Let us introduce ourselves
"We think that friendly people make the best therapists. We hope that we are as friendly as they come. Therefore we must be brilliant at what we do. Get to know us a bit".
Nick is a local boy come home, offering his unique style of injury and performance treatment in the setting of the Peak District National Park. Training in Huddersfield and initially working his junior rotations in Yorkshire, Nick fell in love with all things Physiotherapy. His progress was then into professional sport and private clinic work. He now runs Physios Rooms whilst being a Dad and running a number of post graduate courses around the country.
Nick has gained a reputation for his style of treatment of unresolved pain of any kind. " I have a great interest in the patient rather than the symptoms and we treat people not injuries. I have worked with the best therapists from around the world and I have cherry picked all the things I know work and then I apply that to my practice. Whether that be hands on treatment, Diaphragm conditioning with balloons or world class education to empower my patients. I enjoy the journey from start to finish, I love my job".
Nick has worked with European Tour golfers, British Fell Running, England Triathlon and Super league Rugby. He became a Titleist Performance Institute associate and plays golf to a high standard himself. He has run a number of marathons and likes to climb on the local Gritstone. His greatest pleasure however is his family and bringing up his young son Arthur.
He has a keen interest in the role of breathing and the influence the diaphragm has on chronic pain and has great results with his leftfield approach. He also has good experience in motivating patients and understanding the psychology of being injured and being unable to perform.
Specialist Hand Therapist
"We are very privileged to have an exceptional clinition work with us at the clinic". Nicholas Allen
Cate is all things 'Hands'! One of the UK's best clinical specialist in the treatment of acute and long term hand and wrist problems. Cate splits her time between treating patients and being the course lead at Derby University for the Masters Hand Therapy Course (the sole Msc programme in the country) Her clinical experience and treament is second to none.
Cate started her career working in the NHS at Pinderfield's Hospital in Wakefield, famous as a burns and plastics unit. Cate quickly became interested in plastics and hands and before long was leading the team of therapists across the hospital. Cate began to advance her skills in a number of fields. Specialist splinting, wound care, K-wire removal, management of the hand and eventually as a Neurolinguistic Programme Practitioner. Cate is a soft tissue injection therapist and also offers clinical cosmetic camouflage.
Cate now designs, runs and teaches her craft at the University of Derby to therapists across the globe. The online course is unique to the UK and the world. She travels extensively to lecture on courses, conferences and seminars. She is also involved in a number of research projects including the role of acute hand therapy in A&E and the pscyological impact of hand injuries.
"I, like most of my collegues in the world of hands, am totally passionate about my job. It is such an emotive experience having a hand injury and when we can offer so many options to help people it really makes coming to work a pleasure"