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Meet our expert team

Pippa Carter MSc, BSc (Hons), MCSP, HCPC, Perform Physiotherapy Manager

Pippa is the Physiotherapy Manager at Perform Cardiff. Pippa is a highly specialist physiotherapist who has a wide range of experience within sports physiotherapy with a special interest in the field of dance medicine and science.  She has worked with the Royal Ballet Company, all major West End Shows and the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.  In 2010 Pippa completed her MSc in Sports Physiotherapy at Cardiff University.  Pippa is also trained in clinical Pilates and acupuncture.     

Charlotte Perry BSc (Hons), MCSP, HCPC, Deputy Perform Lead

Charlotte is the Deputy Physiotherapy Lead at Perform Cardiff. Charlotte graduated from Cardiff University in 1999 and has worked for Spire Healthcare since 2002. Her specialist interests include shoulder, hip, knee and lumbar spine in both the pre-operative and post-operative stages of treatment. Charlotte’s clinical interests also include rehabilitation for patients with sports injury following interventional procedures.

Sian Powell BSc (Hons), HCPC, MCSP

Sian qualified as a physiotherapist in 1994 and has worked at Spire Cardiff Hospital since 2002.  Sian’s role as an inpatient physiotherapist includes pre and post-operative orthopaedic rehabilitation, and critical care assessment and treatment.  Sian has extensive experience and has previously worked with the Men's Welsh A Team and as the lead physiotherapist with the Welsh Woman's Rugby Team covering 2 world cups, six nations and european cups.   Sian is also responsible for the provision of cardiac rehabilitation and lifestyle management services.  Alongside her other roles Sian is responsible for moving and handling training.

Andy Berry MSc, BSc, MCSP, HCPC

Andy has a vast amount of experience treating a range of conditions having worked within the NHS, Private sector and with the Ministry of Defence. He is specialised in the treatment of musculo-skeletal conditions and lower limb biomechanics. He has a special interest in sports injuries having worked with elite levels athletes at London Irish RFC and the British Basketball Team. He has furthered his education by completing his MSc in Sports Physiotherapy at Cardiff University. Andy runs our physiotherapy led injection clinic at Perform Cardiff. He is also trained in the use of acupuncture.

Sarah Reed BSc (Hons), MCSP, HCPC, DCR (T)

Sarah has significant experience supporting post-operative patients. Her outpatient activity extends to patients with sports injuries, general musculo-skeletal conditions and soft tissue injuries, and she is the lead clinician for our hydrotherapy service. Sarah has extensive experience with post-operative breast cancer patients, and her research in this area has been published.

David Bromley BSc, MACP, MCSP, HCPC

David graduated from Kings College, London in 2000 and worked predominately for the NHS as a senior physiotherapist and clinical specialist, before joining Spire Healthcare in 2011. He has extensive experience in musculoskeletal sports injuries and spinal conditions, having worked in a number of areas from chronic pain clinics through to the rehabilitation of elite athletes. In 2012 he completed his MACP post graduate training at Cardiff University.

Saskia Blair Grad Dip Phys, PgDip, HCPC

Saskia is a highly-experienced physiotherapist with over 25 years’ experience in treating all manner of musculo-skeletal conditions. She has a special interest in treating all sports injuries and particularly in return to sport rehabilitation. Saskia was a physiotherapist for Team Wales at 4 Commonwealth Games and for Team GB at the Holding Camp for the Athens Olympics. She is currently the Welsh Deaf Rugby Team Physiotherapist.

Jackie Zaslona BEd, MCSP, HCPC

Jackie is a highly-experienced musculo-skeletal Physiotherapist with over 25 years of clinical practice ranging from acute post-surgical treatment to advanced elite athlete rehabilitation. Jackie has worked at four Olympic Games as a physiotherapist and this has given her valuable insight into the complexities of sports injuries. Her key areas of expertise are movement analysis and performance rehabilitation with a personal interest in spinal and shoulder conditions.

Karen Fuller MPhil, PGD, MCSP, HCPC

Karen is a highly-experienced clinician with over 25 years’ experience. She has been involved in physiotherapy research, and held senior and specialist posts in both the NHS and private sector. Her clinical practice at Spire Cardiff Hospital involves the treatment of musculo-skeletal conditions in a wide variety of clients ranging from elite athletes to more sedentary individuals. She has a particular interest in spinal, shoulder and pelvic conditions. She is highly skilled at managing complex presentations, providing innovative physiotherapy solutions.

Katy Gilvear BSc (Hons), MCSP, HCPC

Katy qualified from Cardiff University in 2007 and works in both the outpatient and inpatient teams at Spire Cardiff Hospital. She has worked in a large hospital trust where she gained experience with intensive care, cardiology, orthopaedic surgery, musculo-skeletal outpatient, neurological physiotherapy and hydrotherapy. Katy also works for the Welsh Netball Association and a Welsh rugby team. Katy specialises in clinical Pilates and teaches both 1:1 sessions and classes.  

Matt Wimberley BSc (Hons), MCSP, HCPC

Matt graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2011 and works in both the inpatient and outpatient teams at Spire Cardiff Hospital.  Prior to joining the team at Spire Cardiff he worked in a large hospital trust gaining vital experience in a number of core areas and then as a senior Physiotherapist specializing in the treatment of Musculoskeletal conditions.  He has experience of managing and treating sports injuries having worked with Cardiff City FC academy.  He has a special interest in sports injuries and pre and post-operative rehabilitation.  Matt is also trained in the use of acupuncture.

Mair Whittall Grad Dip Phys, HCPC, MCSP

Mair has specialised in male and female health for over 20 years, covering specialised and complex assessments and treatments in the areas of obstetrics, gynaecology, urology, pelvic pain and musculo-skeletal problems. Mair was one of the driving forces behind promoting women’s health physiotherapy in South Wales.

Vonda Price BSc (Hons), MCSP, HCPC

Vonda has specialised in women's health for the last 5 years, covering obstetrics, gynaecology, urology and pelvic pain.  She has a particular interest in postnatal rehabilitation including issues around continence, pelvic floor and abdominal diastasis. She is also trained in Pilates including antenatal and postnatal exercise & rehab.  Having also graduated in Psychology, Vonda has a keen interest in emotional & psychosocial factors and their influence on physical symptoms and rehab.