Jill Westwood

Jill qualified from the Middlesex Hospital School of Physiotherapy in 1990. She started her working life at Milton Keynes General Hospital, where she rotated through all the clinical specialties for two years and then took a senior post in Outpatients and Orthopaedics.

In 1993 Jill moved into private practice and has spent her time working in multi disciplinary clinics with, to name but a few, orthopaedic specialists, osteopaths, chiropractors and podiatrists. Throughout her career, Jill has continued to attend numerous courses to update and expand her knowledge.

In April 2011 she and her partner embarked on a six month cycling expedition round the coast of Great Britain. Since then Jill has completed a Half Ironman Triathlon with a Full Ironman on the cards.

Jill has over 29 years experience as a clinician and enjoys treating all musculo-skeletal problems from neck and back pain and dysfunction to sports injuries and everything in between. She has a particular interest in Myofascial Release (connective tissue release), and takes a number of exciting Pilates classes.
Outside of work Jill enjoys yoga, running, cycling, swimming, cooking, camping and music.

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Matt Walsh

Matt qualified from the University Hospital of Wales, in Cardiff in 1999, and started work at Wycombe General Hospital where he gained experience working in the Respiratory, Orthopaedics, Neurology, and Musculoskeletal fields.

Since 2001 Matt has specialised in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy becoming our Clinical Lead Therapist in 2015.

Being a keen runner (with a few injuries himself) Matt has attended numerous running analysis and movement control courses to help improve his performance and prevent his injuries. Matt has used this experience to set up our running analysis clinic where he performs assessments – looking at your flexibility, strength and control alongside recording your running technique. From the information he obtains he is able to provide exercises and advice on how to improve your performance and help prevent any injuries.

Matt has further experience working within other sporting fields and spent 3 years as the Physiotherapist for Marlow RFC, and was the first team Physiotherapist for the Buckinghamshire representative rugby side.

Matt is also our ergonomic specialist treating any work related problems. This involves assessing patients in their working environment and providing exercises and advice to prevent any work related issues.

Outside of work Matt loves to travel and adores afternoon tea and picnics. He is a very proud father of 2 girls and enjoys spending every minute running around after them.

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Tom Clifton

In 2015, Tom graduated from Bournemouth University with a degree in Clinical Exercise Science then went on to do a Masters in Physiotherapy at Oxford Brookes University. Throughout this time, Tom gained experience in Neurological Community Physiotherapy in MS rehabilitation and gained specific qualifications in sports massage and Kinesiology Taping. Tom has a specific interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and likes to treat a wide variety of conditions from acute to chronic.

Tom joined the Hatt team in 2018 and has since completed courses on treating injured runners, assessing and treating the shoulder and management of paedeatric and adolescent musculoskeletal conditions.

Outside of work Tom enjoys keeping active through running, football and cycling. On weekends, he likes to play golf, watch sport or attend music festivals.

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Niamh Allen

Niamh graduated from University College Dublin in 2014. Having grown up in Ireland, she decided to move across the Irish Sea to kick start her career in a busy private practice in Cirencester, where she spent two years building on her experience of musculoskeletal conditions.

In July 2016, Niamh moved to a London practice where she gained qualifications in both Acupucture and Pilates and started to specialise in the foot and ankle, and tendon and shoulder rehab.

After a very busy year, she decided to move away from the London buzz and set up in the beautiful Wiltshire where she joined Hatt’s. since joining the clinic, Niamh has continued to further her training in low back and knee conditions, as well as developing a very special interest in chronic pain conditions.

Having grown up by the sea, Niamh has competed in many open water events and has worked as a beach lifeguard. Now that she is living a bit further inland she has sampled lots of different sports to try and replace her coastal activities. She loves heading out on day trips exploring the area by foot, bike or water!

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Dan Long

Dan graduated from St Mary’s University, Twickenham in 2018, with a BSc (Hons) in Sport Rehabilitation.

His passion for rehab was ignited by work experience at the Institute of Naval Medicine and with the team involved in Prince Harry’s Help For Heroes “Walk for the Wounded” expedition to the South Pole in 2013.

Before joining the Hatt team, Dan had experience working with Millwall Football club, Great Britain Gymnastics, the Great British Row, London Irish Rugby, and the London Marathon. He also toured nationally and internationally as pitch side rehabilitation specialist with the Wooden Spoon Marauders and worked with the Samurai International and Jamaica sevens, rugby teams.  He also worked for Trojans and Hampshire Rugby.

Since joining Hatt in 2018 Dan has continued to develop his skills in rehabilitating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions working within the Rehabilitation and Sports therapy teams.

Dan has a passion for creating lasting positive change for his patients, making sure that each individual has a holistic approach by understanding and incorporating the patient’s goals to maximise movement control and strength in order to help prevent future recurrence of injury or dysfunction.

Outside of work, Dan loves sport and music. He plays competitive Hockey for Marlborough Hockey club, enjoys playing the piano and going for long walks or cycle rides in his spare time. He also enjoys time on the boat on the Solent and Hamble River.

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