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 Emergency department, Musculoskeletal outpatients and the neck clinic.
Other specialist skills also include Acupuncture, Kinesiology Taping, McKenzie assessment and treatment for low back and neck pain, Myo-fascial release and trigger points, Ante-Natal & Post-Natal treatment and rehabilitation and Sports Massage. Laura has recently completed Tom Goom's Running Repairs to treating running injuries and Jo Gibson's extensive Shoulder training. Laura enjoys always learning and being at the forefront of all the latest research receiving regular training from the worlds experts in Physiotherapy. Laura is also 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 3 little ones which also keeps me very busy!"
BSc (hons) Physiotherapy HCPC, MCSP, Dip (Advanced Sports Massage), Mathematics Teacher, Level 1 Athletics Coach
Abbey van Dijk is a musculo-skeletal Physiotherapist and massage Specialist at Physio Form. Abbey offers 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 has gained 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 and raced for Mercia and Lichfield cycling club. In the last year I have focused on Marathon running, coming first female at the Leicester half marathon and Chester Marathon.
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."
Jenny graduated from Manchester School of Physiotherapy in 2005. Her posts since qualifying have mainly been in the private sector, with a particular interest in sporting injuries. She has a keen interest in biomechanics and functional training, whether to improve efficiency in daily life, or in your sport and leisure activities. In more recent years Jenny has used her experience by being involved in MSK triage at various centres in the East Midlands.
Being a keen runner, yogi, tennis, squash and racketball player, Jenny has managed a variety of individual sportspeople and teams, including Burton Albion FC, Derbyshire County Cricket, Derby RFC and attended international multi-sport games.
Her postgraduate training has also involved run analysis, manual therapy, the hip, shoulder and sacroiliac joints.
Jenny offers one-to-one Swiss ball core stability training and gym-based rehabilitation.
BSc (first class hons) degree, MCSP, HCPC, Level 3 Sports Massage Therapist
Naomi trained as a Physiotherapist at Keele University and graduated in 2017 with a BSc(first class
hons) degree in Physiotherapy. Naomi is also a qualified level 3 Sports Massage Therapist and is
trained in Myofascial decompression (cupping), kinesiology taping and stability taping.
Since graduating Naomi has gained valuable experience working in numerous NHS locations,
including Dundee, Scotland where she specialised in the rehabilitation of amputees. This involved
utilising specialist gait analysis in the provision of a prosthesis and teaching amputees how to walk
Naomi now works full time in a rotational Physiotherapist position at Queens Hospital Burton, where
she has gained knowledge and experience in a broad range of Physiotherapy services, including;
Intensive care and respiratory care, Frailty services and the prevention of hospital admission in
Accident and Emergency. Naomi’s current post is within the outpatient department of
Rheumatology, where she is developing further skills in assessment and treatment of those with
complex musculoskeletal conditions also affected by rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis,
inflammatory joint disease, joint hypermobility, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis and connective tissue
Naomi is currently offering Sports Massage services in the clinic and has gained experience working
at running events in Scotland in pre and post-event sports massage.
‘I thrive off the improvements my clients are able to report following a sports massage session.
Knowing I have aided their progression to achieve a goal or complete an event is truly rewarding. I
especially enjoy utilising my skills obtained in myofascial decompression and taping to add further
benefit for my clients’.
‘In my spare time I enjoy participating in Cani-X with my border-collie, which involves cross-country
running with your dog connected to you by a bungee-lead... lots of fun!’
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