Meet the Team

Dr Jodielin Ofori

Since graduating from Brunel University with a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy Dr Jodielin Ofori has gone on to pursue further interests in the area of musculoskeletal and neurological rehabilitation achieving a PhD in Health Science at Plymouth University.

Researching specifically the effects of physiotherapy interventions for the management of stiffness and spasticity in people with multiple sclerosis. Jodielin has presented her research at both national and international physiotherapy conferences and has achieved awards for her work in this area.

Over the past year Jodielin has further developed a wide breath of knowledge in the area of assessing and treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions while working in Essex, Suffolk and London. Jodielin attends regular courses in order to keep abreast of current assessment procedures and treatment interventions with the most recent course being the assessment and management of the sporting hip, groin and spinal assessment and rehabilitation.

Dr Ofori’s work as a MSK physiotherapist in the NHS and private practice includes the assessment of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions throughout the body and treatment with manual therapy, electrotherapy and exercise. She is also involved in the pre/post-operative treatment of complex orthopaedic conditions in private hospitals.

She has also worked with a variety of sports teams including: Barnet Bulldogs Basketball Club, Potters Bar FC, Brunel Basketball Club and Tavistock FC. Dr Jodielin Ofori is an avid sportswoman and participates in half-marathon, cross-country and was an Olympic hopeful for Team GB in basketball.

Dr Ofori’s interests lie in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and human behaviour and psychology and how these influence rehabilitation. These activities and her own experience of being injured gives her valuable insight into what is required from a treatment and injury prevention perspective in order to return to sport and restore day to day  function.

Evan Legolie

Evan is a South African born Physiotherapist with 14 years experience in MSK Physiotherapy. He has a special interest in Spinal Conditions and its rehabilitation, this includes lower back pain, neck pain and headaches.

His skills include acupuncture, manual therapy in the form of joint mobilisation and manipulations, soft tissue release, mobilisations with movement (MWMs) as well as taping/strapping, exercise prescription and rehabilitation especially of the hip and shoulder joints. He is a keen cyclist and a photography enthusiast

Natalie Lewin

Natalie obtained her BSc (hons) Physiotherapy qualification from the University of Hertfordshire in 2009.

Since then, she has been working in the neuromusculoskeletal field and, having been a care worker working specifically with cerebral palsy, Natalie also has a background in neurological rehabilitation.

Natalie has worked with numerous sports teams and clubs covering sports such as tennis, cricket, basketball, hockey and football, and is experienced in treating a wide range of sports injuries.

She has a specific interest in tennis and football, having been a keen tennis player and qualified professional tennis registry (PTR) coach. For the past five years she has been working in semi-professional
football as a first team physiotherapist. She is a women’s health qualified physiotherapist and Pilates instructor.

Natalie has an interest in aromatherapy and alternative therapies and enjoys researching alternative methods of treating. In her spare time, Natalie enjoys playing tennis and has a want to be yogi having enjoyed attending yoga classes.

Diana Cristina Petrea

Diana Cristina Petrea BSc is a local Physiotherapist, she has experience and knowledge in assessing and treating various musculoskeletal injury.

Her goals are to reduce symptoms of injury, maintenance of health conditions of her patients. She will adapt the rehabilitation depending on injury, patient behaviour, age, history of other medical condition.

Her skills include manual therapy, soft tissue mobilisation, joint mobilisation, taping, exercises prescription, electrotherapy, education and advice.

Phooi-yin Turner was born in Malaysia and came to England to study nursing.  After qualifying and working in the East End of London for a number of years, she gave it up to have a family.  She resumed work in the City of London in Re-insurance, however her heart was always in the health sector and she took up a position with the NHS in the administration departments of Physiotherapy and Podiatry.  She was approached to become Practice Manager at Lea Valley Physio in Waltham Abbey where she worked for nine years from its inception until its closure in 2015.

Phooi-yin is the first person you will meet at HMG Physio and as Practice Manager, she is in charge of all the non-clinical aspects of the clinic.

Mrs Py Turner

Meet our Receptionists:
Suzanne Beckett and Shantal Bravo

Suzanne Beckett

Shantal Bravo