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About Team Buckley Physio

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Our Canterbury clinic was established in 1998. Andrew Buckley took over as owner, having managed the clinic for several years in 2006. Since then the clinic has been re-branded as TEAM BUCKLEY and has extended its scope. It is now a multi-disciplinary clinic providing Osteopathy, Physiotherapy and , Sports Therapy and Massage Therapy.

Our Aim is to address reoccurring problems by indentifying the potential causes of the problem and not just the symptoms and provide optimal rehabilitation and self help stategies.

All of our therapists are registered with the relevant regulatory bodies for their profession(s).

Andrew Buckley  Osteopath & Physiotherapist

MSc BSc Dip Sports Therapy MCSP

Spinal and Sports Osteopath/Physiotherapist

Andrew is one of the very few therapists who holds qualifications in both Osteopathy and Physiotherapy disciplines, with further qualifications/training in Spinal Trauma and Orthopaedics, upper limb, shoulder and elbow rehabilitation, Paediatric Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Pilates, Acupuncture and sports massage.

His clinical interests are in spinal (back, neck and pelvis) pain, post-surgical knee rehabilitation, arthritis care, and shoulder dysfunction in all ages.

Andrew has also worked with many sporting teams and events, including: professional premier and championship level football; the Kent Football Association; hockey; basketball; and international track cycling. Andrew has worked at track cycling world cups (Team USA) and was a selected Physiotherapist based at the Veledrome at the London 2012 Olympics— He provided pre-Olympic rehabilitation to Team Nepal and the Chinese 2012 gold medal-winning team for seated volleyball at the Paraolympics. Andrew has also worked as a Senior Physiotherapist at the Junior Commonwealth Games and the NatWest Island Games.

Currently, Andrew is a teaching fellow and examiner at the University of Bath on the Sports Physiotherapy master’s degree programme, and delivers yearly lectures on osteopathic spinal manipulation, having also taught these techniques within the Premier League rugby union.

Liam Holmes  Sports Nutritionist/Therapist

BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy MSc Sports and exercise nutrition science

Liam Holmes is a performance nutritionist specialising in sports nutrition, weight management and optimising health. His philosophy is one of a personalised approach to nutrition and using clinical assessment techniques alongside pioneering functional testing can help you achieve your goals. 

Having originally trained in Sports Therapy, Liam has completed an MSc in Exercise and Nutrition Science. He has worked in elite sport for over 9 years now and has seen the impact nutrition can have on health, performance and recovery. He currently works as a Sport Therapist for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club after spending 8 years at Fulham FC. He now combines his work in the elite sporting environment with helping people reach optimal health and performance through nutrition coaching. 

Laura Collins  Physiotherapist

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

Laura graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a BSc (Hons) degree in 2007. Since then she has worked in both the NHS and private sector to maintain her skills throughout a range of specialties.

She has worked at Team Buckley since October 2011 after her return from a spell working in Gibraltar. During her time there, she was given the opportunity to join the national cricket team on their European Championship T20 tour.

In addition to this, Laura is currently working for Gillingham Football Club as the Lead Physiotherapist for their academy players, where she has been since 2011.

Laura believes in taking a holistic approach to her treatment, using the biopsychosocial model to ensure the optimum outcome for her patients. This is used alongside manual techniques and implementation of management strategies to enable the desired return to function and sports.

Laura’s special interests include persistent pain management and neurology. She is APPI Pilates trained and incorporates these methods into her practice.

Judy Campbell  Sports Therapist/Pilates Instructor

Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist/Pilates Instructor (LCM Diploma, ITEC)

Judy initially worked in London running a successful PR company that specialised in film, video, television, theatre and personal representation. A keen gymnast and korfball player, Judy suffered from several sports injuries and, while undergoing rehabilitation for a long-term back injury, became very interested in massage and complementary therapies. Ten years after setting up her company she went back to college to train as a sports and remedial massage therapist.

Judy is qualified in sports and remedial and therapeutic massage and is also a qualified gym and pilates instructor. She uses this knowledge to provide rehabilitation exercise advice as well as pilates-based exercises for low back, shoulder and neck pain sufferers. She has a great interest in posture and general well-being in the workplace and provides advice on a regular basis; she recently presented a seminar at a conference in Berlin.

Judy has worked at several events providing pre and post event massage, including the world renowned Iron Man competition in Hawaii, the Samoan Rugby Team, National Beach Ball Championships, Commonwealth Youth Games, Masters Hockey World Cup and various 'Races for Life' for Cancer Research.

Judy has worked with Andrew Buckley since 2002

Simon Allum  Sports Massage and Bike Fit

Simon is a passionate cyclist, having raced and ridden in the UK and numerous other countries for over 30 years.

