Physiotherapy at Physiotherapy2fit is located in Medway (Rainham, Chatham and Roko Gillingham), Sittingbourne (Gadby Road) and Maidstone (Blackthorn Medical Centre and The Vine Medical Centre).
We specialise in helping recovery from and management of injuries, conditions and disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.
We take a practical approach to your individual situation. Our physiotherapy experts help with an initial one-to-one assessment to understand the nature of the challenge we face together. We follow this with a combination of hands-on physiotherapy treatment and exercise rehabilitation designed to help set, and create focus on, realistic goals.
Typical conditions we help treat:
- Back and neck pain
- Muscle and tendon injuries
- Joint and ligament sprains and strains
- Rehabilitation following fractures and orthopaedic surgery
- Rheumatological conditions
- Nerve pain such as Sciatica
- Incontinence problems
Our physiotherapists work with you so we can help with short term benefit as well as longer term rehabilitation.
Sarah Booker (Director and Chartered Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist)
Sarah is a Chartered Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Musculoskeletal Outpatients and Rheumatology. She founded Physiotherapy2fit in 2011 with the vision to provide Highly Specialised Physiotherapy tailored to individual needs within a timely manner. Sarah has worked closely with her team to develop the services that are offered at Physiotherapy2fit. She ensures all of the Physiotherapy2Fit team have a strong background of experience equipping them to treat any musculoskeletal problem.
After completing her BSc (hons) in Physiotherapy in 2004 from the University of Hertfordshire Sarah moved North to Derby. She worked in the NHS completing rotations in Paediatrics, Cardiorespiratory, Orthopaedics, Musculoskeletal Outpatients and Neurology before beginning to specialise in Musculoskeletal Outpatients and Rheumatology.
Complementing her NHS service Sarah also worked part time for Derby County Ladies Football Team. Initially she provided treatment for the academy teams, working her way up to Senior Club Physio. This involved providing care for the first team and training club coaches to provide an injury prevention programme. She also performed biomechanic analyses of players’ technique.
As well as working in the NHS Sarah was a volunteer in the Territorial Army for 4 years. Sarah completed her officer training and was promoted to Lieutenant in 212 Field Hospital after 1 year’s service but resigned following the birth of her second daughter and relocating to Kent. Sarah maintained her competency in Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy throughout this time in case of deployment.
On moving to Kent Sarah was employed as a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Musculoskeletal Outpatients and Rheumatology at Medway Hospital. She continued in this role treating complex outpatients and supporting more junior staff members for 3 years prior to founding Physiotherapy2Fit.
In 2012 Sarah was one of the Physiotherapists for the taekwondo discipline at the London 2012 olympics and appeared on the BBC as the Lead Physio for the Afghanistan Bronze medalist Rohullah Nikpai.
Sarah has maintained a keen interest in Sport Physiotherapy but her skills are diverse. She is trained in Acupuncture, Orthopaedic Physiotherapy, Massage, Manual Therapy and Manipulation, Ergonomic Assessments, Rheumatological Assessments and Treatments, Pilates Assessments and 1:1 Tuition and Paediatric Musculoskeletal Therapy.
Sarah’s main interest in physiotherapy is biomechanics assessments and she works closely with several local running and triathlete clubs providing treatment of injury but also technique and biomechanic assessments.
Sarah is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists http://www.csp.org.uk/ , Physio First http://www.physiofirst.org.uk , the Acupuncture Association for Physiotherapists http://www.aacp.org.uk/ and The Australian Physiotherapist and Pilates Institute http://www.ausphysio.com/ and The British Medical Acupuncture Society www.medical-acupuncture.co.uk.
Julie Rockingham (Practice Manager)
Julie started working for P2F in August 2017 as the Practice Manager.
Julie is currently acting Practice Manager for P2F, and is based at Gadby Road Clinic 3 days a week, Julie manages the Admin team at P2F.
Julie previously worked as a Practice Manager in a GP surgery for 10 years.
Sue Hall (Chartered Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist)
Sue is a Chartered Clinicial Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist that qualified from The Middlesex Hospital School of Physiotherapy in 1987. From here she moved to the Birmingham General Hospital where she gained rotational experience in orthopaedics, cardio respiratory, neurology, paediatrics, general surgery and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. During this time she achieved a Senior 1 clinical post in cardio respiratory and intensive care with responsibility for the teaching of junior grades and students. Following this Sue decided to pursue her interest in musculoskeletal conditions gaining extensive experience in sports injuries and orthopaedic outpatients working closely with orthopaedic specialist knee and hand surgeons.
