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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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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!


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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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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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Luke Adams, Sports Therapist - MSc (Hons)

Luke graduated from the University of Chichester with a Bsc (Hons) degree in Sports Therapy in 2015.

After graduating from University, Luke began to work with Brighton & Hove Albion Women's Football Club ; where he spent 3 seasons as a Sports Therapist for the U10s through to the first team, alongside his clinic work.

To further enhance his knowledge and skills, Luke completed a postgraduate masters degree in Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health at University College London in 2020. Furthermore, he is now studying for the Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) masters degree at St Mary's University, Twickenham.

Additionally, Luke has worked with TF Sport and supported them in their 2019 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup as well as worked with the University of Chichester as an Associate Lecturer.

He currently also works for Crawley Town Football Club as first team Sports Therapist.

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.

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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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Tim Margrett, Physiotherapist - BSc (Hons), HCPC and CSP member, AACP registered (SORRY, NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Tim has been practicing physiotherapy since 2003. His areas of expertise include Neurology, Vestibular rehabilitation and sports injury- both acute and chronic. Tim has spent time working in Australia and New Zealand and has mostly been based in the public sector. Since returning to the UK he has been successful as the Haywards Heath rugby club physiotherapist as well as running a team in the public sector. Tim is an expert in Clinical Pilates having learnt this when in New Zealand and can therefore offer holistic assessments as well as manual therapy and acupuncture.

He is passionate about his work and wants to see his patients happy and pain free!

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