Please find below a brief bio prepared for you, by each of our staff members.

All of our Physio and Sports Therapists have degree level qualifications and partake in continuous training to treat any injury you may be suffering from. All are acupuncture/dry needling qualified, all are trained in shockwave therapy and all are able to ensure you receive the best treatment available.

Tom Green, Clinical Lead Physiotherapist & Musculoskeletal Sonographer

Tom Green

Director
Clinical Lead Physiotherapist
BSc (Hons) PGCert MCSP HCPC

Tom graduated from the University of Hertfordshire with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy and is a full member of both the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Healthcare Professions Council. He first joined the clinic as a Physiotherapist in 2014, before taking the Clinical Lead role in 2018. In April 2022, he became owner and Director of both the Harlow and Puckeridge clinics. He continues to maintain a busy caseload of patients, whilst managing the company.

Having chosen to specialise in musculoskeletal injuries, Tom has undertaken various postgraduate courses based in this field including acupuncture and sports trauma. He has also developed a special interest in headache and migraine and has led our treatment in this with the clinic becoming a specialist headache and migraine centre in 2016. In 2019, he also completed his Postgraduate Certificate, a Masters-level qualification, in Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound scanning and is now dual-qualified as a Musculoskeletal Sonographer as well as a Physiotherapist. He now leads our diagnostic services within the clinic.

He plans on completing his Advanced Practitioner training within the next couple of years by adding non-medical prescribing and ultrasound-guided injections to his skillset.

Louise Pask

Louise Pask

Practice Manager

Louise worked in the city for many years until joining the practice in 2013.

She has been a vital component in the growth and success of the business and enjoys a close working relationship with Sarah Varney.

Louise has been responsible for introducing new ideas following a period of study with Australian physiotherapy guru, Paul Wright. He has developed a business involving eight practices in Sydney, Australia.

Louise is very driven and has similar ambitions for Mike Varney Physiotherapy!

Physiotherapists

Abby

Aby Tobin

Senior Physiotherapist
BSc (Hons) HCPC MCSP

Aby qualified as a Physiotherapist from University of Birmingham in 2015. She is a Women’s Health specialist, treating pain and dysfunction relating to the pelvic area. She is a qualified Mummy MOT practitioner, giving support to women throughout their pre/post natal journey. With her background in sports medicine, and a keen athlete herself, she is passionate about enabling all women to achieve a full and active life. She is currently expecting her 2nd baby and is on maternity leave, but will be back in the new year.

Aimee - Physiotherapist

Aimee Katerzis

Physiotherapist
BSc HCPC MCSP

After gaining a Sports and Exercise Science degree at Chester University in 2016, Aimee then continued her studies at Manchester Metropolitan achieving a masters in Physiotherapy in 2019.  Soon after qualifying, she worked at her local NHS trust with orthopaedic and stroke rehabilitation teams for a year before starting at the MV clinic! Since joining the clinic, she has participated in various training sessions with Tom (our clinical lead) and Mike.

If she’s not planning her next holiday with her family and friends, she’s binge watching TV series with her dog, Nala!

Samuel - Physiotherapist

Samuel Siequien

Physiotherapist
BSc(Hons) MCSP HCPC

Sam completed his Physiotherapy Masters from University of Brighton in 2020, having previously completed an undergraduate degree in Sports Therapy from the University of Hertfordshire in 2016. During his undergraduate degree Sam spent a year completing an internship with a professional rugby club in Perth, Australia, working with their medical team, gaining experience in a wide range of sports injuries.

Since qualifying as a Physiotherapist he specialised in musculoskeletal conditions, working with a mixture of NHS and private patients. He is a full member of the Health Care Professions Council and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

His area of interest is in Sports injury and rehabilitation. Prior to completing his masters, Sam worked for Barnet Football Club with their youth academy and has also worked with age group representative rugby teams whilst in Australia.

Sam has an active background, having previously played cricket, tennis, rugby and completed various long distance bike rides in Europe. He is also a keen skier and enjoys both winter and summer sports.

Harriet - Physiotherapist

Harriet Austin

Physiotherapist
BSc HCPC MCSP

Harriet completed her Physiotherapy undergraduate degree from Brunel University in 2019. She started her career in the NHS completing her junior rotations as well as Covid-19 rehabilitation before joining the team in July 2021. She is a full member of the Health Care Professions Council and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Harriet has a background as a sportswoman herself playing rugby for Saracens Women in the premiership and representing England Under-20s as well as playing netball to a regional standard. This has led her to pursue interests in paediatric and adolescent sports injuries and plans on taking relevant postgraduate courses in this area.

Reception & Admin Team

Cheryl

Cheryl Burd

Receptionist

Cheryl has been working as a receptionist at Mike Varney Physiotherapy since January 2018. She has become an essential member of the reception team. Cheryl has a great rapport with patients and has a friendly and approachable demeanour, making her easy to talk to for both patients and staff. She has great attention to detail and a strong work ethic, which makes her such a strong part of our team.

Cheryl works alongside Lauren and Karen on our busy reception desk, assisting patients, therapists, and management. Cheryl also is a busy mum and wife, and during her spare time enjoys eating out, cooking and spending time with friends and family.

Karen - Receptionist

Karen Scudder

Receptionist

Karen is our newest receptionist and she has settled into the team really well. She is a very happy and friendly staff member and is always willing to help out in any way she can.

Karen enjoys baking and decorating celebrations cakes and is brilliant at it! She likes to spend time with her three little girls and enjoys a quiet night on the sofa in front of the TV.

Accreditations

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