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Our Team

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Katie Ogley

Owner and Founder of Moko Physiotherapy

I am passionate about helping individuals live healthier, fitter and happier lives! I founded Moko Physiotherapy with the aim of creating something different.
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Martin Ogley

Site and Performance Manager

Martin is the Mo in Moko! Partner in crime, husband and business partner to Katie, Martin is a key member of the Moko Team. Together, Katie and Martin created Moko Physiotherapy, including designing the clinic in Mickleover.
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Jules Swingler

Clinic Co-ordinator, Creative Marketing and Yoga Instructor

Jules is Moko’s clinic co-ordinator and Yoga Instructor. You’ll receive a warm welcome from Jules where she will be co-ordinating the smooth running of the clinic and ensuring all our lovely clients have a first class experience with us. 
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Becky Soong-Towell

Clinic Co-ordinator and Yoga Instructor

Becky is one of our clinic co-ordinators on the front desk team as well as teaching Theraputic Yoga at Moko Physiotherapy.

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Suzie Hemmings

Clinic Co-ordinator and
Massage Therapist

Suzie works at Moko as a clinic co-ordinator on a Monday PM and Wednesday AM, as well as a massage therapist on a Thursday AM, specialising in deep tissue massage, pregnancy massage and post natal recovery with an interest in women’s health and well-being.
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Kirstie Whitford

Clinic Co-ordinator

Kirstie is one of our fab clinic co-ordinators – she ensures the smooth running of the clinic on a Monday and Friday evening.

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Naomi Isaacs

Clinical Lead Physiotherapist

Naomi is the clinical lead physiotherapist at Moko Physiotherapy 4 days per week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday). She provides expertise and support to the other therapists as well as playing a key role in developing our service and training. 

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Laura Birbeck

Senior Physiotherapist

Laura works as a senior physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor at Moko Physiotherapy 4 days per week. She graduated as a Physiotherapist from the University of Nottingham in 2017. 

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Dan Tidmarsh

Physiotherapist

Dan works full time as a physiotherapist at Moko and is also qualified in sports massage. Since qualifying in Physiotherapy and Sports Massage, he has jumped at every opportunity to develop his skills, gaining a variety of experiences.
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Emma Batchford

Sports Massage Therapist

Emma’s initial interest in sports massage stemmed from her girls (all hockey players) getting a few aches and pains as they began to play at a higher, intense level. She wanted to help them overcome their discomforts in between training and matches, assisting with injury prevention and performance enhancement.
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Ryan Bennett

Senior Physiotherapist

Ryan has been working as a Physiotherapist in the NHS and privately since qualifying from Coventry University in 2018. Before this, Ryan completed his Sports Therapy BSc and personal training qualifications. These qualifications and experiences have shaped Ryan’s exercise driven approach to rehab. 
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Sophia Szczomak

Sports Therapist

Sophia loves helping individuals return to full pain-free health and fitness. Sophia is a qualified sports therapist, carrying out sports and therapeutic massage at Moko Physiotherapy.
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Natalie Mee

Sports Massage Therapist

Natalie is a qualified Sports Massage Therapist, currently in her final year of studying Physiotherapy at the University of Leicester.

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Kate Gasior

Sports Massage Therapist

Kate provides sports and therapeutic massage at Moko on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening.

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Neil Brailsford

Yoga Instructor

Neil is a 200 hour yoga instructor at Moko Physiotherapy. His ethos is to move and breathe in a way that feels good for you and your body. 
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Will Figgis

Fitness Instructor

Will is fitness instructor, teaching strength and tone classes at Moko Physiotherapy on a Friday evening. Wills sessions are fun, varied and challenging for all abilities so there is something for everyone.
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Mike Noble

Nutritionist

Mike supports Moko Physiotherapy and our clients with Specialist Nutrition Advice. He offers 1:1 support, nutritional plans and educational talks at Moko Physiotherapy.
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Diane Slater

Health and Life Coach

I coach people to achieve health and personal life goals. I have had a lot of success working with people striving to overcome or live well with pain.
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Rob Maxwell-Jones

Counsellor

Rob offers in house counselling and therapy within Moko Physiotherapy on an adhoc basis. He also is a lecturer at Derby University as well as offering private counselling both virtually and in house at Moko.

