Director and Clinical Lead Physiotherapist
Director and Lead
Bike Fit Specialist
Sports Massage Therapist
Simon Redstone, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy MCSP HCPC MAACP
Simon trained at Brunel University in West London. Since then, he has gained extensive experience in numerous settings and locations from NHS clinics in Surrey to private clinics in Tower Bridge, Ealing and Harley Street.
In 2013, he founded Physio and Pilates Central (formerly Physiotherapy Central). After establishing a clinic in Richmond, the next step was to open the flagship clinic in Wimbledon, which he and Suzanne opened in 2016. The focus is to ensure the highest quality of care and be a renowned centre of excellence for the provision of physiotherapy and Pilates.
Clinically, Simon has worked with athletes in a variety of sports including rugby, jiu-jitsu, weightlifting and football, as well as more casual exercisers and fun-runners.
Simon is extremely passionate about sport and knows as well as anyone the frustration of enforced time off due to injury. His sporting interests include triathlon, rugby, football, skiing and trail running (amongst others), although these days he spends most of his time on a bike or snowboard.
His experience in these sports ensures that he has an excellent understanding of the specific demands of each, and is subsequently able to provide a superb level of treatment and rehabilitation to minimise time out of sport and to reduce the risk of injury recurrence.
As well as sports injuries, Simon has a particular interest in back and neck pain, and the numerous structures and factors that contribute to problems in these areas.
He always ensures that you have a good understanding of the underlying cause of your condition, thus enabling you to do little things to help yourself in addition to the treatment provided.
Suzanne Murray, BA (Hons) Education
Suzanne qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1996. Following graduation she moved from Dublin to London where she worked extensively in Cardiology and Cardiovascular Research.
After taking time out of work to start a family Suzanne returned to university and gained a degree in Education from St Mary’s University Twickenham. She has worked as teacher in both state and private schools and has considerable experience working with children with special educational needs.
Suzanne discovered Pilates whilst recovering from a ski accident, which resulted in a broken ankle. It was here her passion for Pilates began.
Suzanne decided to combine her two qualifications and train as a clinical Pilates instructor with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI).
Being a nurse she could see how Pilates could not only support rehabilitation following injury but also help prevent injury. While working as a teacher Suzanne quickly recognised how Pilates could benefit children with co-ordination, muscle-tone and concentration difficulties.
Suzanne enjoys teaching clients on an individual or group basis and gets great pleasure from seeing them gain strength, flexibility and greater body awareness through Pilates.
When not teaching or attending Pilates classes, Suzanne can be found cycling and running on Wimbledon Common or at a dance class.
Tom Rimmer, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy MCSP HCPC MAACP
Tom qualified from Keele University, Staffordshire in 2007. On qualifying he worked in the NHS throughout a range of departments gaining a wide range of skills and experiences. He progressed to a senior level specialising in musculoskeletal injuries and has worked extensively in private practice in the last couple of years and has spent time working for a semi-professional football club.
Tom is a keen sportsman competing in triathlons and duathlons. He also enjoys snowboarding and downhill mountain biking. He has had his share of injuries and can sympathise with the frustrations of being injured and looks to get his patients back on their feet as soon as possible. Whether it be returning to serious training or just an injury causing discomfort day to day. As well as treating your condition or injury Tom will look to reduce the risk of injury recurrence giving you confidence to return to your activity.
He is passionate about his job and enjoys the challenge of treating a wide variety of injuries and conditions but has a specialist interest in lower limb biomechanics. This is particularly in relation to running and cycling associated injuries. Tom is able to offer insole fitting and bike fitting and integrates these tools into injury prevention.
Jennifer Fernando, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
Jennifer graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2012. Since graduation she has worked as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist in both the NHS and private practice. During this time Jennifer gained a broad range of experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and quickly progressed to a senior level. As well as being part of the team at Physio & Pilates Central, Jennifer currently works as a senior physiotherapist in the NHS.
