About Us

About Us

My name is Retha Welding and I am a fully qualified physiotherapist who has been treating patients for many years.

I qualified with a BSc Hons in Physiotherapy in 1999 at the University of the Free State in South Africa. I did neuro rehab initially and then started my own private practice in Bloemfontein, South Africa. This involved mostly musculoskeletal practice, but also orthopaedic rehab, neuro rehab, and pulmo physio in ICU, paediatric as well as other units and care facilities. In 2001 I did a 1 year post graduate course in Orthopeadic Manipulation Therapy and also trained in Dry Needling.

After relocating to the UK in 2004, I worked in private practice which involves musculoskeletal treatments, rehab and ergonomics in gyms, surgeries and the corporate sector. As part of a multidisciplinary team, that includes consultants, surgeons, radiographers to personal trainers, I gained vast experience in pre and post surgery rehab, sports injuries and correction of biomechanics. I developed an interest in gait analysis and worked closely with a podiatrist for many years.

The population I see varies from runners and tri athletes to professional dancers, performing artists, martial artists and yoga and pilates teachers, as well as office workers who spend long hours at their desks.

As a keen athlete myself, I have a special interest in the health and well being of the female athlete. From school age to post menopause, I would love to see every woman achieve her goals. These may be particularly difficult during pre and post natal phases.  I can help with pregnancy exercise and rehab and the Mummy MOT.

Clinical pilates is one of my special interests. I use Pilates as a tool in diagnoses and treatment and also do clinical pilates classes in a group set up. As an Integrated System Approach trained physiotherapist, I have a unique skill set that allows solving the cause of dysfunctions and restoring the correct biomechanics in our bodies for optimal function.

My interests are very much based around beautiful movement. I love practising yoga, dancing, rock climbing and adventure sports.

I am also one  of the proud trustees of The Pain Exchange charity that provide physio assessment and small group exercise classes for those suffering chronic pain.  For more info, visit our website here.

Retha Welding

Retha Welding

Retha Welding