Meet the Team
Paul qualified in 2001 with a BSc (Hons) 2.1 in Physiotherapy from Sheffield Hallam University. Prior to this he also completed a BSc (Hons) in Biology and Sports Science in London. With over fifteen years of hands on experience, Paul is an expert of all aspects of musculoskeletal physiotherapy with a bias towards spinal pain and sports injuries. As well as Body Logic, Paul also works as an Extended Scope Practitioner in the award winning Surrey Heath Orthopaedic Treatment and Triage Service. This is an NHS clinic where he works with a Specialist GP and an Orthopaedic Surgeon. Paul believes in using a combination of manual therapy techniques and specific exercise which will eventually enable patients to make a full recovery and avoid reoccurrence. Understanding the causes of pain and disability are key to effective management. The younger Paul was once a keen rugby player, and he now enjoys running, swimming, surfing, gym work, 5 a side football, cycling and has recently taken up triathlon.
Liam Tanner completed his physiotherapy training at the University of East London and has worked in a variety of private practices and hospital settings since his graduation in 2000. Over his decade of experience, Liam has treated a wide range of people from the elite athletes to post operative patients, allowing him to develop his assessment and treatment skills. Prior to undertaking his physiotherapy course, Liam also gained a degree in Sports Science and undertook an MSc in Exercise and Health Behaviour at City University, London. Liam enjoys all aspects of musculoskeletal physiotherapy with particular interests in back and knee pain and soft tissue injuries. He believes that 'in order to make an individual better you must treat the whole person and not just the problem'.
Fiona is a chartered physiotherapist with over 20 years' experience. Fiona qualified with a Physiotherapy degree from the University of Brighton in 1996. Having worked for the NHS and the Army, she has extensive experience as a Physiotherapist in treating musculo-skeletal problems and has a particular interest in sports injuries and back problems. Fiona is also trained with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) and often used Pilates exercises in her clients’ home exercise programmes with a view to restoring correct core muscle function and preventing problems recurring. Therefore the decision to take a special interest in teaching Clinical Pilates was entirely natural. Fiona joined Body Logic in 2015 as a certified Pilates Instructor. She also provides Women’s Health Physiotherapy and has undertaken specialist training in the management of female urinary incontinence with the Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP). In her spare time Fiona enjoys running, swimming and cycling and has experienced the benefits of Pilates on her own sporting performance in triathlon and with recovery from various injuries.
A graduate of the University of East London, Tom developed and broadened his core professional skills at a large NHS hospital in Hertfordshire, before specialising in the treatment and management of musculoskeletal conditions at a major RAF training facility. After travelling the world for a year, Tom returned to the UK and the NHS where he worked alongside colleagues developing waiting list initiatives and developing the careers of junior members of staff whilst managing a full patient caseload. Tom then joined New Victoria Hospital where he now works as Deputy Manager. Here, Tom has been involved with service development and the rolling out of initiatives such as the patient journey, optimising the patient experience of physiotherapy. He also completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports and Exercise Rehabilitation, which reinforced his belief that when it comes to physical health, strength underpins everything. In his spare time Tom loves to listen to live music and stay active. He recently rode the Prudential Ride London 100, loves playing tennis and enjoys the camaraderie of the gruelling Tough Mudder.
Sophy is the Post Natal Pilates class instructor at Body Logic. A Pilates and yoga instructor with a host of qualifications in Studio, Matwork, Group and Fitness Pilates instruction, Sophy has over 16 years’ professional experience. With a portfolio of private clients, she qualified in Pilates Matwork at the Pilates Institute in 2001 and Pilates Reformer in 2005. Sophy has taught in health clubs throughout London, including Prana Wellbeing Pilates Reformer Studio, The London Academy of Personal Fitness, LA Fitness Piccadilly, Holmes Place The Minories, David Lloyd Raynes Park, Amida Hampton, Fitness First Lewisham, David Lloyd Hampton, Perform Pilates, Reformer Club and the in-house studio at Tudor Finance. Additionally, Sophy is an ASI qualified Stand Up Paddleboard and SUPilates instructor. She is the founder of London-based RiverFit SUPilates UK, co-founder and Head Instructor of Epic SUP, a SUP tutor and assessor for Active 360 Paddleboarding London, and an instructor with Brentford Sports Trust. She is also a model and instructor specialising in commercial and education fitness videos.
Maria Bonnett graduated with a First in her Masters in Osteopathic Medicine in 2009. She completed her training in Pilates with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute during her Osteopathic studies. With a background as a dancer, a dance teacher, a personal trainer and a yoga teacher, Maria has extensive experience of working with the body. Maria’s clinical knowledge has given her a particular interest in rehabilitation Pilates therapy, and her training allows her to work effectively on the prevention and treatment of injury and dysfunction. She is interested in the maintenance of good structure and function, working to optimise all body systems. Being both an Osteopath and a Pilates teacher, Maria can combine exercises with manual therapy, including Cranial Osteopathy, according to the clients’ needs. She is passionate about the benefits of a combined approach. Being a mother of two young boys, Maria has taken an increased interest in post-natal Pilates and how to fit it into a busy lifestyle! She enjoys running with her labradoodle, outdoors family time and music.