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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.


Phil Morel - Aquatic Physiotherapist

Phil Morel - 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 - 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.


Laura Connor - Aquatic Physiotherapist

Laura Connor - Aquatic Physiotherapist

Laura began her studies in Ireland, obtaining a certificate in Health Science and Physiology before completing a degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Northumbria. Since then she has gained a wealth of experience in many different settings  within the NHS as a junior physiotherapist before choosing to specialise as a senior musculoskeletal physiotherapist.

Laura has a keen interest in sports, she has enjoyed the role of team physiotherapist for both Fulham Irish and Round Towers Ladies and Mens Gaelic football teams over three consecutive seasons. As well as an avid gaelic football player, she enjoys cycling, running and yoga.

Laura has a keen interest in pilates based rehabilitation, having completed APPI level 1 qualification and has experience of leading classes in this. She has also gained experience in aquatic therapy and has found it to be very beneficial for progression of rehabilitation.  She enjoys treating a wide variey of musculoskeletal conditions, using a hands on approach whilst always ensuring each client is treated as an individual and working with each client to ensure the treatment is tailored to their individual goals whilst in the pool.


Lisa Reid - Aquatic Physiotherapist

Lisa Reid - 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.


Emily Bourne - Aquatic Physiotherapist

Emily Bourne - Aquatic Physiotherapist

Emily first completed a BSc in Sports and Exercise Science at the University of Leeds in 2011. With an interest in Musculoskeletal injuries she then went on to complete an MSc in Physiotherapy at St Georges University of London. Emily has experience working in both private and NHS Hospitals and also has a Diploma in sports massage. 

Emily enjoys treating a range of musculoskeletal injuries and takes a holistic approach to care. She aims to understand what factors aggravate her patient’s injury and determines the best treatment plans to get her patients back to the activities they enjoy. 

In her own time, Emily enjoys regular exercise and going to the gym. She has a particular interest in skiing, having qualified as a Ski Instructor in Canada in 2008.


Danielle Yarwood - Aquatic Physiotherapist

Danielle Yarwood - Aquatic Physiotherapist

Danielle has an extensive educational background having undertaken an undergraduate degree and two Masters Degrees in Sports Therapy, Sports Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy. Danielle completed her first degree in Sports Therapy at the University of Hertfordshire in 2009. On completion Danielle spent a year in Australia working with professional Basketball and Soccer teams in North Queensland.

On her return to the UK she undertook a Masters in Sports Rehabilitation at St Marys University, and on completion of this degree Danielle became the lead Sports Rehabilitator for the British and Dutch National Alpine Ski teams and was based in Austria for 2 winter seasons, specialising in prevention of injury and musculoskeletal functional screenings.

In 2014 Danielle returned back to the UK again to work as a Sports Rehabilitator in a private gym in London and private physiotherapy clinic in Northampton. Danielle graduated following her second Master’s degree in Physiotherapy at Brunel University, whilst also working in a private clinic and for the French International rugby team during the world cup. During her physiotherapy masters Danielle spent 6 weeks at Headley Court with the Ministry of defence working in Hydrotherapy 5 times a week treating a large variety of injuries such as spinal cord, amputee and post surgery.

Danielle currently works in professional rugby, a private clinic and here at Aqua Physio.


Hazel Barnes - Front Desk

Hazel Barnes - Front Desk

Hazel is in her second year at St. Georges University, studying Physiotherapy.

She found her passion for physiotherapy having grown up as a carer for her mother who suffered a severe stroke when she was born as well as seeing her grandfather suffer with motor neurone disease, she saw how physiotherapy can make a difference in someone’s life and help them maintain a good quality of life. She is hoping to go on to specialise in paediatrics and get a masters degree in either paediatric neurology or paediatric respiratory.

Outside of work Hazel is keen on sports and takes part in cycle races, hockey and karate where she is a national grade. She also enjoys swimming and horse riding when she gets the time.


Jamie Harrington - Front Desk

Jamie Harrington - Front Desk

Jamie is currently at Glyn School Sixth form, in his final year studying A-level Biology, Chemistry and Physical Education and has applied to study Physiotherapy at university.

He was fascinated from a very young age by the inner workings of the human body as well as physiotherapy, which was accelerated through the evolvement of training and playing in the surrey east district cricket team and through the surrey cricket circuit as well as learning more about the practise of physiotherapy during a five day work experience, participated here at Aquaphysio and Wimbledon physiotherapy clinic.


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.