Jenny, our clinic director and physiotherapist, qualified in 2004 with a first class honours degree in physiotherapy. Since then she has completed a post graduate diploma and certificate in Women's Health and is currently working her way through the Maitland Concept of Manual Therapy and training which she started in 2012. This special concept combines individual and specific treatment with the therapist’s clinical experience and the latest scientific findings. In addition to joint mobilisation and manipulation of the extremities and spine, the concept makes use of neurodynamic techniques, muscle stretching, stabilising exercises and specifically adapted exercises the patient can do at home.Jenny's background in International triathlon and athletics clearly draws like minded sports enthusiasts to come and see her. As well as treating injuries, Jenny likes working with longer term clients to improve their overall function and reduce injury risk factors. A client's potential for attaining good health and aiming for sporting goals beyond what they feel currently capable of, is often limited to their own poor perception of what can actually be achieved with a little bit of help and guidance.
Caroline qualified from Nottingham University last century meaning she has many years of experience in Physiotherapy. She has a passion for clinical excellence, the pursuit of which has seen her study the Maitland Concept both at home and abroad. She feels privileged to be in a profession where she can have a positive influence on people’s lives and thrives on the mental agility required to be a physiotherapist, or as she prefers to call it…a human engineer.
Matthew qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from Sheffield in 1988. Since then he has gained experience in various places around the UK and in North America.
From 1999-2017 he also worked in an Extended Scope role of Physiotherapy as an Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Practitioner. In this role he worked as a first contact practitioner and gained experience in requesting medical investigations such as blood tests, x-rays, ultrasound scans, MRI scans and nerve conduction studies. He is also qualified in the administration of steroid injections. This role demanded an efficient and effective approach to differentiating sinister pathology and non-neuromusculoskeletal pathologies from mechanical problems. He has presented some aspects of his work at the Extended Scope Practitioner Conference in London in 2005.
He gained a post graduate certificate in manual therapy from Sheffield Hallam University in 1996 and then went onto the International Maitland Teachers’ Association (IMTA) course programme which he completed in 2001. He gained his Orthopaedic Manual Therapy qualification in 2005 and became a member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP).
In 2013 Matthew qualified as a member of IMTA, which teaches a programme of courses in spinal and joint manual therapy. He frequently teaches post graduate Physiotherapists throughout Europe, Russia, Mexico and in the UK.
Recently he was the Consultant Editor for the latest editions of both the Maitland’s Peripheral and Vertebral Manipulation textbooks and contributed to the writing of Maitland’s Peripheral Manipulation.
Matthew remains a clinician and has worked in the private sector since 1999. He is an advocate of manual therapy applied appropriately on the basis of sound clinical reasoning and individual patient need and is committed to promoting evidence based, quality care for all patients.
Rachel qualified in 2000 with a Bsc (hons) in Physiotherapy from Bradford University. Since then Rachel has worked at Leeds Royal Infirmary and Huddersfield, as a junior Physiotherapist. She then moved to Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hopsital in 2004 to train and specialise as a musculoskeletal Physiotherapist following the Maitland concept of manual therapy; gaining excellent hands on skills in this very detailed and specific concept.
Dave is the other clinic director. He works doing Sports testing and coaching at the clinic. Having qualified as a coach after a successful career as an International Athlete, he now spends his time helping others to reach their true potential.
Dave's background has been greatly influenced by some World Class Mentors which he feels coupled with his own style allow him to be successful within his profession. The most satisfying aspect of his job is seeing individuals reach targets they never thought possible with the structure and guidance that the testing and coaching allows.
Celine multi tasks here at the clinic managing her time between her first passion of teaching Pilates and the need to keep the back office running as smoothly as possible! Celine qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant in 2002 and worked in high profile food manufacturing until the call of her first love became too great to ignore. She began practising Pilates herself back in 2008 following the birth of her daughter and after feeling the benefits for herself she was hooked on this uniquely precise and intelligent approach to exercise and body conditioning. Celine's qualifications are centred around the clinical approach to Pilates having gained a Modern Pilates Matwork Level 3 in March 2016 and certification with the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute (APPI) in October 2018. Celine continues to add to her professional development by regularly attending APPI Pilates classes and courses.
Celine's clients are so diverse; wide ranging both in age and ability. Pilates as an exercise form is beautifully inclusive. This, coupled with our small class sizes and Celine's working knowledge of her clients' needs, ensures everyone gets the attention they need.
Our super team of support staff are here to ensure that our busy clinic runs smoothly and are committed to making your experience with us a good one.
You will always find one of the team waiting to greet you with a friendly welcome, a cuppa and a chat if you'd like one!
Behind the scenes they carry out all the essential admin tasks, including managing all the therapists busy diaries.
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