Clare Graduated with Honours from Coventry University in 2005 and since then has worked in a variety of NHS, private, competitive sporting and occupational health settings. This wide range of work areas has enabled Clare to work and build relationships with some of London’s top orthopaedic, rheumatology and pain specialists as well as treat both simple and very complex musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. She currently splits her time between Bespoke Physiotherapy and a joint lead role within the Occupational Health Physiotherapy Service at King’s College Hospital, a service that she set up in 2011.
She has postgraduate training in manual therapy, sports massage, ACL rehabilitation, taping, complex spinal management, radiology, chronic pain management, workstation assessments and ergonomics. She is also currently completing her MSc in Occupational Health (Policy and Practice) at Cardiff University.
Clare specialises in workplace injuries, repetitive strain, road traffic accidents and persistent pain complaints. She helps patients resolve their symptoms quickly, to avoid their injuries becoming a long-term issue, and is able to work with persistent and complex conditions to help patients reach their full potential.
James McDermott completed his Physiotherapy degree in 2012 from St George’s University Hospital. James has gained a wealth of experience working within the NHS, private and sports sector.
With a passion for all sports, James has a particular interest in sports related injuries which has led him to gain experience with Charlton Athletic Football Academy. Additionally, James has regularly attended various sporting events offering his skills in preventative and acute management both pitch-side and within clinics.
James’ experience allows him to treat a wide range of clients including those suffering from acute complaints to the more complex post-operative conditions in addition to the amateur/high level athlete. James encompasses a patient-focused approach to treatment and utilises his skills in manual therapy to a high standard and promotes Pilates and exercise prescription to his clients.
James commits his spare time to his climbing and mountaineering training and has ascended a variety of mountains throughout the Alps. This allows James to be fully aware of the dedication needed to achieve personal goals; the frustrations of injuries affecting such achievements and therefore the importance of preventative rehabilitation.
Ian is an Australian Physiotherapist with a background in sports and musculoskeletal practice since graduating from the University of Queensland in 2012. He is a devout sports fanatic and enjoys running and playing golf and tennis.
Ian has a very hands-on approach to his therapy using innovative treatments to achieve great results with his clients. He has a particular interest in rehabilitating neck, thoracic and lower back conditions using highly effective manual therapy and soft tissue therapy techniques. Ian also has a passion for identifying, diagnosing and correcting lower limb biomechanical issues via targeted soft tissue and acupuncture/dry needling in conjunction with exercise therapy using Pilates and evidence-based sports specific rehabilitation.
Ian has several years of experience working for professional rugby league and union teams at a state and national level as the Head Physiotherapist. Competitions in which Ian has worked include the World Rugby Seven’s, National Rugby League (NRL), National Rugby Championship (NRC) and Queensland Cup Rugby League. In these roles, Ian became well versed in delivering physical screening, injury prevention, strength and conditioning, and sports specific rehabilitation for both conservative and surgical interventions.
Ian has also worked in a private hospital orthopedic setting working on a vast number of post-operative conditions from Day 1 right through to full rehabilitation. Two of Ian’s favourite conditions to work with are ACL reconstructions and rotator cuff repairs.
Clara became a welcomed addition to the BW team in 2016! She graduated Birmingham University in 2006 in Political Science, then went on to work in the UK Civil Service for a Central Government department finance team for 3 years, before moving to Brussels to work as a research assistant for an MEP in the European Parliament. She also has experience within the fitness industry, having managed an on-site team for a private swim-school.
Clara now keeps our physiotherapists in check at BW headquarters and is our go to person for setting up corporate physiotherapy packages, collaborating with sports clubs to promote our offers and discounts, as well as liaising with London based orthopaedic consultants wanting to meet and greet our wonderful physiotherapy team!