Reading and Tilehurst's Physiotherapy, Spinal, Sports and Pelvic Specialists


Tilehurst Clinic4 Chapel Hill, RG31 5DG
Reading Clinic Sports Park, University of Reading, RG6 6UR


0118 9310053

(phone and online services available 24/7)




Women's Health Practitioners

Claire Stevens BSc (Hons)  POGP MCSP MHCPC

Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council PH94968

Specialist Womens Health and Pregnancy Physiotherapy, MSK, Sports Physiotherapy

 Claire Graduated from St. Georges in 2010 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy and has post graduate certification (POGP) in Women's Health Physiotherapy (POGP).  She currently combines her role at Core Body Clinic with a senior physiotherapy position at Circle Reading.  Claire is a very experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist and has a specialist interest in Women's Health Physiotherapy, treating women suffering from pelvic pain, incontinence, problems related to pregnancy, pain associated with intercourse and those who have undergone gynaecological surgery.  Claire is also very keen to see women before they have surgery and, as a mother she understands the need to support those women who are going through pregnancy and the importance of pelvic strength after giving birth.  Claire's combined and unique training in msk, sports and women's health creates a highly specialised service to cater for those women who want to return to sport and exercise after having problems affecting the pelvis/bladder/sexual organs or after having a baby.  Claire also works with Abbey rugby club as their match day physiotherapist, and plays for the Abbey Nuns!

Claire is also certified in Pilates and Acupuncture and she is member of the POGP (Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy)

Outside of work she has a passion for Rugby and has a young family. 










Rachel Mealyer BSc (Hons) MSST

Graduate Sports Therapist and Women's Health Practitioner

Rachel is a graduate from University of Chichester and holds a BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy.  She is also a member of the Society of Sports Therapists.  She has extensive experience in sport and exercise therapy having worked with Beaconsfield FC as their sports therapist providing pitch side treatment, soft tissue therapies and rehabilitation to players.  In addition, she has is well known to local trampolining and gymnastic clubs treating their squad gymnasts, coaches and parents.

Rachel is qualified to assess and diagnose problems affecting the musculoskeletal system (i.e. joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons).  She sees both sporting and non-sports related injuries.  Having a special interst in Women's Health and Pelvic pain, Rachel is also qualified to assess and treat problems affecting the pelvic floor, including: pregnancy pre and post partum; incontinence; pain during sex; and pelvic pain (pain in the pelvis, vaginissmus).  She has been trained by the well known Dr Ruth Jones.

Outside of work Rachel enjoys keeping active, horse riding and playing lacrosse.  She is also a hockey player for Sonning Hockey Club.