Our Physios


 

Sharon GreeneSharon 2016

Sharon is a Senior Physiotherapist who qualified at the Middlesex Hospital, London, in 1985. She has worked in both the public and private sector and has specialist interests in sports medicine, knee rehab and acupuncture.

Sharon was an honorary physiotherapist at the Student Games and has treated elite & international athletes and professional teams. Valuable experience was also gained working as the physiotherapist for a semi-professional football team. This has given her broad experience in sports injuries and a strong manual therapy background in order to treat complex chronic musculoskeletal problems. In 1996 Sharon qualified to use acupuncture and uses this treatment regularly.

 

Diana SellerDiana 2016

Diana did her physiotherapy training in The Middlesex Hospital in London, qualifying in 1970, and has worked for the NHS in most of the local hospitals, before deciding to specialise in private musculoskeletal physio. She has worked at Knebworth Physio Clinic for almost 30 years both when it was in Knebworth, and at its current location of Bragbury End in Stevenage.

Diana works two days a week, treating musculoskeletal patients on a Tuesday and carrying out domiciliary visits on a Wednesday. She takes one of the two keep fit exercise classes for the over-60s that the clinic runs weekly in the local community centre.

Outside of physio Diana enjoys spending time with her family including six grandchildren, walking her working cocker spaniel, singing in The Hertfordshire Chorus, reading, knitting and doing voluntary work.

 

Gloudien OlivierGloudien 2016

Gloudien qualified as a physiotherapist in 1999. She has had an interest in the physiotherapy management of musculoskeletal injuries since she started working. Over the years she has worked closely with orthopaedic consultants, providing physiotherapy treatment and advice to enhance patient recovery.

Gloudien moved from South Africa to the UK in 2002 and worked at the QE2 hospital in Welwyn as a senior physiotherapist in the out-patient department. Since 2005 Gloudien has been working in private physiotherapy practice. Here she has gained valuable experience in treating sports injuries and musculoskeletal conditions.

She has a special interest in treating back problems and sport injuries and finds her medical acupuncture a great asset. Aside from her hands on treatment, Gloudien feels getting to the root of the problem and giving sound advice is an equally important aspect of the treatment so that the patient and the physiotherapist can work together to alleviate symptoms.

 

Karla GardnerKarla 2016

 

Karla qualified as a physiotherapist from Coventry University in 2006, before completing a Masters degree there in 2013.  She has a wealth of experience both within the NHS and the private sector; her competencies include musculoskeletal, neurological and orthopaedic physiotherapy, as well as treating sports injuries and teaching Pilates.  Karla has also worked as a physiotherapist at the London Marathon and Old Coventrians Rugby Club.

As a qualified Pilates instructor, Karla is responsible for the Pilates classes run by Knebworth Physiotherapy Clinic.  Pilates helps improve your core strength, which can prevent or reduce the recurrence of back pain.  It is also valuable to improve your postural awareness.

Karla is a very sociable and active person and enjoys going to the gym and other exercises classes, helping to ensure her own personal fitness.  She also enjoys spending time with her partner, their daughter and her family.

 

Charlie HumberCharlie 2016

Charlie qualified as a physiotherapist in 2005 from Brunel University, having previously gained a degree in Sports and Exercise Science in 2002 from Sheffield Hallam University.  Since qualifying she has gained a wide range of physiotherapy experience in both the NHS and the private sector.  Currently, Charlie is working in private practice and specialises in treating patients with musculoskeletal problems and sports injuries.  She has previously worked with elite sports teams and individuals as well as recreational athletes, therefore understanding the demands at both ends of the spectrum.

Charlie is a keen hockey player and has been an integral member of Letchworth Ladies 1st XI for many years, including a stint as captain, and has played at county level.  Being an active participant in sport, Charlie understands the value of being in ‘tip top’ physical condition, and how physiotherapy can help people return to sport following injury.  Charlie also enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.