Nicola has over 10 years’ experience working within MSK Physiotherapy after qualifying from the University of Huddersfield; including seven years working in the North Kirklees MSK Service. She has worked within semi-professional sport, mainly Rugby League, since 2007. She progressed to a managerial role within Connect Health as Physiotherapy Team Lead; which involves the support, co-ordination and leadership of the Physio/Rehab Therapists and has now progressed to Operations Manager for Yorkshire. She provides support for the CATS service, assisting with triage and providing injection therapy. She also works collaboratively with other professionals and services locally to facilitate better patient pathways. Nicola has a passion for self-development and the development of others, as well as proactively supporting MSK Education events ran by Connect. Nicola was provided with a large amount of development through Connect’s structured leadership programme, which she completed in June 2018.
Advance Practice Physiotherapist, Team Lead
Neil graduated from the University of Huddersfield in 2008 and secured his first Junior Physiotherapist role in the NHS in Rotherham. After several junior rotations, he began to specialise in Musculoskeletal/Orthopaedic Physiotherapy and gained his first senior position eighteen months post-graduation; completing rotations in orthopaedic inpatient, outpatient rehab and then settling in musculoskeletal outpatient services.
Whilst continuing to develop in his role in the NHS, he also worked in Professional Rugby Union for nine seasons as one of the medical team at the club. He has also worked extensively in private practice in Rotherham, gaining more knowledge and skill in managing musculoskeletal conditions.
Neil joined Connect in November 2017 as an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner and has thoroughly enjoyed his time so far, even being fortunate enough to be selected to be the Subject Matter Expert for the lower limb.
When not at work, Neil enjoys running, spending time in the countryside with his family and dog and still occasionally attempts to play rugby.
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