Meet the Team @ Hide Physiotherapy


Stuart Hide – Director & Physiotherapist

Stuart qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1996 and currently works both in the public and private sectors. He obtained his Masters degree in Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2006 and is a member of the coveted MACP. Stuart has a wealth of knowledge and experience in treating musculoskeletal conditions, and has a special interest in the management of Spinal Pain. He works very closely with the local spinal surgeons, and is able to interpret MRI scans of the spine and give appropriate advice. Stuart has played most sports at a good competitive level and has a single figure golf handicap. His extensive training has enabled him to understand the mechanical stresses each activity places on your body, and using sound clinical thought processes will apply his skills using ‘hands on’ treatment to help your pain. Please contact us if you’d like to discuss your case.



Maria Hide – Director & Physiotherapist

Maria qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1996 and gained 10 years valuable experience working in a busy NHS musculoskeletal department. As a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist Maria worked closely with consultants in the management of complex shoulder conditions. During this time she obtained her Masters Degree in Manipulative Physiotherapy with coveted MACP membership. As a private practitioner she continues to specialise in neck and shoulder problems and has a high level of success in treating conditions such as Shoulder Impingement Syndrome, Instability and Whiplash Related Disorders. Maria enjoys juggling a busy work/life balance as a mother of two active children and enjoys swimming. Please contact us if you’d like to discuss your case.


Stephen Meadows – Physiotherapist

Stephen qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1998 and is state registered. Having gained clinical experience in all areas of physiotherapy, he now works in both the public and private sectors treating musculoskeletal disorders. Working closely with orthopaedic consultants, Stephen utilises the latest research to ensure best clinical practice. His specialities include sports injury management, rehabilitation of fractures and joint replacement surgery, and physiotherapy for children. Currently, he is an active member of the European Society for Shoulder and Elbow Rehabilitation (EUSSER) and regularly attends conferences throughout Europe. Please contact us if you’d like to discuss your case.


Anna Williams – Sports Massage Therapist

Anna qualified in 2009 after a 3 year degree course in Remedial Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy. As part of the course she trained in Swedish & Sports Massage, Thai Yoga Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy. Since then Anna has completed Diplomas in Indian Head Massage and Pregnancy Massage and is furthering her studies in Myofascial Release. Massage Therapy is an absolute passion of Anna’s and she really enjoys tailoring personalised treatments and forging lasting professional relationships to manage your condition. Anna offers treatments for common neuromuscular injuries, relaxation, stress relief and general maintenance. She has particular success in the management of migraines, tennis elbow, sciatica, plantar fasciitis and muscular tension relief.

Here at Hide Physiotherapy we are very pleased to offer appointments with Anna once a month on a Friday and Saturday. You can contact Anna to discuss your case and book an appointment via our contact us page at Hide Physiotherapy, by mobile phone – 07949354166 or by email on

For further information please visit Anna’s website at


Laura Wightman – Flow Pilates Instructor

Laura qualified as a Pilates Instructor in 2010 and has been educating clients ever since. She is certified to work with women pre and post pregnancy and recently qualified to teach Pilates to children. In addition she has a level 3 CYQ enabling her to rehabilitate clients using studio equipment. Pilates is her passion having participated in classes for over 10 years after developing a lower back complaint. This gave her the idea to become a Pilates Instructor and she has since set up ‘Flow Pilates’ in the local Hythe & Saltwood area. Laura now runs a number of weekly classes and she spends the rest of her time focusing on 1-2-1 sessions on the mat and Reformer. We are able to offer Clinical Pilates Sessions on a 1-2-1 basis here at Hide Physiotherapy. Laura also enjoys her time cycling, paddle boarding and renovating her house. Please contact us if you’d like to discuss your case.