Who We Are – h2o Physio
Who we are
h2o physio, based at Teddington Hydrotherapy Pool, was set up by two Chartered Physiotherapists, Emma Peppiatt and Tamsyn Burchell, who have both had many years of working in aquatic therapy.
h2o physio provides individual aquatic therapy treatment for a variety of conditions, including sports injuries, back pain, joint replacement surgery, post fracture or orthopaedic surgery, arthritis, neurological disorders and balance problems.
Emma Peppiatt trained as a physiotherapist at St Thomas’ Hospital, London and graduated in 1991. Since qualifying she has worked at The Royal Free Hospital, St George’s Hospital, The Chelsea And Westminster Hospital as well as in Private Practice in Geneva, Switzerland. Up until 2019 she worked at The New Victoria Hospital in Kingston.
She now works solely for h2o physio, offering aquatic therapy as well as home visits for orthopaedic clients.
Emma has been practicing aquatic therapy for over 25 years, including various private hydrotherapy companies in SW London treating a variety of conditions. Since qualifying as a physiotherapist she has completed recognised courses and accreditation in aquatic therapy, including the Bath Hydrotherapy Course, ATACP courses and the post-graduate ‘Aquatic Rehabilitation’ course at the University of Hertfordshire. She is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Aquatic Therapy Association of Physiotherapists (ATACP).
Tamsyn Burchell trained as a physiotherapist at The West London Institute of Higher Education and graduated in 1991. Since qualifying she has worked at Epsom Hospital, Ashford Hospital, The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, West Middlesex University Hospital and Charing Cross Hospital.
She currently works as a physiotherapist at The New Victoria Hospital and an aquatic therapist at h2o physio in Teddington.
Tamsyn has been practising aquatic therapy for 19 years in both the private and NHS sectors treating a wide variety of conditions. She is a member of the Aquatic Therapy Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and has completed all relevant recognised post graduate courses in aquatic therapy.
Catherine trained as a physiotherapist at Brunel University School of Physiotherapy and graduated in 1999. Since qualifying she has worked at Queen Mary’s and Kingston Hospitals.
She currently works as a physiotherapist at New Victoria Hospital in Kingston as a Women’s Health Physiotherapist and runs her own private practice in Teddington. She has 20 years experience treating a variety of orthopaedic, low back and pelvic pain conditions.
Catherine has been practising aquatic therapy since 2004 both privately and in the NHS and ran classes for the Richmond Back Pain group. She is a member of the professional network the Aquatic Therapy Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (ATACP), Pelvic Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP), a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and a member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Louisa trained at The University of Brighton and graduated in 2005. Since qualifying she has worked in a variety of different settings including; the NHS, education, military, charitable and private sector.
Louisa is a specialist in the treatment of individuals following trauma and with both acquired and long-term neurological conditions.
She currently runs her own private practice based in South West London www.livewellneurophysio.co.uk
Louisa began practicing Aquatic Therapy in 2009 providing treatment at a specialist college for young adults with physical impairments. She has also worked with complex trauma injuries providing rehabilitation to injured service personnel at Headley Court, and she ran the Aquatic Therapy Service for a neurological charity.
She is a member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP), Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology (ACPIN), Multi-disciplinary Association for Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (MASCIP) and Aquatic Therapy Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (ATACP).