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The Team at Tavistock Physio Clinics

Jane Hyde - Chartered Physiotherapist

MCSP, HCPC, AACP, SOM, Physio First, ACPAT, VN, APPI Pilates
I qualified from Bristol Physiotherapy School, in 1990, after which I worked for the NHS, gaining valuable experience in many of the different Physiotherapy disciplines before specialising in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, in particular, neck and back pain, soft tissue, sports injuries and foot biomechanics. I have developed a busy private Physiotherapy Clinic over the past 21 years, which for the past twelve years has been based in Lamerton, near Tavistock, and now includes Lamerton and Tavistock Physiotherapy Clinics. Along side my human Physiotherapy interests I am a founding member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy.

Post graduate studies have included a Diploma in Cyriax Orthopaedic Medicine, all levels of the McKenzie Back Care Institute, Muscle Energy Technique Seminars and a keen interest in the use of Pilates Exercise Therapy. I am a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.

When not working at the clinic, I lead a busy life as a mother of two children. Whenever possible, I pursue my life long passion of horse riding. We love the outdoors, frequently spending time walking, cycling, canoeing or at the coast.
Jane Hyde - Chartered Physiotherapist

Mike Veerasingham - Chartered Physiotherapist

MCSP, HCPC, BSc (Hons), Body Control Pilates
Since qualifying as a Physiotherapist 20 years ago I have worked both in the UK and in France. My main sphere of interest is in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and my experience has been gained from both working in the NHS and within private practice.

I use gentle manual therapy techniques with my clinical practice as and when required. I am a qualified Pilates Instructor and have incorporated aspects of this within my rehabilitation programs. I have taught private Pilates classes for the last 15 years.

During my spare time, if not out and about with my family or repairing something around the house, I will be found off-road mountain biking.
Mike Veerasingham - Chartered Physiotherapist

Jo Rogers - Chartered Physiotherapist

I was born in Plymouth and brought up in East Cornwall, trained as a physiotherapist in Birmingham and qualified in 1983. I worked in the NHS for 6 years as a rotational junior and senior physiotherapist and gained a wide range of experience across specialities including medicine, general surgery, neurosurgery, burns and plastics, intensive care, MSK and orthopaedics. I quite quickly realised I felt most comfortable in musculoskeletal physio and have continued to work in that field ever since.

I have continued to work for the past 25 years mainly in the private sector in the Berkshire area including 10 years in my own practice and have always had an interest in back and neck pain and occupational health. For the past 4 years before moving back to the West Country I worked at a private Hospital in Reading where a specialist shoulder unit is based and have now developed a more particular interest in shoulder problems.

Far more challenging than all of this has been bringing up my 3 sons who have all now "flown the nest" although I remain available as a taxi and clothes washer when needed!

I have now taken the decision to make the move back to my roots and hopefully a slightly quieter life, and most important of all to spend time with my dog!
Jo Rogers - Chartered Physiotherapist

Nicole Grech-Cini - Chartered Physiotherapist

I graduated from Plymouth University with a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy in 2018 and additionally acquired an accredited ITEC diploma in Sport Massage. Since qualifying I have been working in musculoskeletal therapy in private practice, where I continue to grow my experience and skills.

As a physiotherapist I have a real interest in combining hands on manual therapy with exercise and physical activity to help get each patient achieve the best results possible. I am particularly interested in using a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach in helping people to understand and manage their pain. I also have an interest in acupuncture, women’s health and the use of Pilates Exercise Therapy.

Outside of work, I enjoy getting out in our beautiful country side, including walking, wild swimming, kayaking and climbing.

When the weather is not so good I can always be found with a good book!

Nicole Grech-Cini - Chartered Physiotherapist

Carmel Marner - Chartered Physiotherapist

I have over 18 years of physio experience, having worked in Australia, the USA, Nepal, and the UK. Since completing my training in Brisbane, Australia, I have gained a wealth of experience in a range of physical therapies, including all aspects of musculoskeletal manual therapy, acupuncture, Core stability and Pilates type exercise therapy.

I have a special interest in working in partnership with overweight & obese clients, enabling them to overcome their barriers to being more active. I am currently part of the Plymouth NHS Weight Management Team.

