Meet the team
We are quite simply a team of friendly, dedicated healthcare professionals.
Our main objective is to help you feel better, faster. Our success is based on us helping people get better, that is why so many doctors and consultants refer their patients to us and why so many people recommend their mums, dads, grandchildren, friends etc. to come and see us.
Darrin Morris - Chartered Physiotherapist
- Founder and Director of ProPhysio Midlands.
- Graduated in 1992 from the University of Nottingham with BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy.
- Competed internationally in the discus event, including the Commonwealth Games in 1990 and carried the flag for Scotland in 1994.
- Member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.
- Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists.
- Member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health.
- Has spent 18 years working with patients of all ages and abilities, from elite runners preparing to do marathons to a 75 year old lady recovering from knee surgery.
- "I particularly enjoy the variety of patients I treat in my working day.
Sarah Beard - Chartered Physiotherapist
- Graduated in 1990 from Queen Elizabeth School of Physiotherapy with Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy
- Graduated in 1998 with Bachelor of Science (Hons) First degree from the Open University
- Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and Healthcare Professions Council
- Over 20 years experience in a wealth of healthcare settings including GP surgeries, private practice, occupational health, NHS physiotherapy departments in both acute and community settings
- I have extensive experience and knowledge in all aspects of musculo-skeletal health including sports injuries, orthopaedic and rheumatological conditions.
Gavin Atkinson - Chartered Physiotherapist
- Qualified from Manchester University BSc Physiotherapy (Hons) in 2003
- Prior to this qualified with BSc Sports and Exercise Development (Hons) from University of Sunderland in 2000.
- Over 3 years experience working with elite level athletes in full time post at L.C.F.C, using advanced end stage rehabilitation techniques
- Almost 10 years of experience working as a Senior Physiotherapist in NHS Musculoskeletal Clinics, working with patients of all ages and backgrounds
- Previous experience in private practice
- Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists.
- Member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists
- Married with 2 young children so constantly on the go!
- Enjoys spending time with family, jogging and swimming.
Chloe Hoggarth – Chartered Physiotherapist
- Qualified as a physiotherapist in 2016 with a BHons degree from Huddersfield University
- Member of CSP and HCPC
- Experienced with a wide variety of patients in the NHS and private sectors.
- Working as a physiotherapist at a specialist rehab department for neurological conditions
- Provides Shockwave Therapy
- Enjoys playing netball, going to the gym and watching Rugby league
- A Yorkshire lass and proud of it
- Works at ProPhysio on Monday evenings.
Suzanne Pascoe - Chartered Physiotherapist
- Graduated in 1991 from Queen Elizabeth School of Physiotherapy, Birmingham
- Registered to practise with the Health Professions Council
- Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
- Member of the Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists
- Specialised 18 years ago in treating children, which has since spanned all ages and conditions.
- Worked for 3 years at Sheffield Children’s Hospital gaining experience across respiratory, orthopaedic and neurological specialities.
- Worked internationally; spent 2 years in the Middle East as the paediatric team leader for ARAMCO medical centre therapy services, worked in Western Australia as Clinical Standards Officer for a community therapy services organisation.
- Over 10 years experience working for PCT community services in the UK, assessing and treating children with special needs in both mainstream and special schools.
Sue Forrest - Neurological Physiotherapist
- Qualified with a Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy in 1980
- Member of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
- Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council
- Member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology
- Began specialising in Neurology in 1982 and has since had extensive experience working in Hospital Wards, Outpatient Neurology Units and in patients’ own homes.
- Has lived locally for 25 years and has two grown up sons.
- Plays tennis, enjoys sport generally and loves gardening and music. Likes word games and ‘Countdown’ - especially the numbers rounds!
- Specialising in the care and therapy of patients with diagnoses such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons Disease, Stroke and a variety of other neurological conditions, I also have a particular interest, and wide experience, in elderly care.
Dawn Pearson - Sports Massage Therapist
- Studied at Loughborough College, gaining qualification in Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy.
- Additional qualifications include:
- Interested in running, cycling, walking and generally keeping fit and healthy and knows, first hand, the importance of regular sports massage.
- Joined ProPhysio in November 2018.
- Works at ProPhysio on Monday afternoons and Saturday mornings.
Emma Jones - Sports Massage Therapist
- Despite its name Sports Massage is for everyone. My treatments work on improving the quality of the soft tissues within the body. I work to redress imbalances built up through training and everyday activities, allowing my patients greater freedom of movement and consequently, better quality of life
- Emma is a level 4 sports massage therapist additionally qualified in:-
- - K-taping
- - Sport taping
- - Dry needling
- Away from clinic Emma plays the cello, enjoys yoga, travel and music.
- Emma works at Prophysio on Tuesday mornings and Friday afternoons
Kerry Richards - Sports Massage Practitioner
- As an experienced Sports Massage Practitioner my passion and focus on sports massage allows me to provide for the specific needs of a broad variety of people: from high level competing athletes, recreational sports people, those not involved in sports and clients with a disability.
- Sports Remedial Massage Therapy MCTha IIST/VTCT Lev 3
- MCTha IIHHT/VTCT Level 3 Swedish Body Massage.
- Qualified Therapist in, Thai Foot Massage; Indian Head Massage; Hot Stone Massage; Pregnancy Massage; Hopi Ear Candle/ Face Massage and Reiki.
- Qualified in taping and strapping
- Accredited member of the MCTha
- Participated in various charity events such as: Prestwold Hall 5k &10k races/Rugby 7’s tournament and Sport Relief events.
- Tailors each treatment to the client's individual needs
- Married with 3 children.
- Enjoys reading, gardening and general fitness.
Nicola Redfern - Holistic Therapist
- 2001 - IIHHT Diploma in Holistic Therapies
- 2003/2004 - Reiki 1 and 2 (Usui Reiki method)
- 2012 - Basic and Therapy 1 in manual lymph drainage (Dr Vodder method)
- Professional member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists.
- I offer a range of treatments that consider the whole person - body, mind, spirit and emotions - in the quest for optimal health and wellness. Therapies such as Indian Head Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Reiki & Reflexology can aid healing, relaxation and general well being.
- Enjoys yoga, music & helping my husband in the vineyard!
Andrea Headington - Dip (2016) MBACP Person Centred Counsellor
- 2016 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- 2014 Member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BCAP) 2014
- Works voluntarily at St Giles Hospice as a bereavement counsellor
- I offer a service specialising in grief and loss/bereavement and couples relationship counselling.
- I have lived locally all my life and have three children
- When not working, I enjoy gardening and walking around the Peak District
Julie Kuper - Clinic Manager
- Worked in media research for 10 years whilst living in Birmingham and London.
- Spent 10 years at home looking after 2 children.
- Joined ProPhysio in February 2011, working predominantly in the Ashby Clinic.
- Enjoys music, yoga, and cryptic crosswords!