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Tudor Physiotherapy Limited - About Us

We are a team of physiotherapists specialising in the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculo-skeletal and sports injuries. All staff are highly trained Chartered Physiotherapists, employing the latest techniques and treatment modalities to most effectively manage patient conditions.

Andrew Holbrook BSc (Hons) MCSP

Director and Head Physiotherapist

Tudor Physiotherapy I am a Chartered Physiotherapist, graduated from Birmingham University in 1995, achieving a first class honours degree.

Prior to my physiotherapy training I gained a Sports Science degree at Nottingham Trent University. My first four years post qualification were spent at Warwick and Coventry and Warwickshire hospitals, where I experienced all aspects of physiotherapy, including out-patients, neurology and intensive care.

To fuel my interest in Sports medicine experience was gained working with various Sports clubs and sports injury clinics. In 1999 I left Coventry and Warwickshire hospital to take up a full time post at Coventry City Football Club. Here I gained invaluable Sports injury experience, treating first team and academy players. Treatments ranged from acute injury management through to advanced functional rehabilitation.

Whilst at Coventry City Football Club I began working in, and later became co-owner of Godswell Physiotherapy Clinic in Bloxham, Oxfordshire. In 2003 I took the decision to leave Coventry City and devote myself to private practice full-time.

In addition to working at Bloxham I was invited to initiate a clinic at the University of Warwick. This has since developed into a thriving practice offering treatment to staff, students and non university patients. This clinic specialises in the treatment of Sports Injury and has forged many links with local clubs and organisations, offering rapid access, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation. Conventional treatment is supplemented by computerised Gait analysis where appropriate. This is an invaluable tool in assessing biomechanics and preventing injury recurrence.

In June 2006 the Stratford Private Clinic opened and I was asked by partners to offer a physiotherapy Service, primarily as a specialist in the treatment of Sports injury and in biomechanical evaluation.

The Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon clinics have evolved into the formation of Tudor Physiotherapy (Warwickshire) and in August 2009 we relocated the Stratford Clinic into its current, Tudor Medical Group site. This has allowed us to work much more closely with in-house orthopaedic consultants, podiatrists and sports massage therapists.

In addition to my work with local sportspeople of all ages and ability I continue to be involved with elite sport. In 2014 I was a physiotherapist working within the athletes village at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and for the 2016/2017 season I will be the lead physiotherapist with the WASPS netball franchise. Link: http://www.waspsnetball.co.uk/news

Outside of physiotherapy my life is completed by my family and sports interests. I am married with 2 children and enjoy a variety of sports including running. To date I have completed 20 marathons. These include London, Paris, Berlin and, in 2011, Amsterdam - where I finally broke the 3 hour barrier ! ( 2.59.38 ). Before I ran, I high jumped - competing for Bristol Athletic Club, Midland Counties and Great Britain Students.

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Greg Howells BSc (Hons) MCSP

Physiotherapist

Tudor Physiotherapy I qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1998 from Birmingham University with a BSc Honours degree in physiotherapy.

My first job was at Warwick hospital where I gained valuable experience in all aspects of the profession including working on the orthopaedic and post surgical wards.

I have always had a particular interest in outpatient musculo-skeletal and sports injuries and have worked as a senior physiotherapist in this area, at both Warwick and Stratford Hospitals, up until 2005. During this time I was involved in setting up a back rehabilitation class, working closely with orthopaedic consultants in their clinics and during this time, I also ran a knee rehabilitation class. Whilst working in the NHS I also worked evenings in a private sports injuries and physiotherapy clinic in Bloxham.

On leaving the NHS I worked from 2005 to 2008 in a busy private clinic in Coventry, specialising in sports injuries and work related conditions. At this practice our clients ranged from people with occupational health problems, whiplash and spinal injuries to elite sports people. I was involved in working with elite youth golfers, cricketers and attended regular postgraduate courses to further my knowledge and expertise.

Through playing many different sports to a reasonable standard I have a good awareness of the varying demands that are put on the body. The main sports I participated in were rugby, cricket attaining district and county standard in both. I now play tennis, squash and am trying to improve my golf.

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Sally Boon BSc (Hons) MCSP

Physiotherapist

Tudor Physiotherapy I am a Chartered Physiotherapist and I graduated in 1998 from The University of East Anglia with a 2:1 BSc (Honours) degree in physiotherapy.

I spent the next 2 years working at Warwick Hospital where I became more skilled in the core areas of physiotherapy. I then travelled to Australia and New Zealand over the following year which was a valuable life and confidence building experience.