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Or you may contact us at 01332 501098 or info@mokophysiotherapy.co.uk

Katie Ogley

Owner and Founder of Moko Physiotherapy

Katie is the KO in MOKO!

She created Moko Physiotherapy in 2021 with the aim of creating something different! It has been a dream come true seeing the team and services grow. Her role now is to invest in the team via training and support, improve the services and ensure Moko provides exceptional care to our fab clients.

She is passionate about helping individuals live healthier, fitter and happier lives. She believes in high quality, honest and friendly long-term care, that is tailored to the individual. She started working as a physiotherapist in 2011, in a variety of settings (and Countries!), including the NHS, sport and abroad. She has a huge passion for teaching and learning, she was a lecturer at the University of Leicester for 2 years teaching physiotherapy students in 2019.

In her spare time, she loves skiing, mountain biking and being outdoors in the countryside. She loves to meet new people, travel the World and eat cake. At home, Katie and her husband Martin have five chickens, named after different types of curry (tikka, bhuna, dopiaza, korma and jalfrezi!)

Martin Ogley

Site and Performance Manager

Martin is the Mo in Moko! Partner in crime, husband and business partner to Katie, Martin is a key member of the Moko Team. Together, Katie and Martin created Moko Physiotherapy, including designing the clinic in Mickleover. Martin is involved in the day to day running of the clinic, behind the scenes. He maintains the building, equipment and utilities, as well as helping Katie streamline the efficiency and performance of the business. He plays a large strategic and problem solving role, to ensure we continue to offer a first class service to clients and team members.

When Martin is not helping in Moko, you’ll find him in the skies, flying at 30,000 feet, as a commercial airline pilot. He loves being outdoors, regularly running, mountain biking, skiing and travelling with Katie. Together, Katie and Martin make a great team. 

Jules Swingler

Clinic Co-ordinator, Creative Marketing and Yoga Instructor

Jules is Moko’s clinic co-ordinator and Yoga Instructor. You’ll receive a warm welcome from Jules where she will be co-ordinating the smooth running of the clinic and ensuring all our lovely clients have a first class experience with us. Jules is a key team member in the clinic, keeping our therapists in check!

Jules is all about the feel-good factor and is passionate about making a difference to peoples’ lives and their well-being.

With over 20 years in the fast-paced graphic design industry – Jules has crossed over into the wellbeing sector where she shares her passion for dance and yoga through her own wellbeing classes. She teaches Yoga at Moko Physiotherapy on a Wednesday evening at 8.15pm.

When not working, Jules loves to travel (her current record stands at visiting 10 Countries in 5 months!), live music, dancing and spending time with her rescue dog, Alfie (it’s a mutual obsession!).

Becky Soong-Towell

Clinic Co-ordinator and Yoga Instructor

Becky is one of our clinic co-ordinators on the front desk team as well as teaching Theraputic Yoga at Moko Physiotherapy. Her welcoming and vibrant personality means she is a great asset to the team. She also loves teaching, her main aim is to share her knowledge and experience with people who she truly believes will benefit.

The yoga she teaches is accessible to all bodies, by using modifications and props, she ensures participants feel they receive a session that is not only person-centred and inclusive but most importantly it’s safe.

Becky’s optimism and passion for loving life is infectious. When she is not working, she loves spending time with family and friends, catching up on sleep and eating all the food!

Suzie Hemmings

Clinic Co-ordinator and Massage Therapist

Suzie works at Moko as a clinic co-ordinator on a Monday PM and Wednesday AM, as well as a massage therapist on a Thursday AM, specialising in deep tissue massage, pregnancy massage and post natal recovery with an interest in women’s health and well-being.

