Mike Varney

Director & Founder

Whilst serving in the Army, Mike initially qualified as a remedial gymnast and subsequently was accepted as a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

During the past 30 years, he has worked for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, Queens Park Rangers and on film locations.

Mike has been the owner of several practices but now his time is spent at Harlow Leisurezone, where he specialises in musculoskeletal and sports injuries. Mike is assisted by a team of excellent physiotherapists and sports injury therapist.

Sarah Varney


As a Partner in Mike Varney Physiotherapy, Sarah is responsible for Marketing and the general enquiries made to the clinic. She is an integral part of the administrative team.

Sarah is also a qualified massage therapist and member of The Federation of Holistic Therapists and ideally suited to arrange the Complementary Therapies within the Mike Varney Therapy Suite.

Annabel Moeser

Graduate Sports Therapist
BSc (Hons) MSST

Annabel graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in 2012 with a BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy and is a member of the Society of Sports Therapists. She has expanded her knowledge over the last few years into Kinesio-taping, Shockwave Therapy, Sports Massage, Spinal Manipulation and Dry Needling; where she is a member of the Dry Needling Institute. She is also qualified in treating pregnancy and post natal pain including SPD and sciatica.

Annabel has worked in a variety of sports environments including; Hitchin Rugby Club, the University of Hertfordshire Sports Injury Clinic and Clubs and the London Marathon and Royal Parks Half, for a broad range of charities including, Athsma UK, Unicef and Dogs Trust.

Annabel enjoys working with musculoskeletal and sports injuries especially helping to rehabilitate young athletes back to full fitness and to the demands of top level sport, something that she has experience with having come from a higher level swimming background herself.

Tom Green


Tom joined the practice after graduating from the University of Hertfordshire in 2014 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy and is a full member of both the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Healthcare Professions Council. Having chosen to specialise in musculoskeletal injuries and rehabilitation, Tom has undertaken various postgraduate courses based in this field including acupuncture, taping and strapping and sports first aid. As well as being a physiotherapist, Tom is also a qualified sports massage therapist and gym instructor. He has used these skills to work as physiotherapist for Harlow Town Football Club and at the 2014 London Marathon.

Tom enjoys playing 5-a-side, 6-a-side and 11-a-side football each week and can closely empathise with patients having dislocated the acromioclavicular joint in his shoulder in a football match, for which he received treatment and rehabilitation at the clinic.

Jenie Wilson

Graduate Sports Therapist
BSc (Hons) (SW), PRA in Personal Skills Development LCGI

Jenie is a recent graduate from the University of Hertfordshire in 2017 with a BSc (Hons) (SW) in Sports Therapy and she is a member of the Society of Sports Therapists. Jenie has experience in electrotherapy, sports massage, peripheral and spinal joint mobilisation and exercise rehabilitation. She has also undertaken a variety of courses including Kinesio-taping and Sports Trauma Management and she is keen to develop skills in Acupuncture/Dry Needling, Spinal Manipulation and pregnancy treatment.

Jenie has experience in a variety of environments including Bristol City Football Club Academy, the University of Hertfordshire Sports Injury Clinic, The Medical Clinic, Neurokinex, Haileybury and Imperial Service Collage and has provided massage for Hertfordshire Mavericks Netball Team and for Asthma UK as part of the London Marathon. Jenie has participated in sports from a young age including gymnastics, netball, hockey and swimming and therefore she has an interest in a wide variety of sports.

Matt Sherlock

Physiotherapist & Osteopath
M. Ost BSc (Hons)

Matt graduated in Physiotherapy in 2006 and spent 2 years working within the NHS broadening his knowledge by working in different physiotherapy specialities, including medical/ surgical and outpatients among others. Matt has a special interest in manual therapy and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries.

Developing wider and more refined methods of treatments within manual therapy, was one of the major factors that caused the decision to retrain as an Osteopath. Matt graduated with a Masters degree in Osteopathy in 2012, and has since added to his skills by ongoing training in spinal manipulation, sports taping, visceral manipulation, dry needling and rehabilitation training. Matt is also adding to our growing pregnancy treatment team.

Martin Atkinson


Martin graduated from the University of Brighton in 2009 and completed his junior rotations across a number of London NHS Hospitals.

He continues to work as a Senior Musculosketal Physiotherapist in a large North London NHS trust, where he provides comprehensive treatment to a spectrum of acute and chronic physical conditions. He has extensive experience in the surgical and orthopaedic management of physical conditions.

