Gino qualified from the West Middlesex School of Physiotherapy in 1985, went on to gain his Masters degree from UCL in 1994 before embarking on his Phd at Kings College London in 1999. He was Director of the Brunel University Sports and Dance Injury Clinic where he worked as a Senior Lecturer on the BSc Physiotherapy course. He went on as a Senior Lecturer at St Mary’s University College on the BSc Sport Rehabilitation and MSc Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation until 2012 and is now regularly involved in lecturing postgraduates at a number of universities and professional conferences to Physiotherapists, Medics, Surgeons and other healthcare professionals. He is currently the Director of Clinical Services for TW1 Physiotherapy Ltd.
He has been involved with the assessment and management of injured athletes of all levels, amateur, professional, national and international including Premiership football and rugby as well as working in professional dance and was a member of Physiotherapy Advisory Group for Dance UK. Gino lectured to medics preparing for the 2012 Olympics on assessment and management of sports injuries, specialising in Biomechanical assessment of the musculoskeletal system and has published chapters in a number of books under the series title Science in Sport.
He is currently involved in clinical biomechanical research of lower limb injuries associated with running, with a particular emphasis on knee, ankle and foot and is about to embark on a research project involving diagnostic ultrasound and clinical assessment of shoulder impingement injuries in different sports.
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Tracey qualified from the West Middlesex School of Physiotherapy in 1987, went on to work in a number of teaching Hospitals including St Thomas’s Hospital, London. She also worked in professional Rugby being the team physiotherapist for London Welsh RFC for a number of years before joining the Physiotherapy team at the Brunel University Sports and Dance Injury Clinic, where her role involved looking after recreational, national and international level athletes and professional and student dancers.
She taught Anatomy and Physiology on the Access to Health Sciences courses at Richmond upon Thames Adult College and for the Academy at London Broncos Rugby League club. She also was the lead Physiotherapist seconded to GP practices in Richmond upon Thames and Hounslow Boroughs. As a member of Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, Tracey’s skills include using acupuncture as an adjunct to more conventional physiotherapeutic methods
Having spent 20 years in the private healthcare sector she has specialised in the assessment and management of musculoskeletal injuries and has written a number of internet articles on management of a variety of joint and musculoskeletal injuries in sport and work-related pathologies.
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Juls qualified from Kings College London in 2000. She has a Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine and currently works with elite athletes at the English Institute of Sport and for England Hockey. She has also worked for professional teams such as England Golf and the English Womens RFU.
Juls has a special interest in rehabilitation after injury incorporating injury prevention and performance enhancement. She specialises in biomechanical alignment issues, muscle imbalance and postural problems including low back pain and neck pain.
She is trained in the use of acupuncture and manual therapy techniques. She is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine and is registered with the HCPC
Susan qualified from Leeds Metropolitan University in 1999 and then went on to gain a Masters in Sport and Exercise Medicine from Queen Mary University of London in 2005. She has developed her musculoskeletal assessment and injury management skills in both the NHS and private sectors and has worked for London Broncos RLFC, Saracens RUFC and The Great Britain Rowing Team. Working in these teams has cemented her belief that a multidisciplinary collaborative approach enhances recovery from injury. She is experienced in the rehabilitation of complex musculoskeletal pathologies and has a special interest in foot and ankle injuries, biomechanical analysis and muscle balance assessment. She is especially interested in helping people change their individual running style to reduce injury risk and prevent injury recurrence.
Vikki has been working in the rehabilitation and massage industry for over 20 years. She has a first class honours degree in Sport Rehabilitation from St Mary’s University and a Masters with merit in Biomechanics from Roehampton. She studied with the Gray Institute in Functional Training, based in the U.S, for a year, has been a visiting lecturer at St Mary’s University at undergraduate and masters level on the Rehabilitation of Complex Trauma Injuries.
She has worked with patients and athletes ranging from amateur to elite including the New Zealand and South African national rugby teams, and the national Men’s Welsh Hockey Team. She has experience working in post-operative rehabilitation alongside numerous consultants, Drs and specialists. She spent a few years specialising in running biomechanics and rehabilitation, upon which her MSc thesis was based. For 7 years she worked for the armed services. During this time she spent 3 years working in the complex trauma department at Headley Court, treating the most extreme and complex injuries such as spinal cord injuries and amputations acquired during tours of duty in areas of conflict, and the other years during pre-deployment preparation in Colchester, and at HQ at Northwood.
She enjoys running, yoga, powerlifting, kickboxing, swimming and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. She adopts a holistic approach, understanding the importance of mind-body integration and influence, with a current area of interest being the understanding of the complexity of pain.