The Leatherhead Team

Sam Bowden

Sam Bowden

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • MSc Neuromusuloskeletal Physiotherapy
  • MMACP – Manipulative Association
  • MCSP – Chartered Physiotherapist
  • MHPC – Health Professions Council
  • Physio First – Private Physiotherapy Association
Read more about Sam Bowden
Sam started Head2Toe Physio Clinic in Dorking over 15 years ago. He has overseen the creation and growth of the Head2Toe brand and is a Director of all 3 clinics. Sam is the Clinical Lead Physiotherapist at Leatherhead and Dorking Clinics.

He gained a thorough grounding in all aspects of Physiotherapy working in both NHS and private hospital settings. He specialised in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2001, becoming lead clinician at Leatherhead Hospital in 2004. During this time he developed a clinical interest in spinal conditions, back rehabilitation and spinal manipulation.

To aid his understanding of complex clinical cases and improve his status to one of clinical expert therapist, he has completed specialised musculoskeletal training and became a member of the Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MMACP). He has also become involved in postgraduate research, has completed an MSc in neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy and acts as a clinical supervisor for graduate and postgraduate students.

Sam still is a keen sportsman and enjoys football, golf, cricket and weightlifting. He has trained with the English Golf Union, as well as leading golf biomechanists from Australia and the U.S.A. He is involved in rehabilitation of Surrey and South of England golfers, as well as working closely with a number of local golf clubs. He has worked as a football Physiotherapist in West Sussex league for over 8 years.

Viola Vajova

Viola Vajova

  • BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy
  • Dip.Physiotherapy (Slovakia)
  • MCSP – Chartered Physiotherapy
  • HCP – Health Professions Council
  • MAACP – Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists
  • APPI Matt Level 1 Pilates Instructor
Read more about Viola Vajova
Viola completed her first degree in Physiotherapy in 2004 in Slovakia before attending University in England to complete another Physiotherapy degree at London South Bank University.
Her passion for Physiotherapy started when she suffered from recurrent injuries whilst attending Sports High School where she was a sprinter.
Viola has worked as a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist in Slovakia for a year before deciding to move to England.
During her University studies she has worked as a qualified Dental Nurse with a Temporomandibular (TMJ) joint Specialist where she gained valuable insight to treating TMJ problems.
Since qualifying she worked in Surrey and currently works in Teddington NHS Physiotherapy department. She has interest in finding the reason for musculoskeletal pain and variety of treatment options to tackle the problem including, manual therapy, exercise therapy, acupuncture, soft tissue work and Pilates.

Grace Spence

 

Grace Spence

  • MSc (Pre-reg) Physiotherapy
  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
  • MCSP – Chartered Physiotherapist
  • MHPC – Health Professions Council
Read more about Grace Spence
Grace is a Charted Physiotherapist, with a Sport and Exercise Science background.

Grace is an exercise-focused therapist, who uses soft tissue massage and other manual techniques to help you return to full function, and back to the activities you want.

Prior to completing her Physiotherapy degree at Brunel University, Grace studied Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Bath. During this time she spent a year working and developing elite athletes at New South Wales Institute of Sport in Australia. This founded her interest in sporting injuries, in particular hamstring strains and tendinopathies. Since qualifying, she has worked at two major London NHS trusts. This has given her a good grounding knowledge and skill set, before specialising in musculoskeletal injuries.

When Grace is not working, she likes to keep fit by training for triathlons and can be found cycling up Box hill frequently. She also plays tennis regularly, and has a keen interest in rugby and netball.

Pippa Graham

Pippa Graham

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • ACPIN – Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology
  • MCSP – Chartered Physiotherapist
  • MHPC – Health Professions Council
  • Physio First – Private Physiotherapy Association
Read more about Pippa Graham
Pippa has been working as an Independent Neurological Physiotherapist for many years.

She first gained a thorough grounding in all aspects of Physiotherapy within the NHS before specialising in neurological Physiotherapy. Pippa works mainly in rehabilitation centres or patients’ homes. Her case load consists of patients self-referring as well as direct referrals form GP’s, consultants and insurance companies.

When Pippa is not working, or kept busy by her young family, she keeps fit with a mixture of Pilates and horse riding.

Annie Ladd

Annie Ladd

  • Certified Body Master Diploma
  • Certificate in Exercise for Management of Low Back Pain – Level 4
  • Diploma in Sports Massage & Remedial Bodywork – Level 4
  • Diploma in Anatomy, Physiology & Massage
  • Diploma in Holistic Massage
Read more about Annie Ladd
Annie is a fully qualified and insured Sports Massage Therapist and runs Clinics for Head2Toe Physio based at Leatherhead Leisure Centre.

Annie has worked with a wide variety of athletes from marathon runners and endurance cyclists, to club tennis players and ramblers. She has worked with Horsham Rugby Club and been very involved with Wey Kayak Club. She has also provided sports massage at many events including Twickenham Rugby Sevens, Ride 24, London Marathons and the Windsor Tri.
Annie is passionate about helping everyone – only 50% of her clients are athletes, the rest are hard working individuals, young or old, fit or unfit who also benefit from sports massage treatments.
In 2009 Annie qualified as a personal trainer and finds this very useful in providing rehabilitation exercises for clients. This allows her to offer exercise programs to clients to ensure their muscles, once rebalanced, can remain that way.
She is a full member of the Sports Massage Association which represents the gold standard for massage therapists.

You can find more information about Annie at her website here.