Specialises as a musculoskeletal practitioner with special interest in spinal and peripheral manual physiotherapy, sports injuries rehabilitation and practise acupuncture
Joseph Chimera BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy. PgDip Man Therapy. PgDip Musculoskeletal Medicine. MHCPC. MCSP. MSOMM
I qualified as physiotherapist in 1999. I’ve done extensive post graduate training including acupuncture, diploma in Manual Therapy, diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine, peripheral Injection Therapy and Independent Non-Medical Prescribing. Currently working as an Extended Scope Physiotherapist (NHS) and as a manual therapist. I have been working in private clinics for ten years.
Currently on Sabbatical completing a MSc Musculoskeletal Medicine (Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh)
Wealth of experience as a specialist musculoskeletal practitioner with special interest in spinal and peripheral manual physiotherapy, sports injuries rehabilitation and practise acupuncture.
I am a good listener, very compassionate and very patient centred. In addition to formal physiotherapy, I will also “help you to help yourself”. I do comprehensive assessment and treatment techniques tailored towards agreed therapeutic goals – relieving symptoms, empowering and equipping you to self-manage. Where physiotherapy is not indicated, I can advise your GP on appropriate investigations and best pain control medication for your condition – in line with my current role as an Extended Scope Physiotherapist. Working alongside a spinal consultant in the NHS has enhanced my interest and understanding of spinal pain – including best physiotherapy and medical management for spinal pain.
I am a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and Health and Care Professions Council as well as a member of the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine (SOMM).
Outside work, I enjoy road cycling and running regularly. I have participated in a number of charity bike rides and cycling sportives. My cycling target is to do a 100-mile bike ride! Best one-off distance cycled so far is 76 miles for Against Breast Cancer Charity in Oxford. The best I’ve run is 12km. I aim to do a half marathon in future.