About us

Managing Clinical Director/Principle Physiotherapist

Liz Burden BSc(hons) MCSP HCPC Registered     

Liz Burden is the principle Chartered Physiotherapist at The Nielsen Clinic (Weymouth) Ltd. She achieved an honours degree in Physiotherapy from Bath University in 1995 & a post graduate diploma in Orthopaedic medicine in 2004. She has 15 years experience specialising in musculo-skeletal outpatient physiotherapy in the NHS & in private practice. She is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists & registered with the health Professions council & the Organisation of Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice named Physio First.

Chartered Physiotherapist       

Philippa Fenton  BSc(hons) MCSP HCPC Registered

Philippa Fenton (nee Clapp) achieved her honours degree in Physiotherapy in 2003 from the University of the West of England. Philippa has joined the team at The Nieslen Clinic (Weymouth) Ltd  after gaining a wealth of experience while working in the NHS for 8 years. She also specialises in musculo-skeletal outpatients & she has a special interest in the management of spinal conditions. She is a member of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, The Health Professions Council & The Organisation for Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice named Physio First.     

Chartered Physiotherapist

Charlie Pengelly BSc(hons) MCSP  HCPC Registered 

Charlie Pengelly qualified with a 2:1 honors degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Southampton in 2006. She has worked both in the NHS & private sector for the past 10 years. Charlie has a special interest in sports injuries & spinal problems. She is acupuncture trained & a Pilates instructor, which she incorporates into her physiotherapy treatments. 


Physiotherapy Clinic

As chartered physiotherapists we specialise in musculo-skeletal movement. We understand how and why your muscles, bones, joints, nerves and ligaments move and why pain and injury happen. Once your injury is diagnosed we use a wide variety of techniques to restore function and eliminate pain. Treatment can involve joint mobilisations, soft tissue massage, stretching, strapping, exercises therapy & postural correction.

We treat injuries associated with road traffic accidents & provide a progressive and holistic treatment programme to aid recovery. We are recognised by most insurance companies. 

Sports Injury Clinic

As chartered physiotherapists are able to assess and treat sporting injuries from a biomechanical perspective. Using biomechanical knowledge of the forces and stresses sport puts upon your body, we are able to identify the cause of the problem.  We have assessed & treated people from many different sporting backgrounds including running, tennis, sailing, golf, badminton, football & swimming. We have a dynamic approach to help you get better & work towards future injury prevention.

We also treat orthopaedic conditions  

We treat Orthopaedic conditions such as arthritis & rheumatic disorders. We provide rehabilitation after joint replacement surgery or after immobilisation from a fracture.We have a holistic approach towards assessment and treatment aiming for your highest potential for recovery.

The Nielsen Clinic (Weymouth) Ltd is recognised by major insurance companies