Practice Principal

Jo Bond

Jo graduated as a physiotherapist in London and has more than 30 years experience of working in the U.K. She has worked in both N.H.S. and in private hospitals, and in a number of clinics in the private sector. In 1994, Jo established Wye Physiotherapy Clinic, and has overseen its development into a thriving, well-established practice.

Her caseload has a strong musculo-skeletal emphasis, with a large number of sport-related injuries treated, and these areas reflect Jo’s own skills and interest. In 1996, Jo qualified as a member of the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine and is regularly involved in the activities of Physio First.


Janice Sencer

Janice graduated in 1983 and has 27 years of varied and valuable experience within the N.H.S., private practice and occupational health. Janice has worked in the U.K., Australia and Hong Kong and has a special interest in work related spinal and upper limb disorders. In 1990, Janice qualified as a manual handling trainer, and teaches within both hospital and industrial environments.

Nuno Teixeira

Nuno Teixeira is a Physiotherapist and an Osteopath. He graduated as a Physiotherapist in 2007 and as an Osteopath in 2014. He is registered and recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council – HCPC, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy – CSP, the General Osteopathic Council – GOsC, and the Institute of Osteopathy – iO.

Nuno has been working abroad since 2008, where he has been acquiring professional experience. He first started in France in a University Hospital in Caen and then in a private clinic in Paris. He later moved to the UK in 2014 and ever since has been working at Wye Physiotherapy Clinic. He started as a Physiotherapist and after November 2016 he also started working as an Osteopath (after he obtained the recognition by GOsC).

Nuno sees the body as a concept of unity and he is also undergoing a Nutrition Advisor Course, in order to provide you with qualified advice about your diet, making it part of your recovery.

Marianne Berndt

Marianne graduated in 2004 and is trained in musculoskeletal medicine, TECAR therapy, acupuncture, dry needling, manual therapy and electro therapy. Marianne also holds a unique distinction in that she is a one-time Chilean record-holder in the shot put and discus! She is also on the ‘wall of fame’ at her University in Chile and her High School in Port Washington, New York, USA, for her athletic achievement. She is actively involved with athletics now, she competes at veterans level, achieving 3rd in the country last year in the discus. This background serves her well; Marianne has worked with the Chilean Athletic team. Having moved to the UK, Marianne now works in private practice and holds a Masters Degree in musculoskeletal Medicine. She is eminently qualified to help with a wide range of conditions.

José Bernardes

José graduated in 2007 from Aveiro University (Portugal) with a BSc (Hons.) in Physiotherapy and obtained his PGDiploma in Neurorehabilitation from Brunel University (London) in 2013. His background is in the NHS and has now branched out into private practice. José has a special interest in extreme sports rehabilitation and neurorehabilitation. He is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, HCPC, a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, CSP and is also a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.

Sarah Hardy

Sarah trained in London and has twenty-eight years experience in Physiotherapy practice working in the NHS, Private Practice and Sports Physiotherapy in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, including at the Sydney Olympics.

She is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy as well as the Australian Physiotherapy Association, and registered with both the Health and Care Professions Council in the UK and the Australian Health Practitioner Agency.

Sarah has studied and practised Acupuncture for over 20 years which she uses in conjunction with her physiotherapy where appropriate, to enhance and help strengthen recovery.

Maximising holistic human performance drives her both professionally and personally. Combining a healthy balanced outdoor lifestyle, travel, sporting interests, a love of learning and the Arts keep her performing best in clinical practice.

Keighley Hawkins

Keighley is a freelance Pilates & Yoga Instructor.  She is qualified in Level 3 Mat Pilates and in January 2014 spent a month in India gaining her qualification in Yoga after completing a 200 hour teacher training course.

Prior to teaching, Keighley studied Human Nutrition and together with her passion for fitness incorporates this in her daily life.  She aims to keep classes light hearted whilst developing clients’ strength, flexibility and bodily awareness.

Classes are tailored to suit clients of all abilities from beginners to advanced.

Keighley is also trained as a sports massage therapist and massage is an ideal way of helping relieve muscle tension as well as improving general health and well being. Sports massage is not just for athletes, it can revitalise the muscles and ligaments of every one of us.

Lisa Drew – Practice Manager

Lisa is an experienced personal assistant, who has been working as the Practice Manager at the clinic for more than 18 years. She is often the first point of contact for patients, and her excellent organisational skills ensure that everything runs smoothly and efficiently.

Telephone: +44 (0)1233 812596
Email: jowyephysio@yahoo.com

71 Scotton Street, Wye, Ashford, Kent TN25 5BW

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