MEET THE TEAM
Sam graduated from the University College Salford with a Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy in 1991. After qualifying, she worked in Coventry and Rugby hospitals, initially specialising in the treatment of neurological conditions. Since this time, she has worked in a number of private practices whilst remaining in the NHS to specialise in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. She has a special interest in the treatment of chronic pain and holds an Advanced Practitioner post within the South Warwickshire Foundation Trust pain clinic.
Keen to further broaden her scope of practice and keep up to date with evidence based care, Sam completed an MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice in 2018 with distinction, at Coventry University. Through this, she acquired skills in advanced health assessment and became an independent prescriber. Additionally, Sam has training in CBT and Acceptance and Commitment
Therapy, so as to provide psychologically informed physiotherapy. She has been practising Pilates for many years and is an APPI trained Pilates instructor.
Sam combines this knowledge, along with manual therapy skills and in-depth knowledge of exercise therapy to provide holistic care for all her patients. This allows her to place the patient at the centre of every treatment, maximising
their potential to recover from their injuries and manage their condition in the long term.
In her leisure time Sam is a keen athlete, regularly competing in the Veterans team for Rugby and Northampton Athletics Club. She cycles with Daventry cycling club and participates in the Rugby Park run, both running and marshalling.
Sam is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP No.050824 ), the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC No. PH45104) and the Advanced Practice Physiotherapy Network (APPN).
Laura graduated from King's College London with an Honours degree in Physiotherapy in 1999. After qualifying, she worked in teaching hospitals in London where she specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. She has since worked in private, industrial and NHS settings, including a spell as an Academy Physiotherapist for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. During this time she gained a wealth of experience in orthopaedic, rheumatological, sports injury, and occupational health disorders.
Laura is trained in the use of acupuncture and myofascial release, techniques which complement her manual therapy skills and enable her to provide care which is highly patient-centred. In addition to providing expert "hands on" care, Laura takes time to ensure that she equips her patients to manage their condition in both the long and short term, via the use of bespoke exercises and advice.
Passionate about delivering high standards of care, and keen to continue developing the most up to date and evidenced informed practice, Laura completed an MSc in Manual Therapy with Distinction in 2019. She has also been granted admittance to the prestigious Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP), and is an APPI trained Pilates instructor.
When she is not working, Laura loves to spend time with her children and when she isn't doing this, she loves being active. She enjoys running, playing tennis, and skiing, but also used to play football and scuba dive around the UK and abroad.
Laura is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP No. 62405), the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC No PH56874), the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP No. 14592) and the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP No. 4044).
Nicki qualified in 1998 with an Upper Second Class honours degree in Physiotherapy from the University of East Anglia. During the past 21 years she has worked both in the NHS and private sector. Nicki has extensive experience in treating all kinds of musculoskeletal conditions including sports injuries, pre and postoperative orthopaedic conditions and rheumatological disorders. She has several years experience working in a busy acute teaching hospital, in smaller primary care settings alongside GPs; and also in private practice.
As well as completing a Masters module in Injection Therapy, she completed further Masters level education at Coventry University in 2005 to gain a Postgraduate Diploma in Manual Therapy. This also granted her membership of the MACP (the prestigious Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists).
In the past three years she has completed postgraduate training with the APPI (Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute) to become a Pilates Instructor. She is able to see clients on a one on one basis, and also teaches regular classes.
Nicki has recently completed further postgraduate training – learning the theory and practice of acupuncture, which will further complement her broad skill set.
She is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP number 60031), the MACP, and the Health Professions Council (HCPC number PH53982).