Our team

Our aim is to provide a friendly & professional service. We have a very experienced team of chartered physiotherapists, each with at least 5 years experience with a few of us having 30 years or more.
We are able to offer specialised clinics for musculoskeletal conditions, vestibular problems, women’s & men’s health and paediatrics.

All our physiotherapists are governed by a strict code of conduct and ethics. They are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC)

Sarah Collier Smith

Practice Owner. MCSP HCPC AACP MLACP Chartered Physiotherapist

I qualified in 1989 from the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham and worked within the NHS for 4 years gaining experience in both inpatients and outpatient care.

I moved to Worcester in 1992 to work at South Bank hospital as a Senior outpatient physiotherapist, working in the department and also at Worcestershire County Cricket Club and several local rugby clubs.

In 1994, I became an associate physiotherapist at Studley Physiotherapy Centre. I moved to Lyppard Grange Medical Centre in 1998 to treat both NHS and private patients and set up my first private practice a year later in 1999.

In 2010, I opened Select Physio in Broughton Hackett and now have a very experienced team, over 3 different sites in Worcestershire.

I specialise in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and have a particular interest in the treatment and management of sports injuries. I use myofascial release techniques and am also a qualified acupuncturist in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain.

I completed my yoga teacher training and now run Clinical Yoga classes from the Broughton Hackett Practice, perfect for a beginner or someone wishing to work more slowly.

Vicky Baker

MCSP HCPC AACP Chartered Physiotherapist

I qualified from the University of Hertfordshire in 2006 and pursued a career as a Physiotherapist within the NHS for 11 years. During this time, I gained experience in a number of specialities including Acute Neurology and Rehabilitation, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Respiratory and Musculoskeletal Outpatients.

I chose to specialise within Musculoskeletal Outpatients and now have more than 10 years of experience in this area. I thrive on the varied aspects of the speciality and management of both acute and chronic problems.

I joined Select Physio in 2014 and in 2017, left the NHS to pursue a flexible working career, allowing more time for my young family. Having trained in acupuncture in 2016, I now have an interest in the management of headaches and more recently in women’s hormonal changes, particularly symptoms of menopause.

I’m a keen cyclist, enjoy yoga, gym-based exercise and just being outdoors!

Rob Edgecox

MCSP HCPC AACP Chartered Physiotherapist

I qualified in 2009 from the University of Hertfordshire. Since then I’ve worked in the NHS, gaining a wide range of experiences in different physiotherapy departments such as Orthopaedics, Cardiac rehabilitation and Neurology, before specialising in Musculoskeletal outpatients.

Since 2016, I’ve been working within Worcs Acute NHS Trust where I ran a weekly lower limb rehabilitation class.

My interest lies in rehabilitation of both the upper and lower limbs, chronic pain management and strength and conditioning.

I am trained in acupuncture and hold an Otago leadership qualification. I’ve also completed courses in advanced manual therapy and cognitive behavioural approach to the management of chronic pain.

Outside of work, I like to keep fit and have completed the London marathon as well as holding a black belt in Taekwondo.

I’m also a keen cyclist, having competed many sportives including the Welsh Dragon.

Natalie Burke

MCSP HCPC Chartered Physiotherapist. Vestibular Specialist 

I qualified in 2003 from Coventry University and, since graduating, have worked in the NHS across a broad range of specialities including trauma & orthopaedics, women’s health, rheumatology and musculoskeletal outpatients.

I’ve specialised in musculoskeletal outpatients since 2007 and have treated a wide range of conditions.

My role also includes hand therapy, assessment & treatment of vestibular problems and hydrotherapy for orthopaedic patients.

I also leads hydrotherapy exercise classes for an Ankylosing Spondylitis group.

I have always had a keen interest in muscle balance having previously completed Kinetic control training.  I have now taken this further by becoming an APPI Pilates trained instructor.

The APPI Pilates method aims to develop the deep postural ‘core’ muscles that support the spine and enhance normal movement patterns.  Better posture, strength and flexibility create more efficient movement patterns in daily activities and sporting performance.  Pilates can help rehabilitate from injury and assist in injury prevention.

Sam Powles

MCSP HCPC AACP Chartered Paediatric Physiotherapist 

I qualified from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2007 and after an initial rotational period within Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Foundation trust, followed a route to specialise in Paediatrics.

In 2010, I moved to work at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and developed a specialist interest in spasticity management, Cerebral Palsy and Neuro-rehab.

In 2013, I transitioned out to work within community Paediatrics across special schools, mainstream schools, child development centres and patient homes within Birmingham, assessing and treating children from neonates to 19 years old.


I work with a wide range of clients presenting with developmental delay, Cerebral Palsy, gait abnormalities, generalised movement difficulties and asymmetries to name a few and is highly experienced in promoting rehabilitation and movement through play.

  • Neurological Impairments eg. Cerebral Palsy, brain abnormalities, spinal cord injuries
  • Gross Motor Delay
  • Pre and post SDR surgery
  • Gait abnormalities /concerns
  • Positional tallipes
  • Torticollis
  • Erb’s Palsy

Sharon Brett

Office Manager

Val Warren


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