Following her relocation to Kent in 1991 Sue became the Senior 1 clinician for Rheumatology inpatients and outpatients and medical inpatients at St Batholomews’ Hospital, Rochester. She remained in this post for 3 years before returning to her first love of musculoskeletal outpatients.
Sue has also completed post graduate training in Cyriax techniques, McKenzie techniques, Acupuncture and Pilates.
Sue has over 20 years experience in patient management with the assessment and treatment of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. With her vast experience she provides a strong support network for her peers at Physiotherapy2Fit as well as exceptional assessment and treatment techniques for her patients. She is an extremely valued member of the team.
Colin Waldock (Chartered Extended Scope Physiotherapist)
Colin qualified from Kings College Hospital in 1985. He has over 25 years of experience of treating musculoskeletal conditions with the whole variety of physiotherapy approaches including acupuncture, obtaining the precursor to the current MSc the AACP Diploma in 1997.
Keen on stretching himself he studied and obtained an Open University degree in 2004.
Colin has studied and practiced a range of musculoskeletal physiotherapy approaches including manual therapies (Maitlands, Combined Movements and Grade V Manipulation); neuro-orthopaedic examination and treatment; soft tissue treatments including muscle energy techniques and clinical acupressure; exercise management of both acute and chronic soft tissue dysfunction. He is fully versed in a range of electrotherapeutic management options, including the use of electro-acupuncture.
He has experience of advanced Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal examination and is IRMER (interpretation of medical imaging – MRI and X-ray) trained with experience of referring for MRI and X-ray, and interpreting blood test results within the MSK Scope of Practice.
He qualified as a supplementary prescriber in 2006 whilst also training under the auspices of a GP in injection techniques. In 2014 He was successful in obtaining Independent Prescribing status, and has successfully treated patients with both acute and chronic MSK Pain.
Colin obtained his Masters Degree in Research Methods in 2009. He is a member of BMAS, and has run acupuncture training programmes for colleagues.
Colin is currently an Associate Lecturer for the University of Kent’s Medway School of Pharmacy, which is the main local provider for training of non medical prescribing for Nurses, Pharmacists and AHPs, and is involved in clinical skills training.
Colin is on the reviewer team for the Journal of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, and Arthritis Research UK.
Jonathan Poulteney (Sports Therapist)
Murat Bozdag - Podiatrist
Murat has graduated from University of East London with a degree BSc in Podiatric Medicine and also has completed postgraduate diploma in Principles of Podiatric Surgery (PGDip).
He has years of experience in both NHS and private practice, in his NHS role Murat continuously treats complex pathologies of the feet and the lower limb. He has extensive specialist knowledge and experience in bio-mechanics, diabetic wound care, electros-surgery, and nail surgery as well routine foot care. Murat has also been trained in injection therapies to help treat conditions of the lower limb such as painful plantar fasciitis. Murat was involved in organising a numbers of courses and learning events for other health professional and Podiatrist, especially in the field of bio-mechanics and Diabetic foot. He is a strong believer of Continuous Professional Development to keep up to date with current Podiatric Practice. He is registered with Health and Care Professions Council and a member of The Society of Chiropodist and Podiatrists.
Binal Jain (Physiotherapist)
Ash Nimonkar (Physiotherapist)
Ashish is HCPC registered physiotherapist and has special interest in ‘Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy’. Ashish has completed his bachelor of physiotherapy from India in 2006 and worked in renowned multispeciality hospital in India including Apollo hospital groups and Indian red cross society . He also had an opportunity to work in ‘shoulder specialist’ clinic in India where he worked closely with shoulder surgeon. He has special interest in treating Musculoskeletal conditions hence decided to pursue post graduate education in physiotherapy. Ashish completed his ‘Master of science’ degree in physiotherapy from Sheffield Hallam University in 2012 with specialization in ‘musculoskeletal physiotherapy’. He has been working exclusively as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist in NHS and private sector since 2012.
He always tries to keep his knowledge updated to provide evidence based physiotherapy and hence completed his courses in ‘manual therapy concepts’ ‘acupuncture’, ‘taping’ etc. He is also member of special interest group of musculoskeletal physiotherapists in NHS. He is a member of chartered society of Physiotherapist and Indian association of physiotherapist.
