The Team

Meet the WDC Physio team


You’ll be in good hands at W.D.C. Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic. Our team is highly trained and provides the latest services and professional advice. Our top priority is to keep you well.

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Wendy McCloud MSc BSc(Hons) MCSP MHCPC
Clinic Owner & Director

 

 

 

 

 

Professional career:

W.D.C. was founded by Wendy McCloud in September 2006. Wendy qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1997 graduating from the University of East London with a BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy degree. Since this time Wendy has achieved a Masters degree in Advanced Sports Physiotherapy from University College London. During the Masters degree Wendy had the opportunity to work with West Ham United Football Club first team alongside their Head Physiotherapist at the time John Green.

Wendy has worked in both public and private sectors since qualifying. Within the NHS Wendy worked as a Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and as an Extended Scope Practitioner Physiotherapist working as part of an Orthopaedic Consultant’s team specialising in Shoulder Pain.

Wendy has treated royalty for Shoulder pain through referrals from her close links with a top Orthopaedic Shoulder Surgeon. More recently Wendy has been the sole choice physiotherapist for all Essex based referrals from London Shoulder surgeon Mr. Matthew Sala.

Wendy worked within National level Rugby Union as the Head Physiotherapist for Southend Rugby Football Club. Wendy led the medical service at Southend RFC for 11 years working with players who achieved county honours and representative honours for various countries such as England, Samoa, Australia and New Zealand. Wendy resigned from her position as Head Physiotherapist at Southend RFC in June 2011 to open her new clinic within the Southend area.

In 2015 Wendy set up her sister company The Running School Southend-on-Sea which is part of The Running School group. www.runningschool.co.uk

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Joe Dorne BSc(Hons) MCSP MHCPC
Senior Chartered Physiotherapist, Running School Coach & Pilates Instructor

Joe Dorne

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specialist Areas:

  • Manual Therapy
  • Movement Re-patterning
  • Sports Physiotherapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Pilates Classes and 1:1 Pilates (Matwork)

Professional Career:

Joe has worked as a physio in elite sports (with Tottenham Hotspur no less!) in the NHS and private practice since qualifying in 2010. He also spent a year living and working with amputees in Bolivia and speaks fluent Spanish ¡Entonces si quiere hacer su sita en español, solo hay que pedir!

Joe is fascinated by all aspects of human movement and health, and loves to help clients understand and live better in their bodies, as well as just getting better after an injury. Joe uses a combination of hands-on manual therapy and exercise based rehab, but can often be found in the gym rolling around on the floor with his patients.

After a wasted youth obsessively competing in amateur boxing and Muay Thai (Thai style kickboxing), Joe’s own movement practice is now hugely varied, including Brazilian jujitsu, capoeira, rock climbing, weight lifting, yoga, Pilates and running. If you attend any of his Pilates or movement classes you can see the wide range of influences for yourself!


Alastair Bennetto BSc(Hons) MCSP MHCPC
Chartered Physiotherapist, Lead Running School Coach & Pilates Instructor 

 

 

 

 

 

Specialist Areas:

  • Manual Therapy
  • Back Pain Rehabilitation
  • Pilates Matwork
  • Running School Coach
  • Running Injuries

Professional Career:
Alastair is a Chartered Physiotherapist having qualified from the University of East London as a mature student in 2013. After qualifying he worked in the NHS in Croydon before joining WDC Physiotherapy after relocating to Southend in August 2014.

Alastair has been an active sportsman since childhood with his main interests being football, swimming and cycling, having represented Cornwall at both football and swimming. Alastair will happily admit though that he will watch and participate in any sport!

Alastair is also a qualified Pilates Instructor having trained with the APPI (Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute). Alastair teaches Pilates classes and 1:1 Pilates at the clinic.

Alastair is the Lead Running School Coach for our sister company The Running School Southend-on-Sea. Being a Chartered Physiotherapist as well as The Running School Southend-on-Sea lead coach makes Alastair’s skill set unique and anyone booking in with him for running injury management or running technique coaching will be working with a true expert!

Alasatair is a keen runner himself and is considering trying a triathlon as he regularly cycles to work. We just need to get him to swim down at the seafront to complete the triathlon disciplines.

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Melanie Horton BSc(Hons) MCSP MHCPC
Senior Chartered Physiotherapist (Neurology) & Pilates Instructor

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Specialist Areas

  • Pilates Classes and 1:1 Pilates (Matwork)
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Neuro Rehabilitation
  • Neuro Paediatrics

Professional Career:

Melanie qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2013 from the University of Hertfordshire with a Physiotherapy BSc 1st Class Honours Degree.

Upon qualification Melanie started her career working for Basildon and Thurrock Hospital whilst completing her Junior rotations. She then moved to Southend Hospital where she was promoted to a Senior Physiotherapist specialising in stroke and neurological conditions including MS, traumatic brain injury and Spinal cord injury.

Melanie trained as a Pilates Instructor with the APPI and has completed her Matwork Level 2 Pilates course. Melanie is set to complete her advanced Level 3 Matwork course at the end of Summer 2016.

Melanie’s interests include running and has found Pilates has made a big difference to her running style and ability. Melanie completed the London Marathon last year and continues to compete in long distance running events.

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Vicki Tatton-Bennett BSc(Hons) MCSP MHCPC MAACP
Senior Chartered Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor

 

 

 

 

 

Specialist Areas:

  • Manual Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Pilates Matwork
  • Upper limb injuries

Professional Career:

Vicki qualified as a chartered physiotherapist in 2006 graduating from the University of Southampton with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree.

Vicki started her career in the NHS as a community paediatric physio specialising in neurological conditions before joining Spire Hartswood in 2007 as both an inpatient and outpatient physiotherapist. Here she was promoted to a senior clinician and has worked closely with upper limb consultants.

Vicki worked at Spire until 2016, when she joined WDC Physiotherapy and Sports Injury clinic.

During her time as a physio Vicki has also worked at two Essex based private physiotherapy clinics treating a wide range of patients and conditions.

Vicki has completed many postgraduate courses and has a special interest in the upper limb. Vicki has completed APPI Pilates matwork training and is also acupuncture trained. She enjoys combining her acupuncture skills with manual therapy and exercise to address pain issues whilst restoring normal movement and ultimately function.

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Jean McCloud
Finance Dept

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Kim Newman
Reception

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Sharon Salmon
Reception

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Daniel Shepherd
Reception

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