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!
Claire Poat BSc (Hons), PgDip, MCSP
Claire graduated from Coventry University in 2006 with a first class honours degree in Physiotherapy. She went on to complete a postgraduate diploma in Manual Therapy in 2017, also at Coventry University. She has undertaken other postgraduate training in the musculoskeletal field and has trained in acupuncture.
Claire started her career in a junior rotational post within the NHS in Northamptonshire. After completing her rotations and realising a passion for musculoskeletal physiotherapy early on, she progressed to a senior musculoskeletal post still within the NHS. She continued to work in this area and went on to complete her PgDip, providing further expertise in this area. A few years ago she began to work in private practice alongside her NHS work, and has more recently transitioned to working wholly in private practice.
Outside of Work
Claire enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children. She also has a passion for running and regularly participates in half marathons. She enjoys being outdoors and doing some gardening, when she isn’t running around with the children!
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”