Phil Evans – Clinical Lead & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
BSC (Hons) Sports Rehabilitation, MSC Physiotherapy
Phil gained his BSc Sports Rehabilitation from St Marys College Twickenham and MSc Physiotherapy from the University of Birmingham. Phil started his career working in a private clinic near Solihull treating a broad range of injuries and clients.
Phil enjoys sport in general and was himself a keen rugby player and athlete.
The skills and experience that Phil has obtained enables him to treat patients of all ages and from all walks of life, irrespective of whether they have been involved with sport or not. The aim is the same; to return patients to at least their pre-injury level of fitness and if possible, to develop beyond.
Conal Geoghegan – Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
BSc Hons in Physiotherapy
Conal is a fully qualified chartered physiotherapist from Nottingham, with a BSc Hons in Physiotherapy from Sheffield Hallam University. He also holds a Level 3 Exercise Referral with Special Conditions Diploma.
Conal has gained experience working in both the public and private sectors, working within musculoskeletal, paediatric, respiratory and sports settings. He has gained experience with a variety of sports such as football, rugby, cricket and basketball and is currently the lead physiotherapist for the men’s and women’s basketball programmes at Loughborough University, alongside providing physiotherapy for the professional WBBL Leicester Riders Basketball team.
In 2017, Conal began his pathway working with the national team within basketball, as he became the lead physiotherapist for the Great Britain U16’s Women’s team.
Currently, Conal has a combined role working with both performance sports and within the private clinic, allowing him to see a wide variety of clients and helping achieve goals ranging from returning to normal every day activities to competing at the national level of their sports.
Clare Lickess – Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist & Lead Physiotherapist for Men’s & Women’s Swimming
Following graduation from university as a chartered physiotherapist in 2000, Clare completed core rotations around the university hospitals in Birmingham. This gave her essential experience in many disciplines; including neurology, respiratory care, orthopaedics, hydrotherapy, trauma and outpatients.
In 2002, Clare decided to pursue her interest in sports, and secured a specialist post in the management of musculoskeletal injuries. Her key responsibilities included the efficient assessment, triaging and rehabilitation of patients with acute, chronic and overuse injuries, assisting them back to high level of function and sport. This was coordinated through close team work with doctors, nursing staff, strength and conditioning coaches and occupational health nurses.
In addition to the above, Clare has also pursued further post graduate qualifications including a diploma in injection therapy, a post graduate certificate in musculoskeletal studies, and she has also become a sports massage practitioner.
Clare is currently working towards accreditation within the Association of Chartered Physiotherapy in Sports Medicine by working towards her bronze and silver awards.
Clare joined the Physiotherapy Clinic here at Loughborough University in February 2015, further developing her skills in the management of sporting injuries in a multi-sport environment. She is the lead physiotherapist for Loughborough University Men’s & Women’s Swimming Performance teams.
Alex Peace – Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Clinical Lead for Performance Sport
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, MSc Sport & Exercise Medicine
Alex is currently on maternity leave.
Alex qualified in 2002 from Brunel University, London and has a wide range of experience working in both public and private sectors. Alex worked for many years in a variety of areas within the NHS, before specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Following many happy years in the NHS, she is now Clinical Lead here in the clinic, combining this with a full clinical caseload in addition to running two private practices of her own.
Alex has previously worked with the Amateur Swimming Association on the England Talent Program, and for various football and rugby squads throughout her career. Alex combined her passion for sport and physiotherapy by completing an MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine at Nottingham University in 2011.
Alex uses a ‘hands-on’ physiotherapy approach with a focus on rehabilitation to deliver an effective treatment program, often using techniques such as acupuncture, massage and taping.
Tony Woolerton – Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Tony studied at Sheffield Hallam University. After graduating, he worked in the NHS and the private sector, treating athletes and the general public for 3 amazing years.
Following this, Tony worked for an occupational health company and part-time as part of the physiotherapy team for a professional football team in Nottingham.
Tony joined the Loughborough University Physiotherapy Clinic in April 2017.
Tony’s experience of working with professional sports teams, the NHS and the private sector enable him to deliver an optimal service to a wide range of clients.