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Wendy Skinner - Owner and Senior Aquatic Physiotherapist

Wendy Skinner qualified with a degree in Physiotherapy in 1995 and subsequently spent 7 years working for the NHS, predominantly at Charing Cross Hospital in Hammersmith.

She left the NHS in 2002 to enter private practice. Since then she has continued to further her knowledge base. She has become a qualified member of the MACP and now mentors their students, has certificates in sports physiotherapy and orthopaedic medicine. Over the last years Wendy has continued with her studies and has become an accredited Kinetic Control Movement Therapist through Keele University with her end project examining muscle activation and recruitment after single segmental lumbar spine surgery.

John Skinner - General Manager

John manages the centre on a day to day basis and is in charge of all bookings, patient enquiries and payments along with overseeing the centre and all of the physiotherapy staff. John is qualified as a National Pool plant operator which covers all the running and maintenance of the pool equipment and water, a qualified lifeguard and is also a Golf Professional. In his spare time, John takes part in long distance runs.

John welcomes any feedback from patients of AquaPhysio. We like to hear when we are doing things well, but likewise welcome feedback that will help AquaPhysio improve the service we have to offer.

Phil Morel - Senior Aquatic Physiotherapist

Phil completed a sports Science degree in 2004 and subsequently gained his Physiotherapy qualification in 2009, graduating with 1st class honours. He is currently completing post graduate studies in advanced physiotherapy on The University Of Hertfordshire MSc program.

Phil was previously working as a senior physiotherapist within the NHS, prior to moving into private practice full-time and now divides his time between AquaPhysio and a Wimbledon based physiotherapy clinic. With extensive experience in rehabilitation after orthopaedic surgery and complex musculoskeletal injuries, he enjoys adapting and tailoring treatment to individuals in order to maximise recovery and physical potential.

As a keen cyclist and triathlete, Phil has first hand knowledge of the demands placed on the body when exercising and understands how aquatic physiotherapy may be utilised as a training aid or to maintain fitness when injured. 

Aliya Mowl - Senior Aquatic Physiotherapist

Aliya gained a BSc in Biomedical Sciences in 2005 then went on to complete her MSc in Physiotherapy in 2008 at King’s College London.

Aliya was working as a Senior Physiotherapist in an NHS setting, where she gained varied orthopaedic and musculoskeletal experience, both on land and in aquatic therapy.  Currently she works part-time in a private physiotherapy clinic as well as being part of the team at AquaPhysio.

Aliya enjoys running and has danced for many years, so is aware of the demands placed on the body during such sporting activities.  She has a special interest in treating women in the ante-natal and post-natal periods.

Lisa Reid - Senior Aquatic Physiotherapist

Lisa completed an undergraduate degree in Athletic Therapy and Training from Dublin City University and went on complete an MSc in Physiotherapy from Kings College London. Since then she has worked in Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal settings within the NHS and private sector and also worked as the lead physiotherapist for the London Gaelic football team for two years.

Lisa enjoys treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries but has a special interest in shoulder injuries varying from overuse, to instability and post-surgical cases. She analyses the biomechanics of movements and incorporates manual therapy and sports specific rehab where needed to ensure long term improvements. Lisa has also gained accreditation in Acupuncture from AACP and enjoys incorporating pilates based movements in to rehabilitation programmes. She ensures to treat each client as an individual and tailors her treatment to the specific needs of that individual.

In her spare time Lisa is a keen runner and gym goer and continues to play ladies Gaelic football at a competitive level.

Mike Dunn - Aquatic Physiotherapist

Mike completed his physiotherapy degree with St. George’s University of London in 2013 and has been working as a physiotherapist at St. George’s NHS Foundation in Tooting trust ever since. He is currently completing post graduate MSc studies with St. George’s University to further develop his skills and is aiming to progress these studies to an Advanced Physiotherapy MSc at the University of Hertfordshire in the near future.

Mike takes a very functional approach to assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions based on the patients’ individual needs in order to create an effective rehabilitation programme in collaboration and agreement with the patient. Mike also has a keen interest in working with patients suffering long term pain with the aim of enabling and facilitating the patient to manage their condition effectively.

Mike is a bit of an exercise fanatic with particular interests in weight lifting, cycling, hiking and racquet sports. Mike therefore enjoys creating routines in aquatic physiotherapy based on the patient’s individual day to day routines and hobbies.

Darren Holmes - Front Desk

Darren is a 3rd year physiotherapy student based at St George’s University.

He has worked in the fitness industry since 2003 in a variety of gyms in Oxford, London, New Zealand and Australia. He has qualifications in personal training, sports massage therapy and several fitness classes. Darren enjoys working with patients to design personalised programmes to achieve their fitness or rehabilitation goals.

He has a passion for long distance endurance events completing many ½ marathons, London marathon, 40-100 mile bike rides and triathlons.

Aurie Allsop - Front Desk

Aurie is currently undertaking a physiotherapy degree with St. George’s University of London.

She has worked in various gyms and fitness centres after moving from Newcastle in 2014 and has a keen interest in holistic approaches to therapy and rehabilitation.
She is also qualified in Sports Massage and Personal Training.