Physiotherapists

Christie Wan : Senior Physiotherapist

Christie Wan

Senior Physiotherapist

Christie graduated as a physiotherapist in 2016 and worked within the NHS and Birmingham City Football academy. Christie has recently completed her Masters degree at University College London, specializing in Orthopaedics intervention and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation. Christie has a passionate interest in acute musculoskeletal medicine with a specialized skill set in Acute Trauma and Outdoor First Aid. She provides a variety of treatments such as dry needling, kinesiology taping, athletic taping, as she aspires to help patients with diagnosed conditions, utilizing her knowledge and experience in assessing her patient's ability to achieve their milestone. Christie also enjoys treating sports-related injuries in swimming, tennis and golf, to enhance sports performance with the aid of physiotherapy.  To continue her professional development, she is working towards a steroid injection course, with the goal to introduce platelet rich plasma injections for musculoskeletal condition as a physiotherapist in the future.

 

Roberto Sanchez : Roberto Sanchez

Roberto Sanchez

Roberto Sanchez

Roberto qualified with his Physiotherapy degree in Spain, University Miguel Hernandez in 2007. Following graduation he worked in a private clinic in Alicante for more than seven years, treating all kind of MSK and neurological patients as well as mentoring physiotherapy students. Roberto has taken postural and ergonomic courses as part of a multidisciplinary team, collaborating with the Red Cross.  At the same time he obtained his Master in Osteopathic Techniques and specialised in invasive techniques (dry-needling, and EPTE). Between 2009 and 2012 Roberto obtained a second degree, this time a Nursing degree in the University of Alicante. In 2016 he moved to the UK and worked as a nurse in Chester for two years but is now back in the profession that he really enjoys; physiotherapy.

 

Denise Ferguson : Senior Physiotherapist

Denise Ferguson

Senior Physiotherapist

Denise qualified from the University of Southampton BSc Hons and has specialised in muscular skeletal conditions both NHS where she has won three awards for patient care, and also qualified in hydrotherapy working with patients in water as a hydro therapist ( ATACP member). As a child Denise was NW floor champion in gymnastics and after a horse riding accident left her with a broken neck in 1998, this lead a first hand experience into the importance of movement for health. She trained as a yoga teacher and later teacher trainer and Pilates teacher in 2004 which lead naturally into the field of physiotherapy.

Denise has a wealth of experience with a quality for assessment skills. She is sports trauma qualified (Lubas Medical and ACPSEM Member of Physios in Sport) working rink side as the sports trauma specialist and physiotherapist for an ice hockey team on the South Coast (Wilkinson Cup Winners 2018). With a keen interest in holistic health Denise continues to educate herself and currently undertaking a medical prescribing course to be one of only 500 physiotherapists who can prescribe in the UK. Denise’s passion and ethos, is for every patient to reach their full potential and happiness in life through correct therapy, education, guidance and support.

 

 

Clare Heath : Head of Operations

Clare Heath

Head of Operations

Clare qualified in 2000 and started her career working in the NHS where she quickly specialised in the field of musculoskeletal medicine. After leaving the NHS she worked in football for five, developing a solid understanding and experience of sports physiotherapy. Clare has worked for Premier since 2005 starting as a senior physiotherapist. Since 2007 she has been part of the senior management team and now manages the operations and clinical practice across the UK.  she is involved in private care and NHS care. Clare has a special interest in Pilates and functional stability/rehabilitation she is a qualified Pilates instructor as well as a senior physiotherapist and so combines her competent manual therapy clinical skills with specialised individual rehabilitation.

 

Emma Cooper : Regional Manager and Senior Physiotherapist

Emma Cooper

Regional Manager and Senior Physiotherapist

Emma qualified in 2009 from Manchester Metropolitan University, she spent two years working within the NHS before starting at a private firm and specializing in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Emma is an experienced manual therapist, some of the techniques she uses includes spinal mobilisations, soft tissue massage, myofascial release and trigger point massage to name but a few. Emma is also competent in exercise prescription and is a qualified acupuncturist and disability assessor.

 

Nick Beale : Regional Manager and Head of Sports Physiotherapy

Nick Beale

Regional Manager and Head of Sports Physiotherapy

Nick is a highly skilled physiotherapist having developed his practice with the Ministry of Defence and sports for many years. He graduated from Oxford Brookes University and later gained an MSc in Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy from Cardiff University, furthermore he is an accredited member of the Association of Charted Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine (ACPSEM). Nick has worked with multiple Olympians and other elite athletes through junior and senior programmes, such as, Great Britain Hockey, GB Judo, British Bobsleigh, England Athletic and England Badminton. Whilst also at major sporting events traveling with the GB team to the Summer World University Games 2017 in Taipei, World University Karate Championships 2016 in Portugal, also he has worked at the World Half Marathon Championships 2016 in Cardiff, European Games 2015 in Baku, Olympic Games 2012 in London, as well as a number of UK School Games and University (BUCS) National Finals. Currently he is Lead Physiotherapist for Oxford University Blues Rugby Teams and has worked in rugby in the local counties and with the Wooden Spoon Marauders at international 7s tournaments. With his wealth of experience, you would be hard pushed to find a sport he hasn't had involvement in. This has led to expert skills in movement analysis, injury prevention and rehabilitation of any individual, tailoring care to their requirements and aiming for a robust recovery to limit recurrence whilst maximising their performance in any task.

 

Nathan Dare : Senior Physiotherapist

Nathan Dare

Senior Physiotherapist

Nathan studied Physiotherapy full time at Salford University. Having covered all core areas his final placement was at Wigan Athletic Football Club to specialise in sport. After finishing at university, he started work at an independent physiotherapy and sports injury clinic in his home town where he assessed and treated a variety of musculoskeletal injuries and pathologies on a day to day basis, including rehabilitation.

