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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 also available for home 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.

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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 25 years and has over 20 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), Shock Wave, Ultrasound, Muscle Stim, 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.

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Ella Trot, Sports Therapist - MSc (Hons)

Ella Trott graduated from London Metropolitan University in 2019 with MSc Sports Therapy. Before completing her masters, she graduated from the University of Portsmouth in Sports and Exercise Science with a 2:1.

For the past 2 years, Ella has been doing pitch side for Rugby and Hockey teams with children aged 11-18 in Portsmouth.

Ella has volunteered at sporting events such as Brighton Marathon, Blenheim Triathlon, London Triathlon and Prudential Ride 100 providing pre and post event massage, treatments and recovery advice.

Ella also treats at Brighton Football Academy as a part time Sports Therapist. Her treatments include: sports massage including deep friction, trigger point and myofascial release, Maitland joint mobilisations, Shock Wave, Ultrasound, TENS, Interferential and rehabilitation programmes tailored to an individuals sport and lifestyle.

Ella is an active person playing netball for Brighton Netball Club. She enjoys doing strength and core workouts in the gym and is keen to start bouldering and climbing.

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Angelo Serra, Sports Therapist - BSc (Hons)

Angelo graduated from the University of Chichester with a first class honours degree in Sports Therapy (BSc Hons). As well as treating at Sussex Injury Clinic Angelo also works for the NHS in the falls and fracture department. He enjoys attending international conferences and CPD courses to further broaden his medical skills and knowledge.

Angelo`s treatment techniques include Maitland and Mulligan joint mobilisations, advanced soft tissue manipulation and myofascial release, the Graston technique (to reduce adhesions and increase flexibility of stiff joints), M.E.T. (Muscle Energy Technique), Sports Taping, electrotherapy modalities including Shock Wave, Ultrasound, Tens and Interferential and individualised rehabilitation programmes including pre and post surgery.

He was head therapist for Portsmouth Football Ladies team and has provided pitch side first-aid for Hove Rugby Team during training and match days.

 Angelo loves to be active by training at the gym and playing weekly sport including Football and Tennis.


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Meg Denman, Sports Therapist - BSc (Hons)

Meg has returned to Sussex Injury Clinics after a 2 year trip to Canada and surrounding regions. She 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.


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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!

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