Meet the F4P Team
Who are Fit4-Physio?
Richard Follett BSc (Hons), MCSP, HPC
Richard founded Fit4-Physio in 2011. He was supported the tripple medal winning British Triathlon team at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. A former professional footballer, turned cycling enthusiast, Richard gained international honours in football and futsal (5-a-side football). He currently races triathlon and mountain bike enduro events and generally enjoys anything on two wheels alongside running in the green hills around Sheffield. Using all his sports physiotherapy knowledge and experience he continues to work with everyone from Olympians and World Champions to weekend warriors helping them to the top of their game.
He has post graduate qualifications in spinal manual therapy, acupuncture, sports massage and taping amongst others and is a certified Retul bike fitter.
Charlotte Stone BSc (Hons), MCSP, HPC
Charlotte joined Fit4-Physio in 2013 and has joined Richard as a partner of the Practice. Charlotte started her career in the NHS before joining the Army as a Physiotherapy officer. Working in the Army for 8 years she helped rehabilitate injured servicemen and women to full fitness. She completed her Army career as a Major at the Defence Rehabilitation Centre in Surrey where she managed the Centre for Lower Limb Rehabilitation before settling in Sheffield several years ago.
Her skills are endless, with a Post graduate diploma in Acupuncture, an APPI Pilates instructor (including post natal qualifications) and 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training – Charlotte is happy to include these in her treatments.
With a special interest in women’s health, running related injuries and with a very active lifestyle, Charlotte is perfectly placed to be able to help and advise from her own experiences as well as her expert physiotherapy knowledge.
Lucy Follett BSc (Hons), MCSP HPC
Lucy joined the Fit4-Physio team in 2014 and continues to provide expert sports physiotherapy to our clients when her full time role with the English Institute of Sport allows. She has extensive knowledge of the elite sports system and has worked as physio to numerous national teams and continues to work on performance projects across all Olympic sports.
She has a special clinical interest in working with the ‘developing athlete’ and has a range post graduate qualifications including spinal manual therapy. Lucy is currently studying for a masters in Clinical Research at Sheffield University.
In her spare time, Lucy is most likely to be found somewhere around Sheffield on her mountain bike. Having previously raced GB age group Triathlon at numerous world championships, she now races nationally representing Fit4-Physio at mountain bike enduro races.
Stef Pullinger BSc(Hons), MCSP, CSP
Stef joined Fit4-Physio as a senior physiotherapist in 2017. After studying sports science at Loughborough University while competing internationally in athletics, she gained a BSc in Physiotherapy from the University of Hertfordshire in 2008. Stefanie has since gained a range of physiotherapy experience, varying from NHS and private practice to working in the Swiss ski resort of Verbier, combining her love for the outdoors and skiing with her work.
She is currently working at Fit4-physio part time whilst studying for her Masters in Manual Therapy at Sheffield Hallam University. Alongside her studies and time at F4P, Stefanie works as the performance sport physiotherapist at the University. Additionally, she boasts post graduate certificates in ITEC sports massage, AACP acupuncture and Pilates APPI Matwork 1; she is ever passionate about expanding her physio toolbox by adding new skills and knowledge so she can provide a comprehensive assessment, treatment and management package for patients.
Stefanie is an accomplished athlete, having reached and competed at International level in sprint hurdles. This means that she has a thorough understanding of the needs, demands and requirements of athletes from a prehabilitation, maintenance and return to sport perspective. She continues to enjoy participating in athletics and is aiming for master’s international success over the forthcoming years.
Sam Watson BSc (Hons), MCSP, HPC
Sam joined the Fit4-Physio team in 2018. After qualifying from The University of Nottingham in 2012, he started his career with Doncaster Rovers FC; working with both the under 18’s and senior squads and providing pitch side cover for the Youth Academy. He has 5 years’ experience of working in private practice treating a vast variety of conditions from neck and back pain to sports injuries. He has an avid interest in sports physiotherapy, sports medicine and elite performance.
Sam has post graduate qualifications from the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine and in acupuncture.
Sam represented Yorkshire Badminton at youth level and currently plays in national level competitions; he also has a second degree black belt in Jiu Jitsu. When not playing sport, he loves taking his German Shepherd out for long walks in the countryside.
Hanlie Fouche BSc (Hons) MCSP HPC
Hanlie joined Fit4-Physio in 2018. She started working as a soft tissue therapist in professional cycling in 2002 after a short career as a professional cyclist, where she represented South Africa at world championships as a junior. She has been employed by a variety of cycling teams, including Team Sky and British Cycling, and worked at multiple Tour de France’s, Giro d’Italia and London- and Rio Olympics.
She is passionate about learning and developing herself, and during her time on the road she gained degrees in BSc (Hons) Psychology and BCom Business Management, and completed her BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy at Sheffield Hallam in 2017. She is currently completing her rotations in the NHS, but continues to be involved in sport by providing pitch side first aid and physiotherapy for the Sheffield Tigers second team, as well as soft tissue therapy for Sheffield based athletes in a variety of sports. Her extensive background in an elite sport environment where performance is key, means she always does her very best for every patient she meets.
Whilst she no longer competes in sport, she enjoys spending time outdoors at every opportunity, running, riding her mountain bike, or hiking.