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Meet the team

Our highly-qualified and experienced team specialises in a vast range of therapies to meet the individual needs of our patients including Women’s Health Physiotherapy, pre and post natal rehabilitation, menopause symptom management, sports rehabilitation, Pilates and Acupuncture.

We are members of the following organisations:

Lidder Therapies, Physiotherapist, Hitchin

We Are Hiring!

 

Physiotherapist

We have an exciting new opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic Chartered Physiotherapist with a special interest in Pelvic Health to join our highly motivated and growing team. This is a great time to be joining us as we will be expanding the clinic as part of our relocation in September. The new purpose designed clinic will offer a unique, bespoke experience in a rural setting. Flexible part time working hours are available. Read More >

Bally Lidde
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Bally Lidder
Clinic owner, Senior Women’s Health Physiotherapist, Mummy MOT trained

Professional Qualifications:

  • BSc Hons Physiotherapy (Wolverhampton 1993)

  • MSc Acupuncture (Coventry 2004)

  • Mummy MOT trained Practitioner (2015)


Special interests:

  • Menopause management

  • Post natal and diastasis rehabilitation

  • Overactive pelvic floor dysfunction

  • Visceral and myofascial release

 

Bally graduated from Wolverhampton University in 1993 and worked as a Chartered Physiotherapist in the NHS in the West Midlands for many years before moving into private practice. In 2021 she left Pinehill Hospital in Hitchin after 20 years, where she treated both musculoskeletal and Women’s Health conditions. Bally has used acupuncture as an adjunct to physiotherapy since 1994 and has done many post graduate courses leading to a Masters of Science degree in Acupuncture in 2004 from Coventry University.

Bally has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain, women’s health, sports injuries, posture and gait analysis and is able to offer you an evidence based bespoke thorough assessment and treatment aiming to alleviate pain and suffering but also education and preventing further relapses. She recognises that there are not many options available to women suffering with pregnancy related pain, pelvic dysfunction, prolapse, incontinence or menopausal symptons and this has led her to set up Lidder Therapies in 2014, with the intention of making women's health physiotherapy and post natal care more readily accessible.

 

Bally has used acupuncture within physiotherapy and as a stand alone treatment for many years and is able to offer acupuncture treatment for pain and to enhance fertility and menstrual symptoms. 

When not at work, Bally enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children. Her interests include exercise such as running, Pilates and Yoga and travelling. 

Rachael Kuik
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Rachael Kuik
Senior Women's Health Physiotherapist, Mummy MOT Trained and Pilates Teacher

Professional Qualifications:
BSc Hons Physiotherapy (Coventry 2007)
FdA Dance Performance (London 2013)
APPI certified Pilates instructor (2009) Fully trained in all Pilates equipment
Mummy MOT trained Practitioner 2017


Special interests:
Hip rehabilitation
Pelvic organ prolapse
Pre and post natal return to sport

 

Rachael Kuik is a Women’s Health Physiotherapist specializing in post-natal rehab, stress incontinence, diastasis recti, pelvic organ prolapse and hip injuries. Rachael graduated from Coventry University in 2007 and has since worked in NHS hospitals, outpatient settings and even backstage at the Royal Albert Hall with the English National Ballet. A love of dance from a young age and completing a foundation degree in dance performance has led to her interest in delivering pre and post-natal care to dancers and female athletes.

 

Rachael completed both Pilates matwork and equipment training with the APPI and often uses these exercises in her client’s rehabilitation, alongside manual, soft tissue and taping techniques, strength training and plyometric drills. She enjoys not only reducing client’s symptoms but helping them return to sports and a fully active lifestyle.

 

Since becoming a mother herself to two young boys, Rachael is even more impassioned with the need for high quality care across women’s health, from birth choice to recovery. Outside of work Rachael likes to keep fit with weights, running and pilates.

Jo Diplock
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Jo Diplock
Women's Health Specialist Personal Trainer, Nutritionist and Pilates Instructor

Qualifications:

Mat Pilates fundamentals 2008

Level 3 diploma in Mat-based pilates 2016

Pre and Post Natal exercise 2016

Advanced CPD in Modern Post Natal Assessment, Core Restore & Functional Exercise Programming 2016

Pelvic flow and freedom 2019

Barre - APPI Pilates 2021

 

I am  a mother of 2, lover of animals and exercise. I am a women's health specialist Personal trainer, Nutritionist and Pilates instructor and have been working in the fitness industry for over 14 years 

 

I can help you with:

 

  • Strength and birth preparation during pregnancy

  • Exercises and rehab for pelvic floor dysfunction (Hypertonic pelvic floor /Prolapse/ weak pelvic floor)

  • Diastasis Recti and C-Section rehab

  • Postpartum exercise

  • Post Natal Pilates

  • Mixed ability Pilates

  • Pregnancy Pilates

  • Posture improvement

  • Nutrition for energy during pregnancy and postpartum

  • Functional body movement

  • Women's hormone health

  • Peri-menopause, menopause

  • Mindfulness and restorative Pilates

  • Barre and Pre-School Yoga

 

Within my sessions you'll find a relaxed atmosphere, plenty of grounding with some challenge too. 

Caroline Longfellow
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Caroline Longfellow
Body Control Pilates Level 3 Matwork Teacher

Qualifications:

  • Body Control Pilates Level 3 Matwork teacher 

Special Interests: 

  • Function movement for everyday living 

  • Bone health 

  • Physical health and wellbeing 

  • Continuing further development in the Pilates method 

  • Posture & Alignment 

Throughout her life Caroline has loved exercise - childhood dance classes, gymnastics and trampolining, now she loves running, walking and Pilates!

From late teens she struggled with back pain and was advised to ‘have a sit down job’…..These back issues were kept at bay for some time but, unfortunately, with so long spent commuting and sitting hunched over a computer, the back problems came back with a vengeance.

Her partner used to have back issues and was advised to start Pilates classes.  Witnessing his reduction in pain, Caroline joined him in weekly classes and hasn’t looked back since!! 

Caroline decided to retrain and qualified with the renowned Body Control Pilates as a Level 3 Matwork teacher.

Caroline loves working with clients on a one to one basis and in small groups.  This allows her a greater level of focus on each individual client.  She loves seeing the benefits her clients are achieving through Pilates, whether that’s improving their balance, their posture or seeing their new found freedom of movement truly benefitting their lives.

Caroline still loves to dance especially seeing in the New Year.…..

Tricia Emmerson
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Tricia Emmerson
Administrator

Prior to joining Lidder Therapies as Administrator,  Tricia worked part time at Pinehill Hospital as a Physiotherapy Technician for 16 years.  Working extensively with patients on their post operative rehab and assisting with women’s health classes.  Alongside the clinical work, Tricia performed various administrative duties.  

 

During that time,  she studied for a Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology as well as Diplomas in Mindfulness and Wellbeing and a Health Education England Care Certificate.  

 

Tricia very much enjoys the time she spends with her family; her husband, three children and grandchildren. She enjoys knitting, reading and walking

Andrea Dewhurst
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Andrea Dewhurst
Acupuncturist

Andrea Dewhurst is a Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncturist specialising in Women's menstrual health from puberty through to post-menopause.  Andrea is your menstrual health advocate supporting you with acupuncture but also specialist guidance, testing and accountability from fertility to perimenopause to endometriosis to PCOS and PMDD. 

 

Andrea works at Lidder Therapies every Thursday and for more information you can go to her website The Period Acupuncturist

Member organisations:

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
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Acupunctur Association of Chartered Physiotherapists
HCPC Registered
Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapists (POGP)
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