undertaken a wide variety of post-graduate training, including acupuncture, biomechanical assessment, intramuscular stimulation, ultrasound imaging, taping and spinal manipulation. Katie is a specialist in IMS, joint mobilisation and whiplash injuries.


Being a keen sportswoman, including participating in national league hockey and triathlon, Katie has a strong interest in musculoskeletal and sports injuries, rehabilitation and prevention. She also has an interest in complex spinal pain.


Katie extended her qualifications to pilates teacher matwork in 2010 and reformer pilates in December 2020. She trained with the Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute (APPI).

Nicole Spiro - Senior Physiotherapist

Nicole graduated from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in Durban, South Africa in 2011 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Cum Laude). She did her community service year in 2012 where she worked at a government hospital in Hammanskraal in South Africa. Before moving to Hertfordshire she worked in a private practice in La Lucia, Durban. The outpatients practice specialised mainly in treating sports injuries and orthopaedic patients.


She also worked with inpatients at Umhlanga private hospital on weekends. Being a keen sports person, Nicole enjoys playing hockey and keeping active and currently plays for St Albans hockey club. She has a strong interest in sports injuries, Tempero-mandibular dysfunction and rehabilitation. Since qualifying Nicole has undertaken a number of postgraduate CPD Courses including dry needling, the ultimate upper and lower quarter courses by Tanya Bell and a Neurodynamics course.

Bachelor's Degree in Physiotherapy

Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSp)

Member of the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Degree in Physiotherapy

Member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP)

Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSp)

Member of the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Nicola Dillon - Physiotherapist

Nicola graduated from Brunel University, London in 2000. She began her career within the NHS progressing to Band 7 Team leader in outpatients at Hertford County Hospital. After this Nicola has worked at private hospitals and clinics treating sports injuries and other musculoskeletal conditions. Nicola has a hands-on approach using soft tissue massage, joint mobilisations and acupuncture but also incorporates electrotherapy and exercise therapy into her treatments.


Previously, Nicola worked as a Clinical Pilates Instructor rehabilitating clients after back injury or spinal surgery. She now uses this experience to teach core stability exercises as part of a treatment plan. Nicola has a sporting background having trained up to black belt 2nd Dan in Judo and competing in the Great British Junior/Senior Judo teams.

Cerys Robertson - Physiotherapist

Cerys graduated from King's College London in 2020 with a masters degree in physiotherapy. She has a Sports Therapy background, graduating with an undergraduate degree from the University of Bedfordshire in 2016. Cerys has worked with professional football academies and gained experience with sporting injuries and sports specific rehabilitation.


She also has experience working at Hendon BMI private Orthopaedic Hospital and is a fully qualified personal trainer. Cerys uses manual therapy techniques such as deep tissue massage, ultrasound therapy, spinal manipulation, kinesiology tape, mobilisations and dry needling.

Masters Degree in Physiotherapy

Qualified Personal Trainer

Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSp)

Member of the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Chartered Physiotherapist

Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSp)

Member of the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Bally Lidder - Women's Health Physiotherapist

Bally is a Chartered Physiotherapist with a special interest in Women's Health. She has over 20 years experience and is passionate about the treatment of women throughout their different life phases.


Bally can treat pelvic floor dysfunction, including prolapse and incontinence. She can provide a postnatal assessment and recovery programme. She can treat and help with the recovery of split tummy muscles (diastasis recti abdominis), post gynaecological surgery recovery as well as pregnancy related aches and pains.


www.liddertherapies.co.uk

Rob Mast - Senior Physiotherapist & Sonographer

Rob is a specialist senior practice physiotherapist with more than 20 years experience in managing complex musculoskeletal conditions. He uses diagnostic ultrasound as an extension to his clinical skills. Rob is an Interventional Sonographer (PgCert, CASE) in a busy radiology department of a central London Foundation Trust Hospital.


He is also a founding tutor of www.theultrasoundsite.co.uk and an honorary lecturer at Brunel university PgCert MSK Ultrasound course. Rob is a non medical prescriber.

Degree in Physiotherapy

PgCert, CASE

Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSp)

Member of the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Bachelors of Osteopathy

Level 5 in Sports Massage Therapy

Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSp)

Member of the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Luke Donnolly - Osteopath & Sports Massage Therapist

Luke has been working as a level 5 sports and remedial massage therapist for the last decade and has completed a five year long bachelors degree in Osteopathy. He offers and employs a variety of techniques based on the age, physique, and nature of his patient’s complaint. His experience and empathetic approach ensures you receive a comprehensive treatment plan to help aid a full recovery.


A keen athlete with a strong sporting background, Luke has competed at elite level in both badminton and martial arts.

Kat Ioannou - Sports Massage Therapist

Kat qualified from Middlesex University in 2006 as a Graduate Sports Rehabilitator. Since then Kat completed various additional courses including dry needling, acupuncture and taping.


Since qualifying, she has worked privately for football teams and clinics with a special interest in sports and musculoskeletal injuries and the rehabilitation plan back to sport.

Degree in Sports Rehabilitation & Injury Prevention

Level 3 in Sports Massage Therapy

Member of BASRAT

Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSp)

Member of the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Studying for a Degree in Osteopathy

Level 3 in Sports Massage Therapy

Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSp)

Member of the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Studying for a Degree in Osteopathy

Natalie Adam - Sports Massage Therapist

Natalie has a Diploma in So Tissue Manipulation and is studying for a degree in osteopathy at the College of Osteopaths. Previously, she worked in medical education and communications for organisations including the Institute of Cancer Research where she became particularly interested in the treatment and management of chronic pain.


Natalie treats patients with sports and remedial massage that helps to prevent, manage and recover from injury, pain or stiffness caused by sports, work, lifestyle or trauma. She uses biomechanical assessment and a range of soft tissue techniques to provide treatment tailored to the individual needs of her clients. She has a particular interest in pain perception, pre and postnatal musculoskeletal problems and the effects of foot biomechanics on gait and posture.