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 in a multitude of sports settings including in Rugby Football, private practice and 7 years in the NHS prior to setting up the Physiotherapy clinic. Laura gained valuable experience in the early stages of her career in many areas of physiotherapy of the NHS 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 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 39 minute 10K, a 18 minute 5k and I am a mum of 3 little ones which also keeps me super busy!"
BSc (hons) Physiotherapy MCSP HCPC
Rebecca graduated from the Manchester School of Physiotherapy in 2002 before further specialising in paediatric burns and plastics leading the physiotherapy team at the Manchester Children’s Burns Unit.
Upon moving to New Zealand developed her special clinical interest in the hand and upper limb completing a post graduate paper at Auckland AUT in the hand and upper limb therapy. She then moved to Dubai working at a prestigious sport medical centre. During this time Rebecca completed the foundations of bike fitting course, certified by the National Bike Fitting Institute. This knowledge has enabled Rebecca to incorporate thorough and detailed assessments of clients with bike related injuries and can incorporate this into providing a well-rounded treatment plan.
“I believe a holistic approach to treatment is essential and thrive on the challenge of returning an individual back to general well-being, work or chosen sport, whether a weekend warrior or competitive athlete."
“I am deeply passionate about triathlon competing at amateur level 70.3 Ironman races and have been fortunate to race in Taupo, Dubai and Muscat. To balance out triathlon training I’m also a fond believer of yoga and practice most days. Another great love of mine is getting out and about on local trails whether hiking or running, exploring the beautiful peak district we are so fortunate to have right here on our doorstep”.
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."
BSc (hons) Physiotherapy MCSP HCPC
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.