The Team

Introducing the WDC Better Health team


You’ll be in good hands with us at W.D.C. Our top priority is to keep you well.

Get to know us better by clicking on the names below to see who will be looking after you, whether it be on the phone, in our reception, treatment rooms, rehabilitation gym and Pilates studio:

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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Beth 

 

 

 

 

 

Beth is fast becoming a firm favourite with all the clients at clinic so be sure to get in quick if you want to see Beth.

Beth graduated from Brunel University in London with a degree in Physiotherapy. She started her career at Charing Cross Hospital in London, then moved on to specialise in Orthopaedics, Hydrotherapy and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at King Edward VII (our very own Queen of England Elizabeth II goes here as her go to hospital, funny how our own Elisabeth (Beth) has the same name as HRH the Queen).

Before joining the WDC family Beth worked as a Senior Physiotherapist at Springfield Hospital in Chelmsford where she added Paediatrics (treating children) to her speciality.

Beth has completed courses in Acupuncture,  APPI Pilates (including kids and teens), Taping, Paediatrics and Strength and Conditioning.

 

Favourite place in the world: The Lake District – one of my favourite memories is there

Favourite food: Thai green curry

Where do you like to go on holiday?: Anywhere and everywhere. I love to travel and try never to go to the same place twice

Favourite TV show: Currently Taskmaster, but I was a die hard Friends fan back in the day

Favourite film: I can’t choose just one, but my favourite chick flick is Clueless, and my favourite ‘serious’ film in Shawshank Redemption

Favourite book: I’m mildly obsessed with Harry Potter

What sports do you like to do?: I love swimming, and occasionally attempt running

Sports you like to watch: I am regularly forced to endure Spurs matches…but I would prefer to watch athletics or gymnastics

Hobbies: Yoga, swimming, house renovations and reading

What do you like to do in your spare time?: Any spare time I get is spent with my great family and friends!

Qualifications: 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: Athletics

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 is head of our Sports Injury department here at W.D.C. He 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 Rugby Football Union 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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Mandy 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Favourite place in the worldNew York, it was amazing and would love to go back! 

Favourite Food: pizza or pasta, any Italian 

Where do you like to go holiday: Brighton holds a special place to me, more mini breaks away and try to go as much as I can! 

Favourite TV show: Friends! Never gets old and is still just as funny now! 

Favourite film: Hard choice, not sure if i can pick just one, I’d say probably Hot Fuzz

Favourite book: Really enjoying books by Matt Haig at the moment. Or Gone Girl

What sports you like to do?: I try to get to the gym as much as I can. 

Sports you like to watch: Love Wimbledon, me and my mum watch it every year. Loved the winter Olympics this year too! 

Hobbies: I love to bake, I really enjoy interior and home design and have my own home instagram account. I also like upcylcling furniture. 

What you like to do in your spare time: I enjoy catching up with friends and family, living right by the sea i enjoy long walks too.

 

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Alison 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Favourite place in the world: Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World

Favourite Food: Indian and Italian

Where do you like to go holiday: America, absolutely love America

Favourite TV show: Dallas (Original Version)

Favourite film: White Christmas

Favourite book: The David Raker Series

What sports you like to do?: I like playing team sports like Rounders and Badminton

Sports you like to watch: I have always loved watching Ice Skating & Gymnastics

Hobbies: Making cards, reading, watching my favourite TV shows and films and going to shows.

What you like to do in your spare time: I love watching old movies especially MGM musicals. I’m a real fan of the 70’s and enjoy watching favourites like Dallas, Charlie’s Angels and The Bionic Woman. Listening to music and making cards. 

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Jean 

Favourite place in the world: Anywhere by the sea

Favourite Food: Italian

Where do you like to go holiday: Anywhere in the UK

Favourite TV show: Holby City & Casualty

Favourite film: The Blind Side

Favourite book: Anything by Barbara Erskine

What sports you like to do?: Bowls and the rest I’m too old for haha

Sports you like to watch: Gymnastics, Athletics, Rugby Union, Snooker and Bowls

Hobbies: Gardening, walking (generally any exercise)

What you like to do in your spare time: Gardening, magazine quizzes, knitting, cross-stitch

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