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.

Nicky Loedolff

Nicole Loedolff

  • BSc (Hons) Sports and Exercise Science
  • MSc (Pre-reg) Physiotherapy
  • MCSP – Chartered Physiotherapy
  • HCPC – Health Professions Council
  • MAACP – Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists
Read more about Nicky Loedolff
Nicky graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a Bsc (Hons) in Sports & Exercise Science in 2013 and went on to graduate from St Georges University with a Msc (Pre-Registration) in Physiotherapy in 2015.

She has spent the last 5 years working both in the NHS and private sector, specialising in musculoskeletal care. Working within the NHS she has gained valuable knowledge and experience in managing a wide range of conditions; from chronic spinal pain, post-operative orthopaedic care, to acute soft tissue injuries.

Nicky currently works alongside Consultant physiotherapists as part of the MCATTS team in the assessment and management of spinal conditions, peripheral joint conditions and hand-related issues.

Nicky has a passion for sports rehabilitation. She sees patients in the private sector and within a rugby club setting where she has gained valuable expertise. She combines manual and soft tissue work with exercise therapy to help return you to full function as soon as possible.

When not working, Nicky enjoys running and in particular canicross running with her two golden retrievers. She has a particular interest in rowing and swimming where she previously competed competitively.

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 graduated from the University of East London with a Bsc. (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy in 2002 and spent the next 5 years working in the NHS. Pippa specialised in Neurology in 2004 and for the past 16 years then gained a wealth of knowledge and experience, working in a variety of settings and with a wide range of conditions.

She has a passion for rehabilitation and regaining functional movement and carries out an in-depth and extensive assessment before deciding on the best approach to treatment. In all cases Pippa adopts a holistic approach which is vital in the treatment of Neurological impairments and in partnership with her patient, will set realistic and achievable goals.

Neurological Physiotherapy is provided in your own home as we believe this is the most appropriate way to assess function, to tailor the rehabilitation programmes to your environment and make it more specific and meaningful to everyday life.

Professionally Pippa is an active member of the clinical interest group, ACPIN and regularly attends courses and lectures in order to keep up to date with the ever changing and developing world of Neurology and Neurological Rehabilitation.

Personally Pippa enjoys playing various sports and is a keen tennis player, whilst maintaining her levels of physical fitness with regular Pilates.

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.

Susie Moore

Susie Moore

  • Diploma in Sports Massage
  • Diploma in Anatomy Physiology & Massage
  • Massage
  • Practitioner Certification in Indian Head Massage
  • Diploma in Advanced Level Pilates Torso Training & Core
    Stability
Read more about Susie Moore
Susie has been working as a Sports Massage Therapist for many years.

Susie has worked with people at every fitness level for many years. She has provided her services at the London Marathon but equally enjoys working with people who do not have that level of fitness but relish their mobility.

She has a personal interest in joint replacement rehabilitation through massage and Pilates and passionately believes anything is achievable.

She has an extensive understanding of chronic pain and how to manage it through mobility and massage.

Susie runs 1:1 pilates at Head2Toe in Clinic so people can go forward with their journey to achieve the body they want with a mind to keep it.

Jackie Coleman

Jackie Coleman

  • Advanced Certificate Clinical and Sports Massage (level 6)
  • Diploma Bodywork
Read more about Jackie Coleman
Jackie started a career in body work after taking a course with the Jing Advanced School of Massage based in Brighton.

She then went on to study a Level 6 Advanced Clinical Massage certificate with Jing. Jackie offers deep tissue and sports massage along with massage for relaxation and stress relief. Deep tissue and sports massage are great for back pain, shoulder tension, relieving headaches and jaw pain as well as sports injuries and muscles strains and sprains. New mums can benefit from a deeper massage to help relieve tight backs and shoulders. Jackie also teaches yoga to clients in their homes on a 1-1 basis. When not working, Jackie can be found chasing her young toddler around the local woods and parks.