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Meet The Team

Dr Paul Head
Consultant Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

PhD MSc MCSP HCPC

Paul recently completed a PhD into the use of blood flow restriction and neuromuscular electrical stimulation to optimise muscular strength and size improvements both pre and post surgical operations and after injury. Paul has a special interest in post-operative cases (such as ACL reconstructions, total hip and knee replacements) as well as injuries of the knee, spine and shoulder. Her also currently consults for a number of Premeir League Football Teams and for the Irish Olympic Association

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​He now works exclusively in private practice and professional sport but has experience in the NHS. 

Paul has worked with international athletes from professional sports including rugby, football, cricket and athletics. 

He rehabilitated a Judo athlete from a broken leg in February 2021 to be able to compete in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games. Additionally, during 2021 he has provided educational services to Crystal palace Football Club and Leeds United Football Club to their respective medical teams. 

He is a member of the chartered society of physiotherapists and registered with the health and care professionals council in the UK. He is also a member of the association of chartered physiotherapists in sport and the UK strength and conditioning association.

He is one of the physiotherapists at Surrey County Cricket Club and prior to this appointment was with London Wasps Rugby club. He has also worked with athletes from Preston North End FC, Team GB, UK athletics, England Rugby, Essex CCC and iron man triathletes to name a few.

Having first studied a Bachelors degree in Sports Therapy at the University of Central Lancashire between 2008-2011. He went on to complete a Masters in Physiotherapy at Kings College London in 2014. He then went on to start a PhD at St Marys University in 2016 and is projected to complete his doctorate in 2022. Paul has been published in multiple international journals. He has also lectured and provided training for optimising muscle strength and size throughout the rehabilitation period both nationally and internationally. 

Paul is a consultant physiotherapist and an expert in his field. His approach is collaborative, working with the client to find the solution to their problem, whether that is an acute or long standing issue.

Jonathan O'Donoghue

Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

BSc (Hons) MCSP HCPC

Jonathan graduated from University

College Dublin with degrees in both BSc

Health and Performance Science and BSc

Physiotherapy. Currently, Jonathan is

undertaking a part-time MSc in Sports

Medicine, Exercise and Health at

University College London.

 

Jonathan is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council in the UK.

 

Since graduating, Jonathan has worked full-time in football at Southampton FC, Brighton & Hove Albion FC and currently at Crystal Palace FC.

 

Jonathan has a special interest in post-operative rehabilitation such as ACL reconstructions. Jonathan also specialises in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. 

Jonathan is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA) and utilises strength and conditioning principles in his rehabilitation. Jonathan is also qualified in dry needling (OMT Training) which forms part of his physiotherapy treatment.

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Ben Austen
Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

BSc (Hons) MSc MCSP HCPC

Ben has a special interest in post-operative cases (such as ACL reconstructions, total hip and knee replacements) as well as injuries of the spine and shoulder.

He now works exclusively in private practice and professional sport but has experience in the NHS.

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​He has worked with international athletes from professional sports including football, cricket and athletics.

He is a member of the chartered society of physiotherapists and registered with the health and care professionals council in the UK. He is also a member of the association of chartered physiotherapists in sport and the UK strength and conditioning association.

He is one of the physiotherapists at Surrey County Cricket club and prior to this appointment was with Crystal Palace Football club. He has also worked with athletes from Team GB, UK athletics, England Hockey, Harlequins RFC, Arsenal FC and Manchester City FC to name a few.

Ben proudly supported the Kinetic Foundation’s full time football Academy as well as its Community falls prevention program in partnership with Surrey Physiotherapy Clinic previously.

Having first studied a Bachelors degree in Sport and exercise science at the University of Birmingham, he went on to work as an Exercise physiologist and Health Advisor for Bupa Health and Wellbeing UK in Central London. Following this with a two year Masters degree in Physiotherapy at Kings College, London.

Ben is a qualified sports massage therapist and Advanced Trauma practitioner (Lubas Medical). He is currently in the process of completing his FIFA medical diploma.

His approach is collaborative, working with the client to find the solution to their problem, whether that is an acute or long standing issue.

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