Whilst juggling her three children and running a business Suzie had grown to appreciate the importance of keeping her body healthy, strong and fit for both her physical and mental health. After gaining her Level 3 Diploma in massage Suzie went on to further train in pre and postnatal massage.

Out of the clinic you will usually find Suzie outdoors, either running (She’s taking part in the London Marathon in April 2024!), cycling, skiing, fitness bootcamps and the odd triathlon – she loves a challenge.

Kirstie Whitford

Clinic Co-ordinator

Kirstie is one of our fab clinic co-ordinators – she ensures the smooth running of the clinic on a Monday and Friday evening.

When not working you might find her juggling 3 teenagers or completing her 200hr Yoga Instructor Course. She may also be found floating on water somewhere as she teaches paddle boarding to beginners!

Kirstie loves to travel, go horse riding and spend quality time with friends and family.

Naomi Isaacs

Clinical Lead Physiotherapist

Naomi is the clinical lead physiotherapist at Moko Physiotherapy 3 days per week (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday).

Specialisms:
– Complex acute and chronic pain / injuries
– Rheumatology
– Complex psychosocial and pain issues
– Second opinion
– Back and neck pain
– Lower limb and upper limb rehab, simple and complex
– Western Medical Acupuncture

Naomi provides expertise and support to the other therapists as well as playing a key role in developing our service and training. She qualified as a physiotherapist from Keele Univeristy in 2017.

Naomi takes pride in prioritising client individuality and ensures her treatments are tailored to your individual goals. Naomi is a highly diverse Physiotherapist, with a breadth of experience within the NHS and private sector. Naomi specialises in musculoskeletal, chronic pain and rheumatology Physiotherapy, but has extensive experience across other specialisms. Naomi uses advanced skills such as rehabilitation, manual therapy, acupuncture and lifestyle coaching.

Naomi shares Katie and the Moko teams’ ethos and passion for evidence-based practice and client education. She is completing her master’s degree in Advanced Physiotherapy in her spare time.

Outside of work and studying, Naomi loves spending time with friends and family and getting out in the countryside for some fresh air and long dog walks.

Laura Birbeck

Senior Physiotherapist

Laura works as a senior physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor at Moko Physiotherapy 4 days per week.

Specialisms:
– Acute and chronic pain
– Lower limb and upper limb rehab
– Pilates rehab
– Back and neck pain
– Ligament injuries
– Neurological physiotherapy – stroke, Parkinson’s providing independently mobile and medically well.
– Sports and Therapeutic Massage (with a Physiotherapist)
– Aromatherapy Massage
– Hot Stone Massage
– Indian Head Massage

Laura graduated as a Physiotherapist from the University of Nottingham in 2017. Following this, her interest in health and wellbeing led her to also complete a Level 3 NVQ in Massage Therapy and Levels 1-3 of the APPI Pilates Matwork Series. Helping people take time to care for themselves and to build a happier life is one of Laura’s main goals in her work, whether it is supporting recovery from injury or promoting self-care and relaxation.

Outside of work, you will find Laura climbing (bouldering), spending time with friends and family, as well as the odd visit to Hotel Chocolat!!

Dan Tidmarsh

Physiotherapist

Dan is a full time physiotherapist at Moko Physiotherapy.

Specialisms:
– Sports injuries
– Lower limb and upper limb rehab
– Ligament injuries
– Running injuries
– Performance enhancement
– Gym / exercise programmes
– Sports Massage (with a Physiotherapist)

Since qualifying in physiotherapy and sports massage he has jumped at every opportunity to develop his skills, gaining a variety of experiences. He was lucky enough to work at events such as the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 and with a variety of sports people, including elite university athletes, professional performing artists, and international rugby players. He’s also worked in Men’s football providing pitch-side assistance.

In his spare time you’ll find him watching football, at the gym or spending time with friends and family. Dan ran the Paris Marathon in April 2024!

