All of our Physiotherapists have spent many years training and working within the NHS before branching out into private practice. They are all Chartered Physiotherapists thereby ensuring the very highest standard of patient care and a commitment to continued professional development.

  • Nick Clunies-Ross +

    Nick Clunies-Ross Dip RG/RT MCSP -
    Practice Principal

  • Clinical Experience +

    I qualified as a Remedial Gymnast and Recreational Therapist at the University Hospital of Wales. While studying for my diploma I also worked in miners' rehabilitation centres in South Wales and Cheshire.

    After further examinations and qualifying as a Chartered Physiotherapist I worked at both Northampton General Hospital and St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London. In both hospitals I worked as a Senior Physiotherapist in the out-patient department specialising in spinal problems and sports injuries - managing their sports injury clinics.

    In 1991 I left the NHS to take over The Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic in Morpeth. I designed and had built the Clinic in Cramlington which was officially opened in 2004 by Sir Bobby Robson.

  • Special Interests +

    Sports injuries, especially football, rugby, athletics, golf and racquet sports.

    Sports rehabilitation - working closely with individual coaches when necessary.

    Spinal problems - focusing on long term management

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  • Val Edmondson +

    Val Edmondson Dip PT MAACP
    MCSP (Liverpool)

  • Clinical Experience +

    In my early career I specialised in Respiratory Care and particularly Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care. My work took me from Liverpool to London then onto Manchester and Birmingham with a short spell in Australia . On moving to the North East I decided to change tack and retrained as a musculo-skeletal physiotherapist, gaining several post graduate qualifications along the way. Before starting work at The Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic in 2005, I worked at Northumbria Healthcare Trust taking an active role in the post graduate training of the musculo-skeletal physiotherapists.

    Post Graduate Qualifications:

    Credentialed McKenzie Therapist


    Diploma in Orthopaedic Medicine

    Member of The Acupuncture Association of Physiotherapists

  • Special Interests +

    Acupuncture ( including trigger point and periosteal techniques)

    Management of Acute and Chronic Sports Injuries

    Repetitive strain injuries eg achilles tendinopathy and tennis elbow

    Shoulder problems (including post surgery)

    Spinal problems (including whiplash injury, thoracic and rib pain and nerve pain e.g. sciatica, brachialgia)

    The management of chronic pain

    Post operative orthopaedic rehabilitation e.g. knee and hip replacement surgery

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  • Andrew Alden +

    Andrew Alden

    Andrew Alden BHSc (Hons)
    MCSP (York)

  • Clinical Experience +

    I graduated from York St John University in 2008 and gained my first employment with BMI Woodlands where I worked in orthopaedic rehabilitation and treated musculoskeletal outpatients. I moved on to work for Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust to increase my knowledge and skills across all areas of physiotherapy including respiratory and elderly rehabilitation. I now specialise in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and I am qualified to use acupuncture.

    Qualified to use Acupuncture.

  • Special Interests +

    Sports injuries

    Spinal Problems such as mechanical low back pain and nerve root pain

    Post operative Orthopaedic rehabilitation

    Management of chronic pain


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