On my return I gained knowledge over the next few years working as a locum in the midlands area - in Coventry, Leicester and Dudley - covering in particular out-patients clinics and working in a lower limb sports injuries department. Since 2005 I have worked within Primary Care in Coventry. My NHS work has involved working in a Back Assessment Clinic and supporting orthopaedic consultants. Through my current NHS post I work within a musculoskeletal triage service and am involved in decision making regarding investigations such as MRI scans and referring for ultrasound guided injections. I have been working with the Tudor Physiotherapy team at the University of Warwick clinic since 2007.

To complement my physiotherapy skills I am also qualified in acupuncture. I have been practicing this since 2004 and am a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. I also hold Sports First Aid qualification and provide pitch side cover for rugby matches at Warwick School.

Partly due to my athletics background, my interests are firmly rooted in musculo-skeletal physiotherapy and sports injuries. I am originally from Kenilworth and my interest in physiotherapy stems from my involvement in athletics. I am a member of Coventry Godiva Harriers and competed extensively throughout my life in middle distance events, in particular 800m. More recently I had a baby and although a lot of my time is dedicated to raising him I still put aside some time for sport and have turned to triathlon. I successfully completed my first triathlon in September 2013 by winning the women’s overall event at the Daventry Sprint Triathlon. In 2014 I competed in the sprint event at the World Triathlon Championships in Edmonton, Canada placing 13th in my age category.

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Hayley Standell BSc (Hons) MCSP

Physiotherapist

Tudor Physiotherapy I graduated from Coventry University in 2003 with a 2:1 degree with honours becoming a Chartered Physiotherapist.

Following graduation I moved to Leicester to work in Leicester Royal Infirmary for two years. During this time I worked in various areas including musculoskeletal, orthopaedics, general surgery (including intensive care), paediatrics (including musculoskeletal, neonatal and children’s intensive care), women’s health (pelvic pain and pregnancy associated pain), the hand unit and working with burns and post trauma plastic surgery patients.

Following this varied start to my career I decided that I wished to specialise in the out-patients and musculoskeletal field. I then began working in Coventry Primary Care Trust as a senior musculoskeletal physiotherapist in 2005. Through this position I worked alongside specialists and consultants in a lower back pain service; including, referring for investigations, (eg. MRI, blood tests) procedures such as x-ray guided injections and listing for surgery as appropriate, alongside detailed assessment and physiotherapy treatment. I also worked with upper and lower limb specialists, which has afforded me a wealth of experience.

Since January 2009 I have been working with the knee team at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Trust. My new role involves working alongside leading consultants in knee specialist surgery, Tim Spalding and Pete Thompson. I am responsible for research into various existing and new techniques in knee surgery and rehabilitation. I also work extensively in orthopaedic clinics within the knee team and hope to further my role by commencing an injection course within the next year.

Through post-graduate training, I have a sports first aid qualification and I am qualified to treat using acupuncture. I began to provide physiotherapy cover for various sports teams and events in 2005. Having expressed an interest in private work while providing physiotherapy at the Children’s International Games in 2005; I was fortunate to be approached by Andrew Holbrook to work in Godswell Physiotherapy Clinic which he co-owns in Bloxham, Oxfordshire. In October 2006 Andrew offered me the opportunity to work for Tudor Physiotherapy (Warwickshire).

Since February 2007 I have worked part time for Andrew in Godswell Physiotherapy and Tudor Physiotherapy while maintaining my part time position in the NHS. Through my work with Tudor Physiotherapy I work for Warwick School covering rugby matches, in addition to treating their students off the pitch. This lead to me being invited to provide medical and physiotherapy support for their tour of Australia and New Zealand in 2008 - a fantastic experience. Aside from Physiotherapy I regularly ride, swim and run; sadly none of which competitively anymore. I am currently attending Keele University, working towards a Masters Degree in Physiotherapy.

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Kate Aitchison GRAD Dip phys MCSP

Physiotherapist

Tudor Physiotherapy I am a Chartered Physiotherapist and qualified in 1990 from Bath School of Physiotherapy.

I worked at The Radcliffe Infirmary & Nuffield Orthopaedic NHS Hospitals in Oxford developing skills and experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy until 2000. During this time I enhanced my clinical sporting experience working in Rugby Union (club, county & public school), at Oxford University Women’s Rowing Squad, Oxford Athletics Club and the London Marathon. I completed a post graduate diploma in Sports Physiotherapy in 1998. I entered physiotherapy private practice in 2000 before heading ‘Down Under’ to Melbourne, Australia for 6 years. There I was team physiotherapist to the Youth Soccer Team at The Victorian Institute of Sport and later worked at a sports physiotherapy clinic by the beach in Melbourne! Since returning to the UK, I have continued to work in private practice treating patients with musculoskeletal dysfunction and sports injuries.

Away from physiotherapy I am happily married with two sons. We lead a full and active life making the most of the great outdoors and enjoying a variety of sports.

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