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Practice Principal : Gillian Huckett Physiotherapist


Gillian graduated from the Middlesex Hospital School of Physiotherapy, London in 1989, starting her career within the NHS and eventually specialising as a senior out-patient physiotherapist. She then undertook a full-time Masters Degree titled “Neuro-musculo-skeletal dysfunction” graduating from University College London in 1996 with an MSc in Physiotherapy and a distinction for the research thesis investigating the effects of Colles Fractures (broken wrists), on range of movement and grip strength. Following this extensive post-graduate training, she was very fortunate to be appointed the full time position as Medical Team Leader & 1st Team Physiotherapist with Saracens Rugby Union club, when they first turned professional. Since that time she has worked within the private sector at Bupa hospitals and it was there that she set up and led a substantial programme of Pilates classes, for patients and staff. She also undertook out-patient assessments & treatments and provided regular training for other physiotherapists.

In April 2003, she became self-employed establishing her own practice Physio23, working from home and undertaking home visits. She also set up and launched her Clinical Pilates classes following the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute (APPI) approach, leading to the invitation to lecture and train other physiotherapists in the APPI approach throughout the UK. Her Pilates classes held locally have proved to be a great success, and continue to run throughout the year.

More recently Gill has become heavily involved with working for medico-legal companies, undertaking assessments and treatments of patients following their involvement in road traffic collisions (RTC). She prides herself on her manual “hands-on” approach with the treatment of all these musculo-skeletal conditions, gaining excellent results without the use of electrical intervention, an approach that all patients, especially those with pacemakers, appreciate and welcome. She now considers herself as a specialist with these RTC injuries, as she continues to work in both a clinical and managerial role as the practice continues to expand.

Gill was honorary physiotherapist to the Great Britain Canoe Polo teams, and is now involved with gymnastics clubs treating both gymnasts and coaches, continuing her personal interest within the sports sector. She is also now the physiotherapist for the Men's first team of the St. Colmcilles Gaelic Football Club in St Albans treating players and covering home and away league and championship matches. She is a member of Physio First (the Organisation supporting Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice formally OCPPP), A member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (MCSP), A member of the Manipulative Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP), a member of The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP), and a current member of the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). 

A constant source of support and encouragement


Having suffered with chronic back pain for several years, following major spinal surgery, I am quite convinced that my present mobility is due entirely to the efforts of Gillian Huckett. She has been a constant source of support and encouragement, and given excellant advice on how to maintain my present level of fitness.

Mrs J K from Cuffley