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Epping's established and trusted physiotherapy clinic

Get to know who you're working with. Learn more about Epping Physiotherapy Clinic and the fantastic team that we're home to. To discuss our business in further detail, feel free to call or email us.

We're here to help you

We believe that successful treatment involves listening, skilled assessment and the provision of comprehensive programmes that are tailored to each individual. That's why, when you choose Epping Physiotherapy Clinic, we'll spend time going over your individual case history before commencing therapy, ensuring that you receive the best, most suitable care possible.


Combining the latest technology with over two decades' worth of experience, we serve an extensive client base that travel not only from the local area, but from across the country to access our particular services. We pride ourselves on our expertise and our commitment to excellence, and whatever support you require, whether it's physiotherapy or sports massage, we aim to offer solutions that enhance your well-being, health and wellness.

For added convenience, we accept all health insurers so you won't need to worry about whether you're covered. For questions, queries and consultation bookings, contact our friendly team. We'll be more than happy to assist.

Registered for peace of mind

Our medical professionals aim to secure their names at the forefront of their fields, which is why they follow safe working practices and guidelines identified and overseen by the governing bodies related to their areas of expertise.

All practitioners are registered with the required associations, and here are just a few examples of these in relation to our physiotherapists:

  • The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

  • The Organisation of Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice

  • The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists

  • The Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists

  • The Health Professions Council

Meet the team

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Stephen Ovenell

“Diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment.”

Stephen uses his wealth of experience to find the problem and uses the appropriate treatments to clear the condition.
Stephen was trained in Sydney, Australia. He is our lead clinician. He has experience in both the NHS and the private sector. During the pandemic he was working with Covid-19 patients in hospital and is a vaccinator.
Stephen has completed a post graduate course in manipulation and also practices IMS (intramuscular stimulation) / Western acupuncture.
He has a clinical interest in dizziness, headaches and long-covid and has a specialisation in vestibular physiotherapy. He deals with complex conditions and specialises in nervous patients.
Away from the clinic, Stephen is a father of two. He enjoys walking and tries to keep fit.
Stephen is a member of the Health and Care Professions Council, OCPPP and the AACP.

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Ewa Gonczowska

Ewa is a senior physiotherapist and specialist in dry needling. She graduated in 2005 with a master's degree in Physiotherapy.

During her 15 years of  work in Epping Physiotherapy Clinic she specialised in musculoskeletal disorders, sport’s injuries and orthopaedic conditions. She is skilled in treating a wide variety of conditions such as whiplash, low back pain, shoulder and elbow disfunction as well as various knee and ankle injuries.

Ewa also has a special interest in treating TMJ disfunction including dislocated jaw, displaced TMJ disc or injury of the lower jaw.

She has clinical Pilates qualifications (APPI) and offers myofascial release with kinesiology taping.
Ewa believes that all patients are entitled to have full hands-on Physiotherapy session followed by individually guided exercise plan at home.

She is a member of the HCPC, MCSP and OCPPP

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Adia Lotz

Adia is a senior physiotherapist with a wealth of experience from both here and overseas. She enjoys treating musculoskeletal problems, neurological and orthopaedic conditions, respiratory and elderly rehabilitation and works in falls prevention. 

Adia is a great believer that physiotherapy works in the community. She has won an innovation award for the respiratory rehabilitation service that she set up in nearby Waltham Abbey. A very caring person, Adia believes everyone deserves to reach their full potential. She uses a practical approach to achieve the best possible results in the rehabilitation of neurological conditions such as strokes, Parkinson’s and MS, and works with families and carers to achieve this.

She is a member of the Health and Care Professions Council and MCSP.

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Rhea Foy
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Sam Roberts
Soft Tissue Therapist​

Sam is a soft tissue therapist with over 20 years’ experience in injury prevention, exercise advice and massage. She treats sports injuries, work related posture issues and general wellbeing. 
Every year she supervises a team of masseurs at the London Marathon, and really enjoys the atmosphere and challenge of event work.

Before becoming a therapist Sam was a dancer and dance advisor and so is very knowledgeable on matters concerning the movement of the body.

Sam has a real passion for wellbeing; physically, mentally and emotionally. She aims to treat the whole person, sharing her experience of muscular tension patterns and using trigger points for release, working with the client to encourage relaxation.
She also has a keen interest in fitness. She herself enjoys cycling, running, yoga and swimming and is most happy watching any live sporting event. 
When not massaging, Sam is busy being a mum to three teenagers, shopping and going to the cinema.
Sam is a member of LSSSM.

