Kirk-Russell-PhysiotherapistI am a chartered physiotherapist with over 20 years experience, predominantly in elite sport.   I have extensive experience in elite sports and sports injuries, and I am also highly experienced in all areas of physiotherapy.  I passionately believe in not only treating the symptoms of pain, but getting to the root cause of the problem.  My belief is that prevention is better than a cure, and I always strive to provide the education and tools required to stop problems from occurring or reoccurring.

I was Team Physiotherapist for the England Cricket Team for nine years, where I proudly became the first England physio to achieve over 100 test matches.

I served as Head of Medical Services with the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League for over three years, treating International players such as Kevin Pietersen, Morne Morkel from South Africa and Virender Sehwag from the Indian Cricket Team.

I have also worked in a number of other sports at the elite level, including  for Tottenham Hotspur FC, Northampton Saints and most recently at the London Olympics.  At the Olympics I was based in the Olympic Village medical centre, allowing me the opportunity to work with a number of countries across a diverse range of sports, including athletics, weightlifting, gymnastics and beach volleyball.

Most recently I was as the Clinical Lead Physiotherapist for Spire private hospitals in Cambridge, and in Bristol, treating post operative patients and helping to treat a broad range of conditions.

I also ran my own physiotherapy practice in Northampton, whilst physiotherapist with Northamptonshire County Cricket Club. During this time, I worked extensively with Northamptonshire Police, where I helped many police officers return to work after chronic and acute injuries.

I started my career working for the NHS at Southmead Hospital in Bristol, in areas such as outpatients, stroke rehabilitation and orthopaedics.

Born in Bath, we emigrated when I was only a child to New Zealand where I completed my physiotherapy diploma.  I then completed my Bachelor of Science Physical Therapy Degree at the University of Alberta in Canada in 1990 and recently completed a Masters Degree in Sports and Exercise Medicine at UWIC in Cardiff.

I have recently moved back to Bath with my young family to set up my own physiotherapy business and am delighted to be back.

 

Accreditations

  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports & Exercise Medicine (ACPSM)
  • British Association of Sport & Exercise Medicine (BASeM)
  • Member of Physio First
  • HPC Registered
  • MSc SEM (Sport and Exercise Medicine)
  • BSc PT (Physical Therapy)