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, where she currently works part time as a lecturer on the same programme. She has expanded her knowledge over the years into kinesio-taping, dry needling, spinal manipulation, TMJ and inter-oral massage and pregnancy therapy.

Annabel enjoys working both within the clinic setting and out in the field including: Event treatment for a cycling team across the UK, pitch side first aid for Hitchin Rugby Club, post London marathon massage for Asthma UK and Unicef. Annabel has also supported a team of 27 trekking to Kilimanjaro, she took part in the challenge in 2015 for Children with Cancer UK and has now set her sights on the next challenge: Everest Base Camp 2018 for St Clare Hospice.

Annabel enjoys working with 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), MSST, PRA in Personal and Professional 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, Dry Needling and Sports Trauma Management and she is keen to develop skills in 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.

Chloe Gardener

Physiotherapist & Massage Therapist

Chloe graduated from Brunel University London in 2015 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy and is a full member of both the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Healthcare Professions Council. She is also a qualified Sports Massage Therapist.

After graduating Chloe completed 2 years of junior NHS rotations at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust which included Orthopaedics, Medicine, Women’s Health and Major Trauma. This has enabled her to develop a solid base of assessment, treatment and rehabilitation skills for a wide variety of orthopaedic, musculoskeletal and pregnancy conditions. Having chosen to specialise in musculoskeletal physiotherapy Chloe is keen to develop skills in Migraine treatment, Acupuncture, Kinesio-taping and Pilates-based exercise for pregnancy.

Chloe has a passion for sport and competed for Herts Phoenix Athletics Club during her school years and played hockey at university whilst studying. She therefore has a strong interest in sporting injuries and continues to enjoy running and Pilates.

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.

Kerry Wye

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, aromatherapy, pregnancy massage, myofascial release, lymphatic drainage and warm bamboo massage.

Catriona Benson

Sport Therapy student at The University of Hertfordshire

Catriona is a Sports Therapy student and has completed two years at the University of Hertfordshire. She has joined us for a year-long internship as part of her undergraduate degree programme. Catriona will be treating massage patients throughout the year.

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