Practice Manager / Chartered Physiotherapist

(HCPC PH55014)

Throughout her 19 years of experience, Claire has acquired an extensive knowledge of physiotherapy, particularly in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Claire successfully graduated from University College London in 2003 with a Master of Science degree in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy.

Graduates are recognised to have completed an advanced programme of study in the academic subjects relevant to physiotherapy, and to have developed advanced clinical skills.

The stringent examination process allows successful candidates to join an elite organisation called the Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. By undertaking extensive post-graduate studies, members have achieved a recognised standard of excellence in neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy.


Associate / Chartered Physiotherapist

(HCPC PH52196)

Helen has over 19 years experience as a senior physiotherapist, working in a broad range of clinics and hospitals both private and NHS in the UK and abroad. She graduated from University College London in 1997 with a B.Sc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. She subsequently earned an M.Sc in Advanced Neuro-musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2005, and published her M.Sc research in 2010.

She has worked at a number of large specialised teaching hospitals and developed a special interest in upper limb disorders, peripheral nerve injuries and benign joint hypermobility syndrome. In 2010, Helen moved to USA and undertook the national physical therapy exams and gained her American license to practise. She worked in a sports medicine and physical therapy clinic attached to one of the main hospitals in the Midwest.

In 2013 she returned to the UK and started working at Apex physiotherapy.

Angela Dennison MCSP MHCPC

Associate / Chartered Physiotherapist

(HCPC PH25266)

Since 1982 Angela has specialised in the treatment of respiratory patients, initially being the senior physiotherapist on an intensive care unit, then working for 24 years at Harefield Hospital gaining experience in the treatment of medical and surgical cardiothoracic patients and running the out-patient respiratory physiotherapy service.

Angela sees people with any respiratory condition. Her areas of special interest are in teaching breathing techniques to people suffering from the symptoms caused by Hyperventilation, and in teaching chest clearance techniques to those with lung conditions such as Bronchiectasis and COPD.

Angela is a member of the 'Physiotherapy for Hyperventilation' group.

Patients can be seen at the Apex Clinic or in their own homes if that is more convenient.

Matt Whitson Bsc MSc MCSP HCPC

Associate / Chartered Physiotherapist

(HCPC PH108694)

Having graduated from Swansea University in 2012 with a BSc (Hons) in Sports and Exercise Science, Matt worked in the NHS as a Physiotherapy Assistant prior to completing a Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy at Teeside University.

Following his graduation, Matt has experienced working for private companies in the London area helping large corporate companies to reduce their staff sickness. At the beginning of 2017, Matt became The Head of Medical and Sports Science at Stevenage FC Academy. In this role, Matt combined his Sports Science knowledge with his physiotherapy experience to develop young footballers of the future. This was a successful period for him and he soon progressed on to his present role with QPR Football Club as their U23 physiotherapist.

Matt holds memberships with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, Physiotherapists in Sport and the Football Medical Association. He has additional qualifications in: Sports Massage, Strength and Conditioning and Advanced Trauma Medical Management.

Catherine (Katie) Monnington BSc (Hons) MSCP HCPC

Associate / Chartered Physiotherapist

(HCPC PH57040)

Having graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Physiotherapy, Katie gained a wide variety of experience in a large teaching hospital in Birmingham for several years before relocating to the Chilterns.

Katie then worked in a large London teaching hospital, gaining experience in musculoskeletal conditions and is now based part-time at Stanmore Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. In this role Katie has been instrumental in a recent clinic trial for Hip Impingement syndrome and the setting up of a specialist Hip clinic.

Katie is an Honorary Clinic teaching fellow at University College, London; lecturing as part of their MSc Physiotherapy programme. Katie has combined her NHS work with treating patients in the Private sector and has also worked with athletes for the All England Netball Association.

Lauren McCullagh BSc (Hons) MCSP HCPC

Associate / Chartered Physiotherapist

(HCPC PH68416)

Having graduated from the University of West of England in Bristol in 2004 with a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy, Lauren worked in Watford General Hospital for three years rotating through the specialities of acute, community and intermediate care.

Lauren then moved in to the private sector as a Specialist Musculoskeletal physiotherapist working in the London area. In 2008 Lauren set up her own private practice in a gym-based environment.

Following increasing family commitments, Lauren decided to sell her practice in 2016 and has joined Apex on a part-time basis. Lauren has additional qualifications in Acupuncture, Sports Massage and Osteopathic Techniques including Manipulation. Lauren is a qualified APPI Pilates Instructor for Levels 1 & 2.


Master of Science

A master's degree is an academic degree granted to individuals who have undergone study demonstrating a mastery or high-order overview of a specific field of study or area of professional practice.


Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy supports those who deliver physiotherapy care, education and research through professional, educational and trade union services, as well as campaigning on behalf of the profession.


Member of the Health and Care Profession Council

The Health and Care Profession Council is a regulatory body, and was set up to protect the public. To do this they keep a register of the health professionals who meet their standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health.


Member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists

The Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) is a group of over 1100 physiotherapists, who are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. They have all undertaken  postgraduate study and reached a recognised standard of excellence in neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy.


Health & Care Profession Council

All the Physiopherapists at Apex Physio have an HCPC code. Below is a list of each professional's HCPC number. You can look up any of these codes by going to the Health and Care Profession Council website at either or