I graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in 2006 and have been working within private practice and the corporate sector for most of my career and enjoy the freedom to go the extra mile for my clients. In 2008 I relocated from Hertfordshire to Cornwall and have continued my work in private practice.
In 2017, after working with Fiona Ray for a few years, I was given the opportunity to take on her successful clinic to allow her to retire and to ensure the clinic to continued. I never set out to run a business and nobody told me I would have to navigate our way through a pandemic! In 2021 Carol Evans approached me with a similar offer to amalgamate our clinics in Liskeard to offer more flexibility for our patients ….and so Caradon Physio Clinic was developed to encompass both sites, in Saltash and Liskeard.
I gained my Pilates qualifications with the APPI in 2007 and have previously taught Pilates – up to 12 classes per week! I have found the Pilates hugely beneficial on a personal level with my other passion, which is horse riding.
In addition to my physiotherapy tools, I am also qualified in the use of acupuncture for pain relief and musculoskeletal disorders, and I am a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. I have had success treating a variety of ailments with acupuncture from Sciatica to headaches, Arthritic knees to arthritic thumbs.
I have a special interest in the treatment, management and prevention of sports injuries and for five years I spent my Tuesday and Thursday evenings, as well as Saturdays working with rugby players; Initially a local amateur team and then in a semi-professional environment at Launceston (it’s not as glamorous as you think!). As well as rugby, I have worked at the London marathon, the Hertfordshire youth games and the Bedford half marathon.
Since completing my physio degree in Australia in 1992, I have enjoyed working with my skills in Australia, the USA, Nepal and the UK.
My favourite clinical areas have been orthopaedics and musculoskeletal injuries/pain, particularly when these issues are preventing someone from achieving a healthier lifestyle of weight. I am currently part of the Plymouth Weight Management Team, working in partnership with overweight and obese clients, enabling them to overcome their barriers to being more active. Integral to this journey is the development of a greater ability to be self-compassionate.
My most challenging and rewarding role is as mother of two energetic youngsters, who are mad keen on surfing, dancing, mountain biking and making music!
I am a great outdoor enthusiast. One of my most memorable experiences has been trekking to Everest Base Camp. I have dabbled with road marathons, love swimming, canoeing and cycling. My husband frequently takes part in mountain marathons and adventure races. As backup crew to these events, I often find myself as Physio for any sporting injuries. I recently did the OMM (Original Mountain Marathon) with my husband – a 2 day event – and was thrilled with a placing of 77/176 teams.
I believe that the correct combination of hands-on treatment, exercise prescription and pain relieving modalities such as acupuncture and electrotherapy can really make a difference to either acute or longstanding musculoskeletal issues.
Jacob graduated from the University of Southampton and began his career at Derriford Hospital, gaining valuable experience of working in a major trauma centre and treating patients with respiratory, cardiothoracic, orthopaedic, and musculoskeletal pathologies. He went to specialise in musculoskeletal conditions, working in outpatients and rotating in different sectors of trauma, fracture clinic, plastics and burns, neurosurgical pathways and hydrotherapy.
Jacob then moved to the Nuffield Hospital in Plymouth, working alongside orthopaedic and plastic consultants, with patients pre and post-operatively. He was also fortunate enough to see professional sportsmen and women and guided their rehabilitation. Here he gained additional qualifications in running analysis and bike fitting.
Now Jacob works as a musculoskeletal clinical specialist in the NHS, and manages clinical complexity in GP surgeries, as well as working for Caradon Physio. He is currently undertaking his masters in advance professional practice.
Outside of work Jacob has a young family and in the spare time he doesn’t have he likes to compete in triathlon.
Paul has spent the past 10 years working for Plymouth Argyle FC and prior to that working for Heart of Midlothian FC and Dunfermline FC – 18 years in professional sport! His career initially started out in the Royal Navy medical Branch qualifying through the military as a Physio in 1993.
During his career he has worked with the English Football Association U16 and U17 age group squads, Devon County RFU, is a guest lecturer at Marjon University and is a English Football Association Medical Tutor…. a fantastic asset to our team!
Paul brings a huge wealth of experience to our clinic whether you are a serious athlete or a weekend runner, wether its back pain or arthritis.
I graduated locally from Plymouth University with a First Class degree in FdSc Sports Rehabilitation/ Therapy, and BSc (Hons) Applied Sport and Health Science.
As an accredited Sports Therapist I am able to treat sporting injuries, advise on injury prevention and support rehabilitation, using a range of physical techniques and therapies. Treatments are not restricted to sporting injuries as I can also relieve aches and pains that may be work-related or arise from performing general daily tasks. Encouraging a well-rounded holistic wellbeing and achieving the highest possible quality of life is important to me.
I am also a fully qualified Level 3 and 4 Personal Trainer, specialising in lower back pain, obesity, and diabetes. Assisting individuals to reach their goals through personalised programme plans, whether they are tailored to improve strength, to rehabilitate from injury, or lose weight, is massively rewarding.
In addition, I have gained my Level 3 Diploma in Delivering Pilates Sessions (RQF). Pilates is an ancient practice that works to attain improved muscular balance, core strength, flexibility, and body awareness. I fell in love with the practice after gaining a scholarship with the British Ballet Organisation in 2012 where I participated in regular classes. The Pilates method helped me to maintain optimal physical health throughout my dancing years.
Outside of work, my hobbies include dancing, going to the gym, travelling, all sports, and anything outdoorsy!
I trained as a Physiotherapist at Birmingham University. I then worked at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester before spending a year working in Melbourne , Australia with Aussie Rules.When I returned to Manchester I worked at the Alexander Hospital . I then started my own private practice in conjunction with being the physio for Sale Sharks.
I relocated to Cornwall in 1994 when I married a dairy farmer and set up another practice in Upton Cross. I am now delighted to be joining the team in October 2021 when we merge my clinic with Saltash Physio to form Caradon Physio and Wellness Centre.
I am also a qualified Reflexologist.
Hi, my name is Justine and I work at the Saltash Physio Clinic on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings and deal with the day to day co-ordination of the clinic including appointments, accounts, ordering marketing and anything else to help it run smoothly. My background has been working for the NHS and Children’s Centres in administrative and management roles, but more recently enjoying more relaxed and enjoyable part time roles!
I live locally in Saltash and am often out and about walking my dog and enjoying my other role of puppy training. I love working at the clinic, it is a small, friendly practice who are passionate about good customer service – its a pleasure to be part of their team.