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Michelle Henry

Principal Physiotherapist and Co-owner of Halo Physio


Michelle qualified with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Physiotherapy from Sheffield Hallam University. She became a Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist in the NHS before moving on to a busy private hospital where she worked closely with Orthopaedic Surgeons, specialising in hip, shoulder and knee injuries.

She has run her own private practice since 2006. Six years ago, she joined forces with Rachael and Halo was born! Their vision is to provide the highest quality physiotherapy service to each patient who walks through the door. By liaising with other health professionals and members of the Halo team, they pride themselves on delivering a seamless patient experience.

As a clinician, Michelle has extensive knowledge in complex hip, knee and shoulder injuries and sports and post-operative rehabilitation. She also enjoys the management of chronic musculoskeletal conditions and is interested in optimising physical performance and injury prevention.  Michelle uses a wide range of manual therapy, manipulation techniques and acupuncture as well as very specific exercise programs tailored to each case.

In addition to treating patients, Michelle has taught on the BTEC Sport and Exercise Massage Course in 2 local schools. She delivers lectures on a range of topics including anatomy, massage, exercise prescription and injury management. She is keen to promote a career in physiotherapy to the next generation.

Michelle is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP Number 61513), Health Profession Council (HCPC Number PH57090), Acupuncture Association of Physiotherapists and Physio First.

Rachael Adams

Principal Physiotherapist and Co-owner of Halo Physio


Rachael qualified in 2001 with an Upper Second Class Honours Degree in Physiotherapy. Since then she has worked within the NHS and private sector, and closely with the military. Rachael has gained a wealth of experience working predominantly with musculoskeletal patients treating all conditions ranging from simple lower back pain to complex neuropathic pain, sports injuries and orthopaedic rehabilitation.

Her specialist interest in the shoulder, neck and spine has led towards successfully treating complex conditions and carrying out research and audits. Rachael prides herself on offering patients highly effective skills in manual therapy, manipulation, acupuncture and individually tailored exercise programmes.

In 2017 Rachael attended training at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and is now qualified to assess and treat patients experiencing symptoms associated with BPPV.  She is experienced to perform all repositioning manoeuvres including the Epley and Semont.

In addition to her clinical practice, Rachael is involved in lecturing and presenting to local businesses the importance of physical wellbeing in the work place. She has recently been invited to join the Coventry and Warwickshire CIPD to speak about her experiences in setting up workplace clinics and the positive impact this has on the workforce.

Rachael founded Halo Physio with Michelle in 2012. They are both committed to running a practice that offers the highest quality patient care in a calm and professional environment. The clinic offers a multidisciplinary approach where therapists work closely with one another to offer best patient care.

Rachael is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and Health Profession Council: CSP number – 064977, HCPC number – PH61398 and Acupuncture Association of Physiotherapists (AACP).

Lucy Bell

Senior Physiotherapist & Pilates Teacher

Lucy qualified in 2006 with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree from Coventry University, she also has a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiology from Leeds University.  Since qualifying Lucy has worked in the NHS and Private Hospitals, gaining a wide range of clinical experience in musculoskeletal outpatients, orthopaedics, acute and chronic medicine.

Lucy is a qualified Pilates teacher and has also worked with a number of sports teams, including gymnastics, rugby, various equestrian disciplines and many times at the London Marathon.  Lucy treats all areas of musculoskeletal physiotherapy with special interest in knee and shoulder conditions, post-operative rehabilitation, Acupuncture and Pilates. Lucy also works for the British Equestrian Federation supporting UK Sport funded athletes, including working at the Paralympics in London 2012, Rio 2016 and preparing for Tokyo 2021.

Lucy is also a National Classifier for Equestrian Paradressage and is an Invictus Games catergoriser, having worked at the Sydney games in 2016 and will be for The Hague in 2022.

Lucy is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and Health Profession Council; PH79421. The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and exercise medicine (ACPSEM) and the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).

