Our Team

Sarah Joice became Clinical Director of PEAK Physiotherapy Limited in November 2005. All of the physiotherapists here at PEAK Physiotherapy are personally recruited and carefully selected based upon their knowledge, experience and personal attributes.

Here is our team...

Sarah Joice, MCSP

Clinical Director & Specialist Physiotherapist

Sarah graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in 1998 with a First Class Honours degree in Physiotherapy. After qualifying, she worked within the NHS at Leeds General Infirmary, specialising in musculoskeletal disorders with a particular interest in dance injuries.

Sarah has developed a renowned, Specialist Physiotherapy Service for dancers within the Yorkshire region. More than 40 years of practical dance experience (to RAD Solo Seal standard) has enabled her to combine her love of dance with her physiotherapy career. She specialises in all manner of dance-related conditions, working with all ages and levels from recreational dancers to dance Scholars and Company Dancers. She has provided a screening service for musculoskeletal disorders at dance auditions previously involving the Yorkshire Ballet Scholarship Centre in York, and Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds.

Previous clients have included the Phoenix Dance Theatre (Leeds), and full-time dance students from regional schools, such as Hammond (Chester), The Northern School of Contemporary Dance (Leeds), Elmhurst (Birmingham), Tring Park (Hertfordshire) and Northern Ballet School (Manchester). Sarah also works with young dancers on the Associate and Graduate programmes at Northern Ballet Theatre (Leeds) and regularly treats professional performers when touring to The Grand Theatre, including cast members from Ghost, Phantom of the Opera, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Dance til Dawn, Barnum, Last Tango, The Wedding Singer, Evita, Mamma Mia, Dreamboats and Petticoats, Cabaret, Calendar Girls and Tango Moderno. Sarah is also listed on the One Dance UK - Healthcare Practioners Directory.

Sarah became Clinical Director at PEAK Physiotherapy Limited, Yorkshire Neuro Physiotherapy and Yorkshire Children’s Physiotherapy in 2005 and combines her clinical caseload with business management and development. In her spare time, Sarah still enjoys all forms of dancing, and is an active member of local theatre company Brassneck. She also enjoys walking, travelling to far off lands and trips to the theatre.

Kate Parsonage, MCSP

Senior Physiotherapist

Kate graduated from Bradford University in 1998 with a Second Class Honours Degree in Physiotherapy. Having spent over ten years within the NHS, specialising in musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders, Kate has an in-depth understanding of medical and neurological conditions, and is therefore confident when treating clients with pre-existing and chronic problems.

Kate joined PEAK in January 2009 where she works full-time as a Specialist MSK Physiotherapist. Post-graduate courses have included manual therapy, McKenzie techniques, kinetic control/muscle imbalance and the management of chronic pain conditions. Kate is also one of our qualified ante/post-natal therapists, dealing with musculoskeletal problems arising from pregnancy and labour. In 2016, Kate completed her acupuncture training and she really enjoys this addition to her clinical practice, getting great results with her clients.

Kate is a keen runner who completed the London Marathon in 2009, and as such has a special interest in sports/running-related injuries.

Outside of work, when she isn't pounding the streets in her running shoes, Kate loves to spend time with her family, and she tells us that she is an avid member of a book club – though we recently found out that this involves more eating cake and drinking tea than discussing the contents of a book!

Jeni Rhodes, MCSP

Senior Physiotherapist

Jeni graduated from Bradford University in 2001 with a Second Class Honours degree in Physiotherapy.  She had previously completed a degree in Physiology from Newcastle University.

Jeni worked for almost 10 years in the NHS at Leeds General Infirmary and Dewsbury District Hospital, specialising in musculoskeletal disorders with specific interests in Women’s Health and the management of chronic pain.

Jeni has worked in private practice since 2010, further consolidating her musculoskeletal experience. She has completed a number of post-graduate courses over the years, including her acupuncture training through the AACP, a treatment tool she finds very useful with a variety of clients.

