Our Fabulous Team

Lucy Walmsley


Lucy qualified from St Mary’s Hospital, London in 1994. Having worked in NHS hospitals, both a large London teaching hospital, and a local district general, she then went on to complete a Masters Degree in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Lucy worked for some time in professional sports settings including Gloucester Rugby Club and with UK Athletics. As well as being expert in the management of sports injuries, Lucy has also specialised in the management of spinal and pelvic problems, including those associated with pregnancy. She lectured nationally to fellow health professionals on the subject of pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain, and sees patients from throughout the UK with this condition.

Lucy is a competitive distance runner, and has represented both her County and the Midlands area. She represented Great Britain for her age group in standard distance Triathlon, placed 6th at consecutive World Championships, and was the top ranked triathlete for her age group nationally. 
Having had some time out having children she was fortunate to be able to train for and compete in Ironman distance triathlons and qualified for the world champs in Kona.

Kate Krzywiec


Kate qualified from Coventry University in 1999. After working in the NHS for 3 years, she specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and sports injuries treating many elite runners, triathletes, eventers and dressage riders and providing physiotherapy cover to the local rugby team. Kate completed a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy from Cardiff University in May 2011 and was awarded silver accreditation from The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine (ACPSEM) in January 2014. She is registered with The AACP and is qualified to practise acupuncture for pain relief. Kate has recently gained an Advanced Clinical Diploma in Integrated Myofascial Therapy and is now able to offer treatments in Myofascial Release.

Kate was instrumental in the development of Oaksey House, The Injured Jockeys Rehabilitation centre which opened in April 2009 and where she worked for 7 years before child care commitments took priority and she settled in private practice locally at Stow Physio and The Breakspeare Clinic. Kate has been a member of The Jockeys Injury Management Team since 2005 covering a number of racecourses across the midlands including Cheltenham. 

Outside of physiotherapy, Kate is a keen competitive distance runner competing over a variety of distances up to marathon. The rest of her spare time is spent looking after her 2 girls and ponies and supporting them in their various hobbies ranging from ballet, riding, triathlon and running.

Amy Hayman-Joyce


Amy completed her first degree in Anatomical Science graduating from Bristol University in 2002. Following on from this she went to Kings College London and completed her MSc in Physiotherapy qualifying in 2004. Amy worked in the NHS in London specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy before moving back to Gloucestershire and has been at Stow Physiotherapy since April 2016.

Her interests include Manual Therapy, Acupuncture, Pilates, and Rehabilitation. Amy also teaches Reformer Pilates 1:1 sessions.

Amy is a keen horsewoman and especially enjoys Eventing and Team Chasing her horse. She has two pony mad daughters who also love competing, so life is not quiet!

Claire Harrison

Soft Tissue & Remedial Massage Level 4

Claire offers soft tissue, remedial massage, and sports massage. She works with individuals from all backgrounds using a range of soft tissue and remedial massage techniques. Claire also assists people in their own homes with rehab after initial consultation with a Physio.

Claire's personal passion is running, and she is a UKA running coach. Her favourite distance is the marathon. In both May 2017 and 2021 Claire completed the Brathay 10 Marathons in 10 Days event and she is regularly looking for new sporting challenges.

Kathryn Kent

BSc Hons

Kathryn began her Massage and Pilates career in 2011 following a knee injury. Firstly, qualifying as a Body Massage Therapist, then developing further certification as an Equine Sports Massage Therapist and then Human Sports and Remedial Massage, Pregnancy Massage and Kinesio Taping. Kathryn is also a certified APPI (Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute) Pilates Instructor. Teaching Pilates Matwork from beginners to advanced as well as Ante and Post Natal. Kathryn has been working alongside Stow Physiotherapists since July 2015.

A very keen sports woman, with particular interest in horse riding; competing in equine competitions, as a member of British Eventing and has trained and ridden a winning point to point racehorse. Kathryn is also a keen cyclist, has competed in half marathons and Sprint distance Triathlons, enjoys hockey and skiing.

She is now kept busy looking after her 2 small children and a dog!

Vivien Baxter


Vivien studied her 4 year undergraduate physiotherapy degree at Otago University, New Zealand qualifying in 1995 and completed her postgraduate Physiotherapy Manual Therapy qualification at the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. She won the Ian Searle Shield Award for top student of the year in Master of Health Science in 1999 before moving to London where she spent the majority of her career working in Harley Street and The City. Vivien treats a wide variety of conditions with a specialty in back pain.

Vivien treats a wide variety of conditions with a speciality in back & neck pain.

Laura Aitken

PgDip BSc Hons MCSP

Laura qualified from University of East London in 2000 and returned home to Gloucestershire to work in the NHS where she gained experience in a variety of areas of Physiotherapy and then specialised in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. She is an expert in rehabilitation and has a wealth of experience helping people regain activity levels following injury or surgery

Laura joined the team at Stow Physio in June 2021 and is also a Veterinary Physiotherapist working with horses and dogs across Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire.

Outside of work, Laura is a keen horsewoman with a passion for dressage and is kept busy with her two horses and a dog!

Sangeeta Bharakhada

BSc Hons MRCPod

Footwise provides a professional podiatry and chiropody service in the heart of Bourton-on-the-water, Cotswolds.

We're proud to offer a range of chiropody and podiatry services, including nail surgery, biomechanical analysis, cryosurgery and palliative care. We also provide home visits for those unable to attend the clinic and inhouse training to local businesses.

Sangeeta has over 25 years experience in both the NHS and private clinical settings and ran biomechanical and gait analysis clinics at Spire Little Aston Hospital. Sangeeta qualified in 1996 with a BSc (Hons) at the Northampton School of Podiatry - affiliated with the university of Leicester

Our aim is to get you moving freely, in the correct way.


Unit 4, Hawthorn Court,
Bourton Industrial Estate
GL54 2HQ

01451 822660