MEET THE TEAM
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Kim Wurmli, Sports Therapist.

Kim graduated in Sports Therapy in 1990. She then went on to set up her own private practice at Withdean Sports Centre and a few years later at the Dolphin centre in Haywards Heath.

She worked as Sports Therapist to Sally Gunnell during her athletic career, travelling abroad with her and other Team GB members. She has worked with U18 England girls volley ball team, and Hove rugby club men's and ladies teams, Preston Bowls club and currently works with Phoenix Colts athletic club, and other community sports clubs. 

Kim has a particular interest in preventative treatment through muscle activation testing and specific functional training techniques. 

Her treatments includes; Advanced soft tissue manipulation (an important part of her treatment), Myofascial techniques, kinesiology, Maitland and Mulligan joint mobilisations, kinesio taping (Rock tape), ultrasound, interferential, individualised rehabilitation for both sport and occupational, Thai massage and Thera flex treatment.

Kim is an active sports person enjoying endurance events, she is a passionate skier and ski tourer having completed the Haute Route Mountain biking - South Downs one day event and Exmoor challenge.

Athletics was her main sport as a youth, which gives her a particular interest in working with athletes.

KIM TREATS AT THE BRIGHTON & HAYWARDS HEATH CENTRES
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Nik Pitharides, Sports Therapist - BSc (Hons)

Former senior lecturer in Sports Therapy at The University of Chichester (10 years). Nik has treated at Sussex Injury Clinics for over 20 years and has over 15 years’ experience of pitch side and clinical therapy for Brighton Rugby Club and Hove Rugby Club , including women’s county games. His qualifications also include a Biology degree with the Open University, which he undertook to further his understanding and interest of the human body.

The many treatment techniques include advanced soft tissue manipulation, Maitland and Mulligan joint mobilisations, muscle energy/ Muscle Activation techniques (Doug Heel Be Activated), kinesio taping (Rock tape certified, level 1 & 2), ultrasound, interferential and tens, individualised rehabilitation for occupational, sport, pre and post-surgery.

Nik is a keen sports participant, participating in a wide range of different activities, including some extreme sports and walking his two chocolate Labradors.

NIK TREATS AT THE BRIGHTON CENTRE ONLY
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Paul Keenan, Sports Therapist - BSc (Hons)

Paul first graduated in 2009 from the University of Kent with a Bachelor of Science in ‘Sports Therapy, Health and Fitness’. Upon completion he went on to study a post-graduate degree in ‘Advanced Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation’.  Whilst doing his post graduate study Paul did some teaching at the University to the undergraduate students, supervised the medical provision to athletes at the modern pentathlon world cup and post event massage to runners in the London Marathon for two years.

 Paul has spent time at Blackheath RFC and Beckenham RFC, he also ran his own injury and treatment clinic in Kent and was the therapist for the U16’s at Fulham FC in conjuction with the U18’s, reserves and 1st team.  He is a qualified personal trainer, kettle bell instructor, ViPR instructor and nutritional advisor.

Paul’s treatment techniques include advanced soft tissue and myofascial release, joint mobilisations, muscle energy/activation techniques, musculoskeletal acupuncture and Theraflex to name but a few.

Alongside this, Paul has a passion for functional training and CrossFit, snowboarding, exercise with his Alaskan malamute sled dog, rock climbing and anything new, adventurous and challenging!

PAUL TREATS AT THE BRIGHTON & HAYWARDS HEATH CENTRES

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Luke Adams, Sports Therapist - BSc (Hons)

Luke graduated from the University of Chichester with a Bsc (Hons) degree in Sports Therapy in 2015. During his time there, he worked alongside the University`s Womens basketball teams as their sports therapist, providing them with rehabilitation plans and match day medical cover. As well as this, he has experience working with and treating athletes through the University of Chichester Sports Injury Clinic and experience with Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club Mens First Team.

After graduating from University, Luke began to work with Brighton & Hove Albion Womens Football Club ; where he currently holds a position as a Sports Therapist for the U10s through to the first team, alongside his clinic work. As well as this, Luke has completed a variety of continued professional development courses, such as acupuncture, and attends yearly Isokinetic International Conferences.

