Effective physiotherapy & clinical Pilates in Brighton
Effective physiotherapy & clinical Pilates in Brighton

The Blue Koala physio team

Scroll down to read more about all members of the Blue Koala physio team who are committed to helping you improve your health and wellbeing.

Cathy Kwan

Founder and Principal Physiotherapist

BAppSc (Phty), MSc (Manip Physio)


Cathy set up Blue Koala Physiotherapy in 2014 to have greater scope in treating patients and offers proactive and preventative help and advice. 


She trained as a physiotherapist in Sydney, Australia, and now has over 20 years' of experience in the profession. This includes working in private practice in both Australia and the UK, within the NHS in London and East Sussex, and at Horder Healthcare in East Sussex - a not for profit centre of excellence.


Cathy has advanced diagnostic and treatment skills, having worked in Advanced Practice clinics in the NHS since 2006. She is also trained in acupuncture and Pilates with an emphasis on rehabilitation. 


Cathy enjoys teaching other physiotherapists and passing on her knowledge for the good of the profession. For eight years she was a regular visiting lecturer at London South Bank University. She also currently acts as an expert witness for Richmond Physiotherapy Associates, providing physio advice in clinical negligence cases.



In her spare time, Cathy enjoys training for triathlons with the Brighton Triathlon Club, cycling, swimming, yoga and country walks. She is a Level 2 British Triathlon Coach, and assits coaching with the Brighton Tri club.



Cathy is a member of the following Societies, Associations and Networks:

  • The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Advanced Practitioners Physiotherapy Network
  • PhysioFirst Private Practitioners Network
  • Medico-Legal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists
  • The Hip Pain Professionals
  • The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists
  • The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine

HCPC registration: PH67489

CSP number: 70636


Why Blue Koala?

Cathy is an Australian with an English mother and has lived in the UK for over 15 years. She also spent her early childhood here. She's a true Blue with a British (and Aussie) passport and proud of her Australian heritage. Hence the Koala, decked out in blue.

Paul Jones

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist 

BSc Physiotherapy, PG Cert Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy


Paul qualified in 2006 from Southampton University and then worked for eight years at Guys and St Thomas’ hospital in London. Whilst there he oversaw and helped manage the lower limb service, including post-operative clinics.


In 2014 Paul left to work in the private sector at Central Health, London. Soon afterwards he moved to the south coast where he worked at Brighton and Sussex University Hospital and at Studio 57 in Hove. As well as working here at Blue Koala Physiotherapy, Paul also currently works at the Horder Healthcare Centre (a not for profit health provider) as a lower limb extended scope practitioner.  

Paul has a specialist interest in spinal and lower limb conditions, exercise prescription and strength and conditioning. He enjoys keeping up to date with current research and helping his patients to understand the underlying causes of their pain and symptoms. His aim is to help you gain confidence in your mobility and empower you to self-manage more effectively.

In between his busy work and family life, Paul enjoys DIY around the house, going to the gym and running. To date he’s completed two full marathons and several half marathons - so he understands both the pleasures and the pains of running.  


Carol Attwood



Carol originally trained as an illustrator & designer and is from a creative background. This makes her an excellent problem solver - prefect for answering queries and sorting out insurance. After seeking treatment for chronic back pain she became increasingly interested in how osteopathy, acupuncture, physiotherapy and lifestyle changes could improve her health and well being.  Carol has now worked as a senior receptionist in multi disciplinary health clinics for over 10 years. Married with grown up children, Carol’s free time is taken up with gardening, fitness yoga and drawing.

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