Meet The Team
Chartered Physiotherapist Mary Simpson MCSP HCPC
Mary Simpson Chartered Physiotherapist
HCPC - 33232
CSP - 43069
" Hello, I'm Mary and I am the Physiotherapist Principal here at Willow House. During my time as a Physiotherapist I have worked for the NHS, in a private clinic and as a Civilian Physiotherapist for the MOD. I have over 30 years of experience treating injuries and in my time I feel I have seen almost everything! So, whatever your injury, I hope I can help you. I have had extensive professional development and take part in external training courses every year. I have travelled to South Africa and the USA to ensure that I can access the best courses available and use a wide range of assessment and treatment techniques in my practice. The Integrated Manual Therapy courses I completed from 2006 onwards, the ConnectTherapy™, the Thoracic Ring Approach™ and the Strain/Counterstrain courses have been especially useful in ensuring I can get to the cause of the problem and treat that rather than focussing on where a patient has pain. I find that looking at someone's movement patterns and improving those with manual and exercise therapy is the most useful way of helping them have a longer rather than a short term fix.
I particularly specialise in:
Sports Injury e.g. sprains and strains, tendon injuries, ligament injuries
Musculoskeletal Dysfunction e.g. repetitive strain injuries, tennis elbow, rotator cuff injuries, medial tibial stress syndrome & compartment syndrome (shin splints)
Rehabilitation after injury or surgery
Rehabilitation after joint replacement surgery
Pre & Post-Operative Care
Functional Movement Screening and Specific Functional Movement Assessment practitioner
I use a variety of treatment techniques, including strain/counterstrain, muscle energy techniques, specific soft tissue massage, myofascial release, taping and exercise therapy. My aim is to help you make a full recovery but some of my older clients have regular reviews and gentle treatment to help them maintain their mobility and carry on doing their hobbies.
Treatment in the clinic is the easiest option however domiciliary visits are available on request."
Richard Simpson Advanced Diploma Personal Training
"Hello, I am Richard and with more than thirty years experience, not only am I knowledgeable regarding fitness, I can also tailor the training to meet your specific needs and goals. I deliver safe and effective programs that get RESULTS. I can also help you with nutrition advice, which will maximize your training potential. I am experienced with training people who are athletes or who don't even like exercise! I use our training gym here at Willow House and am also happy to do training in the garden if that is what you prefer, weather permitting! We have strength, aerobic and functional training equipment for you to work with indoors or out.
Whether your aim is to lose weight, tone up, build muscle, increase energy levels, train for a specific event or to live a happy, healthy life, I can provide this through structured sessions and providing you with the motivation and encouragement, for you to reach your goals. I am happy to offer a FREE initial consultation so that we can have a proper talk about what you would like to gain through exercise and how I can help you."
Level 3 Advanced Personal Trainer
Level 2 Fitness Instructor
Qualified Nutritional Advisor
First Aid Qualified
I also hold a Mountain Leader qualification and have many years of experience in leading adventurous training in the UK and abroad. If you would like to talk to me about organising an event eg 3 Peaks Challenge or even just some walking in the hills just let me know and we can arrange a meeting to discuss your goal.
Chartered Physiotherapist Lesley Ede MCSP HCPC
"Hello, I'm Lesley and I joined the practice in September 2019.
I am an experienced and enthusiastic physiotherapist graduating from Bradford University in 2001.
Over the 19 years of my professional career, I have had the opportunity to work within the NHS, the MOD and a selection of private physiotherapy practices here in the UK and also in New Zealand. During my time in New Zealand I was able to strengthen my Sports injuries interest, working in sports including rugby, football , triathlon, equestrian , basketball, badminton and winter sports. In the UK, I worked with professional, amateur athletes and the general population and on my return from New Zealand, I reached one of my professional ambitions when I was selected as a physiotherapist for the London Olympics and Para Olympics in 2012.
Since 2012 I have worked within a military setting providing physiotherapy and exercises rehabilitation for the Royal Artillery and the RAF. Here I treated a vast array of injuries and conditions. Working alongside Mary in the RAF setting strengthened my "hands on"/manual therapy skills. I currently cover some of the RAF Rugby League training camps which I enjoy immensely.
Having had the amazing experience of having 2 children I have developed an interest in pre and post- natal exercise and enjoy the challenges of getting back to activity following child-birth. I am a great communicator and enjoy helping, educating and inspiring patients to do their best, giving them confidence to move well and achieve their goals.
