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!


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 recent 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.   Moving onto Mark; a truly wonderful, inspiring and funny man, husband and daddy.  Sarah also enjoys a night out at Napoleons, 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 also likes the odd peak at Paulo Maldini, Bradley Cooper and Matt Goss!  Any of these, in any order....

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 trip to the golf course, where he tries to play at golf (bless him). With a seemingly never ending supply of new Taylor Made golf clubs that promise to make him a better player, if only he had more spare time he would master the game. 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. A doting dad, he also enjoys spending time with his son Lucas and true to form, a golf club and football are never too far away – even a pair of socks will become a “football” or “rugby” ball! A smart man, he lets Sarah think that she is the boss when he secretly (and mistakenly) thinks that he is. He also enjoys comedy clubs, Girls Aloud and making the house untidy!


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.  Lee splits his time between both our Mark Roe Sports Physio Clinic based at the Hillsborough Sports Arena and Gleadless clinic.  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 been accepted onto the prestigious International Olympic Committee Sports and Rehabilitation Diploma to supplement his physio degree.  We are looking forward to seeing the benefit of this knowledge in clinic and in turn our sports injury patients.

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 17 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.


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. 







Gillian Elliott - Sheffield Therapy Centre - Head Receptionist


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


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



Sarah Cowin - Sheffield Therapy Centre - Sports Massage Therapist


Sarah is currently working as our sports massage therapist, although not for too long as she is soon to qualify as a Physiotherapist.  Sarah has proved a hit with our patients and she has also been working very hard with Rotherham United ladies team.  Sarah Cowin female sports massage therapist Sheffield


Sarah is very sporty and enjoys the gym and travelling - another team member that always has a smile on her face.