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Steve qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1983. He has a MSc in Health Promotion and is qualified in injection therapy and acupuncture. He has worked at St George’s since 1996. During this time he has worked in Physiotherapy, Orthopaedic, Rheumatology and Neurosurgery clinics at St George’s Hospital and Specialist Musculoskeletal clinics in the Community (MICAS) as an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner.
Lara Newman qualified in 1993 and has over 19 years of musculoskeletal physiotherapy experience. She has worked at St George’s for 19 years and during that time she has completed her Masters degree in Neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy and has postgraduate training in acupuncture. She is a member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered physiotherapists and the Acupuncture Association of Chartered physiotherapists. She has a dual role as a physiotherapy specialist and an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner working in Orthopaedics.
Gemma graduated from Birmingham University in 2004 and has worked at St George’s for 8 years. During this time she has completed a postgraduate diploma in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy and has postgraduate training in acupuncture, Pilates, spinal manipulation and injection therapy. Gemma has a dual role as an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner in the orthopaedic shoulder unit and has a special interest in shoulder rehabilitation and skiing injuries.
Gwawr studied to become a Physiotherapist at Cardiff University. She has worked as a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist in both the NHS and privately for a number of years and completed her MSc in Advanced Musculoskeletal Medicine at King’s College London in 2014. Gwawr has a dual role in Physiotherapy and as an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner in Orthopaedics. She is qualified in Injection Therapy, acupuncture and advanced manual therapy. She has a special interest in lower limb rehabilitation and education of both patients to enable them to best manage their condition and staff, leading on our Work Based Learning Module.
Helen qualified from Birmingham University in 2000 and has over 15 years of musculoskeletal physiotherapy experience. She has worked at St George’s Hospital for over twelve years and during that time has completed her post graduate diploma in Neuromuscular Physiotherapy at Herefordshire University and is a member of the The Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP). She has post graduate qualifications in injection therapy, acupuncture Pilates and manipulation. She has a specialist interest in shoulders and has worked as an advanced practitioner in the orthopaedic shoulder unit since 2009.
Clare has over 18 years of Musculoskeletal physiotherapy experience in a variety of specialities including A&E and Fracture clinic, Haemophilia and Rehabilitation for a large range of spinal and joint conditions. She has completedMaster’s modules in post-graduate training and has worked for the last year as an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner. Clare has a special interest in general exercise, health and well-being.
Ben has over 15 years experience of working as a Musculoskeletal physiotherapist within the NHS, private practice, and sport, and now leads the MSK Physiotherapy service here at St George’s. He completed a Master’s degree in Sports and Exercise Medicine at Queen Mary’s, London in 2012. He has a particular interest in spinal pain, movement dysfunction and exercise, and more recently the role of technology in healthcare. He is passionate about the NHS and strongly believes that prevention is the key to a sustainable NHS for the future.
Simon has worked within the St George’s Musculoskeletal team for 6 years and is currently the team lead for the Musculoskeletal team at St John’s Therapy Centre. Simon is currently working towards a Master degree at the University of Hertfordshire in Advance Neuromuscular Physiotherapy. He has a previous degree in Sports Rehabilitation and has been a competitive athlete in a variety of sports over the years.
Jenny qualified from King’s College London in 2009 and has been working as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist for the past 5 years. She has completed a Masters level qualification in acupuncture and training in Pilates, which she teaches regularly. She has a special interest in promotion of health and wellbeing and as a result is involved in running staff exercise classes within the department.
Morissa has worked at St George’s for the past 6 years and is currently studying for a Master’s degree in Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Morissa has worked in the NHS and within rugby and has a keen interest in sports injuries.
Amy qualified in 2004 from Robert Gordon University. She has worked across four major London NHS trusts as well as privately in a wide variety of areas. She is trained in acupuncture and pilates and has completed Master’s level training courses in Neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy. She is the hydrotherapy lead here at St George’s.
Sarah qualified from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2012. She was working as a senior in a large NHS MSK physiotherapy department, teaching clinical Pilates and working privately with a running club in Manchester before re locating to London 18 months ago. She now works at St George’s and also for Nuffield Health. She has a special interest in ACL’s and shoulders.
Matt has worked at St George’s for the last four years and has specialised in management of musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions. Always keen to progress learning he has completed Master’s level courses including the use of acupuncture for pain management and integrates this into the care of his patients. He has a special interest in integrating new technology into physiotherapy management and practice.
Karlene graduated from the University of East Anglia in 2011 and has worked at St George’s for 4 years. She has a previous degree in Sports Science and Physiology and is trained in acupuncture and Pilates. Karlene has recently completed a Master’s module and will be dual-working in the Fracture Clinic within the Physiotherapy department.
Sherief has worked at both St George’s and St John’s sites as a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist over the last year. He is qualified in acupuncture, dry needling, clinical Pilates, sports massage and taping techniques. His areas of interest are advancing musculoskeletal physiotherapy rehabilitation post trauma, sports physiotherapy, and rehabilitation of athletes. Sherief hopes to begin his Master’s in Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in the near future.
Patrick studied at the University Of Hertfordshire and has been working at St George’s Hospital since 2014… Sports such as football & rugby are a big passion of his and he worked two seasons as a Physiotherapist for London Irish Amateur Rugby club. He is trained in acupuncture and sports massage and plans to complete a MSc module in MSK physiotherapy at St George’s University of London this year.
Sarah has worked at St George’s Hospital for 3 years after completing a degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Cardiff in 2011. She has since specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and recently completed acupuncture and Pilates courses. Sarah is working towards completing a Master’s module to further her professional development and is a CSP steward here at St George’s.
Adele has worked as a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist in the NHS for just over a year after finishing junior rotations at St Bart’s and The Royal London Hospital. She has previously worked in athletics which included rehabilitating recreational runners and athletes preparing for selection with Team England and Team GB youth teams. Adele also covers clinics at Balham Park Surgery and runs the Shoulder Rehabilitation class.
Jennie qualified from Sheffield Hallam University in 2013 and worked at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust for two and half years. She is currently a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist here at St George’s Hospital. Since qualifying she has completed a sports massage course and volunteered at various sporting events.
Andrew graduated from Kings College, London in 2008 and has worked across four London Trusts, joining the team at St George’s as a Specialised Physiotherapist in August 2016. He has a previous degree in Sports Science and Physiology from the University of Leeds and has undertaken a post-graduate MSc module in Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Management of the Knee. He is also trained in acupuncture.
Mike qualified as a physiotherapist from St. George’s University of London in 2013 and has been working within the Trust ever since. He has particular interests in the treatment and management of the shoulder, sporting injuries and long-term pain. Mike has plans to complete an Acupuncture course at the end of the year.
Lucy qualified from Birmingham University in 2013 and has been working in the NHS for almost three years. She specialises in musculoskeletal physiotherapy at St John’s Therapy Centre.
Thomas graduated from The University of Nottingham and has subsequently worked as a physiotherapist in both the private sector and the NHS. He is currently based at St John’s Therapy Centre and his key interests include sport science, movement dysfunctions, and pain management. Alongside his work with St George’s Thomas has also worked within professional sport.
We also have several rotational physiotherapists in the team who also provide patient-centered treatment for Musculoskeletal conditions.