Mike graduated from The University of Southampton in 1997 with an honours degree in Physiotherapy. He spent 6 years (1997 – 2003) working in NHS teaching hospitals in London before relocating to Birmingham. He subsequently worked as a Senior Physiotherapist at The Priory Hospital and the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in the field of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal medicine (2003 – 2006) before committing full time to Physiokinetic Ltd.
Mike has accrued significant sports experience in a variety of sports. He has worked with Warwickshire County Cricket Club’s Second team since 2003, was the Senior Women’s England Lacrosse physio at the European Championships in Finland (2009), and is currently the Lead TASS (Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme) Physiotherapist for the Birmingham TASS Accredited Centre. In 2013 and 2014, Mike was Tournament Physiotherapist at the All England Open Badminton Championships which attracts the best players in the world. He was Team Physiotherapist to 2015/16 National Badminton League Champions - The Birmingham Lions. In 2014 Mike became Physiotherapist to the Elite GB Duathlon Team and has attended multiple World and European Championships. In 2016, Physiokinetic became the official medical support to The University of Birmingham Women’s Hockey Club who play at the highest level nationally in the Investec Premier Division. This medical support was extended in 2017 to include the Men’s Hockey Club.
At the University of Birmingham Practice Mike has gained significant multi-sport experience working with the student athletes/sports teams (2005 – ongoing) and is part of the support network which has contributed to the University being ranked second in the UK for sport (BUCS, 2011).
Mike is ACPSEM accredited (Silver) and is an accredited JEMS® practitioner. He has worked as a teaching assistant for Joanne Elphinston on her JEMS® courses.
Dr Gregory qualified from Warwick Medical School after completing a BSc in Physiology with Nutrition at the University of Southampton. She then undertook specialist training in Sport & Exercise Medicine in the West Midlands and has a Masters’ degree from the University of Bath. She is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) and is an examiner for both the FSEM and University of Bath diploma exams. She is a Member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) and Royal College of Physicians.
A Consultant Physician in Sport and Exercise Medicine she leads the Sports and Exercise Medicine service at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham including an NHS Dance Medicine Clinic. Dr Gregory also holds a Consultant post at University Hospitals of Leicester where she leads the Paediatric and Adolescent Sport and Exercise Medicine service.
Dr Gregory was previously Chief Medical Officer for British Basketball and has worked as a team doctor for National and Club teams across a range of sports including ice hockey, disability target shooting, championship football and rugby.
Dr Gregory was Travelling Chief Medical Officer for Team GB at the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang. She was involved in both the London Olympic and Paralympic Games, Glasgow Commonwealth Games and the London Invictus Games. Her current roles in sport include; Chief Medical Officer for Derby County Cricket Club, Team Doctor for England Disability Football teams and a National classifier for British Athletics.
Her clinical practice focuses on the non-operative management of musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries and physical activity promotion for general health and for those with chronic health problems. Her specialty interests include adolescent sports medicine, disability sports medicine and dance medicine.
Emma has been the voice of Physiokinetic for 10 years. As our Lead Administrator Emma is the font of all knowledge about booking appointments and the team’s availability. She will help make the appointment process as simple as possible and will be there to help with any further questions you may have. Having worked for many years as an NHS Physiotherapy Administrator prior to joining the team, there really is no one better qualified to make your booking experience as easy as possible.
Becki graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2002 and has gone on to assimilate 16 years of experience in the NHS, Professional Sport and Private Practice. Becki has extensive knowledge in managing adolescent/children’s sports injuries following 8 years at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and within elite football academies. In 2012, Becki graduated from the University of Bath with a MSc Sports Physiotherapy and held the post of Head Physiotherapist at Notts County F.C until 2016.
Becki joined the Physiokinetic team in February 2016 and has been working with the University scholarship athletes, TASS athletes and private patients. In 2016, Physiokinetic became the official medical support to The University of Birmingham Women’s Hockey Club who play at the highest level nationally in the Investec Premier Division. This medical support was extended in 2017 to include the Men’s Hockey Club. Becki is involved in match day cover as well as clinic support.
In the summer of 2017 Becki was part of the medical support team that covered the World Athletic and Para-athletic Championships in London.
Becki’s clinical interests lie within tendon injury, knee rehabilitation and return to play. Becki has undergone a range of post graduate training including, acupuncture, strength and conditioning, sports taping and is ACPSEM Silver accredited.
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Journal of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. Autumn, 81-87.
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Football and Medic Scientist Winter Issue 2016
Andrea graduated from Sapienza University of Rome in 2010 and has subsequently completed an MSc in Manual Therapy at Coventry University in 2017. He has worked in both Italy and England, gaining experience in private practice and elite sporting environments. He has worked for a number of rugby and football clubs including Birmingham Moseley RFC and Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. Academy (2017 – ongoing). These roles have enabled him to work with both adult and adolescent athletes of all ability levels.
Andrea joined the Physiokinetic team in September 2019. His role combines working with University scholarship athletes from all disciplines and private patients. He is involved in match day cover as well as clinic support for The University of Birmingham Hockey Club (men and women), the latter of which plays at the highest level nationally in the Premier Division.
Andrea has a special interest in sport injuries, injury prevention and spinal problems. He has completed a wide range of post-graduate training including his MSc and sport taping. Being a McKenzie Credentialed Therapist, he is highly trained in the use of the McKenzie Method, globally recognized as a leading treatment for back, neck and extremities disorders. He is also a full member of the MACP, the main organisation for manipulative therapists in the UK.
Alan Milway is a fitness coach primarily working with bike sport athletes - all disciplines of off road cycling and motorcycle sport. With nearly 15 years experience coaching professional athletes he has coached 6 World Champions and multiple National Champions.
Injuries are all too common in these sports and rehabilitation is key for a prompt return to action and Alan works closely with the team at Physiokinetic to ensure injuries can not only be assessed and treated, but rehabilitation can be incorporated fully in to the S&C programme for the best outcomes in performance and health