The Clinical Team
Nicola Betts Director Grad Dip Phys HCPC MCSP AACP
Nicola qualified in 1984 and has 30 years’ experience of treating musculoskeletal conditions. She established the practice in 1994 and monitors, mentors and develops the practice team whilst continuing to work clinically 4 days a week. Her specialist areas of interest are spinal conditions and the management and prevention of Dance related injuries. Her previous work at The Royal Ballet School and with Essex County Cricket Club provided valuable experience in the management of high performance sporting individuals and acute injuries. Nicola has also worked with NHS commissioners and colleagues to develop local NHS spinal services.
Karen Ricks (nee Frampton) Senior Clinical Lead MSc HCPC MCSP MACP AACP
Karen qualified in 2001 and completed her MSc in Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2013, leading to membership of the MACP (Musculoskeletal Association of Physiotherapists). She has expertise and experience in a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions having worked in both the NHS and private sector. Her specialist interests include Women’s Health, in particular either antenatal or postnatal Pregnancy-related back and/or pelvic girdle pain, Joint Hypermobility Syndromes and the management of hand dysfunction.
Alison Dufficy Grad Dip Phys HCPC MCSP AACP
Alison qualified in 1988 and has broad experience in musculoskeletal medicine with specialist interests in spinal conditions and rehabilitation. She has particular knowledge of the requirements of elite level sports having herself competed for the British Diving Team including representing Great Britain at the 1994 Olympics.
Fiona Gosling Grad Dip Phys HCPC MCSP SOM AACP
Fiona qualified in 1978 and has extensive experience. She has worked at the Physiotherapy Practice since 1995 whilst continuing to work part-time at Colchester Hospital, which includes working with the Upper Limb Orthopaedic Consultants. Through further study she has attained membership of the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine and has special interests in the management of pain, Shoulder and Spinal conditions and injury rehabilitation.
Jo Goswell Grad Dip Phys HCPC MCSP
Jo qualified in 1992 and initially working in an NHS neurology department, she concentrated on stroke rehabilitation before moving to New Zealand where she focused on musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries. Subsequently returning to the UK, Jo moved into private practice, developing her particular general outpatient interests in postural correction, restoration of normal movement and ergonomics.
Nikki Priestley BSc HCPC MCSP AACP
Nikki qualified in 2007 and has since gained wide experience of both the NHS and private sector. She has a sporting background, previously working as a personal trainer, and has combined this passion with physiotherapy, which has led to her specialising in musculoskeletal injuries. She is currently studying towards her MSc in Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy, has a particular interest in lower quadrant dysfunctions and extensive experience of rehabilitation following joint replacement surgery.
Jane Marr MSc MACP HCPC MCSP
Jane qualified in 1992 and gained her MSc in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 1998 which also enabled her to be a Member of the Manipulative Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP). In London she worked in both NHS and private settings and as an in house physiotherapist for M&S and Allen & Overy offering ergonomic advice as well as treating elite rowers. She enjoys treating and managing clients with complex pain pathology and functional rehabilitation.
Clare Rickwood Dip SRMT – Visit Facebook Page
Clare has a very holistic and hands on approach to the treatment of myofascial pain and dysfunction. Her sports massage helps relieve tension in overworked muscles, maintains flexibility & reduces injuries and so keeps you in training. Her aim is to help you achieve your goals efficiently and as pain free as possible. Appointments to see Clare at our main site at 78 North Station Road CO1 1SE can be booked directly with her by calling 07799 777034
Practice Manager: Clare Todd
Reception Team: Louise Brewer, Joanne Nicholas, Beryl Casella & Diane Thorpe