About us

About our Team in Winchester

We pride ourselves on the quality and experience of our staff. If you visit our clinic you can feel safe in the knowledge that all of our staff have been working in their profession for at least 9 years and regularly update their knowledge and skills to reflect best practice.

Andy Lord - Clinical Lead Physiotherapist

Andy qualified as a physiotherapist in 2006 from the University of Brighton. Prior to this Andy was working within the health and fitness industry after gaining a degree in Sports and Exercise Science in 2002.

For 3 years Andy was Head Physiotherapist for Oxford United FC, and prior to this worked for Derby County FC academy and first team, The RAF, and spent 3 years in the NHS. His role as Head Academy Physiotherapist, treating 9-18 year olds, gave him great experience in treating adolescents and he utilises this expertise in his current role. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge related to all musculo-skeletal problems, from sports injury to chronic pain and post surgical management. Andy also has a PG Cert in Sports Physiotherapy from the University of Bath and a postgraduate qualification in acupuncture.

Andy has a particular interest in biomechanics and strength and conditioning. He will take the time to get to the bottom of your injury and work towards long term not short term solutions, empowering the patient to take ownership of their rehabilitation.

Katie Peters - Senior Physiotherapist

 Katie qualified from Brunel University in 1995 and subsequently gained a wide range of experience in   various major teaching hospitals in London, where she undertook extensive postgraduate manipulative   training.  

She has also worked as a team physio for a professional rugby team and for junior national teams in the  RFU. Soon after moving to Winchester in 2000, she left the NHS to work in the private sector and has since   specialised in sports physiotherapy, and women’s health physiotherapy; although continues to also treat   all other musculoskeletal problems.

Another of her particular interests is screening and working with young athletes who are so often poorly managed and are either not achieving their full potential or become injured.

Katie has competed in a wide range of sports from an early age, from tennis, squash, lacrosse, hockey, to ultra marathons, triathlons and World sailing championships.  This personal involvement with sport, combined with an expert knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics, enables her to analyse and treat the real cause of the problem.  It has also allowed her to completely empathise with the frustration of injury and understand how vital it is to ensure a phased and speedy recovery with a management programme to prevent recurrence. 

Nadia Lord - Senior Physiotherapist

Nadia is fully qualified as a physiotherapist with, both a BSc and MSc degree. She has postgraduate qualifications in acupuncture, sports massage, FES, and has completed numerous Bobath courses; adding to her excellent manual therapy skills.

Nadia has also completed APPI pilates matwork levels 1, 2 and 3. Furthermore, she has been incorporating Body Control pilates for over 10 years. Nadia was a senior physiotherapist in the NHS before branching full-time into the private sector in 2009 in both neurological and musculoskeletal conditions. Nadia also has significant experience in treating women's health problems.

Naomi Freya Butterworth - Massage Therapist

Since retiring from professional dancing 4 years ago Naomi moved into the health and fitness industry and is working as part of our team as our specialist massage therapist. She holds diplomas's  in both remedial and sports massage and enjoy's working with both the general public and professional athletes. She has pregnancy massage training and enjoys helping pregnant ladies throughout their journey from pre to post birth. Over in Sydney she worked with dance schools and cricket teams as a specialized therapist, here in the UK she has been working with tennis and squash players predominantly, which has been a learning curve, so much so that she has taken up tennis to help better her understanding!

Sarah Ellis - Podiatrist

Sarah has recently joined the team as our specialist podiatrist. Sarah has experience working for 2 different NHS Trusts as a podiatrist, and continues to work for the NHS as a Musculoskeletal Local Lead Podiatrist. She works with the Premier League hockey team at Reading Hockey Club to provide podiatric input to the players.She has played senior international hockey herself, has been ranked in the top 10 in the UK for javelin and is    a former member of the England junior ski team.

It is her own experiences of foot and lower leg injuries throughout her sporting career that gives her the desire to help other people with similar problems. Before returning to University to pursue a career in Podiatry, Sarah was a Science teacher. This has given her an insight into child development and has given her a keen interest in musculoskeletal disorders in children. She followed this interest with a summer spent volunteering in Malawi, in clubfoot and cerebral palsy clinics, working with babies and children.

Sarah treats people of all ages and activity levels, and specialises in sporting injuries, prescribing custom made orthotics and acupuncture of the foot and lower leg.

For more information on the conditions we treat and services we offer, or to book an appointment please call 01962 854028, email us at info@winchester-physio.co.uk or book online here