Welcome to
barn house physiotherapy

Physiotherapy delivers a vast array of treatment techniques which help to restore and improve body movements and functions.

Psychological health is enhanced by physical wellbeing and at barn house physiotherapy the treatment is as individual as you are.

Meet the physios

barn house team

Jacqueline Knox

Jacqueline Knox qualified from Leeds School of Physiotherapy in 1988 with a Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy. Once graduated she went to work at University College Hospital in London where she gained experience in burns, outpatients, cardio-thoracic surgery, respiratory, orthopaedics and paediatrics. Her initial interest in normal movement started when she worked at The Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane , Australia. Here she learned about the neurological mechanisms under-pinning normal movement specialising in babies under the guidance of Professor Yvonne Burns, M.Phty., Ph.D

Jacqueline returned to Western Australia in 1993 to complete her post graduate diploma in Manipulative Therapy from Curtin University. During this time pilates and muscle imbalance were at the forefront of physiotherapy treatments and Jacqueline returned to the UK and set up one of the first physiotherapy/ pilates studios in 1996. Pilates machine work and pilates matwork classes are an integral part of treatment and rehabilitation at bh.

Jacqueline gained extensive experience working in private practice and the NHS in the UK and in Australia, working with dancers, footballers, rugby players, tri-athletes, equestrians and rowers. Jacqueline initially trained as a body control pilates teacher and then integrated the training of dance medicine Australia to further her clinical pilates. She then worked for GB Rowing from 1999 to 2008 where she introduced pilates as part of the injury prevention and performance enhancement programme. Jacqueline was lucky to be chosen as one of the physiotherapists to work with the GB Rowing team in Athens for the 2004 Olympic Games which was an amazing experience.

Jacqueline passionately believes in normal movement and how movement patterns change as a result of weakness, pathology and pain. She works with clients to re-establish normal movement with manual therapy and exercises. Each client is encouraged to work on their own bodies through active movement to bring about change , improve fitness and prevent re-occurrence. She currently works at her clinic near Stamford, Lincolnshire.

She also runs masterclasses in movement and breathing control, both locally and internationally.

She has written 2 books on pilates, one with Lynne Robinson of Body Control Pilates and one with Bunny Guinness, gardener and author, and has had input into a pilates and pregnancy book, also with Lynne Robinson.

She appeared on TV on The Alan Titchmarch show with Bunny Guinness and has been on Gardener’s question time on BBC Radio 4 again with Bunny Guinness.

She is a member of The Health Professionals Council, (HPC), Membership of The Association of Physiotherapists in Manipulative Therapy (MMACP), Membership in The Association of Chartered Physiotherapist in Sports Medicine, (ACPSM), Dance UK & The Association of Physiotherapist in Pain (PPA).

Alison Sentance

Alison was awarded her Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy from the Oswestry and North Staffordshire School of Physiotherapy in 1987.

She worked as a junior physiotherapist in Exeter, Devon, developing a passion for the neuro-musculoskeletal speciality before a working holiday in Adelaide, Australia and Wellington, New Zealand.

She began working in London in 1991 with increasingly specialist roles at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton, St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington and St George’s Healthcare, Tooting. She helped to develop the role of Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Practitioner nationally. This role involves examining GP referred patients in Orthopaedic Clinic, formulating a clinical diagnosis, organising treatment and review. In 2004 she took on a similar role in headaches in Tooting and became an expert in physiotherapy management of dysfunction in the head and neck.

Alison lectured on this and developed a teaching package with two colleagues to help physiotherapists identify risk factors in patients with dysfunction of the circulatory system presenting with head and neck pain.

In 2010 she moved to New York with family and spent five years there.

In preparation for a return to the UK, she completed a course with Equinox that led to qualification as a comprehensive Pilates instructor. She is also a member of the Pilates Method Alliance

Sarah Babbs

Sarah Babbs qualified as a physiotherapist from Bath School of Physiotherapy in 1986. After moving to the Middlesex Hospital in London to work in musculoskeletal and orthopaedic departments as well as intensive care and general medicine. She continued her interest in respiratory work in the management of acute and chronic heart and lung disease at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London specialising in looking after patients with cystic fibrosis. She spent a year working at The Royal Prince Alfred in Sydney, Australia before returning and relocating to Stamford where she worked at the Peterborough hospitals alongside the orthopaedic surgeons.

and rehabilitation within the hospital department and setting up the service in 2 GP practices. In 1998 Sarah began working in the private sector. She undertook her training in Acupuncture in 2000 and continues to be a member of the AACP while keeping updated for the continuing use of acupuncture at Barnhouse Physiotherapy. Acupuncture is one of the many skills employed within physiotherapy as part of an integrated approach to treat pain and inflammation. Sarah bases her treatments on scientific research and clinical evidence that Acupuncture can reduce pain.

