Our Team of Physiotherapists

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Jodie Pargeter

Physiotherapist,
Acupuncture Physiotherapist,
Women’s Health Specialist,
APPI Pilates trained

Jodie, a founder of The Health Hub, is a qualified, chartered physiotherapist who has a passion for treating people regardless of their injury.  Having started work within the NHS, Jodie has worked across the country in both the public and private sectors. Now she has set up The Health Hub where she can focus her attention on all aspects of physiotherapy.

Jodie has always had a keen interest in sports and rehabilitation and she studied for her Masters in Australia where she was able to work alongside some of Australia’s top Olympic Physiotherapists covering a number of disciplines.  In addition to this, Jodie is passionate about the management and treatment of women’s health with a particular focus on antenatal and postnatal physiotherapy.

Jodie is constantly learning new techniques to best support the care of her patients and is able to offer dry needling and acupuncture which she can combine with her physiotherapy and pilates training to offer a complete treatment package.

Further Qualifications

Insurers Jodie works with

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Kirk Proto

Physiotherapist,
Acupuncture Physiotherapist

Kirk qualified as a Physiotherapist at the University of Brighton following a career change, having previously worked in the finance industry for a number of years. His decision to pursue a career in Physiotherapy was borne out of a passion to help others restore function and improve their quality of life. He has a strong interest in sports injury and rehabilitation being a keen sportsman himself!

Further Qualifications

Insurers Kirk works with

Physiotherapy Patients have reported relief from –

  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Shoulder Pain including frozen shoulder
  • Elbow Pain including tennis and golfers elbow
  • Knee Pain
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Muscular Strains
  • Hip pain
  • Wrist pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Tendinopathy/Tendonitis – including achilles tendonitis and patellar tendonitis
  • Arthritic Knee pain in particular we find the use of Acupuncture to be very successful here as recommended by NICE

Neuro Physiotherapy Patients have reported relief from –

  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson’s
  • Motor Neurone Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Head Injuries
  • Road Traffic Accidents
  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)

Vestibular Physiotherapy Patients have reported relief from –

  • BPPV
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Vertigo
  • Acoustic Neuromas
  • Vestibular Neuritis
  • Migraines

The History of Physiotherapy

The earliest documented origins of actual physiotherapy as a professional group date back to Per Henrik Ling ‘Father of Swedish Gymnastics’ who founded the Royal Central Institute of Gymnastics (RCIG) in 1813 for massage, manipulation, and exercise. Treatment through the 1940s primarily consisted of exercise, massage, and traction. Physiotherapists can also manipulate like a Chiropractor or an Osteopath however this wouldn’t be covered within their initial qualification. It is also important to state that there are many arms of Physiotherapy beyond what we all think of, such as Respiratory Physio, or Neuro Physio.

Testimonials

Read what our patients have to say.

Such a pleasant experience all round. A friendly and relaxed atmosphere and Lachlan has helped me so much during our appointments! Thank you doesn’t seem enough to express my gratitude 🙂

Clare Jeffrey

As soon as you arrive you get warm welcomed by the reception staff. Lachlan is an brilliant osteopath and he always make you feel welcome and puts you at ease and informs you what he is going to do He always seems to sort out my back I would highly recommended him Ian smith

Ian Smith

I have been receiving excellent treatment on my frozen shoulder. Jodie and all staff are amazing. Miracle workers!!! Thank you very much

Antonia Garcia

The team at the Health Hub are great! I’m having ongoing treatment with Kirk for an ankle injury I’ve now had surgery on. He was able to refer me to a great surgeon and supported me the whole way through that process. Since having surgery he has helped me with my rehab and created a tailored plan for my personal needs/goals. I’ve also had treatment with Tina and Sam who were equally brilliant. There’s a running theme with everyone at the Health Hub; they take time to listen to you about your injury/issue and help you to get back to whatever it is that you want to do! I couldn’t recommend the Health Hub enough!

Rob Cope

I saw Kirk today regarding a very painful ankle. I found him to be very professional and has a very kind manner. I trust him to help me back to walking properly again soon.

Mandy Baker

Both myself and my son have been treated here, at the Health Hub. The staff are helpful and really friendly and the decor/ambience calming and professional. We have been treated by both Sam and Kirk – and both have been extremely helpful and knowledgeable, but also flexible and understanding. Kirk’s physio has helped me to make huge progress and reduce daily discomfort/increase flexibility. He has a lovely manner and goes out of his way to put you at ease and help you to progress. I would thoroughly recommend the Health Hub.

Nikki Dickinson

I’ve been recommending Sam for years as he has done so much for my mobility. The Health Hub is a very welcoming environment and I enjoy my chats with Maggie – seem to learn something every time! With Covid-19 they are very thorough with their cleansing and wearing of PPE, so patients should feel very safe.

Pat Squire

I highly recommend The Health Hub. The lady on reception is always very friendly and welcoming, and Elise has been excellent at assisting with my injury. The health hub has a very professional set up. It’s simple to make appointments online, and when you re-book after your appointment, you’re sent a text to confirm it. You also get a reminder a day or so before. As I say, highly recommend :0) 5*

Nicola

Absolutely brilliant after having loads of treatment via the NHS that failed Sam sorted my shoulder out in very few visits. I would and do recommend this practise to all my friends.

Dawn Fennelly