Gemma Joiner

Senior Physiotherapist, Women’s Health Specialist & Pilates Teacher

Gemma graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree in 2009.

Since then, she has gained vast experience working in the NHS and private sector in a variety of settings including multidisciplinary rehabilitation units, musculoskeletal clinics, and sports settings.

Gemma has a broad spectrum of skills across the three core areas of Physiotherapy (musculoskeletal, neurology and respiratory), which enables her to have a very holistic approach. She has also completed post graduate training in Manual Therapy, Myofascial Release, Acupuncture, Cancer Rehabilitation, Pilates, Therapeutic Yoga, and more.

Gemma specialises in and is truly passionate about pelvic health (Women’s Health Physiotherapy) and has a special interest in ante/post-natal rehabilitation. Gemma has worked in this specialist area of Physiotherapy for over 5 years in the NHS and private sectors.

Jude Davis

Senior Physiotherapist, Women’s Health Specialist & Pilates Teacher

Jude qualified from Coventry University with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree in 2008.

Since graduation, she has worked within the NHS and private sectors across community, hospital and rehabilitation sites, including with elite athletes and sports teams, volunteering at the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and 2022. Jude has also worked extensively with the military, including the RAF Netball team.

Jude has varied experience across a wide range of rehabilitation settings and her post-graduate training in acupuncture and Pilates supports her holistic approach to treating all areas of musculoskeletal conditions, including acute and chronic conditions and post-operative rehabilitation Jude has also held a special interest in pelvic health (Women’s Health Physiotherapy) since 2017.

Jude is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and Health Profession Council: CSP number – 081557, HCPC number – PH89168 and Acupuncture Association of Physiotherapists (AACP) 11939.

Rachael Farrelly

Senior Physiotherapist & Pilates Teacher

Rachael qualified with an Upper Second-Class Honours Degree in Physiotherapy from Salford University in 2004.

Rachael has worked in both the NHS and Private sector. Whilst working in the NHS, Rachael worked within several clinical settings including fracture clinic, hydrotherapy, advanced rehabilitation, GP practices and A&E. During this time, she treated a vast array of Musculoskeletal conditions including rheumatology pathologies, sports injuries, Orthopaedic conditions both post operatively and post fracture and chronic pain.

Rachael has always remained up to date with relevant research and evidence-based practice and has completed a number of post graduate qualifications including Acupuncture, The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) and Pilates (APPI)

As a Physiotherapist, Rachael has a holistic approach to the assessment and treatment of her clients and strives to empower them to understand their condition/injury and to be actively involved in their ongoing rehabilitation and recovery.

Rachael enjoys all aspects of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy but has a particular interest in lower limb rehabilitation and Pilates (Both 1:1 and group classes). Through her work within Physiotherapy and Pilates, Rachael is passionate about enabling and encouraging people to be active and remain fit for function at any age.

Rachael is a member of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (072257); The Health and Care Professions Council (PH70212), The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) and is McKenzie Accredited.


Amy Holtby

Pilates Teacher

Amy is a Pilates Instructor and runs Mat Pilates classes, small group Reformer Pilates classes and 1-to-1 Reformer Pilates sessions.

Amy is a fully qualified and experienced Pilates Instructor having first trained with the Pilates Foundation 20 years ago and more recently with Body Control, and being responsible for several successful Pilates studios throughout her career.

Amy’s classes are inclusive, fun, friendly and effective. Amy focusses on technique and always offer regression and progressions so clients can work at an appropriate level. In group classes Amy supervises a whole body workout so clients feel balanced and trained after every session. Amy’s private classes are more bespoke and work on the different areas that need strengthening and mobilising in line with individual needs.

Kelly Rossborough

Physiotherapist and Pilates Teacher

Kelly qualified in 2011 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy and has worked in both the NHS and private healthcare sector. Kelly has a wealth of experience treating paediatric and adult MSK issues, and holds a particular interest in knee rehabilitation. Kelly recently qualified as an injection therapist and has delivers this service at a local private hospital.

