Meet our team

Our team

Clare Manion
Chartered Physiotherapist, Head of Physiotherapy Department

MCSP, HCPC, BScHons Physiotherapy, MSc Sports Med, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, MMACP, Physio First Member

Clare Mannion Clare Mannion is an experienced senior, chartered and state registered physiotherapist with an MSc in Sports medicine and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Prior to working at the Saxon Clinic Clare worked in elite sports and has also held a role in the NHS leading a back rehabilitation and pain management programme.

Clare has worked at the Saxon Clinic for over 10 years, leading a team of highly skilled, expert physiotherapists who provide a variety of treatments and professional services to private, insured and NHS patients, these include: Traction, Electrotherapy, vestibular rehabilitation and post op mastectomy lymphedema therapy, acupuncture, women’s health, pilates, ergonomics, gait and biomechanical analysis as well as post-operative orthopaedic and gynaecological surgery treatment.

All BMI physiotherapists are experts in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and have access to highly effective equipment such as the AlterG® Anti-gravity Treadmill®. They work closely as part of the Saxon Clinic integrated multi-disciplinary teams so that, if necessary, you can benefit from fast referrals and access to the latest imaging technologies to help accurately diagnose and aid treatment pathway decisions.

Lisa Schmitz
Chartered Physiotherapist,

MCSP, HCPC, BPhysT, BSc (Psychology), MSc Sports Med, Member of POGP, AACP, Physio First Member

Lisa Schmitz I qualified with a physiotherapy degree in South Africa in 1997 and spent 2 years doing locum work within the NHS in England. I then started working in private practice and have been based at the Saxon Clinic since 2000. I completed a Masters degree in Sports and Exercise Medicine at the University of Nottingham in 2003 and have developed extensive manual handling skills including specific headache techniques, golf injuries, shoulder injuries and acupuncture.

I have subsequently specialised in Women's Health physiotherapy and, combining these skills alongside my manual therapy skills I specialise in incontinence or prolapse issues, post-operative and particularly pelvic girdle pain. I continue to treat a mixture of musculo-skeletal conditions and women's health conditions and continually take opportunities to build on my professional development so that I can ensure best outcomes for the conditions I treat.

Matthew Cooper
Chartered Physiotherapist,

MCSP ,HCPC. MScMT, BSc Physiotherapy, PGDip SOMM, BSc Sports, exercise and rehabilitation science

Matt Cooper Matt qualified in 2005 and has extensively worked in NHS and private sector as an Extended Scope Physiotherapist specialising in the management and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. He has worked at the BMI Saxon Clinic for the last six years. Matt Specialises in Sports Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal disorders and Orthopeadics. In 2017 Matt completed his MSc in Manual Therapy and specialises in a very much ‘hands on evidence based’ approach to physiotherapy treatment with a keen interest in spinal disorders.

Denise Myers
Chartered Physiotherapist, Member of the McKenzie Institute


Denise Myers Denise is a highly experienced chartered and state registered physiotherapist with an extensive and varied professional background in numerous aspects of physiotherapy. She has worked in both NHS and private settings for many years, treating musculoskeletal patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Denise is a long standing and much valued member of the team having worked at the The Saxon Clinic since 1997. Over and above her qualifications as a chartered physiotherapist Denise is also a certified member of The McKenzie Institute and she has completed multiple post op courses in muscle energy and Mulligan techniques. She has extensive experience and knowledge in the treatment of back and neck, pelvic and sacroiliac problems, as well as in sports related injuries. Denise works with utmost care and attention for all her patients and likes to treat each person as an individual with individual needs. Her treatments are tailored to each person’s specific needs and expectations.

Hollie Jones

Hollie Jones

MCSP,BSc Hons Physiotherapy,

Catherine Sherrington

Catherine Sherrington

BSc Hons Physiotherapy

Chris Swindale 

Chris Swindale

MCSP, HCPC, BSc (Hons) physiotherapy, MSc advanced cardiorespiratory physiotherapy