Our physiotherapists

All of our physiotherapists at Holly House Hospital are state-registered and have Chartered status.  They are also all members of the Health Professionals Council (HPC).   Some are also specialists with post-graduate training in sports injuries or women’s health.

Our physiotherapists work closely with other specialists within the hospital including our orthopaedic consultants, consultant podiatric surgeons, and sports physicians, where necessary.  They are also supported by our onsite Diagnostic Suite for x-ray, ultrasound, and MRI scanning.

Helen Cairney MSCP HPC AACP
Physiotherapy Manager

Helen graduated with distinction from Guy’s Hospital in 1985. She has worked extensively in both NHS and private sectors in a variety of specialties including respiratory, amputee rehabilitation, neuro-musculoskeletal, sport injuries and cardio-pulmonary therapy.  Helen is a qualified acupuncturist, matwork 1 Pilates instructor. Helen has worked with professional tennis players, senior and junior, and as a junior player at county and national level herself has valuable experience in this field.

Seral Ramadan BSc (Hons) BA (Hons) Dip AACP MCSP HPC

Seral graduated as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2006 from the University of East London. She also has a degree in Sports and Fitness Studies, diploma in Sport and Remedial Massage, and qualified as a Personal Trainer. She is a fully qualified and registered Acupuncturist and a qualified clinical Pilates instructor. An experienced neuro-musculoskeletal physiotherapist in the NHS and Private sectors. She has worked with dancers at the Urdang Dance Academy. She is a keen cyclist, snowboarder and fitness enthusiast. Her intention is to utilise all her experience and knowledge to prevent and treat injuries and pain.

Gill Southall MCSP HPC DipAPPhysSport AACP SOM

Gill qualified as a chartered physiotherapist at Middlesex Hospital. After working in the NHS she joined Holly House in 1986. She subsequently passed her Society of Orthopaedic Medicine exams and a post-graduate diploma in Academic and Practical Physiotherapy in Sport at Queen Mary’s College London University. She is also qualified to treat patients with acupuncture and has a particular interest in adolescent sports injuries.

Noel Thatcher MBE MCSP HPC

Noel graduated with distinction from the North London School of Physiotherapy in 1990. He has worked extensively in the NHS and private sectors in a variety of specialties and recently completed the year-long Clinical Concepts Manual Therapy course. Having competed in six Paralympic Games, winning five Gold Medals in a career spanning 20 years, Noel’s area of clinical interest is the prevention and management of sports injuries. In 1997, he was awarded an MBE for Services to Disabled Sport and in 2009 was inducted into the England Athletics Hall of Fame.

Carolyn Welsford

Carolyn qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from Manchester University in 2003.  After seven years working in the NHS, she joined Holly House Hospital. Her time is split between working on the wards, with mainly orthopaedic patients and treating outpatients.  She is able to carry out acupuncture for patients with musculoskeletal pain, and has also successfully completed matwork 1 Pilates training.

Charlotte Pilgrim

Charlotte qualified as a physiotherapist in 2010 from the University of Southampton. She initially worked in the NHS before joining Holly House Hospital in February 2014. Charlotte provides the inpatient physiotherapy service, treating patients post-surgery, as well as managing musculoskeletal conditions in the outpatient setting. She has completed APPI Pilates Matwork Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 and runs weekly Pilates classes at Holly House Hospital. She is also qualified in acupuncture. Charlotte has a part time position with West Ham United Football Club Academy, where she assists with the rehabilitation of sports injuries in young professional athletes. 


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