Simon spent 20 years working in and teaching critical care nursing, in a range of settings. In order to combine his health care experience and knowledge with his passion for sport he undertook a sport and exercise science degree followed by some PhD research.

Simon is a British Cycling general and mountain bike, level 2, coach and ride leader. He has undertaken Bike Fit Pro and Park Tool School training. He also has a Level 5 Professional Diploma in Sport and Remedial Massage undertaken at the prestigious North London School of Sports Massage and is a member of the Sports Massage Association.

Alexander Pouros Osteopath

BSc (Hons) Osteopathy

Alex began working at Team Buckley in October 2008 as a Sports Therapist and now works as an Osteopath after qualifying with a BSc (Hons) in Osteopathy in June 2009. Previous to this, Alex has worked as a Sports Therapist, fitness instructor and personal trainer for over eight years, specialising in core stability, nutrition advice and weight management.

Since qualifying as an Osteopath, Alex has completed courses in acupuncture and ultrasound therapy and now uses these in conjunction with traditional Osteopathic techniques in order to further enhance the treatments he provides. He has had pitchside experience working with Dover, Whitstable and Canterbury football clubs, as well as providing sports injury treatment at a number of sporting events, including England Volleyball Margate Masters and Race for Life.

Alex treats a wide variety of conditions, including sports-related and spinal pain. He believes that any treatment given should be professional and honest, aiming to return you to fitness as soon as possible through using a combination of treatment and home-based exercises. The ideals and principles used at the Team Buckley clinic allow him to fulfil these aims.

James Pritchard Chartered Physiotherapist

BSc (Hons), Sports and remedial massage therapist (Level 5 Diploma)

James graduated from Plymouth University with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy in 2012. Prior to this he spent 8 successful years serving aboard her majesty's submarines in the Royal Navy. Since his graduation James has worked both in private practice and in various physiotherapy specialities within the NHS with a special interest in spinal and upper and lower limb injuries and their rehabilitation.

James began working at Team Buckley in 2015 and has since gone on to complete a course in acupuncture which he uses alongside physiotherapy to treat both acute and chronic conditions. James is also an AAPI qualified Pilates instructor and has a Level 5 diploma in sports massage. These treatment modalities work interchangeably with physiotherapy helping to restore, maintain and enhance his client's physical ability and wellbeing.

James regularly attends continued professional courses in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and believes it is vital to be up to date with the latest advances and changes to clinical practice within this area. This helps to support his diagnostic clinical reasoning and therefore the delivery of effective physiotherapy for his clients.

Sophie Richardson  Sports Therapist

SMRT Dip – Sports Massage and Remedial Therapist Level 5 Diploma

Member of the Sports Massage Association.
Sophie has worked in the fitness industry for over ten years. She began her career as a lifeguard and, before too long, became a swimming instructor teaching a whole spectrum of ages. Soon after, Sophie qualified as a Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, Swedish Massage Therapist and Exercise Referral Instructor, enabling her to teach a variety of classes, including Pilates. She also teaches specialist G.P. referral aqua classes, which focus on musculoskeletal injuries and other health conditions. Sophie has been at the forefront of establishing the Active Life Triathlon Club, which began in 2012. She coaches weekly triathlon sessions in all three disciplines.

Sophie qualified in 2014 as a Sports Massage Therapist at the prestigious North London School of Sports Massage. Since qualifying, she has gained experience working at the London Marathon, ITU World Triathlon Series in London, and spent five months at The Telegraph working alongside their resident Physiotherapist, treating their journalists. She has previously worked at London Irish Rugby Club treating the academy players and now along with working with Team Buckely Physio is also working as an intern with Crystal Palace football club.

Sophie has a great passion for travel and sport, and has completed a number of sporting challenges. She competed in her first triathlon in 2014 and finished 1st in her age group and 3rd overall female. Sophie hopes one day to complete an Ironman triathlon.

Sophie Hunt  Osteopath

MSc Osteopathy

Sophie graduated from Leeds Metropolitan in 2014 with a Masters degree in Osteopathy and was also awarded the Deans prize for academic achievement.

Sophie comes from a sporting background currently playing for Ashford Hockey Ladies 1’s and previously representing the county in both hockey and cricket as a junior. It’s from this sporting background, as well as experiencing personal chronic injuries, that a real interest and passion for the use of manual therapy treatment and rehabilitation has been developed.

Sophie uses primary structural osteopathic techniques as a basis for her treatment but possesses qualifications in the use of both kinesiology tape and dry needling which can be utilised in her treatment approach where appropriate.

The titles: Osteopath and Physiotherapist are protected by law and it is an offence for anyone to use these titles dishonestly. All of our therapists are registered with the Health Professions Council (Physiotherapist, and Dietitian) or the General Osteopathic Council (Osteopath). Our Sports Therapists are registered with the Federation of Holistic Therapists.

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