In his spare time, Luke enjoys training and teaching the art of Taekwondo, where he holds a 5th Dan black belt as well as working out in the gym.

LUKE TREATS AT THE BRIGHTON & HAYWARDS HEATH CENTRES
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Meg Denman, Sports Therapist - BSc (Hons)

Meg graduated from the University of Chichester in 2014 after studying and gaining a degree in Sports Therapy (BSc Hons). Whilst at university Meg enjoyed competing in Netball for the University as well as Ultimate Frisbee. She also worked alongside the University Men's 1st team as their sports therapist supporting them in the BUCS premier south league.

Since leaving University Meg moved to work with East Grinstead Hockey club as the Mens 1st team Sports Therapist. This has come with the highlights of working with a very elite team and set of athletes. Other perks have included being able to travel with the team to the likes of Barcalona and Mulheim in Germany and supporting the team in winning their 7th consecutive national hockey 5s championship.

 Amongst all the sports therapy Meg loves hitting the gym to keep fit or running on the Ashdown forest with her two dogs.

MEG TREATS AT THE BRIGHTON & HAYWARDS HEATH CENTRES

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James Olorenshaw, Osteopath - BSc (Ost)

James qualified from The British School of Osteopathy in 1992. He was a Senior Clinical Tutor and lecturer at The British School of Osteopathy for many years. He acts as a regional representative to the profession's governing body, The General Osteopathic Council. He has also recently been appointed through the government's Appointments Commission to sit on the council's Investigating Committee.

Through undergraduate and postgraduate study he has developed techniques to apply to many different problems including sports injuries, chronic pain and jaw problems. He has also undergone postgraduate study in cranio-sacral osteopathy, offering a very gentle approach to suitable issues.

JAMES TREATS AT THE BRIGHTON CENTRE ONLY

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Anita Jones, Fascial Stretch Therapist - BSc (Hons)

Anita has had a lifelong interest in sport and how the body performs at its best. Testing herself throughout her life with gymnastics, trampolining, running, cycling, triathlon and rowing. She still competes at rowing and triathlon and surprised herself with a silver age group medal at the English Indoor Rowing Champs in 2015 after only a few months in the sport. She has competed at European and World level for GB age group triathlon and has a true passion for people achieving their potential. 

Her first interest in bodywork started in the early 1990’s when she qualified in Swedish Massage at Chichester College. This took her off to Egypt to work in a health club which set her on a path of 11 years of travel and long distance study for a Post Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from Sheffield Hallam

Returning to the UK in 2004 and working in travel it was only a few years before she wanted to combine her love of sport and hands on bodywork again. She did a BTEC level 5 in Sports & Remedial Massage at London School of Sports Massage (LSSM) graduating in 2007, she never looked back. 

Her desire to really find the cause and route of injuries and pain led her to Arizona where she has studied at the Stretch to Win Institute with Ann and Chris Frederick in Fascial Stretch Therapy?. She holds their highest level certificate Level 3 Fascial Stretch Specialist using a pain free table based stretching system to really get to the bottom of what is going on. Her experience of massage and kinesio taping complements this system. 

She has a particular interest in working with athletes to prevent injuries and enhance performance by unlocking their potential and can be see in Brighton and Haywards Heath.


ANITA TREATS AT THE BRIGHTON & HAYWARDS HEATH CENTRES

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Richard Pryer, Podiatrist.

Richard is a qualified podiatrist with an honours degree in Podiatric medicine from the University of Brighton and specialises in all areas of footcare from corn and callus removal, verruca treatment and the diagnosis and management of a range of musculoskeletal conditions. An avid sports fan, Richard has also been part of the medical team for the Brighton Marathon. 

Richard has helped to establish the Laser Fungal Nail clinic at Withdean Sports Complex and is an expert in fungal nail conditions, qualified in the use of cutting edge technology like the Lunula cold laser and Clearanail micro-drilling technique.

Richard is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is a member of The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. He is looking forward to meeting you at the Withdean Treatment Rooms!

RICHARD TREATS AT THE BRIGHTON CENTRE ONLY
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