BSc (hons) Physiotherapy MCSP HCPC MAACP
Lead clinician at Physio Form. Laura trained at The University of Nottingham and graduated in 2005 with a BSc(hons) degree in Physiotherapy.
Laura established Physio Form in December 2009 due to a demand for quality Physiotherapy for athletes in the area and with her extensive experience with sports injuries it was a natural progression . The clinic has enjoyed steady growth with a known reputation for specialising in rapid response in treating sports injuries. Laura has worked with Derbyshire Sports Injury Clinic, now known as the Sporting Joint, at David Lloyd treating an array of sports injuries as well as working as lead Physiotherapist for Burton Rugby Club 1st team for 3 years. Previously Laura worked in the NHS for 7 Years at Queens Hospital Burton as a rotational physiotherapist gaining valuable experience in all areas of physiotherapy including neurology, musculoskeletal outpatients, orthopaedics, respiratory, health care of the elderly, rheumatology, and obstetrics and then progressed to working alongside the medical team in the Emergercy department, Musculoskeletal outpatients and the neck clinic.
Other specialist skills also include Acupuncture, Kinesiology Taping, McKenzie assessment and treatment for spinal and neck pain, Myofascial release and trigger points, Ante-Natal & Post-Natal treatment and rehabilitation and Sports Massage. Laura is a qualified instructor for Fit Back and Bumps ante-natal and post-natal pilates based exercise classes.
"My common interests lie in lower limb musculoskeletal biomechanics, and as a runner myself I enjoy seeing progress of other athletes return to their sport; and I can fully appreciate the frustrations and impact an injury has on your sport . In addition, I love helping those with pain and limited mobility, return to their normal daily life pain-free. In my spare time I enjoy running and some of my achievements include running 1:30 half marathon, a 40 minute 10K and I am a mum of two boys which also keeps me very busy!"
BSc (hons) Physiotherapy MCSP HCPC
Craig trained as a Physiotherapist at Southampton University, graduating in 1996.
He has had an extensive career across the UK, working in the NHS, the private sector and in a multitude of sporting environments.
He brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the clinic and has completed post-graduate courses in the analysis of movement dysfunctions, sports injury treatment, sports massage, dynamic taping and acupuncture and attends conferences on running performance.
Craig has a special interest in the treatment of spinal problems, running rehabilitation and biomechanical analysis and has a reputation for finding the cause and solution for complex problems which many had previously felt untreatable.
Craig thrives on helping people with problems that stop them performing at their best.
He now has a personal passion for long-distance running and has competed in many marathons and ultra-distance races and has plans to be running until someone forces him to stop.
"With over 20 years Physiotherapy experience no matter how complex your problem, I am committed to helping find a solution."
MSc PGDip BSc (hons) MAACP MMACP MCSP Chartered Physiotherapists
Simon graduated from Coventry University in 2007 with a First Class Honours degree and has spent his career specialising in Sports and Manual Physiotherapy. He has a range of experiences in sporting, education and private practices. These include heading the Science & Medicine Department at West Bromwich Albion Academy and leading the physiotherapy programme for Great British Canoeing under the English Institute of Sport.
Simon has worked hard to expand his expertise and knowledge base, which allows him to offer a comprehensive range of assessments and interventions to a high standard. As well as his Masters Degree in Sports & Exercise Medicine he has also completed a two year Post Graduate Diploma in Manual Therapy, allowing membership to the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. He is also a fully accredited Acupuncturist, well trained in advanced movement/injury prevention screenings and has extensive experience with the creation of personalised exercise programmes that the aim to improve health, well-being and athletic performance.
Simon’s philosophy is to find, treat and then rehabilitate the root cause of the problem. He believes every person is different meaning that no injury is the same. His range experiences with different people, from the general public to elite sports-men/women, combined with his broad spectrum of treatment techniques leaves him well placed to provide you with an individualised treatment plan that could make a real difference.
BSc (hons) Physiotherapy MCSP HCPC
Sally trained 25 years ago in the wonderful city of Newcastle Upon Tyne where she learnt her trade and became fluent in Geordie! She joined the hand therapy unit, taking her level one hand therapist qualification before moving down to St.George’s teaching hospital in London to hone her skills in all things sports and spinal, including working pitch side for a local rugby team.
After the birth of her first son 16 years ago she began to develop an interest in the area of Women’s Health, particularly the postural changes the body goes through in pregnancy, and the associated problems that creates.
For the last 15 years, alongside treating sports and spinal injuries, she has lead the Women’s health team at Balance Performance Physiotherapy in London. She has a special interest in Pelvic Girdle Pain, Diastasis Recti (separation in your abdominal muscles) and post natal rehabilitation. She is also a very experienced kettlebell coach with a passion to get mums strong enough to do what they need to do.
Sally is joining the team after relocating to Derby with her husband and 3 children. Together they are starting a social enterprise selling ice-cream and working with survivors of human trafficking. She loves family, fair-trade chocolate and enthusiastic people and intends to get into the peaks as regularly as life will allow!
Abbey van Dijk
BSc (hons) Physiotherapy HCPC, MCSP, Dip (Advanced Sports Massage), Mathematics Teacher, Level 1 Athletics Coach
Abbey van Dijk has recently joined our Physio Form team as a Physiotherapist and massage Specialist at Physio Form and will be offering tailored massages with advice and recommendations on training/progression if you wish. Abbey has a physiotherapy degree qualifying from Birmingham University in 2002. Abbey is also a Mathematics teacher and is most recently in the process of gaining a diploma in sports massage therapy giving her greater skills and techniques for the hands on rehabilitation of common injuries. Along with this Abbey is able to offer pre event, post event as well as preventative massages combining skills tailored to suit your needs and muscular restrictions. Abbey has a level one athletics coaching qualification and fully understand the demands sport and training places on our bodies.
"I feel very passionately about the prevention and management of injuries whether sustained from a sport or during daily routines and would be committed to helping you reach your rehabilitation goals. I am from a very sporting background competing at county football, hockey, badminton, athletics and cross-country as a youngster. Following this I went into triathlon and competed at European and World Championship at age group level. This gave me a strong background for focusing on pure running where I competed for Burton and Derby AC at many races over the country. During a time of injury I took up road and circuit races raced for Mercia and Lichfield cycling club. After having my little boy last year I still manage some training which now just consists of a pair of running shoes and the least messy top I can find – I enjoy it now more than ever".
BSc (hons) Physiotherapy MCSP HCPC
Nic trained as a physiotherapist at Sheffield Hallam University graduating in 2007. She obtained rotational post at Queens Hospital Burton progressing to senior level in 2009. Throughout this time at Burton, Nicola gained an extensive array of clinical skills by working across a number of areas including respiratory, orthopeadics, rheumatology and amputees, neurology, A&E, obstetrics and gynaecology and musculoskeletal outpatients.
In 2013 Nicola obtained a position at another NHS trust in Derbyshire working in a rehabilitation unit. This involved using highly skilled problem solving and gait analysis skills to assess and treat adult and elderly patients with orthopaedic, neurological and musculoskeletal conditions. The aim was to improve ability and function, reduce pain and improving quality of life.
"I really enjoy the challenge of assessing and treating someone to enable them to achieve their goal. Whether that is to be able to complete normal daily activities without pain right the way through to someone who has the goal of a sporting achievement. As someone who is a keen sports enthusiast and have been lucky enough to have played hockey at National League level. I understand the impact an injury can have not just on your sport, but on day to day life too."