She is a great believer in holistic treatment and developing a treatment plan which is specific to each client, including manual therapy, acupuncture, exercise prescription and self-management advice. Jeni has also previously worked closely with podiatrists, developing an expertise in lower limb alignment and biomechanical issues.

Another Mum to join the team, Jeni has 3 children who keep her very busy with activities! She still manages to find time for regular running and Pilates, and also enjoys European travel, camping and walking. Jeni joined the PEAK team in February 2018 and currently works predominantly from our Otley clinic.

Dominic Futter, MCSP

Senior Physiotherapist

Dominic graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in 2013, with a First Class Honours Degree in Physiotherapy. After graduating, he started his career within the NHS in the West Hertfordshire NHS Trust at Watford General Hospital, where he initially gained experience across a variety of clinical areas before specialising into the field of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.

Dominic moved into a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy post, working in several areas including rheumatology, orthopaedics and musculoskeletal out-patients, and treating a variety of patients from post-surgical through to acute and complex presentations. Within this time frame, he was also involved in leading hydrotherapy clinics, and spinal, shoulder and knee rehabilitation exercise classes.

Dominic subsequently transitioned into the private sector, where he has been able to treat a wider range of clients; specifically working with sporting athletes including England Football Team Youth Players, Junior Commonwealth Athletes across a variety of sports (including Karate, Taekwondo and Judo), in addition to more recent rehabilitation of Semi-Professional Triple Jumpers, Sprinters and Tri-athletes representing Great Britain.

Dominic has completed several post-graduate courses including pain management, sports taping including K-taping, and sport-specific and running assessment. He is also one of our physio team that is fully qualified in acupuncture and is a member of the AACP (Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists).

Alongside his private work with PEAK, Dominic also works as a First Contact Practitioner (FCP) within the Bradford NHS Trust. This role involves the assessment of patients prior to GP contact and relies on the application of sound clinical reasoning skills in order to determine the most appropriate management pathway for each individual.

Outside of work, Dominic enjoys his time playing tennis for Cawood Tennis Club in the Yorkshire Men’s League. He also plays football, enjoys mountain-biking and is planning to begin training for triathlons in the near future.

Dominic joined the PEAK Physiotherapy team in September 2018 and primarily works at our Garforth clinic.

Rebecca Lees, MCSP

Senior Physiotherapist

Rebecca graduated from Brunel University in 2005 with a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy. She spent the first 7 years of her career working at Whittington Health NHS Trust in North London, specialising in musculoskeletal disorders, and managing a wide range of patients, including adults and children.

Rebecca relocated to Leeds in 2012, and began working full time in private practice, continuing to expand her physiotherapy skills, and enjoying a more personalised approach in patient management. During the last 8 years, she has worked closely with Leeds City Council to promote health and wellbeing amongst their employees, including job-specific training and education in injury prevention and management.

Rebecca is trained in acupuncture and Clinical Pilates which she uses regularly with her patients, and she also has experience in teaching Pilates classes. She has completed numerous post-graduate courses over the years and has a (growing) particular interest in working with ante and post-natal ladies, especially in getting new mums back to activity and exercising safely.

Rebecca is kept busy outside of work with her 2 young children, enjoying playing in the sunshine and wet, muddy walks. They love to be creative at home, bake and pretend to be great gardeners! For a bit of time out, Rebecca loves to run, and she can’t wait to get back to the slopes to go snowboarding!

Rebecca joined our team in November 2020 and works primarily from our Bradford and Otley clinic locations.

Jo Young, MCSP

Senior Physiotherapist

Jo graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2008, with an MSc in Physiotherapy. Following her qualification, Jo began her career at Bradford NHS Teaching Hospitals where she treated patients diagnosed with a range of different conditions, including those with respiratory, neurological, orthopaedic, and musculoskeletal (MSK) problems. Over the last 10 years, Jo has specialised in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation. Throughout her time in the NHS, she gained experience in post-operative, chronic and acute injuries, working alongside specialists within hand, shoulder, lower limb, and spinal teams.

