Heartlands Physiotherapy Clinic was formed in 2007 by Claire Todd and Birgit Scott at its current location Cottesbrooke Park in Daventry.
Birgit Scott BSc (Hons) MCSP
Birgit trained in Berlin, Germany and graduated as a Physiotherapist in 1988. She has undertaken extensive post graduate training, which includes orthopaedic rehabilitation, manual therapy, muscle imbalance and soft tissue treatments. Birgit is a fully qualified Acupuncturist.
After working in Berlin in private practice, Birgit relocated to England, where she spent 3 years in the South West, working in the NHS, establishing her interest and skills in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. She moved to Northamptonshire in 1993, where she continued to work in the NHS, providing her skilled physiotherapy services both within the hospital environment, in the local GP practices and in private practice.
She has over 20 years of experience as a very skilled and personable physiotherapist.
Birgit enjoys keeping fit in her local gym, hill walking and cycling with her family. She has a great sense of Community, is very involved in village life and loves meeting people from all walks of life. She enjoys travelling overseas and has visited many amazing places in the world.
Claire Todd BSc (Hons) MCSP
Claire graduated from Coventry University in 2001 with an honours degree in Physiotherapy. She has undertaken extensive postgraduate training which has included acupuncture, manual therapy, Pilates and sports specific rehabilitation.
Claire has worked both in the NHS and in private practice, where she developed a specific interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. She also works at one of the leading Northampton physiotherapy clinics which has a very strong sporting history.
Claire has experience in all aspects of musculoskeletal physiotherapy and orthopaedic rehabilitation. She currently helps out with the coaching of runners at Silson Athletic Club in Silverstone.
She is a keen sports woman and still enjoys competing in triathlon events, and cycling sportives. She has travelled to many parts of the world and likes to explore new places and countries during her time off. She will be trying her hands at “sculpting in clay” in the New Year 2016 !
Sarah Little MCSP BSc
Sarah graduated from Wolverhampton School of Physiotherapy in 1992. She enjoys treating all conditions but has a special interest in post operative orthopaedics, surgery, rehabilitation and lower limb injuries.
After completing her junior rotatations, she worked as a senior physiotherapist in Oxford for five years at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre. Here, she worked closely in consultant teams concentrating upon upper and lower limb and spinal surgery, rheumatology, sports injuries, bone infections and haemophilia. She also worked closely with research physiotherapists collecting data on knee ligament reconstructions. After continuing to specialise in trauma and orthopaedics at Milton Keynes hospital, she returned to Northampton to take up a post in musculoskeletal out patients.
Outside of Work
Sarah enjoys time spent together with her husband and two children. There isn’t much spare time but she enjoys walking and cycling and Pilates!
Lara Houghton BSc (Hons) MCSP
Lara graduated from Huddersfield University in 2012 with an honours degree in Physiotherapy.
Since qualifying, Lara has undertaken an extensive programme of Postgraduate Training. This includes orthopaedic rehabilitation, manual therapy, soft tissue treatments and acupuncture. Lara specializes in acupuncture for facial rejuvenation. She is also a fully qualified Advanced Pilates Instructor with the APPI (Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute)
Lara is employed in both the NHS and private practice. She has experience in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation. Prior to her degree in Physiotherapy, Lara was employed as a surgical nurse, specialising in elective orthopaedic surgery.
Lara enjoys keeping fit at a local gym and participates in regular Pilates sessions. She particularly enjoys travelling and exploring different countries.
You may catch sight of Rachael occasionally in the clinic when she is there to help with the bookkeeping and accounts.
Rachel says “ I love spoiling my 2 gorgeous daughters and enjoy eating out with friends and relaxing holidays in the sun”.
Laura helps us to keep organised! She is excellent at this as she runs her own efficient business from her home. She keeps our accounts up to date and helps us to keep on top of the general administration.
Laura says “In my free time I love spending time with my family and friends. My passion is horses and when I’m not riding or competing, I volunteer once a week for Riding for the Disabled Association teaching autistic children to ride”