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TherapyWise at Harrogate Sports and Fitness Centre

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Harrogate Physiotherapy Practice and Harrogate Podiatry Practice

Our Therapists

Harrogate Podiatry Practice

John Drummond (HCPC Registered)
Lead Podiatrist and Chiropodist

Practice Principal and Owner
BSc (Hons) Podiatry, SCP

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John is the owner and co-founder of the TherapyWise group of practices and established his own podiatry practice (Harrogate Podiatry Practice) in 2003. Over the past 15 years John has established himself as one of the leading musculoskeletal podiatrists in Yorkshire. He has gained extensive experience in the private, MOD and public sectors.

John’s clinical area of expertise lies in the diagnosis and treatment of lower limb conditions and injuries associated with biomechanical dysfunction. He has a close working relationship with local GP’s and Orthopaedic Lower Limb Consultants, which has broadened his clinical practice and gained him his well-respected reputation. John has developed a keen interest in managing lower limb tendon conditions with specific progressive loading regimens. Together with the Harrogate Physiotherapy Practice he has developed a specialist Heel & Foot Pain Clinic specialising in tendon problems, metatarsal pain, Morton’s neuroma and adolescent related foot conditions.

John also specializes in Chiropody with a specific clinical interest in the management of ingrowing toe nails. He has developed a unique treatment approach, which causes the least amount of discomfort to the patient.

John has a holistic approach to treatment and believes while theoretical knowledge is an essential part of the diagnostic process, it is also important that we take time to listen to the patient’s needs in order to achieve successful treatment outcomes.

John used to be an international swimmer and still trains with a local club where he gives the youngsters a run for their money!

John is a member of the Health Care Professions Council and the Society of Podiatrists and Chiropodists.

Harrogate Physiotherapy Practice

Annelize Ferreira (HCPC Registered)
Lead Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Practice Principal and Owner
MSc Musculoskeletal Medicine BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy MCSP, MSOM, AACP, PhysioFirst, ACPSM, Advanced Yoga Sports Coach™

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Annelize has developed the TherapyWise group of practices with her business partner John Drummond. Her private practice (Harrogate Physiotherapy Practice) was established in 2010 after 8 years as a Senior Physiotherapist at the Army Foundation College.

Annelize qualified with a Bachelors of Science degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa in 2000. She went on to gain an MSc in Musculoskeletal Medicine in 2010 and was awarded the Cyriax Prize for her research on lower limb injuries. She has gained extensive experience in musculoskeletal medicine working in the Private, Public and MOD sectors.

Annelize is passionate about her patients overall health and wellbeing. She has a specific clinical interest in complex upper and lower limb tendon conditions and also enjoys treating sports related injuries. She also has extensive experience working with adolescents. Annelize is passionate about hands on treatment, movement re-education and empowering her patients to improve their physical wellbeing.

Her interest in energy medicine (i.e. mind-body practice, acupuncture, breathing re-education), yoga and digestive health have lead her to developed a unique treatment approach to help patients unlock their potential to move and live better. Annelize is an Advanced Yoga Sports CoachÔ, which means she uses the principles of yoga such as the ‘mind-body connection’ and breathing to optimise an athlete’s or patient’s mental and physical capacity.

Annelize enjoys outdoor activities. She is passionate about exercising and has developed an unusual interest in Olympic weightlifting!

Annelize is a member of the Health Care Professions Council, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine, Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine and PhysioFirst (Physiotherapists in Private Practice).

Esther Hudson (HCPC Registered)
Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy MCSP, AACP, APPI ( Level 1), HCPC registered

Esther qualified from Sheffield Hallam University in 2007 with a first class Honours degree in Physiotherapy. Esther is committed to continued professional development and further developing both her clinical and theoretical skill set. She is currently working towards a Masters qualification in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.

Esther has spent the majority of her career in the NHS. Esther’s primary interest is in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and since 2010 she has specialised in this area. She has developed close working relationships with the top Orthopaedic consultants in the Harrogate District NHS Trust, gaining extensive experience in assessing and treating patients with a wide variety of musculoskeletal complaints, including those with diverse and complex presentations.

Alongside her love of physiotherapy, Esther is passionate about Yoga and the many benefits this can have on both physical and mental wellbeing. She loves seeing the amazing results gained from blending the principles of western physiotherapy with those of the ancient wisdom of yoga practice, particularly when treating people with chronic pain. Esther believes in working in close partnership with all of her clients to help them overcome and manage their musculoskeletal problems and to achieve their desired goals.

Esther enjoys spending her free time out in the fresh air walking and running. She has successfully completed a number of half marathons. An understanding of the stresses that sports such as this can play on the body, has enabled Esther to enjoy using her anatomy and physiology knowledge to help clients build resilience in their bodies so that they can achieve their best.

Esther is a member of the Health Care Professions Council, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute.

Helen Price
Sports Massage Therapist

Helen launched her own Sports Massage practice following a successful career in the banking sector, having qualified in ITEC Holistic Massage in 2006 and then again as an ITEC level 3 Sports Massage Therapist in 2010. She became interested in sports massage having observed the recurrent running injuries of her husband (a keen off-road runner) and in many of her Harrogate Harriers club mates. She quickly realised that many of these injuries and muscular problems were preventable.  Helen is very intuitive and has an exceptional “feel” for muscular problems, enabling her to treat them in an effective and timely manner.

Helen is an accomplished fell and ultra-distance runner who has completed many of the most demanding off-road events in the UK and abroad, including the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc CCC & TDS, Lakeland 50 & 100 and the legendary Bob Graham Round, a circuit of 42 Lake District mountains that must be completed within 24 hours.  Her passion for outdoor sports gives her a huge empathy with other sports people, especially runners and cyclists.

Helen is a member of The Federation of Holistic Therapists.  She is also a qualified UK Athletics/Fell Runners Association Leader in Running Fitness (2014) and First Aider (2017).