All our physiotherapists are degree qualified, registered with the Health Professions Council and members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists. We are registered with all major medical insurance companies including BUPA.
Wayne completed his physiotherapy training in Auckland, New Zealand in 1996. He worked in Private practice and provided physiotherapy services to local rugby clubs and the Auckland Rugby Union, whilst continuing to play rugby at a club level. Wanting to broaden his horizons and travel for a couple of years, Wayne travelled to the United Kingdom in 1999. It was then that he was lucky enough to meet Annelies, and decided to settle in the UK. Wayne initially spent 2 years working in NHS locum posts while travelling around the UK and Europe. This involved working all over the UK, including Ashford, Kent, London, Bristol, Hartlepool and Bedford before settling in Milton Keynes in 2001. In 2001 Wayne started working at the Blackberry Clinic in Milton Keynes and at the Devon Parade Clinic in Northampton. In 2006 we set up Action Physiotherapy Ltd, we left the Blackberry Clinic and started working in Stony Stratford from the Devon Parade Clinic (as well as continuing in Northampton as well).
Whilst still keeping a keen eye on all the rugby results (especially the mighty All Blacks), a very dodgy knee stopped my playing involvement. Wayne now tries to keep fit at the gym and by cycling. He is also a keen golfer and is very interested in the mechanics of the golf swing and how this affects different body parts/injuries. Our 2 children take care of any spare time and we enjoy lots of different outdoor activities with them.
Annelies is a dynamic and enthusiastic Physiotherapist who has her patients’ best interest at heart. She is dedicated to her patients, and to ensuring the best treatment protocol for
their injury, and pain levels.
Annelies is a forward-thinking Physiotherapist, who follows evidence-based practice. She graduated from the University of Pretoria in 1998, and has since done a myriad of courses, to develop her career and experience. She has studied, and completed her exams in Orthopaedic Medicine. She has been using Acupuncture as part of her treatment, when
indicated, for over 10 years.
Annelies has also studied Pilates extensively, and uses many Pilates exercises in her treatments, to encourage full rehabilitation. Annelies has also trained in Pilates exercises specific to the rehabilitation of Women’s Health issues- including Pregnancy, childbirth and continence issues, and she has been very successful in treating ante- or post-natal back
Annelies has also worked with many children, and adolescents, with musculo-skeletal injuries.
Orlagh graduated from the University of Northampton in 2017 as a Sports Therapist. Whilst studying, Orlagh’s most enjoyable subjects were sports massage and learning about spinal injuries.
In August 2017, Orlagh joined Action Physiotherapy as a Clinical Sports Therapist and am very keen to continue learning and developing alongside Wayne an Annelies.
Orlagh has also been part of Towcestrians RFC since 2015. Here her role is working with the Development Squad throughout their training sessions and games. This is now Orlagh’s 3rd season with the club. Working with the rugby club has helped to develop a better understanding of sports injuries in general but in particular knee injuries and the rehabilitation needed.
Since a young age Orlagh has participated in gymnastics and cheerleading at a competitive level. She has also coached gymnastics for 6 years and was the cheerleading coach for her University team. Recently, Orlagh has started swimming and cycling to maintain her fitness.
Laura qualified from Coventry university in 2015, completing a BSc honours degree in Physiotherapy. She has has experience of working in the NHS for last 2 years, treating a variety of musculoskeletal injuries in all ages, adolescents to the elderly.
Laura has also worked as the head Physio at Towcestrians RFC, rehabilitating injured players during the pre and mid season. She uses a range of manual therapy techniques in her treatment as well as providing exercises to help prevent further injury. Keep herself up to date with the latest research to ensure she’s providing the most effective treatment for the patient.
I’m her free time, Laura is a keen sports person, playing rugby and hockey for local clubs as well as participating in multiple mud obstacle runs throughout the year.