Helen Goodson MCSP HPC
Helen Goodson is the owner and clinical director of Harpenden Physiotherapy. She qualified in 1983 at St Thomas Hospital and has worked both within the NHS and private sector. Helen originally specialised in elderly care but has worked exclusively as a musculoskeletal specialist since 1992. Her speciality is the cervical spine and sports injuries. A particular interest in rugby has resulted in her treating and rehabilitating international rugby players. Helen delivers orthopaedic and sports injury educational programmes to GPs and has lectured at the BMA on the diagnosis of common musculoskeletal conditions and rugby injury prevention. Helen is also a paediatric physio who treats children over the age of 8 with orthopaedic conditions. She is a keen supporter of Harpenden and OA rugby clubs and has treated many of their players. Helen is a retired county tennis player and county golfer and is experienced in treating injuries relating to the specific demands of all sports. Helen is recognised by all major insurance companies.
Appointments with Helen are available Tuesdays in the Harpenden clinic and Thursdays and Saturday morning in her clinic in Blackmore End
Harry Magnall Chartered Physiotherapist MCSP HPCP
Harry graduated as a physiotherapist from University of East London in 2010 after graduating from Kingston University London in Psychology years earlier. He is London based, having worked previously at the Royal Free and various London hospitals within the Circle Health group. It was here that he provided musculoskeletal outpatient clinics and ward based orthopaedic rehabilitation. He was involved with the long-term rehabilitation of attenders of Headway East London, a day centre for survivors of neurological injury.
Giving patients a clear plan to follow for their recovery is his main focus. An appreciation of fitting physiotherapy and sport around the patient’s family and working life is something he aims to help with. It is his goal to continually update his hands-on and injury prevention knowledge, most notably having qualified in acupuncture. He provides treatment for a range of conditions, including spinal, and how this is affected by knee, ankle and foot posture. Harry also uses shock wave therapy within his physiotherapy treatments
He constantly feels like he should be in the gym when not in work and has an interest in martial arts, gymnastics, and personal training.
Harry is available in clinic on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 2.30-7pm and Fridays 8am-2pm. Harry is recognised by all major insurance companies
Gail Marsh MCSP HCPC
Gail is our specialist neurological and elderly care physiotherapist, with 30 years experience in this branch of physiotherapy. She has a special interest in fall prevention, respiratory, amputee rehabilitation, multi pathology frailty and treatment of Long Covid breathlessness and pacing rehabilitation. Gail also treats osteoarthritis in the elderly including post operative rehabilitation. During her time working in the NHS, Gail became increasingly aware of the number of elderly patients struggling to hold onto independent living so Gail’s aim is to promote independent living for the elderly and those patients with long term debilitating conditions. With this in mind Gail sets achievable goals and focusses on each patient’s individual needs.
Outside work her interests include gardening and cooking, particularly home grown produce; Classic cars and clay pigeon shooting. She is a proud member of the ‘Shotgun and Chelsea Bun club’ which is a ladies only shooting club where they shoot and eat cake – although not necessarily at the same time!
Gail will be working in Harpenden Physiotherapy clinic 1 day a week and also providing home visits in the areas of – Harpenden Dunstable Caddington Markyate Leighton Buzzard Linslade Ampthill and Flitwick.
Nic Wong BSc (hons) MCSP HPCP
Since qualifying as a physiotherapist in 2001, Nic has worked in NHS and private settings as well as a Professional Adviser at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. As Nic is also a personal development coach (ICF member), specialising in health and fitness coaching alongside performance, business and relationship coaching. She regularly employs a coaching approach, where appropriate, in her treatment sessions.
Nic has a friendly, goal focussed approach and a passion for patient centred care. She uses a combination of hands on manual therapy alongside addressing movement dysfunction and prescribing functional rehabilitation exercises to help restore normal movement. Nic highly values the benefit of educating her clients to fully understand their condition and to play an active role in their rehabilitation and ongoing physical health.
Nic is trained in Clinical Pilates with the Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute (APPI). Pilates is often an important element of the treatment of low back pain and a 1:1 focus in Pilates is useful for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. Nic has a background in rowing at a national level, so understands the commitment needed for high level sport, she is also a keen runner and tennis player. Nic is driven to make a difference to her client’s wellbeing, through building a good understanding of each client and tailoring her approach as required.
Nic is available for appointments on Monday and Thursday mornings and is recognised by all major insurance companies
Matthew Guilliatt Bsc (Hons) Msc MSCP HCPC
Matthew Guilliatt graduated in 2009 with a first class BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy from the University of Hertfordshire; he then has completed his Msc in Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2017.
Matthew currently works in the NHS as an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner in Hertfordshire. He has a special interest in shoulder rehabilitation especially multi-direction instability and Rotator cuff tendinopathies. He is also a reviewer for the Journal of Physiotherapy and is a member of the CSP, HCPC and MACP. and lectures part time at the University of Hertfordshire. Matthew is recognised by all major insurance companies.
Since qualifying Matthew has worked specifically within musculoskeletal physiotherapy gaining experience from working within the NHS, private practice and also with a semi-professional football team in North London. Matt is also a qualified Acupuncturist.
Matt is available on Tuesday evenings and is recognised by all major insurance companies
Leah Edwards BSc. HCPC MCSP
Leah is a Chartered Physiotherapist who has recently joined our team. She qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist with a first class degree from London South bank University. She worked in busy outpatient departments in major London hospitals before joining us. One of her areas of interest is in the rehabilitation of elderly patients with a variety of presentations; including exercise prescription in post operative rehabilitation. Leah has worked with chronic pain patients and believes that this requires a holistic patient centred approach. Leah also has sports massage qualifications and uses them to great affect when treating sports injuries and as an aid to healing with tendon, ligament and joint injuries or chronic degenerative conditions.
Leah enjoys travelling, art, meditation and boxing
Leah is in clinic on Tuesdays, Wednesdays Thursdays and Fridays, and is recognised by all major insurance companies
Charlotte Talbot Price
Charlotte Talbot Price is a qualified Level 3 Sports Massage Therapist and also has a BA (hons) in dance performance from Middlesex University, which gives her extra insight into the stresses and strains on overworked muscles and joints. She works in conjunction with our physio team, focusing on re-aligning muscle length and reducing muscle stiffness through various different massage techniques including Myofascial Release, Soft Tissue Release (STR), Neuromuscular Technique (NMT) and Muscle Energy Techniques (MET), amongst others.
When Charlotte is not in our clinic she works as a sports masseur for a dance company. Charlotte has also worked at the London Marathon and works with Riding for the disabled at a local stables. She is now also a fully qualified equine masseur.
We are lucky to now have Charlotte working on Tuesday evenings, Thursdays and Fridays
To arrange an appointment or to speak to one of our registered physiotherapists, call us on 01582 761448 or email firstname.lastname@example.org