Meet our team of friendly, qualified physiotherapists and hydrotherapists.
Our friendly team of chartered physiotherapists is qualified to treat of range of conditions. Our physiotherapists work hand-in-hand to ensure you receive the best possible care on your road to fitness.
Outpatients' Therapy Team
Ed Carroll, musculoskeletal physiotherapist
Role – Senior physiotherapist treating individuals with musculoskeletal conditions in the rehab gym and hydrotherapy pool. Ed can also be found teaching the Free from Falls class.
Qualifications - Graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2009 with a degree in physiotherapy.
Recent training – A ‘Running Repairs’ course which has provided Ed with greater skills to work with rehabilitating runners. Ed has recently become acupuncture trained.
Career - Worked in the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester followed by ten months working in Australia. Prior to working at Holy Cross, Ed operated from a number of GP surgeries in Farnham, Fleet and Aldershot.
Personal - Born on the west coast of Ireland and moved to England in 2010. Ed lives in Haslemere with his wife and son and in his spare time he enjoys playing golf, rugby and surfing.
What Ed likes about working at The Physiotherapy Centre – “The gym offers plenty of space for rehabilitation and the pool is great for those who are not able to manage land-based therapy.”
Jenny Deeming, musculoskeletal physiotherapist
Role – Musculoskeletal physiotherapist working mainly in the rehab gym.
Qualifications - Graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2004 with a BSc Physiotherapy degree. Jenny has since completed a year’s post graduate Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) level training in musculoskeletal physiotherapy.
Career – After graduation, Jenny worked for large NHS teaching hospitals in London before moving to the private sector. She has worked in orthopaedics treating joint replacements and trauma patients as well as musculoskeletal conditions.
Areas of expertise - Having previously been a dance teacher, Jenny particularly enjoys teaching classes. She has taught specific lower limb and spinal groups and is a qualified ante and post-natal core stability instructor.
Jenny practises acupuncture for pain relief, and has found this to be extremely effective alongside physiotherapy intervention.
What Jenny likes about working at The Physiotherapy Centre – “It's great to see people reaching their full potential and achieving their goals, with a little help from their physio along the way!”
Jo Hounsome, team leader and senior musculoskeletal physiotherapist
Role – Team leader and senior physiotherapist treating musculoskeletal conditions, both in the rehab gym and in the hydrotherapy pool.
Qualifications – Graduated from Keele University in 1999, with a BSc (hons) degree in physiotherapy. Currently undertaking a post graduate certificate in ergonomics, human factors at the University of Nottingham.
Career – Jo has spent the majority of her career working in the Midlands, until relocating back to her home town of Petersfield two years ago. She worked in NHS hospitals and GP practices for several years before moving into the private sector 13 years ago.
Areas of expertise – Jo is a keen hockey player and has worked with regional level hockey clubs, managing player’s injuries and rehabilitating them back to competition. She is trained in acupuncture for pain relief and has also completed her Pilates foundation level training.
What Jo likes about working at The Physiotherapy Centre – “The facilities offered here are fantastic, and patients are never made to feel like just a number. Their well-being is the primary concern here at The Physiotherapy Centre.”
Manuela Maxwell, hydrotherapist and sports rehabilitator
Role – Manuela is a hydrotherapist and is part of the physiotherapy team.
Qualifications – Studied in South Africa and obtained a degree in human movement science and a post graduate degree in biokinetics.
Recent training – Manuela has completed courses in hydrotherapy, including Halliwick and a running repairs course.
Career – Manuela’s biokinetics career started at a rehabilitation and exercise clinic in South Africa. After moving to England in 2003, she worked for a small health club in Frensham developing exercise programmes for clients. In 2005 she began work in a spinal rehabilitation hospital as a hydrotherapist. She gained a wealth of knowledge in hydrotherapy and neuro rehabilitation, which she has been able to apply since joining The Physiotherapy Centre in 2011.
Personal – Manuela lives in Farnham with her husband and their daughter. She is a very keen triathlete and takes every opportunity to continue with the joy she gets out of training and competing. Whatever it may be, she understands what it takes to achieve a goal and feels this adds to her ability to help others do the same.
What Manuela likes about working at The Physiotherapy Centre – “I love my job, as it’s a wonderful environment where, as a therapist, I feel the patients are given a high standard of treatment. From the beginning to the end of treatment, every member of the team gives outstanding care. I am enthusiastic about helping people regain mobility, a sense of achievement and well-being.”
Neuro Physiotherapy Team
Vijayalakshmi (Viji) Arumugam, physiotherapy team leader (Neurology)
Qualifications: Graduated from Chennai, India in 2001 with a BSc physiotherapy degree. Viji also gained an MSc in Neuro-rehabilitation in 2004 from Brunel University in London. She has completed a M-level injection therapy for health professionals module (Botulinum Toxin Injection therapy), Plymouth University, May 2013 – January 2014.
Career: After graduation, Viji worked in India before moving to the UK. In the UK, Viji worked in the NHS before moving to the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN) in Putney where she worked for nearly 10 years. She has experience of teaching a ‘Splinting in Neurology’ course while working at the RHN.
Areas of expertise: Neuro-rehabilitation, complex neuro-disability, neuro-behavioural rehabilitation, injection therapy (Botulinum toxin injection therapy), splinting in neurology and experience of publication.
What Viji likes about working at The Physiotherapy Centre
“Both the hospital and The Physiotherapy Centre offer amazing facilities for our in-patients and out-patients including the hydrotherapy pool. There's also an opportunity for learning, research and development. It’s great for me to be able to utilise my knowledge and skills to help patients with various neurological conditions to improve their function, independence and to maximise their potential as well as enabling them to lead a more comfortable life. There is always a strong emphasis on providing a high standard of care to our patients and a drive towards more research to improve current practice.”
Raymundo Milay, neuro physiotherapist
Role – Senior Physiotherapist specialising in neurological rehabilitation.
Qualifications - Qualified as a physiotherapist in the Philippines in 1998.
Area of expertise – Raymundo has extensive experience and specialist qualifications in areas that include the Bobath concept, balance rehabilitation and various hydrotherapy techniques. His practical and technical nature has made him proficient at prescribing and making orthotic devices and splints.
Personal – In his spare time, Raymundo enjoys tinkering with computers and even building his own!
What Raymundo likes about working at The Physiotherapy Centre – “Being able to apply my knowledge to facilitate/improve function in people with neurological conditions such as acquired brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury or motor neurone disease so they can live an easier and more comfortable life.”
Working at The Physiotherapy Centre
If you are interested in working at The Physiotherapy Centre, please see Holy Cross Hospital's website, which is where we advertise any vacancies.