Meet the Team

Sarah Stewart

Physiotherapist Chester

Sarah Stewart MSc MCSP MAACP

Senior Chartered Physiotherapist

CoActive Physio is run by Sarah Stewart, an experienced and fully chartered musculoskeletal physiotherapist. Sarah qualified in 2007 from Kings College London with an MSc honours in Physiotherapy and is currently working towards her further Masters degree in Advanced Physiotherapy Practice. She has worked both within the National Health Service and the private sector.

Sarah started her physiotherapy career at the Royal Derby Hospital soon after qualifying and worked in areas of orthopaedics, respiratory medicine, neurological rehabilitation, and musculoskeletal outpatients. Having worked her way up to a senior position, she additionally taught medical students from Nottingham university and supervised student and junior physiotherapists. Sarah has worked in private practice in Chester since 2011 - her passion is musculoskeletal physiotherapy and she has specialised in this area for the last six years.

Sarah is a certified Pilates instructor with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI), incorporating the Pilates method into her treatments as well as teaching both one to one sessions and classes. Acupuncture is a further qualification she has obtained and she finds it complements traditional physiotherapy methods well. Sarah also has a BSc degree in Psychology and finds this is especially applicable when treating patients with chronic pain and sports injuries – she treats her patients holistically and strongly believes in the link between mind and body.

Sarah treats a wide range of conditions (see the treatment page for more detail) and adheres to CoActive Physio’s moto: "Acting together to achieve your health and fitness goals" – recovery is a joint effort between therapist and patient and will only be successful if both parties are on board.

Abi Okell


Abi Okell BSc MCSP 

Senior Chartered Physiotherapist

Abi Graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2010 with a first-class honours degree in Physiotherapy. Her first role after graduating from university was in the NHS, where she worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings, and developed her passion for musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Abi is particularly interested in lower limb injuries and exercise rehabilitation. 

In 2012, Abi left the NHS and headed to the French Alps for two winters, assessing and treating ski and snowboard injuries. This lead to working alongside the British disabled ski team (British Parasnowsport) and travelling with them to both training and race events. Abi is still a key member of the support staff working with British Parasnowport and loves spending time in the mountains with them and supporting the athletes on their journey to Pyeongchang 2018 winter Paralympics.

Abi also worked as part of the medical team at the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships in London, continuing her love of sports physiotherapy.

As well as using traditional physiotherapy assessment and treatment techniques, Abi is a great fan of Pilates and enjoys practising it herself as well as teaching Pilates classes and 121 sessions. Abi has been trained by the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) and has extensive experience in teaching both classes and 121 sessions.



Helen Moore BSc MCSP MAACP

Senior Chartered Physiotherapist

After training at Manchester Metropolitan University, Helen graduated in 2007 with a BSc (HONS) in physiotherapy. During her early career in the NHS she gained valuable experience in a variety of areas, including oncology, orthopaedic surgery, out-patient physiotherapy and rehabilitation. She then moved to a private hospital in the Manchester area, specialising in orthopaedic surgery and musculoskeletal conditions. At the same time, she worked at a semi-professional rugby club, gaining four years' valuable experience of sports injuries and musculoskeletal conditions.

For the past few years, Helen has been working in private practice, gaining further experience in sports injuries, post operative orthopaedic surgery, as well as acute and chronic musculoskeletal problems affecting all age groups.

Helen is trained in acupuncture, Pilates and other sports massage and taping techniques, such as kinesio taping and sports strapping. She is a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) and has trained with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates institute (APPI) in Pilates tuition. 



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