Louise Kempson –  RN (Dip Adult Nursing with Merit), Dip FH MCFHP MAFHP

Managing Driector

Louise had been helping Chris with the admin part of the business but took over the running of the clinic on the day Chris (her husband and founder of CK Clinic) was killed. Louise has a background in nursing, qualifying as a registered nurse in 2006. Louise is also a qualified foot health practitioner and is training to be a reflexologist and this service will be available in the clinic from October 2021.

Being a solo parent and business owner doesn’t allow much free time but Louise likes to keep active and particularly enjoys kickboxing aswell as the odd game of scrabble and once appeared on Channel 4’s Countdown.

Louise always enjoyed running the clinic with Chris and has always been passionate about providing excellent patient care which will continue at CK Clinic.

Steph Heyes BSc (HONS) MCSP HCPC

Specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist

Qualifying with a first in her physiotherapy degree in 2012 she has has worked within the NHS, alongside amateur rugby teams and in the private sector. Also Steph works for herself providing physiotherapy for patients in their own home.

Steph has a passion for treating patients and helping them to achieve their potential by working with them to achieve this. As the newest member of the team Steph brings her passion for team work, high level rehabilitation and manual therapy skills to CK Clinic.

Steph is qualified in acupuncture and is a member of AACP (Association of acupuncture for chartered physiotherapists).

As well as working for CK Clinic, Steph also works for the NHS treating paediatric patients in the community. Remove the part about Steph being the newest member of the team and add Steph joined CK Clinic in January 2019.

Jack Dawkins –  MSc Sports Physiotherapy BSc (HONS) Physiotherapy MCSP HCPC

Jack qualified as a Physiotherapist from the University of Southampton in 2011 and has previous experience working in the NHS, private practice and with both recreational and elite athletes.

He received a Master’s degree in Sports Physiotherapy from the University of Bath in 2019 and is an Internationally Registered Sports Physiotherapist (IFSPT). He has worked at high profile sporting events including the World University Games, the European Games and the Invictus Games and recently published academic research which helps to reduce hip and groin problems in footballers.

He currently works as a physiotherapist for the Ministry of Defence and has a specialist interest in running injuries, hip and knee pain, and rehabilitating people back to full health and physical activity. Jack is equally adept at treating sports related injuries or pain developed at the (home) office. He will help you to understand your problem and empower you to achieve your goals.

Alongside physiotherapy, Jack enjoys travelling, keeping fit and plays in a Touch Rugby league in Bath.

Becca Evans BSc (HONS) MCSP HCPC

Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Becca qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from Keele University in 1998 and is registered with the Chartered society of Physiotherapy and the Health Care and Professions Council.

She has specialised in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy since 2000 and has worked predominantly within the NHS, in hospitals, GP practices and health centres. In 2012 Becca moved into the private sector in order to gain more experience treating acute injuries. Becca joined CK Clinic in October 2016.

Becca is an experienced physiotherapist offering a wide range of treatments for a variety of musculoskeletal problems. She aims to treat you area of pain, but more importantly, to address the underlying cause of your problem.

This will all be done by combining hands on treatment with specific exercises targeted at addressing any poor movement patterns and biomechanics, and then giving exercises to gradually build up the body`s ability to cope with loads put on it. Becca aims to give you the knowledge and skills to start helping yourself to reduce pain and stop it from reoccurring.

Linda Hunter – MSc Physio-Orthopaedics BSc Physiotherapy (HONS) MCSP HCPC

Linda recently moved to Chippenham after living for many years in South Africa. She has worked as a physiotherapist in a wide variety of settings, including public and private hospitals (acute, rehabilitation and neurological), private practice, lecturing at university, medico-legal assessments and treatments, and ergonomic musculoskeletal assessments.

With her wide general experience, Linda has a passion for working with patients to maximise their recovery, using manual therapy, exercise, movement and education to achieve optimal shared outcomes. The topic of her master’s degree dissertation was musculoskeletal problems associated with computer use, so anyone suffering with poor posture from working at home Linda is your lady!.

Sophie Tabor – BSC (Hons) – MCSP HCPC

Speciailist MSK Physiotherapist

Sophie has 2 degrees, one in Sports Science and then she went on to get a first in her physiotherapy degree in 2014 at The University of Birmingham. Sophie has worked in MSK for 6 years and has a passion for all sports and optimising performance through rehabilitation and strength and conditioning. Sophie has a wide variety of knowledge and skills and has worked with patients with chronic pain, children with dyspraxia and post op rehabilitation. Sophie is a keen sportswoman and enjoys running, cycling and tennis. Her greatest achievement was winning a half iron distance and being pipped to the post at a mountain running race in Whistler, Canada.

Gemma Johnstone – Level 3 Sports Massage Therapist

Gemma is a qualified massage therapist and has previously worked at CK Clinic covering maternity leave for Kylie who has now sadly left us so Gemma has come back to save the day.

Gemma is also a Standup Paddleboard Instructor and a qualified fitness coach working with many types of athletes from recreational to professional.

Gemma fills her spare time mostly outdoors either running, cycling, hiking and wildcamping and when at home enjoys crafts and baking.

 

Rose Martin – Soft Tissue Therapist – DipHE BTEC Level 5

A rat race escapee and adventurer wannabe. After seven years of sports events management in London, Rose decided to call it quits with a desk job and pursue a career in Soft Tissue Therapy and teaching Yoga.

For the last two years she has been working at a physio clinic in the French Alps helping clients recovering from injury or simply keeping fit for the mountain. Her Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Yin classes focus on breathing, conscious movement and alignments, where modifications and moderations are supported by her treatments outside of the studio in massage, therapy and rehab for the body.

Specialising in alpine sports clients, she returns to Wiltshire to further her career at CK Clinic and accept some new challenges a bit closer to sea level!

Rose has recently set up a yoga studio in Devizes www.sowandroot.co.uk

 

Michelle Minaides – Level 3 Sports Massage Therapist

Michelle has always been interested in sports massage, from her early days as a swimmer when she had them regularly to stay injury free and in top condition for training. Now as a kick boxer, she values the importance of keeping her body in good condition and free of aches and pains. Since becoming a sports massage therapist, Michelle loves being able to help others with any pains they may have, whether it be from sports or simply from poor posture. It’s not just for sports people, anyone can benefit from a sports massage.

Michelle feels really passionately about helping people achieve their goals, whatever they may be and loves meeting lots of different people and having an impact on their day to day lives.

Michelle joined CK Clinic in September 2019 but was a previous client and friend to Chris and is honoured to be representing his legacy by helping get people better through massage therapy. Michelle also offers cupping as well as deep tissue/sports massage.

Michelle is now also offering pregnancy massage.