 

Ingvild Drake : Regional Manager & Senior Physiotherapist

Ingvild Drake

Regional Manager & Senior Physiotherapist

Ingvild qualified from Teeside University in Middlesborough in 1999 following a previous degree in Sports Science from her native Norway. Ingvild joined Premier in 2014 as Regional Manager in Kent where she oversees a team of four physiotherapists across 12 NHS and Private clinics. Ingvild is a keen sports woman and does a lot of running, in particular long distance. She has competed at a high national level within Biathlon in Norway and was on the B-team for Norway. Her main interest is sports physiotherapy, and rehabilitation.

 

Liam Hosier : Senior Physiotherapist

Liam Hosier

Senior Physiotherapist

Liam qualified from Nottingham University in 2011, entering the NHS and completing a variety of disciplines including working in multiple Musculoskeletal Outpatient clinics and the Major Trauma Centre in Oxford. During this time Liam also built up Sports Physiotherapy experience, including working for Premier with St.Edwards School 1st XV Rugby team, Wasps Academy EPDG and voluntary work with OURFC & England U16’s Rugby. Liam has left the NHS to work more closely with Premier, including St.Edwards School Rugby and Rowing teams and also working in Professional Motorsport.

 

Anandh Kadirvelu : Senior Physiotherapist

Anandh Kadirvelu

Senior Physiotherapist

Anandh qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2006 from India. He spent 3 years working for a private clinic in where I gained excellent exposure to orthopaedic and sports injury rehabilitation, and has also worked as a physiotherapist for a 1st Division cricket team in India and treated national level players. In 2010 he completed a Master degree in musculo-skeletal physiotherapy from Sheffield Hallam University and has also specialised in occupational health injuries. Anandh has a special interest in neck and upper extremity disorders and is passionate about health and fitness and loves to play cricket.

 

Anna Moss : Senior Physiotherapist

Anna Moss

Senior Physiotherapist

Anna qualified from University of East London in 2012. She has worked in private practice since qualifying, specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and sports injuries. Very keen on supporting women's sports she has enjoyed volunteering for many local sports teams including women’s netball and football.

 

Marilia Pires : Regional Manager and Senior Therapist

Marilia Pires

Regional Manager and Senior Therapist

I qualified from Sheffield Hallam University with an Msc in Musculoskeletal physiotherapy. I have experience in a wide range of hospital physiotherapy departments, including intensive care, acute trauma and neurosurgery units. I enjoy working with all individuals and a broad range of injuries. However working with musculo-skeletal conditions and sports injuries have always been my main focus. I always strive to achieve the therapeutic goals set up together with my clients through personalised functional and specific rehabilitation and exercise prescription and by combining treatment methods. In treating patients I use a variety of techniques including joint mobilization, soft tissue release, kinesio-taping , advice and education.

 

Deborah Jason : Senior Physiotherapist

Deborah Jason

Senior Physiotherapist

Deborah gained her Bachelors of Physiotherapy followed by a Msc Sports Bio mechanics degree from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen Scotland. She specialises in orthpaedics and sports injuries(Manual therapy, instrumented based tissue mobilisations)

 

Daniel Martins : Senior Physiotherapist

Daniel Martins

Senior Physiotherapist

Daniel qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in Portugal in 2013. Since then has worked in Neuro-Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in both hospital and private settings. Daniel has extensive experience treating sporting and work related injuries, however he has a special interest in movement biomechanics, running and treating the lower limbs from the pelvis to the feet. In his practice Daniel uses a range of techniques including manual therapy, acupuncture and movement re-education. Daniel has one goal only, to provide the best treatment and see his patients return to full capacity as quickly as possible.

 

Pia Grixolli : Senior Physiotherapist

Pia Grixolli

Senior Physiotherapist

 

Russell Burwood : Offender Health Manager &  Senior Physiotherapist

Russell Burwood

Offender Health Manager & Senior Physiotherapist

Prior to gaining his physiotherapy qualifications Russell worked as a personal trainer for over six years working with high level athletes and actors. He lived in America coaching football for over four years before returning and working at Chelsea F.C which also included coaching a disability football team.  Since graduating as a physiotherapy Russell was worked with a wide variety of patients where he also carried out the shoulder rehabilitation class on a weekly basis, he has keen interests in wide variety of activities including football, basketball, badminton and scuba diving.

 

Juliet Liberda : Senior Physiotherapist

Juliet Liberda

Senior Physiotherapist

Juliet qualified from Kings College London with a Bsc Honours degree in Physiotherapy in 2011. She completed an additional diploma in sports massage and started working with a local rugby club as well as specialising in occupational physiotherapy to maximise her exposure to a variety of patients and circumstances.  Juliet enjoys treating patients from high level athletes to the average office worker and has completed further training in manipulation, mobilisation, ergonomic desk assessment and qualified as an acupuncture practitioner.

 

Cecile Brocheret : Senior Physiotherapist

Cecile Brocheret

Senior Physiotherapist

Cecile qualified in 1999 and since worked in France and England in both the public and private sectors. She is passionate about and has extensive experience in “lifestyle” physiotherapy, promoting movement and facilitating rehabilitation in everyday life. Cecile has developed these skills through her professional experience, working with corporate organisations such as Unilever and BP as well as extensive experience in sports with a Paris based semi-professional rugby league club, NEC Harlequins youth development and other adhoc sporting events such as the Handicapped Tour de France and London Marathon.

 

Grace Brown : Senior Physiotherapist

Grace Brown

Senior Physiotherapist