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!

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.

Latest News

Keep up to date with our latest news.

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.
So how has my progress been going, the honest answer - non existent! I felt it was really important to write this article as fundamentally there is one key message...
Dark days and Christmas have certainly presented a challenge for the early starts, but given that we have been able to remain open throughout Lockdown, I have been able to have treatment and start my rehabilitation for a number of the key areas identified by the screens.

Testimonials

Read what our patients have to say.

Thank you for fixing my back after 6 months of working from home on a wooden kitchen chair! I’ve gone from having never seen a Chiropractor before to now making it a regular appointment.

Adam Jones

It is due to a number of practitioners, now at the Health Hub, that my recovery from a serious injury was the successful. I cannot praise Jodie and Tina enough for their knowledge, advice and support in 2018, which expedited my recovery giving me the opportunityto continue pursuing my sporting hobbies. I am so thankful they continue to deliver their skills from a new base, which houses the best professionals in the area. I have often joked with Sam that I need a sports top saying ‘This body has been rebuilt and regularly serviced by The Health Hub’.

Derek Middlehurst

Highly recommend – Sam and Tina at the Health Hub have helped me enormously recently with a back problem and I have been so pleased with the results. Always a friendly smile and professional service at their practice

Sally Tilley

I had a great sports/therapeutic massage with Tina Towler today. This was exceptional and I used Sam for back issues in the past. The Health Hub is exceptional in decor and organisation. It was a really good vibe it there today with loads on street parking available just outside. Great experience, thank you for today. Lovely place to go to.

Richard Soper

I see Sam (chiropractor) regularly and he offers a bespoke, caring open minded service. Not only is he highly skilled and professional but he is friendly and knowledgeable without judgement or up selling. Highly recommend. Ive also had a fantastic sports therapy massage from Tina and hope to book in for another soon. Gemma

Gemma B

Thoroughly recommend this place, I’ve had two massages by Tanya. Will defs be coming back. Very good massages. Thank you for providing this service during lockdown.

Jennie Radford

State of the art new practice, with fantastic treatment rooms and highly skilled staff. Sam Pargeter treated my back and has made a huge difference. Highly recommended.

Daniel Burstow

What a friendly place! Even with covid restrictions in place, you are made to feel welcome the moment you walk in the door. Tanya provides a thorough deep massage, having taken time to check on my needs and well-being. Would highly recommend and will be going back

Caroline Rogers

The staff are all lovely, kind and helpful. Lachlan is an excellent osteopath and sorts out my tense muscles and clicking out hip every time. A medical appointment to look forward to! Highly recommended

Gayle Sheriff