More recently, Jo has worked with several private companies delivering workplace-based assessment and treatment services to facilitate return to work for employees with MSK issues. She has attended several post-graduate ACPOHE training courses on assessing fitness for work and vehicle/workplace ergonomics, broadening her knowledge and skills within this area of practice.

Jo has completed the APPI Matwork 1 and 2 Pilates courses and has recently enjoyed delivering client-focused small group classes for clients requiring rehabilitation from injury, as well as those simply wanting to improve fitness and strength in a safe environment with a qualified instructor.

Over the last 4 years, Jo has worked as a First Contact Practitioner (FCP) within the Leeds, North Kirklees, and Bradford areas. Within this newly emerging role aimed at streamlining MSK services, Jo has developed skills in assessing patients within GP surgeries prior to GP contact, contributing her knowledge and skills to make clinical decisions on the most suitable management for individual patients. Alongside this role, she is currently working towards the Higher Education England ‘FCP Roadmap to Practice’ and an MSc module in MSK Injection Therapy to further her skills within Advanced Practice.

Outside of work, Jo is a regular gym goer and enjoys practicing Pilates at home. Other interests are centred around her family and two children, where she enjoys supporting (and, when feeling enthusiastic, jogging) Junior Park Run, as well as being the usual taxi service for what seems to be an ever-increasing array of sporting and musical pursuits!

Jo joined the PEAK team in early 2021, where she has continued to apply her knowledge and skills, providing a client-focused approach to those with a range of different MSK problems. She is based predominantly within our Garforth clinic but does also provide some domiciliary appointments in the local area.

Isabelle Ward, MCSP

Senior MSK Physio & Specialist Paediatric Physio

Isabelle is an Australian Physiotherapist who graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2016, with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. She gained 7 years of post-graduate experience working in musculoskeletal and paediatric private practices in Australia, before relocating to the UK to expand her clinical expertise as a Physiotherapist.

She has extensive experience treating women with specific injuries and pain, having done further study into menopausal symptom management and exercise prescription, as well as injuries and pain common within this population, such as tendon pain, lower back and pelvic pain, and stress fractures. She believes in encouraging everyone to move well and feel well, despite the challenges of life. Isabelle is also a fully qualified APPI Pilates Instructor, in both matwork and reformer equipment, and she is passionate about developing good, individualised programmes to ensure that every individual achieves the changes they desire.

Isabelle also works as part of our specialist paediatric team, and she has completed many post-graduate courses in the management of paediatric musculoskeletal injuries and pain. She has experience working with post-surgical and fracture management, sporting related injuries, and growth-related pains. She specialises in working with children or young adults with a diagnosis of hypermobility spectrum disorder and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS).

She has a specialist clinical interest in working with children under 12 months of age and has done additional training in the developmental assessment of infants and toddlers, management of plagiocephaly, torticollis, positional talipes, and delayed gross motor development. Her down-to-earth, fun-loving nature means she engages well with the children, and she works closely with their families.

Outside of work Isabelle loves to rock climb, ski, and camp; eat fine food and travel to new places to experience the culture; see the wilderness; and tick off her ever-growing travel wish list (in particular, more of the UK and Europe!).

Isabelle joined the PEAK team in January 2023, and works at our Bradford, Garforth, and Otley clinic locations, as well as offering home visits across the Yorkshire region.

Stella Stein, MCSP

Senior Physiotherapist

Stella graduated as a Physiotherapist from Hochschule Fresenius in Germany in 2011. During her time at University, she completed two Polestar Pilates courses and her Dissertation research focused on whether pelvic floor dysfunction can be effectively treated with Pilates. After graduating, Stella worked as a Physiotherapist in Germany until 2014 where she specialised in manual therapy and oedema treatment (manual lymphatic drainage).

Stella then relocated to the UK, where she commenced an MSc in Sports Therapy in September 2014 at Leeds Beckett University, shortly after moving to Leeds. She graduated with a distinction in September 2015. This programme expanded her knowledge of the treatment of sports injuries and rehabilitation, and she offers evidence-based and holistic approaches to the assessment and treatment of all musculoskeletal disorders.

