About Us

Ruth Ainley has been a Chartered Physiotherapist for 25 years, graduating from Bristol School of Physiotherapy in 1994 with a BSc Honours degree.
She has worked at most of London's prestigous world-class institutions including St Mary’s Hospital,Guys and St Thomas’, Royal Brompton,  and privately at the London Bridge, Cromwell and Wellington hospitals.
Ruth has specialised in respiratory physiotherapy for the last 20 years, treating a wide range of heart and lung conditions.
She is experienced in treating patients who are acutely unwell, in intensive care, supported patients who are unwell but prefer to be treated at home (hospital at home schemes) and those who are living with long term conditions.
Ruth enjoys teaching, and has presented a poster at the JIVD International Conference in Spain. SHe spent 7 months working at a Childrens HIV Hospice in Romania.

She is a member of the British Thoracic Society, Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care, and British Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation, and a British Lung Foundation Professional.
Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (C.S.P 054823) and the Health Professions Council (PH48469)  http://www.hpcheck.org/lisa/onlineregister/MicrositeSearchInitial.jsp
 
Ruth has recently been back working for the NHS in Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust Hospital ITU and Rehabilitation wards during the COVID19 outbreak.
 
Ruth Kent has been qualified for 19 years, also graduating from Bristol University with a BSc Honours degree.
Ruth currently works as a lecturer. Previously, she worked as highly specialist physiotherapist in the unique Lane Fox Unit at St Thomas' Hospital, London. LFU manages a wide range of long term neuromuscular and respiratory conditions. Ruth is a specialist in non-invasive ventilation, including the iron lung, and cough assist/ Nippy Clearway.
Ruth Kent is a registered member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and the Health Professions Council.
Ruth has most recently been a clinical lead at the Nightingale Hospital in London during the Covid 19 outbreak.
In March 2010 Ruth A and Ruth K headed off to  Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania - at nearly 6000m it is higher than Everest Basecamp. This was in aid of the Limbless Association - more details on the news page
Ruth and Ruth have run several marathons together for the British Lung Foundation, including Berlin, Paris Chicago, and London.