About Chichester Physiotherapy
Chichester Physiotherapy is the longest established Physiotherapy Clinic in Chichester. Founded over 30 years ago in association with a local GP practice, the clinic has since changed hands and location, but still maintains close links with the local community including local GPs, Consultants, businesses and sports clubs.
At Chichester Physiotherapy we are committed to ongoing professional development and use an evidence based approach to treatment which means treatment choices are supported by current research.
We believe in using hands on treatment with advice and corrective exercises to help patients achieve their goals in the shortest possible time frame.
Louise took over Chichester Physiotherapy in December 2016. Having graduated with an Honours Degree in Physiotherapy in 1996, Louise has specialized in Musculoskeletal physiotherapy for over 20 years. She started her physio career in Manchester where she experienced treating a wide variety of NHS patients and professional athletes. Louise enjoyed 5 years as a senior physiotherapist at BUPA Hospital Manchester, working closely with the orthopaedic surgeons, rehabilitating post-operative patients, and developing a special interest in biomechanics and lower limb rehabilitation. Louise returned to her roots on the South Coast in 2006, working for what was Sussex Community Trust, initially as an Outpatient Team Leader at St Richard’s Hospital, and finishing as an "Extended Scope Practitioner" specialising in backs, hips and knees. Louise decided to switch to private practice, allowing her to set up a team of like-minded physios, who are passionate about giving patients the time, treatment and support, they need, when they need it.
Louise loves teaching Pilates classes and treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions in clinic. She is trained in the use of acupuncture for pain relief and has a master's module in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy of the lower quadrant. Her expertise is in the diagnosis and management of conditions affecting the spine, hip and knees.
Louise is passionate about health and fitness, and has tried most sports and fitness trends over the years. She played netball and swam competitively in her youth. Having experienced her fair share of injury and pain, Louise now keeps fit with regular Pilates, CrossFit, and dog walking / running, and less frequent skiing and paddle-boarding. She hopes to lead by example, supporting and motivating her patients to keep fit and strong, as part of their treatment for existing aches and pains, and in order to prevent new ones.
Lisa Jackson has over 20 years of experience working as a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist in NHS and private settings, she also has 10 years of experience as a Clinical Pilates instructor. Lisa is trained in the use of acupuncture for pain relief, and is skilled at the clinical diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions affecting all areas of the body.
Lisa has worked as an NHS Advanced Specialist Physiotherapist in shoulder and upper limb conditions for the last 7 years within the Musculoskeletal Assessment and Triage Team. A large part of her role was to diagnose conditions affecting the neck and upper limb, using expert assessment skills, diagnostic imaging and blood tests, before deciding what services, if any, patients should be referred on to. This experience means that Lisa is able to quickly identify those patients who actually need to be referred on for further intervention, such as injection therapy or surgery, as well as those who will really benefit from physiotherapy.
Lisa particularly enjoys putting her manual therapy & pilates skills into practice rehabilitating complex upper limb conditions. She has trained in physiotherapy post breast cancer treatment at the Christie School of Oncology, and has recently resigned from the NHS to focus on developing the upper limb rehabilitation and post breast cancer physiotherapy services at Chichester Physiotherapy.
Vanessa is a highly experienced Women's Health Specialist. She graduated in 1996 with a 1st Class Honours degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Hertfordshire.
Over the past 16 years she has worked as Senior Physiotherapist within the NHS specialising in women's health, initially with ante & postnatal patients and in recent years she has developed her role, to include assessment and treatment of urinary incontinence and gynaecological issues. Vanessa worked for 12 years at Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust but recently returned to Western Sussex NHS Foundation Trust to join the Pelvic, Obstetric & Gynaecological Physiotherapy team at St Richards.
Vanessa has expertise in the assessment and treatment of a wide variety of pregnancy related musculoskeletal conditions. She has a special interest in the treatment of Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) in pregnancy, the treatment of Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (DRAM) postnatally and coccydynia both antenatally and postnatally. She is also particularly interested in the treatment of patients who have a combination of musculoskeletal and “uro-gynae” symptoms, such as stress incontinence.
Vanessa is member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Pelvic Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP) special interest group. She has completed a number of post graduate physiotherapy courses on pregnancy related conditions as well as in continence and prolapse.
Vanessa enjoys using a variety of manual therapy skills, and exercise, combined with just the right amount of education and advice to inspire confidence in her patients and enable them to become self-sufficient in taking control of their conditions.
Karen Irons is another member of the team with over 20 years of experience as a Chartered Physiotherapist. Karen has specialised in the fields of musculoskeletal physiotherapy and pelvic health physiotherapy. She has completed post-graduate courses in continence care and a Masters degree in manipulative physiotherapy. Karen is highly experienced in the assessment and treatment of a wide variety of patients, with conditions ranging from repetitive strain injuries to double incontinence post trauma. Within the NHS, Karen worked for many years as a team lead in musculoskeletal physiotherapy at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth. Currently, Karen is team lead for the Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecology Physiotherapy team at St Richard's Hospital in Chichester. Karen also works within the business sector completing ergonomic work place & vehicle assessments as required alongside backcare, knee and upper limb educational workshops.
Karen is a registered member of the Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecology Physiotherapy Group, the Manipulative Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and she is a founder member of AStretch (www.astretch.co.uk) – a non-profit organisation with the focus on gathering & disseminating information in the treatment and management of Axial Spondyloarthritis (working closely with the National Ankylosing Spondylitis Association). For the latter, she works as a tutor for weekend post-graduate courses.
Along with the rest of the team at Chichester Physiotherapy Karen is passionate about providing good value, effective physiotherapy, using hands on treatment, education and advice to empower her patients to achieve their goals in the shortest possible time frame. Her ethos is of holistic patient care and enabling self-management.
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Peter works 4 days a week as the Lower Quadrant Lead Physiotherapist for a local NHS trust, this involves two clinics a week performing diagnostic Ultrasound scanning and guided interventions. He also assesses and treats patients within the clinic and has a role supervising and developing colleagues. He regularly provides clinical mentorship for Ultrasound through the AECC University College School of Medical Ultrasound in Bournemouth and plays an active role in teaching for Physiotherapists, GP's, Sports doctors, Sonographers, Podiatrists and more.
He launched Advanced Physio Solutions with the intention of allowing people to access the excellent services that the NHS provides but without the delays that people often have through long waiting lists. He has been using injections to manage musculoskeletal pains since 2009.
Peter is well qualified holding numerous professional certificates including a Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound, a Master's degree in Neuro-musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, a Bachelor of science honours degree in Physiotherapy, an Injection Therapy module at master's level and he is also a qualified Independent Prescriber. He is registered with the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MMACP), Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP) and the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC).
Luke graduated from The University of the West of England with a First Class Honours Degree in Physiotherapy in 2014, he also received the "Faculty Award" in recognition of his high level of academic achievement and his contribution to both professional and faculty activities. Luke also works as a senior physiotherapist for Sussex Community Foundation NHS Trust.
Luke's speciality is assessment, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. He is passionate about achieving the best for all his patients using the latest evidence based practice, including exercise prescription, manual therapy and soft tissue techniques to achieve his patients goals and return them to full fitness as quickly as possible. He has a special interest in shoulder dysfunction and in sports specific rehabilitation, across all ages and disciplines.
Outside of Physiotherapy Luke competes at National League level hockey, having progressed through the ranks in the England Juniors. He has recently returned from a season In the Netherlands with a National League club in The Hague. Whilst in the Netherlands Luke took the opportunity to increase his physiotherapy experience working with high level athletes. Luke is also a keen cyclist, skier and enjoys using strength and conditioning to improve his own performance and that of his patients.
For more information on the conditions we treat and services we offer, or to book an appointment please call 01243 527827 or email us at email@example.com
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Chichester Physiotherapy are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), and also registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC)