Our Clinic

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We provide Consultant and Clinical Specialist level Chartered Physiotherapy working as a team for all our patients. 

We need your time to examine and treat you to the best of our abilities.
Fees are for OUR SKILLS and EXPERTISE and NOT for our time.
That's why our appointments are usually at least an hour.
The key to success for our patients is being able to provide the skills, knowledge and experience to correctly diagnose conditions first and then provide the right treatment to get the best results in the shortest possible time.

The key to success for our patients is being able to provide the skills, knowledge and experience to correctly diagnose conditions first and then provide the right treatment to get the best results in the shortest possible time.

Between our current four specialist physiotherapists we have nearly 60 years of clinical experience.

All clinical staff have undertaken extensive post graduate courses in orthopaedic medicine (now known as musculo-skeletal conditions - MSK) and with the Watson Institute for the diagnosis and treatment of headaches and migraines.

Together with numerous short courses in a variety of specialities, this means that we all work to keep up to date with  the latest research and evidence based treatment for the benefit of our patients.

What this means is that we provide expert knowledge and skills for patients with relatively simple, recent conditions to patients with long standing chronic problems.

All clinicians are registered with the Health Care Professions Council, as required by law.

If you are in pain, then one of the most important factors for a good recovery is to be given the time to talk about the problems you have, how they effect you and your life and what is the best way for you to get better.

Our fees are for our skill, knowledge and expertise.

We provide a complete system of examination, diagnosis, treatment, education and prevention advice.

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Wendy Emberson MCSP

Consultant Chartered Physiotherapist
Director Stort Physio Ltd

I qualified 42 years ago having trained in Coventry and Birmingham in the days before the profession moved to an all graduate entry in the 1980’s.

During these 42 years, I worked in Coventry (The Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital), Derbyshire (Ashbourne Hospital) and St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London where I was Superintendent Physiotherapist.

That was my last NHS post before I decided that I wanted to get back to treating patients instead of managing 35 full time physiotherapists and sitting on 12 committees! So I had an opportunity to take over a practice in Bishop’s Stortford in Hockerill Street and I took it and started my own private practice in 1980.

As the practice grew, I moved it from the small shop premises into our house in Grange Road and in 1986 we moved our house and practice to the current premises in Jenkins Lane.

Professionally, I have served on a number of committees for the CSP and I was on the Executive Committee for Physio First for 15 years. I was a founder member of the Medico-Legal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and continue to work as an Expert Witness in Personal Injury and Professional Negligence cases. I am also a member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine and I was awarded an Honorary Life Membership of Physio First for my work with Interferential Therapy and my contribution to the profession.

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Diana Brace BSc (Hons) MCSP

Clinical Specialist Chartered Physiotherapist

I started my career working as a Special needs classroom assistant after completing my NNEB in Nursery Nursing. I did this  for 9 years before deciding to become a Physiotherapist

I graduated from St Georges Hospital medical school in 2005, during this time I came to Stort Physio for two clinical placements, and have worked at Stort Physio  ever since.

I have completed Parts A and B of the Orthopaedic Medicine course and intend to complete Part c. I have also completed Parts 1 and 2 of the Watson Headache institute course and a 2 day course with Professor Stuart McGill on Back Rehabilitation.

I would also like to complete a qualification in Acupuncture.

I have 3 cats, a hippy and would like a dog.

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Matthew Barnaby BSc (Hons) MCSP

Clinical Specialist Chartered Physiotherapist & Clinical Team Manager

My first introduction to Stort Physio was when I was a student and came on clinical placement from the University of Hertfordshire. This turned out to be the longest interview in history!

I qualified In 2012 with a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Hertfordshire. Since then I have completed level I and II of the Dean Watson headache approach and completed module A and B of the post grad musculoskeletal medicine course. I have worked at Stort Physio since graduating from University and I am currently working towards an MSc in Musculoskeletal Medicine.

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Noreen Milkowski MSc  MCSP

After a career in Buying and Merchandising, I finally decided to pursue my dream of becoming a physiotherapist. I graduated in 2004 from King’s College London on the pre-registration postgraduate Masters Programme.

Following a career break to look after my two young boys, I completed a 12 month Return to Practice programme with the help and support of the team at Stort Physio. On gaining my registration with the HCPC, I was offered work at Stort Physio and joined the team in October 2012.

Since then, I have completed modules A, B and C of the post graduate diploma in Musculo-skeletal medicine.

I have also completed Level 1 and Level 2 with the Watson Headache Institute. I am keen to keep learning and enhancing my skills to ensure patients receive the best possible care across all aspects of musculo-skeletal medicine.