Brightwell Physiotherapy has three extremely experienced physios. The practice was established in 2012 by Felicity Peach and she was joined in 2019 by Abigail Chambers and in 2020 by Ridhi Verma.
Felicity has more than 20 years’ experience as a Physiotherapist. After qualifying, seven years in London’s prestigious teaching hospitals were followed by a post graduate master’s degree in musculo-skeletal-neuro physiotherapy at UCL, and MACP after which she was snapped up by a Specialist Harley Street private practice. She subsequently moved to Oxfordshire to raise her family, has treated at St Luke Hospital, Oxford, in Henley-on Thames and in Abingdon and ultimately set up her own private practice.
Felicity takes a broad, holistic approach to treatment – learned during her postgraduate course. She has honed these skills over her career, working with patients such as West End dancers, professional footballers or musicians while in Harley Street. She has developed an instinctive feel for muscle, joint and spinal motion meaning that she can see beyond the symptoms to the bio-mechanical source of the problems – and to treat them.
Abigail qualified as a physiotherapist in 2007 and initially worked at the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals, before continuing her career in the NHS in Berkshire, where she was recruited into a private clinic in Maidenhead part time. More recently she has worked at a sports injury clinic in Cambridge, as well as providing physiotherapy for the Cambridge University Boat Race Squad. Relocation brought her back to Oxfordshire and she joined Felicity on her return in 2019.
Abigail’s ethos in physiotherapy is to treat every client is individual, using manual treatments (where beneficial) to restore range of movement and efficient muscular recruitment. Her special interest is in Women’s health, which was sparked during her time at the John Radcliffe Hospital – an interest she has pursued with further training and experience.