BELPER'S PREMIER PHYSIOTHERAPY CLINIC
Our company is based on the belief that our patients' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and recommendations.
Currently the clinic has 6 chartered physiotherapists, a remedial massage therapist and 2 office administrators. We run Swiss ball and Pilates classes.
Patients can access our service either by referral from their GP or as a private self referral which avoids the time waiting to see the GP.
SARAH WALKER, Practice Principal, has been a qualified chartered physiotherapist for 30 years. After gaining experience in various specialities she opted initially to concentrate on her interest in neurological rehabilitation and was the senior and sole physiotherapist in the Young disabled Unit in Derby for 2 years. She then moved to work at the new Ilkeston hospital where she developed an interest in musculoskeletal problems. She furthered her postgraduate training by attending the year long Manual therapy course at Sheffield Polytechnic. At the same time she and 2 colleagues set up the Derby Sports Injury Clinic at Derby Hospital. Further postgraduate training has included manual therapy, pain management and rehabilitation courses run by world renowned lecturers. She is also an accredited acupuncturist.
Sarah has a particular interest in the management of sports injuries, and, with her own sporting achievements being in hockey has spent many years providing a physiotherapy service for various hockey teams / tournaments up to national level.
Sarah established the business in 1994, Belper's premier physiotherapy clinic to provide the NHS with a high quality, flexible service with minimum waiting times. This has proven very successful and allowed the establishment of an excellent working relationship with the GPs and also the orthopaedic consultants in Derby.
Alongside the NHS clinic Sarah runs a very successful private clinic to enable anyone in need of physiotherapy to benefit from the facilities.
SUZANNE WATSON, associate, has worked at the clinic for 20 years.She is an accredited acupuncturist and has completed her matwork training in Pilates and is now running regular courses. Please contact the clinic for details. Suzanne also offers a community physiotherapy service providing treatment in the patient's home, on a private basis.
ALISON CAUGHEY, associate, joined the clinic in 2010. She qualified in 1984 and spent several years working in Scotland before moving with her young family to New Zealand where she worked in a private practice. Alison has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the treatment of musculoskeletal issues and sports injuries with a special interest in shoulders and posture.
HANNAH CLARKE, associate, has been at the Belper Clinic for four years having graduated from Manchester Met University in 2009.She has developed a keen interest in the management of musculoskeletal issues and has attended several postgraduate courses in conjunction with this. Hannah has recently completed a clinical Pilates course so is happy to see patients on 1:1 who wish to develop a better understanding of core control. Hannah also runs a local "Chairobics" class with Suzanne to help older folk with mobility and balance issues.
JENNY SMITH 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 an interest in biomechanics and also runs Swiss Ball courses to help improve core stability.