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The Team

Thomas

Thomas Mitchell

Thomas is an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner in primary care, musculoskeletal clinician, educator, member of the Mulligan Concept Teachers Association, and sports injury specialist. He is clinical lead Extended Scope Physiotherapist for the One Health Group Hand Hub and member of the British Association of Hand Therapists. He believes in a multi-modal approach in the treatment of his patients, which includes expert manual therapy, symptoms modification, and he is a keen advocate of lifestyle coaching in the management of musculoskeletal conditions.

Qualifications

Thomas became the UK’s first Mulligan Concept teacher for 20 years after passing his examination at the International Conference in Copenhagen in 2017, allowing him to educate other professionals in the Mulligan Concept of manual therapy. He teaches nationally and internationally in the Mulligan Concept plus on ‘The Complete Upper Limb Course’ with Andrew Cuff, and speaks regularly in national and international conferences. He has been practicing physiotherapy since 1998, attaining a MSc in Sports Injury from the University of Sheffield in 2006 and has been a director of Remedy Physiotherapy since 2009, plus director of Remedy Courses since 2015.

Experience

Thomas has been practicing for over 20 years as a physiotherapist. He worked for ten years in the elite sporting environment, with posts with the English Institute of Sport, GB Boxing, GB Wheelchair Rugby, Sheffield United Football Club, GB Paratennis and GB Paracycling. He travelled extensively through this work, providing competition physiotherapy at Paralympic Games, World Championships, European Championships and was lead clinician for the World Series Boxing team, 2014 (British Lionhearts).

Interests

Thomas sings with the Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus.

Rob

Rob Leckie

Rob is a musculoskeletal physiotherapist with a sports injury speciality and interest in running related injury and headaches.

Qualifications

Rob is originally from New Zealand. He is a qualified secondary school PE teacher, with a degree in Physical Education and a Diploma of Teaching. He completed a physiotherapy degree at Nottingham University in 1995 and an MSc in Sports Injury and Therapy in 2001 after significant work experience.

Experience

Rob has extensive experience treating athletes up to elite international level competing in multi- sport events. He worked with the GB athletics team at the 2003 World Student Games in South Korea, with Team England at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games, and within athletics at the 2012 London Olympics. He has worked in the NHS and private practice, including two years in musculoskeletal outpatients and orthopaedic inpatients, and time at the Northern General Sports Injury Clinic and The Sheffield Centre of Sports Medicine. Rob has also lectured at the University of Sheffield, teaching physiotherapists, sports scientists and doctors on the MSc Sports Medicine course. He has worked at an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner level in musckuloskeletal and spinal conditions.

Interests

Rob had a long career in competitive hockey, playing for New Zealand Universities and at a National League level in England. He enjoys staying fit by running and participates in half marathons and 10km runs.

Andrew Cuff

Qualifications

Andrew qualified from Oxford Brookes University with a First Class Honours degree in Physiotherapy and has completed his MSc in Physiotherapy from Sheffield Hallam University where he finished at the top of his cohort. He is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, the Health and Care Professions Council, the British Elbow & Shoulder Society, the Extended Scope Physiotherapist Network and an associate member of the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine. He is an author with the Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group.

Experience

Andrew has extensive experience within both the NHS and Private Practice as a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. In November 2015, Andrew became the youngest Extended Scope Practitioner (ESP) in the country and continues this role alongside his work at Remedy Physio. An ESP is a Physiotherapist working at a high level of expertise that have extended their practice and skills in a specialised clinical area, such as injection therapy or the requesting of diagnostic investigations, and are considered expert health professionals (ESPPN Constitution 2012). Whilst Andrew offers specialist assessment in all neuro-musculoskeletal complaints he is particularly skilled in the treatment of chronic pain problems, especially where pain has persisted and has not responded successfully to previous treatment. He has been trained in the use of Cognitive Functional Therapy from Professor Peter O’Sullivan and has vast experience in treating patients with Persistent Low Back Pain. Andrew is passionate about educating his patients and uses a variety of manual techniques and individualised exercise programmes to ensure effective rehabilitation. Andrew’s clinical specialism is in the management of upper limb conditions, especially complex shoulder presentations and regularly receives referrals via recommendation from local Orthopaedic surgeons. Andrew is a member of the prestigious British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS) and is the Clinical Lead for the Shoulder Service at Remedy Physio. As well as being an accomplished clinician, Andrew is an active researcher with ongoing studies investigating rehabilitation of Shoulder conditions in clinical practice. He has published research on both the shoulder and the assessment of movement dysfunctions, and has been previously invited to present his work at the Physiotherapy Research Society conference 2015, the Physiotherapy UK Congress 2015 and the Upper Limb Symposium 2013. Andrew is an author for the prestigious Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Research Group undertaking systematic reviews of published research to help guide clinical practice. Andrew was formally a Research Physiotherapist at the University of Warwick where he was part of the renowned Warwick Orthopaedics research group and whilst there taught and examined on the Postgraduate Medicine course training future doctors. With a passion to share knowledge, Andrew is regularly invited to deliver workshops and external lectures to fellow clinicians in order to improve clinical practice and update clinicians on contemporary research. Should you wish Andrew to attend your clinic or would like to host a workshop please do contact us.

Interests

Andrew is committed to practicing what he preaches and participates in most sports. He is a keen cricketer and claims that the advice he gave Joe Root on a night out in Sheffield has propelled the young Yorkshire batsman to England glory!

Jerry Shevills

Jerry is a sports and remedial massage therapist.

Experience

Jerry has wide ranging experience in treating and preventing injuries from a range of activities from archery to Zumba. He has treated international athletes from climbing, Team GB cycling, diving, football, hang gliding, tennis, and track and field athletics. He has provided massage for Premiership and lower league football clubs and went to Morocco in 1998 to work at the World’s Strongest Man competition. He has worked with actors, dancers and musicians performing at Sheffield Arena, City Hall, the Crucible and the Lyceum, including touring with Riverdance. He has attended people with medical conditions such as peripheral neuropathy, rheumatoid arthritis and spasmodic torticollis, as well as many stroke patients. Amongst his regulars are people who get neck, back and shoulder pain from working with computers, as well as other work related conditions. He was a founder and tutor at the Sheffield School of Massage and mentors students from Derby University Sports Therapy course in Buxton. He has been interviewed about and demonstrated massage on radio and TV. He is first team masseur at Hallam Football Club. Jerry is a member of the Sports Massage Association (gold level) and the Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage.

Interests

Jerry played rugby for many years. He enjoys walking in the Peak District with his wife Anne and their four daughters.