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 Clinical Sports Therapist for over 20 years. Elle’s first career as a professional dancer took her all over the world including Hong Kong, Paris, Switzerland, Maderia, Italy and many other locations across the globe. Her love for injury rehabilitation stems from the love of keeping fit and healthy and the knee injuries she sustained at the beginning of her career.

Elle competed at county level in artistic gymnastics and trampolining, she also completed her assistant coaching qualifications in both. One of her passions obviously lies here and she works with a number of dance companies, amateur and professional dancers and the Great British Artistic Gymnastics team. However Elle loves to see all types of patients from working Mums to labourers, city workers to sports fanatics! Her dedication focuses on getting her patients back to health as quickly as possible with as much support as she can give. She feels so lucky to do a job she loves.

Elle’s favourite injuries to treat are back pain and knee and achilles injuries.

She loves to boulder at Boulder Brighton, sea swim, and completes her fitness with HITT classes and yoga. She continually falls in and out of love with running!!!

Elle is a member of the Society of Sports Therapists and is fully qualified in injury rehabilitation, joint mobilisations, strength and conditioning, medical acupuncture, kinesiology tape, ultrasound and massage. Elle also holds her PTLLS teaching qualification and often gives seminars and workshops for a wide range of topics around health and injury.

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 bachelor’s in Sports Therapy and then a master’s in Physiotherapy. He has practised Physiotherapy in the NHS since September 2017, gaining experience in critical care, stroke, neurorehabilitation, MSK outpatients and hand therapy.

Upon moving to Brighton, he worked closely with the Royal Sussex County Hospital orthopaedic consultants and surgeons as the fracture clinic’s Senior Physiotherapist.

Having a keen interest in research and a thirst for knowledge, he is now combining his private Physiotherapy work whilst studying medicine and surgery at Brighton Medical School in pursuit of becoming a well-rounded medical doctor.

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!

Physiotherapist in Brighton

Angelo Serra

Senior Physiotherapist

Angelo graduated in Sports Therapy in 2018 at the University of Chichester and recently finished a MSc Physiotherapy course at the University of Brighton.
Angelo has had experience working within team sports (rugby and football) and within a clinical setting as Graduate Sports therapist. Before starting MSc Physiotherapy, he worked for a year within NHS looking after the population more at risk of falls within the community setting.
During his rotations, he has broaden his knowledge in cardiorespiratory and neurological rehabilitation as well as orthopaedic and musculoskeletal.
Angelo is very keen on tennis-related injuries and rehabilitation due to tennis being his new favourite sport (closely followed by football and rugby).
Angelo’s treatment techniques include Maitland and Mulligan joint mobilisations, advanced soft tissue manipulation and myofascial release, the Graston technique (to reduce adhesions and increase flexibility of stiff joints), M.E.T. (Muscle Energy Technique), Sports Taping, electrotherapy modalities and individualised rehabilitation programmes including pre and post surgery.

Favourite sports?
Tennis, football and rugby.

Last time you were scared?
When most flights were cancelled and I received an email about changes to my flight. I thought the flight was cancelled and goodbye to my holiday. Luckily, it was only an updated on my flight (phew).

Most impressive location you’ve visited?
Amalfi coast.

Your final meal?
Baked gnocchi with Neapolitan ragu.

Which 2 people you’d invite around the dinner table?
Jennifer Lopez and Novak Djokovic.

Desert island disc album?
Imagine Dragons, Mercury.

Animal that best reflects you?
The Phoenix: reborn from its ashes and gets stronger every time it falls. There are no limits, other than the ones we give ourselves.

Greatest self-accomplishment?
Learning a new language and finishing two amazing university courses in England.

Dee Chiropodist

Dee Ticehurst

Lead Podiatrist & Chiropodist

Dee Graduated from Plymouth University in 2013 with a first-class honour’s degree in Podiatry. Shortly after graduating she moved to Brighton, where she now calls home. She spent many years working in the NHS where she rotated through several fields of interest including; routine foot care, nail surgery, foot wound care and diabetes.

In 2016 she joined a multidisciplinary diabetes team where the Podiatry focus was on reducing lower limb amputation rates.

She continued her studies at Masters level in Pharmacology and Prescribing and in 2021 she became an independent Podiatry prescriber.

Since 2021, Dee has worked predominantly in private practice seeing patients for routine foot care, verrucae treatments and ingrowing nails. She particularly enjoys nail surgery as it has high success rates and often gives patients instant and long-term pain relief.


When she’s not treating people’s feet, you can find her swinging in the silks at Blue Moon circus, running around Preston park and more recently attempting to learn to swing dance (although not very gracefully).

Dee is a member of the Royal College of Podiatry and The Health and Care professions Council (HCPC).

Favourite sports?
Love all things active; hiking, running, yoga, dance and of course silks!

Last time you were scared?
When I was chased by a savage dog in Kefalonia!

Most impressive location you’ve visited?
Seven Mile Beach in Negril, Jamaica – Heaven!

Your final meal?
So hard to choose, I love food! Chips or a roast dinner… or chips

Which 2 people you’d invite around the dinner table?
Prue Leith and Kathy Burke.

Animal that best reflects you?
A monkey – I’d love to climb and swing around.

Desert island disc album?
I could never choose 1 album, definitely, something by Queens of the Stone Age, Sticky by Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes, Punk & Poetry by the King Blues and I’d need to have some SKA anything by Madness.

Greatest self-accomplishment?
Becoming a Podiatrist: doing a degree as a mature student was hard, but I did it and I love it! 

Rachel Podiatrist Chiropodist

Rachel Jackson

MSK Podiatrist & Chiropodist

Rachel is an advanced practitioner in Podiatric Medicine. She graduated with honours from the University of Brighton in 2011 and continued her studies in the principles and practice of Podiatric surgery at Master’s level. Her passion is supporting those with complex foot, ankle, and lower limb conditions as well as prevention for those at risk of developing foot and ankle pain.


She has 11 years’ experience working within the NHS as a Clinical Lead in Musculoskeletal and Paediatrics. Rachel has extensive experience in treating all lower limb conditions including arthritis, forefoot pain, heel pain and chronic musculoskeletal pains, in both the young and elderly.
Rachel focuses her practice on intensive conservative treatments that have been widely received as gold standard of care. She has a specialist interest in Paediatric care and is a firm believer in early assessment and intervention to help improve paediatric walking issues, prevent injuries, and overuse pain.
Rachel is also highly experienced in steroid injection therapy for those with painful, arthritic foot and ankle joints with a keen interest in rheumatology.
She uses a range of treatments to help those with foot and ankle conditions, including.

  • General treatments (incl. scalpel work for hard skin and wound debridement)
  • Prescription shoe insoles (foot orthotics)
  • Ankle foot orthotics (for conditions such as drop foot)
  • Nail surgery
  • Steroid injection therapy
  • Exercise prescription
  • Manual therapy
  • Sports taping

Favourite sports?
Weight training. Although I attempted a game of squash recently and loved it, so watch this space!

Last time you were scared?
Last week when a mahoosive spider thought it was okay to reside in my house.

Most impressive location you’ve visited?
Naka island in Thailand. My favourite beach in the world!

Your final meal?
Would have to be cheese, wine, and olives.

Which 2 people you’d invite around the dinner table?
Kate Middleton and Elon Musk.

Desert island disc album?
Disney soundtrack.

Greatest self-accomplishment?
Training for the Brighton half marathon.