Emma Batchford

Sports Massage
Therapist

Following this she started helping others within the same capacity or as a way to relax.

Alongside a level 3 diploma in sports massage, Emma is also qualified in Indian Head Massage and Onsite, Corporate Massage. She enjoys developing her skills and looks forward to undertaking more courses in the future.

In Emma’s spare time her three children keep her busy – she is generally always by a hockey pitch! Alongside this she enjoys spending time with family and friends and keeping active, walking the dog.

Ryan Bennett

Senior Physiotherapist

Ryan works as a senior physiotherapist at Moko on a Wednesday and Friday.

Specialisms:
– High level sports injuries
– Running injuries
– Gym related injuries
– Shoulder injuries
– Lower limb
– Prehab, strength and conditioning
– Performance enhancement

Ryan has been working as a Physiotherapist in the NHS and privately since qualifying from Coventry University in 2018. Before this, Ryan completed his Sports Therapy BSc and personal training qualifications. These qualifications and experiences have shaped Ryan’s exercise driven approach to rehab. Ryan has also recently worked as a First Contact Practitioner (FCP) across two GP sites – so is experienced in helping people with acute pain, as well as chronic pain.

Ryan is passionate about promoting prehab and the principles of strength & conditioning – he is able to tailor plans to help you stay injury free during training blocks, as well as programming to improve your overall strength and sporting performance. Ryan’s wealth of knowledge and experience allows him to set clear, individualised plans for clients. He places high importance on shared decision making and always puts the clients goals at the centre of treatment.

Outside of Moko you can expect Ryan to be running – he had 3 marathons planned this year, lifting weights or watching football.

Sophia Szczomak

Sports Therapist

Sophia loves helping individuals return to full pain-free health and fitness. Sophia is a qualified sports therapist, carrying out sports and therapeutic massage at Moko Physiotherapy. Her priority is to provide the best care, with the aim of improving pain and quality of life.

Sophia first started massage in 2019, graduating in Sports and Exercise Therapy in 2022 from Leeds Beckett University.

During her time at university, she worked with professional football and rugby clubs, developing skills in massage, taping, rehabilitation programmes and return to play protocols. In her spare time, Sophia enjoys country walks, cycling and baking cakes (a healthy balance!).

Natalie Mee

Sports Massage Therapist

Natalie is a qualified Sports Massage Therapist, currently in her final year of studying Physiotherapy at the University of Leicester. She qualifies as a physiotherapist Summer 2024. Until then, she offers Sports Massage at Moko Physiotherapy on a Friday evening.

When not studying physiotherapy or providing massage, you will find Natalie in the outdoors – she is a keen long distance runner and enjoys cycling too. She completed her first ultra-marathon last year and also cycled to Paris!

Kate Gasior

Sports Massage Therapist

Kate provides sports and therapeutic massage at Moko on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening.

She also works as a personal trainer and class instructor externally. Kate has in depth knowledge regarding the psychosocial factors that influence exercise, recovery and nutrition. She helps many individuals make long term health changes, not just quick fixes. She emphasises relaxation and stress management during her massages.

Neil Brailsford

Yoga Instructor

Neil is a 200 hour yoga instructor at Moko Physiotherapy. His ethos is to move and breathe in a way that feels good for you and your body. His passion for yoga started many years ago and now has enabled him to turn what he loves into his living.

He thrives on maintaining a health and well-being lifestyle to promote and enhance not just the physical body but also to aid with our mental health. He enjoys practising vinyasa/energy flow yoga and is thrilled to share this with you.

Will Figgis

Fitness Instructor

Will is fitness instructor, teaching strength and tone classes at Moko Physiotherapy on a Friday evening. Wills sessions are fun, varied and challenging for all abilities so there is something for everyone.

He can adapt the exercises to suit you.

Will has worked as a fitness instructor for the past 15 years and been personal training for the last 10.
Originally his background was in Fitness Pilates but have since moved into more high intensity training and is very much enjoying it.

