MEET THE TEAM

OUR SPECIALISTS

Michael Shawe, Clinical Lead, BSc Physiotherapy, MCSP, MHCPC

 

Speciality: Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Complex Neurological and Trauma Rehabilitation

Experience: 16 Years

Michael Shawe started his physiotherapy career in the NHS at the West Dorset Learning and Physical Disabilities Physiotherapy Services. Subsequently, Michael gained a vast amount of experience in a variety of aspects of physiotherapy – from Intensive Care and Musculoskeletal Outpatients to Women’s Health, Respiratory and Trauma Rehabilitation, as well as treating Acute and Rehab Neurology patients.
In 2008, Michael had a life-changing experience of working in military rehab setting, where he developed his drive for high quality amputee and complex trauma rehabilitation.

Since leaving the NHS, Michael has moved to the private sector and rapidly gained a reputation as a knowledgeable specialist capable of working with the most complex cases of injury and rehabilitation, which made him a trusted clinician for the most discerning of patients, including Olympic and National level athletes and celebrities. 

In 2015 Michael established Shawe Physio, a state-of-the-art physiotherapy and rehabilitation clinic with a simple but powerful message as its core:

Treating the cause, not just the symptoms.

In line with his own high standards of care and medical excellence, Michael assembled the best team of physiotherapy experts who share his passion for effective evidence-based treatments and have a broad spectrum of medical skills, and in under 3 years Shawe Physio earned the reputation of Hertfordshire’s premier physiotherapy provider, with patients travelling to the Hoddesdon clinic from all over the country.

Michael Shawe and his team continue to be the driving force to improving the health and wellbeing of the local community through high quality physiotherapy treatments and specially developed programmes aimed at all ages and fitness levels, as well as educational seminars and charity work.

 

Education: BSc (Hons), Physiotherapy 2006, MCSP, MHCPC

After receiving his qualification, Michael has taken part in further training in the following areas:

  • MSc Neurological Rehabilitation modules (Stroke, MS, Parkinson’s, Auto Immune Disorders)
  • MSc Complex Trauma and Amputee Rehabilitation modules (Including Head Injury)
  • Activity and health for Learning and Physical disabilities
  • Pre and Post Natal Women’s Health
  • Acupuncture
  • Personal training
  • Sports Massage
  • Joint Manipulations

 

Hobbies: Michael’s passion for fully understanding the dynamics and science of the body has lead him to take interest in Obstacle Course Racing, CrossFit and Archery as his hobbies. Much like in his professional life, when it comes to hobbies, Michael enjoys a challenge, and has completed 7 Winter Tough Guy races as well as numerous other races in the last 10 years.

Kathryn Edwards, BSc Physiotherapy, MCSP, MHCPC

 

Speciality:

Musculoskeletal physiotherapy, sport injuries, post-operative rehab, upper limb especially shoulder and elbow, neck and back pain, lower limb rehab especially hip and knee.

Experience: 17 years

After graduating from the University of Birmingham in 2005, Kathryn started her career within the NHS working in all key areas including elderly rehab, neurological rehab, orthopaedics, respiratory care, vestibular rehab, pulmonary rehab, and Ankylosing Spondylitis rehab.  She went on to become a Senior practitioner specialising in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.

After 6 years in the NHS, Kathryn went onto follow her dream of working with elite athletes.  This included leading medical service for GB Women’s Water Polo at London 2012, and British Canoe Slalom at the Rio 2016 helping them achieve their goal of 2 Olympic medals.  Kathryn has a vast experience within sports working with both amateur and professional athletes of all ages. During her 15 year career she has provided physiotherapy services for British Gymnastics, the Welsh Netball Association, Manchester United FC Academy, Birmingham City FC Academy, the World University Games, the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS), and various rugby union and rugby league teams.

 

Kathryn has spent the past 3 years working within and managing an extremely busy private practice in London where she has used her knowledge and experience to help her patients overcome complex issues.  She has a keen interest in the way the human body moves and a key focus for Kathryn is identifying the true cause of an injury and treating the body as a whole unit to return to a higher level of function.

 

Education: BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy 2005, MCSP, MHCPC

 

After completing her qualification, Kathryn has gone on to complete further training in the following areas:

  • Acupuncture
  • Sports Massage
  • Pilates
  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • Taping and Kinesiotaping
  • Diploma in Orthopaedic Medicine

 

Hobbies: Kathryn has always been a keen sports person and has played county and club level hockey since she was 15.  She has played club level football, netball, enjoys rock climbing and bouldering, and has most recently taken up tennis. She loves to exercise and aims to train 4-5 times a week. She enjoys reading, exploring the countryside and visiting new cities.

Jack Badger, BSc Physiotherapy, MCSP, MHCPC

 

Speciality:  Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and sports injury especially rock climbing.

Experience: 7 Years

Jack began his career in the NHS, completing a number of rotations, which included orthopaedic, respiratory, A+E and short stay medical care, as well as care of the elderly and community rehab. These rotations gave Jack experience in a variety of injuries and rehab processes within the hospital setting pre- and post-operatively. Jack then transferred to private practice where he gained further clinical skills for treating musculoskeletal injuries.

