The Team

Catherine Potter

Catherine qualified in 1990 from the Queen Elizabeth School of Physiotherapy, Birmingham.  She then worked in the US and on return gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Practical and Academic Sports Physiotherapy.  Using her Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy she became team physiotherapist to Saracens RFC for six years.  Catherine previously instigated and led the Sports Medicine service at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore in 1994.  She subsequently moved into private practice in the City of London, later becoming the National Physiotherapy Manager for Bupa Wellness, leading a team of 30 physiotherapists until early 2009.  Alpine Physiotherapy was founded in 2010 and has grown into a busy MSK clinic.  Catherine still practices within a premium medical facility at a large investment bank in the City.

Catherine is also a qualified Body Control Pilates Instructor.  She holds a Masters in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy and is a member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.  Her research was accepted for publication in Manual Therapy.

Catherine's LinkedIn Profile can be viewed here.

Sophie Barlow

Sophie graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a BSc Hons degree in Sport and Exercise Science. She went on to qualify as a Physiotherapist from St. George’s University of London in 2008. She has a wealth of experience within the NHS and has been working at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore since 2011.

She specialises in pain management and rehabilitation for a range of musculoskeletal conditions and has a special interest in persistent pain,  joint hyper-mobility and metabolic bone diseases.

Her sessions are patient focused and can offer a range of manual therapy, acupuncture and exercise therapy.

She is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Physiotherapy Pain Association.

Charley O’Dell

Charley has certainly packed in a lot since qualifying in 2013 but this wasn’t the beginning of her sporting career. She spent her childhood on a trampoline, eventually representing GB at the World Championships in 2009. She has provided pitchside and sports therapy for St Albans Hockey Club Men's 1st X1 and also treats the Elite Gymnasts at Marriotts Gymnastics Club.

Charley has been treating clients in Harpenden for 6 years, particularly with athletes from all disciplines and has a busy clinic at Alpine Physiotherapy. In her spare time, Charley loves running with her dog Fletcher, spending time with her new baby and teaching trampolining fitness classes!

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