May 04, 2023
Meet the Team!
We are incredibly proud at BWT Physio to be able to recruit and therefore provide highly skilled and specialised services to our patients…
From English Institute of Sport, Olympic and Paralympic physio experience to Master’s level qualifications, Ex – professional football physios to specialist Neurological physios – not forgetting our amazing staff here at BWT that have developed new clinics such as The Dizzy Clinic, Diagnostic MSK Ultrasound for injury diagnosis and assessment along with the recently added Lifestyle Medicine service – all are on offer as part of an extended scope of practice. Women’s Health and The Mummy MOT continue to serve the community alongside The Pink Ribbon specialism for women who have undergone treatment for Breast Cancer.
Armed with an impressive clutch of qualifications and experience, welcome Julian Hudson. With Master’s degrees in both Sport and Exercise Physiology as well as Physiotherapy he has experience as a Health Advisor, working to guide and support individual’s health, fitness, and nutrition.
This works closely with John Phillip’s new qualification in Lifestyle Medicine where all aspects of health, from stress management to sleep, work alongside a recovery programme from illness or injury. Some conditions can impact recovery and with their expert advice patients can learn to address issues such as diabetes or weight management that may be hindering a full recovery.
Physio is not just about dealing with an injury or condition at the time but is also about prevention and motivation to gain long term health benefits.
Published author Emma Ladyman joins us from the prestigious National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London, (Helen Beverly being another on the neuro team in print!). She is highly specialised in Bobath and functional movement recovery and joins Helen in the Dizzy Clinic treating vestibular migraine and headache.
Joining the expanded Neuro and Community team is Michelle Thornton working closely alongside Emma Ladyman. Michelle has a background in Personal Training, Pre/Post-Natal Exercise Programming and Sports Massage Therapy and took her skills into the Superyacht industry before settling in Poole.
With A BSc (Hons) in Sports and Exercise Science and Master’s level degree in Physiotherapy her holistic approach to recovery and management of stroke and post-operative recovery are benefitting our patients. Our fabulous Dorset coast providing Michelle with the ultimate chance to practice her passion for paddle boarding, kitesurfing, and swimming!
The neuro and community service could not function without Mark Seal our Physio Assistant who joins us after 12 years’ experience in the NHS. Mark says, ‘I have been fortunate to, and loved seeing, people in my care progress and achieve their goals; gaining tremendous job satisfaction from becoming a person they can trust and rely on.’ Mark is a totally invaluable member of the team.
I am excited to be part of the team at BWT, working in both clinic and community settings. My aim is to provide the high standard of care BWT is known for, by rehabilitating people in their own homes, care homes and in community classes, alongside specialised sessions in the Parkstone clinic.
If you are looking for immediate solutions, prevention of injury, preparation for an event, encouragement to get started with exercise or long-term management of a condition the team here at BWT can help.
Many of you will have seen Steve Hard on TV in his previous role a physiotherapist for AFC Bournemouth. We are delighted to welcome Steve with his wealth of knowledge and experience, plus diagnostic ultrasound skills – particularly for lower limb injuries and conditions. Steve has also added to the Ultrasound Scanning Team of Paul Houghoughi, Tom Jeffery and Matt O’Neil.
Professional football experience also comes in the form of Dave Ruth. Dave has a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy and gained experience working with private physiotherapy practices alongside a part – time position in elite sport with the Cardiff City Football Club Academy, gaining valuable experience working with children and adolescents.
Promoted to the full team physio role Dave now brings his knowledge of sporting injuries, honed through working in elite sport for over four and half years to BWT Physio.
Last and certainly not least meet Jennifer Cullom, BSc (Hon) Physiotherapy and Master’s Level Manual Therapy and MACP. As those of you who have already had the pleasure of being treated by Jennifer will know, Jen has an extraordinary pedigree in treating elite sportspeople – as an English Institute of Sport physio and team GB physio – working with GB and England Hockey, supporting the teams to medal at both the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and the Commonwealth Games 2022.She has experience working across a number of Olympic Sports including the men’s rowing team and has worked with the British Olympic Association as part of Team GB’s medical team at the European Youth Olympics this summer.
Jen will continue to work in Olympic Sport alongside her role with BWT. Recently Jen attended as physio for the Women’s U16 England UEFA International Development tournament. Not only has this but Jen rowed across the Atlantic! As the founder member and organiser of a 4-woman team that won the Murdoch Trophy for the first all- woman crew across the line in The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2022 we couldn’t be more honoured to have her on our team!
So here you have a quick whizz around what’s been happening at BWT Physio!
All of these amazing people join our already incredible team of Sam Eeles, Paul Houghoughi, Susie Toms, Tom Jeffery, John Phillips, Helen Beverley, Matt O’Neill, Nicky Forster, Debra Clarke, Samantha Meehan-Vandike and allied professionals in Acupuncture, Pilates and Podiatry.