Sheffield Therapy Centre 

Our wonderful team



Each and every member of staff is valued at Sheffield Therapy Centre. We couldn’t do this without them. We couldn’t deliver our therapy services without our administration staff and we couldn’t deliver our therapy services without our therapists! Whatever their role or job, they have literally spent thousands of hours in research and training. We hope you like us!Female Physiotherapist Sheffield


Sarah Roe
Sheffield Therapy Centre - Director/Clinic Manager

Sarah started her career with the insurance giant Norwich Union (now Aviva) and worked her way up into management, ironically, movingSarah Roe - Practice Manager/Partner STC into the Healthcare / Private Medical Insurance sector. Equipping her with management skills, expertise in private health and customer service experience, Norwich Union provided a firm and sound basis for her future. Sarah has also worked in tourism, law and prior to Sheffield Therapy Centre, she worked for Sheffield Primary Care Trust (PCT) / NHS Sheffield. Sarah gained a valuable insight into primary healthcare in Sheffield, and the things which patient’s value and need. Sarah now manages everything from top-to-bottom at Sheffield Therapy Centre from organising rehabilitation contracts with national healthcare / medico-legal companies, marketing, financial planning / accounts, managing staff and of course making an awesome brew!  Basically, everything except the clinical therapy.

Sarah's love of her life is her son Lucas - AKA Boo Boo Bear.  Sarah works school hours only so that she be can be mum as much as physically possible.  Always the first to volunteer on school trips and always on the side-lines at junior football games, its safe to say that Lucas has a hands-on mum.  The business is of course also a passion but thankfully she is able to balance this as she employs receptionists to look after things outside school hours.  Between Lucas and Sheffield Therapy Centre, this leaves little “Sarah” time, but when the odd magical spare hour does come along (yeah right), she loves nothing more than a session at Spa 1877, swimming, and “lunch” with her buddies. Since her first visit to Calgary and Banff some years ago and a magical trip to Levi - Lapland, Sarah has been promising herself to learn to ski properly.  She has also started learning to play the piano which she is finding both incredibly hard, and enjoyable.   Sarah finds herself waiting around a lot on the school run so not one to be able to switch off or just do nothing, she's learning Spanish via the Duolingo App.  It's amazing that a language could be learned on the school run so it's good all that time has not been wasted!!   Moving onto Mark; a truly wonderful, inspiring and funny man, husband and daddy.  Sarah also enjoys a night out in Leopold Square or Ecclesall Road, a slap-up meal at The Mossbrook or Il Lupo with Mark and Lucas, a cheeky glass of Rose wine (preferably Bollinger but beggars can’t be choosers hey?) and failing babysitters, snuggling up with Casino Royale, a cold glass of wine that inevitably gets kicked over the carpet and a large bag of Maltesers! She is also a massive football fan and since spending much of her time in the garden having footballs blasted at her, she's mastered a whopping 8 keepy-uppies!!  Watch out Ronaldo!   


Always the centre of a commotion but Sarah is meticulous in everything she does and is one of life's doers.  


Mark Roe - Sheffield Therapy Centre - Partner/Head Physiotherapist

mark roeMark entered the world of Physiotherapy as a mature student, more years ago than he would like to admit. Following a brief career in professional football at Doncaster Rovers, where injury forced early retirement, he was inspired to study at Huddersfield University to become a chartered physiotherapist due to his experiences as an injured footballer. To aid his studies and gain experience he worked for 3 years with the therapists at Huddersfield Town F.C. Academy. Following this he turned down the opportunity to work in professional football, in order to further his knowledge base working for the NHS. After graduation he went on to work at Rotherham General Hospital and worked his way up to be a Senior Physiotherapist. During his time at the hospital he worked in many departments such as neurology, respiratory, elderly, out-patients, sports injuries and orthopaedics. He now works full time at Sheffield Therapy Centre and is also Director of the Mark Roe Sports Physio Academy which specialises in the treatment of sports injuries. He has also worked as consultant physiotherapist to Sheffield Football Club, the world’s first football club. Mark is Sheffield Therapy Centre’s Head Physiotherapist and enjoys advising on any type of problem. However, due to his history and experience, he specialises in sports injuries. You can learn more about Mark on our sports injuries page and by visiting

In Mark’s scarce spare time (if only we could clone him as his services are in such demand he gets calls 365 days a year, yes, Christmas Day and New Years Day included!) – he enjoys a variety of sports. (Is this the season he finally hangs up his boots - again!).  Mark is also a keen runner and some would say with his arthritis and asthma he's an inspiration to others that want to start exercising.  His latest hobby is obstacle racing and has several Spartan Race's under his belt and comedy injuries as a result.  As a sports physiotherapist, he is clearly interested in all sports – especially football.  Watching, playing and coaching his son's grassroots junior football league team takes up pretty much all of his spare time but has been a very enjoyable experience.  He also enjoys comedy clubs, making a mess and boxing.  HIs latest round of one-to-one sessions with Clinton Woods has really given him a boost to his fitness and passion for fitness. 