Kelly is also a fully qualified Pilates Instructor, having completed the APPI Matwork repertoire (levels 1-3) and passed her final exam to become an APPI Certified Instructor 5 years ago.  She has also completed the ante and post-natal programme, and more recently the Barre Control Qualification. Kelly is excited to bring her wealth of experience to our team at Halo and looks forward to seeing you in her classes.

Kelly is currently on maternity leave.

Nicole Mardon

Physiotherapist and Pilates Teacher

Fully qualified APPI Pilates instructor, Nicole graduated with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy in 2017 from Cardiff University.

After graduating Nicole began practicing across the major Birmingham hospitals including the QE. She worked in departments including Trauma and Orthopaedics, Intensive Care, Critical Care and Neurological Rehab. It was during this rotation she discovered an interest in neuro-physio. Nicole took a job in South Wales providing outpatient stroke care in the Valleys.

To further her skills, in 2021, Nicole began work in the Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust at their specialist neurological centres at Moseley Hall Hospital and West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre. Here she learnt skills such as working with Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES).

Nicole is currently working at CERU, an NHS neuro-rehab centre in Leamington Spa. Her professional interests include stroke and MS rehab. Nicole is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and Health & Care Professions Council (PH112993).

Nicole is a keen runner, completing the 2022 London Marathon in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Patient Services

Kate O’Donnell

Finance and Office Manager

Kate helps, supports and manages all things financial and administrative within the practice!

Before joining Halo Kate’s most recent position was supporting a busy team of Arboricultural and Ecological consultants and prior to that worked in the IT Industry under many marketing guises. Kate lived in Asia with her family for 8 years where she embraced new languages, cultures & traditions. This experience coupled with over 15 years of working in business has allowed Kate to appreciate how vital it is to be an excellent communicator, highly organised, open minded and able to adapt to new environments quickly and efficiently.

Kate thrives being busy and is at her happiest when able to give her personal touch in supporting a team, doing ‘those’ jobs that allow the rest of the team to focus on their own priorities.

Ann Edwards


Ann studied Business and Finance at Coventry University before enjoying 21 years at Jaguar Land Rover in a variety of Admin, IT and Contract Management positions.  After taking time out to raise a family, Ann has returned to the workplace as a member of our Administration Support Team.

Ann is a keen equestrian and spends most weekends competing with her horse or taking more leisurely countryside walks with her dog.

Ann is always happy to help people and aims to provide the highest standard of customer service to all of our clients.

Complementary Therapy

Sue Leatherdale

Esscentials – Aromatherapy, Reflexology & Hopi Ear Candles

Sue Leatherdale qualified in Aromatherapy with the Revival School in Sutton Coldfield in 1997 and in Reflexology with the Bailey School of Reflexology in 1999. She has been practicing both therapies locally ever since.

Both therapies are safe and gentle to use and can help the body to rebalance, reducing stress and aiding relaxation. Specific ailments can be helped using these techniques.

Aromatherapy combines touch with the healing properties of natural plant essential oils whilst Reflexology is based on the principle that reflex points on the feet and hands correspond to individual parts of the body. Gentle stimulation of these points helps the body to restore balance both emotionally and physically.

Hopi Ear Candles can help with the after effects of colds and with conditions such as tinnitus and sinusitis and includes a relaxing face and scalp massage, which can aid relaxation.

Since qualifying Sue has completed training that covers the use of Aromatherapy and Reflexology for Cancer Care, Fertility and Pregnancy and Multiple Sclerosis. She used a range of complementary therapies throughout her own pregnancy and was a founding member of the Warwickshire Pregnancy and Birth Network which she is still actively involved in. She regularly treats clients at the end of their pregnancies when Reflexology in particular can be very beneficial.