Not content to rest on her laurels for long, Stella completed further exams in April 2016 in Germany. This completed an additional qualification as a Manual Therapist, which has further developed her practical skills. A main focus of the course was the link between visceral (organ) problems and musculoskeletal symptoms, which she feels has enhanced her approach to assessment and treatment. She also completed a course in November 2016 specialising in Ante and Post-Natal Pilates, which further supports her work with PGP (pelvic girdle pain) and pregnancy-related issues.

Outside of work, Stella enjoys yoga, baking and travelling. She loves being outdoors and has spent many happy holidays in a campervan!

Rachael Harris

Sports Massage Therapist and Physiotherapy Assistant

Rachael graduated from Leeds Beckett University in 2019, with a BSc (Hons.) in Sport and Exercise Therapy (2:1). She then continued her studies and completed her MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine in 2020.  Both degree courses placed a heavy emphasis on musculoskeletal rehabilitation, and topics covered during her 4 years of university study included anatomy and physiology, exercise for referred populations, injury epidemiology, injury rehabilitation, and biomechanics. Rachael also gained over 200 hours of experience working with Bradford Bulls Rugby League first team, Leeds United girls RTC, and Yorkshire Carnegie Rugby.
After graduating, Rachael gained 3 years of experience working within a private sports therapy clinic, assessing, diagnosing, and treating clients presenting with musculoskeletal pain. Treatments were tailored specifically to the clients’ needs and included various manual therapy techniques and/or exercise rehabilitation. She also works as the Sports Therapist for the Bradford Bulls Scholarship programme, where she ensures that the team is kept in an injury-free state so that they can compete at an optimal level. Rachael is set to return to University in January 2024 to complete a 2-year MSc in Physiotherapy which will further her knowledge and understanding to be able to treat a wider range of clients.

During her free time, Rachael enjoys going to the gym and playing tennis. She has been a keen competitor since the age of 5 and she has represented her home county of Cumbria and Leeds Beckett University. She also enjoys gardening and cooking.

Rachael joined the PEAK Sports Massage team in April 2023 and is based at our Otley and Garforth clinics. She also works alongside our specialist Neuro and Paediatric teams as a Physiotherapy Assistant.

Dr Paige Copeland, MCSP

Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist

Paige graduated from the University of Dayton, Ohio, United States of America in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Allied Health. She continued her education at Elon University in Elon, North Carolina where she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2015.

Paige began her career as a full-time Physical Therapist at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas where she gained extensive experience in the evaluation and treatment of children with orthopaedic injuries, acute and chronic neuro-muscular impairments, genetic disorders, developmental delay, cardiovascular and respiratory disorders. Her rotations included paediatric out-patient and in-patient rehabilitation. During this time, Paige also served as the Lead Therapist for the Lung Transplants Programme.

At Texas Children’s Hospital, Paige was a member of the Acute Out-patient Rehabilitation Team, responsible for providing intensive physical therapy care to children presenting with acute and sub-acute medical conditions. She is passionate about continuing to provide intensive, goal-centred physiotherapy focused on maximizing each child’s functional independence when navigating home, school, and within the community.

Paige has taken post-graduate courses in neuro-development technique for the assessment and treatment of individuals with Cerebral Palsy and other allied neurological conditions. Paige has also completed post-graduate courses in the treatment and management of torticollis and Traumatic Brain Injury.

Paige moved to Leeds and joined Yorkshire Children’s Physiotherapy in September 2018. She splits her time between clinic and domiciliary/community appointments.

In 2019, Paige took on a part-time specialist role within the NHS, working as part of the Leeds Community Heathcare team. She manages a large caseload of children presenting with complex neurological and developmental needs and her role includes the prescription of equipment to aid in postural management and mobility.

In her free time, she enjoys going on hikes and exploring new cities.