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Jamie Cairns
Sports Massage Therapist

Jamie is a sports massage therapist who specialises in relieving the tightness, pain and stress that we build up in daily life. 


Whether it is the physical debt accrued in an athlete’s vigorous training programme, a runner’s fatigue training for an event, soreness from sitting at a desk at work for extended periods, or just general stiffness and aches that build up over time. 


Jamie can help relax your body and mind, assist your preparation and recovery for events, and improve flexibility.


He is a member of the Complementary Medical Association.

Rhea is a senior physiotherapist and acupuncturist with a master's degree in physiotherapy. 

Prior to joining us in 2016, Rhea gained a wealth of experience within private and NHS establishments. She has worked within multiple sports environments including Colchester United where she worked with the youth teams, 2012 Olympics and also the London Marathon 2014/15. She is empathetic, encouraging and supportive of your goals and likes to treat the whole client rather than just the niggle in your back. She believes in empowering her patients to succeed rather than allowing them to write themselves off and has a wealth of experience of personal injury and more importantly, recovery!

Rhea has a great passion for well-being and fitness and specialises in musculoskeletal conditions. She loves biomechanics and therefore has a special interest in shoulders, knees and feet and particularly enjoys rehabilitating them. She also has a keen interest in sports injuries and the rehabilitation of any injury that is preventing them from their chosen sport. Rhea also has a clinical yoga qualification which adds amazing benefits to rehab programmes. Empowering clients through physiotherapy and coaching the mindset is something Rhea is passionate about.

When not working, Rhea can be found in the hot pod (yoga) or the gym trying to do handstands. 

Rhea is a member of the HCPC, MCSP and MAACP.

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Jacquie Pover

Jacqueline has been practicing Reflexology since completing a three-year full-time course in Complementary Therapies several years ago. Being so impressed with how people responded to and enjoyed Reflexology, she has continued to practice it alongside her day job as a Practice Nurse in a GP surgery. Jacqueline finds the medical knowledge helps her understand the various conditions clients may present with.

Reflexology is often described by people as a very relaxing therapy. Jacqueline feels this element of the treatment is so important in people’s busy lives to benefit their overall wellbeing.

Clients have reportedly found Reflexology valuable in many areas including relief from stress which can lead to pain and difficulty sleeping.

Some women have said they found it beneficial to receive treatment when trying to conceive as this can be a very emotional time for couples.

Jacqueline is a member of the Association of Reflexologists (MAR) as well as a Registered General Nurse (RGN).

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Laura Saffill

Laura is a qualified and experienced counsellor working with adults and young people in Epping. She offers both long- and short-term counselling depending on your needs. Laura works within a person-centred approach, putting you at the heart of the counselling process. This means working with you at your own pace, tackling the issues you wish to explore.  She believes that we all have the ability within ourselves to bring about change but that we sometimes need support and guidance in a safe non-judgemental space. This enables us to learn about ourselves on a deeper level and move forward with increased resilience and contentment.

Laura has a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB; Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body) and in addition to her private practice works with young people aged 11-24 at The Box in Epping.

Laura is a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). 

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Grace Carey-Caton

Grace Carey-Caton is a Nutritionist (mBANT) (rCNHC) and expert in Gut Health & Hormone Health. She supports clients to rebalance and re-nourish their bodies and feel like the healthiest and happiest versions of themselves.


During your consultation with Grace, she will deep dive into your medical history to understand all the contributing factors towards the symptoms you're dealing with and to get to the root cause. She will then create you a bespoke and completely personalised nutrition plan to work to rebalance the body follow focusing on food recommendations, a supplement protocol and lifestyle advice.


Grace has phenomenal results with clients and client reports include digestive health transformations, energy levels increased, hormones regulated, weight loss achieved, sleep improved and reduced body inflammation to name a few.


Grace has a Diploma in Nutritional Therapy from the College of Naturopathic Nutrition (CNM). She is registered with The British Association for Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) and The Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

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Get in touch

Call our reception on 01992 561112.

For a range of excellent treatments performed by professionals that you can rely on, contact Epping Physiotherapy Clinic today.

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Client testimonial

"Rhea Foy's excellence shines through, through the sessions, in her competence, professionalism and by all means through the progress made physically with my injuries. Would recommend to anybody! Strong both socially and technically, this clinic makes you feel welcome and it's unfortunate that I am now better as I won't need to return."

Patrick O'T