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Faye Pattison

Clinical Director & Consultant Physiotherapist

MSc Sports & Exercise Medicine, BSc hons Physiotherapy, HCPC, CSP, AACP

Faye Pattison qualified in 2006 at the University of East London, where she did an honours degree in Physiotherapy. She progressed further to became qualified in 2008 to work in the United States of America. Faye has successfully passed her Master’s in Sports and Exercise Medicine at Queen Mary’s University of London. Faye is a dedicated and motivated practitioner, she will always go the extra mile for her patients and will use her own time to progress and develop her skill and knowledge base, by regularly attending course’s, working with consultants in all specialties within Essex and the South East of England, and keeps up to date with the latest’s evidence based literature to ensure that her patients are treated in the most effective, efficient, professional, informative and fun manner.

Faye has a strong interest in treating sports injuries, ranging from the elite athlete to the weekend warrior, however she thoroughly enjoys treating the general public with everyday niggles.

Faye also believes that the majority of all dysfunctions of everyday living, develop within the human body are due to a bio-mechanical imbalance which can be easily corrected with a thorough assessment and rehabilitative treatment plan and of course respects the injuries that are caused from a traumatic / sporting injury.

In more recent years, Faye was appointed to work at the Olympic and Paralympics games 2012, along with being selected to be published in the official souvenir program of the 2012 games to represent the physiotherapy un-sung hero team. Faye is regularly interviewed for her professional opinion and has made a number of appearances recently live on BBC Essex radio.

David Hancock

Senior Physiotherapist

MSc Physiotherapy, BSc Hons Sports & Exercise Science


2005 BSc sports and Exercise Science 1st class

2007 MSc physiotherapy distinction

2015 PG Certificate Advanced physiotherapy

Work experience:

8 years as qualified physiotherapist spending time working in both NHS and private practise including local hospitals in Essex. He has spent 6 years as a qualified specialist MSK physiotherapist including.

Work experience:

David is a keen cyclist and golfer where you will often find him out on a Sunday ride with Chelmer cycling club.

Hayley Foster

Senior Physiotherapist

MSc Physiotherapy, BSc Hons Sports & Exercise Science, AACP, CAUK

Hayley is a valued member of the team with qualifications and experience across a wide range of therapies.Hayley is a fully qualified physiotherapist and acupuncturist, but since returning from an extended honeymoon travelling around the world she has added qualifications as a Dry Needling Practitioner and Cosmetic Facial Enhancement Acupuncturist (CAUK).

Hayley played international volleyball as a junior, in recent years she is a member of a local tennis club and has a keen interest in cycling. As a keen sportswoman from early childhood, she grew a strong interest in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries in whatever form they might take.

In 2009 Hayley achieved an honours degree in Sport and Exercise Science from Loughborough University and during her time at Loughborough gained distinction in a Sports Massage Diploma.

Upon qualifying with a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Essexin 2011 she spent a season with Colchester United Football Club for the Female Centre of Excellence working with players of all ages. She also spent 2 years rotating within the NHS in a variety of areas including Musculoskeletal Out-patients, Orthopaedics,Neurology, Respiratory and Burns & Plastics.

In 2014, Hayley built upon her existing skill set by becoming a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) and qualifying as an acupuncturist.

Whilst building her knowledge she became a more senior member of the team with the NHS trust, she elected to specialise on Sports and Orthopaedic injuries for a year before specialising for the past few years as a senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist.

For the past three years Hayley has worked privately at Faye Pattison Physiotherapy to further her knowledge of musculoskeletal injuries. Today she works closely with Faye and local consultants purely within the private sector to ensure clients receive the best possible treatment. Her experience as a practitioner has grown her appreciation and understanding for all forms of injuries and ailments which she enjoys treating on a daily basis.

Hayley has recently completed a Cosmetic Facial Enhancement Acupuncture and Micro Needling Therapy (Collagen Induction Therapy) with Paul Adkins (Founder of Cosmetic Acupuncture). Combined with several years of Acupuncture experience she is now able to offer an alternative natural / holistic anti-ageing treatment that aims to significantly improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, skin firmness, acne scarring and stretch marks.

Mr David Dixon SENr

Performance Nutritionist

BSc (Hons) in Sport Science, MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology, PG Cert in Sport and Exercise Nutrition

I have been working within the sport, health and fitness industry for a number of years, both as a sports person, and more recently as a Sport Nutritionist/Sport Scientist.

