Our team

Our aim is to provide a friendly & professional service. We have a very experienced team of chartered physiotherapists, each with at least 5 years experience with a few of us having 30 years or more.
We are able to offer specialised clinics for musculoskeletal conditions, vestibular problems, women’s & men’s health and paediatrics.

All our physiotherapists are governed by a strict code of conduct and ethics. They are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC)

Vicky Baker

Practice Owner, MCSP HCPC AACP Chartered Physiotherapist

I qualified from the University of Hertfordshire in 2006 and pursued a career as a Physiotherapist within the NHS for 11 years. During this time, I gained experience in a number of specialities including Acute Neurology and Rehabilitation, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Respiratory and Musculoskeletal Outpatients.

I chose to specialise within Musculoskeletal Outpatients and now have more than 10 years of experience in this area. I thrive on the varied aspects of the speciality and management of both acute and chronic problems.

I joined Select Physio in 2014 and in 2017, left the NHS to pursue a flexible working career, allowing more time for my young family. Having trained in acupuncture in 2016, I now have an interest in the management of headaches and more recently in women’s hormonal changes, particularly symptoms of menopause.

In July 2021 I purchased Select Physio and will continue to work with our fabulous team to provide the same service as we have always done.

I’m a keen cyclist, enjoy yoga, gym-based exercise and just being outdoors!

Natalie Burke

MCSP HCPC Chartered Physiotherapist.

I qualified in 2003 from Coventry University and since graduating I have worked in the NHS across a broad range of specialities including Trauma and Orthopaedics, Women’s health, Rheumatology, Hydrotherapy and Musculoskeletal Outpatients.

I have specialised in Musculoskeletal Outpatients since 2007 and have gained further specialist training in hand therapy and assessment and treatment of Vestibular problems.

I have always had a keen interest in muscle balance having previously completed kinetic control training.  I have now taken this further by becoming an APPI Pilates trained instructor and enjoy teaching both 1:1 and groups.

I joined the team at Select Physio in 2018 and enjoy using the knowledge, skills and experience I have gained to assess and treat a wide variety of problems and conditions.

Outside of work I have an interest in a wide variety of sports and enjoy Yoga and Pilates.

Sue Bratton

MCSP HCPC Chartered Physiotherapist 

After qualifying in 1986, I worked at Kings College Hospital in London as a junior physiotherapist gaining general experience in many different areas of the profession, but right from the outset, I realised that my interests lay in orthopaedics and patients with  musculoskeletal conditions.

I then worked and travelled in Australia and the Far East before returning to London where I took up a post as a senior physio at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore. Here I was privileged to gain experience from world renowned surgeons and expert physiotherapists in some more unusual areas of orthopaedics such as bone tumours, scoliosis management, amputees, spinal injuries and chronic pain management.

After relocating to the Midlands in the 1990s I worked in a number of acute hospital, community and GP settings as a senior physiotherapist specialising in musculoskeletal outpatients.

I moved into private practice when Select Physio opened and have remained working here since that time. Concurrently, I qualified as a Pilates instructor in 2005 and have been teaching Physiotherapy led Pilates classes and individual sessions since that time.

I am passionate about the benefits of safe and appropriate exercise for all patients and clients alike and I particularly enjoy being able to use my skills to help patients with chronic pain to manage their symptoms.

Sam Powles

MCSP HCPC AACP Chartered Paediatric Physiotherapist 

I qualified from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2007 and after an initial rotational period within Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Foundation trust, followed a route to specialise in Paediatrics.

In 2010, I moved to work at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and developed a specialist interest in spasticity management, Cerebral Palsy and Neuro-rehab.

In 2013, I transitioned out to work within community Paediatrics across special schools, mainstream schools, child development centres and patient homes within Birmingham, assessing and treating children from neonates to 19 years old.

I work with a wide range of clients presenting with developmental delay, Cerebral Palsy, gait abnormalities, generalised movement difficulties and asymmetries to name a few and is highly experienced in promoting rehabilitation and movement through play.

  • Neurological Impairments e.g. Cerebral Palsy, brain abnormalities, spinal cord injuries
  • Gross Motor Delay
  • Pre and post SDR surgery
  • Gait abnormalities /concerns
  • Positional tallipes
  • Torticollis
  • Erb’s Palsy

Jackie Ware

MCSP HCPC Chartered Physiotherapist

I qualified from Coventry University in 1991 and worked in Dudley, Lincoln and Worksop before moving to Worcester in 1997. Since then, I have specialised in musculoskeletal outpatients treating a variety of of problems from back and neck injuries, to whiplash, sports injuries, posture and post-operation rehabilitation to name a few.

I have also maintained my knowledge in respiratory physiotherapy and inpatient hospital care, as well as working in the community with domiciliary visits. I have a specific interest in chronic pain and occupational health.

For the past 15 years I have been working exclusively in private practice treating various musculoskeletal problems including home visits for patients who find it difficult to attend clinic.

Sharon Brett

Office Manager

Val Warren

Receptionist

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