Our physiotherapy team

Our chartered physiotherapists are highly experienced in treating muscle and joint conditions.

They use the most up to date research to ensure best clinical practice and work in close liaison with consultants and GPs to determine if further investigation is required. This ensures that as a patient you receive a highly focused course of treatment suited to your individual needs. We aim to provide the best treatment and advice in order to help return you to normal mobility as soon as possible.

All of our physiotherapists are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and are members of Chartered Society of Physiotherapists.

Charlotte Martin BSc, HPC, AACP, MCSP 

Physiotherapy Manager and Specialist Physiotherapist
Charlotte graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2012 and has developed an interest in lower limb biomechanics and sports rehabilitation.

Since graduating she has completed a Master’s degree in Manual Therapy with Coventry University and post graduate courses in acupuncture and the biomechanics of running and pain management. Charlotte's treatment emphasis is on return to function, work or sport.

Julia Kennedy BSc (Hons), MCSP, HPC

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Qualifying in 2010 from the University of East Anglia with a first class honours degree, Julia has a keen interest in musculoskeletal and orthopaedic rehabilitation, focusing on Maitland Mobilisations, exercise therapy, soft tissue and manual therapy.

Julia spent over a year working in a musculoskeletal and orthopaedic research team and has wide experience working in multiple rehabilitation settings including Norwich City Football Academy.

Carla Handy BSc (Hons), HPC

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Carla qualified from Coventry University in 2013. Since then she has gained considerable experience in a variety of physiotherapy areas. Her interests are more specifically in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and orthopaedics in both inpatient and outpatient environments.

Carla is part of our inpatient physiotherapy team; her primary job role is treating patients post-operatively and pre-assessing patients before orthopaedic surgery. Carla has a personal interest in gym work, running outdoors and surfing.

Carl Simpson BSc (Hons), MCSP, HPC, MACPIN

Neurology and Rehabilitation
Carl has over 12 years' experience in neurological rehabilitation and adopts an eclectic approach to treatment. Carl also has an interest in general musculoskeletal outpatient treatment including sacroiliac joint assessment, Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) rehabilitation and general lower limb dysfunction.

Kuldeep Bains Dip(Inj.Ther), BSc, MSc, MCSP, SRP, HPC

Highly Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Kuldeep is an experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist with a special interest in low back and shoulder pain. After finishing his undergraduate degree in Sports Science, Kuldeep completed his Physiotherapy (MSc) in 2008 and has since completed masters’ level training in Acupuncture (AACP) , manual therapy for the upper quadrant (MACP) and Injection Therapy (SOMM). 

He has many years of experience working with complex musculoskeletal presentations and persistent low back pain.    

Annette Castleford Grad Dip Phys, MCSP, HCP

Senior Inpatient Physiotherapist
Annette is our Senior Inpatient Physiotherapist and has extensive experience working on the wards looking after patients both pre and post-operatively. She has great links with social services to provide appropriate home care guidance and equipment for patients on discharge from hospital and also provides an occupational therapy service for the pre-assessment of patients being admitted for joint replacements.

Annette provides follow-up information to the outpatient physiotherapists and organises post-operative outpatient appointments.

 Kora Roznicka MSc (Hons), MCSP, HPC

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Kora qualified from Medical University in Poland in 2009 and works as an inpatient and outpatient physiotherapist. She specialises in working with people with both orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions.

Kora currently runs the rehabilitation class for post-surgical knee replacements and loves the ‘hands-on’ aspect of working with patients, supporting them to achieve their goals and improving their quality of life.

Abbey Wright BSc (Hons), HPC, AACP

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Abbey qualified from Coventry University in 2014 and now works in both inpatient and outpatient clinics. She has had extensive experience in a variety of musculoskeletal conditions in both acute and chronic cases. 

Since working at Spire Leicester Hospital she has trained in acupuncture and is also the lead in the knee and hip replacement rehabilitation classes here. Her background of Olympic weight lifting and Crossfit training make her rehabilitation approach function-focused and encourages patients back in the gym to achieve their goals through strength and conditioning training. Abbey’s approach to treatment is both holistic and patient centred.

Antonio Palumbo MSc, HCPC

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Antonio qualified as a physiotherapist in 2008, working first in Italy and now in England. He is particularly interested in musculoskeletal problems (including back pain) and the use of CBT as part of treatment where appropriate.


Respiratory Specialist
Nicky qualified as a physiotherapist in 1998 and has specialised as a respiratory physio since the year 2000. She combines her role in the NHS as a specialist physiotherapist for Adult Cystic Fibrosis and Bronchiectasis with her role here at Spire Leicester Hospital, where she sees patients with respiratory conditions.

 Jo Marlow

Physiotherapy Assistant
Jo joined the Physio team as a Physiotherapy Assistant in 2013 providing general clinical support within the department and assists in the running of our post-operative hip and knee classes.

Kierra Seville

Physiotherapy Administrator
Kierra provides administrative support to the Physiotherapy team.