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.
Oisín spent two years in Semmelweis Budapest before transferring his studies to University of the West of England where he qualified as a physiotherapist in 2010. He has work predominantly in the musculoskeletal physiotherapy field, with a strong focus on sports related injuries.
Within this field Oisín has worked with people from casual participants to professional athletes, such as those in FIA Formula 4 (junior category to F1), track and field athletes, junior GB rowers and currently professional boxing. This has given him opportunity to work with a wide range of shoulder, spinal, knee and biomechanical injuries and dysfunctions.
Oisín’s special interest is less to do with a favourite joint and more to do with the best, most efficient ways in which to perform rehabilitation and to help his patients maintain their rehabilitation plan with little to no change in their day to day lives. His “out of the box” thinking means no treatments between patients are the same, nor transferable.
Oisin prides himself on his unique and personal brand of Physiotherapy. In the coming years he will complete his qualification in strength and conditioning with the UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) and aims to complete his masters in Sports Medicine within the next four years.
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!