Martin has worked in a variety of clinical settings including Barnet FC and in a number of private practices in Hertfordshire, gaining vast experience in sports injury management. For the second time in 2013 Martin was also selected to provide physiotherapy intervention to performers back stage at the V Festival.

He considers himself to be a well rounded sportsman and has previously at county level swimming, golf and cricket.

Terry Hatt

Sports Massage Therapist

Terry served in the Army for 22yrs, whilst in the forces became a Physical Training Instructor and was involved with various sports teams which lead to his interest in the rehabilitation and the treatment of sports injuries.

Terry qualified as a Sports Therapist with The Society of Sports Therapists in 2004, and a Personal Trainer and Sports Massage with Premier Global in 2005. Since qualification he has worked as a sports masseur to Professional golfers and athlete’s in Hampshire and Wiltshire, and at the Army Rehab Centre at Aldershot.

Terry specialises in traditional massage techniques in order to help prevent sports injuries, treat existing injuries and improve performance.  Due to his extensive knowledge of anatomy he can tailor treatment to individual needs and works closely with clients to build personal care plans to speed up their recovery times.

Terry has a real interest in sport and has completed half and full marathons including the Hong Kong marathon and enjoys playing golf.

Kerry Clark

Massage Therapist

Kerry qualified as a sports and remedial massage therapist in 2009 and initially worked as a mobile therapist whilst she trained to become a personal Trainer. She joined David Lloyds health club as a personal trainer/fitness instructor in 2010, whilst carrying on doing mobile massage therapy on the side. In 2011 she joined Nuffield Health as a Personal Trainer and Sports massage therapist at one of their corporate sites in London, where she still works part time. She has an interest in rehabilitation from injuries and also office work based injuries. Kerry enjoys fitness and used to compete nationally in trampolining.

Nicki Walker

Massage Therapist

Nicki qualified as a reflexologist in 2006 and went on to qualify in deep tissue massage, clinical aromatherapy and Indian head massage. Working as a therapist from her therapy room based at home along with mobile work, Nicki is delighted to be able to join the massage team. Trained in grief and bereavement counselling and naturopathic nutrition, she loves how all the therapies interact together to ensure the client has the best possible treatment. Nicki also offers hot stone, myofascial release, lymphatic drainage and warm bamboo massage.

Tom Pickering

Massage Therapist

Tom is a Sport and Remedial Massage Therapist. He Holds a Diploma From the London School of Sports Massage. He started his massage career by running his own small clinic and then went on to develop his skill in a clinic in New Zealand and with various local sports teams and clubs.

Tom shares his knowledge in treating clients with musculoskeletal injury, pain or dysfunction caused by any of life’s stresses and from all walks of life. He has been doing this effectively by applying a range of soft tissue techniques including massage to aid recovery from injury and improve soft tissue condition and joint mobility.

Having participated in sport from a very young age Tom is a very keen runner and cyclist competing in local events regularly.

Customer Reviews

  • Right from the beginning, in diagnosing my issue, identifying the problems, the physios played a fantastic role in easing my tennis elbow pain. The recommendations made by Annabel helped me to undergo the right MRI scan and injection, in reducing my forearm and elbow pain. The support, guidance, treatments given by Annabel was tremendous and played a vital role in my pain reduction and was very satisfying.–JC, Harlow

  • After having treatment with Mike for an ACL rupture, he has got me back in to the gym and playing football again! Fantastic treatment, advice and communication whilst I was going back and forth to Uni.–S Hayes

  • I have been a patient at the clinic for many years with various football injuries. The results have been excellent and Mike’s knowledge of medical treatments is very impressive. He has kept me playing!–GP, Harlow

  • I would like to thank you for your excellent care. I saw a Physiotherapist today who was extremely helpful, professional, kind and i already have some relief from pain. I am am very impressed by the practice, the receptionists are welcoming and efficient. I will recommend to all my friends and colleagues.–F.H. -Harlow

  • Mike Varney helped me overcome an acute back problem. My sciatica was so painful I needed a stick to walk. Within six sessions my pain had disappeared. –A.P.

  • I attended Mike’s clinic with a knee problem. He examined me thoroughly and advised me I may have a torn cartilage and physiotherapy would not cure it. He gave me exercises and wrote to my GP. I have since had the cartilage removed and returned to Mike for further treatment and I am now playing sport again.–D.B. ,Harlow