I hold a BSc (Hons) in Sport Science, an MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology and a PG Cert in Sport and Exercise Nutrition. I am also a Registrant of the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr), a register held by the British Dietetics Association of competent people to advise people involved in Sport and Exercise of their nutritional needs.

I have experience of working in individual and team sports and have had success in helping athletes make weight for their sport, fuel themselves for ultra-endurance events and I am currently working with professional athletes from football, athletics, judo, boxing, basketball and futsal. I was also part of an amzing challenge last year with Faye Pattison Physiotherapy Ltd to help raise money for children with cancer charity helping Dave Sissens run 13 marathons back to back in just over 2 weeks starting with the Paris marathon and ending with the London marathon while running every mile in between! For more information of this amazing challenge, please visit

From 2016 I will be able to offer Sports Nutrition advice and diet analysis through Faye Pattison Physiotherapy Ltd.

Layla Andrews

After initially starting along a different route in life, Layla followed her passion to improve people’s quality of life and having completed a Biology A’ Level in evening school, she went on to study Physiotherapy as a mature student at the University of East London, graduating in 2001 with a 1st Class Honours BSc. After graduation, she started an 8-year period of work at Bart’s and the London NHS Trust and Tower Hamlets PCT. She specialised in Neurosciences, treating people with a wide variety of neurological and neurosurgical issues and working in settings as diverse as Neuro ICU, Stroke Rehab and in the community.

Physiotherapy then took a back seat for a few years while she raised her children, Dylan and Esme and moved out to the Essex countryside. Layla worked part-time as a buggy workout instructor and then as a Headmistress’ PA and school receptionist, but it gradually became apparent nothing was as rewarding as working with patients. As her CSP registration had lapsed, she decided to complete a Soft Tissue Therapy course (BTEC Level 5) at the London School of Sports Massage to refresh her skills.

When she initially joined the Faye Pattison Physiotherapy team in 2018, Layla worked as a Soft Tissue Therapist, all the time working towards regaining her professional registration. During this period, she also completed courses in Dry Needling and Acupuncture for Sports Injuries. These additional qualifications have modified the way Layla approaches the assessment and treatment of patients, as does an understanding of the way pain effects the patient’s wider life. She feels the best part of her job is watching patients leave the clinic with a smile on their face, realising that there is nearly always a route out of discomfort and pain.

Nicola Fisher MAR

My interest in reflexology began after being diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. It opened my eyes to the potential of reflexology in helping a wide range of health issues, including helping to deal with stress and balancing my mind and body. It seemed a natural choice of career when I decided to retrain. I qualified as a reflexologist in July 2018 and have since also completed an advanced reflexology in pregnancy course. I am a full member of the Association of Reflexologists and am insured by the Alan Boswell Group.

Client Testimonials

Anonymous - Client

I was recommended to Faye Pattison Physiotherapy after an accident and from the first time I got in touch I knew I was in (literally) good hands. Not only are Hayley and Faye true professionals, but they are also lovely ladies who are fun and incredibly supportive. If you are looking for a physio don't hesitate to contact them as they will take great care of you.

Anonymous - Client

I went to see Faye for a torn ACL in my right knee. I had seen many people regarding the issue and was in so much pain. I could hardly walk or straighten my leg. After just 3 sessions I can say I am able to finally do my day-to-day tasks and workouts without being in pain. Faye was very informative and professional and has helped me more than she knows! I know I will need ongoing treatment with my injury, but I feel well looked after and pain free for 90% of my days! Thank you, Faye!

Anonymous - Client

Sometimes a visit can make your eyes water, but you know you will feel much better afterwards. Seriously know their stuff & highly recommend.

Anonymous - Client

I suffered a very serious shoulder injury in 2018 and was concerned for my future in my sport. Faye was recommended by my shoulder consultant due to her specialist experience with athletes and I cannot fault the treatment I have received. I am back to full fitness and strength now because of her expertise. Faye is very knowledgeable, and I heavily recommend her to anyone needing a top quality and professional Physiotherapist. Thank you, Faye.

Anonymous - Client

I would most definitely recommend Faye Pattison Physiotherapy. The team are helpful and friendly and offer all the latest treatments. The Clinic has modern and comfortable facilities.

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