Mike Noble

Nutritionist

Mike supports Moko Physiotherapy and our clients with Specialist Nutrition Advice. He offers 1:1 support, nutritional plans and educational talks at Moko Physiotherapy.

Starting out as a personal trainer in 2015, Mike’s career has always been geared towards connecting with people and helping them understand how they can better their health. He studied nutrition in 2019 and from there his mission was clear: to empower people to live their best lives through the power of food and fitness.

Since then, he’s been amazed at the difference a natural approach to food and lifestyle can make, helping people increase their energy, cure their skin condition and even fall pregnant.

Mike works with clients struggling with conditions from PCOS and menopause to chronic stress or IBD, who feel they have tried everything, but achieved nothing. Whatever it is you’re struggling with, Mike can work with you to help you get the results you need, all through simple lifestyle changes.

Mike is happy to see you for nutritional support in house at Moko Physiotherapy, online or also offers personal training from his private 1:1 studio in Chester Green.

How does the process work?

1) Discovery call:

You’ll start with an initial chat to find out where you’re at currently, what you want to achieve and how Mike can support you.

Step 2) Send out health questionnaire

When you decide to go ahead, you’ll receive an in depth health questionnaire to find out everything Mike needs to know.

Step 3) Create your personalised plan

Once Mike has a full picture of your health and current situation, he’ll start working on your personalised wellness plan.

What’s included in the personalised wellness plan?

– Summary of your current health/ condition
– Written justifications for all foods & supplements included in your plan
– Full 7 day meal plan
– Recipes
– Shopping lists
– Nutritional information (kcals/fats/protein/ vitamins & minerals)
– Supplement recommendations

Step 4) Get Started

You’ll start the first few weeks of your wellness plan, before a 1:1 catch up again to see how you’re getting on.

At this point, Mike will make some changes and then catch up again in another few weeks. By the third session, we’d expect to be seeing some positive changes.

Pricing structure:

Initial consultation + Personalised Plan
2x follow up appointments
1x Bonus PT session @ Milife Studio
Price: £185

Additional Follow up appointments
Price: £55

For further enquiries, speak with our Moko Physiotherapy reception team and they’ll put you in touch with Mike. 

Diane Slater

Health and Life Coach

I coach people to achieve health and personal life goals. I have had a lot of success working with people striving to overcome or live well with pain. As a clinician, I have extensive experience in private and public healthcare and can partner with people trying to navigate issues related to health (theirs or others) and / or a career in healthcare. I bring a multi-dimensional, person-focused approach from my clinical work to my coaching, and work with clients looking to optimise all aspects of their life.

Coaching is not therapy or a clinical intervention. Coaching is a partnership of equals and a process of co-creation. As partners, the coach and coachee embark on a journey to realise potential. The partnership facilitates the coachee to excel at their goals through a process of curiosity, learning and action.

Rob Maxwell-Jones

Counsellor

Rob offers in house counselling and therapy within Moko Physiotherapy on an adhoc basis. He also is a lecturer at Derby University as well as offering private counselling both virtually and in house at Moko. Rob has a wealth of experience helping individuals with their mental health, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and much more.

Speak with one of our team for further information.

Migle Andriunaite

Sports Therapist

Since graduating with a degree in Sports Therapy in 2021, I began to see the power of massage therapy, whether it’s relieving pain, helping with injuries or relaxing your body. I carry out sports and therapeutic massage at Moko Physiotherapy. I have had experience in many different areas, from volunteering at multiple sporting events, working with various sports clubs, and in clinical settings. These work experiences have given me the ability and knowledge to work with various people and address their treatment goals. As I continue to grow as a therapist, I look forward to taking more courses to further my education to be able to give the best client care possible. In my spare time I love to stay active, working out, spending time with friends and travelling.

Beth Protheroe

Pilates Instructor

Beth teaches Pilates at Moko Physiotherapy. She uses Pilates techniques within the class or 1:1, using techniques to improve physical and mental health, build resilience, strength and flexibility.  

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