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About Ferndown Physio

Ferndown Physiotherapy Clinic established in 1990 by Julie Silver, continues to be a busy and friendly clinic.

The clinic operates from dedicated premises in the centre of Ferndown, with on-site parking and disabled access at the rear of the building.

The clinic is in close proximity to the Orchid House and Penny’s Hill practices and the Physiotherapists work closely with the local GP’s and hospital Consultants.

The team of Physiotherapists are all very experienced, dedicated to providing ‘hands-on’ quality care and registered with The Health Professional Council (HCPC).

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Julie Silver

Julie Silver

(Practice Principal) MSc MCSP HCPC AACP

Julie graduated as a Physiotherapist from Bath in 1982 and went on to gain experience in various hospitals in the NHS before moving to South Africa to travel and work in a spinal injury unit in Cape Town.

She later studied for an MSc at Southampton University, resulting in taking up a research post at The London Institute of Sports Medicine. Missing the sea and also treating patients, she returned to Dorset.

Julie has since been established in her own clinic for over 25 years, gaining experience in several private practices beforehand and providing physiotherapy for the u18 girls England hockey squad at Bisham Abbey, local football teams and rugby clubs.
Julie is married with 3 grown-up children. In her spare time Julie enjoys walking her dog, cycling, sailing, playing tennis and skiing.

Shirley Pritchard


Shirley graduated with a BSc in Physiotherapy and gained Chartered Physiotherapist status in 1986 from The Queen’s College, Glasgow and has worked at Ferndown Physiotherapy Clinic since 2005.

Her formative years were spent at the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Exeter. Here she became specialised in treating orthopaedic, trauma and musculoskeletal conditions and gained a Diploma of The Society of Orthopaedic Medicine.

As an ex South West volleyball player, Shirley has experience in competitive sport which gives her an understanding of managing sports injuries. She has a particular interest in assessing and treating spinal pain and also enjoys rehabilitation of postoperative orthopaedic patients.

She continues to do part time NHS work where she is responsible for the training of physiotherapy students and has worked for the Dorset Acute Back Pain Service.
Shirley is married and has two teenagers. She enjoys family time and cycling, running, hill walking, skiing and the occasional game of golf!

Vanessa Hooker


Vanessa qualified as a chartered Physiotherapist in 1986 from Kings College, London.
She has worked in the NHS for many years with a special interest in paediatric outpatients. She spent a year in Australia, gaining experience in a children’s hospital and was also a Physiotherapist for the Australian Rules football team.

Over the past 10 years Vanessa has worked in a sports injury clinic and in private practice. She now has a keen interest in treating elderly patients as well as children. Vanessa has extensive knowledge in the treatment of all musculoskeletal injuries.

Vanessa is married with 3 older children and enjoys walking her dog and keeping fit.

Charlotte Alice Butley


Alice qualified from Oxford Brookes University in 2010. Junior rotations in Winchester at Royal Hampshire County Hospital, experience on orthopaedic, respiratory and neurological rehabilitation wards, before specialising in an orthopaedic and outpatient role.

Alice moved to Dorset and Poole Hospital in 2014 as a Senior Outpatient Physiotherapist.

Alice has also trained as a Pilates instructor with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute, with experience teaching small classes or clients 1:2:1. 

Alice lives locally with her husband and enjoys an active lifestyle.

Simon Wiltshire


Simon graduated with a MSc in Physiotherapy from Southampton University and gained Chartered Physiotherapist status in 2017.

Since then Simon has worked in various NHS hospitals and private clinics specialising in treating orthopaedic, trauma and musculoskeletal conditions.
Simon has a particular interest in treating spinal and shoulder conditions. Since qualifying, Simon has successfully qualified as an acupuncturist enabling him to join the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.

Prior to studying his MSc in Physiotherapy Simon also obtained a BSc in sports science, MSc in Injury Rehabilitation and Diploma’s in Personal Training and Sports Massage. These qualifications have enabled him to work with multiple sports teams and athletes in England, France and United States of America.

In his spare time Simon enjoys playing football, training at the gym, running and squeezing in the occasional game of squash. With any left over time Simon can be found helping his partner Kelly with horses and being put to work around the yard.


Sharon Izzard

Practice Manager

Ann Johnson


Kay Haskins


Ferndown Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic
Beech House, 29 Church Road, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 9ES, UK
P: 01202 897100
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Opening Hours

  • Monday:

    8am to 6pm

  • Tuesday:

    8.30am to 1pm

  • Wednesday:

    8.00am to 7pm

  • Thursday:

    8.30am to 6pm

  • Friday:

    8am to 1pm

  • Saturday:

    9am to 12pm

  • Sunday:


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