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We are located in Edgbaston, Birmingham.
The team of physiotherapists at Physio Art has steadily grown over the 6 years. Sarah, Gareth, Anthony and Alan share the desire to provide quality physiotherapy at affordable prices. They are all passionate about their work and always strive for excellence.
They each have their own particular niche, or part of physiotherapy they are particularly interested in and good at. Sarah has the benefit of many years of practice within musculo-skeletal medicine as well as having built up a good relationship with many GP's, Consultants and other Health Professionals. She has professional training in Pilates and loves to incorporate the method into her physio practice. Anthony is the sporty guy, and is able to bring his extended knowledge of training regimes, exercise physiology and sports technology in to the fold. He's particularly good at return to sport rehab. Gareth's the clever guy (he has two physio degrees) not only does he have excellent manipulative skills he's also very well trained in the management of chronic back pain, especially in identifying and addressing barriers to recovery, and he can help you get the thoughts around your back pain, and fear of back pain sorted in your mind. Alan's another sporty one, with a nice strong pair of arms giving him brilliant manual therapy skills as well as having extended knowledge of strength and conditioning training.
Our other key team member is Sara, she runs the Practice from our admin room. She can sort out all admin issues with insurers etc, and will be the person you speak to when you call to book your initial session.
Sarah Duncton qualified from the University of Birmingham with a 1st Class honours degree in physiotherapy. She has gained valuable experience working within the major teaching Hospitals in Birmingham before working in the private sector for a number of years. Sarah is passionate about her work and committed to on-going professional development. She has completed an MSc Module in Rehabilitation of Movement Dysfunction at Keele University and more recently qualified as a PILATES foundation Matwork Teacher. She is a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and can use acupuncture as an adjunct to physiotherapy rehabilitation.
Sarah has played hockey nationally and internationally and understands the physical demands of performing at that level. She has personal experience of chronic musculoskeletal injury and the subsequent rehabilitation with Pilates training. She feels her personal experience along with her postgraduate training provide her with all the tools necessary to holistically and comprehensively manage people with musculoskeletal pain and injury.
Gareth qualified from the University of Coventry 2001 and now has 10 years of clinical experience. He has worked for the NHS at Birmingham Heartlands and Solihull Hospitals; the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital and also in community NHS Trusts. Gareth's commitment to his work has motivated him to complete an MSc at Birmingham University where he achieved distinction and membership to the Manipulative Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. His success at the University has now lead him to work as a guest lecturer for the Birmingham University where he has delivered lectures on 'spinal manipulation' and 'dynamic control of the spine'.
Gareth is also a qualified member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society and has 5 years experience in this field. He has a clinical interest in chronic low back pain which was the topic of his recent dissertation for which he achieved a distinction.
Outside of work, Gareth is a keen footballer and runner and a member of Sparkhill Harriers running club. He thoroughly enjoys his work and feels he now has the scientific and practical knowledge in combination with the clinical experience; to help rehabilitate patients with musculoskeletal injuries and assist them in achieving their goals.
Anthony started his career within the fitness industry and worked as a personal trainer for a wide variety of clients from elite sportsmen and women to GP referrals for late phase post surgical rehabilitation as well as healthy lifestyle programmes. He always had a keen interest in musculoskeletal dysfunction and prevention of injury which fuelled his desire to pursue a career within physiotherapy. Since qualifying as a physiotherapist from Keele University he has done his post-graduate training in Acupuncture and developed a keen interest in the use of manual therapy. He is an Advanced Qualified Kiniesio -Sports Taping practitioner and is experienced in Strength and Conditioning training. Anthony is also a keen sportsman himself, and has competed in a variety of sports such as athletics (400m runner), triathlon, and indoor cross training events such as the ultrafit challenge. Anthony is always striving for new ways to challenge himself both physically and mentally, and in 2006 he completed the Ironman triathlon in Lanzarote and this year he is in training for his second Ironman challenge.