Carol Waldock (Physiotherapist)
Carol qualified from King’s College Hospital as a Chartered physiotherapist in 1983. In 2013 she obtained a Masters Degree in Applied Professions Physiotherapy, including the Hypermobility Syndromes and Fibromyalgia Syndrome. She had previously completed a Graduate Certificate in Rheumatology Practice at Brighton University. Carol was trained in acupuncture by the AACP and is now a member of BMAS. She also completed a certificate in leadership and management.
Her experience in rheumatology led to an interest in supporting people with long term musculoskeletal problems and chronic pain. She has recently completed a course on pain coaching.
Joanna Simanarain (Technical Instructor)
Lewis Date (Physiotherapist)
Lewis joined Physiotherapy2Fit in September 2018.
He graduated from Brunel University with a first class degree in Physiotherapy BSc (Hons) in 2017. Upon graduating, he began work at The Horder Centre in East Sussex, focussing on inpatient rehabilitation post-orthopaedic surgery and specialising in total joint replacements.
Since graduating Lewis has also undertaken the BMAS foundation course in acupuncture, widening his treatment options and further improving his skills.
Charlotte Knight (Physiotherapist)
Charlie is one of our newest physios to join the team, having joined us in June 2019 on a 6 month rotation musculoskeletal placement from Medway Hospital.
Charlie studied physiotherapy at Brighton University. Upon graduating she began working at Medway hospital on a rotational basis to gain experience she has to spent 4 months with the front door team (a+e and short stay wards) and Intensive care and surgical wards before rotating to us Physiotherapy2fit. In the last year she has become a first aider and a pitchside first aider and have volunteered at Maidstone Rugby club this last season.
Michelle is also one of our newest physios to join the team, having joined us in June 2019.
Michelle is a clinical specialist physiotherapist specialising in musculoskeletal outpatients and with a keen interest in sports and respiratory physiotherapy. She is also a critical care and trauma nurse specialist.
After completing A levels, she joined the Royal Navy as a student nurse and completed her Bachelor of Nursing (BN) at Portsmouth University. After rotation training in orthopaedics, paediatrics and theatres, she decided to specialise in the areas of trauma and critical care. Due to this area of expertise, Michelle was deployed multiple times on active service to Iraq and Afghanistan, working in field hospitals and completing Aeromedical duties and and spent 6 months teaching and relaying her skills to the American Navy on board the USS Comfort.
After 10 years service, Michelle continued to work as an NHS ward sister on Intensive Care and then with the Bupa team as a Senior Sister in critical care peadiatics. Due to her love of sports and wanting to take on a new challenge, Michelle decided to expand her training and completed a pre-registration, post graduate Masters degree at the University of Essex.
On qualifying as a Physiotherapist, she immediately specilalised in musculoskelteal outpatients and as well as her full time role of treating complex NHS and private patients, was offered the role of working as Diss Rugby Club 1st team for two seasons, which involved running clinics , pitch side trauma and supporting and teaching junior members of the rehabilitation team.
Since recently moving back to Kent, Michelle has continued to work in the outpatient setting and specifically enjoys rehabilitation, being involved with teaching and training junior members of staff and has a keen interest in treating knee and back pain and chronic pain syndromes.
Caitlin True (Finance Assistant)
Caitlin joined us in July 2016 as a full-time apprentice, in 2017 Caitlin successfully completed her Level 2 Business and Administration NVQ, her current role is now our Finance Assistant.
Caitlin has extensive knowledge across the whole of the admin team.
Before joining us, Caitlin left secondary school in June 2015 and then went on to successfully study a one year course on Business at Mid Kent College.
Caitlin enjoys looking after her horse and participating in horse competitions.
Amy Miller (Head Receptionist)
Amy joined us in September 2015 as a full-time apprentice, in 2016 Amy completed her Level 2 Business and Administration NVQ.
Amy is our Head Receptionist and oversees all patient related Administration duties including patient reports and SARs Requests, Amy has excellent knowledge within the operations side of our admin team and works closely along side Ali and the reception staff members.
Amy’s hobbies include skiing, ice skating, travelling abroad and socialising with her friends.
Matthew Cavanagh (Admin Apprentice)
Matthew joined P2F in September 2017 and works full-time, 2 days at our Rainham Clinic and 3 days at Gadby Road Clinic.
Matthew completed his Business NVQ Qualification Level 2 in December 2018.
Matthew’s main duties are within the back office completing reports and general admin tasks.
Outside of work his hobbies are walking, going to the gym and reading.
Paige King (Admin Apprentice)
Paige joined our Admin Team at P2F in August 2018.
Paige is studying for a Business Diploma Qualification.