About Us-Performers Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Staff

All of our physiotherapists are registered with the Health Professions Council and are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. They are also all trained in the use of Clinical Pilates

Nicola Stephens, MSc, MCSP, MMACP

Nicola graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in 1997 with an honours degree in Physiotherapy. She initially worked for the NHS in Leeds, West Yorkshire specialising in musculoskeletal and rheumatology physiotherapy, before moving south to join Leon at Performers Physiotherapy, following a move to new premises and expansion of Performers College in 2003.

Nicola is passionate about the health and well being of dancers and has developed a role at Performers College as a Specialist Physiotherapist in Dance Medicine and regularly lectures on the international performing arts circuit on dancer / musical theatre performer health. However, she has also maintained her long held interests in Rheumatology which she finds extremely useful both within her role at the college and with the general public.

Nicola is also a free-lance lecturer in undergraduate physiotherapy, Clinical Pilates and dance medicine.

Leon Stephens, BSc Hons, MCSP

Leon graduated from Brighton University in 1996 with an honours degree in Physiotherapy. As well as having worked in Burns, Plastics and Neurology, Leon has been involved with Performers College as their in-house physiotherapist for over 13 years. Leon has since developed a keen interest in dance and sports injury management and has worked with both well known professional dancers and many international athletes.

Leon also teaches Pilates to both student dancers at the college and to the general public. In addition, he is a Clinical Pilates lecturer, running post-graduate training courses for physiotherapists in the UK and Ireland.


Nicola and Leon are members of the Organisation of Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice and recognised on One Dance UK’s Practitioners’ Register. Through Performers College they are also members of IADMS, (International Association of Dance Medicine and Science). 




We currently have vacancies for a part-time physiotherapist and also for a part-time sports massage therapist. Please email CV to performersphysio@btopenworld.com if interested

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