A little about us.
At Wareham Physiotherapy, we aim to treat our patients holistically, so we will take account of your health status and the influences & impact that stress & lifestyle may have on your overall recovery. We will aim to address your most significant problem areas with a tailored package of treatment & advice. Whether you have a sports injury, whiplash, suffer with joint, muscle or spinal pain, need postural advice or guidance to manage your pain or stress levels, we can help!
What you can expect.
Physiotherapy is a dynamic profession using a wide range of techniques to help patients maximise their recovery & potential. At it's best, it is a partnership between therapist & patient that helps to actively restore physical & psychological wellbeing.
Once we have provided quick & efficient treatment of your problem, we will endeavour to equip you with the knowledge needed to assist you to maintain the improvement & self-manage any future problems. If you feel that stress is significantly affecting your overall wellbeing then please go to the relaxation page. You can contact us to discuss whether these techniques might be helpful for your particular circumstances.
We hope that you find the following pages helpful and we welcome your comments via our "contact us" section, which you can also use to make an appointment with us.
Helen Legg - Admin manager
Helen is your first point of contact as a patient at Wareham Physiotherapy. She will book your appointment, give you all the information you need regarding your visit to us and be the point of contact during your time with us for any queries or issues.
As well as booking and liaising with you, she also deals directly with our referring insurance companies and organises our team of Physiotherapists on a day to day basis.
Helen grew up in Dorset and after leaving school worked in the Civil Service for 10 years, where in the latter years she became a regional staff trainer. She has been working with the team at Wareham Physiotherapy since 2016 and she is, in the opinion of the rest of us, utterly indispensable!
Her interests include exercising, yoga and walking, particularly along the coast, and spending time with her family – especially going on holiday to Disney!
Helen Gordon - BSC (Hons), Grad. DIP. Phys. MCSP
Helen qualified from the Middlesex Hospital, London in 1989 and has worked as a physiotherapist ever since. She has worked in the NHS for 21 years both in outpatients and running her own clinics in various GP surgeries as well as four years experience in a specialist chronic pain management team. Over this time she has also worked for several different private practices in Essex and Dorset.
Since qualifying she has gone on to develop a special interest in muscle energy techniques, myofascial release and joint mobilisation/manipulation techniques based on the Mulligan, Maitland & Cyriax concepts.
She has been practising acupuncture since 2001 and is a registered member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).
She also has experience running classes in cardiovascular exercise, core stability, posture and relaxation plus classes for rehabilitation of knee, ankle and low back problems. She has had many years experience of treating various types of sports injuries.
Stacey graduated as a physiotherapist from Salford University in 2011 and as a junior physiotherapist worked within the community of Tameside and in the acute inpatient setting at Tameside Hospital before moving down to Poole in 2014.
Whilst working within the NHS, Stacey also worked part time at Stalybridge Celtic FC and then Glossop North End FC treating the first team players from on-field injuries back to full fitness. Stacey has also completed her Level 4 VTCT qualification in Sports Massage and through this, worked at the Olympic Games in London 2012
Stacey Hamilton BSC(Hons), MCSP
Katharine Binning - Grad. DIP. Phys. MCSP
Katharine trained and qualified as a Physiotherapist in Glasgow Caledonian University where she worked for two years before moving to gain further experience in The Channel Isles. There she honed her musculoskeletal skills whilst spending time with patients in an acute injury / A+E, Orthopaedic and Fracture Clinic, Trauma and Post-operative Rehabilitation and Hydrotherapy settings.
Katharine combined her love of travel and rehabilitation and briefly undertook voluntary work in Eritrea, helping to restore the lives of lower limb Amputees during the civil conflict. Katharine’s role extended to include training Physiotherapy assistants in an underground hospital.
She has always considered it a privilege to work as part of a holistic rehabilitation team helping her clients on their recovery journey from full dependence and immobility to a life of independence and healing. Katharine has worked at all levels of the rehabilitation journey from pre-operative, post-surgical, inpatient hospital therapy, outpatient clinic settings and home visits / home based therapy.
Since joining the Wareham Physiotherapy team in 2021 she has been able to show her compassionate nature and utilise her many years of experience to help individuals with their rehabilitation needs either in their own home or in the clinic where each treatment plan is tailored to help her patients achieve their goals and expectations.
Katharine feels enormously blessed to have moved to beautiful Dorset and loves getting outside, whether for long walks, playing golf or challenging her dog in agility skills. At home she enjoys cooking for friends, listening to classical music and pouring them a glass of decent red. She is a keen and accomplished traveller and particularly loves Israel, The Greek islands and Skiing in The Canadian Rockies.