the Lsmc TEAM

Our team are by far the most important element of the clinic in providing you with effective, efficient treatment.

Our Practitioners
STEVE AVIL

Apart from lecturing in Sports Medicine and Applied Biomechanics, at the University of Northampton, he has keynote lectured in Australia and Ukraine; at National Podiatry Conferences and at many CPD events and courses over 28 years.

Steve has experience in management of sporting injuries for the past 30 years. He specialises in Biomechanics, gait analysis and orthotic management of the foot and lower limb working in private practices in Northampton and Leicester; The Department of Sports Medicine Leicester and the English Institute of Sport at Loughborough, Milton Keynes Dons FC, Leicester City Football Club and the National Badminton Centre at Milton Keynes.

He also runs a weekly Sports Clinic at the Northampton School of Podiatry receiving referrals from all over the Country.

Consultant to the The Lawn Tennis Association , Northampton Saints Rugby Football Club and Northampton County Cricket Club, Rushden and Diamonds FC , Kettering FC Fulham FC, Northampton Town FC , Leicester City Football Club ,The England Test and County Cricket Board (ECB) Has sat as a representative on the Sports Medicine Advisory Group to the ECB and provided pre and post tour management of the Under 19 Academy, One day and Test teams (1996-2006).

Occasionally he has time for lunch Steve's Credentials

BSc. (Hons), D.Pod.M, Cert. Ed, Post Grad. Dip. In Sports Medicine, FC.pod.Med, M.Ch.S, HCPC Reg. Senior Lecture., Email : info@sportsmedicine.co.uk

Samuel Briggs Price

Samuel qualified with an honours degree in Physiotherapy from Leicester University and is a member of the chartered society of physiotherapists.

He has worked in the NHS as a senior musculoskeletal physiotherapist and has experience working with Leicester City Football Club and Leicester Tigers.

He is currently working within the NHS as a research physiotherapist investigating knee osteoarthritis as well as specialising in knee pain with an interest in athlete management and return to sport rehabilitation. Samuel's Credentials

BSc. (Hons) MCSP, Email : info@sportsmedicine.co.uk

Ross Brittleton

Ross Brittleton has over 30 years experience and is qualified in Manipulative Therapy, Advanced Swedish Massage Techniques and Thai Bodywork.

He trained at the Northern Institute of Massage and is a member of The National Association of Massage and Manipulative Therapists (NAMMT).  It is one of the largest organisations of Remedial (Swedish) Massage Therapists and Manipulative Therapist in private practice in the UK.  Rossis also a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) which is fully recognised by the Department of Health.

Ross employs soft tissue work, mobilisations and rehabilitation exercises to return clients back to health as quickly as possible.  He has been working at the Clinic since 1999. Ross' Credentials

Manipulative/Physical and Soft Tissue Therapist, Teacher, Life & Corporate Coach, Councillor, Author of "The Art of Living", BA (Hons), NAMMT, Email : info@sportsmedicine.co.uk

Zoe Buckingham

Zoe has an MSc in Physiotherapy (Southampton Uni), an MRes in Human Biology and is in the final stages of completing her PhD at Loughborough University.

Zoe has worked within the NHS, in private practice and has worked providing pitch side cover at varying levels of Rugby.

Zoe also works at Nottingham University as an Assistant Professor on the Sports and Exercise Medicine Masters course. She has a specialist interest in ankle sprains though is well versed in managing a multitude of musculoskeletal injuries. She has lectured at Loughborough University at both undergrad and post graduate level. She is also actively involved with research. Zoe's Credentials

BSc. (Hons) MCSP, MRes in Human Biology, Email : info@sportsmedicine.co.uk

Helen Fort 

Helen qualified in 1990 from the University of Liverpool ( MCSP, SRP, Grad Dip Phys) and has since been working within the NHS, in the University Hospitals of Leicester. She has worked in Private Practise for the last 26 years, treating all musculoskeletal presenting problems.

