Our team

All members of the Felixstowe Physiotherapy Practice are carefully selected for their experience in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. All are members of the Chartered Physiotherapists and Registered Members of the Health Professions Council.

Kate Wickens

Kate Wickens

Kate is the Practice Principal. She joined Felixstowe Physiotherapy Practice in 1994. She became a Partner in 1996 and Practice Principal in 2000.

Kate trained at Nottingham School of Physiotherapy and qualified in 1991. She has worked at Ipswich Hospital, Ipswich Town Football Club and other private Practices.

Kate is a specialist in Manual Therapy having gained membership to the Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MMACP) in 1997.

Kate is a member of the Association of Acupuncturists in Private Practice.

Marian Stephens

Marian Stephens

Marian trained at Bristol Royal Infirmary, qualifying in 1977.

She joined Felixstowe Physiotherapy Practice in 1989, having worked at Poole General and Ipswich Hospitals. She has worked at other private practices and has extensive experience treating people in care homes for the elderly and in their own homes.

Her interests are Musculoskeletal Problems, Workstation Assessments, Neurology (including Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Saeboflex Splinting) and Care of the Elderly.

Sharon DiPonio

Sharon DiPonio

Sharon joined Felixstowe Physiotherapy Practice in 1997.

Sharon trained at Queens College Glasgow and qualified in 1985. She has worked at Ipswich Hospital, Christchurch Park Hospital and other Private Practices.

She has a keen interest in Sports Injuries and has provided physiotherapy services for Ipswich Rugby Club, St Josephs College, Eastern Counties Rugby Union, St Johns Football Club and Martlesham Football Club.

Sharon specialises in Biomechanical Assessment and Orthotics and is a member of the Association of Acupuncturists in Private Practice.



Helen is a fully qualified Sports Massage Therapist, experienced in the prevention of, and recovery from, soft tissue injuries; as well as the maintenance of muscle suppleness and flexibility.

She qualified in 2014 at the London School of Sports Massage and has previously worked in the Kent Osteopathic Clinic; as well as with Cambridge Harriers Athletic Club, before joining Felixstowe Physiotherapy Practice in 2016.

Helen’s background as an ex-international 800m athlete and retired PE and Science teacher has also given her a sound insite into muscle maintenance, prevention and recovery from injuries.