Lee Higginbotham - Physiotherapist, Sheffield


Lee is a great addition to Sheffield Therapy Centre and achieved his first class honours degree as a chartered physiotherapist from his home town of Sheffield.  During his undergraduate training Lee studied under a range of leading Musculoskeletal specialists including the late Kevin Banks (co-author of The Maitland Manual Therapy concept), and has also trained in Rehabilitation of Functional Movement under Team GB boxing's lead physiotherapist and the team GB basketball's previous physiotherapist, amongst others.   Lee is a member of the College of Medicine and the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine and is an avid football fan (Sheffield Wednesday for his sins, Juventus for the glory ;-)) and also enjoys many other sports such as athletics, basketball and boxing. 


Lee can always be found with his head in a book and has recently completed the prestigious International Olympic Committee Sports and Rehabilitation Diploma to supplement his physio degree.  (Worth mentioning he got a first in that too!)   At the time of qualifying, he was one of only three physios in the entire UK with this qualification.   We've already seen the benefit of his knowledge in clinic and he really is an asset to our clinic.  As well as clinic physio Lee works at various sporting events providing first class physio services including the World Para & World Athletic Championships in London.    Lee has also completed a masters degree in Physiotherapy and is now a Lecturer at Sheffield University.  He certainly knows his stuff. 


Sorry ladies, but Lee is spoken for;  his girlfriend (Charlotte) is also a Physio.  She is also the biggest contribution to the George Clooney-esk (that's what he tells people) salt-and-pepper hair colour...



Matthew Scattergood - Sheffield Therapy Centre - Chiropodist / Podiatrist

Matthew runs our regular Chiropody / Podiatry clinic every Thursday morning.  With over 19 years experience, he is confident there isn't muchChiropody Clinic Sheffield Pdiatry Podiatrist he hasn't seen in the way of foot health.  He is registered with the Health Care Professions Council and his work is recognised by many insurers.  A very hard working man indeed and our patients are guaranteed to benefit from his experience and treatment.  Very little daylight in his diary due his loyal patients spreading the word, so be sure to book in advance.


Matt enjoys playing squash, supporting Liverpool FC and is  family man with three children and a wicked sense of humour; there is never a dull moment with Matt.  Thursday morning clinics are certainly a highlight of our week in clinic having him around. A highly experience therapist and one that can also make a superb cup of tea.  We love Matt.






Gillian Elliott - Sheffield Therapy Centre - Head Receptionist


Gill has held various secretarial and client liaison positions within the manufacturing and retail sectors. Her knowledge and experience built up over many years has translated into a first class level of customer care.  Gill Elliott Sheffield Therapy Centre


Gill is the glue that keeps us all together, ensuring the clinic runs smoothly and patients (and staff) are looked after well.  She is a very keen runner and runs 5 miles several times a week - she's probably the fittest member of our team!


When we let her have time off  she likes  nothing more than sitting with her feet up in the sunshine with a good book and a glass of sangria (after the 5 mile run of course!)


Always ready to help and always has a smile on her face. 




Sarah Cowin - Sheffield Therapy Centre - Physiotherapist


Sarah graduated from Sheffield Hallam University, with a first class honours degree as a chartered physiotherapist (not to brag but you know, we're quite proud of her for that) after fleeing the nest from the Midlands and coming back to her northern roots.  She started working with us providing sports massages alongside studying for her degree, but is now working hard here as a qualified physiotherapist.   Sarah was inspired to pursue a career in physiotherapy by her own therapist during her time as a competitive swimmer (at national level - check her out!).  Throughout the years she has become very passionate about the profession allowing her to help people overcome their obstacles to be the best that they can be.  Both her university work and her work with Rotherham United Ladies FC provided her with lots of invaluable experience in a wide range of areas including: orthopaedics, cardiac-respiratory, intensive care, outpatients and learning disabilities so she's equipped to get stuck in to most problems. Sarah Cowin female sports massage therapist Sheffield


As an avid gym goer, Sarah has a strong interest in health and fitness, already having gained multiple qualifications in coaching and fitness and is now looking to become a Pilates instructor so that she can run classes in the community.  Always up for a new challenge and an opportunity to step out of her comfort zone, she's constantly on the lookout for new sports to try.  (Boxing is next apparently!) It's a good job she's so active though, as Sarah's also very passionate about food, which is fine by us at the clinic as she keeps us topped up with chocolate and biscuits! 


Sarah's boyfriend Dom competes for Team UK in bodybuilding so a lot of her time is taken up by being his biggest fan travelling up and down both the UK and America for his competitions - lucky girl!  In between these, Sarah enjoys Harry Potter marathons, (accompanied of course, by a Domino's Pizza) a game of crazy golf and visiting her family.


Sarah may be small, but she's got the biggest smile to make up for it - always there to brighten up the clinic in the morning.  We're very lucky - we're sure you'll love her.


Kerry James - Sheffield Therapy Centre - Receptionist

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Simon Edey - Sheffield Therapy Centre - Senior Physio



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Ashley Sayers - Sheffield Therapy Centre - Physiotherapist


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