Meet The Team

Annys Fairweather

BSc, MSc, MCSP, HCPC

Chair and Founder

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Annys founded LEGS in 2016. She has a background in sport and exercise science and has over 10 years of experience as an NHS physiotherapist. 

 

Annys worked as an exercise instructor prior to becoming a physiotherapist and believes that strong bridges can be built by exercise and health professionals to create optimal rehabilitation and exercise solutions for people living with long term neurological conditions.

Annys chairs the board of trustees.

Lisa Cahalan

MPT, MCSP, HCPC

Physiotherapist

Lisa started helping lead LEGS exercise sessions in 2018.  She is a licensed physiotherapist with over 15 years of experience working in hospitals, outpatient clinics and in domiciliary care in a variety of areas.

 

She studied Exercise Physiology as an undergraduate, then focused on neurological rehab in her Master’s program for Physical Therapy.  She is a big believer in exercise rehabilitation empowering people to improve their movement and achieve better physical and mental health.   

 

In the last 3 years, she has been working privately in domiciliary care and with small groups for fitness, strength as well as neuroprotective exercise.  

Sarah Sparkes

BSc, MSc, MCSP, HCPC

Lead Physiotherapist

Sarah is a highly specialist physiotherapist specialising in Neurological Rehabilitation. She leads the LEGS classes and assesses all of our new participants.

 

Sarah also works at St George's NHS Trust as the Principal Physiotherapist at the Wolfson Neurological Rehabilitation Centre and is regional representative for London ACPIN (a professional network which encourages the pursuit of excellence in the field of neurological physiotherapist practice) and sits on the National ACPIN board.

Nancy Farmer

MPT, MCSP, HCPC

Physiotherapist

Nancy is a fully qualified physiotherapist with over 14 years of wide ranging experience, specialising in rehabilitation for those with neurological needs and older people. 

 

Nancy worked alongside Annys on the Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and Local Stroke Unit in Charing Cross Hospital and has been a been a long time supporter of LEGS before joining in November 2020. Nancy also has her own business, Elwell, with life long friend Jessica Silver, educating and supporting people who are looking after their older parents.

Conor Devlin

BSc, Msc, HCPC

Physiotherapist

Conor is a recent MSc Physiotherapy graduate who joined LEGS in November 2020.

 

He assists with the running of the LEGS exercise classes, leads his own classes and runs the weekly Neuro Café.  

Conor studied Sport Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy as an undergraduate degree in Ireland where he developed his skills in exercise prescription. He is a strong believer in exercise therapy and feels group exercise is a fantastic way to improve a person’s physical and mental health resulting in an overall improvement in quality of life.

Victoria Bailey-King

BA Hons

Head of Operations

Victoria joined LEGS in April 2019. 

She oversees the administration and day to day operations of the charity and supports the trustees in the governance of LEGS. 

 

Victoria studied History of Art at Leeds University before commencing a 15 year career in education administration, supporting executives in strategic and governance roles in both the public and private sectors.