Chris  Wheat 

 BSc Hons Physiotherapy, MCSP, AACP, OCPPP, HCPC risgistered

Chris graduated in 2000 with a BSc Hons degree in Physiotherapy from the University of East London.  After graduating Chris worked as a junior therapist at the Central Middlesex Hospital and progressed to a static senior post specialising in Outpatients and Orthopaedics. In 2003 Chris moved back to  Colchester where he worked at the Oaks Hospital and continued to develop his skills with orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions before going on to managing the Physiotherapy outpatient team at the Oaks Hospital

Chris set up Chitts Hill Physiotherapy, in April 2011 and continues to enjoy the opportunity to provide quality healthcare that is patient centred yet competitively priced.

Chris is a full member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Association of Physiotherapists practicing Acupuncture.

As a keen sportsman himself Chris enjoys working with sportsmen and women of all ages, but also has a keen interest in more chronic conditions associated with everyday life.

Most of Chris's spare time revolves around spending time with his family, playing sport and exercising. Chris is a keen squash player and footballer and also enjoy cross country running.


Tanya Jewell

BSc Hons Physiotherapy, MCSP, POGP, AACP, HCPC registered.

Tanya qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2009. After completing her core rotations Tanya took a senior post at Colchester General hospital specialising in Women’s and Men’s health and musculoskeletal conditions.

Tanya continues to study extensively with expert Physiotherapists and consultants from around the world. Tanya has a special interest in Women’s Health, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Chronic Pain, Hypermobility Syndrome and Ante and Post natal rehabilitation. Tanya has been working with men struggling urinary incontinence after radical prostatectomy, she has also worked hard to pioneer an exercise class that integrates Sam Head’s Pilates research and functional exercise to promote return to work or hobbies. As a qualified acupuncturist and Pilates instructor Tanya continues to be at the cutting edge of her field, pioneering treatments on the NHS into over active bladder disorders and urinary and faecal incontinence in men and women.

Tanya is passionate about her work and provides a professional yet sensitive approach to treating each individual patient.

Tanya is married with two adult children.  She enjoys an active lifestyle but loves to relax on long walks with her family and Labradoodle.  Tanya is a registered physiotherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council, a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and a member of the Brittsh Medical Acupuncture Society




Samantha Head 

Msc Physiotherapy, MCSP, POGP, HCPC registered

Sam graduated as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2006 with an MSc in Physiotherapy from Essex University.

Sam initially worked as a junior physiotherapist at Colchester General Hospital and quickly progressed to a senior post specialising in Women’s and Men’s health.  Sam now treats a whole range of conditions in her specialist field including pelvic pain, pre and post-natal conditions, incontinence, and pelvic floor dysfunctions to name but a few.

Alongside her specialist work with patients in the Women’s and Men’s health field Sam is also a clinical Pilates instructor which has lead onto her pioneering research into the effect of Physiotherapy and Pilates on urinary incontinence, in collaboration with the university of Essex.

As well as being one of the leading lights in the her field Sam also boasts a string of other health related qualifications including an MSC in sports science and post graduate certificates in health and nutrition.

In addition to her clinical responsibilities Sam holds the position of honorary lecturer within the school of health and human sciences at Essex University.

Outside of her professional responsibilities Sam likes to keep fit and healthy and was  a former British aerobics champion.

Sam is a registered physiotherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council, a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and a member of the Pelvic Organ and Gynaecological Physiotherapy association (POGP) and Register of Exercise Professionals.