As a rock climber and senior Physiotherapist specialising in Musculoskeletal injuries, Jack aims to provide in-depth and specific assessment, bespoke treatment and subsequent injury prevention information in line with every individual patient’s personalised  goals. Post-graduate qualifications in Level One K-taping and Level Two Functional Strength and Conditioning are well suited to treating a variety of general sports injuries and climbing injuries. Jack has a large amount of experience and extensive clinical knowledge gained from treating a variety of clients specialising in finger, wrist, elbow and shoulder injuries.

 

Education: BSc (Hons), Physiotherapy, MCSP, MHCPC,

  • Level 2 functional strength and conditioning
  • Level 1 K Tape
  • Shockwave therapy

 

Hobbies: Jack has been an avid climber for over five years and currently climbs or trains five to six times a week.  This includes specific finger strength training, resistance training, flexibility and stretching. He also enjoys mountain biking, hiking and travelling.

Maisie Stevenson, BSc Physiotherapy, MCSP, MHCPC, MAACP

 

Speciality: Acupuncture and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Experience: 11 Years

Maisie originally trained as a complementary therapist and worked in a hospice setting. Since graduating in Physiotherapy, she has worked full time in the NHS as team lead in outpatient musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Working in the NHS has allowed her access to many training opportunities and allowed her to become very knowledgeable in the diseases of obesity and old age.

At Shawe Physio Maisie is the main specialist in acupuncture, as she has advanced expertise in the area having trained under Paul Battersby (Director or the AACP), Jonathon Hobbs (Chairman of the AACP) and Jennie Longbottom (Director of ALIED). She also has particular interests in the neck and shoulder pain and hypermobility, as she is hypermobile herself.

Maisie loves her job and believes that if you love your job you will never feel like work a day in your life.

 

Education: BSc (First Class Hons), Physiotherapy 2011, MCSP, MHCPC

Maisie has also gained the following additional qualifications:

  • Acupuncture for musculoskeletal conditions
  • Acupuncture for mental health conditions
  • Pilates
  • Taping
  • Adapted Tai Chi
  • Spinal Manipulations
  • Counselling
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Massage
  • Cupping
  • Reiki
  • Reflexology
  • Aromatherapy

 

Hobbies: Maisie is a keen walker and is a volunteer Hertfordshire Health Walk leader. She enjoys Latin and ballroom dancing, crochet, cross-stitch, scrap booking and playing World of Warcraft. She loves food and as a vegan is constantly trying out new recipes with varying degrees of success, always with an eye on the nutrition as well as the taste.

Dan Bryan, Personal Trainer (NASM) Soft Tissue Therapist (LSSM) Human Movement Assesor (HMS)

 

Speciality:  Personal Training, Movement Analysis & Sports Massage.

Experience: Personal Training 13 Years, Massage Therapy 10 Years

Dan Bryan started his career with a deep interest in posture and movement and has based his career on developing a unique skill set focused on improving the quality of motion to reduce the risk of injury and optimize performance in all levels of athlete. Dan is additionally undergoing osteopathy training to add even more skills to his toolbox.

Over his career, Dan has invested intensely in developing my knowledge and skillset to become a better practitioner and professional as well as developing a continued love for learning anatomy and physiology.

Dan is a phenomenal educator for all his clients applying his experience as teacher in advanced courses within both the fitness and rehabilitation professions. He has now educated hundreds of students to become personal trainers and teaches strength, performance and posture and movement-based courses.

With his deep knowledge in these fields Dan enjoys applying his expertise with a wide variety of clients, tailoring his approaches toward their individual and varied goals. Dan believes that by helping clients move better he can help them get the most out of life and maximise their fitness results from their time invested.

When it comes to job satisfaction, Dan states that this comes from his ability to take care of people and help them become the best version of themselves.

Education: 

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
  • Level 5 BTEC Diploma in soft tissue and remedial therapy awarded by the London School of Sports Massage (LSSM)
  • Brookbush Institute Human Movement Specialist (HMS)
  • Brookbush Institute of Human Movement Science Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
  • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
  • NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Exercise Referral
  • Level 4 Certificate in Low Back Pain Management
  • Level 3 Certificate in Pre/Post-natal Exercise
  • Level 3 PTTLS Certificate

 

Hobbies:

Dan’s own passions include fitness training which he typically does six days per week. He loves reading non-fiction, particularly history, philosophy, and leadership. Additionally, he enjoys scale model building crafting as well as building aeroplanes and spaceships because although I may not look it, I am a huge nerd on the inside.

OUR ADMIN TEAM

Sara Hobson – Front of House Manager

Denise Durkin – Front of House Admin

James ZsibritaPosthumous Admin Manager

PHYSIOTHERAPY

Our team are experts in various conditions and treatment methods. Find out more here.

MASSAGE

We offer masterful sports massage and an array of therapeutic soft tissue treatments. Further details here.

PERSONAL TRAINING

Whatever your current ability we can provide the perfect training program, enabling you to achieve your full potential.

GAIT ANALYSIS

Find out how our assessment techniques and equipment create an accurate diagnostic and treatment plan to optimize your foot posture and gait.