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.

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Wendy

 

 

 

 

 

W.D.C. was founded by Wendy 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. 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.

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Vicki 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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.

 

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Alastair 

 

 

 

 

 

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 

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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. 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.

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Jean 

 

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Kim 

 

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Sharon

 

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