Lindsey - Sunderland Physiotherapy Clinic

Lindsey Graham MCSP HCPC AACP
Senior Physiotherapist & Director

Lindsey graduated from Brunel University, London in 2002 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. She returned to the North East after her studies and began work as a Junior Physiotherapist at Sunderland Royal Hospital.

In 2004 she started working at a private physiotherapy clinic in Newcastle, specialising in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.

In 2005 she became a member of the Acupuncture Association of Physiotherapists (AACP).

In 2010 Lindsey set up Sunderland Physiotherapy Clinic. Originally based in Sunderland Aquatic Centre (and called Totally Tranquil). The business has grown in recent years. In January 2013 the team and services grew and the clinic relocated to Mere Knolls Road.

Lindsey has over the years developed a keen interest and qualifications holistic and complementary therapies.

She has a special interest in Women’s Health Physiotherapy, in particular, pre/ post natal care and fertility support.

Lindsey and Sharon lead the Mummy MOT and Women’s Health Services at Sunderland Physiotherapy Clinic.

Lindsey is available for daytime appointments on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Please note she will be starting her Maternity leave at the end of  June 2018.

Sophie Maw
Sports Massage Therapist

Sophie graduated from University of Sunderland in 2014 with a degree in Sports and Exercise Development.

Wanting to improve her knowledge further and develop her interest in anatomy, physiology and injury prevention, she went on to study Level 3 Sports Massage qualifying in 2015, enhancing her skills to level 4 in 2018.

She then completed a Diploma in Pregnancy Massage in 2016. 

Sophie joined the team at Sunderland Physiotherapy Clinic in May 2016 and also works with Houghton Rugby Club providing pre & post match sports massages as well as pitch side first aid for the first team.

She is qualified in Sports Massage, Pregnancy Massage and Swedish Massage and is available for clinic appointments weekdays/ evenings and alternate Saturday mornings.

 

Nathan Skidmore MSc. GSR
Sports therapist/ rehabilitator

Nathan graduated with distinction in 2018 from Teesside University with an MSc in Sports Rehabilitation. 

He is a member of the British Association of Sports Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT) and specialises in musculoskeletal disorders with a specific emphasis on elite sporting performance.

He has a wealth of skills, additionally acquired during his BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science and during study of Advanced Trauma Management, Osteopathic Spinal Manipulation, Kinesiology Sports Taping and Sports Massage.

Nathan has previously worked with several professional and semi-professional clubs such as Sunderland AFC, Hartlepool United, Darlington FC and many Northern League Football Clubs. 

He currently works in Rugby Union and also supports the Volleyball England national teams. 

 

He has a keen interest in pediatric injury rehabilitation and in knee injuries. 

Nathan is available for appointments Mondays and Thursdays. 

Sharon - Sunderland Physiotherapy Clinic

Sharon Smith MCSP HCPC AACP
Senior Physiotherapist

Sharon qualified in 2002 from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy.

Following graduation she spent 2 years working for the NHS before specialising in Musculoskeletal conditions and moving into the Private sector.
She has since had experience working with GP’s, Occupational Health, Sports Injuries and private clients, gaining hands on knowledge for the treatment of many different conditions.

Sharon joined the SPC team in January 2015.

She has a special interest in soft tissue release and is qualified in both Myofascial Release (MFR) and Craniosacral Therapy (CST), a very gentle technique that can give powerful results. Sharon is also a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).

Her area of expertise is the treatment of spinal and pelvic disorders, as well as Women’s Health Physiotherapy.

Sharon and Lindsey lead the Mummy MOT and Women’s Health Services at Sunderland Physiotherapy Clinic.

Sharon is available for daytime appointments on Mondays,Tuesdays and Fridays.

 

 

 

 

Pete Simpson MCSP HCPC AACP
Senior Physiotherapist

Pete graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy from Northumbria University in 2006. 

He worked for several trusts in Northern Ireland before relocating with his wife to Sunderland in 2014.

For the last 4 and a half years he has worked as a Senior Physiotherapist for County Durham and Darlington NHS Trust as well as seeing clients at a private clinic. 

He has experience in treating all Musculoskeletal injuries but has a particular interest in the Cervical Spine (neck). 

Pete has recently completed his Injection Therapy training in conjunction with Keele University. 

 

He is available at Sunderland Physiotherapy Clinic on Monday evenings. 

 

 

 

lauren dobson BsC
sports therapist

Lauren graduated with a BSc Hons Sports Therapy from Edge Hill University in 2014.

She  has worked with a variety of professional sportsmen and women.

Lauren specialises in injury assessment, sports rehabilitation, soft tissue release and muscle energy techniques. She is a member of the Society of Sports Therapists and the Sports Massage Association. 

 

Since working in Sports Therapy, Lauren has worked with professional and amateur teams, including St Helens Rugby; Argentina Rugby;Team GB; Worcester Warriors RFC; Leicestershire County Cricket; Leicestershire Rugby and International Boxing Champions.

 

Lauren has a keen interest in lumbar and cervical assessments, ankle injury and rehabilitation and the sacro-illiac joint.

She is also trained in dry needling.

 

Lauren is available for appointments on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Debs Russell MCSP MPHIL HCPC AACP
Senior Physiotherapist

Debs graduated from Northumbria University in 2006 with an Advanced Diploma in Nursing. She went on to work as a Staff Nurse in Neo-Natal care.

With a desire to study further and follow her first love of Physiotherapy, she was able to gain a place at the University of Ulster in 2008, studying BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy.

In 2011 Debs finished her degree with First Class Honours and continued into employment, whilst working towards her Masters degree.

Debs has since worked within the NHS and in private Physiotherapy Clinics in the UK. She is a holistic physiotherapist, promoting over all well-being with her management and treatment techniques.

She is qualified in Acupuncture, Massage, Reflexology and is also a qualified Yoga teacher.

Debs provides the Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture service at Sunderland Physiotherapy Clinic.

 

Debs joined the team in Jan 2016 and is available for appointments on Tuesday & Thursday evenings and Wednesday, Friday and Saturday mornings.

 

 

 

 

Leighann Neilson
Sports Massage Therapist

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Michelle - Sunderland Physiotherapy Clinic

Michelle Scott
Business Administrator

Michelle graduated from Sunderland University in 2002 with a BA in Computer Studies.

She was previously involved in commercial management and stock control for a major retailer before joining Sunderland Physiotherapy Clinic in 2016.

Michelle is our full time business administrator working Monday to Friday. 

Lucy Fernandez
Part time receptionist

Lucy is currently in sixth form studying Biology, Psychology and English Language.

She has applied to Sunderland University to study Paramedic Science.

Lucy is our part time evening and weekend receptionist and joined the team at Sunderland Physiotherapy Clinic in August 2018. 

 

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