April Harris BSc Hons, MCSP, HPC reg
April graduated in 2005 from the University of Brighton. She went on to work in Canterbury, Sidcup and Bromley before setting up Touchline with fellow Physio Tara. April has worked in a variety of settings within the South East, from NHS Hospitals and Primary Care Trusts to Private Clinics and GP Surgeries. She specialises in spinal conditions, joint problems and chronic pain, using a hands on approach, often combined with Acupuncture, to relieve pain and restore function and mobility. During her time as a Physio, April has led spinal clinics, rehabilitation classes, hydrotherapy sessions and education seminars to name but a few, and regularly gives talks to GP’s and medical staff about Physiotherapy.
April’s personal interests include horse riding and skiing, but her main passion is Physiotherapy, and so she regularly attends clinics and seminars from lecturers around the globe to ensure that her treatment techniques and advice are as current as possible. She has recently been able to combine her love of equestrianism and Physiotherapy however by working closely with the Professional Jockey’s Association, predominantly at Lingfield and Kempton Racecourse, where she treats flat and jump jockeys recovering from minor knocks to majors injuries.
April can help you recover from an accident or injury, improve your performance or even just reduce the risk of that niggle turning into something more serious.
Tara Anson BSc Hons, MCSP, HPC reg, ITEC dip
Tara graduated with a BSc (Hons) from St. Georges Hospital Medical School, London in 2003 and has worked in the NHS, with various sports clubs and in private practice. Before embarking on a career in Physiotherapy, Tara gained qualifications in Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Sports Therapy and Sports Massage.
In 1998, Tara worked with the Armed Forces, delivering sports therapy and rehabilitation at the Woolwich Barracks. It was during this time she became intrigued with injuries to the musculo-skeletal system caused by sport and decided to further her career with a degree in Physiotherapy. She has since worked very closely with both amateur and professional athletes including international boxers, tennis players, golfers, national rugby clubs, athletic clubs and local fun run competitors.
Whilst working for the NHS, Tara split her time between Musculo-skeletal and Respiratory, leading two teams in the Critical Care Unit. She took an active part in training other staff and designed Back Care Education leaflets and seminars for patients suffering from chronic pain. Tara left the NHS in January 2011, thus allowing her to increase her private working hours and dedicate herself to the sports field even further. She currently works with Millwall Rugby Union Football Club, The Greenwich Admirals Rugby League and Charlton Athletic Club.
Alexandra Horsley BSc (Hons), MCSP, HCPC Reg
Alex graduated from the University of Plymouth in 2011 and has since worked in both NHS and private settings in the South East, focusing on the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. Alex is experienced in treating both acute and chronic conditions with exercise based and hands on treatment to assist people in their recovery and management.
During her time as a physiotherapist Alex has gained diverse clinical experience including sports and injury rehabilitation, pain management classes and hydrotherapy. Alex spends her spare time horse riding and running.
Amy Abernethy BSc Hons, MCSP, HCPC reg
Amy graduated with first class honours in 2008 from the University of Sheffield Hallam. She worked in hydrotherapy before moving to Australia where she gained experience in assessing and treating a wide variety of musculo-skeletal and sporting injuries. On her return to England she has continued to work privately in clinics. Her main passion is to help peple with an injury or chronic pain return to doing the activities and sports they enjoy. She specialises in hands on treatment including massage and mobilisations, and completed her acupuncture qualification in 2016. She has particular interest in treating upper and lower back pain as well as lower limb biomechanics.