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Meet the Seven Hills Physiotherapy Team


Friendly and welcoming Sheffield physiotherapists with the skill and dedication to help you get better.


Welcome to our team. Please click on the profile photograph of each team member to learn more about our physiotherapists.


Stefan Karanec

Clinical Director and Principal Physiotherapist


Stefan leads the team at Seven Hills Physiotherapy. He is passionate about providing you with the best possible care in order to help you achieve the results you expect. He 100% believes in physiotherapy and enjoys nothing more than sharing the joys of his patients when they get better.

His professional career began way back in 2004 after graduating from Coventry University with a Bachelor of Science honours degree in Physiotherapy. He immediately took up a rotational post in the NHS before being promoted to a senior role in 2006. He has specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy ever since. During this time he has been recognised as lead of rehabilitation services. Stefan was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to perfect his skills whilst working alongside world renowned physiotherapy expert, Kevin Banks for more than three years.

Stefan is dedicated to continually improving his skills and knowledge. He has years of experience using acupuncture as part of a physiotherapy treatment plan after gaining his qualification with the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. He has currently completed the worldwide recognised International Maitland Teacher's Association (IMTA) level 1 and 2a qualifications. His goal is to qualify in the level 2b and 3 before moving on to the teachers qualification. This provides him with expert skills in assessment, problem solving and treatment of complex musculoskeletal conditions. His drive to be the best he can be to help you is reflected in the quality of his colleagues he has selected to help you at Seven Hills. Each physiotherapist shares his dedication to continual personal development to ensure you get the best quality of care possible.

Lindsay Karanec

Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist


Lindsay is the joint owner of the family practice. She works clinically with Seven Hills patients providing her invaluable experience, specifically in the care and rehabilitation of patients suffering lower back pain, as well as a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. She also continues to work in a part-time role as a Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist within the NHS.

Lindsay qualified from Sheffield Hallam University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy. She began her career working in the NHS, completing her speciality rotations before being promoted to Senior Physiotherapist in 2008. She quickly developed a special interest in the rehabilitation of patients with lower back pain, as well as the management of patients with longstanding pain whilst working in the Pain Management Unit. 

Lindsay is passionate about continued professional development with the aim always being to improve the quality of care she is able to provide for all her patients. She has gained post-graduate qualifications in the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institution Matwork levels 1 and 2 courses working up to class instructor level. This enables her to provide pilates for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions on a one to one and group basis. Lindsay is also qualified to provide acupuncture as a physiotherapy treatment, having completed the Acupuncture Association of Physiotherapy course in 2008. She is currently undertaking ongoing study towards a qualification with the prestigious International Maitland Teachers Association having already completed level 1.

Lindsay is currently busy developing a Pilates rehabilitation class which she expects to launch in early 2017


Jodine Aplin-Ward

Advanced Physiotherapist in Paediatrics


Jo is the latest addition to our team. She has already proven to be a great asset to the clinic. Her specialist background in paediatrics has enabled us to offer a robust children's physiotherapy service. We now not only treat children with musculo-skeletal complaints but are able to offer rehabilitation to those children suffering developmental delay and neurological disability.

Jo qualified from Coventry University with a BSc Honours degree in physiotherapy in 2003. Since this time she has gained valuable experiences in several areas of physiotherapy including orthopaedics, musculoskeletal and paediatric physiotherapy. She has used her knowledge and skills in these three closely connected speciality areas to provide hollisitc care for her patients.

She combined her musculoskeletal skills and love of paediatrics to become the Sheffield United Girls Centre of Excellence physiotherapist. She spent almost a decade in this role providing injury prevention strategies through education, screening and strength and conditioning, injury treatment and conditioning, as well as pitch side first aid.

She has many years experience treating children in hospital, as outpatients, in schools and in the community. She now combines her role at Seven Hills Physiotherapy with part-time work as an Advanced Physiotherapist at Sheffield Children's Hospital. 

In her spare time she enjoys nothing more than a game of tennis, keeping fit and travelling with her family.

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Do parts of your body cause you pain, ache, feel stiff, or seem weak or unstable?

Do parts of your body cause you pins and needles, tingling, burning, or feel numb?

Do any of these complaints prevent your body from moving or working how it should?

Do any of these complaints disturb your sleep or make it difficult to relax?

Do any of these complaints or loss of movement in your body mean there are things in your life that you struggle to do or can’t do at present?

Do you feel your life would be more comfortable and enjoyable if somebody could help you with these complaints?

If you answered YES to any, or all, of these questions then the Seven Hills Physiotherapy team are here to help. We will take great interest in listening to YOUR problems so we can find out how YOU would like us to help YOU lead a more comfortable and enjoyable life.


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