With one of my motto’s being “Physiotherapy is something you do, not something you get”. I feel I develop a strong partnership ethos with my patients, working together in partnership we always get the best results.
I enjoy all aspects of musculoskeletal physiotherapy and have a specific interest in -
Pre and post-operative rehabilitation.
Ante-natal and post-natal rehabilitation
Knee and ankle pain and dysfunction.
Soft Tissue mobilisation and joint dysfunction."
Chartered Physiotherapist Roel Lameris MCSP HCPC
Hello, my name is Roel. I am a Dutch trained physiotherapist with over 25 years of experience. I have practiced in multiple settings In the Netherlands, Norway, France and the United Kingdom. I have worked in hospitals, private practice, in the community with children, adults and elderly. More recently I have worked for the MOD as a physiotherapist and in private practice. In these settings I have gained excellent knowledge regarding musculoskeletal issues and their effects on performance. I have over the last couple of years become more interested in the effects of different tissues and organs on general wellbeing and their effects on musculoskeletal symptoms. Through a detailed history and physical examination I try to understand the symptoms of a patient and take into consideration other parts of the body as a potential source of these symptoms. I have a tendency to take a comprehensive or holistic approach to solve problems and help patients alleviate their symptoms.
I am interested in enhancing my knowledge of physiotherapy and developing further diagnostic, acupuncture and manual therapy skills and have attended a wide range of courses in the UK and USA.
Mobilization techniques, Muscle Energy Techniques, Strain/Counter Strain, Thoracic ring therapy
Visceral mobilization following the Barral Method
techniques learned from the Jones’ Institute.
Acupuncture (16 years of experience on musculoskeletal issues).
BMAS number 33655.
Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist Rebecca Marshall MSMA
Level 4 Diploma in Sports Massage
" My treatments work on improving the quality of the soft tissues within the body. Massage work helps to increase the blood supply, by releasing tension, flushing through lactic acid and realigning scar tissue. I have a number of techniques that I use for treatments to ensure the best results with the minimal discomfort.
Soft tissue massage can allow greater freedom of movement and consequently, better quality of life. Massage can be beneficial to everyone, not just people participating in sport.
Instinctively, I respond to the muscles and soft tissues in the body therefore tailoring each treatment to the patient’s physical needs or injuries. The use of hot stones can be beneficial in achieving deep relaxation and I offer this as one of the options for massage.
I gained my qualification through Sports Performance Services which is a school accredited by The Association of Soft Tissue Therapists.
Previously I have worked solely as an Equine trainer and rider, so I understand the stresses which can be put on the soft tissues and the benefits of regular massage work.
I can offer your treatments here at the clinic in our beautifully appointed therapy room, or at your home."
“Hello, my name is Elizabeth and I am a Practice Administrator at Willow House. I am originally from Cambridge, moving from Guildford to Norwich before settling in Lincolnshire and making Ruskington home to bring up three wonderful children. Married to Stuart for over 32 years, one of us needs a medal but I’m not saying which one!
I have a secretarial and administrative background and worked for a Careers Research Advisory Centre, a Building Society, and as a Civil Servant for the Department of Employment.
I have worked in a primary school in several roles since 1991 and moved from an administrative post at Chestnut Street Primary School to take up the role here at Willow House.
I have excellent organisational, communication and administrative skills, and I love being part of the team at Willow House. I enjoy dealing with people on a day to day basis and being a friendly first point of contact when you visit, email or telephone the clinic. Many years ago a gentleman told me that if you want something doing properly ask a busy person and I pretty much think this sums me up.
Village life has been important to me where I have made lots of friends, led and been involved in the many village, church and school activities. I sing in a choir and enjoy walking, especially near the coast.
I am a keen gardener, but do not profess to be an expert. I hope this year I will be able to concentrate on my own garden and try to avoid Mary asking me to help with hers!
I look forward to giving you a warm welcome at Willow House."
"My name is Emma and I have joined the team at Willow House as a part-time receptionist.
I have a background in sales and administration and enjoy being busy and supporting others. During the last few years, I have helped manage and run an eCommerce website and have developed a passion for customer care and satisfaction.
I have a longstanding interest in equestrianism and am qualified to Degree level in Equine Science. I have competed successfully in three-day eventing at international level and in my spare time I enjoy training young horses, swimming and taking part in OCRs (mud runs!)
I hope that I can offer you another friendly, professional face at Willow House, and am always happy to help or chat."
Tel: 01526 860740
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