My most challenging job is as a Mother of two energetic youngsters. I am a great outdoor enthusiast, & one of my greatest experiences has been trekking to Everest Base Camp. My husband frequently takes part in Mountain marathons & adventure races, and as back up crew to these events I often finds myself Physio for any sporting injuries. I recently did the OMM (Original Mountain Marathon) with my husband, a 2 day event and was thrilled with our placing of 77th out of 176 teams.
Carmel Marner - Chartered Physiotherapist

Heather Philp - Chartered Physiotherapist

Having qualified as a physiotherapist in 1977 at the Middlesex Hospital I gained experience at the Westminster and Northwick Park Hospitals.

In 1989 I joined the Fay Pedlar Clinics, working in Plymouth and Liskeard.
My specialist interest is in Craniosacral Therapy CST; a light touch, holistic treatment which can have a profound effect on the body.

It directly affects the central nervous system and thoughout the body it relieves the tensions held by connective tissue, which is universally distributed and allows movement whilst maintaining structure.

Because the therapy is so gentle and responsive to the body's needs it is suitable for every age group and useful for a wide range of conditions from acute trauma, such as whip-lash, through to longstanding pain and dysfunction which have proved difficult to treat by orthodox means.

For a more in-depth explanation of what CST is and can do visit
Heather Philp - Chartered Physiotherapist

Hannah Paul -Sports Rehabilitation & Nutritionist

BSc (Hons) MSc, Anutr
I graduated from Plymouth University with a BSc (hons) degree in Nutrition, Exercise and Health in 2017 and am a Registered Associate Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition. I pursued my desire to further my knowledge base in human physiology and health by studying a Masters degree at the University of St Mark and St John in Sports Rehabilitation.

I have a particular interest in incorporating a full body approach to injury rehabilitation and working with the body rather than against it, treating musculoskeletal injuries whether a sporting injury or non- sports based injuries.

I am a very active individual and compete and train with the City of Plymouth Athletic Club. I enjoy outdoor pursuits like skiing and sailing and walking my beloved dog, but you could also find me curled up with a good book!
Hannah Paul -Sports Rehabilitation & Nutritionist

Ellie Rickeard - Sports & Massage Therapist

BSc Hons Sports Therapy, Member Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)
BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy, Member Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)
I have always been very keen on sports and general exercise and fitness. In 2015 I graduated from University of St Mark & St John with a BSc Hons Sports Therapy, during which, I experienced a wide range of sports therapy roles. Prior to my degree, I undertook a foundation degree in Sports Therapy. I have also completed a variety of additional training courses which compliment my degree. These include the following:

VCTC Swedish Massage
Sports massage
Pregnancy Massage Diploma
Warm Bamboo Massage Diploma
Fitness Instructor Level 2
Hot & Cold Stone Massage Diploma
Kinesiology Taping for the Athlete Masterclass (John Gibbons)
Rock Tape FMT1 & FMT2
Rock Tape Mobilisation & Movement
Spinal Manipulation & Mobilisation techniques Masterclass (John Gibbons)
Indian Head Massage Diploma
Infant massage instructor
Pre and post natal Pilates
Level 3 YMCA MAT Pilates
Level 5 Dry needling
Level 5 Electrotherapy & Ultrasound
Level 3 award in teaching and education training
Lava shell relax and mama
Oncology massage
Cancer awareness for holistic therapy

In my spare time I like to attend additional courses to further my treatment portfolio. I also enjoy watching sport especially football and rugby with friends and family and taking Monty the dog for long walks.

Ellie Rickeard - Sports & Massage Therapist


HCPC, Member of BDA
Dietetics is a much misunderstood profession. Generally speaking, most people struggle to differentiate between a dietitian and a nutritionist... do you know the difference? Registered Dietitians (RDs) are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems at an individual and wider public health level. Essentially, they are the only nutrition professionals to be regulated by law, and are governed by an ethical code to ensure that they always work to the highest standard… now you know!

The role is unique and Dietitians are privileged to work with and for patients for whom food and nutrition can have the power to transform health and wellbeing.

Typical conditions that a Dietitian is able to help with include, IBS, weight management, women’s health and sports nutrition, to name but a few.

From a Dietitian, you can expect a comprehensive nutritional assessment and personalised dietary advice. They can also help with meal planning and can provide in-depth dietary analysis on request. Prior to your appointment, they will ask you to complete a confidential questionnaire with details of your medical conditions, any medication and a food diary.

Professional Qualifications

All physiotherapists at Tavistock Physio Clinics are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and are recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and are covered by professional liability insurance.

Our physiotherapists are also recognised by the following bodies:

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Physiotherapy First Physios in Sport Health and Care Professions Council
Last updated 27th July 2020

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