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Meet The Activ Team

Meet The Activ Physiotherapists

Our Sheffield & Derbyshire Teams

All of the Activ Physiotherapy staff care thoroughly about their roles in supporting and treating customers and are fully dedicated in providing the best experience for you when you visit our physiotherapy clinics.

Please click on any of the Activ physiotherapists for a detailed account of their skills and hobbies. If you would like anymore information then please call us on 0114 235 2727 or email us at [email protected].

If, after viewing the physio profiles, you would like specific physiotherapists then please call us to book this in for you. We will do our best to accomodate you and fit you into a schedule as best we can. The Sheffield physiotherapists who you would like to assess you will operate out of our clinic at Totley. And the same would apply if you would like an assessment/treatment with one of our physiotherapists at our Derbyshire clinic in Hope.

Andrew Okwera MCSP SRP Director & Physiotherapist

Andrew Okwera

MCSP SRP Director & Physiotherapist

Andrew qualified from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2000. He has worked at the Sheffield Royal Hallamshire Hospital and private BMI Thornbury Hospital and set up Activ Physiotherapy in 2007.

He has achieved qualifications in acupuncture, spinal manipulation and has gained a diploma in orthopaedic medicine from the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine. He has also received recognition for his professionalism by gaining an "NHS Award of Excellence" in the category of "Innovation in an area of service delivery". He completed his MSc in Advancing Physiotherapy in 2015 and plans to complete an injection therapy qualification in the near future.

Andrew’s specialist areas of interest include back and neck pain, management of osteoarthritis and sports injury management. He was lead physiotherapist for the Sheffield Steelers Ice Hockey Team for five years and worked with an international football academy based in Sheffield.

Andrew is a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society, the Health and Care Professionals Council and Physio First, the organisation for chartered physiotherapists in private practice. He is a keen sportsman and enjoys playing football, jogging and mountain biking. He also plays the guitar and loves comedies and days out walking in the Peak District with his family.

Clare Firth MCSP SRP Director & Physiotherapist

Clare Firth

MCSP SRP Director & Physiotherapist

Clare qualified from Salford University in 2000 with a first class honours degree in physiotherapy and worked at the Royal Hallamshire and Jessops Hospitals for 4 ½ years on qualifying. She has since worked in private practice, setting up Bradway Physiotherapy Clinic in 2007.

Clare is the lead physiotherapist for [email protected], providing occupational physiotherapy and ergonomics advice and performing workstation and risk assessments for engineering, manufacturing and packaging companies as well as the banking industry and Government organisations.

Clare's other specialist areas include musculoskeletal and sports therapy, having worked with Sheffield Tigers Rugby Club for 4 years and physiotherapy for women`s health problems. Clare is a member of the Association of Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics, the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and PhysioFirst, the organisation for chartered physiotherapists in private practice.

Clare enjoys yoga, Pilates and going caravanning. She love’s spending time with her family and walks with her dog.

Georgina - MCSP SRP Director & Physiotherapist


MCSP SRP Director & Physiotherapist

Georgina qualified as a physiotherapist in 2000 from Huddersfield University. She then worked in the NHS spending several years working for York NHS trust. In 2005 she moved to work at the Nuffield Hospital in Chester managing the out-patient department as well as assisting in providing care for both orthopaedic in-patients and out-patients. In 2006 she made the move to private practice full time and took the position firstly as associate in a practice in Nantwich and latterly her own practice in the Hope Valley area named Hope Physiotherapy.

Georgina specialist interests are in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, acupuncture, and temporomandibular disorders. She is a key member of [email protected] providing ergonomic education and workstation assessments.

Georgina is a member of the Association of Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics, the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and PhysioFirst, the organisation for chartered physiotherapists in private practice.Outside of work Georgina is kept busy with her 2 children enjoys walking out in the Peak District and Yoga. In her spare time she enjoys music, crochet and gardening.

Rob - Physiotherapist



Rob joined the team in 2014 and has developed a great reputation in musculoskeletal therapy. He is an experienced acupuncturist and provides cupping therapy as a treatment.

He has completed his diploma in Orthopaedic medicine and has experience providing sports injury management as club physiotherapist for Worksop Town Football Club and assistant at Notts County Football Club. Rob also has a keen interest in golf and is the lead physiotherapist in our Activ Golf Fit service.

Rob enjoys spending time with his family and playing football with his friends. He provides treatments at our Totley clinic.

Lynwen - Physiotherapist



Lynwen graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2004 and completed her training at Doncaster & Bassetlaw NHS Trust.

She now focuses on musculoskeletal physiotherapy, treating problems with necks and backs as well as issues with upper and lower limbs. With extensive post-operative orthopaedic experience, she enjoys the challenge of helping patients with complex medical/physical needs to maintain their independence and quality of life. In particular, Lynwen is interested in working with older adults to maintain and improve their strength for sport, hobbies and activities of daily life. As a former Team GB age group triathlete, one of her interests is treating and helping athletes of all levels to manage and prevent sport injuries.

Another of her specialisms is women’s health and pelvic health which continues to be an area of interest.

Zeel Shah - Physiotherapist



Zeel is the newest physiotherapist to join our team. After graduating in 2014 with a first class honours degree from the esteemed South Gujarat University, India, Zeel has gained extensive knowledge of the field by working as a consultant physiotherapist in India specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, rehabilitation and women’s health. Zeel works at our Totley clinic alongside studying for her master’s degree in Physiotherapy at Sheffield Hallam University.

Zeel is a keen photographer and dancer in her spare time and loves cooking and reading.

Lorna - Administrator


Admin Manager

After being a valued member of the Activ Physiotherapy team for many years, Lorna was promoted to our Practice Manager in January 2018. Lorna ensures that our four clinics run smoothily on a daily basis and takes care of all our staff and associates.

Phoebe - Administrator



Phoebe joined our team in August 2016 and works at our Totley clinic. Aside from providing administrative support, Phoebe is also our Assistant Marketing Manager.

Jo - Administrator



Jo is our newest administrator to join the Activ team and started in early 2018, working at our Totley clinic.

Isobel - Administrator




Alice - Administrator




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