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 Physio 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.

Jo Keegan

Lead Physio Team Derby

Jo Keegan has recently joined us from Loughborough Sport to take over the lead role at The University of Derby. She brings a wealth of experience working with elite athletes and teams, and combines the role of lead with Team Derby with treating weekend warriors and less active members of the public too.

Phil Tranter

Lead Physio 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.

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 currently also works at Loughborough sport. He is also qualified to use acupuncture as part of his treatment.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Jas Southam

Sport Rehabilitator

Jas has recently qualified with a first class degree from The university of Nottingham as a GSR. (Graduate Sport Rehabilitator). Jas is working with the Derby County Regional Training Centre as an intern and is also available for Sports Rehabilitation and Sports Massage at our Kedleston Road clinic.

Diane, Julie & Sandie

The powerhouse!

When you first make contact with us at impact, its highly likely that you will speak / email / message this team. We will do our best to book you a convenient prompt appointment or deal with any enquiries you might have.

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.

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.