Meet The Team

S57 Health & Wellbeing Clinic is home to a team of highly experienced Therapists whose professional skills makes our clinic one of the most popular in Brighton and Hove.

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Elle Phillips

Head of S57, Sports Therapist

Founder of S57 Health & Wellbeing Clinic, Elle has worked as a Sports Therapist for over 18 years. Elle’s first career as a professional dancer took her all over the world and her love for injury rehabilitation stems from the knee injuries she sustained. Having trained to professional level in dance and gymnastics, Elle gained a load of experience in flexibility and postural training. Elle’s favourite injuries to treat are back pain and knee and Achilles injuries. Elle is a member of the Society of Sports Therapists and is fully qualified in strength and conditioning, dry needling, kinesiology tape and ultrasound. In addition to dancing, she also coached gymnastics and trampolining to county level.

Favourite sports?
Running, Yoga, Pilates, and Dancing.

Last time you were scared?
My kids like to hide in the house and scare the living daylights out of me – I have to be careful what I shriek out when they get me!

Most impressive location you’ve visited?
Hong Kong at Christmas while working aboard a 4,000 passenger cruise liner.

Your final meal?
A bar of Maya Gold (Greens & Blacks chocolate).

Which 2 people you’d invite round the dinner table?
Darcey Bussell and Micky Flanagan (maybe not at the same dinner though).

Desert island disc album?
Gregory Porter, Liquid Spirit.

Animal that best reflects you?
A swan: protective of her family, looks pretty graceful but under the water is paddling like crazy!!

Greatest self accomplishment?
Becoming a mother and supporting and nurturing my children as best as I can.

Physiotherapist

Silvia Laurenti

Lead Physiotherapist

Since graduating from the University of Brighton, Silvia has worked extensively in the NHS and private practice. She is especially interested in modern modalities for the relief of acute and persistent pain. In addition to being a Physiotherapist, Silvia is also a qualified Pilates Instructor and teaches 1:1 and group classes in Brighton and Hove. She is a member of the Physiotherapy Pain Association and is a fully qualified in Western Acupuncture.

Favourite sports?
Dance, Pilates, Yoga, and Cycling (when I get the chance).

Last time you were really scared?
The first few days when I was solo travelling through India.

Most impressive location you’ve visited?
The Stupa of Boudhanath in Nepal.

Your final meal?
Sushi or lasagne (not together!).

Which 2 people you’d invite round the dinner table?
Woody Allen and Roberto Benigni.

Desert island disc album?
Bruce Springsteen, The River.

Animal that best reflects you?
I am definitely a cat.

Greatest self accomplishment?
Obtaining a high class in my Physiotherapy degree despite it being later in life and in English (my second language).

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Hayden Andrew

Senior Physiotherapist

Hayden began his career playing tennis from county to international level. Following a shoulder injury, he quickly transitioned to the Rehabilitative Sciences after completing a bachelors in Sports Therapy and then a Masters in Physiotherapy. He joined the NHS in September 2017 completing rotations in critical care, stroke, neurorehabilitation, MSK outpatients and hand physiotherapy. Upon moving to Brighton he currently works closely with the Royal Sussex County Hospital orthopaedic consultants and surgeons as the fracture clinic Senior Physiotherapist. Having a keen interest in research and MSK injuries, he has decided to specialise his skills in the private sector with a view to doing a PHD in Task-Specific Dystonia.

Favourite sports?
Now, Bouldering!

Last time you were scared?
Having jellyfish thrown at me by my sister.

Most impressive location you’ve visited?
Maldives.

Your final meal?
Tokyo Style Ramen.

Which 2 people you’d invite around the dinner table?
John Mayor and Aldous Huxley.

Desert island disc album?
Woodstock 1969 Live.

Animal that best reflects you?
Norwegian Forest Cat – Wild but domesticated.

Greatest self-accomplishment?
Surviving the jellyfish attack!

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Sharon

Podiatrist/Chiropodist

Favourite sports?
Yoga, walking along the beach or the downs.

Last time you were scared?
When I took my driving test, felt like I was being lead to the gallows. Somehow  I passed, no one was more surprised than my driving instructor!

Most impressive location you’ve visited?
Sleeping in hammocks, finding anaconda and piranha fishing in the jungles of Bolivia.

Your final meal?
Trinidadian corn soup.

Which 2 people you’d invite around the dinner table?
Romesh Ranganathan, Ben Fogle.

Desert island disc album?
Aretha Franklin.

Animal that best reflects you?
A monkey.

Greatest self-accomplishment?
Having four beautiful, inspirational children.

Podiatrist and Chiropodist

Jayne Timony

Podiatrist/Chiropodist

While working as a nurse in Ireland, Jayne completed an additional Reflexology Diploma. This sparked off the desire to study Podiatry – something she had wanted to do for years. Feeling brave, she decided to take the plunge and move to Brighton to study her Masters full time.

Fast forwards a few years and she is now qualified in her dream job in Podiatry.

Favourite sports?
Swimming, kayaking and sailing (when I get the chance)!

Last time you were really scared?
Getting food poisoning on a slow boat between Thailand and Laos. I thought I was dying!

Most impressive location you’ve visited?
Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia.

Your final meal?
My mum’s roast dinner with all her nice veg and mashed potatoes.

Which 2 people you’d invite round the dinner table?
David Attenborough and Julia Roberts.

Desert island disc album?
Either Theo Katzman, Heartbreak Hits or Matt Corby, Rainbow Valley.

Animal that best reflects you?
A dolphin, very friendly, loves people and happiest in the ocean!

Greatest self accomplishment?
Moving to the UK, knowing no one and getting my MSc in my dream career!