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.

Louise Pask

Practice Manager

Following a 20 career within Investment Banking, Louise joined Mike Varney Physiotherapy Ltd in January 2013. Louise is involved in every aspect of the smooth running of the Harlow clinic and heads up the administration and reception team.

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.

Aby Tobin


Aby qualified as a Physiotherapist from University of Birmingham. She has been practising
musculoskeletal physiotherapy for 3 years, starting in the NHS and moving into private practice 2 years ago. Her particular area of interest is Sports Medicine. She qualified in Advanced Sports Trauma Medicine, whilst working with Bishops Stortford Rugby Club. She also works with Herts Phoenix Athletic Club as a Physio, Chair of the Club and is also still competing herself in the Sprints and Jumps.

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.

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.

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