Ed Brown BSc; MCSP; HCPC; – Senior Physiotherapist
Ed has a huge breadth of expertise from his time spent as a senior physiotherapist in local teaching hospitals and private clinics.
Currently Ed works both as an Extended Scope Practitioner in a busy trauma department and works as a specialist physio for Flex. He also manages to juggle his schedule with workout in the gym and quality time with family. Ed is particularly skilled with hands-on soft tissue techniques and rehabilitation programmes required in orthopaedic recovery. His knowledge is a huge asset to the team!
Ed is a passionate gym-goer and loves to workout. He also is devoted to his wife and dogs and loves taking them to the coast or other remote escapses!
Frankie Chesterton BSc; MCSP; MAACP – Senior Physiotherapist
Frankie completed his Physiotherapy training at Nottingham University in 2008 and began work soon after. He spent his first four years working for two big NHS London Trusts, treating patients across a wide range of departments, before moving to Oxfordshire in 2012. Since then he has spent five years working full-time as a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist in the NHS, and also in the private sector. He has also delivered pitch-side cover for Rugby matches, and spent 4 years providing slope-side physiotherapy to international and elite ski and snowboarders at the ‘Big Freeze Festival’.
During his career, Frankie has worked with a real breadth of patients and conditions. Whilst he enjoys the variety of such a caseload, he shares a particular interest in both running injuries and adolescent sports injuries. His passion for sports, but in particular running, cycling and rugby, give Frankie a valuable insight into the management of many injuries.
Frankie loves cycling for head space and to keep fit. He’s also a family man – the proud husband of a cardiologist and father to two adorable children!
Jack McGowan BSc; MCSP; HCPC – Senior Physiotherapist
Jack graduated with a first-class honour’s degree in physiotherapy from University College Dublin and is currently half way through a master’s degree in sports and exercise medicine. He has previously worked in professional football and spent time working for AFC Bournemouth, Oxford United and as First team physiotherapist at Bristol Rovers.
Jack brings his specialist knowledge in sports injuries to the team, but really he enjoys working with patients from every walk of life and he believes effective communication is a cornerstone of good treatment.
Outside of work Jack plays Gaelic football in Oxford and loves everything fitness related from running to going to the gym. He has previously been a national standard triathlete in Ireland however struggled with injuries and feels that this helps him to understand patients better and be a better physiotherapist!
Tom Jacobs BSc; MCSP; MAACP – Senior Physiotherapist
Having completed his training in London (St George’s), Tom went on to get a firm grounding in Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal rehab through spending several years at different teaching hospitals in the south, including the RBH and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford. He went on to develop expertise in sports medicine, spending time at Wasps Rugby DPP and with independent athletes at grassroots and elite level at athlete development centres in Abingdon and Bisham Abbey.
He has worked as a consultant to local independent schools now for the past 5 years and has pioneered an injury triage service to diagnose and treat sports injuries early. He has also since become involved in a new diagnostic capacity on a weekly basis seeing GP patient lists for different GP practices in the Vale area.
In the past Tom has himself competed in tennis, football and volleyball, but these days would argue he’s lucky to grab the occasional social match whilst juggling the attentions of 3 little ones!
Pippa Bassett BSc; MCSP; HCPC – Senior Physiotherapist
Pippa graduated from university with a first class honours degree in Physiotherapy. With many years of experience she is able to diagnose and offer advice on the management of a wide variety of musculoskeletal complaints.
As well as working in the NHS as a Senior Physiotherapist in outpatients, Pippa has worked in private practice for many years, having been based at The Park Club since 2002. She has excellent working relationships with local GPs and consultants. Her presence at The Park Club has been instrumental in directing her professional development towards the rehabilitation of sporting Injuries. She works with both high level athletes and on a day to day basis with members of the public both inside and outside the gym setting.
Pippa`s philosophy is that sporting physiotherapy is most effectively utilized by people who seek early advice when pursuing their interest in health and wellbeing through exercise and gym attendance. She positively encourages individuals to take responsibility for their own rehabilitation through understanding why their problems arise, how they can be prevented and what can be done to avoid relapse.
Michaela Sawyer – Sports Massage Therapist
Michaela is a highly gifted massage therapist who started her career as a Personal Trainer in 1991. Three years ago she moved into the therapy world, gaining the qualification of a Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist and is an affiliated member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists. Since then she has continued to develop her skills and qualifications within the therapy field and she works closely with the physiotherapy team to help patients and massage clients achieve excellent results!
Michaela treats people of all ages and backgrounds, from the sedentary to the elite athlete. The Physiotherapists often send patient to her for her expertise in hands-on soft tissue treatment, and often book in for treatment with her themselves.
Michaela is the source of lots of useful training tips from her years of personal training expertise. She has also studied Kickboxing for 25 years and is a 3rd dan Black Belt Instructor fully affiliated to the World United Martial Arts Association.