Tom Shelton

Tom graduated from the University of Bradford in 2009. Following this he worked in a number of physiotherapy roles in Wakefield for the Mid Yorkshire NHS trust. He gravitated towards working with people with persistent or long-lasting painful conditions in

Tom graduated from the University of Bradford in 2009. Following this he worked in a number of physiotherapy roles in Wakefield for the Mid Yorkshire NHS trust. He gravitated towards working with people with persistent or long-lasting painful conditions in the Rheumatology service. Steadily moving south he joined what is now Connect Health Pain Services the year the Tour de France came to Yorkshire (2014). Perhaps following the route of the Peloton, he is now the lead clinician in the Barnsley and Sheffield services. He will openly tell anyone that clinicians and patients in South Yorkshire are the best out there.

Tom likes to think he knows a thing or two and values the role of research and evidence in managing pain, having completed his MSc in Health-related Research. He supports and contributes to the Physiotherapy Pain Association journal, Cochrane and the Flippin Pain Campaign. Tom has a clinical interest in Fibromyalgia/Chronic Widespread pain and has worked with a research group based at Sheffield Hallam University exploring how people with this condition find healthcare. Tom also thinks that the robots are coming for us all so does his best to put technology to good use in healthcare. Tom likes cycling, walking and the sound of rain on a tent.