Our Team

Impact physios all have a minimum of 5 years practical experience, but most have many more than that (and a few so many they just don’t want to say!). 

But that doesn’t mean we are stuck in our ways – we all take the responsibility of “CPD” Continuing Professional Development seriously.

Most of us have completed (or are doing) a post graduate masters degree, which means we are up to date with the evidence – “what works best” – to ensure that you get value for money and don’t waste time using “fads” to get you better.

Several of our team also work in Elite Sport or at The University of Nottingham as Physio lecturers and clinical links – responsible for producing the next generation of physios!

Our team is good and we’re proud of it!

Rachel Royer

Clinical Director

Based mainly in Long Eaton, Rachel's main role is the development of services, previously setting up the Pilates studio and opening the Pride Park site. Current projects involve working with The University of derby and the Derbyshire Institute of Sport.

Louise Leeming

Senior Physiotherapist and Lead Pilates Instructor

Based in Long Eaton, Louise qualified in 1991 and worked in the NHS for 10 years before moving into private practice. She works at the Long Eaton clinic and leads regular Pilates classes / individual sessions at Impact Physiotherapy as well as runs the ante and post natal Pilates.

Pete Gray

Lead Physiotherapist University of Derby

Pete qualified from the University of Nottingham in 2003, and has specialised in musculoskeletal pain and rehabilitation since 2005. He has worked as a clinical leader and team leader within the NHS, and ran his own private practice from home for 3 years.

Phil Tranter

Lead Physiotherapist West Bridgford

Phil qualified in 2001, he works at the Long Eaton clinic and is the clinical lead at West Bridgford. Phil has always combined private practice with working in elite level sport .
Alongside with working at Impact, Phil is the current Assistant Physiotherapist with Nottinghamshire CCC and has recently completed his MSc in Neuromusculoskeletal Healthcare from Keele University'

Sally Moore

Senior Physiotherapist

Sally specialised early on in her career in musculo - skeletal problems and has worked in a variety of Physio environments. These have included in the NHS as a senior Physiotherapist, In GP Practices and as a Private Physio since 2005.

Fiona Hunter

Senior Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor

Based in Long Eaton & Pride Park offering physio and Pilates, Fiona is also currently studying a masters degree at Keele. Fiona also offers acupuncture for pain relief as part of her treatment.

Danni Pennacchia

Senior Physiotherapist

Based at all 3 clinics, Danni is an experienced physiotherapist in musculoskeletal physiotherapy with experience in treating spinal pain, arthritis and rheumatological complaints, chronic pain, hand injuries, women’s health, sports injuries and post-operative rehabilitation.

Chris Davenport

Senior Holistic Physiotherapist

Prior to joining us, Chris ran a sports injury clinic for students at Loughborough University where he has gained experience treating both elite and recreational athletes from a range of sports. He has undergone additional training in Indian head massage and reflexology, whilst completing postgraduate training in orthopaedic medicine and manual therapy.

Sara Bostock

Sports Massage Therapist

Sara graduated from Brunel University in 2007 with a BSc in Sports Technology, she moved to Loughborough and completed a MSc in Sports Biomechanics in 2009. She has since qualified in Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy level 5 and is a full member of the Institute of Sports and Remedial Massage, ISRM.

Tony Woolerton

Senior Physiotherapist

Tony has worked with a range of professional football teams of varying ages, whilst combining NHS and private sector working. He is also qualified to use acupuncture as part of his treatment.

Rebecca Brown

Senior Physiotherapist

Becky joined us from Reading Football Club where she worked full time for 4 years. Here she gained a wide breadth of knowledge for treating difficult sporting injuries as well as end-stage rehabilitation. Her other interests include Pilates and Becky has trained with the APPI (Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute).

Paul Hendrick

Senior Physiotherapist

I have worked clinically in a range of fields including musculoskeletal and acute sports rehabilitation and chronic pain management and have clinical expertise in areas of spinal pain and chronic and complex pain conditions.

Mags Wigram

Advanced Practitioner Pain Specialist

Mags specialises in the treatment of muscle and joint pain and nerve sensitivity, and then developed expertise in managing complex long-term pain conditions. She completed an MSc in 2010 and has done further study and training to allow her to work as an advanced practitioner in spinal clinics and pain clinics

Marcus Drake

Sports Massage Therapist

Marcus is based at our West Bridgford clinic and supports our events throughout the year - The Nottingham marathon and Tennis.

Tom Meredith

Sports Therapist

Tom recently graduated from The University of Central Lancashire. As well as supporting the Derby County Girls Regional Training Centre, he also works with the Port Vale Academy.

Sinead Lodge

Senior Physiotherapist

Sinead qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1992 from the Welsh School of Physiotherapy in Cardiff. Sinead’s expertise is working with people with all types of joint and muscle pain. Whilst Sinead is a manual therapist she also has a particular interest in helping people to manage chronic problems with physical activity and exercise.

Annette Negus

Yoga teacher

Annette's background lies in Music, Movement, Alignment, Dance and natural health. Yoga was part of her degree course for music and movement (Dalcroze Eurythmics) in Germany.
Annette has trained with the Yoga for Health Foundation to become a teacher.

Christine Koh

Senior Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor

Christine a qualified physiotherapst recently moved to the UK from Singapore where she trained and certified with Polestar Pilates Education in Rehabilitation Pilates.

Emma Bamford

Hand therapist

Emma can help evaluate and identify problems affecting the upper limbs as well as provide advice regarding exercise, preventative care, splintage, advice on aids to daily living and ergonomic consultation.

Melanie Parker

Neurological Physiotherapist

She has over 15 years’ experience of working in the NHS, predominantly in the areas of neurology and elderly rehabilitation. She recently worked for 7 years as a specialist community physiotherapist in Derby, helping adults with neurological conditions rehabilitate to their maximum physical ability at home.