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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.

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.

Sean Wilson - Front Desk

Sean is studying physiotherapy and is about to start his second year at St. George’s University of London.

Sean found his passion to study physiotherapy after assisting his father who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis and by regularly observing his father’s personal physiotherapist partaking in his care. Helping his father has given him the desire to specialise in neurology.

Sean plans on further advancing his knowledge by taking on numerous additional courses in his second year such as pitch side first aid, sports massage and kinesiology taping.

Sean is an avid gym goer with a passion for weight lifting, sprinting and swimming. In the past he has competed in local weight lifting competitions placing 3rd in his weight category.

Francesca Stephenson - Front Desk

Fran is entering her second year at St. George’s University, studying Physiotherapy. She is already a practicing Massage Therapist having an ITEC level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage. She works regularly with clients from all walks of life as well as elite level tennis players on the ITF, WTA and ATP circuits.

Fran is a retired elite, professional tennis player, having toured the world on the ITF and WTA circuits. She has represented Great Britain and has competed at both Junior Wimbledon and The All England Championships, Wimbledon.

As a result of this she is very keen to pursue a career in sports-injury based physiotherapy.

Outside of work Fran enjoys playing tennis, taking on new sporting challenges such as Tough Mudders, as well as trying her hand at golf!