Chairperson, Dave Baker
David brings together his unique skills as Extended Scope Physiotherapist in the NHS, MSK Sonographer, experienced injection therapist, and lecturer to the professional network. David works as an Extended Scope Physiotherapist in the NHS, working extensively with diagnostic ultrasound since 2007 and studied for his formal PG Cert at Canterbury Christ Church University. He has further developed his special interest in ultrasound guided injection therapy.
David also qualified as a Non-medical Prescriber in 2008. In addition, David works as visiting lecturer at London, City University, Department of Applied Biological, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences. David presented at the CSP Congress 2010 and is a member of the CSP’s Medicines Management Advisory Group. David is Clinical Director at Complete Physiotherapy Limited – a chain of London based sports injuries clinics.
Secretary, Louise Goodlass
Louise graduated from Bradford School of Physiotherapy in 1981 and currently works as a Specialist MSK Physiotherapist with Humber Foundation Trust and for Hull MSK Services. Louise previously worked at the Middlesex Hospital, Scarborough Hospital and Hull Royal Infirmary specialising in Neurosurgery and Neurology rehabilitation, she qualified as an Injection Therapist in 1999 both in Cortisone and Botulinum Toxin. Louise has a special interest in developing PGD's, Protocols and Patient Specific Directions for the administration of medicines.
Treasurer, Digant Patel
8a Orthopaedic practitioner at Medway Community Healthcare.
CPD Officer, Andrew Pontin
Andrew is a Senior MSK Physiotherapist in the NHS working at Gosport War Memorial Hospital with a special interest in the upper limb. Additionally he works in a triage service providing front line physiotherapy assessment for overstretched GP services whilst supporting the CPD of Southern Health Physiotherapists operating through the education committee. He is further developing his interest in the shoulder by currently undertaking a upper quadrant ESP apprenticeship and is working with shoulder orthopaedic surgeons to develop a revised evidence based post-op shoulder protocols. His passion is teaching and supporting junior staff and students in their development.
Diversity Officer, Gareth Evans
Gareth qualified from the University of East London in 2009, and is currently working as an extended scope physiotherapist in the NHS. Gareth has an extensive background of working with various MSK caseloads within the military, sport, and NHS, and has a particular interest in innovative practice and service development. Currently Gareth is involved with developing a website to facilitate MSK triage, and is undertaking a PGcert in MSK sonography at the university of east London.
PR Officer, Stuart Wildman
Stuart is an Extended Scope Physiotherapist working in the NHS in London. He has extensive experience of utilising palpation guided and ultrasound guided injection in clinical practice. He qualified from the University of Southampton in 2003 with a BSc Physiotherapy, and went on to gain an MSc in Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy at The University of Hertfordshire. He is an active member of the executive committee of EPADU (Electrophysical Agents and Diagnostic Ultrasound) special interest group, helping develop the use of diagnostic ultrasound in Physiotherapy within the UK. He is also a member of the well regarded MACP (The Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists).
Stuart developed a well regarded website to promote the clinical integration of diagnostic MSK ultrasound, www.theultrasoundsite.co.uk.
Research Officer, Scott Newton
Scott is a highly experienced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. He graduated with a first class BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy 2005, holds a BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science degree and has undertaken a number of post graduate MSc qualifications.
Scott has a special interest in the treatment and management of running related injuries. He has worked as part of a multi-disciplinary Sports & Exercise Medicine Clinicl, where he was responsible for establishing a Physiotherapy Running Gait Clinic. The clinic delivered running specific rehabilitation programs, gait retraining, and involved working closely with a team of sports & exercise medicine doctors, orthopaedic & podiatric surgeons to achieve optimal patient outcomes. He enjoys working with runners of all abilities.
Scott currently divides his time between private practice and working as an Orthopaedic Practitioner in an extended scope role, where he is responsible for requesting diagnostic imaging and providing musculoskeletal injection therapy at a large NHS teaching hospital in Surrey where he works closely with orthopaedic consultants to deliver the most appropriate assessment & treatment to patients.
Scott is a keen distance runner having completed numerous half marathons, full marathons and an ultra-marathon over the past 16 years. His current marathon personal best is 2 hours 40 minutes set at the TCS Amsterdam Marathon in 2015 - which he hopes to improve on!