Anthony has personally experienced the frustration of acute and chronic injury, and together with his background of high level training he has all the skills required to understand and effectively manage patients with musculo-skeletal dysfunction and sports injury.
Alan qualified from The University of Birmingham and began his career working at Birmingham Heartlands and Solihull Hospitals. Early on in his career Alan developed a keen interest in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunction. He specialised within this field, working for Solihull Community Care trust and currently works as a Senior Physiotherapist for Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust.
Alan is committed to high standards of clinical practice. In addition to being a qualified member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society, Alan has also completed a Masters module at Keele University, in the use of peripheral joint and soft tissue Steroid injections. He is also a skilled manual therapist with a particular clinical interest in spinal manipulation.
Outside of work Alan is a keen sportsman and continues to play competitive rugby for Sutton Coldfield RFC. He is also fanatical about fitness, strength and conditioning and more recently has been training in Crossfit. His clinical knowledge and personal experiences within sport and exercise leave him well equipped to successfully rehabilitate patients, whatever their goals.
After graduating from Coventry University in 2009 Laura has gained 3 years experience within the NHS working at Loughborough hospital initially and more recently at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS trust. She has also worked in the private sector for the past 2 years.
Laura has recently completed a sports massage course for physiotherapists and is enjoying be able to use these skills in the private practice setting. She is a very keen hands-on therapist and has the benefit and strength of youth on her side to get those hands, forearms and elbows really stuck in!
Outside of work Laura is a keen runner and rock climber and this year completed the 3 peaks challenge for a local charity.
Kathy’s career started in recruitment and sales, where she worked both as a trainer and a manager and during these years she developed many valuable skills in communication and problem solving that she has been able to transfer into her role now as a specialist exercise and Pilates teacher.
After the birth of her first child she decided to have a career direction change. At the time there was very little out there in the way of education and exercise for pregnant and post natal women, and having always had a passion for health and exercise she decided to retrain.
Kathy experienced back problems herself after pregnancy and this is what introduced her to Pilates. Practicing Pilates really help Kathy gain control over her body, and her pain. Feeling frustrated with the large Pilates classes that were run at the big gyms, where personal tuition and supervision was minimal, she decided to train as a Pilates Instructor. She firmly believes in the method, and also believes that one to one and small groups is the only true was a person can go on to feel and see the benefits Pilates can bring.
Over the years Kathy’s expertise has expanded, initially specialising in pregnancy and post natal, she has since gone on to work with clients with a variety of issues, from scoliosis to postural issues to sacro-iliac joint problems.
Here’s her list of quals: L3 CYQ Ante/postnatal exercise, L3 CYQ Pilates, L3 CYQ Nutrition & Weight Management, L3 CYQ Personal Trainer, L2 OCR Aerobics Instructor. L3 Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) .Member of the Guild for Ante/ Postnatal Instuctors. First aid qualified. Fully Insured.
Cat completed her Pilates teacher training with Alan Herdman in London. She is qualified to teach both matwork and studio equipment. She was drawn to pilates through injury and has never looked back since. Taking every opportunity to expand her knowledge, she regularly takes workshops with visiting teachers and has undertaken specialist training to teach both pre and postnatal pilates. She is also a long time yoga teacher.
Outside of work you will usually see Cat in her wellies being taken for a walk by her dog Lola.
With a background as an Art Director where her job was to organise and produce photo shoots (often in exotic places) Sara has now made the more family friendly decision to work at Physio Art. Ultra organised and level-headed Sara takes care of the every day running of the Practice, from keeping the physio's diaries full, to sorting out account queries and organising Pilates classes.
She is a creative genius and bakes the most amazing lemon syrup loaf, produces perfect cupcakes and is a whizz at children's face painting. When you call to book an appointment, this is who you will speak to.
To arrange an appointment or to speak to a physiotherapist, call us on 0121 687 3079 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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