Following the lifting of restrictions by the Government, we would like to reassure all our patients that the way we interact with you will not be changing. All staff and consultants will continue to wear face coverings and maintain social distancing, and we require our patients and visitors to do the same, so that we are all protected.

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Berkshire Independent Hospital Physiotherapy Team

Lisa Davies

Lisa is our Physio Department Manager. The majority of Lisa’s 29 years of experience is inpatient orthopaedics. Currently clinically she is enjoying the challenges of incorporating Enhanced recovery and improving average length of stay for joint replacement with a view to day case joint replacement in the not too distant future. 

Pratikshya Sherchan

Pratikshya is our lead Out-patients Physiotherapist. She is competent and highly motivated with energy, drive, enthusiasm and ability to pursue challenging goals. She has 9 years of experience in physiotherapy specialising in MSK and Orthopaedics. She is BAHT L2 qualified Hand Therapist and also has 7 years experience in Acupuncture.

Minal Desai

Having over 20 years of experience as a Physiotherapist, Minal is passionate about achieving the best possible outcomes for her patients using a holistic approach. She has a special interest in treating upper limb conditions including Hand therapy. She also works in shoulder clinics where she can assess, refer for imaging and administer steroid injections as required.

Richard Forbes

Richard is an Advanced Practice Physiotherapist who has specialised in the treatment of the hand and upper limb.  He has 18 years of experience and works closely with Orthopaedic consultants in shoulder and hand clinics to provide the best possible outcomes for his patients.

Aoife Filmer


Originating from Athletic Therapy and Training, Aoife is a qualified Physiotherapist specialising in myofascial release and functional movement. With two MSc qualifications behind her, Aoife is also certified in dry needling treatment and kinesiology taping. Her treatment and management plans centre around improving patient quality of life, by helping to reduce barriers to movement and individualised exercise progression. 

Frances Weeks

Fran has 15 years of experience as a physiotherapist and has specialised in Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions since 2009. In addition to her experience treating general MSK conditions; including injuries, ageing related conditions and post-operative rehabilitation, she is a BAHT L1 qualified hand therapist, an acupuncturist and has APPI L1 Pilates training. She is focused on problem solving with patients to help them regain activities which are important to them in a way which best suits them.  

Luke McKendrick

Luke is an experienced physiotherapist with a passion for helping people and guiding them through their recovery. Luke has a keen interest in rehabilitation, using both exercises both gym and home based alongside manual therapies to help his patients achieve their goals of returning to everyday life or to the sporting pitch. This is supplemented with education to promote self-management and a holistic approach to care.  

For more information contact Berkshire Independent Hospital Physiotherapy Department on: 0118 9028055

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