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.

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

    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.

    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

    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.

    Qingru Ma (Kim)


    Kim is an Acupuncturist and specialist in Scalp Acupuncture. She views the human body as a holistic, harmonious system and believes that
    optimal health can only be achieved if the mind and body are balanced.

    She will take a full account of your symptoms, constitution and lifestyle pattern so that she can make an accurate diagnosis and provide a natural and human-focused approach to your healthcare.
    Kim specialises in Lower Back Pain, Sciatica, Plantar Fasciitis and other general body aches and pains, Arthritis, Headaches and Migraines, Insomnia, Digestive issues such as IBS, Fertility and IVF support, Menstrual disorders. She is fully committed to helping you dig out the root of the problem and find the solution that will lead to a tangible improvement.

    Kim also has a special interest in treating Neurological and Psychologic Disorders with Scalp Acupuncture, such as Cerebral Palsy, MS, Stroke, Anxiety, Depression, Prader Willi Syndrome, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease.

    Kim is a full member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC).

    Daniela Palmer

    Counsellor & Psychotherapist​

    I am a fully qualified person-centred therapist and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  As a person- centred therapist my aim is to help you gain a deeper sense of self and develop
    strategies to help manage painful or difficult feelings within a non-judgemental safe space enabling us to explore, reflect and identify triggers that may be contributing to how your feelings in the here and now. Together we can build a therapeutic trusting relationship and begin our journey allowing you to find inner peace and healing.  Let’s re discover your own inner strengths, with my support enabling you to find your own answers within yourself.
    I offer a free 15-minute consultation giving us the chance to see if I can help you and if you would like to work together. Daniela is a Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

    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.

    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).

    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).

    Kate Williamson

    Sports Therapist

    Kate is a sports therapist who graduated from the University of Kent in 2016 with a first-class honour degree in BSc Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation. Since graduating she has worked in multiple clinics as a Sports therapist, Massage therapist and a Personal Trainer. All of these avenues have blended well with each other expanding Kate’s fascination with the body and the body’s ability to produce compensation patterns following injury or over a period of time due to poor postural habits.

    Kate has worked with professional athletes who benefited from maintenance and pre match massage which prepared them for their upcoming fights or games. This allows them to be at their optimum and to prevent injury, avoiding any
    hindrance to their performance. She is also qualified in Pregnancy Massage which she achieved at the London School of Massage. She thoroughly enjoys providing this as she finds it very rewarding bringing comfort and reducing pain to those on their pregnancy journey.

    She currently works with Mavericks Rugby club as their sports therapist, rehabilitating and massaging injured players at training, and responding to acute
    injuries during matches. Here she sees a range of injuries from concussions, ligament damage to stiff and tight muscles.

    Kate is passionate about providing the best care for all individuals, ensuring that they are on the path to recovery, as well as offering support in prevention of further injury or discomfort.
    Kate is a member of the SST.

    Nadine Stewart

    Nutritional Therapist

    Nadine specialises in Type 2 Diabetes, Weight loss, Arthritis, Cardiovascular health, Menopause, Fertility, Thyroid Health, Gut health, and Hormone health. Nadine seeks to look beyond symptom management to find the root cause of health concerns.

    During the initial consultation, Nadine will go through your health history in detail. Following the session, a bespoke nutrition, and lifestyle plan is created. She uses a variety of tools to identify the most appropriate nutritional support for individuals including a personalised supplement protocol alongside functional testing.

    Nadine has a keen interest in female and male factor infertility with a proven track record in helping couples to achieve healthy pregnancies.

    Nadine is passionate about helping others fulfil their health and wellness goals. Away from the clinic, she is a mother of two boys, and enjoys spending time with family and friends at her allotment here In Epping, where she grows her
    own fruit, vegetables, and herbs.

    Nadine has a Diploma (Distn) in Nutritional Therapy and Homeopathy from the College of Integrated Nutrition and Homeopathy. She is registered with The Federation of Nutritional Therapists (FNTP) Complementary Medical Association
    (CMA) and The Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (ANP)”.

    Nadine is a member of FTNP ANP CMA

    Rose Horgan

    Clinical Hypnotherapist

    For a decade, I have worked with people who have experienced abuse or other life traumas and as a result have gone on to suffer from debilitating
    conditions that prevent them from living a happy, fulfilled life. I also personally understand how crippling anxiety can be. After a traumatic birth with my first child, I felt like I had lost myself and all
    control of my life. My self-esteem was on the floor, and I thought the rest of the world had it all figured out except me. It’s so easy to become fixated on the problems you face and come to believe that they are who you are. I can help you to understand how your brain works and how these thought processes hold you back, enabling you to take control back of
    your life so that you can move forward at a pace that is right for you, empowering you to start enjoying the life that you really want with ease.
    Rose is a member of HPD DSFH AfSFH SWE BASW

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    The Old Surgery, 267 High St, Epping, CM16 4BP

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