Rebecca Hussey, MCSP

Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist

Rebecca graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2018, with a First Class Honours degree in Physiotherapy. Once qualified, she worked initially at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in a rotational post. She then moved to the Leeds Community Healthcare Trust, specialising into the field of Paediatrics, in January 2020. This new role realised a long-term aspiration of Rebecca’s, as her passion for working with children, particularly those presenting with neurological difficulties, had been developing since she undertook a placement in that field, whilst at university.

Rebecca manages a complex caseload of children presenting with all manner of neurological conditions and has experience working with cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy, developmental delay, and genetic disorders, amongst others. She works as part of the NHS multidisciplinary team in both clinic and domiciliary settings, including SILCs and mainstream schools. Her approach is holistic and client-centred, and she strives to ensure family engagement, working closely with parents/carers throughout the rehabilitation process.

From a young age, Rebecca has also worked as a gymnastics coach, and this experience has helped her become extremely effective at communicating with a large variety of children and young people, helping them to maintain motivation and to reach their goals. These skills also enable her to build exceptional levels of trust with both her clients and their families.

Rebecca’s post-graduate studies include training on sensory integration therapy, which means she is able to offer her services to our young clients presenting with SPD and sensory issues.

Rebecca joined the team at Yorkshire Children’s Physiotherapy in April 2021. She is based predominantly in clinics but can also offer community and domiciliary appointments.

When not working, Rebecca enjoys going on long walks in the country, exploring new places and painting, which is a new hobby that began during the first COVID lockdown in 2020.

Lauren Bolger, MCSP

Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist

Lauren graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2018, completing her MSc in Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration). Prior to this, she had completed a BSc in Sports & Exercise Science at Oxford Brookes University in 2014 and had then worked as a Physiotherapy Assistant Practitioner at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford, assisting with chronic pain and orthopaedic services, including running hydrotherapy and group exercise sessions.

Throughout her MSc studentship, Lauren continued to work as a Physiotherapy Assistant at the Sheffield Children’s Hospital, assisting in Orthopaedics, Paediatric Limb Reconstruction, and the Burns and Plastics services, which developed her interest in this particular field of physiotherapy.

Unsurprisingly, when Lauren was given the opportunity to specialise in Paediatrics within a year of qualifying, she leapt at the chance, and she joined the specialist Paediatric NHS team at the Leeds Children’s Hospital in 2019. Since then, Lauren has not looked back, and her passion for working with children and creating fun and engaging ways for them to optimise their function in a patient-centred manner is as strong as ever.
Lauren has gained a wide variety of post-graduate experience, and she works with children of all ages presenting with respiratory, cardiovascular, orthopaedic, neurological, complex neuro-developmental, and musculoskeletal conditions. She joined the team at Yorkshire Children’s Physiotherapy in October 2021, where she offers a mixture of clinic-based and domiciliary appointments.

In her spare time, Lauren plays rugby! She currently plays for Harrogate RUFC, where she is Vice Captain. Lauren also represents Yorkshire in tag rugby and has previously represented Yorkshire in Rugby Union. Her favourite memories were getting to play at Twickenham in the county finals and winning back-to-back championships!

Lauren Holyoake, MCSP

Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist

Lauren qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2018, with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy from the University of Huddersfield. She was always driven towards a career in Paediatrics and went directly into this field, following graduation from university. She worked with the Leeds Community NHS Team for 18 months, before joining the Mid Yorkshire Trust as a Specialist Children’s Physiotherapist.
She works with children aged 0-19 years, and she has a sound knowledge of a variety of conditions, including cerebral palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, spina bifida, Down’s syndrome, developmental delay, and other genetic/chromosomal abnormalities. Lauren is keen to work with children and their families, to understand their goals and aspirations, so that her physiotherapy sessions and programmes can be tailored to meet these needs. She takes time to get to know the families, to ensure that treatment goals are realistic and measurable, but most importantly focused on the child’s personal interests, so that therapy is fun and exciting for them.

