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 Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute (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 and 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. Her dissertation exploring the safe assessment of headaches by physiotherapists earned her the Student Research Award for excellence, and the treatment of headaches remains of special interest to her. 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 currently enjoys running, playing tennis, and skiing, but has loving playing football and scuba diving in the past.
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 Physiotherapy from the University of East Anglia in 1998 and has since worked 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 gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Manual Therapy in 2005. granting her membership of the MACP.
In the past five years she has completed postgraduate training with the APPI to become a Pilates Instructor, and acupuncture, which further complements 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).