Wendy Skinner - Owner/Aquatic Physiotherapist

Wendy Skinner - Owner/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.


Aliya Mowl - Aquatic Physiotherapist

Aliya Mowl - 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.


Matt Ryan - Aquatic Physiotherapist

Matt Ryan - Aquatic Physiotherapist

Matt qualified as a Physiotherapist from St George’s University of London, having previously studied a BSc in Sport & Exercise Science at the University of Portsmouth. Combining the two disciplines Matt has developed keys skills in movement analysis, manual therapy and exercise prescription in order to improve pain and dysfunction.

Since graduating, Matt has specialised in musculoskeletal and orthopaedic healthcare within the NHS. With a passion for sport, Matt’s skills progressed further with his work in football. He became Lead Academy Physiotherapist at League One AFC Wimbledon during the 2016/17 season and followed that up working with the Woking FC first team during the 2018/19 promotion season to the National League. Matt has subsequently worked in private practise since 2018, aiming to deliver high quality care to people of all ages and abilities. He enhanced his professional development further by completing the Integrated Systems Model (ISM), a clinical framework developed by world-renowned Physiotherapist Diane Lee. The ISM uses specific biomechanical movement analysis in order to diagnose the root cause of injury, with the goal of treatment to facilitate improved function, better movement patterns, and ultimately reduce pain.

In his spare time Matt can regularly be found cycling around London, Richmond Park or the Surrey Hills looking for the next best place to grab a coffee!


Sophy Stonehouse - Aquatic Physiotherapist

Sophy Stonehouse - Aquatic Physiotherapist

Sophy qualified as a physiotherapist with a masters degree from King's College London after having previously studied a BSc in Applied Sports & Exercise Science at the University of Teesside.

Sophy has a keen interest in musculoskeletal injuries, sport specific pathology and rehabilitation with the aim to get patients back to the highest level of function and performance. Outside of the clinic Sophy is the pitch side lead for the England University Hockey Team providing pitch side support, injury prevention, rehabilitation and education to those performing at the highest university level.

Her interest in elite level athletes and rehab comes from her own sporting career.  Sophy competed as a semi-professional athlete within women's' football for Durham WFC & Sunderland Ladies AFC, switching to now playing Field hockey within the National League at Barnes Hockey Club.  These valuable experiences of performance level sport provide her with a unique insight into rehabilitation that can help her take her patients performance to the next level.


Maddie Lyons - Aquatic Physiotherapist

Maddie Lyons - Aquatic Physiotherapist

Maddie is a qualified physiotherapist, having completed her Masters of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Health Science at the University of Sydney. She is an accredited Level 1 Sports Physiotherapist in Australia.

With over three years experience in both hospital and private musculoskeletal practices, Maddie loves treating musculoskeletal injuries with a particular interest in lower limb overuse injuries and chronic pain. She is passionate about patient empowerment and giving you the tools to take control of your own health. She utilises hands on treatment and exercise prescription to help get you back on track.

Maddie recently moved to London from Australia, so when not at work she is exploring all the city has to offer and loves a weekend trip to Europe. She also enjoys all things sports, in particular playing netball, touch football and competing in triathlons.


Jamie Harrington - Aquatic Physiotherapist

Jamie Harrington - Aquatic Physiotherapist

Jamie completed his BSc in Physiotherapy at London Southbank university. Having a strong interest in Musculoskeletal conditions and more specifically sports injuries he completed his qualification in Sports massage. Jamie has a person-centred approach to physiotherapy and works closely with his patients to achieve patient specific goals. He believes strongly in empowering his patients to take ownership of their bodies and together with education and exercise prescription he gives his patients the tools needed to take back control of their conditions. In conjunction with this he has expert hands on skills and manual techniques which he uses to get proven results.

Jamie regularly attends his local gym and golf course in his spare time. His interest for injury rehabilitation was formed during participating in a range of sports through his life including cricket for east surrey district and tennis at his local tennis club. Outside the clinic Jamie enjoys trying new food as well as watching a good Netflix film.


Niamh Henry - Aquatic Physiotherapist

Niamh Henry - Aquatic Physiotherapist

Niamh graduated with a Masters of Physiotherapy from Robert Gordon Univerity, Scotland and is also a qualified pilates instructor and sports massage therapist.

On completion of her degree, Niamh worked as a Physotherapist with Aberdeen Football Club's Youth Academy where she gained valuable experience in the rehabilitation of elite youth athletes.

Naimh hails from a strong sporting background having previously competed in a variety of different sports including athletics, hocky and football. Her background as an amateur sprinter means she has extensive knowledge surrounding biomechanics and running-related injuries. She is particulary passionate about the rehabilitation of hamstring injuries.

Niamh understands the challenges that can arise during the rehabilitation process and prioritises her patients' well being in helping them achieve their goals. She is passionate about delivering expert treatment in a positive and empathetic manner.

She will provide an individualised and structured approach to rehabilitation and injury prevention, drawing on her physiotherapy experience, knowledge and skills to ensure patients can get back to doing what they love! 


Amy Sutherland - Aquatic Physiotherapist

Amy Sutherland - Aquatic Physiotherapist

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Kianie Chatzirai - Front Desk

Kianie Chatzirai - Front Desk

Kianie is a qualified Sports Therapist who holds a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in Sports Therapy from London Metropolitan University.

With a deep interest in sports massage and rehabilitation, she combines her academic knowledge with practical experience to provide comprehensive care to her clients. One of her significant experiences includes completing work placement hours with the Streatham & Croydon Rugby team.

During this time, she collaborated closely with physiotherapists and sports therapists actively participating in various sports. This hands-on involvement allowed her to gain invaluable insights into the specific demands and challenges faced by athletes in the dynamic realm of rugby.

Kianie plays a crucial part in the clinic's daily operations by serving on the reception team. Her responsibilities encompass warmly welcoming clients, managing appointments, and ensuring a seamless and client-centric experience from the moment they walk in. Her multitasking abilities and dedication to client satisfaction make her an essential asset in ensuring the clinic runs smoothly and efficiently.

In her free time, Kianie enjoys relaxed walks and values spending time with her family and friends. This balance between her personal life and work shows her focus on overall well-being.


John Skinner - General Manager

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.