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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Elise Rawson
Physiotherapist,
Neuro Physiotherapist,
Vestibular Physiotherapist

Elise qualified from the University of Brighton in 2011 with an MSc in Rehabilitation Science. Previous to this degree she completed a Bachelors degree in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Chichester. Since qualifying Elise has worked in both the NHS and private settings and has specialised in neurological rehabilitation in both adults and children as well as vestibular pathologies. Neurologically this includes things like stroke rehabilitation, working with MS patients to maintain as much strength and function as possible, Parkinson’s, Motor Neurone Disease and so the list goes on. Vestibular pathologies include BPPV, Labyrinthitis, Meniere’s Disease, and Vestibular Migraines and many more.

Alongside this she also treats all the usual issues you would expect to see a Physio for, with her in depth experience using posture and movement analysis, sports massage, therapeutic handling and functional strength training. Elise is also qualified separately in sports massage which she is also offering at the clinic and is currently completing her yoga teaching qualification, so watch this space!

Further Qualifications

Insurers Elise 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.

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The Covid Pandemic turned life upside down, being unable to treat patients I suddenly had more time on my hands than I had in years. In addition to the obligatory DIY and baking copious cakes I thought I should try to keep fit, so I decided to try my colleague Georgie’s online Pilates classes, well I loved them and Georgie’s clear, encouraging teaching style.  The focus, the concentration, the ability to progress the exercises and work at a level which suited me, I felt I was getting a safe full body workout which was still really challenging.

Testimonials

Read what our patients have to say.

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

Incredibly thorough care and treatment in terms of identifying my issues and preparing an exercise regime that was updated ahead of appointments. Health Hub have gotten me on the right track to recovery.

Michael Bichan

Sam is so knowledgeable, reassuring, professional and effective with his treatment & advice – highly recommend The Health Hub

Lucy Ewing

Very professional business.Excellent facilities and lovely people who know what they are doing. Highly recommend.

Steve Wadman

Sam, Jodie and the team from the Health Hub are amazing. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough.

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