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. Having gained over 20 years valuable clinical experience working in the NHS treating musculoskeletal disorders, he now works solely at Hide Physiotherapy. Working closely with Orthopaedic Consultants, Stephen utilises the latest research to ensure best clinical practice. His specialities include Upper and Lower limb Rehabilitation, Sports Injury Management, Rehabilitation of Fractures, Joint Replacement Surgery, and Physiotherapy for Children (Aged 5 Years and above). Currently, he is an active member of the European Society for Shoulder and Elbow Rehabilitation (EUSSER) and the Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists (APCP). 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, Pregnancy Massage, Myofascial Release and Manual Lymphatic Drainage. 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.


Rebecca CarleyNutritional Therapist

Rebecca Carley is a registered Nutritional Therapist, having graduated with a BSc in Nutritional Therapy from the University of West London. She is registered and regulated by BANT and the CNHC and works to a strict code of conduct. Nutritional Therapy is a complementary therapy that works alongside your primary healthcare provider. It looks for any imbalances that may be present and contributing to health issues and considers any symptoms you may be experiencing as a whole. Every person is unique and there is no one size fits all fix. This therapy is individual to you, and together Rebecca will work out your personalised dietary recommendations and lifestyle plan.

Rebecca can help with a range of dietary and lifestyle conditions, such as low energy and tiredness, skin issues, hormone health, migraines and inflammation. She works with people who are experiencing weight and stress issues and helps to identify any imbalances that may be taking place. Rebecca has also undertaken training in eating disorders and disordered eating, more recently becoming a licensed practitioner with the Understanding Your Eating programme. This is a 5-week course that helps you to understand how you might be using food to manage feelings or situations in your life. As a licensed practitioner, Rebecca will work with you to explore how you use food in your life and how you can find alternative ways to cope without using food. Having struggled with her own eating issues throughout her life, she has a deep understanding of how difficult it can be to experience weight and food difficulties.

Rebecca can be contacted at or by phone on 07565 253375.