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MEET THE BODY REHAB STUDIOS TEAM

DAWN BUOY

Chartered Physiotherapist & APPI Master Trainer

Dawn qualified from Kings College in 2000 and began her career in the NHS at Kings College Hospital and Addenbrookes Cambridge where she also worked with the University sports teams. She then worked with the RAF treating acute injuries and rehabilitating those with more complex problems. She completed her Masters Degree at Birmingham University which allowed her to gain membership to the specialist physiotherapy group the MACP. Dawn then joined the prestigious APPI physiotherapy and Pilates studio in London where she qualified as an APPI master trainer, teaching other physios in the UK and internationally how to integrate Pilates into their treatment programs. She has also had the pleasure of working with Team GB physios advising them how to use Pilates as part of the athlete’s rehab programs.

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GEMMA CHRYSTYN

Chartered Physiotherapist, APPI Pilates Instructor & Women's Health Specialist

Gemma qualified as a Physiotherapist from the University of Bradford in 2003. She began her career in the NHS at East Sussex NHS Trust and later Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals. Gemma's passion for Pilates began during her first pregnancy when she suffered from severe pelvic girdle pain. She knew that the key to successful rehabilitation was a stronger core achieved through Pilates based exercises so she joined an APPI class which gave fantastic results. She enjoyed the classes and benefits so much she decided to teach Pilates herself to help others. Gemma is also our women's health specialist and is here to help with any issues you may have.

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CATHERINE ACHA

Chartered Physiotherapist & APPI Pilates Instructor

Catherine qualified as a physiotherapist from Coventry University in 2000. 

She spent much of her career working in the NHS in the midlands before moving to London and working at Charing Cross, Hammersmith hospital and Croydon University Hospital. She used her APPI Pilates qualifications to help redesign the back rehabilitation classes at Croydon University hospital. She has a huge array of manual skills and will tailor a treatment plan to appropriately suit each patient. Catherine is also one of our women's health specialists and can help pre-and post-natal women with any issues they may have.

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TOM GOOM

Chartered Physiotherapist - Running Injury Specialist

Tom is widely known as the ‘Running Physio’ as he’s combined his love for running and passion for physiotherapy together to specialise in the treatment of running injuries. Since qualifying as a Physiotherapist in 2002, Tom has gained experience in the UK and overseas. He’s consulted for athletics clubs, premier league football teams and even former world champions! Tom specialises in treating fellow runners and helping them get back on track. He can help you with all key running injuries including tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis, patellofemoral pain and ITB syndrome as well as ‘shin splints’, calf pain and anything else that’s stopping you from running! Alongside treating runners Tom is an international speaker and enjoys teaching other therapists about running injury management, gait analysis and overcoming persistent pain.


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LAURA SMITH

Chartered Physiotherapist & APPI Pilates Instructor

Laura qualified as a Physiotherapist with a master's degree from King's College London. She has worked within the NHS at Chelsea and Westminster and the Royal Marsden Hospitals, The Royal Sussex County Hospital. She also worked as a physio for Milwall rugby club and has enjoyed working both in the NHS and sports environments rehabilitating clients after injury and surgery. Laura's passion for Pilates stemmed from her love of dance and seeing first hand how the techniques helped her to remain injury free when completing her first marathon. She believes Pilates compliments physiotherapy treatment techniques providing a well rounded treatment approach and enjoys both 1:1 teaching and teaching in a group environment.

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LAURA ELLIOTT

Chartered Physiotherapist

Laura has a BSc and MSc in Sports Science from Loughborough University and worked within the Sports and Health promotion field before training as a Physiotherapist. She graduated with and MSc in Physiotherapy from Kings College London in 2013. Since then she has worked in various NHS trusts in London before relocating to Brighton. Outside of work she enjoys sports, having played hockey and volleyball competitively and has run marathons and completed a triathlon. She is keen to get you back to doing what you enjoy, be that competitive sport or playing with your children. She can provide exercise rehabilitation, taping, acupuncture, massage and manual therapy.

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JACKY POLLARD

Clinic Manager & Sports Massage Therapist

Jacky manages Body Reahb Studios as our Clinic Manager and expertly and efficiently handles all that this entails! She manages our Pilates classes and works behind the scenes to make sure everything runs smoothly at the clinic, and is the person to speak to about availability and bookings. Jacky qualified in Level 3 Sports Massage at Brighton Holistics in 2021. She became interested in holistic and sports massage after suffering with back and shoulder issues when working long hours in an office based role and decided after having treatment herself, that she would like to train in this field and help others with similar issues. 

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