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.

Click on the team member to find out more.


Daniel 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dan’s voice is most likely to be the one that will greet you when you call us and he’s the one in charge – it might be Wendy’s name above the door here at WDC Physio, but it’s Dan who really runs the show!

Wendy chose Dan in the winter of 2016 to join the admin team at WDC, after working for many years in NHS physio departments. Dan’s sincerity and warmth have proved to be very popular with our clients and he is now the go to person for the all the other members of the WDC Team.

Dan loves dance and is a qualified contemporary dance teacher and teaches our Dance Fit class on a Friday morning.

 

Favourite place in the world: My Bed / in my new house & My Grandad Chair

Favourite food: Spag Bowl / Lamb Roast

Where do you like to go on Holiday?: Florida

Favourite TV show: Tru Calling / Buffy / Stranger Things

Favourite Film: Big trouble in little china / Beetlejuice / Object Of My Affection (Can’t choose)

Favourite Book: Fiction and Thrillers

What sports do you like to do?: Tennis

Sports you like to watch: Rugby

Hobbies: Dancing / Sleeping

What do you like to do in your spare time?: What spare time…. ? Haha, I like to play computer games and watch movies

 

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Wendy

 

 

 

 

 

W.D.C. was founded by Wendy in September 2006. Wendy has worked in both public and private sectors. 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 the club 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 WDC.

 

Favourite place in the world Home with my family

Favourite Food:Steak

Where do you like to go holiday: Anywhere hot

Favourite TV show: Strictly Come Dancing

Favourite film: The Blind Side, The Polar Express

Favourite book: Any Harry Potter

What sports you like to do?: Dancing (I know it’s not a true sport. I used to be a gymnast)

Sports you like to watch: Rugby Union, Athletics, Gymnastics, F1

Hobbies: Doing arts and crafts with my daughter

What you like to do in your spare time: Catching up with friends and family

Qualifications: MSc Physiotherapy, BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy

 

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Vicki 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Vicki is well loved by all the clients at clinic. Her physio and Pilates appointments are always full so be sure to get in quick if you want to see Vicki.

 

Favourite place in the world: The palm , Dubai

Favourite food: Mum’s Sunday roast

Where do you like to go on holiday?: Anywhere hot

Favourite TV show: Strictly Come Dancing and Crime dramas

Favourite book: Anything by Peter James

What sports do you like to do?: Zumba and pilates netball

Sports you like to watch: Athletic

Hobbies: Baking

What do you like to do in your spare time?: I don’t have spare time, I have two kids and a puppy!

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

 

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Aaron

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aaron started his career working in a Sports and Spinal Injury Clinic in Bolton. He moved on to working with professional football teams including Shrewsbury Town FC and Walsall FC who are in the same league as our very own Southend United.

Switching shaped balls for a different experience, Aaron has worked with the medical team at Wigan Warriors R.L.F.C who play top flight rugby league in the Super League here in the UK and are current World Club Challenge Cup Champions which is a competition where the title holders of Australian Rugby League play against the best in Europe.

So as you can see Aaron has helped professional athletes at the very top of their game so rest assured you will be happy knowing you are in safe hands with Aaron.

Aaron has completed many post-graduate courses including Kinesio Taping, Swedish Body & Sports Massage Qualifications, Immediate Care in Sport RFU pitch side qualification and APPI Pilates matwork courses.

Playing sport, football especially has always been a passion of Aaron’s and been a big part of his life. It even took him over to America on a soccer scholarship. He has also played semi-professionally for Alvechurch FC. This is not the end to Aaron’s sporting achievements as he is our own “running man” having completed a couple of marathons.

Aaron is well loved by the clients at the clinic and you will often finding him making a “brew” and having a joke with all who come in to the clinic as he loves to make people happy.

 

Favourite place in the world: Rome

Favourite Food: anything Mexican! 

Where do you like to go holiday: America

Favourite TV show: The Chase

Favourite film: The Blind Side

Favourite book: The Secret Footballer or various autobiographies

What sports you like to do?: Football & running events!

Sports you like to watch: Football, Boxing, F1, Tennis

Hobbies: Keeping myself active

What you like to do in your spare time: catching up with friends, go to the football (Aston Villa)

Qualifications: 1st Class Honours Degree in Sports Rehabilitation

 

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Melanie 

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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. Mel leads our Tuesday evening and Saturday morning classes and clients love the variety of Mel’s classes and the challenges she sets.

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.

Qualifications: BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy

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Alison

 

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Jean 

 

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Kim 

 

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