Dr Craig Ranson BSc, PgDIP (Sports Physiotherapy) PhD
Dr Ranson is Programme Director of the MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine at Cardiff Metropolitan University and a Physiotherapist with the Welsh National Rugby Team. Craig has provided Physiotherapy services at Cardiff Met for 6-years. His previous posts include UK Athletics Chief Physiotherapist and National Lead Physiotherapist to the England and Wales Cricket Board. Craig is a consultant to a variety of sporting organisations including the International Cricket Council and his research interests focus on the prevention and management of sports injury.
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 BSc 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 is currently undertaking her MSc in Sports Rehabilitation
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.
Kasia Adamczyk - Junior Sports Massage Practitioner
Kasia Adamczyk BSc qualified in July 2014 and since she has expanded her massage skills and incorporates specific stretches, soft tissue release and muscle energy techniques within her treatments.
She has delivered massage at regional trampolining, gymnastics and athletic competitions in 2014. She has also gained valuable experience working alongside MCCU cricket team in 2015. Kasia has worked with a range of individual and team sports, however her main interest is Olympic weight lifting.
Richard Williams - Junior Sports Massage Practitioner
Richard Williams BSc qualified as a practitioner in April 2016, and has been a member of the Sports Massage team since June 2016. Richard is currently training to become a Chartered Physiotherapist at the University of the West of England.
Richard has a particular interest in injury prevention and rehabilitation within football, and spent the 2015 – 2016 season working at the League 2 football club, Newport County, as a Sports Massage and Rehabilitation Therapist. He has an avid interest in motorsports, skiing, and futsal, and was responsible for implementing a successful injury prevention programme for the Cardiff Metropolitan University Futsal Squad during his undergraduate research project.
Leah Bitchell - Junior Sports Massage Practitioner
Leah Bitchell BSc qualified as a Sports Massage Practitioner in July 2014 and graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan University with a First Class Honours in Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage. As well as achieving a massage qualification during this degree she also received additional training in rehabilitation and taping techniques. Leah is currently undertaking a MSc in Sport and Exercise Science at Cardiff whilst providing stress-relief massage at our Corporate Clinic at Ty Admiral.
Leah has previously worked with a number of athletes from a non-elite to elite level which include Pedal Heaven cycling team, Cardiff Met Endurance Team, Welsh Triathlon and Cardiff City Football Club. Leah has worked with a variety of sports but is specifically interested in athletics.