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Emily Borrell

Director and Lead Sports Therapist

Emily is the brains and brawn behind BOTIC.  Never passing an opportunity to take part in a new sport or activity. When she's not delivering world class sports therapy, you can find her doing triathlons, CrossFit competitions and generally putting the rest of us to shame with her fitness dedication and enthusiasm for fun activity. 
Proudest sporting moment: Completing the Huntsman Olympic distance Triathlon in Hampshire - 2015 

Emily's qualifications include:

  • First Class BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy – University of Hertfordshire

  • Acupuncture for Sports Injuries

  • Kinesio taping - Level 2

  • City and Guilds Licentiateship (LCGI)

  • CFI - HFI Certified Fitness Instructor – Level 2

  • HSE First Aid at Work

Dr. Sarah Lea

Dr. Sarah Lea

Part-time Sports Therapist

A fully qualified sports therapist with a masters and doctorate in nursing under her belt, Sarah certainly knows a thing or two about health, rehabilitation and the body’s limits.

Proudest sporting moment: Completing an Ironman distance triathlon in Barcelona in 2013 and hiking the three peaks in under 22 hours.

Sarah's qualifications include:

  • PhD Nursing

  • PGDip Children’s Nursing (RN)

  • BSc Sports Therapy

  • Crossfit Level 1 Trainer

  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing

  • British Canoeing Paddlesport Instructor - L1

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Lisa Paton-Smith

Visiting Therapist / Physio Consultant

A full-time physio therapist to some of the UK's most promising young sports stars, Lisa is on hand to provide advice and recommendations to BOTIC clients. If Emily is a sports nut, Lisa is nothing short of a lunatic with several Ironman Challenges and CrossFit competitions under her belt. 

Proudest sporting moment: Completing her second Ironman Challenge in Oxfordshire 2015

Lisa's qualifications include:

  • MSc Physio Therapy - King's College London

  • BSc Sports Therapy - University of Hertfordshire

John Lea

John Lea

Biomechanist and Physiologist

John is BOTIC’s hands on expert in biomechanics and research. In the thick of his PhD, John provides our therapists with the most up to date information and ensures we are the leaders in cutting edge practice. He’s also a white water kayaking coach and loves a bit of climbing, running and cycling, dropping casual Iron Man Challenges like it’s no big deal.

John's qualifications include:

  • First Class BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science – University of Hertfordshire

  • MSc Physiology and Biomechanics – University of Hertfordshire

  • PGCAM – Canterbury Christ Church University


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Harry Picken

Business Development

Adventurer, cycling enthusiast and champion cake baker, Harry is delighted to be working with the BOTIC team on business development, operations and marketing. Pictured here on a recent trip white water rafting down the Ganges in India, you are now more likely to find him skiing, surfing or cycling around Canada.

Proudest sporting moment: Rafting Rouge River in Quebec 2014

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Catherine Brown

Marketing and Social Media

Due to her daily habit of stalking fitness stars on Instagram, Cath is loving helping out the BOTIC team with their social media and marketing. She pretends to love running and yoga but is actually much more at home on a set of skis, in the pool or on two wheels. She's also a qualified swimming coach!

Proudest sporting moment: Completing the Great North Run half marathon in Newcastle 2015