Adeline Phillips BSc, MSc
Adeline is a senior lecturer in Cardiff Met with particular interest in the influence of gender on lower limb injuries and non contact ACL injuries. Her background in rehabilitation is utilised in her professional and teaching career as a physiotherapist, and year tutor and module leader in the MSc Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage undergraduate degree.
Andrew Kelly BSc, MSc (Sports Physiotherapy)
Andy has been practicing physiotherapy since 1998 and he has worked within the NHS, private practice and sports specific fields. Andy's background and research interests are in rugby and he has two years' experience working within a professional rugby club environment. In addition, Andy has been involved in consulting for a range of sports including Boxing, Rowing, Football, Hockey and Netball. He has provided physiotherapy services to students involved within BUCS competitions throughout his career and he also lectures on the BSc Sport Conditioning, Rehab and Massage degree at Cardiff Met - specialising in Anatomy, Sports Massage and Rehabilitation modules.
Dr Liba Sheeran BSc, PhD
Liba is a Consultant Physiotherapist to Welsh Athletics as well as University Lecturer and Researcher in Physiotherapy. Her research interests are in motor control of the spine, motion analysis, EMG, classification of back pain for personalised therapies, cortical and motor control response to innovative feedback motor learning interventions.
Nikki McLaughlin MSc, PgDip SEM
Nikki is the Director of Baseline Physiotherapy and provides Sports Physiotherapy to Wales Touch Rugby and U20’s Welsh Rugby following on from working at both the Olympics and Paralympics in 2012. He also works as an Occupational Health Physiotherapist and provides assessments and treatments to promote a healthier working environment.
Melissa Middleton BSc
Mel joined the Physiotherapy clinic in Oct 2014 and currently works two afternoons a week. Mel has extensive experience in musculoskeletal injuries and occupational health from working within the NHS and brings sports specific knowledge whilst working with local rugby teams. Mel is also undertaking a Masters in Manipulative Advanced Physiotherapy in Birmingham.
Elena Golder MOst
Elena is an osteopath and soft tissue therapist and also lectures in rehabilitation and sports massage on the BSc in Sports Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage programme at Cardiff Met. Elena has experience treating a range of sport and non sport-related musculoskeletal injuries and conditions and has a particular interest in efficient movement in endurance sport. Elena is fully registered with The General Osteopathic Council and The Sports Massage Association.
Alice Rees - Sports Massage Clinic Administrator
Alice Rees MSc qualified as a practitioner in 2011 and is the Sports Massage Clinic Administrator. She co-ordinates the practitioners and student practitioners within the Clinic and at events.
She has previously provided Sports Massage to New Zealand All Blacks, Argentina, Australia and Fiji rugby teams during the 2012 and 2013 Autumn International Series. During 2012 she provided massage provision to both the Celtic Dragons and Welsh Netball Team. Alice is currently the Lead Soft Tissue Therapist for Scarlets Rugby.
Gary Dickinson - Senior Sports Massage Practitioner
Gary Dickinson qualified as a Practitioner in 2008 and has worked within the Sports Massage Clinic since 2009. Gary has completed additional training in Advanced Anatomy, trigger point therapy, myofacial techniques, soft tissue release taping and strapping and positional release. He is currently a tutor in Sports Massage.
He has provided Sports Massage to the New Zealand All Blacks, Argentina and Australian rugby teams during their Autumn international campaigns and the Italian Rugby league team for the 2013 World Cup. During the run up to the 2012 London Olympics Games he provided sports massage support to team GB Basketball and the Indian Paralympic Discus team.
Jamie Lewis - Sports Massage Practitioner
Jamie Lewis MSc, Advanced Level 5 Sports Therapist, has worked in Sports Massage Clinic since July 2012. He specialises in muscle imbalances, postural correction and pain relief. Jamie is also an exercise instructor which helps combine his passions of health and exercise to promote personal well-being.
Jamie has worked with numerous athletes in various different sports including: rugby, triathlon and athletics. In addition to this he has provided massage treatment at a variety of sporting events including: London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games; Bingham Cup global rugby tournament (2012) and the Rugby World Cup in 2015. Additionally, in 2013 & 2015 he was a part of a team of therapists who travelled around the French Alps to work at the Trans-Provence point to point Mountain Bike series.
Leah Williams - Junior Sports Massage Practitioner
Leah Williams graduated in Sports Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage from Cardiff Metropolitan University, gaining her massage qualification in June 2017. Over the last year, Leah has gained work experience in professional sport and provided Sports Massage to the Wales 7's senior men's squad and Scarlets Rugby Team. Leah is currently a Sports Therapy Masters student in the University of Gloucester where she is extending her knowledge of sports injuries and gaining advanced soft tissue skills to enhance her treatments.
Courtney Harries - Junior Sports Massage Practitioner
Courtney Harries BSc, qualified as a Sports Massage Practitioner from Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2016. While working towards her degree and massage qualification, Courtney gained work experience with England Netball on their journey to the Commonwealth games, as well as Blues Rugby and Llanelli RFC. She has also worked at various sporting events including Cardiff Half Marathon, Swansea Half Marathon, England and Wales Police Judo Meet.
Since graduating Courtney has completed training in Sports Trauma Management with LUBAS and gained her gym instructor Level 2 qualification. Alongside working in the clinic, Courtney volunteers at Scarlets Rugby providing the first team and academy players with soft tissue treatment.
She has a keen interest in strength and conditioning, football and crossfit.