Meet the team


Highly Specialised Paediatric Physiotherapist and Director of The Children’s Physio

Ruth has over 10 years experience working as a qualified physiotherapist within the NHS and Private sector and has worked with neonates, babies and children across a vast scope of paediatric settings, in schools, communities, homes and hospitals including the prestigious Portland Hospital and the world-renowned Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Effective Results

With an in depth knowledge and understanding of child development and the conditions and injuries specific to childhood, The Children’s Physio treatments are effective and carried out with the full recognition of the improvement these have on the child and family life. Ruth is an advocate for the education and empowerment of children and young people. Promoting physical independence and self confidence in young people is at the heart of her treatment philosophy.

Fully Qualified

Ruth is registered with:

  • Health Professions Council (membership ID PH96990)
  • The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
  • The Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists (APCP)
  • DBS checked to work with children (previously known as CRB)


Administrative assistant & bookings co-ordinator at The Children’s Physio

Sophie has over 10 years experience in customer services and business administration. Her
friendly, professional manner means that no question or request goes unanswered and she
will quickly arrange a booking at your convenience or address any query you may have.


Highly Specialised Paediatric Physio – Essex and East London

Sarah is a Highly Specialised Paediatric Physiotherapist.  She completed her physiotherapy training in 2008 and went on to specialise in Paediatrics in 2010. During her career she has practised in various NHS hospital and community settings across Suffolk, Essex and London, including the world-renowned Great Ormond Street Hospital.  Sarah has vast experience in treating children of all ages in a variety of conditions but has a passion for neurodevelopment in babies as well as neurological conditions.

Sarah is passionate about her work and helping children to be the best they can both physically and mentally, in a fun and friendly way.  She has excellent communication and interpersonal skills and is able to build an instant rapport with children and their families.


Highly Specialised Paediatric Physio – Surrey

Lauren is a Highly Specialised Paediatric Physiotherapist with over ten years of experience diagnosing and treating a variety of conditions.

Her areas of specialist interest and published research are primarily in the use of Physiotherapy in the treatment of Paediatric Rheumatological conditions and Chronic pain and with her expert knowledge has taught professionals nationally and internationally at conferences.

Having completed 4 years as a senior Physiotherapist in trauma and Orthopaedics she returned to her passion of Paediatric Rheumatology and was recruited by the world renowned Great Ormond Street Hospital where she has spent the last 7 years treating children of all ages with complex needs.

Lauren continues to work at Great Ormond Street Hospital whilst working for The Children’s Physio, which she thoroughly enjoys.

Lauren knows that children, and sometimes parents find physiotherapy tiring so strives to make every session fun and individualised for the needs and personalities of each individual patient/family.


Senior Paediatric Physio – Central and South West London

Rowen is passionate about working with children of all ages and currently works at Great
Ormond Street Hospital. Her fun and enthusiastic approach means she builds a therapeutic
rapport with ease. Her treatments are effective, professional and always fun!


Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist – Surrey

Krishna is dedicated to working with children of all ages and supporting families to achieve their goals. She has developed her knowledge within the NHS across a variety of areas. She currently works at the children’s trust with experience in rehabilitation and a school environment for children with neurological conditions.


Highly Specialised Paediatric Physio – North Surrey and South East London

Rachel has extensive experience in the treatment of children with neurological disorders.
When she isn’t working hard for The Children’s Physio she works as a Specialist
Physiotherapist at The Children’s Trust Rehabilitation Centre for children with brain injuries.


Highly Specialised Paediatric Physio – South East London

Lizzie Welst completed her Master of Physiotherapy in Melbourne, Australia. Lizzie started her physio career in Melbourne working across a wide range of both paediatric and adult services within acute hospitals and rehabilitation centres. She then made the decision to move to the UK in 2015 and has been working within NHS community paediatric teams since, making her way up to a band 7, team lead role within a special school. Lizzie has experience working with children with a variety of conditions from birth through to adulthood within many different settings including home and schools. Lizzie has also volunteered as a Physiotherapist in Cambodia and Sri Lanka. She is HCPC (Health Professions Council), APCP (Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists), CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy) and AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) registered. Lizzie is passionate about working with all children and young people especially those with special needs to achieve their potential in a fun and friendly way following an evidence based approach. Lizzie is a strong advocate for people with disability and motivated in supporting individuals maximise their independence and feel empowered in living their life to the fullest.


Highly Specialised Paediatric Physio – East London

Eloise is passionate about working with children and supporting them to achieve their potential in a fun and effective way. Having qualified in 2010 she has gone on to specialise in Paediatrics where she has a broad range of experience and expertise working with children of all age with a wide range of conditions.

Eloise’s natural rapport with children encourages interaction and engagement within sessions, she is enthusiastic, thorough and highly committed to doing her best for every child under her care.



Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

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grows up to be happy and healthy!“

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