Sarah Kinsella – Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist
Sarah qualified at the University of Hertfordshire in 1996. She began work as a Junior Physiotherapist at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage the same year. Sarah started working for the NHS in 1996, building good relationships with local GPs and consultants. She has also worked privately since 1998. In 2001 Sarah took on the role at the Lister of managing the hydrotherapy pool, and when the Lister pool closed in 2010, she set up a private hydrotherapy service, which she runs from the pool at David Lloyd in Stevenage. Sarah left the NHS in November 2013 to concentrate on working at and managing ASK Physio.
Sarah lives in Stevenage with her husband and two children. She enjoys spending time with her family and keeping fit and healthy. She is a keen cyclist, cycling from London to Paris in 2014, and has also completed two half marathons and sprint distance triathlon.
Steve Kinsella – Practice Manager and Sports Massage Therapist
Steve joined ASK Physio in October 2017, following a brave career change. Having worked as a paramedic for the last fifteen years, Steve is now a partner in the business and works predominantly as the Practice Manager. Steve is also qualified in sports massage therapy and offers sports massage treatments at ASK Physio. As the final string to his bow, Steve has also undertaken a teaching qualification to enable him to teach first aid at work. He works with ABC Life Support to provide this training to local businesses and schools. Feel free to speak to him if this is something you are interested in.
Prior to being a paramedic, Steve worked as a Financial Advisor (which is how he met Sarah!) and therefore knows his way around a spreadsheet!
Like Sarah, Steve enjoys cycling, running and keeping fit, as well as being Dad to their two daughters.
Nicki Combarro – Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist
Nicki qualified at the University of Hertfordshire in 1996 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy and completed an MSc in Sports Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation in 2002.
In 1999 Nicki set up a Bodybalance Physiotherapy clinic, a private clinic based at the University of Hertfordshire to provide physiotherapy to the local sporting population and general community. Nicki has also worked for the MOD and became a Consultant Physiotherapist at The English Institute of Sport, where she was responsible for treating elite athletes.
Over the past 15 years, Nicki has been involved in a multitude of international sporting events. She was a proud member of Team GB at the Rio and London Olympics and was part of England’s Commonwealth Games Team at Glasgow 2014, Delhi 2010, Melbourne 2006 and Manchester 2002. Nicki will be continuing her representative work by joining Team GB at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in 2018.
In 2016, Nicki left the Bodybalance clinic to focus on her work with sport and also spending more time with her family. She became a member of the ASK Physio team in October 2016 on her return from the Rio Olympics.
When she is not juggling sporting events and work, Nicki lives with her husband and her two children. She enjoys running and cycling and in 2013 she completed the Barcelona Challenge, an Ironman distance triathlon in 14 hours.
Sarah Perry – Senior Physiotherapist
Sarah qualified at the Middlesex Hospital School of Physiotherapy and University College London in 1995.
She has worked in various settings including NHS hospitals and community trusts, and since 2002 in private hospitals and clinics. Consequently she treats a wide range of conditions including sports injuries, work related injuries and post-operative rehabilitation, general aches and pains etc. She is also a member of The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists
Sarah has a special interest in ergonomics and work related injuries. She is a member of The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics and is also able to undertake office workstation risk assessments in offices and in homes for home workers.
Sarah has undertaken further training in Aquatic Therapy and works with Sarah Kinsella at the pool at David Lloyd doing hydrotherapy sessions in Stevenage.
Outside work, Sarah likes to spend time with her family and is kept busy by her three boys!
Charlie Humber – Senior Physiotherapist
Charlie Humber qualified in 2005 at Brunel University, having previously gained a Sports and Exercise Science degree in 2002 from Sheffield Hallam University. Charlie has a wealth of experience, having previously worked as a Specialist Physiotherapist the NHS, and working with both professional and recreational sports teams. She has worked in private practice since 2012 and has a keen interest in sports related injuries. Charlie also has a particular interest in acupuncture.
Charlie enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children, as well as playing hockey for Letchworth 1st XI.
Sam Bradley – Senior Physiotherapist
Sam first qualified as a Sports Therapist at the University of Hertfordshire in 2010. Since then, she has worked with a number of rugby clubs in Hertfordshire including Hertfordshire County Rugby Club.
Sam became employed as a Physiotherapy Technician in the NHS in 2013, working with Sarah K, Sarah P and Gina. She quickly realised that her goal was to pursue a career as a qualified physiotherapist. She returned to study at the University of Essex and qualified as Chartered Physiotherapist in 2014. She has since worked for the NHS and completed her junior rotations in each speciality. Sam has recently specialised in musculoskeletal conditions becoming a Senior Physiotherapist at the Royal Free London NHS Trust.
Sam started working at ASK Physio in 2016, providing both sports massage and physiotherapy.
In her spare time Sam enjoys spending time with family and friends, keeping active and baking.
Gina Wall – Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist
Gina Wall qualified in 2006 at Oxford Brookes University. Since then she has worked within the NHS, and is now a part time Highly Specialist Physiotherapist at The Royal Free Hospital in London, working in the Chronic Fatigue service. Gina started working in the private sector in 2009. In February 2017 Gina was awarded a distinction and merit in her Masters’ degree in Pain Management, at Cardiff University. Gina has been working at ASK Physio since November 2013.
In her spare time, Gina has 16 animals to care for and likes to ride her horses and compete in dressage events.
Beth Stokeld – Senior Physiotherapist
Beth joined us in July 2020. She qualified from Northumbria University in Newcastle with her Physiotherapy degree in 2014. She started her career in the North working as a Junior Physiotherapist in the NHS, working in several different areas and gaining valuable knowledge and experience in a variety of clinical settings.
More recently, she has worked in Guys & St Thomas’ teaching hospital for the NHS in London, as well as in a private practice in London. In 2018 she completed her APPI Pilates Course and enjoys using her Pilates knowledge when rehabilitating patients.
Beth comes from a sporting background from a young age, playing rounders for England and tennis and hockey at county level. This drove her passion to be able to treat sports injuries. She now enjoys weight training and running, and her current goal is to complete the Rome marathon in 2021 which was postponed due to the Covid pandemic.
Rob Jones – Senior Physiotherapist
Rob graduated from the University of Southampton in 2008. Rob, like most of the team, spent his junior physio years working in Hertfordshire. He also spent some time working for local sports teams and has been working in private practice for the last seven years. Rob now works as a Highly Specialist MSK Physiotherapist in the NHS in London and has developed a special interest in spinal conditions. Rob has also recently started his Masters in Advanced Clinical Practice at University of Hertfordshire. During his free time he loves spending time with his family, watching films and exercising.