She joined the ‘Leicester Sports Medicine Clinic’ in August 2004, having a specialist interest in the treatment and management of patients with shoulder and elbow problems.

In the NHS she currently practices as an Extended Scope Physiotherapist ( ESP) working within the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy team. She works within the Emergency Department minor injuries unit and Elective Orthopaedic outpatient clinics.

Helens clinical background is an extensive experience working within Fracture clinic and Orthopaedics, Emergency Acute Minor Injuries, Sports medicine and Musculoskeletal Paediatrics at the University Hospitals of Leicester.

Helen has a special interest in the assessment and management of patients presenting with shoulder and elbow dysfunction, particularly injuries related to rotator cuff injuries, shoulder instability and shoulder dislocation. Her current practise in the elective Orthopaedic shoulder clinics involves examination and diagnostic skills, resulting in the decision making of patients ongoing care management. This may be conservative or surgical intervention.

Helen has experience working alongside the Leicester Tigers Rugby Club Physiotherapy team.

Helen has a keen interest in research and audit, being currently both leading and being involved in numerous NHS research studies. Helen has presented the findings of such studies nationally, and they are now being used to support service development and research in this area.

Helens's Credentials

Advanced Practice Physiotherapist, Assessment and management of all musculoskeletal problems, and with a specialist interest in the treatment and management of patients with shoulder and elbow problems. , Email : info@sportsmedicine.co.uk

Ieuan Gould

Ieuan is a Level 5 Soft Tissue Therapist, using a range of hands on techniques, including Sports and Remedial Massage to help promote the body’s natural healing potential when recovering from injury. Soft Tissue Therapy can also be as important in preventing future problems, allowing one to stay injury free, and help to lead a healthy, active life. 

Ieuan has worked along side a local Leicestershire rugby team gaining experience in treating a range of sports injuries. This practice can be applied to treat many musculoskeletal problems. He regularly treats chronic pains also; identifying the underlying cause of injury, offering treatment and rehabilitation advice to provide relief from injury.

Ieuan is continuing his clinical practice; starting a Physiotherapy BSc at Leicester University from 2020.

Ieuan has been working at LSMC since 2017 as an administrator. He began studying as a Soft Tissue Therapist in early 2018, finishing his Diploma in the later half of 2019.

Ieuan's Credentials

MISRM - Level 5 Professional Diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy, Email : info@sportsmedicine.co.uk / enquiries@stt.sportsmedicine.co.uk

Helen Green

Helen joined the team in 2008. She qualified in 2000 gaining a BSc in Physiotherapy from Coventry University. She has also gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2002.

She has since worked in the NHS and has become a Clinical Specialist in the field of trauma orthopaedics. Alongside her NHS job, Helen has worked in Sports Physiotherapy since 2002, specialising in rugby. She has worked at club representative and regional levels as a team physiotherapist.

Helen was a member of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Physiotherapy Staff and will be reprising her role at Glasgow 2014. Thus she has great experience in treating both elites and ordinary folk with problems or with more challenging specialised input.

Helen's Credentials

Physiotherapy and Clinical Specialist in the field of trauma orthopaedics, Email : info@sportsmedicine.co.uk

Emma Healey

Emma has been practicing yoga for over 10 years. Traveling and studying different styles of yoga with many teachers, she fell in love with yin whilst in the Indian Himalayas.

She completed her 100hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training in Mexico in 2017. Her training included Eastern Philosophy, energetic and physical anatomy and yoga theory.

She is passionate about Yin and its many benefits and hopes to make the practice accessible to as many people as possible.

Emma's Credentials

Yin Yoga Teacher, Email : info@sportsmedicine.co.uk

Paul Lewis

Paul joined the team in 2012. He qualified from Keele University in 2005 with a BSc in physiotherapy. Initially, he worked at Shrewsbury Town Football Club providing pitch side assistance and rehabilitation for the youth section of the club.

Since then Paul has been employed in the NHS for 9 years, where he has mainly been based in Leicester gaining much postgraduate experience Paul treats all musculoskeletal conditions of the spine and peripheral joints. He also practices
acupuncture.

Paul’s specialist interest is in sporting injuries/ rehabilitation and chronic lower back pain. He has some excellent approaches to the patient regaining control over their condition as do all of our practitioners

Paul's Credentials

Physiotherapy and Clinical Specialist in the field of trauma orthopaedics, Email : info@sportsmedicine.co.uk

Dr Miriam Wohl

Miriam qualified as a doctor of medicine from Glasgow University in 1972 and worked in hospital medicine, family planning and general practice.

in 1986, she moved to London to complete a 3~year, full — time Alexander Teacher Training Course.

She is a member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT) and the society’s medical advisor.

She has now been teaching the Alexander Technique in Leicestershire since 1990 and also works part-time as a GP Expert Witness and lecturer. Miriam's Credentials

M.B., Ch.B, J.C.C Cert, MSTAT Registered Alexander Technique Teacher, Email : info@sportsmedicine.co.uk

Richard Wood

Richard qualified in 1992, achieving a BSc in Physiotherapy at Queens College, Glasgow. He also obtained a Diploma in Injection Therapy (merit) at Nottingham University in 2001 and a Pg Certificate in Clinical Sciences (merit) at Leicester University in 2008.

He has worked part time within UHL NHS Trust as an Extended Scope Practitioner in Orthopaedics (with a special interest in knees and lower limb conditions), Sports and Soft Tissue Injuries, Musculoskeletal Paediatrics, First Contact Practitioner Accident and Emergency. He has strong links within the Leicester University to provide Under/Post Graduate Lectures.
He is another one of our practitioners involved with research (eg Achilles tendinopathy, plantar fasciopathy treatment protocols, Groin pain, Outcome of surgery for patella stabilisation.

Richard was amongst the first physiotherapists involved with the DeMontfort Surgery (NHS) Sports Injury Clinic ( incorporating NHS treatment at Leicester University and Demontfort University as well as the patients) run by Dr Mike Gould , which became the precursor to the Leicester Sports Medicine Clinic.  Subsequently, from June 2006 he worked part time within the Limes Medical Centre as an Extended Scope Practitioner providing specialist Lower Limb Triage to Primary Care General Practitioners. Now he has shifted his emphasis to full time work in this role.

Richard joined the Leicester Sport Medicine Clinic in early 1998 being one of the first practitioners to join the initial integrated team. He has a special interest in anterior knee pain, Patella Instability, Knee injuries, Lower limb tendinopathies and rehabilitation, Chronic Groin pain. but having spent so much time at a senior level at the front line is well versed in the full range of musculoskeletal problems as do all of our experienced physiotherapists and osteopaths Richard's Credentials

BSc, Dip Inj Therapy, PgCert Clinical Sciences, MCSP, Email : info@sportsmedicine.co.uk

Andy Young

Bachelor of Osteopathic Medicine, Diploma of Naturopathy from BCOM in London registered with the General Osteopathic Council also a member of the Institute of Osteopathy and the Osteopathic Sports Care Association.

Andy is an experienced structural osteopath following a holistic and integrated approach. He treats all from the adolescent to the elderly and covers most areas of the body. His main interest is the relationship between the spine and lower limb.

His initial consultation can be up to one hour with follow up sessions of approximately half an hour. Typically treatment is included in the initial consultation but is dependent on a full medical history, examination and diagnosis. Hands-on treatment may include joint manipulation, joint mobilisation and/or soft tissue techniques. Treatment may be supplemented with ultrasound therapy, electrotherapy and kinesiology-taping as appropriate. Exercises are usually prescribed. Andy's Credentials

Bachelor of Osteopathic Medicine, Diploma of Naturopathy from BCOM, Email : info@sportsmedicine.co.uk

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