Lauren has experience working in a variety of different clinical settings, including mainstream schools, specialist schools, out-patient clinics at the hospital, and domiciliary. More recently, she has taken a role on the Neonatal Unit, and she works within specialist pre-5’s clinics, alongside the Paediatricians. Lauren works within a large multi-disciplinary team (MDT) to ensure that a holistic and effective approach is provided towards patient care. She has a wealth of experience working with a variety of specialist and non-specialist equipment, including walking frames, standing frames, positioning equipment, and sleep systems.

She also has experience in leading hydrotherapy sessions alongside intensive land-based blocks of treatment. She has a passion for swimming, not only as she is herself a competitive swimmer, but also from many years spent involved in swim coaching, where she has worked with a variety of children, coaching, teaching, and officiating swimming.

Lauren joined the team at Yorkshire Children’s Physiotherapy in November 2022. She is based predominantly in clinic at present but can also offer community and domiciliary appointments.
When not working, Lauren enjoys going on long walks, going to the gym, swimming, and spending quality time with her family.

Libby Thornton, MCSP

Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist

Libby graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2016, with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. In 2021, she started work at Manchester Children’s Hospital, where she developed her passion for working with children, thriving especially within rehabilitation settings. She gained experience in the assessment and treatment of children with orthopaedic injuries, respiratory compromise, acute neurological impairments, long-term neuromuscular conditions, developmental delay, and childhood cancers. Libby also worked effectively within the multidisciplinary team to help best manage her clients’ needs.

Alongside her work for Yorkshire Children’s Physiotherapy, Libby works as a Senior Physiotherapist within the NHS Leeds Community Healthcare Children's Team, where she independently manages a large caseload for those with neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy, neuromuscular conditions, developmental delay, and genetic syndromes, to name a few. Libby strives to complete expert assessments, which inform her critical analysis of the potential problems. She works in conjunction with families to establish meaningful goals, and delivers specialist intervention to work towards these goals, including hydrotherapy.

Libby has special interests in the management of those with neuromuscular conditions and completing post-operative rehabilitation. She has completed post-graduate courses in neonatal physiotherapy, neuro-disability physiotherapy, and the management of children with cerebral palsy. Libby is a fun and warming person, which means she is well suited to working with children.

She is passionate about sport, and as a teenager, she competed in multiple sports at a high level; her main interest being athletics. She was also an athletics coach, where she worked with children and young people on the development of their track and field skills, in a fun and motivating style. In her spare time, Libby plays Korfball (a European indoor sport with similarities to netball and basketball). She also enjoys travelling and enjoys ticking off bucket-list destinations!

Libby joined the YCP team in February 2024, and offers both clinic and domiciliary work, depending on individual client’s needs and goals.

Victoria Murray, MCSP

Specialist Neurological Physiotherapist

Victoria graduated from York St John’s University in 2008 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. Following a number of years working in the NHS gaining experience within different physiotherapy disciplines, she specialised in Neurology.  In 2013, she took on the role of sole physiotherapy provider for a Specialist Unit, providing individually tailored treatments and rehabilitation programmes for a range of neurological condition including stroke, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s, but primarily Traumatic Head Injury.

This experience has strengthened her passion for neurological rehabilitation and she is an advocate and firm believer in maintaining and optimising an individual’s function.

Post-graduate training has included the Introductory Bobath course (modules 1, 2 and 3) and a variety of equipment and postural management training programmes. She has also undertaken acupuncture training in 2018 which is a useful addition to her existing clinical repertiore.

Victoria has a diverse, eclectic outlook when it comes to her treatment approach, and is able to modify her practice to suit individuals, regardless of their condition or disability. Her understanding and accumulated knowledge also allows her to be adaptable and apply her knowledge to other areas of physiotherapy including Elderly Care, gait re-education and general postural/mobility problems.

She currently works for the NHS on a part-time basis providing specialised postural management prescription and advice. This also runs alongside her work with the Motor Neurone Association and Headway Brain Injury Association, Second Chance.

When she is not working, Victoria enjoys spending time with family and friends, and in particular enjoys long walks with her four-legged friend. She professes to enjoy DIY but in fairness will admit to regretting the ideas at a later date!

