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Tanya Jewell

BSc Hons Physiotherapy, MCSP, BMAS HCPC registered.

Tanya qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2009. After completing her core rotations Tanya took a senior post at Colchester General hospital specialising in Women’s and Men’s health and musculoskeletal conditions.

Tanya continues to study extensively with expert Physiotherapists and consultants from around the world. Tanya has a special interest in Women’s Health, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Chronic Pain, Hypermobility Syndrome and Ante and Post natal rehabilitation. Tanya has been working with men struggling urinary incontinence after radical prostatectomy, she has also worked hard to pioneer an exercise class that integrates Sam Head’s Pilates research and functional exercise to promote return to work or hobbies. As a qualified acupuncturist and Pilates instructor Tanya continues to be at the cutting edge of her field pioneering treatments on the NHS into over active bladder disorders and urinary and faecal incontinence in men and women.

Tanya is passionate about her work and provides a professional yet sensitive approach to treating each individual patient.

Tanya is married with two adult children.  She enjoys an active lifestyle but loves to relax on long walks with her family and Labradoodle.  Tanya is a registered physiotherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council, a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and a member of the Brittsh Medical Acupuncture Society

Sam Head

Msc Physiotherapy, MCSP, POGP, HCPC registered

Sam graduated as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2006 with an MSc in Physiotherapy from Essex University. Sam initially worked as a junior physiotherapist at Colchester General Hospital and quickly progressed to a senior post specialising in Women’s and Men’s health.  Sam now treats a whole range of conditions in her specialist field including pelvic pain, pre and post-natal conditions, incontinence, and pelvic floor dysfunctions to name but a few.

Alongside her specialist work with patients in the Women’s and Men’s health field Sam is also a clinical Pilates instructor which has lead onto her pioneering research into the effect of Physiotherapy and Pilates on urinary incontinence, in collaboration with the university of Essex.

As well as being one of the leading lights in the her field Sam also boasts a string of other health related qualifications including an MSC in sports science and post graduate certificates in health and nutrition. In addition to her clinical responsibilities Sam holds the position of honorary lecturer within the school of health and human sciences at Essex University.

Outside of her professional responsibilities Sam likes to keep fit and healthy and was  a former British aerobics champion. Sam is a registered physiotherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council, a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and a member of the Pelvic Organ and Gynaecological Physiotherapy association (POGP) and Register of Exercise Professionals.

Elle Paxman

BSc Hons Physiotherapy, MCSP, POGP, Acupuncture, HCPC Registered

Elle qualified as a Chartered and State Registered Physiotherapist in 2004.  After completing all core rotations in the hospital setting she accepted a senior post in Musculoskeletal Outpatients at Colchester General Hospital in 2008.  She then went on to specialise in pelvic girdle pain, one sided pain and obstetrics.  In 2013 she became Clinical Lead for the Department and is currently still in post.

Elle continues to work with many specialist staff within the Obstetric field and maintains her competency through attending relevant specialist courses.  She also runs clinics alongside the Obstetric Consultants and Midwives to ensure a multidisciplinary approach is available to all women.  In the private setting (Pro Pelvis) Elle sees patients with one sided pain, unexplained pain, ante and post-natal ladies, hypermobility and is qualified in acupuncture, Pilates and Hydrotherapy.

Elle is a member of the Pelvic Organ and Gynaecological Physiotherapy Association and completed her acupuncture training with Alied.  She has also recently attended the Diane Lee Abdominal Wall Course to further her skills in post-natal care.

Elle is very conscientious about her work and her vision is to provide her patients with a timely, highly professional, specialised service in a caring and compassionate manner.  She aims to promote independence, function and performance, making a difference to what matters most to her patient’s lives.

In her spare time Elle is a very active person and loves playing sport, she played ice hockey for years and continues to ice skate, dance and walk her Cocker Spaniel.  She enjoys spending time with her family and likes new challenges.