Sue is a member of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA), the British Reflexology Association (BRA) and the Pregnancy and Birth Network.

Web: Phone: 024 7647 4007 Email:

Andrea Ramus

Sports Massage Therapist

Andrea began practicing massage in 2011 when she gained her VTCT level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage from Solihull College. She then went on to study for the VTCT level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy at Warwickshire College in 2012. She has more recently studied with the Oxford School of Sports Massage to complete her BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Clinical Sports and Remedial Massage in 2014. To further her skills and knowledge she has also completed courses in strapping and taping as well as integrated myofascial release therapy.

Andrea has treated a wide variety of people from athletes at different competing levels to people with overuse injuries from work or leisure, as well as those with chronic conditions. Having previously worked as a physiotherapy assistant and having a keen interest in sports herself, she understands many of the principles around fitness and athletic training, injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Andrea is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists as well as the Sports Massage Association and the Institute of Sports and Remedial Massage.

To book an appointment with Andrea, please contact her directly on 07766 117 026 or email:

Lisa Deegan

Sports Massage Therapist, Pilates & Yoga Instructor

Lisa became a fully qualified Sports Massage Therapist in 2021 after she had developed a keen interest in anatomy and myofascial release techniques while teaching Pilates and Yoga for several years beforehand.

Lisa understands the importance of balancing a training regime with massage and stretching, having always been active herself while attending exercise classes, running and weight training. Lisa has also experienced a few injuries of her own over the years, so very much appreciates how injuries need to be managed correctly.

Make appointments with Lisa at Halo by contacting us on 01926 257 255

Adam Thomas

Sports Massage Therapist

Adam qualified in 2011 with a BTEC Level 5 Diploma is Clinical Sports and Remedial Massage from the Oxford School of Sports Massage.

Adam has worked with sports people of all standards including professional golfers, Olympians, Paralympians, Sunday league footballers, local league hockey players and many others. He has also supported athletes at various national and international championships.

Along with a love for sport, Adam also has vast experience in treating those struggling with postural or repetitive strain injuries.

Make appointments with Adam at Halo by contacting us on 01926 257 255


Mark Gallagher


Mark qualified from the University of Huddersfield in 1994 and gained his Masters degree from the NENE University in 2000. Mark gained extensive experience in one of the largest Trauma centres in the UK, for both civilian and military trauma, from 1995-2010 at University Hospital, Birmingham. This resulted in a wide-ranging skill-set geared towards managing the majority of foot and ankle problems associated with both trauma and acute and chronic disease.

Mark also worked at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital from 1998-2012, dealing with all areas of orthopaedic practice with a  focus on foot and ankle injury. In addition to his trauma and complex ankle injury work, Mark is also involved in elite sport in both the West Midlands and London.

The defining feature of Mark’s work is in dealing with mechanical problems in the lower limbs and analysing how an individual moves to determine contributing factors to their symptoms.

Mark is actively engaged in research across a number of academic institutions looking at footwear design and bespoke ankle bracing. Mark is an external lecturer on the University of Birmingham Masters program for Physiotherapy and also the England Football Association Exercise and Sports Medicine module. In addition Mark has also designed and delivered a post graduate teaching model in Podiatric Biomechanics that is delivered to clinicians in the UK and Ireland.

Mark is BUPA accredited, and to book an appointment with him please telephone 07912 301 582

Wellbeing & Mindfulness

Charlotte Kershaw

Wellbeing & Mindfulness Coach 

Charlotte is a Wellbeing & Mindfulness coach with a background working in mental health.

Charlotte has a BSc and MSc in Psychology and have worked with a wide range of people during my career, but mainly with women and most recently working with parents. Charlotte has completed the Mindfulness Now Mindfulness Teacher Training Programme which is BPS approved.

Charlotte’s passion in life is to support people to get the most out of their lives.

Charlotte runs Mindfulness & Relaxation sessions at Halo. For full details and to book please email: