MARTIN: Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist & Clinic Director
Martin is originally from Belfast & brings a long and successful career in the NHS, private sector and sports physiotherapy to Mac Physio.
Martin’s focus is musculoskeletal and orthopaedic physiotherapy where he has extensive experience in the management and treatment of spinal, peripheral and sports injuries.
Martin has recently returned to the local area after two years in Australia working in private practice and with a semi pro Aussie rules football team. See link: http://northcurlcurlphysio.com/1/post/2014/08/latest-news-manly-warringah-giants-have-8-from-top-20-best-players-in-the-sydney-league.html
Prior to working oversees, he worked full time in professional Rugby for two seasons with Glasgow Warriors and Scottish Rugby Union. He was also volunteered for the London 2012 Paralympics team assisting with poly clinics, wheelchair basketball and volleyball.
He worked in NHS for over 6 years as a senior physiotherapist where he was involved in the assessment and diagnosis of patients in specialised clinics working alongside consultants organising necessary further investigations or onward referral for physiotherapy or surgical procedures, such as total knee replacements and shoulder surgery.
His passion lies in helping clients achieve an accurate diagnosis, reduction in their pain or dysfunction and rehabilitation of clients back to health or onward referral to the right specialist should physiotherapy not be the right answer.
Martin is currently available for private consultations with our patients, and is looking forward to being part of growing bespoke private practice with an excellent reputation in the local area.
Annika: Clinic Director
Annie has been working as a Physiotherapist for 10 years and has been lucky enough to work in England, Scotland and Australia.
She started her career in the NHS in Liverpool where she chose to specialise in outpatients treating conditions such as sports injuries, rehabilitation, post operative conditions and chronic pain. Private sector work alongside this enabled her to gain experience in providing treatment for medico legal cases and return to work clients.
Following a move to Scotland in 2011 to take on a clinic lead role for BMI Private Hospital, she furthered her treatment skills by training in Clinical Pilates through APPI (Australian Pilates & Physiotherapy Institute), setting up a range of mat classes for rehabilitation and general fitness that were both a big hit with clients and staff!
In 2013 she made the move with her husband to Australia where she worked rurally in a private sports injuries practice in New South Wales and then in a private Physiotherapy and Pilates clinic in Sydney.
Since working in Australia she has become even more passionate about Clinical Pilates and the benefits it provides, here she gained the opportunity to specialise in Clinical equipment Pilates. In this environment her caseload was a range of clients from post operative spinal surgery, to ballet dancers and competing tri athletes, they all required a different approach but had the same goal to return to what they loved doing.
Her main aim is to aid people’s recovery, to reduce pain and allow them to return to normal function. Through the use of hands on treatment and clinical Pilates Annie feels the two work in unison together to help resolve issues and prevent them from re occurring.