The Team

We are extremely proud to have a highly-skilled, talented and diverse team with a combined experience of more than 130 years clinical practice.                                             

Our diversity allows us to carefully match the skill set of our physiotherapists and occupational therapists to the particular needs of individual clients in order to promote excellent treatment and outcomes.  At times, we may also collaborate and work as a team to ensure that our clients achieve their very best potential

 

COLLEEN BALSTON

MSc MCSP MMACP PGCert (Learning and Teaching) FHEA

Chartered Physiotherapist – Specialist in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy

 

Colleen has 28 years of experience in physiotherapy and is an extensively trained and accomplished clinician.   As well as 

completing her original physiotherapy training, Colleen has a Master’s Degree in Neuromusculoskeletal Therapy and is an accredited member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP).  In addition, Colleen has also been a university lecturer for 15 years working as a clinical specialist, teaching degree and post-graduate physiotherapy students musculoskeletal skills, movement therapy, rehabilitation and therapeutic exercise. 

Colleen is a highly skilled clinician able to thoroughly assess and treat many varying pathologies and pain conditions.  Her main interests lie in rehabilitation and empowering the client to return to the things that are meaningful for them in their lives and her drive is to enable clients, where appropriate to self-manage their injury or condition in the long term.  Colleen embraces a broad range of physiotherapy techniques and holistic treatment approaches for a very wide variety of clients – whether treating an acute sports injury with manual therapy and exercise or treating persistent pain drawing on both traditional physiotherapy techniques as well as her wider skills in Pilates rehabilitation, therapeutic exercise and health coaching. 

Colleen very much enjoys working with clients eager to maintain good musculoskeletal health as they get older and continue to lead an active lifestyle.

 

IMG_5814MARIE ROBERTS

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, BA (Hons) European Business, MCSP, MAACP                                                 

Chartered Physiotherapist and Clinic Manager. Specialist in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Acupuncture, Hand Therapy, BPVV (vertigo), TMJ (Jaw) and Reflexology.         

Marie graduated from the University of Brighton in 2003 with a first class honours degree in Physiotherapy. She gained much musculoskeletal outpatients experience from working as a senior physiotherapist in various NHS hospitals in the South East (Canterbury, Ashford, Dover, Margate and East Grinstead). Marie has over 20 years of diverse experience in physiotherapy and is absolutely passionate about helping people with complex chronic pain and combines traditional physiotherapy techniques with acupuncture and other holistic approaches.                                                                                               

Marie is the only locally approved practitioner with Arthritis Action UK in the Salisbury and surrounding area. Arthritis Action is a UK-based charity that approached Marie in 2016 to deliver their subsidised treatments locally after reviewing the Harnham Physiotherapy ethos and Marie’s extensive approach to the management of arthritic conditions. AAUK continuously seeks feedback from every client seen – to ensure that excellent service is consistently being provided. Marie sees clients subsidised by AAUK up to twice per year and gives extensive advice about arthritis management for any joint and offers pain relief treatments. Arthritis can be managed effectively and further joint degeneration can often be slowed down with the right multifaceted and holistic approach. Anyone with a diagnosis of arthritis can self refer to AAUK on this link. (Please note these are for IN-CLINIC appointments with MARIE only)

Marie is a full member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) and the British Association of Hand Therapy (BAHT).  Prior to starting her career in physiotherapy in 1999, Marie gained a degree in European Business at Loughborough University and worked in Human Resources for a multinational car manufacturer.  Marie qualified as a reflexologist with the Association of Reflexology in 1999 and continues to work very holistically as a practitioner.                                                                                     

 

MEGAN ROBSON

BSc (Hons Occupational Therapy, MSc Hand Therapy, Accredited Hand Therapist and Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Hand Therapy.

Meg is an exceptionally accomplished, highly experienced and extensively trained Hand Therapist simply of the very best calibre.

Meg works in the NHS and is currently the Clinical Lead and Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Hand Therapy treating a broad range of upper limb conditions in both children and adults within the regional plastic surgery department. Meg forms part of the Head of Therapies team at Salisbury NHS and is service lead for the local Wessex Rehabilitation Centre.

Often delivering training to specialist Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists in the south central Wessex area, Meg is the lead coordinator for local specialist training activities run in conjunction with the British Association of Hand Therapists. Meg is also regularly involved in training events presenting as an expert hand therapist alongside highly reputed consultant hand surgeons.

A comprehensive list of hand and upper limb conditions treated may be found on the hand therapy (add link) page of our website. This is very broad and comprehensive and ranges from the management of degenerative conditions of the hand and wrist right through to recovery from complex reconstruction after major hand or upper limb trauma, and recovery from nerve injuries including brachial plexus injury.

The Community Team

We are very proud of our exceptional community team.  These physiotherapists independently provide help in people’s homes and in the care setting and this requires a truly caring, mature, and personal approach as well as a wealth of experience to assess and consider often very complex medical histories and presentations.  The diversity among our team allows us to match the right client with the right therapist or work together utilising our different skill sets for the same client.  Occasionally the clinic based team also gets involved to help in specific cases and between us all, we can make a real difference to our clients in terms of physical function, pain relief and quality of life.

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KAREN INGLIS BSc (Hons)  Physiotherapy, MCSPChartered Physiotherapist Specialist in Neurological Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation of Older People Karen worked as a mental health support worker in the NHS in Poole for 8 years before starting her career in Physiotherapy in 2008. She gained much experience as a Physiotherapy assistant for two years in trauma (fractures, falls), orthopaedics (joint conditions and surgery), and neurology at the Frenchay Hospital in Bristol. Karen studied Physiotherapy at the University of West England and graduated as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2012. Karen went on to work with patients with neurological conditions at the North Bristol NHS Trust. After taking maternity leave and moving to Salisbury, Karen worked at the Salisbury District Hospital in Odstock, treating a wide variety of patients in acute medical care, elderly care, rehabilitation, and stroke rehabilitation. Karen is now able to utilise her broad range of knowledge, skills, and experience in the provision of patient-centered rehabilitation in their own homes. The clinic was invited to provide all the physiotherapy services at Braemar Lodge and Harnham Croft care homes in Salisbury.  Karen delivers very popular weekly exercise groups together with individual assessment and rehabilitation of various conditions. This may include poor mobility, balance problems, neurological conditions (Stroke, Parkinson’s), wheelchair appropriateness, painful joints, and difficulty with functional aspects of daily living such as climbing stairs. Karen is also involved with preparing clients for safe and timely discharge home and follow-up thereafter. When not working, Karen can either be found at the gym, the beach or having fun with her young daughter

 

image0CAROLINE WADE-SMITH BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, MSc module History Taking & Physical examination , MSc Advanced Clinical Practice apprenticeship (starting October 2020), AACP trained (Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists), Foundation Management Course Chartered Physiotherapist Specialist in Respiratory Care
Since qualifying in 2003, Caroline has worked at The Royal Brompton (specialist respiratory hospital), Guys and St Thomas’, Southampton General and now works at Salisbury District Hospital. In an acute patient setting, she has treated patients presenting with a wide variety of medical and respiratory conditions. Her 20 years of extensive experience in physiotherapy includes working within intensive care and high dependency settings, post cardiothoracic surgery, medical wards, specialist respiratory work (including Cystic Fibrosis), A&E, and Acute Medical Units. She is currently the team lead in the OPAL team at Salisbury Hospital (Older persons assessment and liaison team), seeing patients in A&E and on acute wards with a range of medical presentations including COPD/ Bronchiectasis and pneumonias. Caroline currently supervises and teaches new qualified and student physios and takes part in the Salisbury hospital on-call rota for emergency respiratory patients. In her own time, she enjoys dog walks, bike rides, keeping fit, and being near the water and beach with her family.
 
              
        Jenny Furtado 
JENNY FURTADO BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy MCSP
Chartered Physiotherapist – Specialist in complex elderly care, rehabilitation, and oncology (cancer)
                                         
With more than 20 years post-graduate experience, Jenny is a very accomplished team member who has spent many years working in the NHS in a broad range of clinical areas ranging from acute care to longer-term rehabilitation. Jenny brings extensive experience including; managing trauma and orthopaedics; post-operative surgical care; and specialist community elderly rehabilitation. Her diverse experience provides her with a truly expert capacity to manage the highly complex and sensitive needs of elderly clients and she is able to manage many of the aforementioned conditions and illnesses concurrently which always requires an effective and experienced holistic approach. Jenny continues to work in the NHS in elderly medicine and rehabilitation.
Outside of work, Jenny is a governor at Harnham Junior School and enjoys fitness and arts and
crafts with her family.
 
 
 

Annabelle Hepburn BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy MCSP                                                                              Chartered Physiotherapist specialising in rehabilitation and community care.

Since qualifying in 1996, Annabelle has a wealth of experience in a wide variety of settings including the management of post-operative orthopaedic surgery and recovery from complicated trauma and injury, as well as working with burns and plastics.  Annabelle has proactively prepared people preoperatively for planned joint replacements to facilitate the best opportunity for the optimal outcome thereafter.  Her extensive career has recently been based in both NHS and private hospitals in and around Salisbury.  Annabelle has also worked at the Haslar hospital and Queen Alexandra in Portsmouth, as well as the William Harvey in Ashford and Watford General Hospital.                                                                                                                                      When not working, Annabelle lives with her family in Salisbury and is a busy Mum.  When she isn’t planning building renovations, she may be found chasing her chickens! 

 

 

Kim Sargeant manages our behind-the-scenes services and brings over 7 years of experience in running the administrative and financial side of small businesses from landscape gardening, hotelier, and conservation organisations as well as the healthcare industry. Her knowledge gained from her experience within the NHS allows her to effectively triage and identify those clients who need speedy intervention. With a wealth of knowledge and experience gained from working closely with business owners and corporate coaches alongside many additional qualifications in administration and business management. When she’s not juggling her day jobs, Kim likes to spend time with her husband and 2 teenage children and lives in the rural countryside near Salisbury.