Welcome to Axon.
Located in Billericay, Essex, we specialise in ‘hands on’, focussed manual physiotherapy for the treatment of both acute and chronic musculo-skeletal conditions. With an approach that delivers high quality assessment and care, we work closely with you to develop a personalised treatment plan that best achieves a quick and effective recovery to get you back to full function at home, work or sport.
Our expertise and services extend well beyond just physiotherapy to promote a more integrated approach to treatment. Patient-specific home exercise programmes and education on the prevention of future injuries are always included to keep you active.
Areas of expertise include treatment for the following conditions:
- Sports and exercise injuries
- Paediatric conditions and growth related pain
- Neck, back, shoulder and knee pain
- Postural alignment for pain reduction
- Muscle, tendon and ligament problems
- Occupational/work related problems such as repetitive strain injury and work related upper limb disorders
- Post-operative/fracture rehabilitation
- Hyperventilation syndrome
- Hypermobility syndrome
Annabelle Devereux, MSc, HCPC, Practice Principal
Annabelle holds a Masters degree in Physiotherapy and has over 25 years clinical experience working in the NHS, industrial and private sector. She provides a wealth of experience, knowledge and specialised best practice for her patients. Besides treating all musculo-skeletal conditions, she has a special interest in treating Hyperventilation syndrome. She completed her Acupuncture training in 1998 and uses this skill often to aid patients’ recovery with musculoskeletal pain. She also undertook specialist training in Pilates with the APPI in 2009 and since then has found this to be an amazing addition to physiotherapy treatment using these exercises both in classes and 1:1 to help many people. Further specialisation into antenatal and postnatal Pilates has followed.
Debbie Tomlinson, MSc, HCPC, Associate
Debbie has many years of experience in neurological, orthopaedic and musculoskeletal physiotherapy in both private practice and the NHS. She has a specialist interest in treating complex shoulder and neck conditions. She completed her Acupuncture training in 2008 and finds that patients often respond very well if this skill is used in addition to physiotherapy treatment. She also undertook specialist training in Pilates with the APPI in 2009 and finds the exercises extremely beneficial. Debbie has also taken extra APPI training for antenatal and postnatal Pilates. Additionally, she is an expert in assessing and treating Hypermobility Syndrome, having undertaken research in the condition. Debbie is a keen runner and has completed over 30 marathons, so understands the difficulties of undertaking sporting challenges!
Helen graduated in Physiotherapy from Sheffield Hallam University in 1998 and has worked in the NHS for 14 years. Working on the surgical wards and high dependency unit she has treated patients with wide ranging conditions. She undertook further training both at Roehampton (the national centre for amputee rehabilitation) and Harold Wood Limb Fitting Centre and spent over 8 years as Southend Hospital’s lead therapist in Amputee Rehabilitation.
In 2011 Helen was very lucky to have triplet daughters. After several very busy years at home, she returned to physiotherapy and undertook Pilates training with The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI Health Group).
Helen now delivers our physiotherapy-led Pilates classes and one to one Pilates sessions. Helen is passionate about Pilates and uses her specialist physiotherapy anatomy knowledge, detailed assessment and observation skills and an ability to handle the human body with care and respect, to adapt her teaching to suit all levels and abilities.
Outside of physiotherapy, Helen enjoys family time with her husband and daughters. She enjoys to learn new skills and is learning to tap dance!
Eleanor Muir, BSc, HCPC
Eleanor Muir graduated from King’s College London in 2002 and has 17 years’ experience as a Senior Physiotherapist in major London teaching hospitals and Private Practice, specialising in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Eleanor has also completed a Masters module in Musculoskeletal Triage meaning she is well qualified to quickly assess your condition and has the knowledge and experience to assist a fast rehabilitation either following an operation or injury. Eleanor is also a certified Pilates Instructor with the APPI and has experience in teaching both Pilates classes and 1:1 sessions with those who require more individual attention.
Out of work, Eleanor enjoys running, swimming and keeping up with the social lives of her 2 children!
Dominique Hart, BSc, PGCert, HCPC
Dominique graduated student of the year from Brunel University in 2007. She has over 11 years experience working in the NHS and private practice and has completed additional masters study on advanced assessment and treatment of upper and lower limb and spinal conditions. Dominique has a special interest in treating lower limb sporting injuries and specifically in providing targeted rehab programmes for return to sport or play. Dominique undertook Pilates training with the APPI in 2015 and finds this a highly effective addition to her treatment programmes. Dominique completed acupuncture training in 2010 and is a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. Dominique is also keen amateur runner, having represented Essex in cross country running and Great Britain in her age category for duathlon.
Rebecca Cornish, BSc, HCPC
Rebecca graduated in Physiotherapy from the University of East Anglia in 2002. She has over 16 years of physiotherapy experience including 10 years working as a senior Musculoskeletal physiotherapist in a London teaching hospital. Rebecca treats all musculoskeletal conditions, is trained in Pilates and a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. She has a wealth of experience in treating people with hypermobility, and also has a special interest in treating lower limb conditions having undertaken training at masters level in this field
Marianne Pike, BSc, HCPC, MAPCP
Marianne graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy in 2002. Marianne has specialised in paediatrics since 2004 and has 15 years experience working exclusively with babies and children. Over the years, Marianne has worked in a variety of NHS teaching and private hospitals in London including The Portland, working with inpatients, outpatients and in the community. She has experience treating a diverse range of paediatric conditions, developmental, neurological and musculoskeletal.
Marianne has highly specialist assessment skills, offering expert evidence based assessment and treatment for babies and children. She has a particular interest in baby and toddler health screening but has a wealth of experience assessing and treating children up to 16 years of age. Marianne is passionate about ensuring children reach or return to their full physical potential.
Nigel Devereux, PhD, Manager
Nigel keeps things moving for us here at Axon and is always available to answer questions, schedule appointments and liaise with healthcare providers. Also, he is an experienced Tutor of Maths, Chemistry and Physics. More information can be found at www.mathstutorbillericay.co.uk.
Axon practitioners are members of the following professional organisations:
- Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
- Health Professions Council
- Physio First, the Organisation of Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice
- Association of Acupuncture Chartered Physiotherapists
- Physiotherapists working with Hyperventilation
Axon is registered with AXA/PPP, BUPA and all major insurers.
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