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



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Emma trained as a physiotherapist at St Thomas’ Hospital, London and graduated in 1991. Since qualifying she has worked at The Royal Free Hospital (London), St George’s Hospital (London), The Chelsea and Westminster Hospital (London), Private Practice in Geneva (Switzerland) and The New Victoria Hospital (Kingston-Upon-Thames).

Along with Tamsyn she founded h2o physio in 2013. She offers home visits for orthopaedic patients via www.aquian.com.

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, the post-graduate ‘Aquatic Rehabilitation’ course at the University of Hertfordshire as well as the ATACP Foundation and Intermediate courses. She is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Aquatic Therapy Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (ATACP).

Tamsyn Burchell



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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 Greenstreet

 
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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).

Steve Perry

 

Steve has worked as a physiotherapist for 18 years. He trained at Brunel University and graduated in 2005, he had previously completed a Sport Science degree in South Africa in 1994.
 
After qualifying as a physiotherapist, Steve completed 5 years working in the NHS, at Charing Cross and Hammersmith Hospitals. He has worked as a private physiotherapist in Wimbledon and Guildford. He has extensive aquatic therapy experience working in practices in the surrey area.

Steve founded Aquian in 2021, a physiotherapy company that treats orthopaedic patients in their own homes.  He is available for home visits via www.aquian.com.
 
He has completed foundation and intermediate aquatic therapy courses in the UK and has also attended The Advanced Course in Aquatic Therapy in Valens, Switzerland, specialising in Bad Ragaz, orthopaedic aquatic therapy and deep water fitness.

He is a member of the Chartered Society of physiotherapy (CSP) and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).


 

Our neuro-physiotherapists

in Partnership with Neurorehab Practice (www.neurorehabpractice.co.uk)

Sarah Oates

 
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Sarah trained as a Physiotherapist at the University of Pretoria in South Africa and graduated in 2006. She worked in public hospitals in South Africa for two years before moving to the UK in 2009. Sarah then worked in various NHS and private services in and around London, with experience working in the community and specialist Neurological Rehabilitation centres.

Sarah is the Clinical Team Lead Neuro Physiotherapist at the Neuro Rehab Practice in Hampton, London.

Sarah has been practising Aquatic Therapy for nearly 10 years. She has completed the ATACP Foundation Course in Aquatic Therapy and in-service training with experienced clinicians at her previous places of work.

Sarah is HCPC registered and a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and The Association of Physiotherapists in Neurology (ACPIN).

Ivanka” Vanya” Stancheva

 
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Vanya graduated from the University of Ruse in Bulgaria in 2004 with a BSc ( Hons) in Physiotherapy. Vanya has a wealth of expertise in elderly and fall prevention, progressing to specialising in Neurological Rehabilitation, where she found her passion for Physiotherapy.

Vanya works as a Clinical Neuro Physiotherapist at The Neuro Rehab Practice. Vanya uses Aquatic Therapy with Clients as an adjunct to provide a comprehensive Neuro Rehabilitation programme to complement their Neuro Rehab clinic sessions.

Vanya has been practising Aquatic Therapy for five years in a private in-patient Neurological Rehabilitation Centre treating various neurological conditions. She is a member of the Aquatic Therapy Association of Charter of Physiotherapy (ATACP) and The Association of Physiotherapists in Neurology (ACPIN).


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