The Pain Exchange

Our Trustees

Retha Welding

Retha Welding, MCSP BMAS

Physio in private practice, SE1Physio since 2012

Based at London Bridge


Retha Welding is a musculoskeletal physiotherapist, who has worked in private practice for 12 years.  She has a special interest in rehabilitation, clinical pilates and sports injuries.


Special Interests include Musculoskeletal conditions, rehabilitation using clinical pilates and conditioning to aid return to sport or optimal functioning.  Treatment include the Integrated System Approach, which looks holistically at the driver of dysfunction and how to correct this, and also dry needling.

Retha worked in Neuro rehab initially after qualifying, as well hospitals and step down facilities.  After relocating to the UK in 2004, she worked in private practice which involved musculoskeletal treatments, rehab and ergonomics in gyms, surgeries and the corporate sector. As part of a multidisciplinary team, that includes consultants, surgeons, radiographers to personal trainers, she gained experience in pre and post surgery rehab, sports injuries and correction of biomechanics. She developed an interest in gait analysis and worked closely with a podiatrist for many years.


B.Sc Physiotherapy 1999 at the University of the Free State in South Africa

Orthopaedic Manipulation Therapy 1 in 2001

Dry Needling 2001

Integrated System Approach 2009

Clinical Pilates 2004

James Riddiough

James Riddiough

James Riddiough has been a long time supporter and friend of the Pain Exchange, having encouraged Sharon to start the venture. 

James is a qualified Chartered Accountant, 

whose current practice focusses on company valuations and assisting in fundraising and corporate governance for all types of companies. 

He has been a Director at PwC and head of Transaction Services at Smith and Williamson. 

He is currently church warden at St. Dunstan's where the Pain Exchange meets.

James has a degree in Modern Languages from the university of Oxford.

Audette James 

Audette is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and works as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist, mainly in the NHS as well as private practice. She has been a Trustee of the pain Exchange since 2018. trustee

Audette has over 24 years clinical experience including working with patients who experience persistent pain. She is passionate about personal and leadership development. She is involved with these at her workplace and on a voluntary basis for another UK based charity. 

She loves inspiring people to live full and healthy lives and empowering them in this journey. 

She enjoys the outdoors as well as being creative; whether with food, flowers or interiors.

"I am privileged to be able to support the Pain Exchange in this capacity"