Acupuncture is one of the many skills employed within physiotherapy as part of an integrated approach to treat pain and inflammation. Sarah bases her treatments on scientific research and clinical evidence that Acupuncture can reduce pain.

Sarah is also a qualified teacher in Pilates Matwork having undertaken Levels 1 and 2 with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute. She incorporates the Pilates principles into her assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of all patients. Under Dean Watson, she studied the role of the cervical spine in Headache and Migraine and has success in helping patients reducing frequency and intensity of migraine.

If you would like to read more on Acupuncture then click the link below…to AACP (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Acupuncture).

Emily Rule

Emily qualified in 1994 from Birmingham Schools of Physiotherapy where she achieved a Diploma in Physiotherapy.

Emily has specialised in musculo-skeletal injuries and has gained extensive experience working at Addenbrookes NHS Hospital in Cambridge, and in Private Practice. While at Addenbrookes, Emily also worked as the Senior Physiotherapist at the hospital’s Sports injuries Clinic.

Emily is a qualified Clinical Pilates Instructor and leads both Beginners and Intermediate Pilates classes at Barn House..

Michaela Forbes

Michaela qualified in 1979 from Cardiff School of Physiotherapy. After initial work with the NHS, experience was gained by working in private hospitals, in sports injury clinics, as sole physiotherapist in a busy GP practice and also in running her own physiotherapy and sports injury clinic for over 12 years in Kent. During her career, Michaela qualified as a Body Control Pilates teacher taking clients up to advanced level and becoming a trainee teacher and mentor for up and coming Pilates teachers in the Body Control Pilates method.

Additionally Michaela is a Kinetic Control Movement Therapist having completed a Post Graduate course at Keele University in 2009 and was a physiotherapist for TASS ( Talented Athlete Support Scheme) working with young athletes of international ability. The extensive practice and knowledge gained through a lifetime of experience has enabled Michaela to work with a wide variety of patients and conditions.

From knee niggles in the growing child, or the injured club player, a bad back in the desk bound office worker or garden enthusiast ,to rehabilitation of the elite athlete or post operative care following hip or knee surgery for example , you can be sure of a full assessment, treatment and care specific to your needs. bh physiotherapy clinic for treatment as individual as you are.

Tina Parkes

Tina qualified as a physiotherapist in 2005 and has worked in both the NHS and private sector. Prior to becoming a physiotherapist she achieved a BSc in Sports Science that facilitates her exercise prescription in a physiotherapeutic environment. She completed her Masters degree with membership to the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists at King’s College London (2011) in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy.

Tina continued her research in Achilles tendon pain with the sports medicine team of consultants at The London Independent Hospital. Her main area of interest is differentiating between sporting lower limb injuries and back pain, as well as treating acute and chronic spinal conditions, shoulder rehabilitation, post-operative rehabilitation and Pilates (both within treatment sessions and as a class).

She is a member of the Australian Pilates and Physiotherapy Institute, the Acupuncture Association of Chartered physiotherapists and the European Society for Shoulder & Elbow Rehabilitation. She believes in a holistic approach to patient care to ensure individuals’ lifestyles and interests are taken into consideration within their treatment.

uring treatments she combines manual therapy (mobilisations/manipulations/massage), electrical therapy, acupuncture if appropriate and if suitable for the patient and exercises. She ensures each individual fully understands their injury or pain and has a plan to resolve it and prevent reoccurrence. Out of work she enjoys spinning, swimming and running.

bh products

bh oils are designed for the clinic by aromatherapist Lady Lesley Addison using only natural ingredients
more >

Aromatherapy oils

bh blog - The Green Gym

It is Chelsea Flower Show this week and the theme is how plants can make you feel healthier and improve people's lives through design
more >

How barn house can help you

Sports injuries and other conditions such as:
can be treated by physiotherapy...
more >

barn house physiotherapy is a member of the following organisations:
Physio First
Physios in sport
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Health professions council
Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists
Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists