Meet our physiotherapy team!

We are often asked what makes Newcastle Sports Injury Clinic different, and how we achieve such effective results for our clients.

It all starts with our wonderful teams of specialists and the way they work together. We believe the key to successful injury rehabilitation and prevention is offering a suite of complementary services that can meet patients’ needs precisely, no matter what injury or pain they are suffering from.

Over the following months, we are going to profile the people that make our range of services tick, and who work in harmony to ensure people recover from their injuries as quickly as possible, starting this month with our experienced physiotherapists.

Meet our physiotherapy team!

Physiotherapists in Newcastle, Jesmond and Alnwick

The physiotherapy team is our largest department and is at the heart of a lot of the work we do with patients. All our physiotherapists are fully-qualified and specialise in treating musculoskeletal conditions (ie muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons, nerves and joints.)

Our physiotherapy service is of the highest quality available, and we can offer it physiotherapy services across all three of our offices, in Newcastle city centre, Jesmond and Alnwick.

The importance of experienced physiotherapists

We have 10 physiotherapists at Newcastle Sports Injury Clinic who collectively have many decades of experience of treating and preventing injuries. This experience – and their qualifications – are important as it guarantees you’ll receive the highest possible level of care.

Remember: we apply the same principals when we treat non-sporting members of the public to when we are treating elite athletes.

You can find out more about our physiotherapy staff here:

Karen Dearden MCSP H, OCPPP, AACP, ACPSM, ACPOHE | Clinic Director

Karen is the founder, director and clinical lead specialist at Newcastle Sports Injury Clinic. Karen has a reputation across the UK for her knowledge, passion, expertise and professionalism.

Steve Veitch BSc (Hons) MSCP, MSOM | Physiotherapist

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Steve is a highly-skilled and qualified physiotherapist, with more than ten years’ experience working within the NHS and private sectors.

Wendy Smithson BSc (Hons) MCSP | Physiotherapist

Wendy has developed a wide-ranging experience in physiotherapy since she graduated in 2003, and has specialised in sports injuries, with specific interest in back injuries, since 2010.

Mark Jobson BSc (Hons) MCSP, BSc (Hons) Biology and Sports & Exercise Science | Physiotherapist

Mark graduated from both Teesside University and Nottingham Trent University achieving BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy and a combined study of Biology and Sports & Exercise Science respectively – which is where his passion for sports-related therapy stemmed.

Toby Tremlett BSc (Hons) MSCP | Physiotherapist

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Toby is a qualified physiotherapist with experience in musculoskeletal, respiratory and community physiotherapy environments. Recently he has made the decision to follow his passion and specialise in the sports musculoskeletal industry.

Tal Yishay BSc (Hons) MSCP | Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor

Tal is a qualified physiotherapist who adopts an holistic approach, combining elements of physiotherapy and Pilates to tailor treatment plans for patients of all sporting levels.

Blanca Alhambra Olalla | Physiotherapist

Blanca graduated from the Complutense University of Madrid with a degree in Physiotherapy. Her passion for physiotherapy and specifically sports injury physiotherapy derived from her volunteering work at a volleyball club back in Spain.

Josie Barlow BSc (Hons) MSCP | Physiotherapist

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Josie is a physiotherapist who graduated in 2015 from Teesside University. She gained experience at Sunderland Royal Hospital where worked with several patients suffering from both chronic and sports related injuries inspired her to pursue a career in this specific area.

Emily Rutherford BSc (Hons) MCSP | Physiotherapist

Emily qualified in Sports Massage Therapy and recently gained a further degree in Physiotherapy from Northumbria University. Emily’s personal sporting background alongside a voluntary placement a within local rugby team, developed her passion for musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

Contact us on 0191 233 0500 for more information and we can make an appointment with the correct person to meet your needs. Alternatively, you can book an appointment with any of our physiotherapists via this link.