Our Team

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Nicky Edwards

Director & Physiotherapist

Nicky is a Chartered Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor. She studied Sport, Health & Exercise at Undergraduate level at Durham University before going on to study at Masters level to become a Physiotherapist. Nicky spent her early career in a large London NHS teaching hospital, progressing up to senior level. She has also worked in private hospitals, her last role being the Clinical Lead in Hydrotherapy & Outpatients at The London Clinic on Harley Street before founding Chiltern Physiotherapy in 2008 with her husband Paul.

Nicky’s clinical interests are running injuries, especially female athletes and people going through menopause, Sports Injuries, Inflammatory conditions, Amputee rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal problems. She enjoys her role as a Medical Expert Witness in these areas. Nicky was selected as the team Physio for England Fencing in the Commonwealth Fencing Championships in 2014. Nicky has trained to teach Pilates, Tai Chi, and Yoga and is also qualified to perform acupuncture.

Nicky lives in Chorleywood with husband and co-worker Paul, their 11 year old daughter Daisy and 5 year old son Archie. Nicky is a keen hockey player for Amersham & Chalfont Hockey Club and loves running, cycling and snowboarding. She is currently training for the London Marathon and is the team physio for the Children with Cancer UK London Marathon Team. You can follow her antics on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/nickyphysio) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/nickyedwardsphysio

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Paul Edwards

Director & Physiotherapist

After graduating from The University of Hertfordshire, Paul has worked in a number of locations including a London teaching hospital, a local private hospital, a Harley Street hospital, a Clinic in the Square Mile and at The Bank of England. 

Paul’s interests are musculoskeletal, sports injuries, orthopaedics, post operative rehabilitation, falls prevention, decreased mobility and elderly care.

Paul has gained postgraduate qualifications in Acupuncture and Pilates. His acupuncture training was with the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and his Pilates training was with the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute. 


Paul grew up in Chorleywood and is married to Nicky and is Father to Daisy (10yrs) and Archie (4yrs). 

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Herbert Trabanino


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Aoife O'Dowd


Aoife is our wonderful Women's Health Specialist Physio. If you are experiencing any problems with continence, prolapse, post partum diastasis recti e.t.c. then Aoife is the perfect physio for you!


Stefano Scomparin


Stefano is a Chartered Physiotherapist and Strength & Conditioning coach. He obtained his Physiotherapy degree at the University of Eastern Piedmont and his Sport Science degree at the University of Turin, in Italy. Stefano has experience both in the public and private sector in Italy and the UK. After graduating he developed his experience working with inpatients in a public orthopaedic post-surgical rehabilitation hospital and with outpatients in a private physiotherapy clinic. Alongside his physiotherapist activity he worked as Strength and Conditioning coach for amateur and competitive athletes both with and without disabilities.

Stefano moved to London in May 2017 and worked as a Senior Physiotherapist in a NHS Physiotherapy Community Service in North-West London prior to joining Chiltern Physiotherapy full time in August 2018. Recently Stefano and his family returned to Italy. One of the positives of covid and our Pilates classes being taught online is that Stefano has continued to teach Pilates classes all the way from Italy!

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Joel Lawler

Sports Therapist & Sports Massage Therapist


Louise Hagan

Clinical Administrator

Louise is our front desk Superstar who takes great care of all of our amazing clients. The majority of her career has been within a large corporate organisation working in customer service, training, finance and marketing. She is a keen hockey player at Amersham & Chalfont Hockey Club as well as coaching the young hockey starts of the future. She is also a busy Mum to 3 active children.