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Helen qualified from Leeds Metropolitan University with a BSc (hons) degree in Physiotherapy in 1996. She started her physiotherapy career working in the NHS at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle, gaining experience in all aspects of physiotherapy. Helen then specialised in musculo-skeletal physiotherapy in 1999. The musculo-skeletal department at the Freeman Hospital has well respected orthopaedic surgeons who continue to refer their private patients to her at Physio+. Helen moved into the private sector full time in 2003, and founded Physio+ in 2007. She has continued to develop her specialist physiotherapy skills through post graduate training. Her particular areas of interest relate to rehabilitation of shoulder and knee injuries. Helen is also heavily involved in treatment and management of sports injuries.
Frances graduated with a BSc(Hons) in Physiotherapy from Manchester University in 1997. She started her career at the Freeman Hospital as a junior physiotherapist rotating around the various departments, gaining valuable experience. Frances spent a couple of years travelling in Australia where she was also a part of the 2000 Sydney Olympic volunteer physiotherapy team. On her return to the UK she specialised in musculo-skeletal physiotherapy at University Hospital of North Durham and has also worked in South Tyneside District Hospital. Frances’ further study has included a diploma in injection therapy and she has completed her MSc in advanced clinical practice in the musculo-skeletal field. Frances’ particular forte is treatment of spinal problems.
Julie qualified with a BSc (Hons) degree in physiotherapy in 2004, graduating from University of Huddersfield. She started her career in physiotherapy at the Newcastle hospitals where she gained experience in many different specialities.
Claire is a Level 4 massage therapist with varied experience in helping athletes to recover from injuries or build resilience for achieving new goals – from footballers to bodybuilders, runners to rowers, Claire has worked with a range of clients. Whether elite athletes, dedicated amateurs, desk jockeys or heating engineers, she knows they all have the same goal of being and feeling better. So as well as looking to ease the pain she attempts to address the root cause and possible underlying issues, taking a holistic approach to treatments.
Jack qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from Northumbria University in 2016 with a BSc(Hons) in physiotherapy. He started his career at Sunderland hospitals and rotated around all aspects of physiotherapy before specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy in 2018. and currently works in Sunderland Hospital, gaining a wide variety of physiotherapy experience. He has worked with Sunderland football academy and in a gym environment treating strength and competitive combat athletes.
Kelly qualified with a BSc(Hons) degree in physiotherapy in 1995, graduating from the university of Northumbria. She started her career at North Tyneside Hospital before moving to Freeman Hospital as a Senior Physiotherapist where she rotated around all departments gaining varied physio knowledge. She then specialised in Trauma and Orthopaedics for 13 years, treating patients following joint replacement surgery, fractures, major trauma, osteoarthritic and rheumatological conditions. Her keen interest in musculoskeletal conditions led her to move into private practice in 2014 where she has continued to develop her skills.
“Just a short note to thank you for the work you performed on my shoulder. After only two consultations, the pain that was causing me sleepless nights had virtually disappeared, and mobility was much improved. I can now concentrate on my day to day activities without the distraction caused by the discomfort I was suffering. Needless to say I was very pleased with my course of treatment.”
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