As a sports and exercise enthusiast Jennifer understands the importance of proper rehabilitation and has trained with The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute and uses a combination of physiotherapy and Pilates to facilitate her patient’s rehabilitation. She also has considerable experience in the area of hydrotherapy and is trained in acupuncture.
Future career plans include a Masters in biomechanics and analysis of movement and the APPI Pilates for Runners module.
As a runner Jennifer has had pretty much every injury possible and can therefore sympathise with the physical challenges of injuries and grading the return to sport.
Outside of work, Jennifer is a keen sportswoman and particularly enjoys running and swimming. She has travelled widely and is looking forward to exploring Southern Africa soon.
Ben Searle, Sports Massage Therapist
Ben is a qualified therapeutic counsellor who has worked in the borough of Sutton supporting adults and young people with the challenges of addiction. He was Co-ordinator of a young persons’ service, for two years, supporting 11-25 year olds and also delivered presentations to nursing staff and consultants at local hospitals, schools, family services, youth offending and probation teams focussing on substance and alcohol education, relapse prevention and healthy lifestyle. Ben also worked, volunteering at Croydon Drop-in, a service for 11-25 year olds where they could come and discuss a whole range of challenges such as relationships, eating disorders, family and exams.
As a keen fan of sport, Ben felt a new challenge was needed so in 2015 enrolled at Nescot college to undertake a 3 year Sports Therapy degree. As part of his training, Ben has been working on a placement at Sutton & Epsom rugby club providing massage, taping/strapping, collecting concussion data and providing rehabilitation programmes to the Men’s 1st/2nd team, the Women’s team and the youth team. He also provided pitch side 1st aid on game day during last season.
Ben enjoys Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Thai boxing in his spare time and is a fan of Harlequins rugby. He likes to practise yoga and believes that physical and psychological balance can play a big part when it comes to setting out and achieving life goals.
Lisbeth Sellers, Pilates Instructor
Lisbeth discovered Pilates through her dance training and teaching in the 1990’s, and found it to be a wonderfully effective training method – not just for rehabilitation, but also for everyone wanting to become strong and supple.
Lisbeth qualified as Body Control Pilates Instructor in 2001 and has over a fifteen years of experience teaching a variety of Pilates matwork classes from beginners to the advanced classical mat. She is also a fully qualified Comprehensive Studio equipment instructor and Reformer teacher with Body Control Pilates.
She is a specialist Instructor level 4 Back4Good Practitioner. She regularly teaches back care classes for the effective care and management of back pain.
Lisbeth has an empathetic approach with her students and is known for her great attention to detail when working with individuals.
Alex Lakos, Senior Physio
Alex graduated from the University of Queensland, in Australia, in 2012. After graduation she worked in musculoskeletal and orthopaedic physiotherapy in private practice and hospital environments. After working for four years in Australia, Alex relocated to the UK to gain more physiotherapy experience and to travel Europe. As well as working at Physio & Pilates central, Alex also works as a senior physiotherapist within the NHS.
Alex is a keen runner. Having had her own injuries she understands the importance of proper rehabilitation through exercise for peak performance. She is keen to treat the patient as a whole and will focus on global exercise and understanding of pain in order to aid your recovery. She has an interest in hip and lower back pain, shoulder pain, orthopaedic rehabilitation and chronic pain.
Jon grew up in the West Sussex city of Chichester, where he studied social care and specialised in child development. After qualifying he worked for the NHS in a respite facility for children with special needs and those requiring palliative care. After a couple of years and having never left Chichester, he was given the opportunity to move to south London with some friends.
Initially working in Putney as a private Nanny for several years with the same family, he decided it was time for a career change and made the move to High Street retail in the West End, a career that ended up spanning seventeen years. Jon started as a sales advisor working his way up through the company across several areas of the business, before becoming a store manager with one of the company’s more premium brands in Kingston Upon Thames, before the unexpected opportunity arose to join Physio and Pilates Central as Practice Manager.