Kareena Reehal, MCSP

Specialist Neurological Physiotherapist

Kareena graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2012 with a First Class BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. In the years since qualifying, Kareena has gained significant experience working across a number of different clinical areas within the NHS in Leicestershire. She has specialised in the field of Neurology and Stroke Physiotherapy where she is most passionate about making a difference to the quality of life of her clients.

Kareena applies an eclectic approach to her treatments and is always supportive of her clients. She has worked in several Specialist Units and within domiciliary settings, treating individuals with Brain Injuries, Stroke, Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Guillain-Barre Syndrome. She is an adaptable and flexible therapist who also has experience treating clients who are at risk of falls and those with general mobility problems. 

Kareena dedicates time to learning outside of her work and has completed a Masters’ module in Neurological Rehabilitation and several post-graduate courses in the Bobath treatment approach.

Outside of work, Kareena enjoys cooking, creating her own recipes and hosting as well as a newfound interest in organising and tidying spaces of her own and others! She also enjoys keeping fit by running for various charities and is working on living and promoting a more sustainable way of living.

Kareena joined the team at Yorkshire Neuro Physiotherapy in April 2019 and works in both clinic and domiciliary settings across the Yorkshire region. 

Natalie Seals, MCSP

Specialist Neurological and Paediatric Physiotherapist

Natalie is a passionate and dedicated clinician who graduated in 2011 with a First Class Honours degree in Physiotherapy from the University of York St John. She has more than 10 years of experience working in the field of Neurology with people across the whole life span. She has worked across multiple sectors (NHS, private, and charity), and across the whole pathway, acute neuro in-patients, neuro out-patients, neuro rehab settings, and neuro community.

Natalie is an active committee member of the Yorkshire Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Interested in Neurology (ACPIN) and the Yorkshire Acquired Brain Injury Forum (YABIF). Alongside her role at Yorkshire Neuro Physiotherapy, she also holds leadership roles within the NHS.

Additionally, Natalie is a qualified Sensory Integration Practitioner, following completion of a Post-Graduate Certificate (PGCert) in Sensory Integration, in 2017. Within this specialist role working as part of our Paediatric team, she assesses children of all ages, to determine and report on the impact that sensory processing has on their behaviour and praxis; their ability to think of, plan, carry out, and reflect upon movement.

Natalie has completed an array of post-graduate courses including AAPI Pilates Matwork Levels 1 and 2, Rebound Therapy (Trainer Level 2), kinesiotaping, vestibular rehabilitation, 1000 reps, and Bobath (parts A and B). She has also attended the DMO Orthotics Accredited Practitioner course and York Wheelchair Centre’s Accredited Assessor Course. Natalie ensures that she continues to keep up to date with the latest clinical guidelines and research for the conditions that she treats.

Natalie understands the social, physical, emotional, and cognitive impact that neurological illness/injury can have on a person. She adopts an empathetic and inquisitive approach, empowering her clients through advice, education, signposting, and referrals, alongside hands-on neurorehabilitation. Natalie will support you to work towards your dream goals, breaking them down into smaller achievable stages along the way.

Natalie joined the PEAK team in April 2022, and works within our specialist adult Neuro and Paediatric teams. She is predominantly domiciliary based, offering home/school appointments across the Yorkshire region.

Outside of work, Natalie loves dancing. She mainly does Latin, ballroom, salsa and commercial, but has also tried her hand at breakdancing. She enjoys trying new things and finding fun ways to keep fit, so has also tried sky diving, paragliding, hiking, ice-skating, and hula-hooping!

Lauren Walkington

Business Administrator

Lauren joined the PEAK team in August 2021, and has been a welcome addition to our administrative team. With a background in Business and Marketing Management, she has become invaluable behind the scenes, and is based in our central admin office in Knaresborough.

Lauren will often be the first point of contact for the team, making and receiving phone calls, arranging appointments, and generally busying herself with all the important administrative jobs that keep the PEAK cogs whirring.

Outside of work, Lauren enjoys walking and keeping fit and exploring the UK in her campervan!

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