Sometimes it’s nice to know a little about your therapist before you arrive at the clinic… as well as providing some interesting background information, this page may help you to decide which
physiotherapist to request for your treatment. All of our team members are very experienced, fully qualified and highly skilled in their chosen fields. So,if you’re not sure who you’d like to see, you don’t have to choose… just give us a call and we’ll book you in with the next available
Owen Robinson, Bsc (Hons) Physiotherapy HPC MCSP
Owen was born in Pretoria South Africa in 1971. He finished his education in 1989. He then obtained a scholarship to study at The City University in London. He completed his 4 years Bsc (Hons) degree in
physiotherapy in 1994. Following graduation he worked as a physiotherapist at the University College London hospital for 2 years. During this time he completed a diploma in manipulative therapy to join
the Manipulative Association of Chartered physiotherapists. In 1996 Owen moved to New Zealand for 2 years in which time he worked in private practice and also as a team physiotherapist with one of the national
provincial Rugby Union teams. He returned to the Nottingham in 1998 where he joined a private practice. In 1999 he started PhysioDirect Sherwood Limited. In the last 10 years he also worked for UK Athletics
as a team physiotherapist. For 4 years he was responsible for the middle distance athlete’s care and travelled with them around the world. For the last 8 seasons Owen has also been involved with The Nottingham Panthers Ice Hockey team as their team physiotherapist.
HPC No. 48178 CSP: 054676
Philip Rippon, Bsc (Hons) Physiotherapy, HPC, MCSP
Phil completed a diploma in sports science and sports injuries at Nottingham Trent University in 2001, before moving to Northumbria University, Newcastle and graduating as a physiotherapist in 2004. Upon
completion of his degree he worked on a part time basis for a North East semi-professional football team, then joining the NHS where he completed 9 months working in the musculo-skeletal outpatient department before joining PhysioDirect in May 2006. Philip specialises in the treatment of musculoskeletal problems involving spinal and peripheral joint pain and sports injuries, using manual therapy techniques together with acupuncture.
HPC No. 70397 CSP: 071392
Laura West, Bsc (Hons) Physiotherapy, HPC, MCSP
Laura graduated from the University of Hertfordshire with BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy in June 2008. Laura spent the summer of 2008 travelling with the England U18 female basketball team throughout Europe as lead
physiotherapist during their preparation for the European Championships in Macedonia, which she also attended. Laura joined the PhysioDirect team in September 2008 and has successfully managed to combine this along with her role within the England team. As a former international athlete herself, Laura has vast experience and empathy with sports related injuries. However along with her manual therapy skills, Laura is also qualified in the use of acupuncture in the treatment of multiple conditions including chronic spinal and peripheral complaints.
HPC No. 89351 CSP: 081907
Francis Maree, Bsc (Hons) Physiotherapy, HPC, MCSP
Francis graduated from the University of the Free State in South Africa in 2006. After graduation, she worked in Smithfield, SA, for a year. During this year, she was the Physiotherapist for the provincial Free State Amateur Rugby Team and travelled with this team across the Country. After this year she started working at a Private Practice in Bloemfontein, SA. This was for a former Physiotherapist of the Free State Rugby Team, also known as the Cheetahs. At this practice she treated a variety of acute and chronic sports, orthopaedic, and spinal conditions. In 2009 she moved to London and worked there for 4 months, before moving to and starting to work in Nottingham. Currently, Francis works part-time for PhysioDirect and part-time for the NHS.
HPC No. 91404 CSP: 084997
Kris Spoors, Bsc (Hons) Physiotherapy, HPC, MCSP
In 2002 Kris suffered a fracture dislocation to his right ankle, resulting in a week long stay on an orthopaedic ward in Stoke on Trent, followed by extensive rehabilitation. This experience inspired him to
study a degree in physiotherapy. He qualified as a physiotherapist in 2007 with a specific interest in manual musculoskeletal therapy. Previous to becoming a physiotherapist Kris worked as a personal trainer focussing on obesity control, exercise performance and injury rehabilitation. Kris has also had experience developing and delivering national education programs in anatomy, physiology, rehabilitation and special populations care. His clinical training as a physiotherapist, coupled with his previous experience, has resulted in varied hands-on treatment approaches including biomechanical and exercise centred injury rehabilitation.
HPC No. 84697 CSP: 082569
Rob Leckie, MCSP
Rob grew up in New Zealand and his many qualifications include a Degree in PE and a Diploma of Teaching. After worldwide travel then studying at Nottingham Uni, he graduated in 1995 with a 1st class
honours degree in Physiotherapy. Rob’s work experience includes 2 years with NHS musculoskeletal outpatients and orthopaedic inpatients, over a decade in private practice and working at the Northern General Sports Injury Clinic and The Sheffield Centre of Sports Medicine, where he has been an Honorary Lecturer. As a sportsman himself (formerly a New Zealand Universities Hockey player and playing hockey at National League Level in England) Rob understands the importance of rehabilitation from injury from both an athlete and a physio’s perspective. Completing his MSc in Sports Injury and Therapy in 2001 and gaining extensive experience since in treating elite international athletes he’s worked with the GB Athletics Team and Team England at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
HPC No. 49175 CSP: 055678
Rebecca Parken, Bsc Hons Physiotherapy, Msc, HPC, MCSP, AACP
Qualifying as a physiotherapist from Brunel University in 2003, Rebecca started work in the NHS and gained wide experience in all areas of physiotherapy including treating musculoskeletal outpatients and
working in orthopaedics. In 2007 she studied full time for a year at Nottingham University and gained an Msc in Sports and Exercise Medicine. Rebecca then continued work in the field of musculoskeletal
physiotherapy for the NHS and evening work in a private hospital in Surrey. She moved back to Nottingham and started work for PhysioDirect in August 2010. Becky has vast experience in the treatment of neck / low back pain and all joint problems as well as sports injuries. She has a keen interest in manual treatment, acupuncture and exercise prescription.
HPC No. 65756 CSP: 069927
Jade Burghart, MCSP
Jade qualified as a physiotherapist from The University of Nottingham in 2009. After qualifying, she began working with the NLD U16 rugby team and had a brief spell working for the NHS in Leicester. For the
past year, Jade has worked privately, mainly dealing with neck and lower back pain. She also began working closely with the Nottingham Moderns RFU in August 2010, and will continue in this role alongside working for PhysioDirect. Jade has a particular interest in acupuncture, manual therapy and exercise prescription.
HPC No. 92260 CSP: 084954
Danielle Brailsford BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, HPC, MCSP, AACP
Danielle graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2008 with a BSc (Hons) Degree in Physiotherapy, after completing a HND in Sports and Exercise Science and Sports Therapy. After gaining experience as a student physio within the military, Danielle then went on to work for the Army Training Regiment Bassingbour, Hertfordshire for 2 years as a Physiotherapist and Rehabilitation Instructor. Danielle moved back to Nottingham in 2010 and started working for Physio Direct. Danielle’s special interests include Acupuncture, manipulation and joint and soft tissue mobilisation, back and neck pain, sports injuries and biomechanics.
Danielle is currently working towards the APPI Level 2 and 3 Pilates Instructor qualification.
Our other Fully Qualified Physios:
Sandeep Johal Gill, MCSP, HPC No. 63137 CSP: 067097
Terry Ullathorne, MCSP, HPC No. 32612 CSP: 043100
Sports Massage Therapists: