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.
On completion of my physiotherapy training in Auckland, New Zealand in 1996, I joined a Private Practice in Auckland whilst at the same time providing physiotherapy services to local rugby clubs and the Auckland Rugby Union. Sport wise I also played Rugby for my local club – Karaka Rugby Club, and played tennis and golf. Wanting to broaden my horizons and travel for a couple of years, I then travelled to the United Kingdom in 1999. Initially, I spent 2 years working in NHS locum posts while travelling around the UK and Europe. This involved working all over the UK, including Ashford, London, Bristol, Hartlepool and Bedford before settling in Milton Keynes in 2001. It was during this time that I was lucky enough to meet my wife, Annelies, and decided to settle in the UK. I then re-entered private practice at the Blackberry Clinic in Milton Keynes and at the Devon Parade Clinic in Northampton.
In 2006 we set up Action Physiotherapy Ltd, I left the Blackberry Clinic and started working in Stony Stratford from the Devon Parade Clinic (as well as continuing in Northampton as well – now from the Maple Tree Clinic in East Hunsbury). In 2014 we then moved to our own premises at 54b High Street in Stony Stratford.
Whilst still keeping a keen eye on all the rugby results (especially the mighty All Blacks), a very dodgy knee stopped my playing involvement many years ago. I now try to keep fit with a bit of running, cycling and gym work. If time allows I like to get out on the golf course and my 2 children take care of any other spare time I have. We try to enjoy lots of different outdoor activities with them, and our new addition, Molly - a beautiful golden Labrador!
Through my years working with different sports and athletes, as well as having a keen interest in all sports, means I have a good understanding of what demands different sports put on the body and can therefore help patients develop a sports specific rehabilitation plan.
I studied to become a physiotherapist doing a four year degree course at The University of Pretoria, and graduated in 1998. I worked in a combination of private practice and hospital settings in South Africa, gaining valuable experience, before moving over to the UK.
I worked in the NHS for a few years, before setting up permanently in private practice. Wayne and I opened Action Physiotherapy in the Stony Stratford High street in February 2006, and as the practice was growing and developing, we moved into our own premises in 2014, which has become a great success, due to our commitment to excellence and our high levels of patient care.
I love what I do, and like to help people get through their pain and functional limitations, and use various methods and evidence- based practice to allow for a speedy recovery. I have done a myriad of courses, and have been using acupuncture for almost 20 years as part of my treatment sessions- when indicated. More recently, I have been using acupuncture for anxiety and depression with good effect. I have studied and completed exams in Orthopaedic Medicine.
Pilates is also a passion of mine, hence I use many Pilates exercises in my treatments, to encourage full rehabilitation. I have also trained in Pilates exercises specific to the rehabilitation of Women’s Health issues- including Pregnancy, childbirth and basic continence issues, and I have been very successful in treating ante- or post-natal back pain. I teach 3 Clinical Pilates classes per week at our studio at Action Physiotherapy, as well as teaching one-on-one Pilates.
Hi I’m Orlagh and I am a fully qualified sports therapist. I joined Action Physiotherapy in August 2017 as a Clinical Sports Therapist. I can offer treatments such as sports massage, injury assessment, rehabilitation and many more. I am an enthusiastic and passionate therapist, driven by my desire to help people as much as possible whether they are suffering with pain and discomfort or not. My favourite part of being a sports therapist is seeing the progress people make during their rehab journey both physically and mentally.
A bit about myself - Since a young age I participated in gymnastics and cheerleading at a competitive level. I have also coached gymnastics for 6 years and was the cheerleading coach for my University team. Recently, I have started swimming and cycling to maintain my fitness.
As well as working at Action Physiotherapy I have also been part of Towcestrians RFC since 2015. Here my role is working with the Development Squad throughout their training sessions and games. Working with the rugby club has helped me to develop a better understanding of sports injuries in general but in particular knee injuries and the rehabilitation needed.
I qualified as a physiotherapist from Coventry university in 2015, completing a BSc honours degree in Physiotherapy. Since then I have gained experience by working in the NHS, treating a variety of musculoskeletal injuries in all ages, adolescents to the elderly.
I have also worked as the head Physio at Towcestrians RFC, rehabilitating injured players during the pre and mid season. I like to use a range of manual therapy techniques in my treatment as well as providing exercises to help prevent further injury. Part of being a physiotherapist is keeping up to date with the latest research to ensure which I endeavour to do to make sure I can provide the most effective treatment for my patients.
In my free time, I’m a keen sports person, playing rugby and hockey for local clubs as well as participating in multiple mud obstacle runs throughout the year.