Meet the Physiotherapy Clinic Team
Clinical Lead (Covering Maternity Leave), Lead Physiotherapist for Badminton and Basketball
BSc. Physiotherapy, MSc, Sports & Exercise Medicine
Sam qualified in physiotherapy from the University of Huddersfield in 2008 and went to work in the NHS in Leeds & Nottingham working across a range of specialities.
In 2010 he moved to work at Derby County Football Club working in the academy, mainly with players aged 9 to 23. Whilst there he headed up the Academy Sports Science & Medicine Department overseeing all aspects of medical and S&C support.
Sam completed his Master's Degree in Sports & Exercise Medicine at the University of Nottingham in 2013. Alongside this he completed a module in lower limb manual therapy at the University of Birmingham in 2016 and has also completed courses in Acupuncture and Dry Needling.
Sam joined Loughborough University Physiotherapy Clinic in May 2019 and is the Clinical Lead (covering maternity leave) and Lead Physiotherapist for both Badminton and Basketball.
BSc. (Hons), MCSP, HCPC, MAACP, MACPSEM
Following graduation from university as a chartered physiotherapist in 2000, Clare completed core rotations around the university hospitals in Birmingham. This gave her essential experience in many disciplines; including respiratory care, orthopaedics, hydrotherapy, trauma and outpatients.
In 2002, Clare decided to pursue her interest in sports, and secured a specialist post in the management of musculoskeletal injuries. Her key responsibilities included the efficient assessment, triaging and rehabilitation of patients with acute, chronic and overuse injuries, assisting them back to high level of function and sport. This was coordinated through close team work with doctors, nursing staff, strength and conditioning coaches and occupational health nurses.
In addition to the above, Clare has also pursued further post graduate qualifications including a diploma in injection therapy, a post graduate certificate in musculoskeletal studies, and she has also become a sports massage practitioner.
Clare has completed her accreditation within the Association of Chartered Physiotherapy in Sports Medicine and has achieved her silver award. Clare continues to work towards achieving her gold.
Clare joined the Physiotherapy Clinic here at Loughborough University in February 2015, further developing her skills in the management of sporting injuries in a multi-sport environment.
Sports Massage Therapists
Sports Massage Therapist
BTEC Level 5 Sports & Remedial Deep Tissue Massage
Steve completed his BTEC Level 5 Sports & Remedial Deep Tissue Massage at the Gaia Centre in Loughborough in 2010. He has worked with a variety of clients, including professional sports people and the general public. He has massaged at several events, including marathons and triathlons. Steve is a keen distance runner and has also qualified as a coach in running fitness at Loughborough University.
Sports Massage Therapist
OLY and ITEC Level 4 Diploma in Sports Massage
Amy completed her ITEC Level 4 Diploma in Sports Massage with Sports Performance Services in 2015. She has since worked with athletes in a variety of sports, with both able bodied and para athletes, and in a clinic situation with the general public. After graduating from Loughborough University in 2009 with a BSc Hons in Sport & Exercise Science, she continued with her own swimming career up until 2014, giving her an understanding of the effect soft tissue therapy has on training and daily life.
Amy competed for the Great British swimming team in the London 2012 Olympic Games.
BSc (Hons), D.Pod.M, Cert. Ed., Post Grad. Diploma In Sports Medicine, FC.Pod.Med, M.Ch.S, HPC Registered.
Steve has 25 years in education and 30 years experience in the assessment and management of sporting injuries, specialising in biomechanics, gait analysis and orthotic management of the foot and lower limb.
Alongside his work within the clinic, Steve also provides specialist podiatry care for the English Institute of Sport and works in private practices and NHS clinics in Northampton and Leicester. Steve has significant and broad experience of treating athletes from a variety of sports, from recreational to elite level.
Apart from lecturing in Sports Medicine and Applied Biomechanics, at the University of Northampton, he has provided keynote lectures in North America, Australia and Ukraine and at many CPD events in the UK for over 25 years on sports medicine, biomechanics, sports injuries and their management.
Mel has worked here at the Physiotherapy Clinic since 2013, providing day to day management of the clinic.
Rachel has worked here at the Physiotherapy Clinic since 2014, providing administration support to the clinicians and Clinic Manager.
Julie has worked here in the Physiotherapy Clinic since 2016, providing administration support to the clinicians and Clinic Manager.