Kevin is the chief physiotherapist at Spinal Physio. He graduated from University College Dublin in 1998. After working as a research assistant for the University on a movement analysis project, he took up a rotational post in a large Dublin teaching hospital specialising in neurosurgery. He then went to work in Australia, where he gained experience in a rehabilitation hospital helping those with multiple injuries from severe trauma and also worked in private practice.
He returned to Ireland and worked with the Galway Gaelic football team during their All Ireland football championship winning season in 2001. He moved to England to study for a Masters degree in Sports and Exercise Medicine which he completed in 2003 from the University of Nottingham. During this time he was the physiotherapist for the Nottingham Panthers Ice Hockey team.
Kevin moved to Cambridge in 2004 and after working as an occupational health physiotherapy advisor for a large multi-national pharmaceutical company he set up the Spinal Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine Clinic. Kevin is also a member of the Jockey injury management team for the professional jockeys association providing race day physiotherapy at racecourses in the eastern region including Newmarket racecourse and also at Aintree for the Grand National. He also lectures at the British Horse Racing school in Newmarket and the University of Nottingham on injury management and prevention in horseracing. He has been a physiotherapist at multi sport events such as the UK school games since 2007 and part of the physiotherapy team at the Equestrian events for the London 2012 Olympics.
In his very limited spare time he enjoys playing golf and currently has a handicap of 4.
You can contact Kevin by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01223 350622
Nick is a senior physiotherapist who qualified form Coventry University in 1993 with a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy. He worked for 6 years in the NHS at several of London's leading teaching hospitals before deciding to further develop his career in the private sector.
Nick is a Member of The Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine and applies a hands on approach to his treatment. His expertise is in treating musculoskeletal conditions and sports injury rehabilitation.
Now in his 20th year as a physiotherapist, Nick has gained extensive experience treating patients and working with some of London's leading Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Nick is a qualified Golf Physiotherapist and a registered Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified Golf Fitness Instructor (CGFI) Level 1. He offers screening assessments for all golfers keen to improve their technique and prevent injuries. A personalised programme and training advice will be given for you to follow in the gym or at your driving range/golf course. Working together with your golf club professional allows you to improve your game and reduce the risk of injury
Nick enjoys cycling, running and getting on the golf course when his two young daughters allow him.
Nick Smith can be contacted by email on Nick@spinalphysio.co.uk or by calling 01223 350622
Abi is a senior physiotherapist and qualified from Oxford Brookes University in 2007 with a BSc (Hons) in physiotherapy. She then worked for seven years in the NHS, gaining experience in all areas of physiotherapy but gradually specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Before joining Spinal Physio she worked in a private practice in Berkshire for 5 years.
Abi has a special interest in Womens Health and Pelvic Physiotherapy which has developed with her career, and she is an Associate member of the Pelvic Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP) network. She particularly enjoys treating ante-natal and post-natal patients, having previously been involved with leading antenatal groups and running a Women’s Health Physiotherapy service within the NHS. Abi is not afraid to take on a hands-on approach with pregnant patients, and has been trained in this through the Pelvic Partnership. She also has experience in treating patients with gynaecological or incontinence problems, persistent pelvic pain and giving pre-prostatectomy advice to men. Given the sensitive nature of some of these problems, Abi has a friendly and reassuring manner as she wants all her patients to feel at ease even when discussing these issues. They are far more common than everyone thinks!
Outside of work, Abi is generally doing the school run on her bike or looking after her two children. When she has the chance, she enjoys running and open water swimming (when the temperature is right!).
Abi Chambers can be contacted by email on Abi@spinalphysio.co.uk or by calling 01223 350622
Claire Upson is a Podiatrist, registered with the HCPC and a member of the Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists. She qualified with an honours degree from the University of Northampton in 2007 and since then has worked in private practice in Bristol and Bath. Having recently relocated to Cambridge, Claire is now working from the Spinal Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic, on Gilbert Road.
As a podiatrist, Claire can diagnose and treat many different conditions of the lower limb and foot, from painful corns to diabetic foot care. She can also carry out biomechanical assessments, involving gait analysis, in order to identify problems with foot posture and function. Such problems can often be alleviated using orthotic insoles, with resulting improvement on the lower limbs, pelvis and lower back.
Don’t be embarrassed about your feet! Claire’s friendly and professional manner will put you at ease. She can help you to make your feet feel and look better and often, improvement is noticeable after one treatment. She is also very interested in footwear and having had many years experience is shoe retail, Claire is able to give you in depth advice about shoe fitting and manufacturers.
When not looking at feet & shoes, Claire enjoys horse riding, cycling, cooking and eating out.
Clair Upson can be contacted by email on Claire@spinalphysio.co.uk or by calling 01223 350622
Susan is our friendly and efficient practice administrator. Susan has 8 years experience in the NHS and will answer any questions you may have about attending the clinic and making appointments.
Susan can be contacted by calling 01223 350622 or by email on email@example.com