About Activ Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic
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About Us

Our Sheffield, Doncaster and Derbyshire Physiotherapy Team

Activ Physiotherapy was established in June 2007 in Totley, Sheffield and gained a good reputation for providing excellent care with a high proportion of recommended referrals. In 2012 it merged with two other popular, successful practices, Bradway Physiotherapy clinic in Bradway, Sheffield and Hope Physiotherapy clinic in the Hope valley, Derbyshire. The merger helped Activ Physiotherapy provide a more flexible, diverse, affordable and specialised service to both clients and local communities in South Sheffield and Derbyshire. In 2015, a new clinic in Balby Doncaster was opened so Activ physiotherapy could offer their services to a new region. In 2016, the clinics in Totley and Hope each moved to new, larger premises with a second treatment room, more flexible hours and gym access (Totley) available. In 2017 a new larger clinic opened in Doncaster in the Woodfield Squash and leisure club providing gym rehabilitation and Pilates classes, as well as physiotherapy.

Our team have many years’ experience between them and are all chartered, state registered physiotherapists and are members of the Health and Care Professions Council. With our varied experience we can provide specialist services for musculoskeletal problems, sports injuries, acupuncture, women’s health therapy (including pre- and post-natal), Pilates classes, pain management advice, bike fitting assessments and golf screening. In addition, with our close links with Peveril Podiatry we also now offer specialist podiatry services and treatments for foot and ankle problems.

All clinics are easily accessible from other areas by car, bus or train and have parking available and disabled access. Clinic facilities also include all the latest technology in electrotherapy, changing facilities and gym access in Totley. Activ Physiotherapy is recognised by all major insurance companies, including BUPA, AXA and Westfield Health. It is open six days a week with evening appointments and home visits available.

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Meet The Team

Sheffield, Doncaster and Derbyshire Physiotherapists

Andy Okwera Activ Physiotherapy

Andrew Okwera

MCSP SRP

Director & Physiotherapist

Andrew qualified from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2000. He has worked at the Sheffield Royal Hallamshire Hospital and private BMI Thornbury Hospital and set up Activ Physiotherapy in 2007.

He has achieved qualifications in acupuncture, spinal manipulation and has gained a diploma in orthopaedic medicine from the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine. He has also received recognition for his professionalism by gaining an "NHS Award of Excellence" in the category of "Innovation in an area of service delivery". He completed his MSc in Advancing Physiotherapy in 2015 and plans to complete an injection therapy qualification in the near future.

Andrew’s specialist areas of interest include back and neck pain, management of osteoarthritis and sports injury management. He was lead physiotherapist for the Sheffield Steelers Ice Hockey Team for five years and worked with an international football academy based in Sheffield.

Andrew is a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society, the Health and Care Professionals Council and Physio First, the organisation for chartered physiotherapists in private practice. He is a keen sportsman and enjoys playing football, jogging and mountain biking. He also plays the guitar and loves comedies and days out walking in the Peak District with his family.

Clare Firth Activ Physiotherapy

Clare Firth

MCSP SRP

Director & Physiotherapist

Clare qualified from Salford University in 2000 with a first class honours degree in physiotherapy and worked at the Royal Hallamshire and Jessops Hospitals for 4 ½ years on qualifying. She has since worked in private practice, setting up Bradway Physiotherapy Clinic in 2007.

Clare is the lead physiotherapist for Activ@Work, providing occupational physiotherapy and ergonomics advice and performing workstation and risk assessments for engineering, manufacturing and packaging companies as well as the banking industry and Government organisations.

Clare`s other specialist areas include musculoskeletal and sports therapy, having worked with Sheffield Tigers Rugby Club for 4 years and physiotherapy for women`s health problems. Clare is a member of the Association of Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics, the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and PhysioFirst, the organisation for chartered physiotherapists in private practice.

Clare enjoys yoga, Pilates and going caravanning. She love’s spending time with her family and walks with her dog.

Georgina Hollinrake Activ Physiotherapy

Georgina Hollinrake

MCSP SRP

Director & Physiotherapist

Georgina qualified as a physiotherapist in 2000 from Huddersfield University. She then worked in the NHS spending several years working for York NHS trust. In 2005 she moved to work at the Nuffield Hospital in Chester managing the out-patient department as well as assisting in providing care for both orthopaedic in-patients and out-patients. In 2006 she made the move to private practice full time and took the position firstly as associate in a practice in Nantwich and latterly her own practice in the Hope Valley area named Hope Physiotherapy.

Georgina specialist interests are in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, acupuncture, and temporomandibular disorders. She is a key member of Activ@Work providing ergonomic education and workstation assessments.

Georgina is a member of the Association of Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics, the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and PhysioFirst, the organisation for chartered physiotherapists in private practice.Outside of work Georgina is kept busy with her 2 children enjoys walking out in the Peak District and Yoga. In her spare time she enjoys music, crochet and gardening.

Mike Murphy Activ Physiotherapy

Mike Murphy

 

Physiotherapist

Mike has been with the team for over 3 years and has a wealth of experience in musculoskeletal therapy and is qualified in acupuncture.

He is a fantastic communicator and has a wonderful rapport with his clients. He has a keen interest in sports injury management and experience dealing with high level athletes.

He is a keen sportsman and has played football at semi-professional level. He provides evening and weekend cover in the Bradway clinic.

Robert Mooney Activ Physiotherapy

Robert Mooney

 

Physiotherapist

Rob joined the team in 2014 and has developed a great reputation in musculoskeletal therapy. He is an experienced acupuncturist and provides cupping therapy as a treatment.

He has completed his diploma in Orthopaedic medicine and has experience providing sports injury management as club physiotherapist for Worksop Town Football Club and assistant at Notts County Football Club. Rob also has a keen interest in golf and is the lead physiotherapist in our Activ Golf Fit service.

Rob enjoys spending time with his family and playing football with his friends. He provides treatments in our Bradway and Totley clinics.

Kerry Lauder Activ Physiotherapy

Kerry Lauder

 

Physiotherapist

Kerry has been with Activ since 2014 and is responsible for Activ Pilates, antenatal and postnatal exercise classes. As well as her experience working with musculoskeletal patients she is qualified in acupuncture and consistently maintains a high level of professional development with research reviews and course attendance.

She is based in our Doncaster and Totley clinics, enjoys spending time with her 3 children and walking in the Peak District.

Jenny Willis Activ Physiotherapy

Jenny Willis

 

Physiotherapist

Jenny joined Activ in 2014 and is part of our successful Activ@Work occupational health service. She is a very experienced physiotherapist in musculoskeletal physiotherapy but chiefly in occupational health, which she has worked in for over 10 years. She has specialised in physiotherapy services in the retail and distribution sectors, as well as an Ergonomic Assessor for Access to Work and has completed a Masters in Health Ergonomics.

She is qualified in acupuncture and is also trained in the JEMS principles and methods of regaining and controlling functional movement. Jenny is a social person, the school governor at a local school, a trustee of The Barnabus Charitable Trust and a keen traveller with a recent trip to Antarctica under her belt.

Sudheesh Sidhardhan Activ Physiotherapy

Sudheesh Sidhardhan

 

Physiotherapist

Sid is an experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist and has worked many years in the NHS.

He has developed rehabilitation programmes and run exercise classes previously and is based in our Doncaster clinic.

He is a bubbly character and has a wonderful rapport with patients and staff alike.

Matthew Withycombe Activ Physiotherapy

Matthew Withycombe

 

Physiotherapist

Matt qualified in 1997and specialises in musculoskeletal conditions and sports injury management.

He gained valuable experience working in New Zealand and Australia and achieved a post graduate diploma in physiotherapy at Sheffield Hallam University.

He is keen sportsman with interests in running, adventure racing and triathlons and is responsible for our Activ Bike Fitting service. He is based in our Totley and Hope clinics.

Joshua Jones-Greyson Activ Physiotherapy

Joshua Jones-Greyson

 

Physiotherapist

Josh has experience working in private healthcare and with musculoskeletal conditions. He has a special interest in shoulder injury management and after a sporting knee injury in 2012 and lengthy rehabilitation programme he developed an interest in knee injury management.

Josh is a new addition to the team but has already developed a loyal client caseload. He works evenings and weekends in our Totley and Hope clinics. He has a keen interest in weight training and calisthenics, which helps with rehabilitating patients. He is a keen musician and enjoys being happy and loving life.