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The Team

Thomas

Thomas Mitchell

Thomas is a musculoskeletal physiotherapist with a sports injury speciality and an interest in acupuncture.

Qualifications

Thomas qualified as a physiotherapist and acupuncturist in 1998 from the University of Nottingham. After significant experience in the NHS and at Sheffield United Football club, he completed an MSc in Sports Injury from the University of Sheffield in 2006. Thomas is one of only 17 Certified Mulligan manual therapists in the UK.

Experience

Thomas is currently a contractor physiotherapist with the British Amateur Boxing Association, and until 2014, a physiotherapist with the English Institute of sport. He travelled extensively with this, providing competition and home training camp physiotherapy for the Podium, Podium potential and World Series Boxing team (the British Lionhearts). Prior to this he has previously provided physiotherapy for Professional Football (3 years at Sheffield United full-time) British Cycling (Paracycling team) and the Lawn Tennis Association. As Head Physiotherapist for GB Wheelchair Rugby for seven-years, Thomas worked at the Paralympic Games and at World and European Championship competitions.

Interests

Thomas sings with the Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus.

Rob

Rob Leckie

Rob is a musculoskeletal physiotherapist with a sports injury speciality and an interest in acupuncture.

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

Interests

Rob has a long career in competitive hockey, playing for New Zealand Universities and at a National League level in England.

Carmel

Carmel Wood

Carmel is a musculoskeletal physiotherapist with training in acupuncture.

Qualifications

Carmel qualified as a physiotherapist in 2006 from Coventry University, having done extensive placements in hospitals and therapy centres across the country.

Experience

Carmel has worked in private practice in Sheffield for nearly 10 years, working with and mentored by highly respected experts in the profession. She has acted as team Physio for a rugby league club and works with numerous dance groups of varying styles to maintain their show standard capability. More recently she has attended courses in acupuncture to extend the range of treatments she can offer. Carmel can advise on whiplash, orthopaedic and musculoskeletal problems as well as sports related injuries.

Interests

Carmel plays the flute and piano and enjoys singing Sacred Harp music.

Paul

Paul Fletcher

Paul is a highly experienced physiotherapist qualifying from the Joint services School of Physiotherapy and has been treating in a variety of settings for over thirty years.

Qualifications

M.C.S.P. Grad Dip. RG&RT

Experience

Paul qualified in 1985 at Queen Elizabeth Military Hospital, in London, and went on to be part of the team involved in the rehabilitation of injured Royal Marine recruits at the Commando Training Centre, at Lympstone, in Devon. After spending a further five years at the Royal Naval Hospital in Gosport, Hampshire, he moved into private practice for the next fifteen years. He has been working in the private sector, in the Sheffield and the North east Derbyshire area, since 2005.

Interests

Paul’s fields of interest are musculo-skeletal or orthopaedic conditions, especially whiplash injuries and low back pain.

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.

Terry Ullathorne

Terence Patrick Ullathorne is a senior physiotherapist and member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and PhysioFirst. He is Health Professions Council registered.

Qualifications

Terry qualified in 1984 and has 33 years experience of treating neuro-musculoskeletal problems. He has attended many post graduate courses and was himself a Clinical Supervisor for the Sheffield University Combined manipulation Course. He obtained his McKenzie Institute Credentialing examination.

Experience

He has worked in the NHS for many years and in private practice in the U.K. and in New Zealand gaining wide experience in all aspects of physiotherapeutic techniques, including manual therapies, exercise prescription,. acupuncture and electrotherapy.He is excited at the moment with the therapeutic use of non invasive neural stimulation.

Interests

Terry is never happier than when his patients are getting better.