Practitioners

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​Physiotherapy Clinic

Adeline Miles 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

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.​


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.​​


Sports Massage Clinic

Alice Rees - Sports Massage Clinic Manager

Alice Rees MSc qualified as a Sports Massage Practitioner in 2011 and is the Sports Massage Clinic Manager. 

Alice co-ordinates the day-to-day running of the Cardiff Met and corporate clinics. Additionally, she organises student massage support for charities at sporting events, including Bath Half Marathon (CLIC Sargent) and Newport Marathon (Mind). 

Alice worked as a therapist in the Cardiff Met clinic until 2014 when she left to commence her MSc Sports Rehabilitation. Alice has previously provided Sports Massage to International Rugby Union Teams during the Autumn International Series and is currently the Lead Soft Tissue Therapist for Scarlets Rugby.


Gary Dickinson - Senior Sports Massage Practitioner​

Gary Dickinson qualified as a Sports Massage Practitioner in 2008 and has worked within the Sports Massage Clinic since 2009.  

Gary has completed additional training in Advanced Anatomy, trigger point therapy, myofascial 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. 

Gary works on a Tuesday morning/afternoon, Wednesday evening and Thursday afternoon. 


Jamie Lewis​ - Senior Sports Massage Practitioner​

Jamie Lewis MSc, Advanced Level 5 Sports Therapist, has worked in Sports Massage Clinic since July 2012.  

Jamie 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.

Jamie works on a Monday and Wednesday afternoon.


Melissa Roberts​ - Junior Sports Massage Practitioner​

Melissa Roberts, SMA Level 5 Sports Massage Therapist, has experience in the Sports Massage Clinic since August 2018.

Melissa initially commenced work in the clinic as a work- based learning student whilst in her 3rd year of Undergraduate study in Sports Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage. She is one of Wales' top sprinters and this year (2019) was Welsh Senior Indoor 200m Champion  and British Senior Indoor 200m Bronze medallist. As an athlete herself, Melissa regularly has treatment to aid with her preparation and recovery from training and performance. She is able to use her own experiences as an athlete to guide and educate clients

Since qualifying Melissa has worked with numerous athletes in athletics, including many Great Britain and International representatives. In addition to this, she worked with Newport County AFC for the 2018/19 football season to widen her knowledge in the sporting environment. 

Melissa works on a Tuesday and Friday evening.